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Old 7th December 2007, 13:42   #1
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I plan to go to Melkote near Bangalore. Please provide the route which to take and also i've heard that their is no food outlets their. So any recemmondations is also welcome. Thanks.

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You need to take the Mysore Road and just before you enter Mandya City, you need to take a right (sign boards have been put). It is about 35 kms from that point. Food is not at all a problem in Melkote; i saw many small hotels there. We had food in a small Iyengar mess just opposite to the temple below and it was quite good, Rs.20 one year back. We could not have darshan at the temples (there is one below and one on the top of the hill) as it was closed. If i remember correctly, the temple below closes at 1 pm and the one on the top closes at 2 pm and probably reopens around 4.30 or 5.00. So, plan accordingly.


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Right Diversion to Melkote is after crossing Mandya.
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You need to take the Mysore Road and just before you enter Mandya City, you need to take a right (sign boards have been put).
It should read, just after Mandya town, there is a board which says Melkote, as for food joints, nothing worth mentioning, I have eaten in the house of one of the priests on two occasions, I think one needs to call them in advance and hey prepare a basic but very tasty meal for you at a very reasonable cost.
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Thanks very much guys for the help. Will keep in mind all these...
I've one more query though... i googled and found that Melkote is around 150KM from Bangalore and Nanjangud is around 160 KM. So, how about route to Nanjangud. I know one route is go to Mysore and then to Nanjangud, but is their any other better. How much hours does it take to reach Nanjangud if i start say at 6.30 in Bangalore?

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Thanks very much guys for the help. Will keep in mind all these...
I've one more query though... i googled and found that Melkote is around 150KM from Bangalore and Nanjangud is around 160 KM. So, how about route to Nanjangud. I know one route is go to Mysore and then to Nanjangud, but is their any other better. How much hours does it take to reach Nanjangud if i start say at 6.30 in Bangalore?

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One alternate route if you go to melkote first is go to Pandavpura after Melkote and then onward to Nanjangud. Road from Melkote to Nanjangud is not so good, but I've travelled on it long ago so don't know about current conditions.
If you are going to Nanjangud from Bangalore, then it is about 45 mins from Mysore including time taken to go through Mysore city.
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I also came across a friend who mentioned a route to Melkote via Hassan Road (NH48) - do not know where the deviation comes - must be after kunigal.
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I also came across a friend who mentioned a route to Melkote via Hassan Road (NH48) - do not know where the deviation comes - must be after kunigal.
The route to take is the Mangalore Highway upto a place known as Nelligere. This is an excellent toll highway where you will see minimal traffic. This stretch can be covered from Nelemangala in about an hour. From Nelligere, just after the toll booth and passing Malgudi restaurant, you have to take a left towards Nagamangala. Pass Nagamangala and continue on the same road towards Pandavapura, after covering close to 40 KM, you will come to a village where you have to take an almost u-right turn towards Melkote. From there Melkote is a ten minute drive on a scenic and smooth road. The road condition from Nelligere to this point on SH 19 is also quite good. This is a good route to take if you are from North Bangalore. Will save significant time in Bangalore and also saves you the trouble of the back breakers on Mysore Road.
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The route to take is the Mangalore Highway upto a place known as Nelligere. This is an excellent toll highway where you will see minimal traffic.

You replied to a 7 year old post !

But yes you are right. The point is called Nelligere. The way to spot it is take the exit after the Belur cross toll. If you spot Coffee on your left, be aware that you have gone past the exit point.

And yes this SH is a beauty to drive with minimal traffic.
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