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Old 29th November 2007, 22:13   #16
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Will do.

Is a Star amongst the babies that are coming down to BLR ?
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Will do.

Is a Star amongst the babies that are coming down to BLR ?
nope no stars.. just some crazy lunatics who dont have anything to do over a weekend and on a road trip.
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Old 13th March 2011, 17:18   #18
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I am planning for a trip to Bijapur to attend a function in a near-by place. Can any Bhpian, Please update me on the route details & road conditions from Chennai.

Also planning to cover Hampi & Badami if possible.
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The shortest I can think:

Bangalore-Tirupati-Pileru-Madanapalle-Kadiri-Anantpur-Bellary-Hospet-Bijapur.

But I am not aware of the road and Naxal conditions on the Madanapalle-Bijapur sector. Only HVK should be able to comment.

But be sure that N13 from Hospet to Bijapur would be in shambles. (NH13 continues to be bad).

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The other longer option (about 100 Km longer) is going via Bangalore.

http://maps.google.co.in/maps?f=d&so...2,5.817261&z=8

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@Ramanan, Bijapur-Hospet & further down towards Chitradurga is bad for most part. The ore carrying trucks are mostly off the roads, but the roads have not changed.
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The shortest I can think:

Bangalore-Tirupati-Pileru-Madanapalle-Kadiri-Anantpur-Bellary-Hospet-Bijapur.

But I am not aware of the road and Naxal conditions on the Madanapalle-Bijapur sector. Only HVK should be able to comment.

But be sure that N13 from Hospet to Bijapur would be in shambles. (NH13 continues to be bad).

EDIT:

The other longer option (about 100 Km longer) is going via Bangalore.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Bijapur, Karnataka - Google Maps
Thanks Ampere. Everytime, you come for rescue when it comes to route queries. Great job

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@Ramanan, Bijapur-Hospet & further down towards Chitradurga is bad for most part. The ore carrying trucks are mostly off the roads, but the roads have not changed.
Thanks Condor for the quick response.

How about going through Hubli - Hospet(NH63) - Bijapur, though it is longer?. If no roads are drivable in that region, I feel it would be better to put off taking own vehicle and resort to public transport.
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Public transport is much better option. You have the Amravathi (17225) express from Hubli to Vijayawada, which goes via BellaryHospet through Guntakal. You can board this train at Vijayawada (It starts from there.) Hitting Vijayawada is very easy from Chennai.

You can get down at Hospet and Hampi is 25 km away! Not sure of buses around Hampi that would take you to Bijapur.

But if your first target is Bijapur, then need to re-check.

EDIT: As @Condor said the route from Hubli is better as NH218 is in a much better condition. From Hubli, you should get buses very easily.

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Hubli- Hospet - Bijapur is a little better, more because of the shorter distance. You will hence suffer a little less. Hire a cab. Dont torture your car.
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I did these routes on Dec 22nd - 23rd 2010 in my car. Was doing Bijapur - Badami - Paddakal - Aihole - Hospet - Humpi - Doraji - Bellary - Bangalore etc.

If you are going to Bijapur from Hospet on NH 13, which seems to be the only option to get out of Hospet towards Bijapur, first 50 odd KM from Hospet towards Bijapur is "Non Motorable" ( I repeat, Non Motorable) by cars. If you have a sedan / Saloon, serious bottom scrapping can't be avoided plus a good torture to the suspension.

After this 50 km ordeal, what one can do it take the Aihole, Paddakal, Badami route to reach NH 218 and from there Bijapur, all through pretty good roads. Although after Badami till you each NH 218 ( 20 KM) is also pretty bad.
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Then the logical choice seems to be:

- Keep Hubli as the Pivot (come from Chennai/Vijayawada by train)
- Up/Down to Bijapur from Hubli via NH218 (218 is in good condition as per some of the logs, I read)
- Badami/Pattadakal can also be visited via the same route
- Once back to Hubli go to Hospet (not much of an ordeal as distance would be small). Visit Hampi.
- Board train at Hospet for return.
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Finally decided to take Didi ke Train service, much reliable & absolutely no torture to people & pet(vehicle).
Thanks everyone for your valuable comments.
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I did these routes on Dec 22nd - 23rd 2010 in my car. Was doing Bijapur - Badami - Paddakal - Aihole - Hospet - Humpi - Doraji - Bellary - Bangalore etc.

If you are going to Bijapur from Hospet on NH 13, which seems to be the only option to get out of Hospet towards Bijapur, first 50 odd KM from Hospet towards Bijapur is "Non Motorable" ( I repeat, Non Motorable) by cars. If you have a sedan / Saloon, serious bottom scrapping can't be avoided plus a good torture to the suspension.
Is it that bad? last march i have travelled in this route . it was very good between Bijapur-Ilkal and moderately Ok between Ilkal to muneerabad and ok type between hospet to chitradurga
I intend to travel again in the same route this march or june.
if it that bad i have to search for an alternative route
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