This route is also a good option, ramjn. From Javagal you can take Kalasapura and then reach chikmagalur instead of taking Halebeedu->Belur->chikmagalur. Another option is take Arsikere-Devanur-Sakharayapatna and then reach Chikmagalur there by you can save 15 kms of additional travel time instead of going through Javagal. Try extending your trip till Sringeri which is one of a must see temple in Karnataka. You can drive from Chikmagalur via Mudigere-Khalasa-Kudremukh-Sringeri. Taking this route you can avoid Charamadi Ghat. Last heard that this Charamadi route is very horrible and Khalasa Kudremukh route is in mint condition. Just a piece of thought!!