Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th August 2011, 17:36   #1
BHPian
 
voodoochild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune, Bangalore
Posts: 419
Thanked: 174 Times
Default Pune-BLR Solo Ride

Hello folks,
Am planning to head from Pune to Bangalore in the first week of September on my Roadking. No Iron-Butt business, just a slow ride via Goa, Honnavar and Shimoga. Choosing between NH4 and NH17 I'm biased toward the relatively quieter, slower, scenic and less traffic-populated (am I right?) NH17. Now I'm a bit unsure of which route to the NH17 would offer me more of the above. I was thinking:

1) Pune - Tamhini Ghat - SH 97 - Mangaon
2) Pune - NH4 - Panchgani - Mahabaleshwar - NH17

Any other suggestions? I'd probably cover just about 350-400km a day. Am not on any time-bound schedule, so longer routes dont matter if they're more peaceful. Except that I will need to get to decent accomodation by nightfall.

Cheers,
Rahul
voodoochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2011, 17:46   #2
BHPian
 
WDM007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 236
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Re: Pune-BLR Solo Ride

Go for the route 2, via Panchgani because:

1> Road conditions are good
2> Sight seeings are more on this patch like: Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad etc.
3> Tamhini Ghat route is comparatively less secured
4> Tamhini Ghat route do not have much facilities on the route as compared to the other.
WDM007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2011, 17:58   #3
BHPian
 
voodoochild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune, Bangalore
Posts: 419
Thanked: 174 Times
Default Re: Pune-BLR Solo Ride

Wow, that was quick, thanks! By facilities, i'm hoping you mean petrol bunks? Also, would Ratnagiri (or somewhere close by) have decent accomodation for a night?
voodoochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2011, 18:51   #4
BHPian
 
WDM007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 236
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Re: Pune-BLR Solo Ride

Just a quick update ->

Its Ganesh festival from 1 to 10 Sept. This is a major festival for people in konkan area, they travel home towns from Mumbai. The roads are congested, especially the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

so dont expect quieter, slower, less-traffic road.
WDM007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2011, 13:48   #5
BHPian
 
voodoochild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune, Bangalore
Posts: 419
Thanked: 174 Times
Default Re: Pune-BLR Solo Ride

Have decided to take the Tamhini ghat anyway. Will be stopping over at Ratnagiri, Goa, Gokarna (or honnavara), then straight home to Bengaluru!!
voodoochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chennai - Pune - Shirdi - Tirupati - Chennai! Solo Ride of 3,100 kms Srini76 Travelogues 6 22nd February 2014 15:36
Blr-Pune-Mahabaleshwar-Ganapatipule-Blr (6days, 5 nights, loads of pictures and fun) Lukeskywalker Travelogues 56 1st October 2009 13:17
Wedding bells in the hills!::Pune-BLR-Mysore-Masinagudy-Ooty-Gudalur-Mysore-BLR-Pune pjbiju Travelogues 15 25th March 2009 14:25
BLR-HYD-BLR-CHENNAI-BLR - Road conditions report PatchyBoy Travelogues 8 6th July 2008 17:05


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:04.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks