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Old 23rd August 2021, 09:03   #8851
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Anyone know if Shiradi is open post 6PM for cars? As per latest news ghat is open for all vehicles from 6AM-6PM.
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Hi all - I am planning to visit Sakleshpur from Chennai next month. Google maps shows Bangalore -> Hassan -> Sakleshpur as the shortest and quickest route. Any update on road conditons?
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Bangalore -> Hassan -> Sakleshpur
This is the most used but Hassan - Sakleshpur not in great shape. If you can try Hassan - Belur - Mudigere if that is closer to your end destination.
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This is the most used but Hassan - Sakleshpur not in great shape. If you can try Hassan - Belur - Mudigere if that is closer to your end destination.
Thank you so much. Visiting Belur/Halebeedu is on the cards but on the way back.
However given that Hassan -> Sakleshpur is not in great shape I would take Hassan -> Belur ->Sakleshpur for both ways
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Hi all - I am planning to visit Sakleshpur from Chennai next month. Google maps shows Bangalore -> Hassan -> Sakleshpur as the shortest and quickest route. Any update on road conditons?
If Sakleshpur is your final destination, then Bangalore -> Hassan -> Sakleshpur should be fine. The road between Hassan and Sakleshpur is being widened and not in great shape.
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However given that Hassan -> Sakleshpur is not in great shape I would take Hassan -> Belur ->Sakleshpur for both ways
Depends on vehicle you are driving. I drove Sakleshpur - Hassan last Sunday and did not face much trouble with my TUV3OO, same was the case for my friend driving his XUV5OO. If you are driving a vehicle with larger wheel size, I believe you will be able to navigate bad patches easily.
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Thanks airbus and Meph1st0

My final destination is just outside Sakleshpur and I drive a small hatchback. So I would prefer better roads even if the distance is slightly longer. Cheers
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I did Bangalore to Mangalore two days ago via Hassan, Sakleshpur and Shirady. The Hassan to Sakleshpur stretch is bad in patches, but manageable if you drive slowly on the non concrete stretches. I drove on my Hyundai Verna. If you are not in a great hurry and are willing to bear with a lot of dust, you can take this route.
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I drove today, so I have even latest update.

Most of the Hassan-Sakleshpur stretch is now upgraded to concrete, if not 4-lane. The in-between sections are some times gravel and sometimes the old tar road. Generally, it is ok. There is no real torture if you are slowly after Hassan.
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I drove today, so I have even latest update.

Most of the Hassan-Sakleshpur stretch is now upgraded to concrete, if not 4-lane. The in-between sections are some times gravel and sometimes the old tar road. Generally, it is ok. There is no real torture if you are slowly after Hassan.
Thanks for the latest update!
Curious to know if there’s any road work going on at Hassan - Sakleshpur stretch?
How is it post Sakleshpur.

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Thanks for the latest update!
Curious to know if there’s any road work going on at Hassan - Sakleshpur stretch?
How is it post Sakleshpur.
The landslide damage has been some what fixed, now all heavy vehicles are allowed.

They have also fixed rest of the road to some extent. I didn't come across any painful section like before the landslide.

The concrete 4-lane construction between hassan-Sakleshpur is work in progress. Every time I see more concrete sections I can drive on.
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Did a Bangalore Udupi Bangalore run on Wednesday and Thursday through Charmadi. Was a blissful drive with hardly any vehicles on Charmadi. Covered the 403 kms in 9 hours both ways with three stops.
For a change, took Karkala town and Hassan ring road on return and found both to be quicker than the bypass routes. The Hassan ring road is dotted with lots of speed breakers though and can be painful in slow moving traffic.

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Did Bangalore-Udupi today through Shiradi. Bangalore-Hassan great road. Can't understand why everyone congregates at Dhruvtare restaurant for breakfast when there are several similar restaurants along the way and a couple barely a km further. Hassan-Sakleshpur and till the concrete ghat section painful. Road not terrible, but several sections under construction, narrow, widening, etc. Very manageable even in a small car, but slow going. Shiradi ghat concrete section in good shape. Ghat to Mangalore usual traffic and narrow in sections but good road. Mangalore-Udupi good NH-66 as usual. Supposed to be a weekend curfew or post-afternoon curfew or something in these districts, but everything was open and people everywhere.

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Can't understand why everyone congregates at Dhruvtare restaurant for breakfast when there are several similar restaurants along the way and a couple barely a km further.
What a coincidence... Yesterday for the first time I stopped at Dhruvtare to find out what the hoopla was all about. The meals was tasteless, I didn't think someone could screw up rasam and sambar so near to Bangalore. I should have stuck with Mayura.

Looks like we both are in Udupi at the same time. If you are free we can meet.

The notional weekend curfew exists only in Hassan and DK, but not in Udupi.
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Can't understand why everyone congregates at Dhruvtare restaurant for breakfast when there are several similar restaurants along the way and a couple barely a km further.
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What a coincidence... Yesterday for the first time I stopped at Dhruvtare to find out what the hoopla was all about. The meals was tasteless, I didn't think someone could screw up rasam and sambar so near to Bangalore. I should have stuck with Mayura.
Yesterday, on our way back from M'lore via Charmady, stopped over at 'Swati Delicacy' and it was mighty crowded. Had to wait for 15+ mins amidst people jumping the queue for the tables. But food made it worth, the wait and effort.
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