Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th November 2015, 08:42   #6496
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Belur/Bangalore
Posts: 4,083
Thanked: 9,798 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Nice! Looks like you have come a long way from your home! When did you shift to these parts of the country ? (I did notice your updates about these locations. But forgot to ask you about it).
Well, he's just a call away whenever you are relishing Butter Dosas at Davanagere's famous joint. He might greet you in white apron and pass on a dose of medicine in case you are travel sick .

Last edited by ampere : 30th November 2015 at 08:49. Reason: corrected quoted post
paragsachania is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 11:32   #6497
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 252
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Since I didn't get a response for my earlier request (The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi), (maybe it was too broad a request) let me post a more specific question here:

Yesterday someone suggested that for the return journey (Udupi-Bangalore) I follow the route Udupi-Agumbe-Bhadra-Chennarayapatna-Nelamangala-Bangalore. They said it was a very picturesque route etc.

My question is, would you folks here recommend that route too or would you recommend that I just do Udupi-Mangalore-Bangalore through Shiradi Ghat?

Thank you and cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 12:08   #6498
BHPian
 
samaspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Manipal / Udupi
Posts: 914
Thanked: 2,193 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
Since I didn't get a response for my earlier request (The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi), (maybe it was too broad a request) let me post a more specific question here:

Yesterday someone suggested that for the return journey (Udupi-Bangalore) I follow the route Udupi-Agumbe-Bhadra-Chennarayapatna-Nelamangala-Bangalore. They said it was a very picturesque route etc.

My question is, would you folks here recommend that route too or would you recommend that I just do Udupi-Mangalore-Bangalore through Shiradi Ghat?

Thank you and cheers
I'm no expert but I took the Manipal - Agumbe - Sringeri route to Chikmagalur on Saturday and its very scenic indeed, but slow. You can also take this route to Bangalore (Chikmagalur - Belur - Hassan - Bangalore: Brilliant stretch). Catch a visit to the architectural wonder of the ancient Belur temples if you have time. Should take about 8:30 hours (4:00 + 4:30) plus breaks

But if there is paucity of time, the best route is Mangalore - Bangalore (8 hours max). You can probably deduct about an hour for the Jetta. I do not think this route will close in the next 4 days - but confirm it on the 3rd, before leaving. It will be in all the local papers.

Last edited by samaspire : 30th November 2015 at 12:16.
samaspire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 12:31   #6499
Senior - BHPian
 
speedsatya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: bangalore/manga
Posts: 3,161
Thanked: 706 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
would you recommend that I just do Udupi-Mangalore-Bangalore through Shiradi Ghat?
If time is a constraint , then Udipi- Mangalore ( left from Nanthoor Cross )- Sakleshpur-Hassan -Nelmangala is the fastest route to take .

You can easily do in 6-8 hours depending on what time you start . We were able to do this weekend's Bangalore -Mangalore drive in just a bit more than 5 hours including driving in heavy fog between Hassan-Sakleshpur ( started at 230 am and reached at 740 am IST) while the return was around 7 hours including a 1hour+ dinner stop . Add one hour more for Udipi-Mangalore
speedsatya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 12:55   #6500
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 252
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Thank you, Samaspire & SpeedSatya, for the prompt response.

I was told that the Chikmagalur route, though scenic, was slower than the Bhadra route. Apparently the section from Agumbe to CR Patna does not have as much twisties as even Shiradi Ghat (because Agumbe to Bangalore has no altitude changes or something like that). Plus apparently even the traffic on that route is sparse according to my informant. That's what I was told, hence my question about that route.

Anyway, thanks once again for your responses - really helpful - and I think I shall stick to Shiradi Ghat in the interest of time.

Cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 13:53   #6501
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 392
Thanked: 152 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
I was told that the Chikmagalur route, though scenic, was slower than the Bhadra route. That's what I was told, hence my question about that route.
Cheers
The route you were asking is commonly known here as ampere's route. You need to have some sort of navigation assistant to turn towards Muntikoppa -> Umblebail -> Badra bypass. Advantage, this route skips Shimoga (Even shimoga bypass), (also Sakrebail backwaters). Yes its very nice route particularly if you are travelling early morning.
RaguHolla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 14:05   #6502
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 252
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

RaguHolla, thank you. Yes I do have Google Maps on my phone, plus I have my Garmin GPS with OpenStreetMaps loaded onto it.

I understand your cautioning me about the Bhadra bypass. I was told the same thing by my friend - that I should not go into Bhadra town, but watch for the bypass (NH206) before Bhadra town and take a Right onto that bypass to get to CR Patna.

Cheers

Update due to a major mess-up by me:

Folks, I should apologise to all of you. Instead of typing Bhadravati in my route query to you folks, I typed Bhadra.

So, the new query would be Udupi-Agumbe-Bhadravati-CR Patna-Bangalore. This was the route I was recommended. Would you recommend it too?

Thanks and cheers

Last edited by tilt : 30th November 2015 at 14:32. Reason: Made a major error in rote
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 15:48   #6503
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 392
Thanked: 152 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
RaguHolla, thank you. Yes I do have Google Maps on my phone, plus I have my Garmin GPS with OpenStreetMaps loaded onto it.

I understand your cautioning me about the Bhadra bypass. I was told the same thing by my friend - that I should not go into Bhadra town, but watch for the bypass (NH206) before Bhadra town and take a Right onto that bypass to get to CR Patna.
We are talking about this route. Caution is not regarding Badravati bypass, rather taking right to Munttinakoppa near Muduba bus stop on Thirtahalli -> Shimoga route, sub-sequently reaching Badravathi bypass. Also road till Muttinakoppa from Thirtahalli ~ shimoga is narrow. You may get alarmed, but route improves after 4 km! Do I recommended the route, sure! This route took me 9 hours from Kundapura to Gottigere with two hours break in between.

If time is the issue, it is still preferred to take regular Shiradi route!
RaguHolla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 16:12   #6504
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 252
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Thank you RaguHolla. This, what you linked to, is the exact same route I was asking about. Yes, I really zoomed into your route to understand the Right turn at that bus-stop and my route shows exactly the same thing too. Thank you.

I am planning on leaving Udupi at around 9 a.m.

One more question, if you'll indulge me: What about clean toilets, food etc., on that route? Where would you recommend I stop for lunch, considering I am leaving Udupi at 9 a.m.?

Thanks again and cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 16:19   #6505
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,483
Thanked: 8,375 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
Thank you RaguHolla. This, what you linked to, is the exact same route I was asking about. Yes, I really zoomed into your route to understand the Right turn at that bus-stop and my route shows exactly the same thing too. Thank you.
Another way to remember if you forget past Thirthahalli, ask for Mandagadde. Thats where you cross the river.

Quote:
One more question, if you'll indulge me: What about clean toilets, food etc., on that route? Where would you recommend I stop for lunch, considering I am leaving Udupi at 9 a.m.?
Dont expect anything till you hit NH206. There is nothing around Agumbe/Thirthahalli. And even at Bhadravathi you would rarely find something. But since its a bigger town chances are higher. Closer to Arsikere you have a CCD.

Last edited by ampere : 30th November 2015 at 16:22.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 16:53   #6506
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 392
Thanked: 152 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
I am planning on leaving Udupi at around 9 a.m.

One more question, if you'll indulge me: What about clean toilets, food etc., on that route? Where would you recommend I stop for lunch, considering I am leaving Udupi at 9 a.m.?
As ampere already replied, first stop will be at ccd before Arsikere which will be nearly after ~4.5hrs... Otherwise You should go via Shimoga. Is CCD good for lunch? Not for me. If I am you, I will go via Shimoga (ditch Muttinakoppa route). Have lunch @ Hotel Meenakshi Bhavan... You reach Shimoga at around 12:30...
RaguHolla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 17:02   #6507
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,483
Thanked: 8,375 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaguHolla View Post
Have lunch @ Hotel Meenakshi Bhavan... You reach Shimoga at around 12:30...
+1 about going to Shimoga if its close to lunch time and there is time available.

The other place for a lunch if one wants to splurge is Royal Orchid. Very nice place close to bus stand. But yes, you will lose time because then you have go in and come out of Shimoga.

Last edited by ampere : 30th November 2015 at 17:12.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 22:37   #6508
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 252
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Ampere & RaguHolla, thank you again.

Yes, CCD is good enough for lunch in a crunch but my aim was more towards clean toilets. If I were by myself I wouldn't care too much about that since there are always trees and bushes by the roadside, but my wife will be with me. Therefore I guess I shall forego the scenic route and stick to Udupi-Mangalore-Shiradi Ghat-Bangalore.

Thank you once again for taking all this time to help me.

Cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2015, 23:40   #6509
Senior - BHPian
 
Klub Class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA17|KL65|KL41
Posts: 3,558
Thanked: 736 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drive_factor View Post
I am planning out a 6,000km western seaboard drive from here in eastern India and the Sringeri - NH4 sector was the grey-est stretch for me. Thanks to the fantastic inputs I have much clarity now.
I forgot to mention in my previous reply that my last last two drives were during the early morning hours. So, you might take a bit more time - may be two and half hours to do Shimoga - Davangere

- Once you're in Channagiri cross junction, you can see the Channagiri Fort on the RHS while driving to Davangere (it's less than 1 km from the cross)

- Stop over at 14.130993, 75.885437 and spend some few minutes to enjoy the beautiful views of Shanthi Sagara (Sulekere), if you're not in a hurry.

A panorama I clicked during my last drive :

The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi-1448906893781.jpg

This is entrance :

The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi-11041806_10206165139031340_1240905858544506695_n.jpg

All the best for your drive. Will be waiting for your travelogue

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Nice! Looks like you have come a long way from your home! When did you shift to these parts of the country ? (I did notice your updates about these locations. But forgot to ask you about it).
I'm in Davangere since August 2013. There are many lesser known temples, forts to explore around here (will share the details in a separate thread later)

As Parag mentioned, I'm just a call away. Do drop a message next time you're in Davangere. We can have yummy Davangere Benne Dosa and discuss cars and roads.

Quote:
Originally Posted by paragsachania View Post
Well, he's just a call away whenever you are relishing Butter Dosas
Haha. It was fun meeting you that day

Last edited by Klub Class : 30th November 2015 at 23:57.
Klub Class is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2015, 10:51   #6510
BHPian
 
Lightening-Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 249
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: The art of travelling between Bangalore - Mangalore/Udupi

Returned from Udupi yesterday. Took Shiradi Ghat for both onward and return journey. Good roads all along. Mangalore Udupi stretch is crowded and slows you down. Overall 7 hours of drive time door to door from North Bangalore
Lightening-Fast is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Year Drive: Bangalore to Mangalore & Udupi nandita_bayan21 Travelogues 11 21st January 2016 12:27
On TVS apache: Pune-Chennai-Pondy-Bangalore-Mangalore-Udupi-Ankola-Belgaum-Pune CoNrOd Travelogues 12 26th May 2014 16:04
Road conditions between Bangalore and Udupi rdna Route / Travel Queries 1 11th December 2011 00:55
Mumbai-Mangalore-Bangalore-Mangalore-Mumbai trip sumitdongerkery Travelogues 4 17th October 2006 14:28


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:08.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks