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      Planning to take this route, coming weekend.
      Any idea of the road conditions and eateries on the way?

      Bangalore-Chitradurga-Hospete-Hampi

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      Planning to take this route, coming weekend.
      Any idea of the road conditions and eateries on the way?
      Some sections roads are not that great. Good eateries only at Chitradurga or Hospete. There are some dhabas just before Hospete that serve north karnataka dishes.
      I'm to be the one, I'm yet to become;
      yet uncertain,
      for these roads have no names and no destinations

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      Planning to take this route, coming weekend.
      Any idea of the road conditions and eateries on the way?
      Do let me know of the road conditions in case you take this route. I am planning on taking this route next weekend but in the reverse direction, i.e. Hospet to Chitradurga.

      Quote Originally Posted by thedrive View Post
      Some sections roads are not that great. Good eateries only at Chitradurga or Hospete. There are some dhabas just before Hospete that serve north karnataka dishes.
      Last I heard, 4 laning work was going on in this route, any updates on the same so far ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by arvindr2391 View Post
      Last I heard, 4 laning work was going on in this route, any updates on the same so far ?
      yes, work is still going on. its not a stretch you can do high speeds.
      I'm to be the one, I'm yet to become;
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      for these roads have no names and no destinations

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      Quote Originally Posted by arvindr2391 View Post
      Do let me know of the road conditions in case you take this route. I am planning on taking this route next weekend but in the reverse direction, i.e. Hospet to Chitradurga.
      My trip is postponed, kid has fever. I may do it another time. You may please update after your drive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by thedrive View Post
      yes, work is still going on. its not a stretch you can do high speeds.
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      My trip is postponed, kid has fever. I may do it another time. You may please update after your drive.
      Update from my end. Did this stretch yesterday. In total there are about 13 diversions due to 4 laning work. Took me 2 hours to cover the entire stretch ( Started from Hospet at 6:40 AM and reached Chitradurga at 8:40 AM ). Work is progressing at a good pace, hoping that the work gets completed by year end or atmost next year .

      There are 2 toll booths, but no money deducted from my fastag. No good restaurants in the stretch.

      Being a Sunday morning, traffic was moderate and was able to do good speeds ( 100-110 kmph ) in the completed stretches. The diversion stretches are also drivable, only exception being some unscientific speed breakers meant for trucks which need careful negotiations. I scraped my MPV's underbelly at one of these bumps since I missed to notice the breaker at right time and slow down.

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      Quote Originally Posted by arvindr2391 View Post
      Took me 2 hours to cover the entire stretch ( Started from Hospet at 6:40 AM and reached Chitradurga at 8:40 AM )
      That is 48 min ( or 29%) less than Google says (2hr 48 min)! Good work !

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      That is 48 min ( or 29%) less than Google says (2hr 48 min)! Good work !
      Thanks. It was partly due to the completed stretches being good. Once the entire stretch is done, I am expecting to shave off another 30 minutes. There were 2 speed breakers in the 4 lane highway at 2 places. Don't understand why there are speed breakers on a 4 lane highway

      Only problem I faced was finding a good fuel station for a Bio break for ladies. After about one hour, somewhere midway I found a BP petrol pump, the pump was good, restrooms were clean and staff were friendly and highly co-operative.

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      Quote Originally Posted by arvindr2391 View Post
      I faced was finding a good fuel station for a Bio break for ladies. After about one hour, somewhere midway I found a BP petrol pump, the pump was good, restrooms were clean and staff were friendly and highly co-operative
      I faced this during our trip north of Bangalore, into AP (Gandikota, Belum caves & Orvakallu). We had to skip breakfast and had to have an early lunch. We found a APSRTC to the rescue for bio break. We had taken the interior highways of AP.

      Thanks for your info on the situation being same on the Hampi route. Will help my trips to north of Bangalore.

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      I faced this during our trip north of Bangalore, into AP (Gandikota, Belum caves & Orvakallu). We had to skip breakfast and had to have an early lunch. We found a APSRTC to the rescue for bio break. We had taken the interior highways of AP.

      Thanks for your info on the situation being same on the Hampi route. Will help my trips to north of Bangalore.
      Welcome limraj. It was a really tough situation that day as climate was very cold due to continuous rains. Temp outside was 21-22?C while air con was at 26.

      Thankfully this pump came to the rescue. I'm hoping that more fuel stations get added once the highway is done.

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