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Old 6th December 2008, 21:44   #1
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Hello,

I intend to travel to Bijapur in the last week of this month and I want to go via Kolhapur rather than Solapur since I want to visit the Ambabai temple in Kolhapur.

Does anyone have any information on the road condition, distance in kms and the time taken to go from Kolhapur to Bijapur?

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Hello,

I intend to travel to Bijapur in the last week of this month and I want to go via Kolhapur rather than Solapur since I want to visit the Ambabai temple in Kolhapur.

Does anyone have any information on the road condition, distance in kms and the time taken to go from Kolhapur to Bijapur?

Regards, Raj
i have not taken up this route. but was considereing to reach kolhapur from solapur and then take nh4 to bangalore. was advised against it as it increased distance unnessarily, almost triangle like route.

though bangalore to bijapur is shortest route (around 500kms), as you want to go to kolhapur, there is not much of an option.
in your case take up nh4 to reach kolapur.
look for the state highway (sh 138) Kolhapur-Miraj-Bijapur.
The sangli bijapur route takes around 4 hours.
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@hiraj, your route will be:

Kolhapur By-pass, towards Jaysingpur / Sangli, Kagwad, Mangasuli, Muragundi, Athni, Honawad, Tikota, Bijapur.

I had done Kagwad - Bijapur about a year back. Road was good. Un-divided, 2 lane SH.

If you get confused, from Kolhapur by-pass, ask for Sangli / Miraj. As your approach this, ask for Kagwad. At Kagwad ask for Athni / Bijapur. Once you reach Athni, it's just one straight road.
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to make things simpler, is this is the right way condor?
Kolhapur-Miraj:52
Miraj-turn right-kagvad-17
kagvad-athni-Bijapur-114
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@Bunny, pretty much. May be a couple of km shorter for each leg, since you would not need to go into Miraj city.

p.s: if it helps : you can converse in Marathi upto Kagwad. So it should not be a problem for you to ask for directions, even if you miss a turn somewhere.
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@Bunny and Condor,

Thanks a million for the replies. They are very helpful indeed. My trip planning would be complete if one of you could give the approximate time taken for the travel.

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@hiraj, the distance of 169 km from Kolhapur to Bijapur should normally take about 3.5 hours. Max 4 hours.

Remember, these are not your NH type roads, but state highways, no dividers, and you will be passing through villages & rural areas.
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Looks more like 180 km. Pls budget for 4 hours atleast, so you dont have to rush things.
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Thanks a lot everyone for all the advice. My trip is now planned. Only have to take care of the staying part. Will certainly post a travelogue once I am back to Pune.

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@hiraj, have a safe trip.

Are you looking for places to stay in Bijapur, or some other place ?
Kolhapur should not be a problem, I guess.
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