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Old 7th November 2012, 20:05   #1
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Can anyone suggest some place, ex-bangalore, about 300-500 kms away where one can spend a quite diwali. That means, a place where the locals do not spend a lot of time bursting crackers.

I was wondering if there was such a place within Karnataka. Any suggestion on how the coastal belt will be during this time?

We are not looking at jungle options because we want to be relatively closer to medical/emergency facilities etc. So prefer a beachside near the coastal belt which is worth spending 3 days at.

Any other suggestions are welcome too. I dont mind going further if it entails travel on the Golden quad toward Mumbai.

We will travel by the Linea.

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We are not looking at jungle options because we want to be relatively closer to medical/emergency facilities etc. So prefer a beachside near the coastal belt which is worth spending 3 days at.
Try Murudeshwar, there is Naveen Residency right on the beach with balconies overlooking the beach.
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Can anyone suggest some place, ex-bangalore, about 300-500 kms away where one can spend a quite diwali. That means, a place where the locals do not spend a lot of time bursting crackers.



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The central & Malabar region of Kerala does not celebrate Diwali. Those places would be a good place to enjoy a noiseless Diwali.

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Hello all,

Can anyone suggest some place, ex-bangalore, about 300-500 kms away where one can spend a quite diwali. That means, a place where the locals do not spend a lot of time bursting crackers.

I was wondering if there was such a place within Karnataka. Any suggestion on how the coastal belt will be during this time?

We are not looking at jungle options because we want to be relatively closer to medical/emergency facilities etc. So prefer a beachside near the coastal belt which is worth spending 3 days at.

Any other suggestions are welcome too. I dont mind going further if it entails travel on the Golden quad toward Mumbai.

We will travel by the Linea.

Thanks
Kadamane Estates at Sakleshpur can be an option along with Valparai.However getting bookings at this late moment for any place within the country is going to be quite difficult considering that its a very long weekend.If you do manage to get them,in all probability you might end up paying a premium.
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Look for a place that houses a bird santuary like vedanthangal in TN where people generally don't light up crackers.
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Hello all,

Can anyone suggest some place, ex-bangalore, about 300-500 kms away where one can spend a quite diwali. That means, a place where the locals do not spend a lot of time bursting crackers.
You know what? It was just today evening that I was asking people around me for ideas for places I could escape to. I've really sensitive hearing and I absolutely hate the noise, booms, and bangs every year during diwali. I wish people would be more considerate with the bombs.

I'm from Hyderabad. Can anyone suggest good places to hide my ears this diwali?
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why not http://gorukana.org/ ...to and fro from Bangalore would be around 500 kms and the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) run by Dr Sudarshan is nearby.Please note , this hospital is not Apollo / Sagar but is for the Soliga tribes. Once when we were on a trek , we did get an opportunity to visit them for a medical emergency and which the doctor did attend.
Do ignore if you are very particular about nearness to a town for advanced medical needs.
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You know what? It was just today evening that I was asking people around me for ideas for places I could escape to. I've really sensitive hearing and I absolutely hate the noise, booms, and bangs every year during diwali. I wish people would be more considerate with the bombs.

I'm from Hyderabad. Can anyone suggest good places to hide my ears this diwali?
If I were you, a few take aways from my wish list would be as below -

1. Ahobilam - but for this you really need to look for accommodation
2. Chintapalli forest range - Bhadrachalam to Rampachodavaram or maredumilli - Tourism GH is there
3. Dindi - Tourism GH is there
4. Araku Vally - if not visited already
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Great that OP created thread on this, I was myself thinking ways to escape the crackers madness. Any ideas for North, where cracker bursting is even severe. Any quiet areas in & around Himachal, Punjab...?
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Diwali is not celebrated in most of kerala.

You could go to munnar, wayanad, kumarakom backwaters in kottayam and a lot of places where you will have complete peace of mind.

All the best with your plans. Happy 'peaceful' diwali in advance.
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Great that OP created thread on this, I was myself thinking ways to escape the crackers madness. Any ideas for North, where cracker bursting is even severe. Any quiet areas in & around Himachal, Punjab...?
If you are ready to spend a bit, give a shot to Marigold cottages in Mashobra, 20 km from Shimla. I had been there last Diwali, they had about 30 minutes of cracker bursting on the 1st day, but it was limited to noiseless crackers. They have cottages for stay, it's pure veg and a bit isolated, which guarantees that you can spend your vacation in peace.

Here is their site: http://www.marigoldcottagesshimla.com/main.html

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If you are ready to spend a bit, give a shot to Marigold cottages in Mashobra, 20 km from Shimla. it's pure veg and a bit isolated, which guarantees that you can spend your vacation in peace
Thnaks, looks great. Yes budget is not an issue but "pure veg" is. Cannot think of a Diwali sans non-veg!
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Thnaks, looks great. Yes budget is not an issue but "pure veg" is. Cannot think of a Diwali sans non-veg!
Same here, I'm a hardcore non-veggie too But the veg food there is quite decent. You can drive to Shimla if you need non-veg (there might be restaurants in Mashobra serving non-veg, but we didn't give it a try).
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That means, a place where the locals do not spend a lot of time bursting crackers.
Actually you can visit any town with a population of less than 1 lakh, provided there is a good hotel/lodge available. It's only the city dwellers who burst crackers 'non-stop' during festivals.
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The central & Malabar region of Kerala does not celebrate Diwali. Those places would be a good place to enjoy a noiseless Diwali.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I am only worried about getting to Kannur side by road from Bangalore. It would be 400+ kms but it is extremely tough (in my view) on a sedan. Bathery route or mangalore route is bad, is what I hear but this is a good idea. Thanks..

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You know what? It was just today evening that I was asking people around me for ideas for places I could escape to. I've really sensitive hearing and I absolutely hate the noise, booms, and bangs every year during diwali. I wish people would be more considerate with the bombs.

I'm from Hyderabad. Can anyone suggest good places to hide my ears this diwali?
Srisailam is a good idea, i think.

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why not http://gorukana.org/ ...to and fro from Bangalore would be around 500 kms and the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) run by Dr Sudarshan is nearby.Please note , this hospital is not Apollo / Sagar but is for the Soliga tribes. Once when we were on a trek , we did get an opportunity to visit them for a medical emergency and which the doctor did attend.
Do ignore if you are very particular about nearness to a town for advanced medical needs.
not particular about advanced medical care. I checked out the site at at 3.5 to 4k, it is a bit out of what I want to budget for the trip. I am looking to spend 3 nights so thats going to add up quite a lot. Thanks for sharing though. I can visit sometime for a night or something.

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Diwali is not celebrated in most of kerala.

You could go to munnar, wayanad, kumarakom backwaters in kottayam and a lot of places where you will have complete peace of mind.

All the best with your plans. Happy 'peaceful' diwali in advance.
am a Native of Cherai so I wanted to keep south kerala as a last option. Plus I do not want to drive in TN with a KA registered car. Cos I know my luck

I stayed at Murudeshwar few times before and I am not really looking forward to going to that particular beach site again.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am leaning towards north kerala now. Does anyone have feedback on what people on the coastal karnataka side do on diwali? A colleague told me that mangalore can be loud. What about the stretch between mangalore and Goa.. any feedback on that?
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