If you’ve had enough of Goa, these road trips from the state will take you to newer and unexplored places to make your weekends even better!
Goa is the ultimate holiday destination for travelers – for young people looking to party, couples looking to spend time together on their honeymoon, or families looking to spend time on the beaches or visit the many forts and churches. But what if you are done visiting Goa and fancy something more or you are a local who does not want to spend another day exploring the forts and beaches of the state , check out these road trips of the state that will make your long (and short) weekends better!
Road trips from Goa to plan a new experience
One of the closest hill stations to Goa, Amboli has stunning lush vegetation, winding roads and a beautiful waterfall. Located in the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats, the hill station is the perfect weekend getaway for those looking for something quieter and more intimate to spend time with their loved ones.
Distance from Goa: 118 kilometers
Another hill station close to Goa, Nersa is ideal for a fun family road trip. Visit the local temple, watch the birds en route to the place, and spend your weekend hiking and walking through the wilderness.
Distance from Goa: 79 kilometers
The popular hill station in Maharashtra is located a few hours drive from Goa and is an ideal road trip in case you have a long weekend at hand. A cool breeze, lush green trees and misty skies await you here, and Mahabaleshwar, another tourist spot, is close by – allowing you to make the most of your time there. Visit Dhom Dam Lake, go for walks and hikes, or just hang out at one of the many hotels and resorts for a quiet weekend, and we’re sure you’ll come back happy.
Distance from Goa: 379 kilometers
A paradise for nature lovers, Chorla Ghat is a great place for couples to spend some quality time together. Enjoy the plethora of flora and fauna here and spend time near the Twin Vajra waterfalls. Hike and trek in the wilderness spending time at this place which is a trijunction between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Distance from Goa: 68 kilometers
If you are looking for a getaway that involves beaches but don’t want to spend time in Goa anymore, a Gokarna road trip is what you need. The place is relatively less explored, visited mostly by those looking for offbeat destinations, and full of hotels and homestays to spend the weekend in.
Distance from Goa: 144 kilometers
Among the many attractions that await you in Dandeli is rafting, which makes it a fun adventure activity to do during the weekend. Enjoy activities such as angling and game drives and spend time in nature with your loved ones, while letting the calm wash over you and relax you.
Distance from Goa: 103 kilometers
An ideal escape from the beaches of Goa is Netravali Falls. Pass through many breathtaking spots before reaching the peaceful rubber plantations, which will take you deeper into the forest and closer to Netravali Falls. Spend some time here or hike here just after the rains, when the green cover is at its best, for the most breathtaking sights you never knew you had to see!
Distance from Goa: 80 kilometers
Mahabaleshwar is one of the most amazing road trips from Goa. Located close to Panchgani, it is a great place to visit during the long weekend to relax and enjoy strawberries and cream. Sip chai and curl up with a book while soaking up the stunning peaks, or hike and trek through nature to make the most of your time there.
Distance from Goa: 391 kilometers
If you and your partner are looking for some quiet time together, visit Kudremukh on weekends and soak up the beauty of nature. The place is also home to the Kudremukh National Park, which is a great place for wildlife viewing, as well as a plethora of short and long treks you can do from here.
Distance from Goa: 393 kilometers
Hampi is an amazing destination to visit on weekends, and its proximity to the state makes it an ideal destination to visit from Goa by road. The place is home to stunning ancient sites, temples and architectural marvels, as well as resorts in case you just want to relax and not explore. If nothing else, take a coracle ride in the water and have a fun experience!
Distance from Goa: 316 kilometers