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|20th December 2010, 08:42||#1|
Route Help: Panvel-Tuljapur-Akkalkot-Hampi-Saundatti-Kolhapur-Ratnagiri-Panvel
My friend is planning for a 7 to 8 day trip along with wife and a small kid.
He will be riding in his Ritz VDI.
He has finalized on the following route:
Key concerns are:
1. Best route to take
2. Road conditions
3. Places to visit
4. Budget Overnight Stays (considering family)
Thanks in advance
|20th December 2010, 09:33||#2|
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NH-9 via Pune to Solapur, and then to Tuljapur.
Tuljapur - Akkalkot:
via Solpaur, towards Akkalkot
Akkalkot - Hampi:
Akkalkot - Solapur - Bijapur - Hospet - Hampi (all on NH-13)
Roads are bad a little as you approach Hospet.
Alternative here is :
After Hungund on NH-13, take left towards Mudgal. At Mudgal, turn right on SH-29 upto Gangawati. From there, ask for Hampi. But will help if you can speak Kannada.
Hampi - Hospet - Hubli - Dharwad - Saundatti
Hospet to Hubli - NH63. Road is Bad.
Hubli - Dharwad - ask for directions : avoid the by-pass. It is much longer, so stay inside the city. Stick to 40 kmph between the two cities. You never know when the interceptor is doing duty.
Dharwad - Saundatti - SH65. Road is now good.
Saundatti - Kolhapur:
Saundatti - Manoli - Yargatti - take left towards Belgaum. From Belgaum, it's easy to Kolhapur.
Saundatti - Manoli /Yargatti : you will not come back into Saundatti town, but you will head the other direction. Manoli is also spelt as "Munavalli"
Roads upto Belgaum are decent.
|20th December 2010, 10:29||#3|
Re: Route Help: Panvel-Tuljapur-Akkalkot-Hampi-Saundatti-Kolhapur-Ratnagiri-Panvel
Thanks for the updates. Just got update from HVK Sir as well and the roads are indded bad. Considering that the kid is only 5 years old and road issues are there any other good options for a 8 day road trip?
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