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ANY UPDATE ON BANGALORE TO GOKARNA Route

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by Drive_drift, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Drive_drift

    Drive_drift Amatore

    Hi TFI,

    I m planning a road trip to gokarna from bangalore and want to know how is the road condition and place to stay. if you guys have visited this route recently that will give me good idea.
    taking the route: taking NH4

    Bangalore> tumkur >sira > hiriyur>chitradurga > ranebennur> haveri>mundgod>Gunjavati>idgundi> sunksal>gokarna

    let me know if we have other better road.
     
  2. shams

    shams Esperto

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    ^^ the route after haveri is long. you should take the alternate route via sirsi and kumta after haveri.
    I had gone there in feb this yr, while going we took the route you have mentioned, on the way we encountered some road blockage and were forced to take a diversion thru forests. it took a good 6 hrs from haveri to gokarna.

    While coming back we came via sirsi to haveri in 3 hrs. road was good, two lane throughout. So taking the longer route thru yellapur does not make much sense as the other road is also good and is shorter.

    Other than this around davangere on a small stretch some work was going on so one side of the road was closed. Not sure if thats open now.
     
  3. Drive_drift

    Drive_drift Amatore

    @shams,

    thanks for the update, i will make sure i go by Sirsi to gokarna.
    anyway suggestion for stay ??
     
  4. shams

    shams Esperto

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    @Drive_drift , if you are not looking for luxury and want to stay on the beach then Namaste Cafe is a good option. It is right on the Om Beach.
     
  5. Drive_drift

    Drive_drift Amatore

    @shams,

    thanks for that.. no i m not looks for luxury stay, but a decent one as all are bachelor and have female friends with us. so need to be decent and neat a bit.
     
  6. Sat-Chit-ananda

    Sat-Chit-ananda Esperto

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    I went to Gokarna via bangalore-->shimogga->hosanagar-->kollur-->earlier NH17-->Murudeshwara-->Gokarna, alo though a little slow route, you will enjoy drive in western ghats and test for Punto's handling.
     
  7. shams

    shams Esperto

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    That route is a very good option if we are ready to spend couple of extra hours and also I would strongly recommend that this route should be taken only during daytime since it is mostly two lane with lots of twisties
     

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