Lonely Planet Writer

Roads gridlocked as travellers flock to Goa for long weekend

National Highway 17 en route to Goa.
National Highway 17 en route to Goa. Image by abcdz2000 / CC BY-SA 2.0

The highway from Mumbai to Goa has been blocked by spectacular traffic jams as hundreds of thousands of Mumbaikers head south from the city for the holiday weekend. With Maharashtra Day on Friday and Buddha Purnima on Monday, people have a four-day weekend, and many are choosing to spend it on the sunny Goan coast – or as events have turned out, stuck in traffic on National Highway 17. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com