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Old 10th February 2011, 14:16   #3076
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What google doesn't calculates is state of the road! Did you consider Shiradi state also while calculating the time? What is your requirement?
Even a company like Google might go bankrupt if it were to keep track of our road conditions and periodically update them
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Apart from that, you can go to Karkala via Ujire -> Belthangdi. This is route is shorter than going till Uppinangadi, however I am not sure how good road between Ujire and NH48.
Yes, You can take this route too.
Road from Gundya - Ujire, was getting repaired sometime back(around a month back).
Just before Dharmasthala, the road was not in good condition with potholes, hope they have filled the potholes by now
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Old 10th February 2011, 22:07   #3078
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any update on the road conditions through charmadi ? yesterday came to udupi from blr through shiradi. saklespur to gundya took 1.5 hrs. I will be driving back to blr tomorrow, thinking of taking charmadi route. any inputs on the road conditions?

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any update on the road conditions through charmadi ? yesterday came to udupi from blr through shiradi. saklespur to gundya took 1.5 hrs. I will be driving back to blr tomorrow, thinking of taking charmadi route. any inputs on the road conditions?

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Charmadi is in good condition, except for 3-4 Hairpin curves.
I had taken my CIVIC to Dharmasthala from Mudigere, I had no issues at all.
Good thing is some of the rough patches were getting repaired 15 days back.
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While the CKM route has more ghats, it is very soothing on the mind thanks to the views. Also, there is very little traffic and no heavy trucks to deal with.
Some pics from the CKM route I shot two days back, scroll down to the second half of the first post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...10-sportz.html
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Stupid question, is there not a train from B'lore to west coast??
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Stupid question, is there not a train from B'lore to west coast??
As a matter of fact there is not one but 2 trains between Bangalore and Mangalore - one in the morning and one in the night.

The daily night train starts from Yeshwanthpur and goes via City Rly Stn - Mysore-Hassan and takes about 11 hours to reach Mangalore (and from thereon it continues to Cannannore), whereas the morning train that runs 3 times a week goes via Tumkur,Arsikere, Hassan and takes 10 hours.
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From Gundya till uppinagadi road has been relayed...
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In fact, since January I have traveled the CKM route 4 times and Shiragi route only once.
Thanks for your inputs guys! I have decided on the C'lur - Jayapura - Sringeri - Haladi route, at least for the onward journey. Couple of queries:

- Do I necessarily have to go via Chikmagalur to go to Aldur? How about the Belur - Gendehalli - Aldur route?

- Given that I am going to Maravanthe, does it make sense to go via Haladi/Vandse and turn in towards NH17 OR does it make sense to go to Udupi via Hebri and then go North on NH17?

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Charmadi is in good condition
I am considering this route for my return drive, now that Sharath has managed to completely dissuade me against Shiradi Also, it has been almost 5 yrs since I did Charmadi. If I do this, which would be the optimal route from Maravanthe?

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Stupid question, is there not a train from B'lore to west coast??
There is a (twice a day, if I am not mistaken) passenger train that runs b/w Bangalore - Mangalore. But then, we "Live To Drive", remember?
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- Do I necessarily have to go via Chikmagalur to go to Aldur? How about the Belur - Gendehalli - Aldur route?
No, you can avoid CKM if you want to take the shortest route. But I prefer going via CKM because of better lunch options. The planter's court at CKM is one of the finest restaurants.

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Given that I am going to Maravanthe, does it make sense to go via Haladi/Vandse and turn in towards NH17 OR does it make sense to go to Udupi via Hebri and then go North on NH17?
You can take Someshwara-Haladi-Basrur-Kundapura. Why go via Vandse?
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Charmadi is in good condition, except for 3-4 Hairpin curves.
I had taken my CIVIC to Dharmasthala from Mudigere, I had no issues at all.
Good thing is some of the rough patches were getting repaired 15 days back.
Yeah Charmadi was in good condition but Mudigere to Belur was hell. It took me 1.5 hrs to cover 30 odd kms
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No, you can avoid CKM if you want to take the shortest route. But I prefer going via CKM because of better lunch options. The planter's court at CKM is one of the finest restaurants.
And what would the shortest route be? Via Gendehalli? If yes, what would be the distance I save and would it be worth it? I do not intend to have lunch at C'lur.

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You can take Someshwara-Haladi-Basrur-Kundapura. Why go via Vandse?
I reckon I do not need to go via Barsur. I plan to take left at 13.692357,74.760675 (GPS coordinates). Let me know what you think.
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And what would the shortest route be? Via Gendehalli? If yes, what would be the distance I save and would it be worth it? I do not intend to have lunch at C'lur.
The shortest is not necessarily the
fastest. You might save a few Kms, that's all.

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I reckon I do not need to go via Barsur. I plan to take left at 13.692357,74.760675 (GPS coordinates). Let me know what you think.
That should do fine, you are turning well before Vandse. Don't try these routes in the night, very easy to lose way, very few sign boards.
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The shortest is not necessarily the
fastest. You might save a few Kms, that's all.
I save precisely 8 kms if I take the Gendehalli route vis-a-vis the C'lur route. Guess I will take the latter!

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That should do fine, you are turning well before Vandse. Don't try these routes in the night, very easy to lose way, very few sign boards.
Agreed! I have it all laid out in my GPS unit
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Don't fully depend on GPS either, both satguide and MMI maps are inaccurate for most south Karnataka roads.
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Don't fully depend on GPS either, both satguide and MMI maps are inaccurate for most south Karnataka roads.
I know. Have done my homework so should be ok Moreover, have taken this route earlier twice AND plan to be here around 1 PM so shoould be ok. Thanks for all the help
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