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Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by kr_vasudev, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    All,

    Planning to visit Kolhapur and Pandharpur via route Bangalore - Pandharpur - Kolhapur - Bangalore. I had traveled to Shiridi via Belgaum route (NH4) and that road is very nice.

    I have never traveled in NH13 (Bangalore - Pandharpur). Hope TFI members might have traveled in this route, want to know the road conditions.

    Regards
    Vasu

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    This should be your Route.

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    your centre point should be Miraj(Taluka)/Sangli(District).
    Kolhapur from here will be 45Kms(1 hour) and pandharpur 127Kms(3 hours).
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
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  3. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Thank you, I forgot to mention in the first post. I wish to drive to Bangalore from Kolhapur so that I can visit Bijapur - Badami - Hampi - Almatti, If road is not good I will drive down to Bangalore via NH4
  4. Ganges

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    you have to have travel from Miraj to go Bijapur or badami or Almatti or Hampi. :)
    you cant skip Miraj.This is my place :D i know very well the routes.
  5. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Cool nice to know you are from Miraj. How are the road conditions to Badami from Miraj
  6. Cubbie

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    Vasudev, the road from Chitradurga to Hampi is not so good, the last 40 odd kms to Hospet is pathetic, avoid if possible.
    otherwise read this post for routes till Badami via hubli.

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/street-tr...rney-ended-up-looking-deep-inside-myself.html

    Although places like Badami, Hampi etc are renowned for its rich history, but our government is least bothered to maintain the roads nor they provide decent toilets at these places.

    I have decided i would no more plan a visit to historical places or temple darshans as my holiday destination...instead destinations like forest, seas, river, village etc as my holiday destinations !!
  7. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Cubbie, Thank you for the information, I will read the thread.

    I have booked Train but it is in WL, and I am sure we wont get confirmation and may not be possible in Tatkal.

    My first priority is Kolhapur and second is Pandharpur. Once we cover these two we will decide to visit other places depending on our interest and energy levels :D

    Will keep you posted on plans
  8. Ganges

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    vasudev,
    Sorry mate i dont know about the road conditions,but if it comes to the route i will aske you to go via bijapur.From bijapur you can enroute to badami.
    i remember when i done Hubli-Kudala Sangam-Almatti-Bijapur.Before bagalkot you can go to badami.

    As you are driving staright to Kolhapur from Bangalore,better have a one day stay next day early morning drive to pandharpur via miraj.From pandharpur to bijapur its 150 Kms via mangalvedha.The roads are good.
    beaware in Pandharpur ,the pujaris are very irritating kind... :D
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  9. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Thank you for the info. Final plan is Bangalore - Kolhapur - Pandharpur - Gokarna (Via Bijapur Bagalkot Hubli) - Bangalore

    Stay overnight at Kolhapur and Pandharpur possibly at Hubli (unplanned) for Gokarna. If I am tired i will skip Gokarna ;)

    Main purpose is Mahalakshmi temple visit
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  10. kedarbendre

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    Buddy be careful on Kolhapur to Pandharpur road. Its just 2 lane road and bit a traffic. Drive slowly on this patch.

    Your route will be like

    Kolhapur --- Miraj --- Sangola --- Pandharpur.

    Sent from my FIAT Grande Punto 90hp

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