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Pune-Murudeshwar-Kollur-Mangalore-Kannur [1000KM] - Sept 29-Sept 30th 2012.

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by RollingIce, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. RollingIce

    RollingIce Amatore

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    Pune
    Hi Guys,

    I just completed a trip from Pune to Kannur. Left Pune on morning of Sept 29th, 5:00 am. Took a brief halt at murudeshwar and left for mookambika. Stayed overnight at mookambika, kollur.
    I have reached Kannur today at around 5:30pm. Could not hold back the excitement , so starting the thread today :)

    Major Updates :

    Roads are pretty good at most of the places. Punto says avg speed of 55Kmph and travel time of 18hrs, 19KMPL .

    Bhatkal to kundapura Road is pathetic. A fishing rod is more suitable for this patch. Something on the windshield caused a blurred vision as if oil had spilled and I had a tough time driving in the drizzle. I later cleaned in with newspaper and glass stayed clear. I will check it tomorrow again .Please avoid this road after sunset.

    Route Taken :
    Pune, Maharashtra to Murudeshwara, Karnataka - Google Maps


    Car update :

    minor issue : At Kolhapur, I found the plastic pad under the right front fender melted. Seems like the pad had a loose screw and the tire rubbed against it causing it to melt away. I had complained about the missing screw during my last service, but then screw was not available and I thought it won't matter much. I think I can wait till I am back.
    The engine guard sheet did rub at many places, I haven't done a detailed inspection yet.




    I will give details of the trip once I am back from my vacation. If any TFI'an is planning for a trip via this road within the next 10 days , you can post your Qs here. I will provide as much info as possible.

    Thanks,
    Srijit.
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  2. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Srijit, Waiting for the details. Please give a detailed review of the road condition from Manglore to Goa. I was about to make a trip to Coorg and cancelled it in last moment. Heard from people that the road is pathetic.
    19kmpl is pretty good considering the road condition.
  3. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    MH 12
    Hay that was a nice trip. But where are the photos?
  4. RollingIce

    RollingIce Amatore

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    Pune
    Some pics from the trip

    Reached back on Sunday.
    Kerala_visit_2012 - a set on Flickr

    @sungoa2010 : udupi to kumtha is pathetic....... don't drive at night. Potholes were big enough to accommodate the whole car. Had to drive in 1st and 2nd.
    The first thing I did after coming back was to straighten the stone guard under the engine. Two flat tires after I reached home.
    Having said that , some of the roads were wonderful even in forest area. Punto drive was vanilla over the ghats :) .
    Will keep adding details.

    Thanks,
    Srijit

    ---------- Post added at 01:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:59 PM ----------

    A minor update :
    Cops caught me @ kerala border for sunfilms. I argued about 70% transparency n all. Then he said sunfilm not allowed. Paid a fine of Rs 100/-. This happened somewhere @kasargod. If caught don't argue, pay the fine and leave.

    -Srijit
  5. kirenh

    kirenh Regolare

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    Mumbai/Pune
    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Hi Srijit,

    Incase we take NH4 till Tumkur/Nelamangala and travel to Kunnur/Thalassery will it be faster & roads better?

    Kiran

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