Know More about Mumbai Goa National Highway

Planning to go Goa by road on your vacations this season? If yes is your answer, your wait for those most awaited vacations ends here! Traversing the paths of the scenic Western Ghats would be a lifetime experience. Your Mumbai to Goa journey by road would be covered on the National Highway 17 or NH17. Running through the western coast of India and lying parallel to the Western Ghats, this national highway is the major connectivity between Panvel (South Mumbai) to Kochi (situated in Kerala).

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The 1,296 km long NH17 is ranked seventh longest amongst all the Indian national highways. Designed beautifully, the Mumbai Goa Highway touches the stunning Arabian Sea at Maravanthe in Karnataka and bewitching Thalassery in Kerala. Being a major development in the road transportation, the highway connects various small cities as well as towns of Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka. It also consists some parts of old NH47 that connected Kochi to Kanyakumari.

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Travelers would definitely enjoy their Mumbai Goa road travel, as the road on NH17 is quite narrow, however it lacks dividers on most of the parts. Owing to the residential aspect around it, the average driving speed is lesser in comparison to other National Highways like NH3, NH4 or NH8. You might face smooth road on some parts while there would be uneven surfaces at some stretches. Here it is noteworthy that overtaking or rash driving can be dangerous, so avoid doing them at the Mumbai Goa Highway.

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On your entry to the land of beaches i.e., Goa, you will be welcomed by the picturesque landscapes, a positive ambiance and lush greenery sprawling all across the state. On your NH17 route, you would cross the beautiful cities of Margao, Panaji, Canacona, Mapusa, Cuncolim and Pernem in Goa. Though your route would be filled with bumps, steep raises, curves, uneven bends or narrow paths, rest assured for a happy traveling experience with your close buddies! And Goa will embrace you with all the love and affection, which would never let you go away from its irresistible charm.

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