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Old 21st August 2008, 21:36   #1
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Default Independence '08 Weekend to Shirley and Magod Falls

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Indenpendence Day Weekend '08

Hubli -> Dharwad -> Haliyal -> Dandeli Road -> Yellapur -> Shirley Falls -> Magod Falls -> Hubli

Started the trip on a Pulsar 200 and my first destination planned was to Dandeli which is very nearby to Hubli. Initially thought that the roads should be good enough and would cruise easily to Dandeli in an hour. As we took a deviation towards Haliyal from Dharwad, road was getting bad to worse. As we checked with locals about the condition of road, surprised that the state of road would be till Haliyal about 26kms. Almost took us an hour to reach Haliyal.

Road from Dharwad to Haliyal
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Old 21st August 2008, 21:41   #2
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Hey Raps,

Load them fast with all details because cant wait to see more pictures.

Very Interested to read more about your Adventure! because its excellant place you cruised.

Ravi.

Edit: Thanks for loading more photos!! It would be real fun trip for sure.

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Umm. The travelogue needs some more ingredents. More photos. who all went. whats the distance, FE etc. Do update on the above.

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Old 21st August 2008, 21:46   #4
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Some more photos....After looking into the condition of the Dandeli road, decided to goto Yellapur and visit Shirley and Magod Falls.

Road from Haliyal to Yellapur. Beautiful road with not even a single pothole for entire 50km stretch with amazing curves very less traffic.
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How did you take the photos? Your odo indicates you are cruising at 66 kmph and that too on a 2-wheeler. Isn't it too risky?
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Old 21st August 2008, 22:00   #6
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After the Yellapur town, around 12kms towards the Ankola as we hit down ghats there is very small board on the left side "Road towards Shirley Falls" From the road its around 2kms, pretty much slush as it was raining
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oye lovely pics in there man. bikes rule in littil slush
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Wow, these are very interesting photographs. I think they really deserve a story to go with it. So spill the beans man.
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Truly impressive snaps Raps. The road looks great and am sure is a great place to drive. This reminds me of the drive I and a friend of mine had done in 2005 (Hubli to Karwar).
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interesting pics.
update the thread fast fast,
place looks very good,
last pic is great.
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Hey Raps,

Very interesting place. This time I will visit this Shirley Falls for sure. Can you tell me vehicles like Force gurkha or what they call Tempo Trax Jeep sort of vehicle will go there ? I mean is there that much width in that road?

Is it 2km from highway or 2 km trekk ?

Do let me know, I will prepare my gang to visit this falls when I visit my native next week.

Regards,

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Interesting Pics, Waiting for more !!

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How did you take the photos? Your odo indicates you are cruising at 66 kmph and that too on a 2-wheeler. Isn't it too risky?
Srini, that speed on an open stretch is OK for a pic

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Old 23rd August 2008, 23:39   #13
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Some more pics and sorry guys took time to load it.
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wow ! what a beautiful place. the snaps have a mysterious feel to them ! can you give us more details of the route, distances etc. please ? also, i demand an elaborate travelogue
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another koshun - i dont see a helmet in any of the pics?
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