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Hyderabad to Udupi - Roads to be Taken

Towards the end of July, we undertook an exciting road trip from Hyderabad to Udupi, a beautiful little coastal town in Karnataka facing the Arabian Sea, covering a distance of 770 km. Maps show you 14 h 41 min to reach Udupi; however, under actual driving conditions with a steady speed of 90 km/h, ghats in karnataka and stops in between, one takes close to about 16 hours to cover the distance.

In this write-up, I am going to talk about the roads taken to reach Udupi.

We got on to Nehru ORR towards RGI Airport and took the right lane at the fork which goes to Bengaluru. We followed NH 44 to service road in Indira Nagar, Ananthpur. Till here the road is a 4-lane with a slight disturbance at Kurnool as the highway repair work is on. From Ananthpur, we took the Kalyanadurgam road. It is where you see lovely windmill farms along and it is a beautiful sight to behold. The road is excellent and you can cruise along. Till the time you reach Anantapur, hotels dot both the sides of the highway. So, you can plan your stops on this stretch. Once you hit Kalyanadurgam road, hotels are scarce and it is a continuous drive.