I woke up at 2:30 in the morning of 26th January, geared myself, mounted the luggage and saddle on by Motorcycle and left from home around 3. I planned to cross Pimpri-Chinchwad which is around 150 KM from Andheri and have my first break at 200 KM. I found a nice food joint at Kapurhol (70 KM before Satara) where I had pauva, vadapauv and two cups of tea. I felt fresh and started again at 8. The weather was wonderful and I decided to have my next stop after Kolhapur (200 KM from Kapurhol).
The roads were great and I could consistently cruise at 100-120 KM/hr on this strech. I reached Kolhapur at 10:45, had couple of glasses of Nimboo Pani and some biscuits as I wasn't that hungry. I gave some break to my bike as I was cruising at high speeds for long time. I met a group of travellers who were from Pune and going Gokarna. We had a long chat and exchanged our numbers and agreed to meet at Gokarana if I found travelling solo in Goa to be boring.
I left from there and decided to directly stop at Goa. My hostel was now at Anjuna instead of Vagator due to the cancellation issue. Anjuna was around 200 KM from Kolhapur and I left at 12 in the noon, crossed Maharashtra Border and entered Karnataka by 30 odd minutes. There's a detour for Amboli - Goa from Nippani in Karnataka. The route is Kolhapur (Maharashtra) - Nippani (Karnataka) - Amboli (Maharashtra) - Bardez (Goa), so you cross three states in a span of 2 hours !!
Amboli Ghat is the one of the most scenic place on the way to Goa (only if you go by Mumbai Banglore Highway detour Nippani) though it can't replace the actual charm of Mumbai Goa Highway i.e. NH 66.
Amboli to Sawantwadi is a beautiful strech with dense forest on both sides and around 20 KM of hilly roads. I reached Goa around 3 and checked in my hostel Cirrus. I was allotted an untidy hut in which I was supposed to stay. I quickly dismounted my saddle and luggage, went for a quick bath, wore my beach wear and went off to Ozran.
Ozran is one of the most beautiful beach in Goa and with a picturesque sunset. I played volleyball for sometime, went for swim, had a walk and I was bored.
Thinking of what to do next, I went back to hostel, changed my clothes and went to explore Goa on road. I turned on my GPS and went towards to Dudhsagar. It was around 75 KM from my place. I left at 8:30 in the night and reached Kulem at 11:00. I went through to some beautiful farms through nice single lane roads for most of part with minimum traffic. The peace of riding motorcycle in such a place is hard to describe.
At Kulem I was strictly denied by localites to go on till Dudhsagar as it's unsafe and presence of wild animals adds on to the danger. I gathered some courage and went on in spite of their denial till around 5 KMs. It was dense and dark as hell and I made a sensible to return back. I reached hostel by 3:30 and went off to sleep.