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Old 22nd June 2007, 13:08   #1
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Hello All,

Weekend is here and wheather seems to be perfect for a nice long drive.
so am thinking of drving up to "MM Hills". so wanted to know the raod condition before i take up this trip. since am not driving a SUV it becomes necessary to know the road condition

So folks would be great to here those valuable info.

Also if you have info regarding the stay and places to visit.

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Bumping up a really old thread which didn't get any replies since 6 years.

I was planning on a drive to MM hills sometime this weekend or next weekend, from Bangalore. Could someone familiar with this route please help me on how the road conditions are between Kollegal and MM Hills, and between MM Hills and Mettur dam??

https://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr...&sz=10&t=m&z=9

I am actually driving here just for leisure and not on pilgrimage, but considering this (MM hills) is a popular pilgrimage spot, eateries should be in abundance on the hill if I'm not mistaken. Any advice would be helpful

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I am actually driving here just for leisure and not on pilgrimage, but considering this (MM hills) is a popular pilgrimage spot, eateries should be in abundance on the hill if I'm not mistaken. Any advice would be helpful
Try this :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...es-mysore.html (Tipu looted Kerala, Malabar annexes Mysore)
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I am also interested in knowing. I checked that post, but its got mostly Mysore stuff, and not much of MM Hills stuff.

I am planning to travel with family from Bangalore to MM Hills in mid-Dec 2013. Was choosing bween car and KSRTC Sarige bus. Am considering an overnight stay if by bus (bcoz return bus timings are such; Bus departs MM Hills 8.30pm, so not convenient), and a day trip if by car. Bcoz a day trip would be too hectic for elderly parents, I am leaning towards travelling by bus and including an overnight stay.

Any thoughts? How are the roads? Is bus journey safe? Any good hotels to stay there? I couldnt find any at makemytrip.com
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Any thoughts? How are the roads? Is bus journey safe? Any good hotels to stay there? I couldnt find any at makemytrip.com
Bus jounery wont work. You have to drive on your own. And I think you can be back by evening. Roads around MM hills are quite bad even today.

The way to go :

Drive on NH209 (Kanakpura Road) till Kollegal. At Kollegal you should see a road left which would go to MM Hills. Another 4-5km further on this road, there would one more fork. Take the left of the fork which goes to MM hills. It should be about 200km one way. In case you feel driving back would be too far, then after visiting the temple, driving further to Mettur you can break for the night. The road till the base is pretty good. But the ghat roads are quite pathetic. Buses I think you would rarely get. Hence my suggestion to drive on your own.
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Hi

I had just been to this place a month ago.
Its best to drive as the roads almost all the way are good, except for a few km's towards Kollegal from Maddur. The road from the Base all the way to the town on the hills are also much much better.

The roads once the hills start are also quite good, the road in MM hills town is fully concretized(very clean too) and are the best.

I would drive here as on the way you can visit manay places, all River Cauvery related falls and spots. On the way back you can go from MM hills to Hogenekkal(Karnataka side - You cannot cross over to TN in car at this place).

If you can avoid goign to MM hills on amavasya and festival days , then getting a decent accomodation is no problem.

If you have kids take some banana and buns and enjoy feeding the monkeys on the hills - I am sure the kids will really enjoy, I did.
If you are not able to drive then you can go by bus, and if you are willing to break journey then their are enough private buses all the time.

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If you have kids take some banana and buns and enjoy feeding the monkeys on the hills - I am sure the kids will really enjoy, I did.

are you of the right age to be online?? Im kidding, no offence meant.
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I enjoyed watching my son feeding the monkeys.
Its really fun to see those monkeys taking food from our hands(not snatching) but they just take the food, they are used to many people offering food. We just have to be carefull with other stuff in the car.

I will post some pictures this weekend.
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The roads once the hills start are also quite good, the road in MM hills town is fully concretized(very clean too) and are the best.
This is very good to note! Can you also mention if the roads are good all the way onto TN via ghats towards Mettur. Have you driven to that side?
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I have driven upto Hogenekkal falls from MM hills town. The roads were OK in parts. A stretch of 30 kms was very good as this was developed under Pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana, It was upto a village where Veerappan used to be very active. I even saw couple of wild deers enroute.

The hills are very steep but I was able to make it with out issues in my i10 Automatic.
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On the way back you can go from MM hills to Hogenekkal(Karnataka side - You cannot cross over to TN in car at this place).
I plan to to ride to hogenekkal some time soon. I want to go MM hills also. Google suggests that I can take a ferry to the Karnataka side. Doesn't the ferry allow cars, so that they can reach the other side of the falls?
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I plan to to ride to hogenekkal some time soon. I want to go MM hills also. Google suggests that I can take a ferry to the Karnataka side. Doesn't the ferry allow cars, so that they can reach the other side of the falls?
It won't work for a car. But for a bike maybe yes.

The best option is :

Hogenakkal-Pennagaram-Mecheri-Mettur-MM Hills. And come back via Kollegal.
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How is the roads to MM Hills from kollegala?

Also from MM Hills to Mettur?
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How is the roads to MM Hills from kollegala?

Also from MM Hills to Mettur?
I think roads are decent but a bit on the rough. TN I side I think is good.
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How is the roads to MM Hills from kollegala?

Also from MM Hills to Mettur?
Did this route pre-monsoon,
Road till MM Hills is good
MM Hills - Mettur -> Karnataka side was bad

Attaching couple of photos from my ride
1st pic - while getting down from MM Hills, towards Mettur (Karnataka side)
2nd pic - Mettur dam backwaters
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