The TVM-Home is usual route so I’ll leave that. The start was rather unexpected – My aunt woke me up at 8:30 on 3`rd morning and suggested that we go Pune – and I said “fine ! Lets go” . No kidding, I didn’t realize what I took up until we reached Manglore :/ .
(The not so) Fun Fact : As much I enjoyed the drive, there was this thing bothering me. The moment we reached Kasargod (8pm approx.) I realized that I was having rather comfortable drive, which is unusual for me as I am used to have my purse in my back pocket which makes me a bit uncomfortable . Being in a new car there wasn’t the book holder below the wheel, as in my car. So I came to the sad realization that I had lost my wallet somewhere. Had to reach Pune the next day to realize the wallet was stuck between the seat all along. In the meantime, I had blocked all my Credit & Debit cards.
Karnataka is really pretty place, though you’ll find no one for miles ‘n miles . The beauty really gives you a pleasant feeling. At a place an hour after Udupi we used to come across a river every few kilometer. At Gokarna there was this lovely scenery of a mile long backwaters on right side and sea on the left side, more like we are driving in the middle of water. The Gov. can surely make some bucks out tourism .
But I should say North and South Karnataka heavily differ in terms of everything you see. Southern karnataka is more greenish compared to its northern part which feels deserted. You can find dozens of vehicles especially trucks overturned or hit somewhere.
This was my first time on a express highway. – I loved it ! A small part of the Golden Quadrilateral but marvelous drive. Reached Hubli – Pune in just 10 hours ! Why don’t we have expressways everywhere ?
At the top speed 150/km at Pune-Mumbai expressway, it didn’t seem like I was anything above 80 ! I wish I had a better car, at least mine .
Here are some Pics I took from my old 6600, unfortunately I forgot my Cam :/ . Enjoy !