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Old 12th May 2014, 23:53   #1366
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Not sure about when Monsoon would start. But its already raining in the coast thanks to some depression.



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Bangalore-Mysore (ORR) - Hunsur Bypass - Periyapatna - Siddapur - Virajpet - Iritty - Mattannur - Kannur

You don't need to take the Periyapatna route anymore. The direct Hunsur - Gonikkoppal route is far better now. This will save distance and time. Only a few kms left out without tarring and this can be covered in any type of car.

Do not worry about monsoon in Kerala, in fact it's better to visit Kerala during monsoon.
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Old 13th May 2014, 13:47   #1367
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You don't need to take the Periyapatna route anymore. The direct Hunsur - Gonikkoppal route is far better now. This will save distance and time. Only a few kms left out without tarring and this can be covered in any type of car.

Do not worry about monsoon in Kerala, in fact it's better to visit Kerala during monsoon.
Thanks a lot, Rajesh. I assume, it would be Bangalore-Hunsur-Gonikkopal-Virajpet-Iritty-Mattanur-Kannur.
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Thanks a lot, Rajesh. I assume, it would be Bangalore-Hunsur-Gonikkopal-Virajpet-Iritty-Mattanur-Kannur.
Yes, thats correct. After hunsur, towards Gonikkoppal initial 15km+ is ready now. The next 7-8kms, road is level, but no tarring till you reach the Anechowkur Checkpost. The work is in progress now.

Once you cross the check post road is very good till you reach Gonikkoppal town. From there to till the Virajpet turn, road work is going on so you may get some rough stretches. Take the direct route to Perumbadi checkpost instead of Virajpet town route.
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Old 15th May 2014, 14:46   #1369
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You don't need to take the Periyapatna route anymore. The direct Hunsur - Gonikkoppal route is far better now. This will save distance and time. .
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From Bangalore, Via Chenrayapattana, Holenarasipura, Arakalgoud, somwarpet, Madikeri, Bhagamadala, Panathur, cherupuzha to Therthally, I did not encouter any bad or difficult stretches.
@RajeshK: Is this route open during night? I'm planning to start from Bangalore around 4pm. So will there be any problems of the forest portion of the route being shut?

@princenoble:
Thank you. Which route did you take from Madikeri to Bhagamandala? I guess there are 2 routes, hence the question. Also same question for this route as well - are you aware of the bhagamandala-panathur route being shut for traffic during the night?
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@vinjosep - there is no night restriction in this route. You can start at any time.
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@vinjosep - there is no night restriction in this route. You can start at any time.
Thank you Latheesh. You meant there are no restrictions for both the routes I mentioned, right?

(i.e. via Gonigoppa, Iritty as well as via Madikeri-Bhagamandala-Panathur)

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Thank you Latheesh. You meant there are no restrictions for both the routes I mentioned, right?

(i.e. via Gonigoppa, Iritty as well as via Madikeri-Bhagamandala-Panathur)

Yes, there is no night restriction on both the roads.. but there could be mist at some places in night specially on rainy days..!!
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Completed my second Bangalore - Kannur drive along with my family yesterday.

BLR-KNR: Srirangapattana - Hunsur - Periyapatna - Siddapura - Virajpet - Irity. Guided by Google Navigator.

Road condition between Periyapatna and Siddapura is in very bad shape. 14 KM out of 25 took me about 90 minutes.

We met a Coffee Planter and his family at the resort we stayed in Kannur. This gentleman guided me a better way.

KNR - BLR: Irity - Virajpet - Siddapura - Ammathi - Kushalnagar - Periyapatna - Hunsur - Srirangapatna - BLR.

Awesome road with an exception of ~2 KM where they are laying the road. The only bottleneck we faced was after Ramnagara. Ramnagara to NICE road junction took about 2 hours due to heavy traffic.

Weather was fantastic in Kannur during our stay there (15th to 18th May 2014).

Temperature in Bangalore was ~36 deg C, and Kannur recorded ~32 deg C.
NO RAIN.
Cool sea breeze.
Clear sky.
Good company (Last time my in laws were with us. So... you are right Mr Wangroo, I mean Rancho!!!).

Overall a great relaxing holiday.
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Old 19th May 2014, 23:10   #1374
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An update on the Srirangapatna <> Yelwala <> Hunsur stretch:

They've blocked the road under the railway bridge after the KRS turnoff.
When you are coming from Hunsur side, you will have to take a diversion before the railway bridge.
If you are coming from Srirangapatna side, you can go to KRS I suppose; but you'll not be able to go further towards Hunsur.

Not sure till when the blockage will be there. I guess they are relaying the road in that stretch.
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Gautom, thanks for the update. How long was the total journey? if you follow the route of KNR-BLR: Irity - Virajpet - Siddapura - Ammathi - Kushalnagar - Periyapatna - Hunsur - Srirangapatna - BLR. Assume you never had any traffic jams.

We are working on a plan to drive to Kannur around June 1st weekend but are hard pressed for time. If it takes more than 6 hours, we would prefer somewhere in the Forests around Mysore.

Thanks in advance.
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. If it takes more than 6 hours, we would prefer somewhere in the Forests around Mysore.
Bangalore-Kannur in 6 hours is a bit tight under the current circumstances.
Once the shortest route via Gonikoppal-Virajpet is completely renovated, it might be possible, but not now.
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How long was the total journey? if you follow the route of KNR-BLR: Irity - Virajpet - Siddapura - Ammathi - Kushalnagar - Periyapatna - Hunsur - Srirangapatna - BLR. Assume you never had any traffic jams.

We are working on a plan to drive to Kannur around June 1st weekend but are hard pressed for time. If it takes more than 6 hours, we would prefer somewhere in the Forests around Mysore.
There was no traffic till Ramanagara/Hanumanthanagara. After that you got the real taste of Bangalore as there was a heavy rush of people trying to enter Bangalore.

If I leave aside the 2 hours before NICE road, there and about another hour and half lunch and rest on the way, the trip took me less than 6 hours.

You may explore the forest, and update your experience here. If you go via Nagarhole, you finish the forest before Mananthawari, and if you go via Wynad, you will emerge near Sulthan Batherry.

I took the former road in my previous trip to Kannur a couple of years ago, and the the later on my way back. both these took me over 6 hours.
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Does anyone know if the Srirangapatna-Yelwala road is open at the KRS road junction?
Assume outer ring road (Mysore) would be a better option.
I am driving to Kannur this Friday and can only start by noon

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Even I am planning to drive to Kannur this friday!

I'll be taking Hunsur-Gonikoppal route this time.
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Even I am planning to drive to Kannur this friday!

I'll be taking Hunsur-Gonikoppal route this time.
Latheesh, please update the status once done. I will be traveling early June.

I would also like to know about the KRS road status

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