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Old 3rd December 2013, 09:10   #16
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I have provided the links to the maps which can be used as a general reference.
@lipaul - thanks for the day wise route maps, very useful

How is the road condition from Kollur to Kodachadri and then on to Tirthahalli ?
Any landmarks for Kodachadri turn off ?

I'm guessing you did this trip in a Swift - So maybe it won't be a problem in a Swift Dzire as well

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Old 3rd December 2013, 13:27   #17
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lilpaul, we also had the good opportunity to spend 3 wonderful days with N & V at Kolavara last year.

We did not do any daytime trips and spent the time lazing around the property and also exploring the countryside, rivers, hills nearby.
Sounds like you had a great time idling around Kolavara

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@lipaul - thanks for the day wise route maps, very useful

How is the road condition from Kollur to Kodachadri and then on to Tirthahalli ?
Any landmarks for Kodachadri turn off ?

I'm guessing you did this trip in a Swift - So maybe it won't be a problem in a Swift Dzire as well
NPV, I did this trip in my Swift and I remember the T'halli - K'chadri stretch to be good and the K'chadri - Kollur stretch from bad to very bad. I can't recollect any landmark for the deviation as it has been some time
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Wow!! Lovely pictures and captures the beauty of Malnad in toto!!

The pictures from Kundadari and that of Kodachadri is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. How come you missed many other places around Tirthahalli like Kavale Durga? May be for next time
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Wow!! Lovely pictures and captures the beauty of Malnad in toto!!

The pictures from Kundadari and that of Kodachadri is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. How come you missed many other places around Tirthahalli like Kavale Durga? May be for next time
Thanks Fauji! I wanted to see Kavaledurga, Mani dam & Nagara fort but I could not due to lack of time. But as you said, next time
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Thanks Fauji! I wanted to see Kavaledurga, Mani dam & Nagara fort but I could not due to lack of time. But as you said, next time
Here are a couple of snaps for you! Hope you like them.

Road Trip : Bangalore - Thirthahalli - Sringeri - Jog falls - Kodachadri-nex3n_a3_20131226114815.jpg

Road Trip : Bangalore - Thirthahalli - Sringeri - Jog falls - Kodachadri-nex3n_a3_20131226114828.jpg
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lilpaul - hijacking your thread as I did not want to create a new one. Just wanted to update that we stayed at Kolavera homestay and it was an absolute delight. Great food, hospitality, ambience. Just spent a day there and we did not go anywhere except for a trek to the hill close to the house. Otherwise just spent time going around the farm.

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lilpaul - hijacking your thread as I did not want to create a new one. Just wanted to update that we stayed at Kolavera homestay and it was an absolute delight. Great food, hospitality, ambience. Just spent a day there and we did not go anywhere except for a trek to the hill close to the house. Otherwise just spent time going around the farm.

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ZedMae, it seems like you had a relaxing time at Kolavera. It has been some time since we visited them and its good to know that they are still great on food, hospitality and ambience.
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Thanks! Post monsoon would be the best time to visit Jog falls. We did this in the month of September. So I assume the volume of the water would be less if not the same as seen in the pictures. Sorry, I could not help you much here.



Thanks NPV! I have provided the links to the maps which can be used as a general reference. We were helped here by the home stay owners with notes on deviations at important points which Iam not able to find now.

Day 1
http://goo.gl/maps/CoEpN

Day 2
http://goo.gl/maps/PB9Om

Day 3
http://goo.gl/maps/SAvu0

Day 4
http://goo.gl/maps/Ymkg4

Thank you LIPaul, for this nice travelogue. Planning a trip to the hills this weekend, Proposed route map is https://goo.gl/maps/S8ZeO

One question though, once we enter the Kundadri ghat section, and the final diversion to the Kundadri Hills is shown in a dotted line, does this mean its a road on which one cannot drive?

Many thanks in advance

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Thank you LIPaul, for this nice travelogue. Planning a trip to the hills this weekend, Proposed route map is https://goo.gl/maps/S8ZeO

One question though, once we enter the Kundadri ghat section, and the final diversion to the Kundadri Hills is shown in a dotted line, does this mean its a road on which one cannot drive?

Many thanks in advance

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Arun, after a narrow ghat section, the road to Kundadri hills ends in a parking area. The dotted line might be the stairs that leads to the hill from the parking area. A comfortable 10 min walk will take you from the parking area to the hill.
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One question though, once we enter the Kundadri ghat section, and the final diversion to the Kundadri Hills is shown in a dotted line, does this mean its a road on which one cannot drive?
@Arun - as @lipaul says it is most likely the steps to the top of the hill.

Just remember that Kundadri can be reached from 2 directions:
1. From the Tirthahalli-Agumbe road - turn to Kundadri is at Guddekeri village.
2. From the Sringeri-Agumbe road - turn to Kundadri is at Hosa Gadde village.

We visited Kundadri on our way back from Sringeri so we took #2. After viewing an amazing sunset, our destination was Tirthahalli (we stayed at Kolavara Heritage) so we took #1.

More details of our trip in an earlier post - here (Road trip to Horanadu and Sringeri).
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Arun, after a narrow ghat section, the road to Kundadri hills ends in a parking area. The dotted line might be the stairs that leads to the hill from the parking area. A comfortable 10 min walk will take you from the parking area to the hill.
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@Arun - as @lipaul says it is most likely the steps to the top of the hill.

Just remember that Kundadri can be reached from 2 directions:
1. From the Tirthahalli-Agumbe road - turn to Kundadri is at Guddekeri village.
2. From the Sringeri-Agumbe road - turn to Kundadri is at Hosa Gadde village.

We visited Kundadri on our way back from Sringeri so we took #2. After viewing an amazing sunset, our destination was Tirthahalli (we stayed at Kolavara Heritage) so we took #1.

More details of our trip in an earlier post - here (Road trip to Horanadu and Sringeri).
Thank you Gents,

IMO, the difference in distance between Option 1 & 2 is minimal, so will give both routes a go, more photo ops . Was hoping to make it to Sirimane falls, but time may not permit as we need to be back home by night.

Thank you once again
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Hi all, this was our route for the weekend adventure to Agumbe, Sringeri & around.

https://goo.gl/maps/TavLD

The condition of the roads were good in general, except the Ghat section of 10km, @ 4km approaching Shringeri and the last 5 km to the Sirimane Falls. Heavy rains and a lot of uprooted trees and electric poles. Restoration works are in progress, but quite slow. Sometimes, fallen trees take up half the road, so be very careful of fast approaching cars trying to squeeze in before you

Our camera met a watery grave at the Sirimane Falls. So no pictures .

The most impressive part of the Sirimane falls was a changing room for the ladies (haven't seen it in these parts!, resolves a major issue with the missus and the daughter, who keep forcing me to find a place where no one will peep or pass by!!!). The chilling waters (wonder which river/ tributary/ rivulet it is though... asked around, but no one knew, including the Forest Officials) were great fun. Though the falls are not of a great height, its width at the bottom (not too deep, 3 feet maximum) easily accommodates around 20 people or so.

Kundadri Hills was a great drive. A note for the visitors who may find the gate at the base of the ghat road locked, please do not return back, there is a house about 50m from the gate on the right hand side, who keep the keys and will open the gate for you, if approached. Please inform them on your way back.

The Agumbe Rain Forest Research Station is a great centre for information on wildlife in Someshewar rain forest range. The drive through the thick jungle to the centre is brilliant, especially if it is raining heavily.

Picked up some lovely fresh (unadulterated) honey at Someshwar for Rs. 120/- a kilo !!!!

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