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Old 10th August 2011, 10:32   #1486
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Planning to go this or next weekend, is the Kittur stretch drivable for a Ritz?
I wouldn't advise you on it. About 10 kms of this stretch was already quite bad in May when I last drove on here. With the monsoons its must have gone even worse.

One other problem with small cars is. This road gets a lot of load carrying trucks and they will not get off the shoulder, come what may. They know the ground here is very soft. So they wont allow the smaller cars and you might have to do the juggling act. They do help you out but are stubborn about getting their trucks off the road.

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Any idea about the road from Ramanagar to Anmod? It usually deteriorates during monsoon
Make that 10 monsoons and guess.
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DONT!!! Not for another couple of years atleast.

What are you driving? Anmod Ghat might not me in the best of states right now. Monsoons can break this road up in no time. If you are driving a vehicle of good ground clearance take the Kittur Route. The shortest but not the best.

Tillari might be in a bad state too. Best bet is Amboli.
I will be driding a punto, how is Kittur - Bidi - khanapur - Ramnagar?
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I will be driding a punto, how is Kittur - Bidi - khanapur - Ramnagar?
It is more like Kittur-Bidi-Londa-Anmod. You dont touch khanapur or Ramnagar.

For a Punto it is bad. Dont do it. You might be able to get through but it will take a lot of time. No dont. It must have gone really bad now. And if you get a loaded truck in the opposite direction then it gets even more trickier.
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It is more like Kittur-Bidi-Londa-Anmod. You dont touch khanapur or Ramnagar.

For a Punto it is bad. Dont do it. You might be able to get through but it will take a lot of time. No dont. It must have gone really bad now. And if you get a loaded truck in the opposite direction then it gets even more trickier.
so whats your choice? is NH4A FROM BELGAUM a good option?
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so whats your choice? is NH4A FROM BELGAUM a good option?
I think as @spitfire mentioned in an earlier post, the best option should be Belgaum-Amboli-Sawantwadi-Panaji.
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Will try this road, hope I will not get lost after Belgaum.

is Bangalore - Belgaum doable in 7 hr? if I start from Hebbal at 4am?
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is Bangalore - Belgaum doable in 7 hr? if I start from Hebbal at 4am?
I do Bangalore - Dharwad in 7 hours in my Bolero - 400 kms. And I drive at a sedate speed of 90-100 kmph.

I know someone who did Bangalore - Belgaum in 6 hours in an Esteem. But I wouldn't endorse his driving.
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Old 10th August 2011, 23:39   #1493
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Wow, finally got some valuable input from the goa-bng expert. Thank You Ravi ji.

So my route plans are more-or-less finalised. As suggested by Fauji we will be going via Belgaum, Amboli to North Goa (hope the "waterfall crowd" does not stop us for too long). How much time will this drive take? If we start at 4:00am could we reach Goa by 5:00pm (consider 1.5 hrs break)?
Any suggestion for breakfast and lunch?

Return will be from South goa via Honnavar-Jog-Shimoga route. Again if we start by 8:00am, how much time will take to reach Bangalore considering a 1.5-2 hrs break time? Any suggestion for lunch?

Cant wait for Saturday

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While coming from South Goa drive via karwar - kumta-honnavar - take left to NH206 - shimoga highway it is - within 35 km you get sharavati valley view point just right side of the highway - then within 20km you get right turn to jog falls. You will enjoy the scene and there is chance this time by aug. month end JOG might be in full glory.

Even from JOG - shimoga - blre you will love it in rains. You can cover this 650km in 12 hours. Expect few bad patches here and there and including fastest route nh4 has issues. So enjoy Shimoga route in rains!!

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Old 10th August 2011, 23:45   #1494
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Actually I don't want to go via Karwar-Madgaon section,Last time when I came back from Goa I took Tilari ghat route and then Belgaum-Bangalore. I might take that road while going too as its too short but Belgaum to Tilari Ghat road was in very bad shape, so not sure what is the current condition.
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Will try this road, hope I will not get lost after Belgaum.

is Bangalore - Belgaum doable in 7 hr? if I start from Hebbal at 4am?
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comfortably. Te calculation is like this

Bangalore - Chitradurga - 2.5 hours
Chitradurga - Hubli - 2.5 hours
Hubli - Belgaum - 1hr 15 mins

Since you are planning to leave at four, you can drive faster. In Belgaum reach Chennamma circle and ask anyone the road to Sawantwadi and they willl guide you.
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Wow, finally got some valuable input from the goa-bng expert. Thank You Ravi ji.

So my route plans are more-or-less finalised. As suggested by Fauji we will be going via Belgaum, Amboli to North Goa (hope the "waterfall crowd" does not stop us for too long). How much time will this drive take? If we start at 4:00am could we reach Goa by 5:00pm (consider 1.5 hrs break)?
Any suggestion for breakfast and lunch?

Return will be from South goa via Honnavar-Jog-Shimoga route. Again if we start by 8:00am, how much time will take to reach Bangalore considering a 1.5-2 hrs break time? Any suggestion for lunch?

Cant wait for Saturday

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You can comfortably reach by afternoon. Look at my response to Asdon above.

Since you are leaving at 4, have breakfast at Davanagere which is 3and half hours drive. Have mouth watering Davanagere Benne (butter) Dosey at Kottureshwara opposite BDT college. It is a slight deviation from highway. You can have lunch in Belgaum. Since you are going through city, you can have it at Hotel Nirmal near Chennamma circle. Dont forget to take "Kunda" the famous milk sweet fo Belgaum from "Purohits" in Camp area. Ask for "Camp Purohit" and anyone will guide you. You will also get tasty kachoris here. Pack some for the journey

On return, i suggest leave early, say 6 to beat the traffic between Goa and Karwar. There will be hell a lot of two wheeler traffic which will slow you down if you leave at 8. Have breakfast at Karwar and late lunch at Sagar.

You can comfortably reach Bangalore by evening
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Hi All,

Doing the following trip : Bangalore -> Murudeshwar -> Goa -> Pune -> Bangalore starting tomorrow. Car is a Santro with 4 adults.
Any tips/advice on routes and state of roads would be helpful.
Google Maps shows a route from Jog Falls to Murudeshwar via Bhatkal. Any idea bout the quality of this road?
I got some idea from earlier posts and know I can expect a tough time in the Murudeshwar-Goa stretch. I dont suppose there is any alternative to that, though.
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Google Maps shows a route from Jog Falls to Murudeshwar via Bhatkal. Any idea bout the quality of this road?
I have traveled on this road upto Biligar (35 kms from Jog/Kargal) and the road is initially good in the Jog Falls area (upto Linganamakki Dam turnoff) and from there it is a bit rough and bumpy. From what I heard from locals there, the road condition is more or less the same upto Bhatkal. I did not encounter any big potholes though.
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Almost done with all planning, Route to Panaji

Bangalore - Chitradurga - Begaum - Amboli - Sawantwadi - Panaji
(I will check at kittur if the road is ok or not it will cust almost 70 km)

Staying at Royal Heritage Calangute.

Return

Panaji - Karwar - Jog Falls - Shimoga - Bangalore
(early Lunch at Honnavar)

Leaving from a freind's house from Hebbal at 3:30-4am. 4 adults 1 kid.
Anyone going there tomorrow is welcome to join enroute.
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Thanks to the info shared here I have planned my trip from BLR - Baga, Goa via Belgaum. Hoping for a splendid extended weekend in Goa.
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@ adson I will be doing the same,except that would be doing in the reverse direction ie: Via Shimoga Tomorrow
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