Hi Frns.. !! I am Dr.Vivek from Belgaum,Karnataka. I wish to give the latest update on Belgaum to Goa by road via Chorla ghat. I mainly intend to help all those enthusiast travellers,Bikers from Karnataka ( south side- Bangalore) Maharashtra,Andhra pradesh who are planning a trip to Goa and would also like to enjoy the scenic western ghats enroute and most importantly to ensure them a good road condition for a smoother drive. Firstly,the distance from Belgaum ( landmark- central bus stand ) to Panjim,Goa ( landmark - Panjim Ktc central bus stand ) Via Chorla is 120 kms. Its the shortest route when compared to Belgaum-Panajim via NH4A i.e 154 kms ( at present the worst road ) and Belgaum - Amboli - sawantwadi - NH17 - Panjim i.e 164 kms ( next best to Belgaum-Chorla-Goa). Well, after travelling in the southern direction from Belgaum bus stand taking the College road,congress road ( NH4A or Khanapur road as we locals call ) and crossing third railway gate on this congress road you finally reach Peeranwadi cross.It is at this point where you see a Y shaped diversion from NH4A. Take the right diversion and head straight for Goa via Chorla Ghat. This stretch from Peeranwadi cross to karnataka-goa border (60 kms) is recently asphalted with triple layer tar,the work being finished just a month back.only a mere 200 metres on the way is still not tarred due to some unknown reasons. Once you hit this road you will yourself realise the excellent quality of road.Its a two lane road with appropriate markings where 2 buses can easily pass by. A very smooth road which cuts through dense forests of western ghats i.e the chorla ghat.This road in Karnataka limits was earlier the worst possible road but recently Karnataka Govt. has upgraded it fully. From Goa border again the road is very smooth but older compared to Karnataka. Enroute you will get Surla water falls,wildernest jungle resort Chorla and many other water falls with breath taking hill valley views.You will pass by Sanquelim town Goa and finally touch the NH4A again and then Via Ribander bypass you will reach Panjim central bus stand or Mandovi bridge Parking. From here you can travel in all directions of Goa.This journey ( if non stop ) can be done in just 2 hrs 30 mins flat out at a safe driving speed. The traffic is not much at present but can be expected to rise as recently many of the Karnataka state Govt buses,private multi axle Volvo buses(Goa- Mumbai,Goa-Hyderabad,Banaglore) are plying on this route owing to its excellent tarmac condition.I am quite sure this is the best connecting link from Karnataka to Goa in the whole of Karnataka state. There is a news around that even NH4A is going to be four laned but its a long way to go. So guys at present this is the best route you can find and I am sure you will agree once you yourself get down on this road. Finally to Aon march 10,2013. I will be attaching few images of the road too.My sincere apologies for skyscraper city and other sites for taking few photos from their sites as i did not have a good camera but my sole intention is to show you - thats how the road is exactly at present.Anyways the photos with dio are my own. Check them out - - - Updated - - - Sorry for a typing mistake out there. I meant - finally to support my update I would like to tell you that I have personally travelled on this road recently on my Honda Dio on 10th March 2013.