| | Re: Bangalore-Hassan-Sakleshpur-Mangalore-Road Condition
Did the Bangalore - Dharmasthala - Kukke - Bangalore trip during the 6-Jun-15 weekend. Actually started from Bangalore around 3:45am (as I did not want to take the risk of being struck in the Charmadi). By 5:40 we were there in Hassan and instead of going further towards Shakaleshpur (initial plan was to go till Sakaleshpur then take a diversion towards Hanbal and join Charmadi) but took a right and went into the Hassan (spent additional 15 - 20mins to get out of town). There are sign-boards that lead towards the Charmadi and was finally reach to Dharmasthala by 8:30. Had a good darshan and was out by 9:15am. Started towards Kukke and plan was to visit the Kokkada (Ganesh temple) and reached slowly Kukke by 12:15pm. Had lunch and room was already booked for us and we hit the bed for some rest. Woke up around 5:30pm had a darshan and dinner and back to bed early as we needed to wake up early and we had got pooja booked. After the pooja and followed by darshan, started at 10:00am and took the Madkeri - Kushalnagar - Ramnathapura - Arakalagud - Holenarasipur - CR patna - Nelamangala - Bangalore. Including the lunch break we were in Bangalore by 4:15pm. The return road is in very good condition but there are humps after every village after Kushalnagar till you cross Holenarsipur but it should not matter much. Charmadi ghat is now widened and should not be a problem until there are some landslides due to heavy rain.