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Old 21st October 2008, 18:22   #1
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Default Mysore-HD Kote-Mananthavady - Any update?

I traveled this leg couple of years back and road was practically non-existent (especially the forest stretch). I heard many a times in the last couple of years that this road is being re-done.

Anybody has any update? I need to drive upto Manathavady on Saturday to visit a relative and have been taking the Gudlepet-Sulthan Bathery route during my previous trips. Want to try the HD Kote route if roads are good.

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Old 21st October 2008, 18:43   #2
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The road upto the Nagarhole Park entrance is done, but beyond that has been stopped because of environmental objections (rightly so), last heard that road is practically non-existent after the check post beyond the Karapura turn-off. Better option if you would not mind the bad sections near Kutta is to take the Srirangapatna - Hunsur - Murkal - Nagarhole - Kutta - Tholpetty - Mananthavady route. The best option has to be Mysore - Gundlupet - Bathery - Mananthavady.

This post gives the latest update http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post1013820 (Bangalore-Mysore-Hunsur-Gonikoppal-Nagarhole-Kannur)

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Old 22nd October 2008, 14:22   #3
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Thanks Shrikanth!
From the recker_us tavelogue, it looks like the Bavali-Karapura stretch is still bad.

I think I will stick to the Bathery route for now.

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I travel between Bangalore-Manathavady at least once in a month. Except Kutta-Tholpetty 2KM strech, rest of the distance is pretty descent. Last Saturday, Reached Manathavady in flat 5 hrs with 20 Min break. Started at 5:15 Bangalore and 10:15 reached Manathawady. Route

BTM Layout-Kanakapura Road-NICE Road-Mysore Road-Srirangapatna(Take Right towards Ranganathittu) Staright to Hunsur Road-NagarHole-Kutta-Tholpetty-Manathawady. Only issue with this route is that it available between 6AM-6PM only.
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For the recent update on the Mysore - HD Kote - Manathawadi road, please see the post -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1347012-post248.html

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Rajesh KSRTC buses go via Karapura the left just before the gate goes to Karapura directly is that the deviation you are talking or is it a new deviation.
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Today's Malayala Manorama in Bangalore talks about discussions between Kerala & Karanatake of opening Mysore - Mananthavady road after 6 PM for all except truck traffic (It is not the Bandipur road that was in highlight recentl). It is not clear from the report whether it is Nagerhole --> Kutta stretch or the non existent HD Kotte--> Bavelli road
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Rajesh KSRTC buses go via Karapura the left just before the gate goes to Karapura directly is that the deviation you are talking or is it a new deviation.
@pypkmsrikanth, Looks this is a new deviation as the Gate is temporarily closed for completing the construction. Only construction vehicles are allowed in side through this gate.


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Today's Malayala Manorama in Bangalore talks about discussions between Kerala & Karanatake of opening Mysore - Mananthavady road after 6 PM for all except truck traffic (It is not the Bandipur road that was in highlight recentl). It is not clear from the report whether it is Nagerhole --> Kutta stretch or the non existent HD Kotte--> Bavelli road
@gadadhar, I think its regarding the HD Kote - Bavali road only. So once the construction is completed, we can start using this. Currently, the stretch close to Bavali is completely ruined.

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What is the state of Mysore-Mananthavady-Kalpetta route right now?
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What is the state of Mysore-Mananthavady-Kalpetta route right now?
Here are two pointers:

Aditya had driven on this route some time back.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3346961 (Bangalore-Wayanad: Route & Accommodation)


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3345987 (All Roads to Kerala)


I myself drove till Handpost last weekend. Nice road till there.
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What is the state of Mysore-Mananthavady-Kalpetta route right now?
Mysore-Mananthavady is about 95% good now. You only have a 5-8 km stretch of unfinished but levelled road between HD Kote and Bavalli, which is OK because there are not potholes on that stretch - its just a gravel track that is level.

Mananthavady - Kalpetta is excellent.

I travelled on this route in early February.
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I myself drove till Handpost last weekend. Nice road till there.
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Mysore-Mananthavady is about 95% good now. You only have a 5-8 km stretch of unfinished but levelled road between HD Kote and Bavalli, which is OK because there are not potholes on that stretch - its just a gravel track that is level.
Thanks guys, I was already in Wayanad by the time I read it. Therefore I took the Gundupet route when I went. However, based on these reports I could take the Mananthavady route on the way back.

I was at a resort in Pozhuthana, therefore this route saved me quite a distance.

In the Grand Vitara I could maintain 40-50kms even on the bad stretch. Here is the entire video of the stretch. If you want to see how sedans had to do this stretch, look at 10:00 position of the video.

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I am planning a bangalore - tirunelly temple trip. I have identified 4 routes. Need your help choosing which one -

(1) bangalore - mysore - hunsur - nagarhole - kutta - tholpetty - tirunelli
(2) bangalore - mysore - hunsur - gonikkoppa - kutta - tholpetty - tirunelli
(3) bangalore - mysore - handpost (near HD kote) - kattikulam (just before mananthavady) - tirunelli
(4) bangalore - mysore - gundlupet - bathery - kattikulam (just before mananthavady) - tirunelli

(1) and (3) are of roughly same distance , (2) is longer by 25-30 km, (4) is longer by 55-60 km.

Since I will be driving a sedan (rapid), MY ONLY PRIORITY IS KINDER ROAD SURFACE - where I am able to do 40-50 kmph with least amount of potholes.

regarding (3), any latest updates on the current road condition b/w "handpost" and "kattikulam" ?

Appreciate your help.
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