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Old 1st April 2008, 20:16   #16
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I agree with hvkumar here. Did Bangy -Goa - Bangy just last week.

Avoid Hubli karwar route after 8 PM as the major ore trucks start at that time. Try and cross Ankola before 8 PM.

There is restriction for the ore trucks to not enter any city limits within the day so they work almost completely in the night. Road is awesome though. Averaged around 110 on that stretch.

Have a safe trip.
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Hi ,
Am planning Mumbai(3:00AM)-Pune-Hubli-Ankola-Kumta (726kms). Is it possible for me to reach kumta by 6 PM on my 350 bullet maintaing Avg speed 80 Kms. Yeah i will reap on 100 -110 kms where ever neccessary, but to avoid engine seziure need keep low speed at times. And my bike(2002 -Electra) is in good condition no seizures till date.

Please let me know what all precaution need to be taken care when riding a bike on the said route.

Waiting for reply,

Mahi
It is easily possible in Car. For bike, It can only be possible if you do nonstop / high speed driving but then in bike you need frequent breaks (we call them 'butt breaks') which we dont require in cars. 726km in 15 hours is quit possible if you can sustain your energy for that long.

I myself have done 375km (Mlr - Blr) in 10 hours in my bike including all breaks and a small deviation to Sravanbelagola but 726km in a day on a bike can be taxing for sure.

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Old 12th April 2011, 15:57   #18
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Hi Guys,

I am planning to do a road Trip from Mumbai to Kerala starting next weekend. Current plan is as follows:

Route NH4 till Dhrawad & then NH63 till Ankola & then NH17 from thereon

Date/Time Depart Time Arrive Driving time(hrs) Distance (km)
April 21/11:00pm Bandra 11:45pm Panvel 1.0 60
April 22/12:00am Panvel 7:00am Dharwad 7.0 523
April 22/8:00am Dharwad 11:00am Gokarna 3.0 150 (Lunch Break)
April 22/5:00pm Gokarna 9:00pm Mangalore 4.0 230 (Night Halt)
April 23/6:00am Mangalore 10:00am Calicut 4.0 236 (Brunch Break)
April 23/11:00am Calicut 4:00pm Munnar 5.0 274

We are 4 people with 2 drivers and will be driving my Aveo (2008). Please let me know if the above plan looks feasible or if I am missing out anything (road conditions/truck traffic/etc). Of course we would take small halts in betweem whenever required.

Appreciate your help.

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Old 12th April 2011, 16:03   #19
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That plan doesn't look nice to me with all that HTML code.
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Old 12th April 2011, 17:34   #20
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If Calicut is the destination, it would be better to go via Pune/Bangalore/Mysore rather than NH17.
You get good 4L till Mysore and then on very decent NH212.
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Old 14th April 2011, 21:28   #21
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Hi Ampere,

Thanks for the tip. However, my end destination is Munnar. So is it better if I follow your route till Mysore and then take NH 209 towards Coimbatore & then NH47 towards Kochi and then NH49 for Munnar?

I am not sure of the road quality.

Appreciate for any help.

My journer starts next Thursday.
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If its Munnar then NH4 and NH7 all the way till Dindigul.
Dindigul-Theni : NH45
Theni-Bodi-Munnar (NH49)



Alternatively on the return you can take:

Munanr-Udumalpet-Dharapuram-Kangeyam-Perundarai-Salem-Bangalore-Pune-Mumbai.


Munnar-Udumalpet should be surely done either while going or coming back. But since this would be a ghat section comprising of 90Km, make sure you have plenty of daylight available for this part, as it has amazing views.
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For Munnar,as Ampere has already suggested,stick to NH4-NH7 combination.NH4 till Nelamangala,then the NICE Road to Electronics City,then NH7 till Salem and Dindigul.

Its not worth driving via NH17,unless you have plenty of time at your disposal.
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Old 15th April 2011, 22:31   #24
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Its far better to do Thrissur via Davangere, Bangalore, Salem, CBE...
Its 250K longer (or something like that) but DANG!!!! it was faster.

I did Mumbai-Udupi in about 14 hours, and then I did Udupi-Fort Cochin in 14- UTTER WASTE OF DRIVING TIME.

I averaged about 35-40Kmph on day 2... I swore not to ever do NH17 south of Mangalore again.

On my return, left Wellington at 0930, I took the BRILLIANT highway to coimbatore, and flew past Bangalore about 1600, and parked myself at Davangere (Sai Inn/International).

Did Davangere-Mumbai, refreshed and chirpy as a 'lark on meth,'
rather than the 'canary on methane mood' southward.

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Old 18th April 2011, 02:17   #25
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the reply. I have decided to take NH4 - NH 7 combination. Given that I would start arnd mid night from Mumbai for Bangalore, Can you people please suggest a nice place for morning Breakfast & Afternoon Lunch. I know there would pretty decent Kamats enroute, but just in case if there is good recommendation that I mustn't miss.

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@ Wheelwake.
Hi. When are u going to Kerala. I am also planning to drive down on the 6th May 2011. Will be taking the same route as suugested by the experts - NH4 till Bangalore and then Salem etc.
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@Jazzyb
Hi,
I will be starting from Mumbai on 21st night and plan to reach Munnar on 23rd Afternoon. Would be glad to help with any recent route update as I will be back by 2nd May.

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Hi, I am planning a trip to Kerela from Pune and this is the closest thread I have found for this route. If there is any other please point me to it.
I plan to start on 28th Oct morning from Pune and would like to be back by 5th Nov evening. If this is not sufficient I can start on 26th as well.

From information I have gathered, I plan to visit Munnar (2d 1N), Tekkday(1d 1n), Allepay(1d 1N) in Kerala.
Will this be doable? Is anything more doable in Kerala?

Enroute I was thinking of visiting Halebeedu and on return journey Gokarna where I can stay at night. Does this seem right?

Would also like to know places where I can stay in Kerala/enroute for a family of 4 adults and a kid.
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Enroute I was thinking of visiting Halebeedu and on return journey Gokarna where I can stay at night. Does this seem right?

Would also like to know places where I can stay in Kerala/enroute for a family of 4 adults and a kid.
Pune-Munnar:
Pune-Bangalore-Salem-Dindigul-Theni-Munnar
or
Pune-Bangalore-Salem-Perundurai-Kangeyam-Dharapuram-Udumalpet-Munnar.


Munnar-Allepey:
Munnar-Adimali-Kothamangalam-Muvattupuzha-Tripanithura-Allepey
From Tripanithura you need to take NH47.

Allepey-Belur/Haleebid

Allepey-Ernakulam-Trichur-Kecheri-Kuttipuram-Kottakal-Malapuram-Manjeri-Edavanna-Nilambur-Gundlupet-Mysore-Holenaraipur-Hassan-Belur.

Belur/Haleebid-Gokarna:
Belur-Chikkamagulur-Kadur-Shimoga-Sagara-Honnavar-Gokarna

Gokarna-Pune:
Gokarna-Ankola-Yellapur-Hubli-Belgaum-Kolhapur-Pune.

The suggestions above are based on one fact that NH17 would not be a good option
to take while coming back from Allepey.
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Hi,
I am planning to drive from Mumbai to Kanyakumari in first week of November in my Ford Fiesta D. The route I plan to take is Mumbai - Hubli - Mangalore - Kozhikode - Kochi - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari. Planning to do it in 2 days.
I would like to know the state of the roads. Any other tips from you people would be welcome and helpful.
Thanks
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