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Old 29th April 2013, 18:31   #1096
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First of all where have you been for ages? Location says, you shifting base to BLR?


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Need help on Bangalore - Kannur Road Conditions
1) Is Bangalore - Mysore - Hunsur - Periyapatna - Siddapur - Amatti - Virajpet - Iritty - Kannur Route still the best to route to travel?
2) How is the road condition now?
As other mention on this thread:
- Fantastic road till Hunsur/Periyapatna
- Real bad roads for about 8-10 km once you exit on towards Siddapur
- And then its very good.

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3) Do we have enough sign board on Hunsur-Periyapatna-Siddapur-Amatti-Virajpet-Iritty for first time travellers on this route? or can we repy on Google maps on mobile?
Till Periyapatna follow Medikeri directions. The Siddapur turn just after Periyapatna has no sign. But you will notice this easily. The road wont be that inviting to drive!

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4) Can it be done within 7-8 hours with a break ?
Should be possible
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Old 29th April 2013, 19:43   #1097
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Need help on Bangalore - Kannur Road Conditions

1) Is Bangalore - Mysore - Hunsur - Periyapatna - Siddapur - Amatti - Virajpet - Iritty - Kannur Route still the best to route to travel?
2) How is the road condition now?
3) Do we have enough sign board on Hunsur-Periyapatna-Siddapur-Amatti-Virajpet-Iritty for first time travellers on this route? or can we repy on Google maps on mobile?
4) Can it be done within 7-8 hours with a break ?
5) Recommended stay Kanaka beach house or hotel blue nile? Already tried Mascot Beach Resort.

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1. Probably the best, if you do not want to consider the longer Hunsur-Nagarhole-Manathavady-Kuthuparamba-Kannur route.

2.Excellent roads from Bangalore to Periyapatna, bad the next 9 kms, and then on till Ammathi, its mixed, with good and rough patches. Beyond Ammathi, all the way till Kannur, it is in very good condition.

3. After you almost cross Periyapatna town, keep looking for the ' Orange county Coorg Resort' board (on to the left). After the deviation following the resort board, keep going on the same road (24 odd kms) till you reach a kind of dead end at a circle inside Siddapura town. Take left from there and keep going on the same road, till you hit Virajpet town. Again it is one single road all the way to Perumpadi checkpost where you have to take a right to the Makutta ghat road. Beyond this point, all roads are clearly marked.

4. Can be done easily in 7-8 hours

5. Blue nile is a hotel, more inside the town, on the way to beach. Kanaka resort is bang on the beach-side.

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Old 30th April 2013, 15:01   #1098
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Just did the Periyapatna-Amatti-Virajpet route yesterday. Started at 4PM and reached at 11PM, with a half an hour break included. Easily the best compared to the Gonikoppal or the Nagarhole route. Have done all these in the last couple of months and can vouch for it.

Kanaka is not air-conditioned, but if you are looking for a beach side stay, this is the place to be. You are never more than 20m from the sea .

Blue Nile is about 1.5km from the beach.
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Old 30th April 2013, 17:27   #1099
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If you are OK staying couple of KMs from the beach try Central Avenue (near new KK Bus terminal) instead of Blue Nile.

If you start early morning/late night BLR-Kannur can be easily covered in 7 hours. Otherwise it will take around 8-9 hours (relaxed driving)

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First of all where have you been for ages? Location says, you shifting base to BLR?

Till Periyapatna follow Medikeri directions. The Siddapur turn just after Periyapatna has no sign. But you will notice this easily. The road wont be that inviting to drive!

Should be possible
Hey Ampere, thanks for asking . Yes, in Bangalore since 2011. My Base is Bangalore was in Pune for three years for my work.

Was driving a lot on my regular routes BLR-Salem, BLR-Coimbatore, BLR-Chennai, Coimb-Trissur so not much of questions from my end. Planning to go to Kannur this month so wanted to check this routes.

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3. After you almost cross Periyapatna town, keep looking for the ' Orange county Coorg Resort' board (on to the left). After the deviation following the resort board, keep going on the same road (24 odd kms) till you reach a kind of dead end at a circle inside Siddapura town. Take left from there and keep going on the same road, till you hit Virajpet town. Again it is one single road all the way to Perumpadi checkpost where you have to take a right to the Makutta ghat road. Beyond this point, all roads are clearly marked.
Thanks Sandsun for the detailed route.

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Kanaka is not air-conditioned, but if you are looking for a beach side stay, this is the place to be. You are never more than 20m from the sea .
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If you are OK staying couple of KMs from the beach try Central Avenue (near new KK Bus terminal) instead of Blue Nile.
Have planned to stay in Asokam Beach resort.
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did a trip to kannur and back over the weekend.

mysore bypass is way better than earlier.much better option than the yelwala route.

siddpaura route is a very good option now. few kms from periyapatna to siddapur is bad and siddapur - ammathi a small stretch is bad.else everything is good.

inside kerala there are cops between iritty and kannur with speed guns. speedlimit i think is 60. saw few guys who were caught by cops.i was lucky to have escaped, the speed gun was pointed the other way!!
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Ok. I did it again!
Tried the Hunsur - Gonikkuppa road. Verdict - its still bad..very bad.
But therez some hope.
1. Lots of work happening between Hunsur turnoff and Gonikkuppa; road widening, re-tarring etc. Will upload a couple of pics later.
2. The shortcut from Gonikkuppa to Makkutta is re-tarred completely. It took me 10 mins from the Virajpet busstand turnoff to the checkpost.

All in all its 15kms of very bad road between Hunsur and Gonikkuppa.

I could do Ramamurthy Nagar - Iritty in 6hrs (5am start on a Friday morning; 15mins break).
Return was 7 hours. Kengeri to RM Nagar, which is usually the worst traffic, was ok this time as it was election day. Hardly any traffic.
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Ok. I did it again!
Tried the Hunsur - Gonikkuppa road. Verdict - its still bad..very bad.
But therez some hope.
Thanks!

Request you to take the same route again and give us frequent updates
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Planning a Bangalore Payyanur trip this Friday afternoon.

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did a trip to kannur and back over the weekend.

mysore bypass is way better than earlier.much better option than the yelwala route.

siddpaura route is a very good option now. few kms from periyapatna to siddapur is bad and siddapur - ammathi a small stretch is bad.else everything is good.
Thanks for this update. This time I would try the Mysore bypass. Long back I had taken it, at the time of construction, and had lost at a couple of intersections, and the folk had confused me further Hope now it has sign boards at major intersections.

How bad is the stretch between periyapatna and Siddapura? Is it something drivable at a modest 20-25 kms/hr or we have to really slowdown, stop and get into each crater and come out of it?
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Long back I had taken it, at the time of construction, and had lost at a couple of intersections, and the folk had confused me further Hope now it has sign boards at major intersections.
After you turn right at Columbia Asia hospital junction, Its a straightforward stretch until the Hunsur road cross. There are not enough direction boards, but its unlikely that you would miss the cross. There are in fact only 2 major intersections, the first one being the KRS road ( junction with a signal and monster humps) and the next one is the Hunsur road cross (with non functioning signals). 90% of the road is 6-laned and in excellent condition.

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How bad is the stretch between periyapatna and Siddapura? Is it something drivable at a modest 20-25 kms/hr or we have to really slowdown, stop and get into each crater and come out of it?
It is really bad for around 8-9 kms with huge craters. I had to literaly search for some portion of whatever road was remaining to drive on. Few days ago someone, I presume Latheesh has reported that some of the huge craters are filled now with mud. So could be easier.
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Planning a Bangalore Payyanur trip this Friday afternoon.

Thanks for this update. This time I would try the Mysore bypass. Long back I had taken it, at the time of construction, and had lost at a couple of intersections, and the folk had confused me further Hope now it has sign boards at major intersections.

How bad is the stretch between periyapatna and Siddapura? Is it something drivable at a modest 20-25 kms/hr or we have to really slowdown, stop and get into each crater and come out of it?
the bypass is still unders construction.it not done fully. the surface is mostly good.directions are not there.you can take a right at columbia asia signal on mysore road, keep following the route till the 2nd signal which is on hunsur road.take a right there.this will take you to hunsur and periyapatna.

few kms after you leave hunsur road towards siddapura, maybe 8-9 kms is bad. its driveable.you will cross this bad stretch in 15-20 mins. rest is bliss, barring a small stretch between siddapura and ammathi.
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Posted this query in another thread, got no reply hence trying here.

Which is the best route between Nagarahole and Coorg, based on current road conditions?
Google maps shows three routes
Nagarahole-Gonikoppal-Siddapura-Coorg
Nagarahole-Gonikoppal-Virajpet-Coorg
Nagarahole-Gonikoppal-Moornad-Coorg

Or go back to Hunsur and take the highway via Kushalnagar?
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Or go back to Hunsur and take the highway via Kushalnagar?

Not sure of road conditions from Ammathi/Virajpet/Siddapur to Madikeri

But overall if you see, you would do an extra 30 km max if you go via Hunsur. And for that; good roads are assured. Unless someone confirms on interior roads, I would you suggest the Hunsur option.
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Or go back to Hunsur and take the highway via Kushalnagar?
As ampere suggested, the best option considering excellent roads would be Nagarhole-Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Suntikoppa-Madikeri. Around 20-25 kms extra over the other routes, but would take more or less the same time to reach Madikeri.

BTW I assume when you say Coorg, you mean Madikeri.

I would be traveling to Kannur today afternoon. Planing to start at 2PM from my office in Chamarajpet and would be taking the Hunsur-Periyapatna-Siddapura-Virajpet route. Will update the road conditions.

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Thank you sandsun7 and ad75 for the information. Have a good weekend!

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Which is the best route between Nagarahole and Coorg, based on current road conditions?

Or go back to Hunsur and take the highway via Kushalnagar?
Me too feel it would be much better to go to Hunsur and take the highway 88 to Madikeri just for excellent roads (beware of some unmarked speed breakers on this highway). The other interior roads are not in good condition, so the extra 20-25 kms is really worth.
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