5000 Kms Road Trip: Daman - Haveri, Chitradurga, Mysore, Kerala


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There were lot of trucks on both the lanes and several cars were moving zig zag changing lanes frequently to go past those trucks.

Reached Salem just before 11:00 AM

Salem - Dharmapuri - Krishnagiri - Hosur - Bangalore.

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Salem - Bangalore stretch provided a nice driving experience.

Once the fuel guage was at half mark, we started looking for a good fuel station. Strangely most of the fuel stations were closed and in some pumps which kept opened, there were long queues.

There was slight panic in mind at that time. Remembered that there was a silly Petrol/Diesel shortage issue in Chennai three days before that.

Finally we could see functioning fuel stations without any queue once we entered Karnataka.

Took the NICE road and bye passed Bengaluru traffic.

There is no signboard showing direction towards Pune or Mumbai at the start of NICE road. IT only says Tumkur Road. Not at all helpful for long distance travellers who are outside from Bengaluru.

Stopped for lunch (packed lunch from home) after Nelamangala toll booth.

At about 2:00 started again and was cruising through NH48 (old NH4) or Bangalore - Pune highway as the local people call it.
 
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Spotted these Ashok Leylands on the way.

All were Left Hand Drives - They are for sure headed towards Mumbai port for export.

(Later saw a news that Ashok Leyland got an order from some Middle east country)

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This beautiful stretch of road where we tested Manza to 170 km/hour (in our trip in previous year) has been disrupted by the construction of (underbridge) crossings at frequent intervels. These crossings seem to be narrow and could be for cattles, bullock carts and two wheelers/3 wheelers.

After Chitradurga, we were searching for a fuel station once guage dial was showing half mark. Found one and stopped there for a tea break.

Started again after tea and re fuelling, it were on cruise again.

Soon it was dark and we passed Hubli and Belgaum quickly.

After Belgaum, we stopped near a dhaba where there were lot of cars and finished dinner (packed from home - food was intact and tasty)

There were lot of long distance (travels) buses heading towards Mumbai and they are ruling the road.

One more fuel top up after Satara at midnight.

Toll booths in Maharashtra side are seen more frequent and fees are comparatively higher.

There was a long traffic jam near a tunnel (Khambatki ?)

Again traffic jam before entering the Express way near Pune.

Once we were in Mumbai - Pune Expressway, it was a disturbing chaotic traffic. It was early morning and it was dark still (around 3 am). Long array of vehicles in three lanes and some drivers changing the lines frequently whenever they get some gap.

On the way, one Tavera (apparently) slightly touched a canter mini bus. A group of people were arguing in the middle of the highway and then Tavera driver took the vehicle quickly and tried to get away from the scene. Driver of Canter mini bus got enraged by this and was chasing Tavera like a maniac.

Both of them were driving dangerously and criss crossing the traffic and changing lines to out smart each other. Finally Canter over powered Tavera and sidelined it to the barricade.

We just moved on.
 
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Just saw this post again and then only noticed that I have not completed the trip and not reached Daman[;)].

After Mumbai - Pune E Way, nothing specific and we just passed through Thane and then Godbundher Road to reach NH8 at Fountain Hotel junction. There were some diversions on the way. After a short break at Fountain Hotel we were on NH8 and then took a left turn at Karambily to Moti Daman and reached home by 7.00 AM. About 23 hours to cover a distance of 1674 km.

Now we are preparing for another round trip tomorrow (about 6000 km) - almost the same route.
 
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@autosafari:

When ever I see your post, I thought to ask the question "When will you reach your home?"[lol].

But, Just found that you forgot to reach your home and still roaming near Tumkur-Chitradurga side.

reach your home soon before starting your next trip[;)]
 
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@Safari

So you are taking the Bangalore route by any chance and passing thru' Bangalore during 25th to 28th, then give call, we could meet[:)]
 
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So you are taking the Bangalore route by any chance and passing thru' Bangalore during 25th to 28th, then give call, we could meet
Gurrala,
Planned to go via Sravanabelagola (if possible) and reach Mysore and then to Erode via Sathyamangalam.

@autosafari:

When ever I see your post, I thought to ask the question "When will you reach your home?"[lol].

But, Just found that you forgot to reach your home and still roaming near Tumkur-Chitradurga side.

reach your home soon before starting your next trip[;)]
Hey Appu, reached home already[:)]
 

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