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Old 22nd May 2012, 10:09   #61
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Anybody traveled recently on Karad Malkapur route?

What is the condition? How safe is it to travel after dark?
Good road. Safe to travel any time.
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Anybody traveled recently on Karad Malkapur route?

What is the condition? How safe is it to travel after dark?
I'd been to Pawas and back 3 weeks ago via this route, and the road condition is decent once you leave NH4. No issues travelling after dark either. However, there are not many places to have food/rest rooms halts after crossing Amba and before reaching NH17.

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Thanks hvkumar sir and comfortablynumb (Vikram)

I plan to travel to Amba on 10th June and will share my experience on return.
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The karad-kokrud-malkapur-amba route is fantastic. Road condition is excellent and sparse traffice at any time of the day. I will be travelling tomorrow on this route and will be back on sunday. I will post the latest updates when i am back.
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Just been on this route on saturday and returned on sunday to Pune. Road condition is very good indeed.
However i see signs of mining and increased dumpers near malkapur/amba ghat. Looks like Hindalco is beginning mining operations there. Hope this is put on hold by the report by environment panel on western ghats.
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Hi All I will be traveling to Ganpatipule from Pune.

I have following queries.

Has anybody recently being to Ganpatipule.
What is the ideal route (mix of Good road condition and pleasure to drive)
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Has anybody recently being to Ganpatipule.
What is the ideal route (mix of Good road condition and pleasure to drive)
I think the ideal and the best is via Mahad. Though I don't how is the current road condition.
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Hi All I will be traveling to Ganpatipule from Pune.

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Has anybody recently being to Ganpatipule.
What is the ideal route (mix of Good road condition and pleasure to drive)
Route via Patan - Chiplun or via Mahad seems the best bet. Whatever you choose, do not opt for Mulshi - Mangaon option - the roads were in quite bad shape a few months back (during summer). Now that it's raining, I doubt if it would be any better.
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Hi All I will be traveling to Ganpatipule from Pune. I have following queries. Has anybody recently being to Ganpatipule.
What is the ideal route (mix of Good road condition and pleasure to drive)
Another option is to touch NH17 via Karad-Malkapur-Amba Ghat and then proceed to Ganpati Pule from there. More often than not, Amba Ghat is in good shape, and the difference in distance if you go via Kumbharli Ghat or Amba ghat is not much.

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Hi All I will be traveling to Ganpatipule from Pune.
What is the ideal route (mix of Good road condition and pleasure to drive)

Generally, people from mumbai and pune take nh4 till umbraj and then via patan-chiplun-nh17 till novali phata and then g'pule route.

Just three days back, i was on umbraj-chiplun road.
The road including kumbharli ghat is best in condition, not a single pothole on entire stretch.
Go via kumbharli ghat.
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Has anybody traveled latest to Ganpatipule from Pune? Wanted to know what is the best route to Ganpatipule. I am travelling this Friday. Need to know
1. Safety(Have 2 families)
2. Road condition of the suggested routes.

I do know the Amba route but its not always in great shape...

Thanks in advance

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Has anybody traveled latest to Ganpatipule from Pune? Wanted to know what is the best route to Ganpatipule. I am travelling this Friday. Need to know
1. Safety(Have 2 families)
2. Road condition of the suggested routes.

I do know the Amba route but its not always in great shape...

Thanks in advance
S
A few friends went there a couple of weeks back. They took the Pune-Satara-Karad-Patan-Chiplun-Ganapatipule route.
The Karad-Patan-Chiplun ghat is supposedly in decent condition, save a few random bad patches. It is definitely better than Tamhini, Varandha and Mahabaleshwar-Poladpur routes. The NH66 is pretty good, so I think you can take this route.
Regarding safety, I haven't been on this route before, so I dont know how sparsely the route is populated, I hope others can help on that.

Have a safe drive!
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Any idea about the present status of route Karad Malkapur Route? Last year there were some bad patches during August... How would one compare this road to the Pune-Satara-Patan-Chiplun-Ganapatipule
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Any idea about the present status of route Karad Malkapur Route? Last year there were some bad patches during August... How would one compare this road to the Pune-Satara-Patan-Chiplun-Ganapatipule
I took this route on the weekend prior to Diwali. Karad - Malkapur is decent, Malkapur to start of Amba ghat is potholed, Amba Ghat - NH17 again decent. Even then, I'd advise you to stick to the Patan-Chiplun-Ganapatipule route.

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Old 11th December 2012, 22:27   #75
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I just saw a Ferry ride on state highway no 4 on Google Maps when one uses Patan Chiplun to Ganpatipule route? Is it really the ferry ride that needs to be taken to reach Ganpatipule?
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