Goa to Khojuraho a self-driven road trip. On 20th of October (2017) at a very young age i.e., sixty-five I embarked on an approximately 4000 kilometers road journey along with my girlfriend Asha (she happens to be my wife also (age 57) from Panaji, Goa. The route I had chosen was Panaji> Poona > Nashik > Indore > Bhopal > Khojuraho > Bandhavgarh tiger reserve> Jabalpur > Kanha tiger reserve > Nagpur > Aurangabad > Poona > Panaji, Goa. Obviously my friends and relatives advised me not to drive but to take a driver or go by flight! I was repeatedly told that I am in vulnerable age and therefore not to take risk. Unknown road, unknown destinations and unknown people etc. were in fact a challenge. These people had limited influence on me on my decision but major concern was from my wife! She didn’t know whether to swallow or spit! She didn’t want me to go alone at the same time she was scared to travel such a long distance! (I am bit of aggressive driver of course!) The intense concern about me ultimately took over and she was willing to join me! The ‘maps of India’ were a great help in deciding route and also assessing the distances. The distances shown in ‘search’ were quite accurate. We did have problem at times on google maps and navigation often due to snapping of connectivity. But overall satisfactory navigation! I had decided not drive after 5pm and take complete rest on the day of driving. Secondly I had decided to park my car in the hotel in whichever city we are and hire a cab to site seeing. Third we would drive about 200 kilometers and maximum 500 kilometers in one stretch. We would begin driving around 8 in the morning for short journey and around 6 am on a long journey. The early start was to avoid the city traffic and also enough time to reach before dark even if there is some impediment. I found that this early morning start had an advantage since we used to reach the destination well in time for lunch which would extra comfort of nap thereafter. The car was Mercedes E class.