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    Yes, it's the left road which slopes up and then to the left. you need not goto balehonnur you can take the right and goto kottigehara, if you want to come to bangalore faster
    However, balehonnur to aldur road is awesome with lot of twisties, but doesn't make up for faster travel time. Try Balehonnur to Koppa to thirtahalli you will love it

    Another route, i would suggest anyone wanting to reach bangalore from subramany faster to avoid is the bisile ghat road, never ever take this road, i took 2 hours to cover 32km the road is scenic with lot of hills and less traffic but the roads....

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    Bangalore - Mysore
    140 Odd Kms
    Smooth 4 Laned Road, Nevertheless the most Dangerous Road in Karnataka mainly due to the unscientific placement of Road Humps which are almost invible until you reach a spot where u can do nothing but juggle over it and damage a Fork and possibly a Bone...There are about a couple of Dozen Road Humps(Really Big ones) on this stretch with no sign boards what so ever. Also the Human intruders who always need to cross the road in a hurry to attend the world meeting...Add to it the Stray dogs and cattle.
    Average accidents on this stretch : >10 a Day.
    >100 People have lost their lives in 2008.

    Distance : 160 kms
    Road : 120 Kms
    No Road : 40 Kms (Nanjangud to Bandipur stretch is the worst possible road u can ever imagine)
    Once you reach bandipur, Roads are silky smooth until Ooty.

    Route 1 : Via Hosur, Krishnagiri, Vellore.
    Golden Quad Stretch
    Good one
    Dist : 356 Km
    Travel Time : 5 - 7 Hrs depending on the vehicle(not the road).

    Route 2 : Via Kolar, Chittoor.
    There are a lot of Road work being done on the stretch between bangalore and Kolar(4- laning works).
    Mostly 2 laned road.
    Some bad stretches from Chittoor.
    Comparitively bad from Route 1.
    Dist : 342 Km
    Travel time : 7 Hrs.

    Route 1 : via Hassan, Shiradi Ghats
    Bad roads until Kunigal(Due to road contruction works)
    Smooth 2 laned roads until Hassan and Sakaleshpura.
    Now starts the Bone Rattling Surface in the Shiradi Ghats...
    Really bad 80 Kms followed by not so good roads until Mangalore.
    Distance : 365 Kms

    Route 2 : Via Mysore, Kodagu , Sullia
    Distance : 376 Kms
    Expect some patches of Bad roads from Mysore to Kodagu.
    Then comes the pot hole ridden road in the Kodagu - Sullia Stretch follwed by below average road until Mangalore.
    Last edited by rossiter; 09-04-2009 at 01:24 PM.

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    Shiradi Ghat closed for traffic from Sep 3-12.

    MANGALORE: Traffic on the Shiradi Ghat stretch of Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway 48 has been banned from September 3-12. This follows a request from executive engineer, NH division, Mangalore, to the district administrations of Hassan and Dakshina Kannada to facilitate the removal of boulders perilously placed on the stretch.

    On June 26, the boulders on the right side of NH 48 (when proceeding towards Mangalore), came loose from the cliff and tumbled onto the road blockingtraffic for nearly three hours. The boulders were removed to facilitate movement of vehicles. '

    Now boulders atop the cliff have developed cracks and could tumble onto the road as the base of the cliff has weakened after the recent incident. The cliff on the above mentioned stretch of road sticks out onto the road posing a threat to vehicles.

    The NH division could not take up the work of removing these dangerous boulders due to the monsoon.

    All vehicles proceeding towards Bangalore will now be diverted via Puttur-Madikeri-Mysore, and those proceedings towards Hassan will have to traverse via Mudigere-Charmadi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohan View Post
    Bangalore - Mysore
    140 Odd Kms
    Smooth 4 Laned Road, Nevertheless the most Dangerous Road in Karnataka mainly due to the unscientific placement of Road Humps which are almost invible until you reach a spot where u can do nothing but juggle over it and damage a Fork and possibly a Bone...There are about a couple of Dozen Road Humps(Really Big ones) on this stretch with no sign boards what so ever. Also the Human intruders who always need to cross the road in a hurry to attend the world meeting...Add to it the Stray dogs and cattle.
    Average accidents on this stretch : >10 a Day.
    >100 People have lost their lives in 2008.

    @ Mohan & all

    I have had been to mysore very recently & I found that most of the humps has been removed & now it is safe to drive.. the only hump which I took is the Mandya one which is very much essential as mandya being a big town & lot of pedestrian & vehicle crosssings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohan View Post
    Distance : 160 kms
    Road : 120 Kms
    No Road : 40 Kms (Nanjangud to Bandipur stretch is the worst possible road u can ever imagine)
    Once you reach bandipur, Roads are silky smooth until Ooty.
    When was the last time you went on that???

    The roads from Nanjungud to Gundlupet has been relaid and it's awesome. The road from Gundlupet to Hangal (GS betta deviation) is being worked upon currently and will be good to go in a month probably.

    Road from Mysore to Nanjungud is mediocre, with few patches here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthVeda View Post
    When was the last time you went on that???

    The roads from Nanjungud to Gundlupet has been relaid and it's awesome. The road from Gundlupet to Hangal (GS betta deviation) is being worked upon currently and will be good to go in a month probably.

    Road from Mysore to Nanjungud is mediocre, with few patches here and there.
    I agree with DarthVeda.
    Mohan, can you please edit and include the date in the "Title".
    Thanks.

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    Another weekend another trip

    Bangalore-hampi (29thaug 09)
    Blr-nelamangala-construction going on , lots of diversions , can still do 70 ish.

    nelamangala- chitradurga . awesome roads , full throttle .

    need to take right from chitradurga ,
    The roads from there are single laned and its just filled with potholes till hospet.
    All thanks to mining trucks.
    150 kms of bad roads.

    30th august
    Hampi- Kemmangundi-hassan-Bangalore

    Hampi-harihar
    Good roads , scenic , lots of speed breakers .
    Harihar - shimoga ,
    pretty ok ish roads m potholes , but fields on both sides all through the way.

    shimoga-tarikere --good roads

    tarikere-lingadahalli-kemmangundi
    Pretty ok ish roads considering that they were never good.

    Waterfalls everywhere , the rains are a blessing this time around.

    Kemmangundi- chikmagalur
    Bad...But lush greenery.

    chikmagalur-hassan-bangalore
    No pblms with the roads , good conditions till nelamangala.

    Thats my update for this week ..
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    you took wrong route to hospet santa, go like this Bangalore -> Hiriyur -> Chalakere -> Bellary -> Hospet. Only once you are near hospet roads are bad, else the roads are very good from hiriyur till bellary.

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    oh i dint no tht :-(

    next time ll go this route ...
    thx a lot 4 the info . these sorta things help
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    So, hyd to bangy NH7 is good for the most part, except the stretch between kurnool to anantapur rite..?

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