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Old 29th September 2014, 12:00   #361
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I am also without any accommodation options. I checked coorg & madikeri all are sold out. Any help would be great

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Old 29th September 2014, 12:12   #362
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* Madikeri-Sriranapattana through the "shortcut" - Bypassing Mysore: 1KM is in horrendous condition. No tar on the road. Rest is average.
I think this is what bsdbsd was mentioning about.

This road till Ranganathittu turn is patchy, and the ~1KM stretch in image above is horrible.

However I guess it is still worth taking this road instead of going via Mysore ring road to avoid traffic.
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I stayed in a place in-between Madikeri and Talakaveri (paloor exactly) and didn't find any issue enroute. Even the localities suggesting us to go to Talakaveri and did not say anything about road blocks or traffic diversion.
The information about the road repairs was on last Saturday (27th Sep). In fact, the resort also cancelled the planned trips to Talakaveri. It may have become better now, or it may be fully ok by October. Its "current condition" only.

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I think this is what bsdbsd was mentioning about.

This road till Ranganathittu turn is patchy, and the ~1KM stretch in image above is horrible.

However I guess it is still worth taking this road instead of going via Mysore ring road to avoid traffic.
You are absolutely right. Thanks for providing the photo. The reality is much worse when dust gets kicked up by trucks. Its unbearable. But it gets over in 5-8 mins. This stretch is less than a KM. I will take Suhas' word for this route still being worth over the other route. I needed to hear it after driving through this road .

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The information about the road repairs was on last Saturday (27th Sep). In fact, the resort also cancelled the planned trips to Talakaveri. It may have become better now, or it may be fully ok by October. Its "current condition" only.
But - I was there too on 27th/ 28th Sep!
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Old 29th September 2014, 14:25   #365
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^^. . So much for second hand information! Not sure where the disconnect is. May be they (resort folks) planned to take us in a different route. I cancelled my drive as well based on their inputs.

If you have been on that route as recently as last week, then your information supersedes everything else there is. You may want to personally ping procrj and inform the same.
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But - I was there too on 27th/ 28th Sep!
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^^. . So much for second hand information!
will take a call after talking to some more folks. I still have a couple of weeks before my trip.
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Driving down to Coorg tomorrow.
Route: Bangalore > Srirangapatna >Hunsur > Kushalnagar > Siddapura Anything that I need to be aware of apart from the misery that is Bangalore - Mysore road?
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Driving down to Coorg tomorrow.
Route: Bangalore > Srirangapatna >Hunsur > Kushalnagar > Siddapura Anything that I need to be aware of apart from the misery that is Bangalore - Mysore road?
Needless to say start early at least by 5am so that you can stop for breakfast just when the places open and exit at Srirangapatna to Yelwala. Starting too early will probably negate availability of food/break options on Bangalore-Srirangapatna stretch. In that case you have to look for McD / CCD options.

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Driving down to Coorg tomorrow.
Route: Bangalore > Srirangapatna >Hunsur > Kushalnagar > Siddapura Anything that I need to be aware of apart from the misery that is Bangalore - Mysore road?
If you are not going on a week-end, I would suggest you to to take the mysore ring road (taking right @ columbia asia/ country club junction) instead of Srirangapatna. Roads are smooth (except railway bridges) and you will not waste time.
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Driving down to Coorg tomorrow.
Route: Bangalore > Srirangapatna >Hunsur > Kushalnagar > Siddapura Anything that I need to be aware of apart from the misery that is Bangalore - Mysore road?
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Needless to say start early at least by 5am so that you can stop for breakfast just when the places open and exit at Srirangapatna to Yelwala. Starting too early will probably negate availability of food/break options on Bangalore-Srirangapatna stretch. In that case you have to look for McD / CCD options.
If you start early there is one more option. Drive all the way to Mysore. On the ORR there a hotel called Kalyani. A very nice place to take a break. And it would be open by time you reach.
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take the mysore ring road (taking right @ columbia asia/ country club junction)
Was not planning on the ring road as some members have mentioned monster speed breakers. Are you saying that it is still better than the route I plan to take?

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Needless to say start early at least by 5am
Planning a 5am start

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If you start early there is one more option. Drive all the way to Mysore.
Thanks for that suggestion Ampere
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Driving down to Coorg tomorrow.
Route: Bangalore > Srirangapatna >Hunsur > Kushalnagar > Siddapura Anything that I need to be aware of apart from the misery that is Bangalore - Mysore road?
Yeah you right! Bangalore Mysore === is a misery!

Do not enter Mysore, take the ring road. at Columbia Asia Hospital and Join the Hunsur Road.

Then you are free with some great roads ahead.
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Was not planning on the ring road as some members have mentioned monster speed breakers. Are you saying that it is still better than the route I plan to take?
Yes - there were speed breakers in ring road but not as many as the bangalore - mysore SH. May be - while going you could take the ring road and if you don't like it - take the KRS/ Srirangapatna route while coming back.
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Needless to say start early at least by 5am so that you can stop for breakfast just when the places open and exit at Srirangapatna to Yelwala. Starting too early will probably negate availability of food/break options on Bangalore-Srirangapatna stretch. In that case you have to look for McD / CCD options.
If any one starting at 5am from Bangalore towards Coorg, I would suggest to take the Srirangapatna - Eliwala byepass. You will reach here around 7am and its very scenic at that time. For breakfast, you can stop at Cafe County (old Coorg Cafe) @ Hunsur around 7.45-8am. Also please note that even at 5am, the traffic till Bidadi will be heavy
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May be - while going you could take the ring road and if you don't like it - take the KRS/ Srirangapatna route while coming back.
Did just that. Took the ring road on the way to Coorg and the drive was a breeze. Absolutely no traffic from Bangalore to Mysore and even the ring road was free. The journey all the way to Siddapura was stress free.

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If any one starting at 5am from Bangalore towards Coorg, I would suggest to take the Srirangapatna - Eliwala byepass
This road is very patchy and the Ring road is a much better option on weekdays. Not sure what the traffic situation is on weekends but even if i have to spend 15 min more, I would prefer the Ring road over Srirangapatna - Eliwala.

OT: The roads in mysore are amazing! Drove around quiet a bit yesterday & today and I must say that they are silky smooth when compared to the roads in Bangalore.
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