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Old 1st November 2016, 20:28   #241
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Went to Kollur on 29th. Drove via Magadi-Hasan-Chikmagalur-Sringeri-Agumbe-Jadkal. I stayed at Jadkal Estate which is around 10kms before Kollur. The route was good except some patches between Belur and Chikmagalur were bad.

Started at 6:30am, stopped for breakfast at Adigas Grand after Kunigal. Stopped at Sringeri for an hour and half for Darshan and lunch. Reached Jadkal around 5:30pm.

Came back via Kollur-Nagara-Shimoga-Arsikere-Chennarayapatna-Magadi today. The highway from Shimoga onwards is not in great shape. Bad patches, too many speed breakers and slow moving traffic. Decided not to go to Tumkur but head to Chennarayapatna. That drive was superb though it rained cats and dogs. The traffic on Hassan - Nelamangala stretch was high with everyone coming back from holidays. So decided to go via Magadi. Started at 8:40am from Jadkal. Had three breaks in between. Reached home around 7:00pm.
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Old 5th January 2017, 16:43   #242
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Alternately, you can do Bangalore-Sringeri, stay overnight there and head to Horandu next day, visit the temple and head back to Bangalore after lunch.

Check this post (Road trip to Horanadu and Sringeri) for a Bangalore-Sringeri day trip update.
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Well, he can still do Kalasa - Kuduremukha - SK Border - Bajagoli - Naravi - Guruvayanakere - Ujire - Dharmasthala.

Equally scenic and perhaps more straight roads through this scenery for some lovely photogenic locations with almost minimal traffic from Kalasa till SK Border.


And for the overall itinerary, even keeping the scenery in mind, Bangalore - Chikmagalur - Aldur - Jayapura - Sringeri - Kuduremukha - Kalasa - Horanadu - Kalasa - Kottigehara -Charmadi - Ujire - Dharmasthala - Gundya - Sakleshpur - Hassan - Bangalore .

That way, you get to do both the scenic routes between Sringeri - Kuduremukha and as well the Charmadi Ghats.
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- Go till Chikkamagulur.
- Ask for Aldur road or directions to Serai (Its on Aldur road)
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I want to do a Bangalore - Sringeri - Horanadu - Dharmasthala trip on a weekend in July.
This trip did not materialize. Now I am planning to visit the following places from Jan 26 th to Jan 29th.

Jan 26th - Whitefield - Sringeri (have lunch at temple) - Kollur. Arrive Kollur in the evening.

Stay - Beena Residency or Mookambika Palace

Jan 27th - Visit Kodachadri. Any suggestions?

Jan 28th - Kollur - Udupi - Horanadu - Dharmasthala. Stay in Dharmathala

Stay - Netravathi- https://www.shridharmasthala.org/por.../netravathi-2/
Jan 29th - Dharmasthala to Bangalore

From your previous inputs, here is the map that I prepared.

https://goo.gl/maps/B4cfUBsXCHK2

Please let me know your suggestions. Is there any dress code to be followed in these temples. Are there any more places to be covered. As always, I would like a scenic drive even though it is slightly longer.

Thanks in advance.
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Jan 27th - Visit Kodachadri. Any suggestions?
pramod - you can also drive down to Sigandur from Kollur. I had asked a few locals how the roads are when I was there last week and they said its pretty decent but I would take that with a pinch of salt. Having said that, it would be a super drive through some twisty roads. If you are driving a high GC car, you could try https://goo.gl/maps/JdgP3nkUEr32

Else you can visit ottinene beach or even kodi bendre beach if you are in the mood for some sun & sand or even visit this super private beach which abirnale discovered near murudeshwara https://goo.gl/maps/5SRZKbUJVXT2. Check this post
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I will be doing Shivamogga > Narasimharajapura > Bengaluru tomorrow.

Which road do you recommend upto NR Pura?
1. Shivamogga - Gajanuru - Sakrebylu - NR Pura
2. Shivamogga - Umblibail - NR Pura

From NR Pura to Bengaluru
1. NR Pura - Bhadravati - Bengaluru OR
2. NR Pura - Balehonnur - Chikkamagaluru - Bengaluru?

If it is the second one, any good food stops in Chikkamagaluru?

Route which is scenic(with curves) with lesser traffic is preferred. TIA.

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From NR Pura to Bengaluru
1. NR Pura - Bhadravati - Bengaluru OR
2. NR Pura - Balehonnur - Chikkamagaluru - Bengaluru?
I would choose the route via Balehonnur as I know that Bhadravati - Kadur is a pain to drive especially if you get your timings wrong. Having said that, im not sure about the road conditions between NR Pura - Balehonnur but the rest is beautiful twisty tarmac

If you are not sure about NR Pura - Balehonnur, you could drive NR Pura - Koppa - Jayapura - Balehonnur, Which I know is in a good shape based on inputs from friends who drove in Feb.

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If it is the second one, any good food stops in Chikkamagaluru?
2 places that I have eaten at is Town canteen & Annapurna (opposite bus stand). Food is good but dont expect "ambiance". Else you could always get to Hassan, where you have many more options.
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I would choose the route via Balehonnur as I know that Bhadravati - Kadur is a pain to drive especially if you get your timings wrong. Having said that, im not sure about the road conditions between NR Pura - Balehonnur but the rest is beautiful twisty tarmac

If you are not sure about NR Pura - Balehonnur, you could drive NR Pura - Koppa - Jayapura - Balehonnur, Which I know is in a good shape based on inputs from friends who drove in Feb.
Thanks procrj. I ended up including Horanadu in the trip. Had awesome food there too, in the temple. Below are the conditions,

1. Shivamogga - Mandagadde - NR Pura: It is the same Thirthahalli highway till after Mandagadde. After that there is a deviation towards Muttinakoppa which joins SH 65. The Thirthahalli road is in good condition till Mandagadde, but narrow. Near Mandagadde, bridge construction work is going on for 1- 2 km where you need to slow down.
SH 65 from Muttinakoppa is still quite good, but has started to become a bit rough from Muttinakoppa - Madaboor.

2. Narasimharajapura - Balehonnur: Asked one of my relatives (NR Pura resident) about this route and he gave a green signal. This route is in very good condition. Very minimal traffic and filled with fast curves when driving a Linea T-Jet can mean only one thing

3. Balehonnur - Magundi - Balehole - Horanadu: Great road but narrow and filled with relatively slow and tight curves till Haluvalli.
Very narrow road (~1.5-1.75 lanes) with steep, tight curves from Haluvalli - Horanadu.

4. Horanadu - Kalasa - Kottigehara - Mudigere: Great (mostly tight) curvy roads till Kottigehara.
Kottigehara - Mudigere is also in mostly good condition.

5. Mudigere - Belur: Roads are mostly in good condition, but patchy in a few places. The road could be wider considering higher two wheeler and auto traffic.

Belur - Hassan and Hassan - Bengaluru routes are anyway well known so won't comment about them.

Overall, it was a lot of fun driving from NR Pura all the way till Kottigehara.

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