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Old 26th September 2012, 17:32   #4261
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2a : Are you mentioning about Kukke - Kadaba - Uppinangadi? I did this stretch around 6 months back. Even this stretch is excellent with few bridges under construction.
Yeah - The Kukke - Kadaba - Uppinangadi route is good. Did that circuit last week. It was a very good drive.
Better than the Kukke - Gundya stretch WRT road condition; scenery continues to be good

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So, you happened to do the trip; Nice. Do let us know what routes you took and the road conditions. How was the rain situation? I believe it had almost stopped raining before last weekend.



I have done part of this route. I have mentioned this route in the below link. Back then, it was not complete and we were told only jeeps could complete it. So, we went upto where the tar road ended and came back.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post2079591 (Experiencing the Monsoon - On the Horse Face and on top of KA - A Trekkalog)
Yes, we had a good trip. Will put up a travelogue soon.

It was not raining at all. Not even a drop. And all the places were hot and dusty as if it was in summer. Western ghats is so charming with dark clouds, mist, rains, lush green, water falls in every bend, slippery roads etc., - could have none of it, unfortunately.

I had not seen your travelogue. Otherwise I'd have tried it as I was on my bike this time. From what I heard from locals, the road seemed to be tarred completely, except for 2kms. Waiting for some BHPian to confirm.

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I still feel Shiradi ghat is the better road compared to Charmadi, have taken some of the images of road condition in Charmadi and will upload them shortly
I have attached the photos of Charmadi ghat road below. Most of the bad patches I tried to cover and lefty out the good stretches.
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Need help; I have to visit one of my close relative who got admitted in KMC Mangalore (Jyoti Circle) on this Sunday. Since I am going alone, planning to do it by Bus. I have few questions, if I have to reach Mangalore by 05:30-6am in the morning what time I should board the bus in Bangalore? Which is the most prefered Bus operator? KSRTC?

I need to come back on the same day by noon, is there any service available?

I know this will be little OT for the discussion here, but still expecting some advice.


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There are not too many buses in the daytime. So please check out. At one time there used to be none.
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Dear Friends,

Need help; I have to visit one of my close relative who got admitted in KMC Mangalore (Jyoti Circle) on this Sunday. Since I am going alone, planning to do it by Bus. I have few questions, if I have to reach Mangalore by 05:30-6am in the morning what time I should board the bus in Bangalore? Which is the most prefered Bus operator? KSRTC?

I need to come back on the same day by noon, is there any service available?

I know this will be little OT for the discussion here, but still expecting some advice.


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There is no way that you come back the same day by noon unless you take a flight !

KSRTC has day Volvo buses which take atleast 7 hours to reach bangalore .

About reaching mangalore early morning , you can take KSRTC volvo buses from Majestic .

http://www.ksrtc.in/site/



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There are not too many buses in the daytime. So please check out. At one time there used to be none.
There are atleast 200 buses running between Bangalore and Mangalore on any given day . The frequency of day buses might be lesser though ,
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thanks cool_dube, so it will be :
1. blore-NH75-gundya-kukke
2. a) kukke-kadaba-ichilampady-dharmasthala (OR)
b) kukke-gundya-NH75-dharmasthala
3. dharmasthala-ujire-guruvayenkere-bajegoli-karkala-SH37-udupi
4. udupi-NH-karnad-kateel (this is the roadworks+maniacs stretch? )
5. kateel-mangalore(kadri)-NH75-blore
Looks good. Not sure about the SH37 part on no. 3 though - you might want to check with some of the regulars on this route about the best option for Karkala-Udupi (via Hiriadka or Moodubelle). Samurai San??

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Which is better, in terms of road surface, 2a) or 2b) ?
I'd recommend that you stick to (b) given that it will cost you only 5 extra km but the road will be definitely better than (a) and you will end up taking lesser time

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Also, how about the road surface for 3 ? will a maruti be able to manage it ?
Good roads most of the way - no issues with a Maruti at all.

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I will be driving alone. So wanted to try out new routes. Bored of the usual shiradi/sampaje/charmadi routes
Why don't you try Bisle Ghat if you are in for some adventure?

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It was not raining at all. Not even a drop. And all the places were hot and dusty as if it was in summer
I was roaming around Western Ghats last week and I know exactly what you mean. It was really sad to see that kind of weather at this time of the year :( Signs of not so good things to come...
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Dear Friends,

Need help; I have to visit one of my close relative who got admitted in KMC Mangalore (Jyoti Circle) on this Sunday. Since I am going alone, planning to do it by Bus. I have few questions, if I have to reach Mangalore by 05:30-6am in the morning what time I should board the bus in Bangalore? Which is the most prefered Bus operator? KSRTC?

I need to come back on the same day by noon, is there any service available?

I know this will be little OT for the discussion here, but still expecting some advice.


Thanks
Rajesh
Check the ksrtc website-the link has been provided by speedsatya!!Yes they have better and on-time service when compared to private operators.

There is a bus which you can catch in the afternoon via Shiradi.It reaches Bangalore around 11pm
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Inspite of being ultra careful on the ghat , there was this big crater that bent my left front rim .
Was it just a one-off pothole you missed to see or is the road full of them ?

Any good eateries on the way ?
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Why don't you try Bisle Ghat if you are in for some adventure?
It would be a great training in off-roading. I took close to 1.5hrs for the Bisle-Kukke stretch in my 500cc bull, last Friday (and Sakleshpur-Bisle is also pretty bad). I'm pasting two pictures, the first one is how some 20-30% of the roads are and the second one perhaps is how the best stretch looks, so that one would get an idea of the kind of adventure one can expect.
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Dear Friends,

Need help; I have to visit one of my close relative who got admitted in KMC Mangalore (Jyoti Circle) on this Sunday. Since I am going alone, planning to do it by Bus. I have few questions, if I have to reach Mangalore by 05:30-6am in the morning what time I should board the bus in Bangalore? Which is the most prefered Bus operator? KSRTC?

I need to come back on the same day by noon, is there any service available?

I know this will be little OT for the discussion here, but still expecting some advice.


Thanks
Rajesh
Check VRL. I think they have a bus from Manipal at 13:00 to Hyderabad via Bangalore. It may reach Mangalore by 14:30-15:00. Cost of a seat from Manipal is roughly 1000INR.
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Check VRL. I think they have a bus from Manipal at 13:00 to Hyderabad via Bangalore. It may reach Mangalore by 14:30-15:00. Cost of a seat from Manipal is roughly 1000INR.
Oops, a mistake, Manipal to Bangalore is 500INR and Manipal to Hyderabad is 1000INR.
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There are not too many buses in the daytime. So please check out. At one time there used to be none.
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There is no way that you come back the same day by noon unless you take a flight !

KSRTC has day Volvo buses which take atleast 7 hours to reach bangalore .

About reaching mangalore early morning , you can take KSRTC volvo buses from Majestic .

http://www.ksrtc.in/site/
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Check the ksrtc website-the link has been provided by speedsatya!!Yes they have better and on-time service when compared to private operators.

There is a bus which you can catch in the afternoon via Shiradi.It reaches Bangalore around 11pm
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Check VRL. I think they have a bus from Manipal at 13:00 to Hyderabad via Bangalore. It may reach Mangalore by 14:30-15:00. Cost of a seat from Manipal is roughly 1000INR.
Thanks a lot to all. I booked ticket in KSRTC for Saturday night and return on sunday 12pm back to Bangalore.
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Replying from the iPhone app, so dunno how to quote. Apologies.

I am looking at some driving that I can enjoy. I am not looking at torture. So Bisle Ghat is ruled out . We had been through this road in the lancer and it took us ages to get out of it. This was sometime in 2007. And I know the condition has never improved.

On the pothole that I hit , it was just a lapse in concentration. I had the whole road to avoid it. Entirely my fault.
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I am looking at some driving that I can enjoy.
Two more options you might want to consider:

1. Bangalore-Mysore-Bhagamandala-Kanhangad-Mangalore
2. Bangalore-Mysore-Madikeri-Sullia-Kasargod-Mangalore

(Mysore-Bhagamandala itself can be done either via standard Madikeri route or via Virajpete)

All options are strictly if you are absolutely bored of others and want to see some different scenery. I've done #2 and #1 upto Kanhangad an year ago and the roads were good.

My 2 cents.

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