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Old 25th August 2015, 19:16   #2071
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Turns out I have to relocate right back to chennai (gah, 6 months after I arrived in blr) due to some personal stuff. Anyway - after the movers leave my bangalore apartment, I won't be able to stay there to make an extra start. And it will be too late to hit the road to chennai - like 4 pm or so, and I don't particularly want to drive at night.

What is a reasonable hotel somewhere midway (at least clear of the bangalore city limits / e city etc traffic snarls) where I can spend the night, comfortable, no bugs, decent dinner and if possible, wifi available would be all that I need.
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Turns out I have to relocate right back to chennai...
What is a reasonable hotel somewhere midway (at least clear of the bangalore city limits / e city etc traffic snarls) where I can spend the night, comfortable, no bugs, decent dinner and if possible, wifi available would be all that I need.
Good for you. :-) If I didn't have visitors at home I'd have invited you over.

Anyway, not really mid-way but there's a Sarovar at Hosur. If the price sounds fine you could go for it. If you start from Hosur early enough you should be in Chennai for breakfast.

Other than that, I don't know of any.

In these days of 3G and tethering, do you really need hotel Wifi?
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My network signal has a nasty habit of going down to 2G when I least expect it on the highway - though of course not near major towns. Better safe than sorry, and all that.

Thanks Binand - we do need to catch up sometime - I'll be in and out of bangalore at least once or twice a month. Let me PM you my number (though I suppose you have it from the old days, it hasn't changed)
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And if you dont want to go all the way till Hosur in the evening traffic, there is La-Classic just before Attibele toll. Seems to a be decent place.

http://www.laclassic.in
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With a 04:00 PM start you would cross Krishnagiri by 06:30, though I am not able to recommend any hotels past Hosur, I feel stopping at Hosur is bit of an overkill.

If you are not comfortable with night drive, I guess easy option would be to stay at any hotel in Bangalore and stay early in morning. This way you have more options. Also, I remember from your earlier posts that you are staying near Sarjapur road. From here you can reach Hosur road soon.
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And if you dont want to go all the way till Hosur in the evening traffic, there is La-Classic just before Attibele toll. Seems to a be decent place.

http://www.laclassic.in
We have been here couple of times, just used their coffee shop/restaurant, haven't stayed there but the place is very nice and well maintained.
Sarovar at Hosur also seems decent (from the highway), haven't visited the place though.

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Sarovar at Hosur also seems decent (from the highway), haven't visited the place though.
Well, I have stayed at multiple Sarovar hotels elsewhere; they are usually nice and clean and well-serviced. My stays have always been at their Hometel brand hotels whereas the one at Hosur seems to be of the more premium Portico brand - so the experience, if anything, should only be better (or they are doing a branding eyewash :-)
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With a 04:00 PM start you would cross Krishnagiri by 06:30, though I am not able to recommend any hotels past Hosur, I feel stopping at Hosur is bit of an overkill.

If you are not comfortable with night drive, I guess easy option would be to stay at any hotel in Bangalore and stay early in morning. This way you have more options. Also, I remember from your earlier posts that you are staying near Sarjapur road. From here you can reach Hosur road soon.
I do need to be in Chennai fairly early since the mover lorry will be there by say 10:30 or 11:00 AM, and there are a few things I need to get done there before that.

I could stay in sarjapur road itself - there are enough hotels nearby - but the problem is that getting from sarjapur to attibele is one of those things where a traffic jam can crop up out of the middle of nowhere right on sarjapur road itself (big bottleneck with very few alternate routes out - the hosa road is even more of a minefield + bottleneck where one broken down vehicle even in off peak hours can be a significant traffic jam).

So past attibele and this la classic place seems to be the best possible solution. And maybe ginger, oyo etc in the e city area? Or are those off the highway?
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I do need to be in Chennai fairly early since the mover lorry will be there by say 10:30 or 11:00 AM, and there are a few things I need to get done there before that.

Here is one in Krishnagiri

http://alpshotelkrg.com/
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getting from sarjapur to attibele is one of those things where a traffic jam can crop up out of the middle of nowhere right on sarjapur road itself (big bottleneck with very few alternate routes out - the hosa road is even more of a minefield)
You could try Dommasandra-Chandapura Road (it is a few km short of the junction from where Varthur Road splits off). I have taken this road many times and it is generally stress-free all day. It joins NH7 at Chandapura, one flyover before Attibele.

Further beyond there is Sarjapur-Attibele Road itself and finally, probably the best choice among the lot, Sarjapur-Bagalur-Hosur.
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I could stay in sarjapur road itself - there are enough hotels nearby - but the problem is that getting from sarjapur to attibele is one of those things where a traffic jam can crop up out of the middle of nowhere right on sarjapur road itself (big bottleneck with very few alternate routes out - the hosa road is even more of a minefield + bottleneck where one broken down vehicle even in off peak hours can be a significant traffic jam).
If you consider crossing Hosur as a bottleneck, you can try this route as well
Via Bagalur, Berikai, Atthimugam and Shoolagiri to touch Krishnagiri. I have seen some private buses operating from Bangalore to Shoolagiri on the above said route.
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Planning to drive down to Chennai on Friday morning and considering the vacation time - guess, there will lot of traffic in Attibele and Krishnagiri toll. So - thought of avoiding these two;

Option 1:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/At...e2e028!1m0!3e0

Option 2:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/At...e2ba3a!1m0!3e0

Anyone take this routes earlier? Any thoughts on these roads? Which one is better?
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Planning to drive down to Chennai on Friday morning and considering the vacation time - guess, there will lot of traffic in Attibele and Krishnagiri toll. So - thought of avoiding these two;

Option 1:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/At...e2e028!1m0!3e0

Option 2:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/At...e2ba3a!1m0!3e0

Anyone take this routes earlier? Any thoughts on these roads? Which one is better?

I have driven by the route mentioned in OPTION 1 before. Infact I shall tell you the route i took

Via Hosur, Rayakottai,Krishnagiri,Bargur,Tirupattur,Alangayam ,Vellore,Kanchipuram,Walajahbad, Vandalur to Nanganallur.

The Rayakottai-Krishnagiri route is a treat to drive. After crossing Rayakottai, the road will be narrow for a couple of kms and then it widens to a very good 2 lane road.

BTW your both the options are the same. Plz check the links

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Planning to drive down to Chennai on Friday morning and considering the vacation time - guess, there will lot of traffic in Attibele and Krishnagiri toll. So - thought of avoiding these two;

Anyone take this routes earlier? Any thoughts on these roads? Which one is better?
I have taken Attibele-Rayakottai earlier, and it is quite good to drive on. Your map takes you via Kelamangalam though; you should be going via Hosur. Plus, I have heard only good things about Rayakottai-Krishnagiri.

Take Attibele-Anekal Road, turn left at Y junction towards TVS, turn left at crossing with Hosur-Thally road, turn right after railway crossing onto Hosur IRR, turn right onto Hosur-Rayakottai road.

At Rayakottai which has a messy CBD, the natural contour of the road is to go towards Dharmapuri, so don't miss the straight road to Krishnagiri.
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BTW your both the options are the same. Plz check the links
Thanks! They are not same but are similar with a small difference; 1 takes Attibele - Rayakottai road via Kelamangalam (SH 85) and there other (SH 85 and SH 17) one takes Attibele - Hosur - Rayakottai road.

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I have taken Attibele-Rayakottai earlier, and it is quite good to drive on. Your map takes you via Kelamangalam though; you should be going via Hosur.
Thanks! Is the Kelamangalam route through Attibele - Rayakottai road, not recommended?
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