Want to plan out my travel of Western Ghats through Konkan Railway

#1 Nov 20th, 2012, 12:27
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Hi guys,

Me and my wife are planning to visit Goa soon. This will be a first for both of us. I know that the Christmas to New Year period is very busy and we do not want too much crowd. Our wish is to see Goa and combine that with a ride on Konkan Railway through Western Ghats. Some of the questions we had were...

1. Is Feb/March an OK period to visit Goa? Are the waters warm enough for a dip?
2. I will be in Pune at that time. I want to know if taking a Konkan railway train from Pune to Madgaon will give me the same beauty of Western Ghats as taking a Konkan railway train from Mumbai to Madgaon?
3. My draft plan is to take train from Pune/Mumbai to Madgaon. Take a break there for 3-4 days and see Goa. Then take a train again from madgaon to mangalore. Follow that up with a return flight to Pune from Mangalore.
4. The other option we were thinking is take a flight from Pune to Mangalore. And then take train from Mangalore to madgaon. Break at madgaon and see Goa. Then take a train from Madgaon to Pune/Mumbai.

Friends - Need your advice on the above points. Appreciate the help!
#2 Nov 20th, 2012, 13:40
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In the land of awesomeness
  • aarosh is offline
If you want to enjoy the scenery then take a day train from Mumbai to Madgaon.
#3 Nov 20th, 2012, 15:52
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North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Golghar is offline
The Pune-Madgaon route via Miraj and Londa isn't as spectacular as the coastal route (please remember that only the coastal route is run by the Konkan Railway: referring to the former as "Konkan Railway" is likely to lead to confusion) but it has its own charm.

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