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Old 26th March 2021, 10:40   #5131
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How about COVID related checking at both Goa and Karnataka borders? Did anybody stop you while going/coming asking for negative RT-PCR test reports?
I covered Bangalore -> Panaji -> Bangalore this past weekend. Followed the route via Tumkur->Devangare->Mundgod(SH-6)-> Yellapur -> Karwar via national highway again -> Panjim via south Goa.

The roads were well and good except very few bad patches on SH-6 before Yellapur. And yes, like mentioned previously in this thread that the roads are narrow from Mundgod to Yellapur but there isn't much to worry if you maintain speed less than or around 80 KPH. It'll take you from the forest with a beautiful sight of Sprint season(most of the trees shedding their leaves).

No COVID checking as-such till last week. While returning from Goa, there wasn't even strict Liquor checking as well
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Old 26th March 2021, 13:09   #5132
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I covered Bangalore -> Panaji -> Bangalore this past weekend. Followed the route via Tumkur->Devangare->Mundgod(SH-6)-> Yellapur -> Karwar via national highway again -> Panjim via south Goa.

The roads were well and good except very few bad patches on SH-6 before Yellapur. And yes, like mentioned previously in this thread that the roads are narrow from Mundgod to Yellapur but there isn't much to worry if you maintain speed less than or around 80 KPH. It'll take you from the forest with a beautiful sight of Sprint season(most of the trees shedding their leaves).

No COVID checking as-such till last week. While returning from Goa, there wasn't even strict Liquor checking as well
That was my favorite route until this year I got bored by the repetition. This time did BLR > Chikmagalur >Sharavati >Dandeli >Goa and back and it was a revelation! It was 900km one way and a very enriching experience compared to dead soul-killing experience of NH48. While you will experience great driving from Mundgod to Karwar via Yellapur - It is only 1/5th the entire journey. Via the route i took however it was comparably better than the Yellapur stretch almost all the way for 700kms or more. The trick is to avoid the regular Shimoga route and hit the interior roads that are almost invisible on Google maps.

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Old 30th March 2021, 16:04   #5133
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Just got back from my Goa trip. I had to go via Belgaum and return via Hubli since I had personal work at both these places.

Below is the route I took.

1. Onward Journey

Bangalore - Belgaum - Chorla ghat - Margao - Patnem beach. I had booked my stay at a beach in Patnem beach. Route was good all along, except for some minor rough patches.

2. Return Journey

Patnem - Karwar - Yellapur - Kalaghatagi -Hubli. Roads are very good all the way. The last 8 Km before Hubli is rough. Yellapur, Karwar has some decent pure veg hotels for lunch.
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Hi All,

Planning for a goa trip on May 31, this is going to be with my family (Mom, Dad, wife, sister and 4 kids) need suggestions on below

1. I am planning to take Blr - Chitradurga - Davangere - Dharwad - Belgaum - Goa route, any places to visit on the way?
2. Any not to miss places in goa (apart from beaches)
3. Budget stays (preferably service apartments or individual houses)

I intend to stay there for 2-3 days
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https://goo.gl/maps/joWm6FWydnwzmNfR9

I travelled on this route (Harihar - Halageri - Hirekerur - Soraba - Siddapur) from Davangere to Siddapur. Exited NH 48 at a place called Makanur Just after Harihar (there is huge sign board indicating diversion to Sirsi) Excellent road throughout with very less traffic - Except for a small strech inside a village called Koda Cross. There are few well marked Speed Breakers.

If interested, One can visit Jog falls also on this route.

I feel, this route is better than Chitradurga - Shivamogga - Honnavar as I came back to Bengaluru via Shivamogga - Chitradurga.

In Siddapura, Hotel Gangotri is Nice stop for Lunch/Breakfast.

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On Saturday 10th April, I drove form Bangalore to Sanquelim. Departed from Bangalore around 10am in the morning and reached home by around 7pm.

The route taken is: Bangalore - Davangere (NH48) - Shiggaon - Tadas - Kalaghatagi - Haliyal - Adjacent to Dandeli - Castle Rock - Anmod - Mollem Ghat - Surla - Valpoi - Sanquelim.

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This route is fantastic to drive - some very minor pothole roads but nothing major. Even a low slung sedan can make it through this road. After you leave NH48, the roads become single lane, country side beautiful views. Passes through western ghats and KTR ranges. There are a couple of railway crossings around Dandeli/ Castle Rock - that may take 10-15 minutes extra but otherwise nothing really to worry about. This route is specifically superb considering the flora and fauna you get to see/ experience. Monsoon would be the best season on this road.

if you aren't rushing to destination and game for an hour as extra time/ buffer, this is the road you can take regardless your destination in Goa - to go to South, continue to Ponda and for a north, take right to Surla/ Valpoi/ Sanquelim section.
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We rode from Bangalore to Goa on 14th April. Just followed Google Maps to Agonda. No COVID checking -- pleasant drive.

This thread was super helpful. Thanks to all!
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We rode from Bangalore to Goa on 14th April. Just followed Google Maps to Agonda. No COVID checking -- pleasant drive.

This thread was super helpful. Thanks to all!
Do you mind adding more details? The route that was taken, the condition of the route, timings etc?
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Drove to Palolem beach (South Goa) on 12th April by taking the following route
Bangalore - Davangere (NH48) - Shiggaon - Tadas - Kalaghatagi- Yellapur- Ankola- Karwar- Palolem

Journey Time: 10 Hours Departure from Koramangala, Bangalore at 6 AM and reached Palolem at 4 PM with liberal number of stops (almost 90 minutes in total)

Road Condition: Overall Good and generally pothole free. The SH section between Shiggaon and Karwar is without medians . Expansion work on the highways and patch work on the stretch between Tadas-Kalaghatgi is on.

Amenities : Poor after you divert from NH 48 until Karwar. There are hardly any good places for lunch and no clean washroom facilities. We managed to grab a bite at Ramdev Veg Dhaba. Lots of parking space ; Hygiene and Food Quality is poor

On the return journey did a small diversion after Yellapur . The route followed was Palolem-Karwar-Ankola-Yellapur-Mundgod-Bankapura-Haveri(NH48)-Bangalore.

Journey Time: 10 Hours Departure from Palolem at 10:30 AM and reached Koramangala, Bangalore at 8:30 PM with 3 stops (almost 60 minutes in total)

Road Condition: The stretch between Yellapur to Haveri is better than the Yellpaur-Shiggaon stretch (the Kalaghatagi route). You drive through nice patches of forests between Yellapur and Bankapura if you take this road. Enjoyed the Drive

Amenities : Poor after Karwar: Recommended to have your food/breaks at Karwar or after you hit NH 48 only

Vehicle used: BMW X1(E 84)

Other hiccups: During the onward journey , just 3 kms before Kalaghatagi, the left wheel started grumbling! On visual inspection, everything appeared normal. As we limped towards Kalaghatagi, found a roadside garage(Unique Car Care) and tyre shop. Put the vehicle on the ramp and removed the wheel. The culprit was a pebble that got stuck between the Rotor shield and the Rotor Disc. (Got stuck to the shield as it was dipped in Tar and must have happened when we went on a road where road work was in progress) .
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Iíve been staying at Siolim for a month now, took the Bangalore - Hubli bypass - MK Hubli - Khanapur - Jamboti - Chorla Ghat to reach North Goa. Given I drive the low slung 320d, I was super worried but then the Chorla ghat section is perfectly done up and did not scrape the underbody even once during the entire drive. I think itís the quickest way to reach North Goa as of now. Drove down just as the second wave was starting; however no checks.
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