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Old 22nd February 2012, 14:57   #3976
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Cant believe that this thread has reached Page 2, meaning no recent activity
I will be driving to Mangalore/udupi tomorrow morning and the fact that this thread is not in front page gives me sense of confidence that roads are in decent condition.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 15:04   #3977
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Yeah, nothing to talk about really until July. We can talk about the state of 4-laning (yawn) until then.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 18:33   #3978
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This weekend I may have to go to Kaikamba (near Gurupura). I will be traveling from Hassan and I know I don't have to go all the way to Mangalore and back. I have been to Kaikamba a few times before, but I was coming from Moodbidre side and was traveling towards Mangalore. This time I will be coming from Hassan. From what I see on Google maps, I need to take a right turn after BC Road.

Can someone tell me
1) the road condition from Bantwal to Kaikamba?
2) are there any signposts showing directions?
3) any landmarks on the way?
4) any other alternate routes I can take?

I will be traveling very early in the morning (around 4-5 am), so I may not be able to ask for directions. So please help. Thanks in advance


EDIT: I vaguely remember an arch on the right side after BC road. Is this the same road?

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This was on the afternoon of Monday, the 12th.

The toll collector asked me whether I'm undertaking a 1-way, or return trip. I said 1-way, and he let me pass. But on inquiry, he said 2-way trip is charged. It didn't occur to me to ask if my return trip to B'lore will be charged.
I traveled to Hassan on Thursday (16th Feb) and was back the same day. There was no toll collection either way. In fact, there was no one operating the gates. My brother traveled on Saturday (18th) and apparently someone told him that the toll collection would start from March (or was it May? )

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Old 23rd February 2012, 15:28   #3979
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I vaguely remember an arch on the right side after BC road. Is this the same road?

Yes, that's the road. The arch is of Polali Sri Rajarajeshwari temple. Kaikamba is around 16 kms from that arch.

1) the road condition from Bantwal to Kaikamba?

From the arch, curvy road. Narrow, with broken edges. 16 kms may take 30 mins.

2) are there any signposts showing directions?

No. there are no major junctions enroute

3) any landmarks on the way?

The temple main gate and the bridge over Gurupura river

4) any other alternate routes I can take?

else, continue on NH48 till Padil ( railway overbridge ) and turn right uphill towards another kaikamba near Kulshekar. you will find a flyover construction. turn right and proceed to Gurupura Kaikamba passing Kalpane and Kudupu temple.
Hope this helps..
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This road was in great shape few years back and traffic being less it was fun to drive, narrow very curvy roads watch out for those buses though

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Lohit,
Since you seem to ply between mangalore and bangalore, can you tell me the time required to cover the distance from Nelamangala to Mangalore assuming you hit 130+ wherever it is possible
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Lohit,
Since you seem to ply between mangalore and bangalore, can you tell me the time required to cover the distance from Nelamangala to Mangalore assuming you hit 130+ wherever it is possible
Without breaks and at that speed, you could do it in ~6 hours. The 33kms Shiradi ghat stretch itself will take about an hour.

Please note that a good part of the highway, esp. around Hassan, is having road expansion work going on and hence, traffic flows on 1 lane. So, 130 km/hr? Well, keep others on the road safe.

Drive safe!

At a steady 80-90 km/hr, it took me 7.5 hours from Marathahalli, Bangalore to Manipal. Shave off 2 hours for Marathahalli to Neelmangala and M'lore-Manipal.

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Hi, the present road condition is good few weeks back i had taken about 6hours from Mangalore to yehwanthpura, started around 3 so had few hours of night driving. on my way back i took about 5hours...

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Since you seem to ply between mangalore and bangalore, can you tell me the time required to cover the distance from Nelamangala to Mangalore assuming you hit 130+ wherever it is possible
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Please note that a good part of the highway, esp. around Hassan, is having road expansion work going on and hence, traffic flows on 1 lane. So, 130 km/hr? Well, keep others on the road safe.
Hey LIbran, Thank you very for the info. I was looking forward to it. And well, about the speed, i mentioned wherever possible. I have not seen this stretch in about 3 years. I certainly wont be doing that speed on 1 lane besides i am travelling with a toddler
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Hope this helps..
Thank you sir!! From what I see on Google maps, the Kalpane-Gurupura road looks much simpler. So, I guess I'll stick to this.

btw, my trip has been postponed to next week.

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This road was in great shape few years back and traffic being less it was fun to drive, narrow very curvy roads watch out for those buses though
Thanks, I will watch out for them. But, my travel being early in the morning, I'm sure I will avoid them completely apart from a stray bus here and there.
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Reached udupi. About 420 km took 7.5 hrs . I started at 4Am. About 30 min breakfast and 3-4 ten min breaks means it took me around 6.5 hrs driving. Roads are in great shape.
Shiradi is wonderful too with rough road but zero pot holes.
Word of caution. Saw plenty of toppled trucks. Side effect of improved road conditions i guess. So plz be careful

Forgot to mention that i never exceeded 120 kmph and was typically in 80-100 range.

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Reached udupi. About 420 km took 7.5 hrs
Thanks for the update. Did you go to Udupi via Mangalore?
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Thanks for the update. Did you go to Udupi via Mangalore?
Yes. From mangalore it took 1:15 hrs due to couple of usual bottlenecks and traffic
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Today I drove from Manipal to Bangalore. Manipal to Mayura took 5 3/4 hours including breakfast break at Ujire. The taali at Mayura is just fantastic, 90 bucks for mini south Indian taali, which itself is unlimited. I wonder who goes for 140 bucks executive S.I taali or the N.I taali that is even more expensive.

Mayura to home took another two hours.
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Hello

I am planning to visit the Kollur Mookambika temple. On 4th of March 2012, I will travel from the Hyderabad to Bangalore, halt in Bangalore.

The Second leg of the journey will be Bangalore to Mangalore on the 5th of March 2012 , This is a Family Trip so it going to wife, son and Me. I am planning to take the NH48, can you please suggest a good restaurant on the way.

And Mainly how is the road conditions and if there is any do’s and don’ts. What will be the approximate time taken to cover this distance.

Thanks in advance.

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