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Old 30th August 2006, 13:50   #1
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Planning to drive from Bangalore to Goa this weekend, i have been on long trips but not to goa, Can fellow bhpian's share thier views please?

How is the condition of the road? (We will be traveling in my alto)

How long does it take from here to reach goa (planning to stay at kalangod)

Where to fillup fuel from? (I normaly use shell super)

And what route should I take?? Did some googling, No solid stuff..

would really appreciate some help

Last but not the least not sure if this is the right section to post this thread, Mods please feel free to remove this if this post does not belong here
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Old 30th August 2006, 15:20   #2
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Try this:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...arh-swift.html

You could find others if you search, but really I liked this one.
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Old 30th August 2006, 16:10   #3
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Thanks Malludude, However most of my quesions still remain unanswered..

Come on people help me out....................

Ans yes, That is a neat post, nice pics too.. I will also upload the images and give tips for anyone who travels to goa............. I promise

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Old 30th August 2006, 18:26   #4
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Hi Knightrider,

If you have the days free with you, I suggest you drive in the day time rather than night time. In the night truck drivers are the kings and maniacs too.

This is the route you can choose to drive on, and the route is pretty cool too.
Bangalore - Tumkur - Chitadurga - Haveri - Hubli - Karwar - Margao - Panaji - Calangute

Donot take the hubli - Panaji route via Anmod Ghats that take you via mollem - Ponda to Goa please, that route is in a horrible state. Going at a speed of around 50 - 60 kmph average, you should be able to finish the 730 kilometers stretch to Calangute in around 13 - 14 hours.

Petrol bunks are plenty on the way, only ensure that you fuel yourself when the tank reaches half. Secondly between Hubli and Karwar I am not sure of the refueeling bunks .. so fuel up before going this way.

I dont advice driving in the night because 1. traffic is going to be a nightmare with blaring lights on you. 2. If you are driving with AC, the heat should not be a problem, and roads well visible.

Most of the road till Hubli is 2 x 2 which means its a one way zoom. You have plenty of dabba's on the way to stop, but I advice to stop at Kamat Upachar houses, they are one of the best, a little expensive but quite good.

Have a great trip!!! Ask me if you need more details.
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Old 30th August 2006, 21:05   #5
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People come on now, help me out please....................................
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Knight Rider, There are 3 routes to Goa from Bangalore :
1. Bangalore - Mangalore - Karwar - Goa
2. Bangalore - Shimoga - Karwar - Goa
3. Bangalore - Hubli - Goa

Route 1 is bit lengthy by 100 - 150 kms, but is the best. Roads are pretty good and traffic is not much, Mangalore to Goa route is very scenic, you pass thru Murudeshwar, Marawanthe etc. In Marawanthe, you can see the Arabian Sea on your left, pretty close to the highway.
Route 2 is 2nd best, good roads mostly, some places after Shimoga has narrow roads, traffic is negligible, route is scenic.
Route 3: pretty good roads thanks to Golden Quad project, but lotz of traffic, esp. heavy vehicles, since it connects Blore to Hubli, Pune & Mumbai.
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If you don't mind travling almost 700 km take the route1 suggested by finneyp. have been on that route this june and it is fantastic. it took me 10hr in an ikon 1.3.
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Take route 2 via Shimoga, u can stop at Jog Falls too, the roads are the best amongst three options listed. We usually manage 8 hours and a max of 10 hours depends on stops. route 2 is the best.

There is another route via Belgaum, man thats the best if you wanna offroad (due to the size of pot holes on the Londa Road), dont even think of this route
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what about the road befor e hubli, called yellapur road, I heard it is one helluva road
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what about the road before hubli called yellapur road
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just before hubli you take a left that leads to ankola, its also called the yellapur road.....it leads to karwar.
start early, have lunch in hubli, hit karwar by about 3 then head for goa from there. the traffic within goa is a bit heavy. you should be in calangute by about 6 in the evening. it takes me about 12 hours with all the stops for food and gas (i normally fill from the reliance bunk just before hubli) to get there from bangalore. many claim to do it faster though.

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Hey...... Thanks a lot people, I am thinking of making this journey worthwhile as my best friend is getting married in a couple of months time..

Anarchist, When was the last time you took this route man??

Off-roading aha, My poor alto ha ha

Where do I fillup fuel from people??
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you should get the Reliance pumps, unless you take route 2. not sure about route 2.
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If you go to Hubli, continue on the by-pass, and just before you complete the by-pass section and rejoin NH4 near Dharwad Instrial Area, you will get the left turn to Goa.
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Ah! a hat-trick for me in single thread :-)

A recent thread was discussing the roads on the BLR-Mangalore sector, and this was supposed to be bad after Sakaleshpur. So suggest route 3.
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