I love the vast expansive shots in James Bond movies, where the action is set on coastal roads in foreign locales. Never did I imagine that India too has a similar coastal road. The roads in Konkan, may not be as smooth as the ones shown in Hollywood, but the views here are indeed as spectacular as ones you see abroad.
The coastal road in Konkan falls on the Maharashtra SH-4. We only covered the road between Diveagar and Velas Beach. The road, however, extends all the way from Alibaug to Goa. On the way, the road cuts through Ghats and rivers that flow from the Sahayadris into the Arabian Sea. There are ferries that are used for river crossings. Almost all vehicles including huge buses can be driven onto the ferry at one end, and driven off when you reach the other end of the coast. For me, this was a unique novelty, even though for the locals here it is just a way of life.