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Old 19th November 2009, 19:28   #1
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I am planning my travel to Bagalkot on occassion of my friend wedding on 11th December.
I am planning to drive on the below route.
Bangalore-Tumkur-Sira-Hiriyur-Chitradurga-Davanagere-Harihara-Haveri-Hubli-Bagalkot.
Please let me know the road conditions and your advice on whether i can drive my WagonR duo during night on this route.
I know i am to early here .
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Old 19th November 2009, 20:45   #2
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The road btw Chitradurga and Dharwar is pathetic, avoid this at night- truck drivers with their high beams will drive you mad.

90/100 lighting is a must have if you want to do this journey at night.
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BLR - Hubli is the standard highway. By-pass at all district HQ's en-route are not complete.

Hubli-Nargund/Navalgund has worsened a bit after the recent rains.

Why night drive ?
Give yourself a little extra time for the Hubli-Bagalkot stretch.
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Thanks Samurai Jack and Condor.
I would like to go by your advice. I will surely pause my journey at Hubli. I am planning to take my friend who would be my replacement in case i am tired on my drive.
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Could you please update about your drive to Bangalore-Hubli-bagalkot?
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Doing Bangalore-Hubli morrow. Any stretch to avoid? How are the conditions of the road en route?

EDIT: Any places to see en route? Deviation of 5km is alright. Nothing more than that.

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Doing Bangalore-Hubli morrow. Any stretch to avoid? How are the conditions of the road en route?

EDIT: Any places to see en route? Deviation of 5km is alright. Nothing more than that.
Its a regular 4L.
No deviations needed from the GQ.

Try the Vani Vilas Sagar dam or the Chitra Durga Fort.
Dam is a bit away about 20-30km from GQ.
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Its a regular 4L.
No deviations needed from the GQ.

Try the Vani Vilas Sagar dam or the Chitra Durga Fort.
Dam is a bit away about 20-30km from GQ.
I am planning to stop at Chitradurga for lunch, so the fort is ruled out. Will prolly consider it on return. Anything in and around Hubli/Dharward/Rayapur? I will be based at Rayapur.
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Hi all,

Opening a old thread!!! I am planning to travel from Bangalore to Bagalkot on Jan 20. Whats the best route to take? I am planning on Bangalore-> Hubli on NH4 and Hubli onwards on 218 via Navalgund.

1. Do I need to enter Hubli town to take 218 towards Bagalkot?
2. How is the road condition on 218 as of now?
3. Where should I exit 218 to get to Bagalkot? In the map, I see that Bagalkot is not exactly on 218 and I need to take a right at some place? Which is that place?
4. How much time will Hubli-Bagalkot take approx?

Thanks in advance.

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Hubli-Nargund-Bagalkot is said to be fine. You will ahve to enter Hubli city, go upto KC circle (old bus stand), and then take right. (Do not go on highway towards Belgaum).

After you cross Kesur & you get closer to Bagalkot, just ask for directions.

Might take 2-3 hours, my guess. This is not a highway, hence you may not be able to go too fast.
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How are the road conditions towards Vani Vilas Sagar dam from Hiriyur ?

I'm planning on a days visit from Bangalore , is the dam worth visiting ? The reviews and photos on tripadvisor are quite positive , http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction...Karnataka.html

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How are the road conditions towards Vani Vilas Sagar dam from Hiriyur ?
Its very good. About 11-13 km from the highway.

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I'm planning on a days visit from Bangalore , is the dam worth visiting
Definitely worth it. But if you want to drive for the dam alone, then may not.

But yes it sure is an oasis!

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Its very good. About 11-13 km from the highway.


Definitely worth it. But if you want to drive for the dam alone, then may not.

But yes it sure is an oasis!
Visited Chitradurga fort and Vani Vilas Sagar dam yesterday.

Roads off Hiriyur are good although narrow. Some photos of the dam, water levels were low.
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Update from a recent trip to Chitradurga and Vani Vilas Sagar Dam:
-Don't miss breakfast at LTR - Lakshmi Tiffin Room. Excellent Kali (empty in Kannada) Dosa and Masala Dosa. When you enter the fort area, there is a Mysore cafe on left, I was told that this place is owned by the same person who owns LTR as well but we did not try it. To reach LTR go past Mysore cafe to the T-junction where the main entrance to the temple is located, turn right and further down the road on right side is LTR (entrance to Fort is to the left of T-junction).
-Vani Vilas Sagar Dam is about 17Km (road is SH 24 I think) from the Hiriyur bypass on NH4. Road is 2 lane and in good condition, just one place there is a bridge being constructed so a short deviation on a muddy road there. Beautiful views, worth visiting the dam.

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Anyone who has recently driven Hubli > Bagalkote? Driving to Badami tomorrow and taking Hubli route. Google mata showing multiple routes
1. Hubli > Gadag > Rona > Badami
2. Hubli > Nargund > Badami

Wouldnt mind taking a lesser known path either is there is some added bonus of beautiful vistas or some other added bonus
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