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Old 13th November 2019, 22:26   #4681
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Based on the recent comments, planning Bangalore - Jog falls - Karwar. Stay at Karwar for night. Next day go to Panjim.

Can someone please suggest how is Jog falls to Karwar road to drive. Esp after sunset?
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After having driven from Bangalore to Goa and Goa to Mumbai, I can vouch for the fact that Amboli route is 100% better than Chorla.

As soon as you leave Khanapur and reach the Wilderness resort, the ordeal of Chorla beings. Potholes and deep craters line the entire stretch uphill and downhill. Anyone going to Goa from Bangalore or Mumbai, please use the Amboli route.

Folks from Bangalore, please drive the extra mile and get to Amboli. Chorla is a big NO!
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Esp after sunset?
Please check post #4664 on this thread
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Can someone please suggest how is Jog falls to Karwar road to drive. Esp after sunset?
The NH road widening on this stretch is going on for years now and it's quite a task (and risky) to drive in darkness.

I would suggest you take the Bangalore-Tumkur-Hiriyur-Hosadurga-Ajjampur-Tarikere-Shimoga-Sagar-Jog route, then stay overnight at Kumta (Jog-Honnavara-Kumta) and proceed to Goa via Ankola-Karwar next day.

Alternatively, you can reach Shimoga by taking Bangalore-Tumkur-Chitradurga-Channagiri-Shimoga, then proceed to Jog and Goa by same route mentioned above.
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Old 15th November 2019, 08:51   #4685
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Based on the recent comments, planning Bangalore - Jog falls - Karwar. Stay at Karwar for night. Next day go to Panjim.
Can someone please suggest how is Jog falls to Karwar road to drive. Esp after sunset?
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The NH road widening on this stretch is going on for years now and it's quite a task (and risky) to drive in darkness.

I would suggest you take the Bangalore-Tumkur-Hiriyur-Hosadurga-Ajjampur-Tarikere-Shimoga-Sagar-Jog route, then stay overnight at Kumta (Jog-Honnavara-Kumta) and proceed to Goa via Ankola-Karwar next day.
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I second NPV's suggestion above. Avoid NH66 after sunset. You can chose to stay at Hotel Sagar Residency just before Honnavar town (on the Jog-Honnavar NH69). I have stayed there before. Decent place. Has a pure veg restaurant attached to it.
Else, if you can make it to Kumta (30 minutes from Honnavar), you can stay at Hotel Pandurang International. They too have a restaurant attached to it. Indian Oil fuel station right opposite to it.

Kumta-Karwar is about 1.5 hours drive.
Honnavar-Karwar is about 2 hours drive.
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I am travelling from Bangalore to North Goa tomorrow, was planning to take the Anmod route, I hear it is closed again, is it worth trying to check if they allow or use Belgaum-Amboli route?
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I am travelling from Bangalore to North Goa tomorrow, was planning to take the Anmod route, I hear it is closed again, is it worth trying to check if they allow or use Belgaum-Amboli route?
Yes Vijay... Compared to Chorla, Amboli is in far better condition to drive. You can even try Bangalore - Hubli - Yellapur - Ankola - Karwar and cross the border to South Goa. Travel time will be little more on the latter but this route is good as well.
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Hi,

Finally completed my log awaited road trip to Palolem

I travelled to Palolem (via Jog) on the 10th. Took the Bangalore -Nice Road -Tumkur-Hiriyur-Hosadurga-Ajjampur-Shimoga-Jog-Honnavar-Kumta-Gokarna-Ankola-Karwar-Palolem. Took the same route while returning on 15th

I stopped overnight at Jog/Shimoga. Total travel time was 12hrs each for both onward and return journey. The roads are in pretty decent shape and drivable but some portion after Tarikere is a little bad (but not too much). Lots of diversions between Karwar and Shimoga, so I will not advise night driving. Otherwise the route between Shimoga and Palolem is very scenic with lots of twists and turns and is an enthusiast's delight. Goa roads are excellent as expected.

I stopped for meal at Kamat Excecutive Inn at Honnavar which is pretty decent. Otherwise i noticed atleast 2 CCD on the way which can be used for bio breaks and coffee.

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Hi,

Finally completed my log awaited road trip to Palolem

I travelled to Palolem (via Jog) on the 10th. Took the Bangalore -Nice Road -Tumkur-Hiriyur-Hosadurga-Ajjampur-Shimoga-Jog-Honnavar-Kumta-Gokarna-Ankola-Karwar-Palolem. Took the same route while returning on 15th

I stopped overnight at Jog/Shimoga.
Could you please let me know any good place in Jog to stay with family. I heard about IB in Jog but don't know how to book it. Any recommendations?
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Could you please let me know any good place in Jog to stay with family. I heard about IB in Jog but don't know how to book it. Any recommendations?
Hotels are very less in Jog, You will find many homestay's which are pretty decent. You can try http://www.matthuga.in/ which is about 10 Kms from Jog.

In case you need a room near Jog falls the only option you are left with is Hotel Mayura Jogfalls.
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Could you please let me know any good place in Jog to stay with family. I heard about IB in Jog but don't know how to book it. Any recommendations?
Sharavathi adventure camp (Jungle Lodges) could be another option, though I'm not sure if tariffs are very high like their other properties.
I think there may be some inexpensive basic options in Sagar if you don't mind the distance and facilities.

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I think there may be some inexpensive basic options in Sagar if you don't mind the distance and facilities.
There are multiple options available in Sagar, like Hotel Anmol International or Hotel Varadashree or Green Embassy Hotel.

I have never stayed in any of these hotels but I have heard good feedback from my relatives who are staying in Sagar.
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I am travelling from Bangalore to North Goa tomorrow, was planning to take the Anmod route, I hear it is closed again, is it worth trying to check if they allow or use Belgaum-Amboli route?
Hi Vijay,

Hope you had a very good trip. Could you please update us the route you've taken from Bangalore to Goa and vice versa. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Hi Vijay,

Hope you had a very good trip. Could you please update us the route you've taken from Bangalore to Goa and vice versa. Thanks a lot in advance.
Hello Chingtham , I took the suggested Amboli route, though it was slightly longer but road surface was relatively better.
First 10-15 kms after Belgaum I experienced pot holes and local crowd which slowed us down, but otherwise this was a good option.
While return my destination was Mumbai, I traveled back from Amboli route to Nipani which had better road quality than Belgaum
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Old 1st December 2019, 21:16   #4695
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Belgaum alert

Belgaum city is seeing lot of road construction activity presently owing to converting the tar roads into concrete ones. This means diversions and traffic snarls during daytime. City is best crossed during early mornings and nights.

Avoid Belgaum city if you are getting to Chorla ghat enroute Goa. Look out for alternatives like MK Hubli--Khanapur or Kittur--Khanapur--Jamboti--Chorla routes although the conditions of these internal roads may not be good.
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