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Bangalore-Wayanad-Coorg-Mangalore-Goa-Hyderabad

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Going on a Long Road Trip

 

Need Your Suggestions Regarding Routes & Stays

 

Vizag--->Bangalore--->Mysore--->Wayanad--->Coorg--->Mangalore---->Goa--->Hyderabad--->VizagScreenshot (19).png

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Hi @4GSK

I would like to suggest a few changes in your pit stops for a better and stress-less road trip because you guys are after all going to have some quality time :) 

 

Day - 1 : Vizag to Tirupati (Via Nellore)  - 14 hours (including breaks)

Day - 2 : Tirupati to Wayanad (Via Bengaluru) - 13 hours (including breaks)

Day - 3 : Explore the places in and around Wayanad 

Day - 4 : Wayanad to Coorg - 3 hours (Explore coorg)

Day - 5 : Coorg - Udipi (Via Managlore) - 4 hours (Take the cruise  St.Mary's islands from Malpe) 

Day - 6 : Udipi - Murudeshwar - 2 hours (check out the famous Shiva temple en-route) 

               Murudeshwar - Goa - 6 hours (including a lunch break)

Day - 7 : Spend at least a day to chill around in Goa

Day - 8 : Goa to Hyderabad

Day - 9 : Hyderabad to Vizag

 

Note: Make sure you start off early in the morning possibly around 4 or 5 a.m. everyday to cover more distance under traffic free conditions.

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Hello 4GSK,
That is going to be super drive.

I have a quick question for you, Is it possible to avoid Goa?
Looking at your plan, I can safely assume that your plan is very much linked to Goa. :D

Drive from Goa --> Hyderabad --> Vizag is going to be hectic.

If you can avoid Goa, may be you can cover.

  • Munnar
  • Kerala back waters
  • Athirapally water falls
  • Alappuza beach resorts (White sand)

 

28 minutes ago, sagar said:

suggest a few changes in your pit stops


Nice information Sagar.


 

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That is one heck of a plan, looks like it is going to be an epic trip for you guys. Try to cover up Kannur and madikeri which are close by coorg and inbetween coorg and wayanad.. They are beautiful..

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Goa to vizag, will drain your energy.

Goa to Hyderabad roads are some of the most confusing and worst.

Now it improved a lot compared to previous years.

I have done Hyderabad to Goa recently.

Will share you the route details soon.

Early morning start is a must from Goa.

Drive safe and enjoy the trip.

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On 13/03/2017 at 0:26 PM, gowtham said:

Hello 4GSK,
That is going to be super drive.

I have a quick question for you, Is it possible to avoid Goa?
Looking at your plan, I can safely assume that your plan is very much linked to Goa. :D

Drive from Goa --> Hyderabad --> Vizag is going to be hectic.

If you can avoid Goa, may be you can cover.

  • Munnar
  • Kerala back waters
  • Athirapally water falls
  • Alappuza beach resorts (White sand)

 


Nice information Sagar.


 

its a friends trip, So Goa it is :D

 

Planning for a Kerala trip later this year with Family

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As of today, our plan is

Day 1(Saturday 18th March) - Start from Vizag by 5 AM, Lunch at Vijayawada, reach Bangalore by night.

Day 2 - Start from Bangalore by 11 AM - 12 PM, Reach Wayanad By late evening.

Day 3 - Start from Wayanad, go through Coorg, Mangalore & reach Goa by night.

Day 4 & 5 - Explore Goa

Day 6 - Start from Goa, Reach Hyderabad by Night

Day 7 - Hyderabad to Vizag

 

*Thinking of making it 8 days

Doubt - Should we spend more time exploring wayanad or Coorg

 

Suggestions please,

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3 minutes ago, 4GSK said:

its a friends trip, So Goa it is

We can't deny it. Friends and Goa will always be special one in our memory lane.

 

3 minutes ago, 4GSK said:

Day 1(Saturday 18th March) - Start from Vizag by 5 AM, Lunch at Vijayawada, reach Bangalore by night.

Day 2 - Start from Bangalore by 11 AM - 12 PM, Reach Wayanad By late evening.

Day 3 - Start from Wayanad, go through Coorg, Mangalore & reach Goa by night.

Day 4 & 5 - Explore Goa

Day 6 - Start from Goa, Reach Hyderabad by Night

Day 7 - Hyderabad to Vizag

Day-3 
It is going to be hectic, you should drive non-stop. With very few breaks.
I did this drive in 2013, roads could have got better. Ghat sections will kill the average.

Don't trust google maps timings. These roads are full of surprises.
If you are planning for stop overs at Coorg and Mangalore be prepared for 20+ hours of drive.

 

You will enjoy the drive. :D

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1 hour ago, gowtham said:
Day-3 
It is going to be hectic, you should drive non-stop. With very few breaks.
I did this drive in 2013, roads could have got better. Ghat sections will kill the average.

Don't trust google maps timings. These roads are full of surprises.
If you are planning for stop overs at Coorg and Mangalore be prepared for 20+ hours of drive.
 
You will enjoy the drive. 

 


We got an 8th day, so where is it worth spending?
Goa, wayanad or coorg?

 

 

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48 minutes ago, 4GSK said:

Goa, wayanad or coorg?

Coorg has excellent camping sights, would suggest you not to miss them.
There are some packages available. They will include BBQ, food and the stay is in the middle of the forest.
Pricing will be reasonable. Since it is off season, you can strike some good deals. 

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On 3/13/2017 at 1:09 PM, ramuc said:

That is one heck of a plan, looks like it is going to be an epic trip for you guys. Try to cover up Kannur and madikeri which are close by coorg and inbetween coorg and wayanad.. They are beautiful..

Kannur seems way too out of line....What's in Madikeri ?

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If you are going to wayanad just for the night stay it would be a waste, I would suggest you to explore wayanad for a day, madikeri has a small forest reserve where elephants wander .. coorg and madikeri are almost close by, so don't miss it, coorg has some beautiful waterfalls.. Don't miss it

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Thais is one heck of circuit you have done bro, Can you update me on the road status to Goa from Hyderabad as I have seen you travel Goa to Hyderabad recently. TIA :)

 

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I'm planning similar trip from Hyderabad.
How are the roads, did you complete the trip.
Waiting for some pictures!!

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On 03/05/2017 at 5:09 PM, ujwal said:
Thais is one heck of circuit you have done bro, Can you update me on the road status to Goa from Hyderabad as I have seen you travel Goa to Hyderabad recently. TIA
 

 

Yes, that was one good vacation :)
Explored a lot.

My travelogue is still due. Haven't even started writing it yet.

Let me give you a small gist about

Goa to Hyderabad route :

We started off at 8 am from Baga Beach to DudhSagar Falls but unfortunately we dint make it to the falls as private vehicles weren't allowed to enter that route.
We have to take a cab 15 km away from the falls which costed us 300/- per person + 50/- for car parking.

We were quite disappointed on missing out on the falls but the road from dudhsagar falls(15 km away) to Karnataka Border was one hell of drive.

The route goes through mountains. It has got the excellent views, the drive, the experience was GREAT.
Road condition is very good, two lane national highway road.

After entering Karnataka it's very much boring, sucks the life out of you, takes all your driving enthusiasm and throws it into the crapper Once you enter Bangalore highway and  Hyderabad ORR, it is like a heaven. :D 

The road condition is good, 70% of it is two lane road, less traffic, so cruising over 100 is not an issue.


But let me warn you, Once you enter dharwad, road condition  is worst.
Worst road of my entire trip. Some potholes are so bad, even a SUV can take under body hits.

Bad stretch is around 8 kilometers, be cautious you will be fine.

From raichur the road condition is very good.
I've hit some bad patches near mahboobnagar as some road works were going on.
From Jadcherla you enter the National Highway Big 4 lane highway

*Refer google maps for better understanding
***Please have good playlist as Karnataka will drain you good mood :-/

 

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14 hours ago, 4GSK said:

Goa to Hyderabad route

 

Nice update man.
We are waiting for your travel pictures. :ph34r:
 

14 hours ago, 4GSK said:

We were quite disappointed on missing out on the falls

 

Is it completely closed now?

 

14 hours ago, 4GSK said:

Some potholes are so bad, even a SUV can take under body hits.

 

Two years back we have driven on the same road in Honda city.

Worst part, we cover this stretch during night.

We took numerous under body hits.

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I will post my Travelogue in under a month...

DudhSagar waterfalls is closed for our cars...
They have some cabs which provide Up & Down service for 400/- ( I mentioned 300/- in my earlier post....it is 400/-)

That Dharwad road is beyond repair
They should lay a Bypass road for that stretch.
 

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15 minutes ago, 4GSK said:

 

I will post my Travelogue in under a month...

 

Great 
 

 

16 minutes ago, 4GSK said:

They have some cabs which provide Up & Down service for 400/-

So the local leaders blocked private vehicles and started taxi mafia.
God save the country. 
Is it a regular road or do we require a jeep (4x4)?

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So the local leaders blocked private vehicles and started taxi mafia.
God save the country. 
Is it a regular road or do we require a jeep (4x4)?


I guess that is what exactly happened...
The point till i reached...its regular road...some fly over works were happening on the way..but weren't a major obstruction nor traffic jams...

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Thanks a lot 4gsk for sharing all the information. Much needed for my trip. Will update the details once I get done with it.

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