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Old 10th August 2013, 09:56   #46
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My experience of travel from Bangalore to Bijapur on 8th Aug 2013.

I started at around 6 AM from Yeshwantpur and was able to cover up to Chitradurga 200+km in 2.5 hours flat including a 15 min tea break at Kamat. Post chitradurga the hospete road was a right turn which was a two lane highway with drivable speed between 60-80 kmph the only area where the speed dipped to 40 kmph was from 27 km before hospete to the 7 km before hospete. I totally agree that the tunnel and new road construction between that patch to hospete was really tedious but overall I could make to hospete in 2.5 hours again.

A suggestion do not take hospete to bijapur bypass as the construction work will slow you down to more than an hour. Instead based on a friend's suggestion I got into the city and just at the entrance there is a small city road that is called hubli bypass that takes you out to the bijapur highway after crossing internal city railway crossing. This was indeed a 1 hour saving for me plus we could get some fruits and juice in hospete which was definitely needed.

Post hospete the highway will start but the road may have some diversions for the first 8 kms as both sides of the highway are not fully operational. Try to drive safe as there are some pretty high speed breakers here.

After hospete the road was an absolute breeze and I could touch 3 digit speed however there are couple of unmarked speedbreakers all of sudden out of nowhere. I could not even imagine the reason for them being there.

Food wise there are not many options post Hospete but based on my friend's suggestion I stopped for food at Hotel Prakash near 'Hungund'. Fairly ok dhaba with veg and non veg options. Tasty food was served fast and the curd/butter milk was superb there. Overall for 4 people full lunch the bill was 250 rs only.

I reached bijapur at roughly 2:45 PM . Total of 8-9 hours of eventful journey for the day.
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A suggestion do not take hospete to bijapur bypass as the construction work will slow you down to more than an hour. Instead based on a friend's suggestion I got into the city and just at the entrance there is a small city road that is called hubli bypass that takes you out to the bijapur highway after crossing internal city railway crossing. This was indeed a 1 hour saving for me plus we could get some fruits and juice in hospete which was definitely needed.

Can you mark this road on Google maps and point? That would help many.
Thanks for sharing.
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I have to drive to Bijapur next week. Please let me know a fastest route as per present conditions. Onward planned for day trip and return on night.
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I have to drive to Bijapur next week. Please let me know a fastest route as per present conditions. Onward planned for day trip and return on night.
I think the tunnel contraction at Hospet is complete. Its now in much better condition. Take the regular route Bangalore-Chitradurga-Hospet-Bijapur
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I think the tunnel contraction at Hospet is complete. Its now in much better condition. Take the regular route Bangalore-Chitradurga-Hospet-Bijapur
Ampere, any idea on approximate running time from Chitradurga to Bijapur with mostly 100 kmph speeds?

Also, any idea on Hubli route? Does it save time, though longer?

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Ampere, any idea on approximate running time from Chitradurga to Bijapur with mostly 100 kmph speeds?

Also, any idea on Hubli route? Does it save time, though longer?
- 2 Hours to Hospet bypass from NH4 turn-off at Chitra Durga (120km of 2-lane)
- Take 30 minutes to cross Hospet (I hope this. because the tunnel is now complete)
- 2.5 to 3 hours to Bijapur. (200 km of Almost end to end 4-lane)
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Ampere, any idea on approximate running time from Chitradurga to Bijapur with mostly 100 kmph speeds?

Also, any idea on Hubli route? Does it save time, though longer?
NH13 route would be my recco.

Chitradurga-Kudligi-Hospet expect truck traffic

Hospet-Bijapur:Excellent 4 laned

Chitradurga-Hospet,plenty of small time dhabas.No proper restaurants.Go through Hospet town.The tunnel is not yet open afaik.
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The tunnel is not yet open afaik.

Tunnel is open. See this post by Alok.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3441783
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- 2 Hours to Hospet bypass from NH4 turn-off at Chitra Durga (120km of 2-lane)
- Take 30 minutes to cross Hospet (I hope this. because the tunnel is now complete)
- 2.5 to 3 hours to Bijapur. (200 km of Almost end to end 4-lane)
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NH13 route would be my recco.

Chitradurga-Kudligi-Hospet expect truck traffic

Hospet-Bijapur:Excellent 4 laned

Chitradurga-Hospet,plenty of small time dhabas.No proper restaurants.Go through Hospet town.The tunnel is not yet open afaik.
Thank you for your inputs. I did the trip yesterday and details here
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Travelling from Bangalore-Chitradurga-Hospet-Bijapur route
How is the Road conditions on this route.
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Hi guys

I am planning on traveling from Bangalore-Hospet- Badami - Bijapur next week. Any guidance on road conditions and good/bad times to travel will be greatly appreciated.

TIA
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I am planning on traveling from Bangalore-Hospet- Badami - Bijapur next week. Any guidance on road conditions and good/bad times to travel will be greatly appreciated.
More than Hospet - Bijapur, you would need updates for Hiriyur to Hospet. You can check the Bangalore-Hampi thread for that
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I am planning on traveling from Bangalore-Hospet- Badami - Bijapur next week. Any guidance on road conditions and good/bad times to travel will be greatly appreciated.
The fly in the ointment here is Chitradurga-Hospet. Find out the latest on the Hampi thread. Thats the section which would slow you down because of construction and truck traffic.
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