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Old 12th August 2014, 15:30   #46
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Had to drop the Aug 15 weekend plans since by the time friends confirmed all hotels and home-stays were booked.

An update on the rates of home-stays and hotel -
Most of the home-stays charge in range of Rs. 2000 per person including food. That means for a double occupancy room you are paying Rs.4000.
Royal Orchid, Shimoga was available for Rs. 3200 per room (double occupancy) inclusive of tax and complimentary breakfast.
Newly opened Jungle lodges - Sharavati adventure camp as mentioned by JLN above was available for ~Rs. 2500 per head (inclusive of all meals).

Anyways, due to non-availablity of rooms in any of the above mentioned places decided to postpone travel plan to 29 AUG weekend.

Plan is as follows -
29 AUG - Start from Bangalore early (~4.30 AM), visit Jog falls and reach home-stay at Thirthahalli.

30 AUG - Around Agumbe
31 AUG - Till morning free, start back to Bangalore after lunch.

Few query :
For Bangalore - Jog which is the best route
1. Chitradurga - NH 13 - Bhadravati - Shimoga - Jog falls.
2. Tumkur - Arsikere - Bhadravati - Shimoga - Jog falls.

For Jog - Theerthahalli which is the best route -
1. Jog - Sagar - Anandapuram -Shimoga - Theerthahalli.
2. Jog - Sagar - Anandapuram - SH 1- Theerthahalli.

Route 2 is shorter, however not sure of the road conditions.
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Few query :
For Bangalore - Jog which is the best route
1. Chitradurga - NH 13 - Bhadravati - Shimoga - Jog falls.
2. Tumkur - Arsikere - Bhadravati - Shimoga - Jog falls.

For Jog - Theerthahalli which is the best route -
1. Jog - Sagar - Anandapuram -Shimoga - Theerthahalli.
2. Jog - Sagar - Anandapuram - SH 1- Theerthahalli.

Route 2 is shorter, however not sure of the road conditions.
Blr-Jog - since you plan to start early, both routes should be fine. If you've tried one earlier, try the other. More 4 laned section on the Chitradurga route. We took Chitradurga route last time on our Malnad trip. By the way Tumkur bypass is a little rough but is manageable. Both routes don't have too many breakfast stop options. If you take Chitradurga route

From Jog when you drive to Tirthahalli via Shimoga, try to stop at Ganajur Dam and Sakrebylu elephant camp, both are on the way from Shimoga to Tirthahalli.


Try to visit at least some of these places - Sibbalagudde, Bheemanakatte by the river Tunga, Kuppali (Kuvempu's house/museum), Kundadri (on the way to Agumbe), Sirimane falls near Sringeri.

Where are you staying at Tirthahalli?

EDIT:The road to Tirthahalli from Shimoga was in good condition in December.

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From Jog when you drive to Tirthahalli via Shimoga, try to stop at Ganajur Dam and Sakrebylu elephant camp, both are on the way from Shimoga to Tirthahalli.


Try to visit at least some of these places - Sibbalagudde, Bheemanakatte by the river Tunga, Kuppali (Kuvempu's house/museum), Kundadri (on the way to Agumbe), Sirimane falls near Sringeri.

Where are you staying at Tirthahalli?
Thanks for the route update NPV.
Was planning of Kudadri and Kuppali. Other places are new to me, thanks for the same.

Was thinking of Tumkur - Ariskere route since I have taken NH 4 few times, however was worried about the traffic condition on Ariskere route. Guess will take that enroute since we will be starting early.

Almost finalized Hi Point home stay at Thirthahalli.
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Thanks for the route update NPV.
Was planning of Kudadri and Kuppali. Other places are new to me, thanks for the same.
Jog-Thirthahalli no need to drive via Shimoga. Thats a big detour.

Jog-Anandapuram-Ripponpete-Thirthahalli. Very decent roads as per what I remember.
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Was thinking of Tumkur - Ariskere route since I have taken NH 4 few times, however was worried about the traffic condition on Ariskere route. Guess will take that enroute since we will be starting early.
NH206 Tumkur-Arsikere route is good except for village traffic especially in the evenings but should be fine for onward journey as you plan to start early.

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Jog-Thirthahalli no need to drive via Shimoga. Thats a big detour.

Jog-Anandapuram-Ripponpete-Thirthahalli. Very decent roads as per what I remember.
Jog-Anandapuram-Ripponpete-Thirthahalli - Will this route bypass Gajanur Dam and Sakrebylu Elephant camp ?
I thought @suhas would want to visit them as well since he asked about the Shimoga-Tirthahalli road conditions.

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Will this route bypass Gajanur Dam and Sakrebylu Elephant camp ?
I thought @suhas would want to visit them as well since he asked about the Shimoga-Tirthahalli road conditions.
That he should visit them on the way back to Bangalore. Thats the best way. Else he needs to do a big detour.
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NH206 Tumkur-Arsikere route is good except for village traffic especially in the evenings but should be fine for onward journey as you plan to start early.
Thanks for the info. Was thinking of taking the route since never tried the same yet. Will take Chitradurga route on way back to avoid village traffic.

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That he should visit them on the way back to Bangalore. Thats the best way. Else he needs to do a big detour.
Yes, will visit the places enroute Tirthahalli - Shimoga route on way back. Since we dont have any other plans for that day.
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Yes, will visit the places enroute Tirthahalli - Shimoga route on way back. Since we dont have any other plans for that day.
And the Theerthalli-Shimoga is a driver's delight!

Had posted this in another thread.


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Did Bangalore - Jog- Theerthahalli - Bangalore trip over the weekend.

Roads around Theerthahalli & Agumbe are in good condition. Also Jog- Sagar - Anandnagaram - Ripponpet - Theerthahalli route is in good condition.

I have updated details about road conditions between Shimoga - Bangalore here.
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