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Old 14th April 2015, 17:05   #61
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Any one has recent (road condition) updates on the Belgaum - Chorla - Sanquelim - Mapusa route?
I did this route in March first weekend. Absolutely brilliant surface, narrow lanes but excellent condition of the tarmac. Pure bliss to drive/ride !
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Did this route from Hyderabad to Goa, via Bellary and then Belgaum. Road surface is excellent, however very scary due to the narrow tarmac and rash dumper trucks rushing down at full speed, without horns and weak brakes.
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One word"Excellent" . Well laid tarmac.But one needs to look out are the errand dumper trucks that are driven by drivers with a death wish.
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I made a weekend trip to Goa and took the Pune - Kolhapur - Belgaum - Chorla - Panaji route.

Chorla ghat currently is immensely beautiful; the monsoon has brought the place alive. The greenery, the waterfalls and the fresh air are very enticing and make for a wonderful drive. The tar seems freshly laid and has held together despite the monsoon.

The only downside? EVERY stream of water flowing through attracts tons of rowdy tourists who park their cars very haphazardly along the road. Some sections of the ghat have bad visibility due to low hanging clouds and navigating through the people and parked cars can get dangeours. And these tourists know only one form of enjoyment: taking off clothes and sitting under the waterfall with alcohol and then eating food where they park. That means, a bucket load of alcohol bottles and disposable cutlery strewn all over.

At the Goa Excise check post at the Goa end of the ghat, I stopped and informed an officer about it. He said they try to object but most people threaten the officers.

It's completely worth the drive, just be careful.
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The tar seems freshly laid and has held together despite the monsoon.
Nice report there Belgaum-Chorla ghat-Goa new road was built by end 2012-Jan 2013. Since then, the tar has not been relaid even once !! So what tar you saw is 3.5 years old which has survived the brunt of heavy rainfall and traffic for those many years together but still going strong.
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Interesting to note this. Seems a flower named "Karvi" has begun blooming after a gap of 8 years in Western ghats. It has already made its arrival on the Chorla ghat. Calls for a visit to check out if the landscapes in this region indeed appear different ( I have no time though, not for the next 2 months atleast )

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The flower is karvi or strobilanthes callosa, the species of it presently blooming in the Chorla Ghats being one that sees flowering after a gap of eight years - a rare blooming, which will turn patches of the Western Ghats into carpets of purple. Endemic to the Western Ghats, the karvi is preparing for mass-blooming, as it always does, in several patches of the ghats, including at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.
Read more here - http://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/T...w/54038122.cms
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