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Old 2nd May 2013, 15:29   #4591
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Yesterday I was driving back to Bangalore. When you do two trips a month, you end up remembering the roads and views along the road. Therefore, I can generally look around and get a feel of where I am.

As most of us know, the stretch between Hassan and Bellur cross is now under 4 lane work. Therefore, every time I drive, I keep discovering new diversions. Yesterday, I entered one such diversion. After a while I had a strange feeling. That is right, I couldn't recognize the views along the road, even the road was new to me. How could that happen? So I looked at the GPS screen and it confirmed my suspicion. According to the GPS, I was nowhere near NH-48, but ripping across the greenery.

So where was I? By this time, I should have been in... Holy Cow! I am on Channarayapattana bypass. I must be. And I was.

That's it folks, Channarayapattana bypass is open for business. No more struggling through that winding traffic.

BTW, after my first horrid experience at both the fake Mayura and Swathi Delicacy, I have switched back to original Mayura. When I drive towards Bangalore, I take the service road just 750m before Mayura and I am there.
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So where was I? By this time, I should have been in... Holy Cow! I am on Channarayapattana bypass. I must be. And I was.

That's it folks, Channarayapattana bypass is open for business. No more struggling through that winding traffic.

BTW, after my first horrid experience at both the fake Mayura and Swathi Delicacy, I have switched back to original Mayura. When I drive towards Bangalore, I take the service road just 750m before Mayura and I am there.
It was the same with me as well last weekend. It took a few minutes to realize that I was on the bypass .

By the way, what was your horrid experience with Swathi? I tried it out last weekend and I did like it. Was it the food or something else?
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Yesterday, I entered one such diversion. After a while I had a strange feeling. That is right, I couldn't recognize the views along the road, even the road was new to me. How could that happen? So I looked at the GPS screen and it confirmed my suspicion. According to the GPS, I was nowhere near NH-48, but ripping across the greenery.

So where was I? By this time, I should have been in... Holy Cow! I am on Channarayapattana bypass. I must be. And I was.

That's it folks, Channarayapattana bypass is open for business. No more struggling through that winding traffic.

BTW, after my first horrid experience at both the fake Mayura and Swathi Delicacy, I have switched back to original Mayura. When I drive towards Bangalore, I take the service road just 750m before Mayura and I am there.
Yes indeed Samurai. It is a boon to all the motorists. I also entered the same going behind another car, who stopped a few hundred meters and took the old route. I asked the fellow villagers for the Sakaleshpura direction and they pointed to the way I was on. And it was lovely to go around the CRPatna. Lousy people and traffic in the city.
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That's it folks, Channarayapattana bypass is open for business. No more struggling through that winding traffic.

BTW, after my first horrid experience at both the fake Mayura and Swathi Delicacy, I have switched back to original Mayura. When I drive towards Bangalore, I take the service road just 750m before Mayura and I am there.
Channarayapatna bypass is good news, almost always a bottleneck when driving through town due to junctions with other roads, bus stand, slow moving traffic, cattle and the market (santhe) and many more!
We had breakfast at Swathi Delicacy twice when going from Bangalore towards Hassan and it was actually good, what was your bad experience there ?
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Yesterday I was driving back to Bangalore. When you do two trips a month, you end up remembering the roads and views along the road. Therefore, I can generally look around and get a feel of where I am.

As most of us know, the stretch between Hassan and Bellur cross is now under 4 lane work. Therefore, every time I drive, I keep discovering new diversions. Yesterday, I entered one such diversion. After a while I had a strange feeling. That is right, I couldn't recognize the views along the road, even the road was new to me. How could that happen? So I looked at the GPS screen and it confirmed my suspicion. According to the GPS, I was nowhere near NH-48, but ripping across the greenery.

So where was I? By this time, I should have been in... Holy Cow! I am on Channarayapattana bypass. I must be. And I was.

That's it folks, Channarayapattana bypass is open for business. No more struggling through that winding traffic.

BTW, after my first horrid experience at both the fake Mayura and Swathi Delicacy, I have switched back to original Mayura. When I drive towards Bangalore, I take the service road just 750m before Mayura and I am there.

Where's this fake Mayura?? I've seen fake Kamat near CR Pattna
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By the way, what was your horrid experience with Swathi? I tried it out last weekend and I did like it. Was it the food or something else?
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We had breakfast at Swathi Delicacy twice when going from Bangalore towards Hassan and it was actually good, what was your bad experience there ?
The horrid experience was actually at fake Mayura. Then I continued to Swathi to overcome the damage. Swathi was much better, but the rava dosa was too oily.

Link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3068671 (The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi)

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Where's this fake Mayura?? I've seen fake Kamat near CR Pattna
It is at Yediyur, same side as Swathi, but it comes before it on your way to Bangalore.

BTW, now I am big a fan of Mythri at Sakleshpur for lunch. Too bad I am too early for lunch at sakleshpur when I drive towards Manipal.
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C.R Patna by pass is thru' now? It's a good news Samurai.
Last time when I drove thru' they kept some sand bags in the road, so I continued usual thru' town. By pass is big relief now. Have to try other hotels on the way. For ages I'm using CRP Kamat. Once tried Mayura(original). Had lunch, it was good. Though there are couple of new hotels, not yet tried them yet. Planning a quick visit to Kukke this week end, will try different hotel this time
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Hello Guys,

Came back from Kundapur.

While going we went through the Agumbe ghat. The roads are awesome. It just cant get better than that. Also the ghats have some 19 very steep and scary hair pin bends, but they are all downslope while going towards Kundapur, so its a treat to drive.

While returning we decided to come via the Hulikal ghat, to avoid the steep and scary upslope in agumbe. Very bad decision. The roads from kundapur to the Hulikal ghats are bad but after hulikal to Tirthalli, they are terrible.Potholes like craters on the moon. With the low GC of Zen we could do only like 10-20 kms/hr and wasted lots of time.

Please avoid Hulikal. The only good thing about the hulikal ghats is the slope is not that steep like agumbe, but I think the slope shouldnt be such a big issue if your car is good.

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Also the ghats have some 19 very steep and scary hair pin bends, but they are all downslope while going towards Kundapur, so its a treat to drive.
No, there are only 14 hair pin curves. They are even numbered. I wonder how you counted 19.
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No, there are only 14 hair pin curves. They are even numbered. I wonder how you counted 19.
Oh My cousin who was sitting along with me told me there are 19. I was too busy driving, with all eyes on the road
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Today I found the Channarayapattana bypass blocked from Bangalore side. Had to do the old fashion way of driving via town. It was open from the Hassan side though.

BTW, I managed to do Bangalore-Mulky in 6.5h including breakfast break. The roads are becoming more and more 4-laned. The Shiradi is already developing potholes. Looks like pre-monsoon showers are already in. Haven't seen sun since Sakleshpur. Heavy rains in the coastal area. It is raining even now.
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Today I found the Channarayapattana bypass blocked from Bangalore side. Had to do the old fashion way of driving via town. It was open from the Hassan side .
I passed through the cr patna bypass an hour back. The mounds of mud blocking the road were flattened by some trucks I guess. I could pass through in my Linea.
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Today I found the Channarayapattana bypass blocked from Bangalore side. Had to do the old fashion way of driving via town. It was open from the Hassan side though.

BTW, I managed to do Bangalore-Mulky in 6.5h including breakfast break. The roads are becoming more and more 4-laned. The Shiradi is already developing potholes. Looks like pre-monsoon showers are already in. Haven't seen sun since Sakleshpur. Heavy rains in the coastal area. It is raining even now.
I had gone through the city without realizing the bypass is fully functional. Due to the rapid progress, this road has become bit confusing and i don't see many markers/turns etc.

They seem to be in a hurry constructing those toll booths even before roads are complete

This Fake mayura is the newer one on left(while going to Bangalore?) That seem to be having same logo as well. Lucky i did not stop there due to odd hour driving.

With monsoons ready to batter ghats, i guess i will be entering Hibernation and will not drive towards Mangalore for next couple of months.
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Drove from Mangalore to Bangalore yesterday (June 1, 2013) evening (was returning from a two day trip to Mangalore).

An LPG tanker had overturned in the morning near Nelyady and the roads were still closed in the evening due to gas leakage. Vehicles were being diverted via Subramanya, and for those who missed being diverted there, were further diverted via Kokkada. I got onto the diversion via Kokkada and the country roads were quite an experience for my Camry. Delayed for few hours, but when I was talking to lorry drivers at 7 PM and realized they were waiting since 10 AM, realized that my (and my family of 5) plight was not so bad. Saw hundreds of vehicles held up including those carrying a bride (marriage convoy), those with infants and small kids, people resigned to fate, people not believing they could be stuck up in a forest like this, et al.. People's propensity to try to squeeze through in the wrong direction even when only half a lane is free, and blocking oncoming traffic was disconcerting, more so since it happened again and again with different people and with cars small and big, it seemed more and more to be the norm.
My sympathies with the police and other people trying to help here, but there was only a small team here and they were probably doing the best they could.
I was oh so happy to finally find myself moving again even though it was to meet the ghats and hairpin bends on the Shiradi section.

Some of my experiences with food on this trip:
  • We were just in time for dinner (9.30 PM) at Hotel Mythri and was hoping for a good experience. The hotel was pretty crowded since couple of tourist buses had halted there for passengers to have their dinner. Maybe it was due to my/family's state of tiredness, but we were much less than pleased (Of the dishes we had - Thali / Akki Roti / Masala Dosa / Ice Cream Fruit Salad, felt only the Ice Cream/Fruit Salad to be decent). The waiter was probably overworked with the crowd, forgot the order and came back to confirm multiple times, while we were waiting for food. Am not looking forward to visit Hotel Mythri again.
  • Hotel Mayura (which I visited on my onward journey from Bangalore to Mangalore), though also crowded, was comparitively much better.
  • Hotel Madhuvan (in Moti Mahal, Mangalore) was also very good - especially loved the 'tomato omlette'.
  • We also visited 'Ideal Ice Cream Parlour' in Hampankatta/Mangalore and my family and me loved the experience there.
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Drove from Mangalore to Bangalore yesterday (June 1, 2013) evening (was returning from a two day trip to Mangalore).

An LPG tanker had overturned in the morning near Nelyady and the roads were still closed in the evening due to gas leakage. Vehicles were being diverted via Subramanya, and for those who missed being diverted there, were further diverted via Kokkada. I got onto the diversion via Kokkada ..
I happened to be driving from Bangalore to Mangalore on June 1st as well and went through the same ordeal. However, I did hit the location around 12.30PM and the traffic was a lot better managed.I guess this was just before people got into the lane jumping mode!

I was directed through the Dharmasthala road via Kokkad, a small detour to get back on the BM road at Kochila. However, like the drama on the main road wasnt enuf, I had a erratically driven minibus nail a car, three cars behind me, as we had to slow down to negotiate a lot of vehicles on the narrow road towards Dharmasthala. It really confounds me how these drivers have no sense of anticipation and try belting down on those narrow roads, fully aware of the volume of traffic being diverted onto them. Luckily, there was no injuries from what i could see. Anyone has more inputs on this? I think it was Anand Travels minibus which hit the rear end of a Dezire.

Upon rejoining the BM road, I did however, get to see the remains of the destruction left behind at Perne after the last tanker crash. Scarry to see the extent of damage with the charred remains of the coconut plantations around. Must appreciate the proactiveness of the authorities in the wake of the tragedy to take necessary precautions this time around. However, looks like the specialists to plug the LPG leak arrived very late and I am wondering if we really have the right task teams available for such situations. 7 hrs for a special task force to arrive is preposterous. These tankers have really been chariots of death on this trechereous highway. Has anyone heard of any plans to get them off the roads and idnetify a safer alternative to transport fuel from Mangalore?
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