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Hiralikar family went on winter vacation to Udupi and Karwar.
Travelled in KSRTC Airawat Club Class - a literally blissful journey from Pune to Udupi. Stayed in Udupi for 2 nights. Visited Malpe beach, Annegudde Vinayaka, Mookambika, Murudeshwar, Turtle beach.
Food we enjoyed: Chow Chow Bath, Banana Bun, Dilkhush, Ragi Dosa
Best restaurants: Woodlands, Mithra Samaj, Shantisagar
So much for being smug. Have a fair nights sleep on the journey, the seats recline and have thigh supports but it's not like lying flat. Arrive Mangalore bus station 6am, check on our next bus out to Hampi at 9am. 9am is good but Hampi not, bus we have booked is going to Hubli. Oops wrong destination, guess Hubli and Hampi sound very similar in an Indian accent. Hubli is not exactly in the wrong direction, but it's not 3 hours it's 10 hours and it's a standard bus, no windows ...
After the late evening and adventures finding a hotel, we had hoped to get out at 9. That was about the time we woke up. Westway hotel had a great breakfast - really our first good south Indian food on the trip. For some reason, everyone peddles north indian food along this route! By the time we left, it was 10.
Couple of hours north, we hit Kappad beach. This is the place where Vasco de Gama supposedly ...
we are in Mangalore, and are due to get a train this afternoon to Karwar, but it seems there is a strike today so Taxi's are not running, we hope the trains are.
Last night we got in an auto rickshaw and went up a hill to a nice restaurant, great view over Mangalore if it wasn't so misty (probably smoke and pollution)
looking forward to getting back on the beach in Karwar , and then onto Goa.
... We said we will not pay more than 80rp. The next one wanted 150 to
200, and cursed at us. The third one, I would say a normal and
friendly, or honorable, driver agreed to our 80 RP proposal. His name
was Matthew, and he showed us Mangalore, the harbor and fishing
areas, some churches, markets. Mangalore is just a small city of
60,000 people and nothing spectacular to see there. We were so happy
that we sat in the small rickshaw, not having to walk, that ...