Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > The Team-BHP Meet Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th June 2010, 08:32   #1
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default Drive to the West coast from Bangalore

Hi friends,

Its been only 2 weeks we came back from Gokarna, but the beauty of the place and arround are calling me again, and I can't stop starting a fresh thread on this, and who so ever has a doubt that "SEA BEACH IN RAIN" belive me guys, we had our best time spent till date on the Gokarna trip, this time we want to be little adventure seekers so we are looking to explore a vally or an island, this post is just a starter, look out for more info.

Possible date - 2nd wk July
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 09:11   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,748
Thanked: 6,762 Times
Default

Honnemardu? Linganamakki? Devbagh? Where ?????
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 09:15   #3
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by laluks View Post
Honnemardu? Linganamakki? Devbagh? Where ?????
Hopefully Devbagh, thats the popular opinion. Whats your take?

Last edited by asdon : 20th June 2010 at 09:19.
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 12:17   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,254
Thanked: 31 Times
Default

Driving 500+km in one way in short trip is tiresome so my pick is visit Kodachadri area where you can explore Linganamakki back waters and Kodachadri hills.

Take Bangalore - Hassan - Koppa - teerthahalli - Hosanagara - Kodachadri route and while returning come via Sagara - Shimoga - Bangalore.

Places you can explore:

1. Kuppalli (Poet Kuvempu's birthplace)
2. Kodachaadri (Not sure If top of the hill drive in Jeep facility is available in monsoons. ) I know few places where to stay around.
3. Hasirumakki - sigandoor area - beautifull area and even better just after rains.
4. Water falls trek (2 to 4 km) near Kodachaadri
5. or You can reach beach like Maravathe from Kodachadri via kollur

I suggest plan 3 days trip. You need not drive 500+km in one stretch and scenic route and nice weather.

Devabhag / karwar area is also very good!! But in mansoon few activities are not available there. Around October/November/December thats best place to visit.

While retunring from Karwar try Karwar - 5 km before Ankola take left turn to NH63 - Yellapura - right turn to Mundgood (there is right turn to sirsi too, ask for directions) - Bankapura - NH4 - bangalore. This would be 520km from Karwar. Yellapura - Mundgod - Bankapura nh4 is single lane road but no traffic and not so smooth. but there is no harm in trying that route. There is chance of spotting elephants.

Mine lorries banned in mansoon in nh17 and nh48. So expect less traffic.

Regards,

Ravi.
ravibhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 12:29   #5
BHPian
 
inder_s1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 238
Thanked: 36 Times
Default

I'm fine with any place decided..just that let's ensure we have ample rest , specially the kids get tired during continuous drives.

Waiting for another superb and fun filled adventure.

Last edited by inder_s1 : 20th June 2010 at 12:30.
inder_s1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 15:59   #6
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by inder_s1 View Post
I'm fine with any place decided..just that let's ensure we have ample rest , specially the kids get tired during continuous drives.

Waiting for another superb and fun filled adventure.
Yes sir, this time we will take friday or monday off and make sure we have few places to visit and less drive within the destination
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 16:04   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
sdp1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,573
Thanked: 880 Times
Default

Are you guys again driving all night ? Don't you like day driving ?
sdp1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2010, 22:39   #8
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdp1975 View Post
Are you guys again driving all night ? Don't you like day driving ?
yes, long drives I like in night so that we don't get stress during the outing.
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 10:31   #9
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default The Plan

After a lot of calculations I decided to write it down - I am starting from Bangalore on 15th July, 6pm. Hopefully I will hit Tukur Road by 8:30pm, dinner on the way. Target to reach Tumkur by 10pm, fuel top-up, then no stopping before Jog Falls. I hope to reach Jog by 2 am, if the sky is clear will do some night shots else no stopping. By 4:30am will reach Gokarna but will have to carry on. Reach Margao by 7am. Will stay in Colva beach and see other places, keeping friday, satureday & Sunday for Goa. Will start early on Monday morning may be at 5am, lets see when can I reach Bangalore. This all looks good in paper though . Will post actual driving experience after the drive is finished. Any one wants to join along, WELCOME.
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 19:38   #10
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,748
Thanked: 6,762 Times
Default

Have a nice drive
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 20:18   #11
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by laluks View Post
Have a nice drive
Sirji, you smily scared me, is there any thing fishy
asdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coffee with Mom: USA West Coast, Midwest & East Coast HarryB Travelogues 26 7th February 2014 11:29
US West Coast-East Coast : 15 days of work & fun !!! mobike008 Travelogues 48 23rd May 2012 14:39
Christmas to New Year - East Coast to West Coast - Circular trip jeevmenon Travelogues 21 22nd August 2010 20:51
East Coast to West Coast (Almost) - Chennai to Mahabaleshwar & back. PICS Added! pypkmsrikanth Travelogues 18 17th October 2008 13:43
Cross Country Trip down the West Coast and Up the East Coast. wanderernomad Route / Travel Queries 32 9th July 2008 18:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:50.

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