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Old 1st January 2014, 12:13   #1
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I am planning to do a trip from Trichy (Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu) to Mysore. Would like to know if anyone has recently driven and how the road conditions are and recommend a good route to take.

Google maps indicate a lot of twists and turns via state highways (Trichy, Karur, Namakkal, Erode, Satyamangalam, Chamarajanagara, Mysore).

Most of the queries in the forum addresses trips from Trichy to Bangalore and not to Mysore.

Thanks in advance!
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This is the best option, roads are good upto Sathy as I know from recent travel and it is good upto Trichy.
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May I know approximately how long it would take to drive from Trichy to Mysore?
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May I know approximately how long it would take to drive from Trichy to Mysore?
As I see in Google its about 350 km. The best route I can think off :

- Trichy-Thuraiyur-Namakkal-Tiruchengode-Bhavani-Gobi-Sathy-Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud-Mysore

I would say mark about 6-8 hours. Impediments include:

- Crossing Namakkal and Tiruchengode (Crossing Bhavani should be easier)
- 26 hair pins at Dimbam
- Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud road condition being rough
- Traffic on Nanjangud-Mysore section

Food Points : Bhavani, Sathy, Chamarajanagar.
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Wow. Food points and impediments! That's the kind of detail that we get in team-bhp not available in any other forum. Thanks Ampere for the detailed information.

6 - 8 hrs seems manageable.
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- Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud road condition being rough
- Traffic on Nanjangud-Mysore section
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I recommend taking Chamarajanagara-T.Narasipura-Mysore to avoid the above impediments. The distance gets increased by 9-10kms, but its very peaceful throughout, better roads and lesser traffic (except for a small stretch of about 10kms or so, its NH209 and NH212). With the fancy bridge across Kapila river thrown open in T.Narasipur, that bottleneck too is gone (note that the KSRTC Volvo buses to Coimbatore take this route).

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I recommend taking Chamarajanagara-T.Narasipura-Mysore to avoid the above impediments. The distance gets increased by 9-10kms, but its very peaceful throughout, better roads and lesser traffic (except for a small stretch of about 10kms or so, its NH209 and NH212). With the fancy bridge across Kapila river thrown open in T.Narasipur, that bottleneck too is gone (note that the KSRTC Volvo buses to Coimbatore take this route).

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Is the NH212 section along Narasipura good? I thought it was bad. Hence did not suggest. But as you said if its good, its definitely worth it.
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Is the NH212 section along Narasipura good? I thought it was bad. Hence did not suggest. But as you said if its good, its definitely worth it.
Yes, its pretty good. The only problem earlier was that traffic used to pile-up before the narrow bridge across Kapila at T.Narasipur. A few months ago the new bridge has been thrown open. (BTW, they are planning to make it (needlessly) 4-lane b/w T.Narasipur-Mysore).

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Yes, its pretty good. The only problem earlier was that traffic used to pile-up before the narrow bridge across Kapila at T.Narasipur. A few months ago the new bridge has been thrown open. (BTW, they are planning to make it (needlessly) 4-lane b/w T.Narasipur-Mysore).

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Thanks Prasad. That surely helps.

On a totally different note:

Any idea how is T-Narasipura-Bannur-Srirangapatna? Because if thats good then you have a perfect bypass for Mysore for people driving up north. I hear stretches around Bannur being quite bad.
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Any idea how is T-Narasipura-Bannur-Srirangapatna? Because if thats good then you have a perfect bypass for Mysore for people driving up north. I hear stretches around Bannur being quite bad.
T.Narasipura-Bannur (upto the T-junction where this road meets Malavalli-Bannur road) is in mint condition - thick tarmac, low traffic, wider 2 lane road, lush green paddy/coconut fields on either side. I haven't taken Bannur-Srirangapatna road for a while now.

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Yes, its pretty good. The only problem earlier was that traffic used to pile-up before the narrow bridge across Kapila at T.Narasipur.

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Correct me if I am wrong. That should be Chamarajanagara - Yelandur - Teramballi - Murugu - T-narasipura?
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- Trichy-Thuraiyur-Namakkal-Tiruchengode-Bhavani-Gobi-Sathy-Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud-Mysore
I am thinking about a holiday drive to Mysore: Madurai->Annur->Satyamangalam->Chamarajanagar->Mysore (I do not want to go via Ooty).

I am well versed till Annur. I am worried about the Satyamangalam->Chamarajanagar sector. Are the roads safe for a drive with family? Any other threads about this stretch on team-bhp?
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I am thinking about a holiday drive to Mysore: Madurai->Annur->Satyamangalam->Chamarajanagar->Mysore (I do not want to go via Ooty).

I am well versed till Annur. I am worried about the Satyamangalam->Chamarajanagar sector. Are the roads safe for a drive with family? Any other threads about this stretch on team-bhp?

They are pretty safe for a day drive. I would just say, avoid night drives. For day drives its beautiful!
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The Annur Sathyamangalam route is fine for night drives as well with heavy vehicle traffic right through the night.
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