Folks, I am planning to do this trip by car sometime August end. My family would be accompanying me. Chennai - Bangalore - Mangalore - Udupi - Gokarna - Mumbai - Hampi/Hubli - Bangalore - Chennai Need help on the following: 1. Road/Traffic conditions good/bad. 2. Alternate route (if any) 2. Good hotels 3. Likely travel time (of course this is subjective) 1. Chennai - Udupi (Day 1) Take the Chennai Banglaore route, then ORR (Nice Road) and then head towards Shiradi ghats down to Mangalore and then proceed towards Upupi. MMI says distance of 750 kms. Believe should be able to cover this in 12 hours. Stay there 2. Udupi - Gokarna (Day 3) Take NH17 and visit Gokarna. Stay there overnight) 3. Gokarna - Mumbai (Day 4/5): Take NH17 (only NH17 for the picturesque drive) and proceed towards Goa, Ratnagiri, Mahabaleshwar and reach Mumbai. 4. Mumbai - Hubli/Hampi: This travel is on but days not known as of time. Travel by Nh4. 5. Hampi - Banglaore/Chennai Same NH4 and down towards Chennai.