Mangalore to Bangalore via Coorg | Honda Hornet 160R | Solo Ride
After an awesome ride from Bangalore to Mangalore via Kuppali and Agumbe now it’s time to return back from Mangalore to Bangalore. Again not on the regular route but an alternative route which is via Coorg.
Last night I reached home at 8 PM and rain started at around 8:45 PM. It was pouring continuously till morning. I planned to leave a little late after seeing the rain. Meanwhile I spent some good time with niece and nephew. You can see that in the video.
My plan was to stay one day in Mangalore and see all around. But due to limited holidays, I had to return next day itself. The route was also not planned well. Just thought to go via Coorg, because I have never done with that route from Mangalore.
Rain Stopped at 10:00 AM. Said goodbye to everyone and left at 10:30 AM. From Surathkal to Mangalore it is 10 km, one of my subscriber was waiting at Mangalore Junction. He was the winner of the giveaway contest which I made two months back. I met him and give the camera, He was very happy to meet me and take the giveaway winning product. BTW giveaway product was an action camera, which I used to vlog at the beginning of my YouTube channel.
Had a good chat with him for 10 to 15 min and left to Puttur. Till Puttur there was a little bit of traffic but the road was good. Even though it was raining whole night it was hot as usual. After crossing Puttur I felt little better. Roads became more smooth and also climate.
Puttur to Sullia is 36 km, the road was calm and smooth with few amazing curves. One of my purpose of this ride was this as well. Very less traffic to enjoy the road. I saw a river towards the right, stopped to have a look. Well, this is what we do every time. Whatever we see, we stop and have a look or take a pic 😀 That is what travel means for me!!
Sullia to Coorg was quite exciting, just after leaving Sullia, I felt the cold breeze from the mountainside. And also I could see the dark clouds towards Coorg. Thought it would rain for sure.
Coorg is in hill range, from the moment I left Sullia I could feel that I’m climbing the hill. It was almost like a mini ghat with thick forest and estate around. The view of vehicles taking those curves are just amazing, especially bikes. I was facing a small problem with the bike seat cover which was making me uncomfortable, so I was taking a break very often. As usual, take pics and drink water on every stop!
Reached Coorg with full happiness. The first time came from Mangalore to Coorg. Definitely, the roads were better than what I expected. At the top of Coorg took one long break to feel those clouds and weather. Then left to Kushalnagara.
Coorg to Bangalore route
From Coorg to Bangalore there are two major routes. One is via Mysore and another is via Chennarayapatna. I always prefer via Chennarayapatna, less traffic and fast! Hence it is better than the Mysore route.
Coorg to Bangalore via Chennarayapatna
Coorg – Kushalnagara – Arakalagudu – Holenarasipura – Chennarayapatna – Bangalore
Coorg to Bangalore via Mysuru
Coorg – Kushalnagar – Hunsur – Mysuru – Bangalore
Till Kushalnagar the road is excellent with good views around. Sometimes you can even spot elephants in this route.
After Kushalnagar I took a diversion towards Chennarayapatna. From here the traffic is very less. Apart from a few speed breakers, everything is fine. Once reaching Chennarayapatna it’s National Highway, for me its a safe zone. Because nighttime I can’t handle the high beam headlights from the opposite way. But highways are fine for it.
By the time I reached here my GoPro camera SD card was full. So concentrated to reach home safely from here. Mostly iIdon’t vlog during nights. It just took 2:30 min to reach home in this road. BTW i want not too fast. Cruising at 80 kmph.
Well , that’s it for now. Please do watch the video as well.