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Old 4th October 2012, 21:19   #136
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Now that we are all set with the places of visit, any inputs on stop overs for breakfast during our onward journey to Kalasa from Bangalore?

We are planning to start from Bangalore (Marathhalli) at 5.00AM.

Route: Bangalore -Hassan - Belur - Mudigere - Kottigehara - Kelagur -Kalasa
5 am departure from Marathalli would make you reach Bellur Cross by around 7.30 am. You have Mayura just after Bellur Cross towards your left. After that you have Kamat and Aadya's Athithi. The next better place to have breakfast would be in Hassan. Hotel Suvarna or Kadamba.

Hoysala Resort is not worth a stop for breakfast if you are just passing by.
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5 am departure from Marathalli would make you reach Bellur Cross by around 7.30 am. You have Mayura just after Bellur Cross towards your left. After that you have Kamat and Aadya's Athithi. The next better place to have breakfast would be in Hassan. Hotel Suvarna or Kadamba.

Hoysala Resort is not worth a stop for breakfast if you are just passing by.
Thanks much mate. points noted
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We drove through Malnad in the last two weeks. It is green, beautiful and lovely.

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Avoid travelling in Malnad area of Shimoga district in Karnataka for next few days. Heavy rains continue in the district. A portion of road between Shimoga and Tirthahalli on NH 63 is submerged in Backwaters of Tunga river near Mandagadde. Hulikal Ghat and surroundings have been battered with heavy rains in last two days. Coastal Karnataka and Coorg is also battered by rains in last few days and many rivers are overflowing.
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Avoid travelling in Malnad area of Shimoga district in Karnataka for next few days. Heavy rains continue in the district. A portion of road between Shimoga and Tirthahalli on NH 63 is submerged in Backwaters of Tunga river near Mandagadde. Hulikal Ghat and surroundings have been battered with heavy rains in last two days. Coastal Karnataka and Coorg is also battered by rains in last few days and many rivers are overflowing.
I was actually planning to drive to Shimoga, i have to re plan now :-(. Anyway thanks for the update sir...
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Avoid travelling in Malnad area of Shimoga district in Karnataka for next few days. Heavy rains continue in the district. A portion of road between Shimoga and Tirthahalli on NH 63 is submerged in Backwaters of Tunga river near Mandagadde. Hulikal Ghat and surroundings have been battered with heavy rains in last two days. Coastal Karnataka and Coorg is also battered by rains in last few days and many rivers are overflowing.
Thanks for the update. Any idea regarding the Shimoga-Sagara-Jog falls road? We were planning to drive to Jog falls next weekend.
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Happened to see this lovely video on Monsoon in Western Ghats by Award winning filmmaker and Wildlife photographer - Sandesh Kadur.

Take a look.


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I am planning for a drive to coastal Karnataka in first week of October. Any suggestions or updates on road conditions would be helpful
Routes :
Sringeri to Udupi
Udupi - all the way to Gokarna via Murudeshwara
Gorkarna - Jog and Bangalore.

Thanks in advance.
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I am planning for a drive to coastal Karnataka in first week of October. Any suggestions or updates on road conditions would be helpful
Routes :
Sringeri to Udupi
Udupi - all the way to Gokarna via Murudeshwara
Gorkarna - Jog and Bangalore.

Thanks in advance.
I am assuming you plan to travel from Bangalore to Sringeri (via chikmaglur)
From Sringeri -> Agumbe ->Someshwara -> Hebri -> udupi.

Roads are narrow, Expect bad roads from bottom of Agumbe till hebri.

Udupi - Gokarna. There is only one route for you. stick to the NH irrespective of its condition. I know the roads are under construction till Kundapur(diversions are there but road is decent) Havent travelled beyond that in 2013. Typically this route gets battered during monsoons. But this is the only route you got.

To go to Jog falls, you might have to come down to Honnavar.

I also suggest you to post this query in Art of travelling to udupi/Mangalore. It is a very active thread and plenty of locals can guide you
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I am assuming you plan to travel from Bangalore to Sringeri (via chikmaglur)
From Sringeri -> Agumbe ->Someshwara -> Hebri -> udupi.

Roads are narrow, Expect bad roads from bottom of Agumbe till hebri.
Thanks for your response, Yes I am planning to leave early from Bangalore and reach Sringeri for overnight stay after Horanadu darshan.
In Google maps, there is also another route from Sringeri via Karkala, so was also thinking about that?

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I also suggest you to post this query in Art of travelling to udupi/Mangalore. It is a very active thread and plenty of locals can guide you
Yes, I will post in this thread. Many Thanks for your inputs.
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We were driving back yesterday morning from Tirthahalli. A lovely road. Overcast sky.

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Time to plan for monsoon drives in Western ghats!
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I am planning for a few drives in June-July-August to live through monsoon rains. Can anyone of you please suggest a couple of day trips, and a couple of trips with 1 night halt? Starting from Bangalore. Thanks in advance.
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I am planning for a few drives in June-July-August to live through monsoon rains. Can anyone of you please suggest a couple of day trips, and a couple of trips with 1 night halt? Starting from Bangalore. Thanks in advance.
Day trips would be difficult. Because all distance would be in access of 200-250km. You will need at least a night halt.
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With the onset of the monsoon, how will the roads be? Conventional wisdom says they deteriorate, especially in the ghats. Thanks.
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I am planning to go for a solo Malnad monsoon drive during 15th Aug long weekend. Here is the drive plan.

Aug 13
Electronics City(Bangalore)-> Mudigere->Charmady Ghats->Kalasa (Stay overnight)

Aug 14
Kalasa->Sringeri->Agumbe->Kundadri Hill->Sakleshpur-> Hassan (Stay overnight)

Aug 15
Hassan -> Electronics City(Bangalore)

As I am going solo, I plan to drive leisurely with a max of 7 hrs a day. Google map says its doable with the current plan. My intention is to just see and enjoy the beauty of Western Ghats. Please let me know if anyone has done this route recently and know the road conditions. Are there any particular things which I need to be aware of while taking this journey?
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