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Old 13th November 2009, 11:09   #16
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I'm planning to go to Ooty tomorrow morning (from Bangalore). I need to go through Masinagudi hairpins. Is that road safe? Is the city life back to normal? How safe will be the journey. I'm planning to come back on Sunday morning. Please somebody help me to understand the road condition.
I'm planning to take my Altis. Will it be a problem?
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The weather is all bright and sunny now with the occasional mist.

The Sigur ghats are open for traffic, there are a few landslips on the way which have been cleared.

Should not be a problem. However the weather in the nilgiris is very unpredictable. The mets had predicted rain for another 48 hours yesterday.
Its shining glory though.
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It would be best for him to take the Ooty-Kotagiri highway. The Qualis can surely make it. However I would advise him against doing it for sometime. They have blocked some roads to clear the landslides. Wait for a week. Will keep you updated.
Any further updates for me Beejay ? My friend is leaving from Mysore tomorrow morning.
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Any further updates for me Beejay ? My friend is leaving from Mysore tomorrow morning.

The Ooty to Coonnor road is still blocked. He would need to go to Coimbatore via Dodabetta, Katabettu from Ooty.
No problem on the Gudalur and Sigur ghats from Mysore.

As mentioned earlier its all bright and sunny now.

The entire region looks different. Will post pictures soon.

Hope you got my PM.
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beejay, tonight we are leaving to mysore and tomorrow morning we are planning to head to ooty, cars - i10 and accent, what route you suggest?

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beejay, tonight we are leaving to mysore and tomorrow morning we are planning to head to ooty, cars - i10 and accent, what route you prefer?
It would be best to come up via the Sigur ghats to Ooty.

The route through Gudalur is longer yet quite scenic. I am sure you have been here before and understand the nature of the Sigur ghats.
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It would be best to come up via the Sigur ghats to Ooty.

The route through Gudalur is longer yet quite scenic. I am sure you have been here before and understand the nature of the Sigur ghats.
if you don't mind, can you tell in details about the route we need to take to reach Sigur from mysore and after that?
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if you don't mind, can you tell in details about the route we need to take to reach Sigur from mysore and after that?
1. Mysore-Gundalpet-Bandipur-Mudumalai.
From Mudumalai you take left off the bridge and head to Masinagudi and then onto the Sigur ghats, 36 hairpinbends in total to reach Ooty.

2. Mysore-Gundalpet-Bandipur-Mudumalai.
Right from the here takes you to Thorapally-Gudalur and Ooty.

The 36 hairpin bends are quite steep in the first route and you would need to drive with care.
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very good information and keep up the good work for the notifying the status of the road condition in the thread up to date.
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Beejay, is the Kattabettu road the new bypass road for Kotagiri? Interested in knowing the exact coordinates for this road.
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I'm planning to go to Ooty tomorrow morning (from Bangalore). I need to go through Masinagudi hairpins. Is that road safe? Is the city life back to normal? How safe will be the journey. I'm planning to come back on Sunday morning. Please somebody help me to understand the road condition.
I'm planning to take my Altis. Will it be a problem?
Thanks in Advance.
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beejay, tonight we are leaving to mysore and tomorrow morning we are planning to head to ooty, cars - i10 and accent, what route you suggest?
Route open on Ooty-Coonoor highway.

Ooty-Lovedale-Achenakal-Yellanalli-Wellington-Coonoor.
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1. Mysore-Gundalpet-Bandipur-Mudumalai.
From Mudumalai you take left off the bridge and head to Masinagudi and then onto the Sigur ghats, 36 hairpinbends in total to reach Ooty.

2. Mysore-Gundalpet-Bandipur-Mudumalai.
Right from the here takes you to Thorapally-Gudalur and Ooty.

The 36 hairpin bends are quite steep in the first route and you would need to drive with care.
thanks a ton for the info beejay
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Smile Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for that informaton. I have just cancelled our trip to ooty which was to happen tomorrow! We have relocated to Mudigere!
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very good information and keep up the good work for the notifying the status of the road condition in the thread up to date.
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Thank you so much for that informaton. I have just cancelled our trip to ooty which was to happen tomorrow! We have relocated to Mudigere!
You are welcome people.

Melbin, that's a wise decision.

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Route open on Ooty-Coonoor highway.

Ooty-Lovedale-Achenakal-Yellanalli-Wellington-Coonoor.
Have passed on this information to my friend, thanks for all your help Beejay, got your PM and have replied to that ! Is the Coonoor - Mettupalayam - Coimbatore route too open ?

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Have passed on this information to my friend, thanks for all your help Beejay, got your PM and have replied to that ! Is the Coonoor - Mettupalayam - Coimbatore route too open ?
No, the only route to Mettupalayam is through Kotagiri.

There is a shortcut from Coonoor to Kotagiri and very few vehicles on this stretch.

On the Coonoor Kotagiri highway you reach a place called Bandishola, right from here takes you to Alakarai and straight to Kotagiri, near a junction called Aravenu. Aravenu is on the Kotagiri - Mettupalayam Highway.

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No, the only route to Mettupalayam is through Kotagiri.

There is a shortcut from Coonoor to Kotagiri and very few vehicles on this stretch.

On the Coonoor Kotagiri highway you reach a place called Bandishola, right from here takes you to Alakarai and straight to Kotagiri, near a junction called Aravenu. Aravenu is on the Kotagiri - Mettupalayam Highway.
Thanks again Benny, have passed on this information to my friend too ! Will ask him to give me an update on the route once he gets back to Mysore next Thursday.
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