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Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by Pran, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Reason:
    a. One of my friend is back from US for vacation
    b. One of my friend is out of a Chinese jail in Bangalore. It almost a year since he saw the Sun.
    c. Yet another friend who just cant wait to get out of bachelor-ship
    c. I want to have a sneak into my bachelor days.

    We started planning with a Himalayan trip but it looks like this is not the right time to be there. As was the practice from college days I have to do the planning part. So guys help me out, I have 2 plans in mind, and we have 6 days to spare.

    Starting from Thrissur because I have 2 functions to attend, one Wayanad and then Thrissur. Strictly day time drives only.

    Plan 1: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum
    Day1 - Thrissur to Bangalore
    Day2 - Bangalore to Mumbai - 1. NH4? 2. Possible?
    Day3 - Mumbai - 1. Must see in Mumbai ?
    Day4 - Mumbai to Goa - 1.Coastal route? 2. Night attraction in Goa?
    Day5 - 1/2 day in Goa, Goa to Mangalore - 1. Which all places to visit in Goa?
    Day6 - Mangalore to TVM.

    Plan2: Thrissur-Mangalore-Goa-Banglaore-Chennai-Trivandrum
    Day1 - Thrissur to Mangalore
    Day2 - Mangalore to St. Mary's Islands, Karnataka to Goa
    OR
    Day2 - Mangalore to Jog Falls to Goa
    Day3 - Goa.
    Day4 - Goa to Hampi to Banglore
    Day5 - Bangalore to Nandi Hills to Chennai
    Day6 - Chennai to Trivandrum

    I am totally blank about Plan1, I would like some inputs from people familiar with this route and places
    Suggestions for Plan2 welcome, better 6 day plans are also invited. ::T
    No prize for guesses, it going to be in my GP :up
  2. Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    How about Thrissur-Mangalore-Goa-Mumbai-Pune-Belgaum-Hubli-Mangalore-Thrissur ?

    I am leaving out distance from Thrissur to Mangalore as i have no idea about distance.

    Mangalore to Goa : 2.5 hours(You can visit Udupi/Murdeshwar/Gokarn (Om Beach)/Bhatkal etc)
    Goa to Mumbai : 9 hours(Amboli Ghat Amit(VP) might be able to help you here)
    Mumbai to Pune : 2.5 hours(Mumbaikars/Punekari folks please throw light)
    Pune to Belgaum via Kolhapur : 5 hours( I think whole road is NH ) Kolhapur-Belgaum road is treat i drove continuously around 140kmph last time i was on that route
    Belgaum to Hubli : 2 hours
    Hubli to Mangalore : 5.5 hours(Jog Falls on this road)

    If you need any help booking rooms etc in Goa let me know i'll try to help you as much as i can.
  3. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    Mangalore to Goa distance of 366km in 2.5hrs !! O man, I am no rally driver.
    Mumbai looks like very tight, my friends need a vacation and they are not interested in spending the entire time in car (I disagree :lol: )
    It would be great if you can help us in identifying a good hotel in Goa. I will get in touch with you once the dates are finalized.
  4. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    hi Pran,
    check http://www.ticloresorts.com/. I stayed here during my last Goa trip, very good service.
    Also visit Infantaria restaurant (in front of the hotel).

    --Rajeev
  5. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    Thanks Rajeev, link down now. I will check this out.
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    Pran,

    Skip Mumbai. You gotta spend more time in Goa :mrgreen:

    If you're planning to stay in North Goa (Calangute-Baga stretch) & you should be, there is a very good place Colonia Santa Maria (CSM). Right on the beach side & excellent resort.
  7. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    Thanks VP, yes my friends too felt it might me too hectic to include Mumbai in this schedule, so decided against it. So Plan 2 is on. I will check up with CSM, never been in a beach side resort.
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    The beauty is the location. On one side of CSE, its the beach with all shacks, sunbeds/umbrellas, while on the other side, it leads to the main happening street. Its near to Tito's also.

    PS: Visit the flee night market if you can. OI forgot the days (may be Saturday or Wednesday, not sure).
  9. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    Thanks VP!.
    All set starting 2morow

    Plan as on 20Nov2010 6:18pm

    21st : Trivandrum to Thrissur
    22nd : Thrissur to Bangalore
    23rd: Bangalore to Goa Via Hampi
    24th: Goa
    25th: Goa to Kasargode via Jog falls and Bekal fort
    26th Kasargode to Trivandrum

    Got some windshield washer and checked the tyre pressure. Need to check the fluids and tool kit tomorrow. I need to buy a box of Aquafina too (cant risk the drinking water). Oh, I missed the PUC, it expired almost 3 months back !!

    Its raining, can I sanction 1 week chutti for the rain GODs :wink: . A temple visit is also part of habit before any travel. Ok guys, will update soon.
  10. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: Thrissur-Bangalore-Mumbai-Goa-Mangalore-Trivandrum

    All The Best, Pran

    Have lots of fun.

    Click lots of pics of Goa !!! :wink:

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