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Old 24th February 2012, 18:58   #136
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Belamber Beach in Ankola, and the resort name is Honey Beach Resort,
Ahh Dada, kya choise hain So when are we planning to head there? Please do plan it post Oct cause of the rainy season. Summer does not make sense in the beach. If it all you decide to book it during rainy season then will be getting my black bandicoot.
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Guys, brakes please ! Dont go off-road !!

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Post lunch, the group split up. Asdon, guyfrmblr, ssjr0498, Schoudhury and myself wanted to try the freshly laid roads of Chikmagalur - Sakkarepatna - Kadur - Arsikere - Tiptur - Tumkur - Bangalore route. Shamanth stayed back in Hassan on personal work, and the others wanted to stick to the tried and tested Chikmagalur - Belur - Hassan - Bangalore route. I must add to the other group's envy by saying this - the Kadur route was smply mind blowing. You guys missed it. I don't remember a single pothole on that route except for a 1km stretch near Tiptur . The 'tried and tested' pothole ridden stretch was simply no match.

Sir, where was the pothole ridden road you talk about? The only "bad" stretch we had was that 500m of broken road. Just stones.

Apart from that, we too were flying. The bad roads were actually towards the estates from Chikmagalur town.

So, you are not actually adding to anyone's envy. There is ABSOLUTELY no envy to begin with! Ask any of the guys how much fun we had blasting down the curving roads!
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Sir, where was the pothole ridden road you talk about? The only "bad" stretch we had was that 500m of broken road. Just stones.

Apart from that, we too were flying. The bad roads were actually towards the estates from Chikmagalur town.

So, you are not actually adding to anyone's envy. There is ABSOLUTELY no envy to begin with! Ask any of the guys how much fun we had blasting down the curving roads!
Took your point Nikhil, but still try the route once, you will love it.
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Sir, where was the pothole ridden road you talk about? The only "bad" stretch we had was that 500m of broken road. Just stones.

Apart from that, we too were flying. The bad roads were actually towards the estates from Chikmagalur town.

So, you are not actually adding to anyone's envy. There is ABSOLUTELY no envy to begin with! Ask any of the guys how much fun we had blasting down the curving roads!
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Took your point Nikhil, but still try the route once, you will love it.
The T-log was just written in a lighter vein just for fun, no actual envy/offense meant. Don't take it so seriously guys. Anyone going in that route again in the next few days can try the other NH-206 route.

What I was referring to were the CR Patna - Hassan and Belur-chikmagalur parts which were quite bumpy due to road constructions and unevenly filled potholes. The NH-206 was just re-tarred recently and is like 1 single, wide road for the entire distance. Very scenic and no traffic either.

@Nikhil - btw, I saw you holding a camera in some photos here. Where are your pictures?? Upload them please

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@shishir_bn: Your last pic looks like some monumental structures. At the first glance, I was wondering where was this place near the resort, then observed closely and remembered that it was the balcony of the restaurant. Very well captured. Even the coffee cup pic looks good.
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@Vinay, did you notice the dragonfly in the pic there ?
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@shishir_bn - brilliant pics.. The pic of the wooden fencing on the balcony at night looks amazing. I agree with guyfrmblr. I thought that looked like stone henge or something like that

@others - did anyone shoot any videos by any chance, of the convoy offroading into the resort or mass overtaking on the highway or anything like that? those would be funny to watch now
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Sir, where was the pothole ridden road you talk about? The only "bad" stretch we had was that 500m of broken road. Just stones.

Apart from that, we too were flying. The bad roads were actually towards the estates from Chikmagalur town.

So, you are not actually adding to anyone's envy. There is ABSOLUTELY no envy to begin with! Ask any of the guys how much fun we had blasting down the curving roads!
I completely agree with Nikhil. The only bad part was the stone ridden road around Chikmagalur. Otherwise the entire stretch was quite decent and we were flying throughout. The pothole ridden roads were infact after Chikmagalur town towards the resort. That was the exact reason we stuck to the tried and tested road while coming back because the bad part was already over. We encountered some light traffic after Hassan/CR Patna but that didn't stop us from flying. In fact, NH-206 is no match for the section from Bellur Cross to Neelamangala for the reason we all knew while going Vroom Vroom!!!
I am planning a half-day trip to Shravanabelagola next weekend just to enjoy that stretch again. Anyone interested?
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That silhouette snap was taken by my kid.

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@others - did anyone shoot any videos by any chance, of the convoy offroading into the resort or mass overtaking on the highway or anything like that? those would be funny to watch now
I have 3 videos. Its not very professional but viewable. One of the video shows us flying between Chikmagalur - kadur. One dumb question - How to upload videos in this site? Should I upload in youtube and paste the link here or how is it?

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@Vinay, upload to Youtube, and then post the link here.
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@Asdon ---- Definitely! Thanks for giving us the information about the NH206. Definitely plan on driving there sometime soon!

I actually loved the roads so much, I went back yesterday with some friends to Belur and then to Halebidu. We did some sightseeing, came back from Halebidu to Belur and then to Hassan where we had lunch and left.

The roads were fantastic again! We had some traffic on our way towards Belur but on our way back we had an absolute BLAST! Next time, it's definitely NH206!

@KarthikK -- I will post the pics soon. But nothing great. My pics were quite ordinary. Nothing new or different from what is posted here. This is why I didnt bother posting any pics.
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