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Old 30th October 2016, 17:07   #181
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Thank you. But this route is about 330 kms from Bangalore. About 60 to 70 kms more than the other routes.
And one of those many sensible options to avoid the Bangalore Mysore Highway, especially on weekends and Holidays.

Bangalore CR Patna - 2 to 2.5 Hours
CR Patna Holenarasipura - 30m
Holenarasipura KR Nagar - 45m
KR Nagar - Hunsur - 20m
Hunsur - Kushalnagar - 45m
Kushalnagar - Madikeri - 45m

Reasonably good in terms of timings despite of the additional distance. Secondly, this one is mostly straight all the way till Kushalnagar, avoids major traffic density areas between Bangalore and Mysore or Kanakpura-Bangalore sectors.
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Some history for those who like that type of thing. It is not route related. More connected with tourism.

Arkalgud was earlier (really way back) known as Arkapuri (City of the Sun). A Rishi called Gautama (not buddha; another G; went around the world in 6 hrs. or something) had performed a sacrifice to the sun here.

Hunsur was earlier called Gadipalya (until maybe 3-400 years ago). This "Gadi" actually stands for "gaadi". It is not chronologically associated with Longines in any way.
Bullock carts (I swear) were made in large numbers in this place.

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You can also consider Kunigal CR Patna Holenarasipura Hampapura KR Nagar Hunsur Kushalnagar Madikeri as well. At least till Hunsur, mostly straight roads and overall conditions are also good.This one will also bypass Mysore and hit directly at Hunsur.
You may also consider another route if you are leaving Bangalore early.
Go to Magadi town. If you reach by 6.30 am, you will find some good idly vada places near the bus stand. I like the one on your (if going) right side.

Find the way to Huliyurdurga (it has a small fort atop) and then go to Nagamangala.

From there, go to KR Pet and onwards to Saligram.
Then you cross the highway to Somwarpet. You can avoid traffic in Khushalnagar. Then you may take a twisty road towards Madikeri from Somwarpet.
This route takes a bit longer (6 hrs) yet is shorter (probably the shortest) in distance.
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Find the way to Huliyurdurga (it has a small fort atop) and then go to Nagamangala.

From there, go to KR Pet and onwards to Saligram.
Wouldn't Srirangpatna - KRpet - Saligrama be faster than the route you suggested? Not sure what the road conditions are though. Would help if someone can share an update.
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One quick question to those who have recently traveled from Bangalore to Coorg. Are there toll booths on this stretch. If so, are they fastag enabled?
No toll if you take the regular route via Mysore.

If you plan to go via CR Patna, HN Pura then you will encounter 3 tolls which accept fastag.
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No toll if you take the regular route via Mysore.

If you plan to go via CR Patna, HN Pura then you will encounter 3 tolls which accept fastag.
Thanks Sunay. Which route is advisable, from a road quality, time taken etc. perspective. Would be with family. Destination would be Club Mahindra Madikeri.
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Thanks Sunay. Which route is advisable, from a road quality, time taken etc. perspective. Would be with family. Destination would be Club Mahindra Madikeri.
When are you travelling Ajay?

Via Mysore - Roads are good all the way. It is 4 lane till Hassan turn off before Hunsur. After that it is wide 2 lane and easily doable. But watch out for speed breakers near villages/towns. It will take 6 hours with a break of 1 hour.

Food Options - Hotel Annapurna before Hunsur.

Via CR Patna - Beautiful 4 lane road till CR Patna and it is all country side roads from CR patna till Kushalnagar via HN Pura and Konnanur. A small stretch near Konnanur is bad, but should not be a worry with XUV. This is 15Kms extra compared to Mysore road.

Food Options - Swathi Delicacy/Mayura
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When are you travelling Ajay?
My booking is from 18th till 21st of this month. The purple club voucher thingie. I am keeping an eye out for the Tipu Sultan anniversary issue.
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My booking is from 18th till 21st of this month. The purple club voucher thingie. I am keeping an eye out for the Tipu Sultan anniversary issue.
Should not be an issue on these dates, if any protest happens it will be next week only not after that. So enjoy your holidays
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Wouldn't Srirangpatna - KRpet - Saligrama be faster than the route you suggested? Not sure what the road conditions are though. Would help if someone can share an update.
Oh for sure. Other routes are faster. This is only to be taken if you have some time (and the inclination) to explore interior areas of Karnataka.

General note:
Two methods to prevent passengers from throwing up on ghat roads:
  1. Have lime juice (nimboo); Not you, the passenger;
  2. Take a tablet called "Domstal"; it is specifically an anti motion sickness tab; I think it is available as OTC; one tab an hr. before the ghats;

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My booking is from 18th till 21st of this month. The purple club voucher thingie. I am keeping an eye out for the Tipu Sultan anniversary issue.
I will be in Club Mahindra, Madikere from 12th to 14th. I am still confused between Mysore road and CR Patna route. Don't know which would be better.

I missed out on the Purple Club voucher. Forgot to use it and allowed it to lapse. :(
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I will be in Club Mahindra, Madikere from 12th to 14th. I am still confused between Mysore road and CR Patna route. Don't know which would be better.

I missed out on the Purple Club voucher. Forgot to use it and allowed it to lapse. :(
Even I had booked in Munnar and could not go due to some unavoidable circumstances and it lapsed.

I would suggest you to take Mysore road for onward and take CR Patna route for return leg, so that you are not confused and you get to enjoy the drive.
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Even I had booked in Munnar and could not go due to some unavoidable circumstances and it lapsed.
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I missed out on the Purple Club voucher. Forgot to use it and allowed it to lapse. :(
And I almost cancelled mine! My booking is from Friday till Monday, and my daughter has her school exams from Monday. Might checkout a day early on Sunday. Not too fussed about it as it is free, and am not losing on anything by not turning up.
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Guys, what is the situation as far as self drive (white board, KA registered) and parking is concerned @ usual tourist spots- Raja's seat, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling, Abbey Falls, Thalacauvery and Nisargadham.

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Guys, what is the situation as far as self drive (white board, KA registered) and parking is concerned @ usual tourist spots- Raja's seat, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling, Abbey Falls, Thalacauvery and Nisargadham.

TIA
Why should there be any problem with KA registered vehicle in Karnataka? I don't think there will be any problem, if you take your vehicle to even Tamil Nadu now, as the Kaveri problem has taken a backseat, for now.
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