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Old 9th May 2016, 19:32   #151
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Thank you sandeepmohan, planning for a trip on Thursday and I am also planning to take Kanakapura road.
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Thank you sandeepmohan, planning for a trip on Thursday and I am also planning to take Kanakapura road.
Hi aravindr..how was your experience using kanakpura road. I am planning a trip this weekend

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Hi aravindr..how was your experience using kanakpura road. I am planning a trip this weekend
Though not to/from BR hills, I had taken Kanakpura road yesterday evening. Few bad patches which were present last Dec is re-done and road is in good condition all throughout.

Not sure of road conditions once you take deviation from NH to BR hills either at Yelandur or Chamarajanagar.
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Last Saturday, My colleagues and I (18 members in all) had to attend a function in Mysuru on Saturday evening.
But had we had reached Mysuru on Friday itself (5 Puntos).
During Breakfast on Saturday, One guy made a quick suggestion of driving to Biligiri Rangana Betta
15 people were ready and hence we took 4 cars and started at 11AM
We decided to go via Yelandur and return Via Chamarajanagar with a stop at the Temple/Safari at Kyathadevarayara Gudi

Onward route was Mysuru-Tirumakudalu Narasipura-Yelandur-Biligirirangana Betta-Kyathadevarayaragudi
Return route was Kyathadevarayanagudi-Chamarajanagara-Nanjanagudu-Mysuru

The entire trip from and to Mysuru was 200Kms

The onward route is very good with good Tarmac all through (medianless though)
After the forest checkpost, while climbing up, there are some narrow sections where only one vehicle can pass, but is manageable.
3 out of the four cars didn't visit the temple and I was one of them. So I do not know the condition of the last 6 Kms to the temple.
This is where we have to take a different route to Kyathadeverayaragudi

For the return journey, getting down the hills in heavy rains was awesome but the roads were patchy.
After getting down and reaching Chamarajanagar, we encountered a broken bridge and an off-road deviation
The bad roads that started here came to an end only when we reached Mysuru
This entire road is either under construction / being widened / being repaired.

Have upload dashcam videos but Haven't been able to remove the audio. so couldn't post the video or snapshot.

For now, I have got just one photo of 3 Puntos in the forest
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Onward route was Mysuru-Tirumakudalu Narasipura-Yelandur-Biligirirangana Betta-Kyathadevarayaragudi
Return route was Kyathadevarayanagudi-Chamarajanagara-Nanjanagudu-Mysuru

The entire trip from and to Mysuru was 200Kms

The onward route is very good with good Tarmac all through (medianless though)
After the forest checkpost, while climbing up, there are some narrow sections where only one vehicle can pass, but is manageable.
3 out of the four cars didn't visit the temple and I was one of them. So I do not know the condition of the last 6 Kms to the temple.
This is where we have to take a different route to Kyathadeverayaragudi

For the return journey, getting down the hills in heavy rains was awesome but the roads were patchy.
After getting down and reaching Chamarajanagar, we encountered a broken bridge and an off-road deviation
The bad roads that started here came to an end only when we reached Mysuru
This entire road is either under construction / being widened / being repaired.

Have upload dashcam videos but Haven't been able to remove the audio. so couldn't post the video or snapshot.
Here are the saved Dash cam videos.

Onward journey
I was not in my car and one of my colleagues was driving my car.
Mysore T-Narasipur road


Biligiri Rangana Betta Forest road


Return journey
I was driving my car in the return journey
Getting down KyathadeverayanaGudi


Deviation at chamarajanagara


A small stretch of good road as we approached Nanajanagudu
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Been to K'Gudi in the weekend. Decided to follow the Mysore road instead of the shorter Kanakpura road, mainly due to the food options. The road from Maddur to Malavalli is being relaid with some portions neatly done and others still in work. The narrow road after Kollegal to join SH57 (Kunigal Road) is narrow and cutting through some villages. I suspect that there is not much to save in terms of time if we avoid going to Yalandur by staying on NH209. SH57 all the way up to BR hills has been quite good, even though it is narrow.
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A biker friend and I did a Bangalore - BR Hills - Bangalore ride today. We left from the Kanakpura NICE Rd interchange at 645 AM, reached the hilltop by 1030 and were back in Bangalore by 3 PM. We turned left from Kollegala following the signposts + direction from locals and found some patchy stretches before the sublime forest stretch. We headed towards Yellandur on the way back, bypassing the bad stretch and came out on NH 209 at Yellandur.

Never saw Kanakpura road this empty!
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