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Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

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Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Guys,

Iam planning for a trip from Bangalore to Wayanad next week. I own a swift vxi. Google gives me 2 different options. Kindly guide on which one to take.

Route 1: Bangalore - Mandya - Mysore - Nanjangud - Gundlupet - S.Bathery - Wayanad

Route 2: Bangalore - Kanakapura - Malavalli - Kollegal - Chamrajanagara - Gudlupet - S.Bathery - Wayanad.

With respect to route 1, I had driven till mysore. So I dont know abt the road conditions from Mysore to Wayanad via Nanjangud. Kindly suggest.

With respect to route 2, I know the road conditions till Gundlupet. (Drove last week to masinagudi via route 2).

Kindly advice which route to be taken considering the current traffic and road conditions. Not sure if one has to pass through any ghat section from gundlupet to wayanad.

FYI, my homestay is booked in Meppadi, Wayanad. Also pls suggest worth watching tourist places in and around.

Suggestions highly appreciated. Thanks in advance folks.

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1. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

hi

now the road condition is perfect

george

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2. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Hi George, thanks for your comment. Can you pls specify how the road conditions are (especially from gundlupet to wayanad) pls.

Thanks

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3. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

guldulpet to wayanad was little problem, but now it is rectified and 80% okei

george

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4. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

I had been to Wayanad(but a yr back) from Bangalore in my own car. I advice you to take different routes to reach and return.

Towards Wayanad --> Bangalore - Mysore - Gundlupet - Sultan Bathery(Wayanad)

Return --> Wayanad(Kalpetta) - Mananthavady - Tholpetty - Nagarhole - Hunsur - Mysore - Bangalore

With the above routes you can cross Wayanad/Bandipur Wildlife sanctuary with a lot of wildlife sightings and while coming back you can cross Nagarhole National park which also offers a lot of wildlife sightings during the drive.

The road conditions inside Wayanad is not great, but its good outside wayanad in both the routes i mentioned. Drive slowly while in the jungle enjoying it.

I have few maps in my blog which could help you too.

My travel blog on Bangalore - Wayanad Road trip - …travelpod.com/travel-blog/…tpod.html

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6. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Dear Fleming,

Thanks for your suggestions. I will take different routes for onward and return journey as per your advice.

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Hi Alen,

Nice write up about Wayanad and your stay. As per your vision, Can you pls suggest which are the places worth watching. FYI, my stay is booked in Meppadi, close to cholamala.

Thanks

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8. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Hi SarojiniRam P

We went to Soochipara waterfalls (sentinel waterfall) there you have to step down around 200 steps to reach this waterfalls (climb up to return) as this is located at the end of a valley But worth visiting

Next day we went to Edakkal cave where you have to r climb a steep cliff

And wildlife sanctuaries (Muthanga and tholpetty timing 7-9 am and 3-5 pm spoting animals depend on your luck

Also visit Kuruva island where you can go for bamboo ride (we did not visit since we did not have time)

Pookat lake, banasara sagar dam, lakkidi view are other atrtactions

regards,

Alen_10

Edited: 20 January 2013, 00:47
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9. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Hi

Welcome to Wayanad.

Gundalpet - Wayanad road is in good condition till Kerala border. However, you need to be very careful about the humps, some of them without any indication. After border, almost 8 km, road is not in very good condition. This stretch is being redone.

The route through Tholpetty, almost 30 km is in bad condition.

For sightseeing places you may refer my post

tripadvisor.in/…42324257

Regards

Sam

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10. Re: Current road conditions - Bangalore to Wayanad

Hi Sam, Thanks for your reply. I read a lot about the bad stretch between S.Bathery and Kalpetta. As you are a destination expert for Kalpetta, Can you pls update about the curent situation?

Many Thanks!

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