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Route from Bangalore to Masinagudi

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Route from Bangalore to Masinagudi

We are planning to go to Masinagudi from Bangalore by road on 26th Dec to 28th Dec. Please give me the shortest route to reach there so that same can be conveyed to our cab driver. How much time will take and distance between Bangalore and Masinagudi. Whether we will have to cross any ghat or not. ......... Achyut Kumar Sengpta

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1. Re: Route from Bangalore to Masinagudi

Hi

Your shortest route would be B'lore-Mandya - Mysore - Nanjangud- Gundalpet - Bandipur - Mysore.

Distance is around 240 Kms and normally takes anything between 4.5 hours and above - depending on the traffic. (which again depends on the time of the day you exit B'lore. My suggestion would be to leave early in the morning)

The terrain is on the plains and no ghat sections (barring a minor ascent near Bandipur) are involved. You will have to pass through 2 forest sectors (Bandipur & Theppakadu) and hence it is important to know the timings of the forest check posts / gates.

For example, on your way to Masinagudi from Bangalore, the forest gates at Bandipur open by 6:00 AM and close by 9:00 PM. The lorry traffic is pretty high when the gates open by 6:00. Similarly, on your return leg, leave Masinagudi by around 3:30 PM. You can get to Theppakadu around 4:00 PM. You can spend some time at the elephant camp at Theppakadu and leave the place by 5:15 latest, to reach the gates around 6:00 PM safely. Try to avoid the safari on the return leg for it will be cutting it close.

A special word of caution on getting past these gates during long weekends / holiday seasons: There is a mad rush and often a pile up at the gates and tempers flay with the check post authorities due to the crowd buildup. The solution is simple. Do not wait for the last hour to get past the gates. Plan to go past the gates well in advance and you will be fine.

regards

Rajan

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2. Re: Route from Bangalore to Masinagudi

On the way, if interested, you can also stop by Bandipur or Mudhumalai for a forest safari organised by forest department.

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3. Re: Route from Bangalore to Masinagudi

Thank u Mr. Rajan for your valuable information.

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