I was back to Bangalore during my winter vacation in late December 2016 and was scheduled to depart in the second week of January. I was looking forward to this much-needed break from the very beginning because, as always, I had only one thing in mind - exploring. So my travel buddy and I (we've already done a lot of traveling together) chalked out a tempting itinerary to Dandeli, a tourist attraction that boasts about the adventure activities it has on offer. But we wanted a little more; perhaps a little relaxation to our nerves from what had been a hectic past two months. So we added the neighboring coastal district of Karwar to our already exciting plan. Now here comes the part I love about my friend. He agreed to suggested that we start immediately after his last exam! So I hopped into his car at around 2:30 pm on January 6th near Tumkur road-Ring road junction. Without wasting any more time, we headed towards Hubli, where we had planned to halt overnight.
Not much description is required about the road leading up to Hubli, but here's something interesting that I came across for the first time - a NHAI coupon.