This Review is only about the travel on this route through the Bangalore-Munnar Super Deluxe.
The importance of this schedule is that this the last bus, which passes through the Bandipur forest, without special Pass.
This bus leaves MCTC bus station, Nayandahalli at 16. 00 Hrs. Please ensure that you are on time, as the bus is having a race with time, the forest closes at 21. 00 Hrs, don't expect it to wait for you.
It has to cover a distance of 214 km in 5Hrs with traffic and stoppages. So the bus ensures a good pace. This drive will be very much entertaining for Heavy Vehicle Speed lovers. Since the Humps along Bangalore Mysore highway has been removed the ride has been improved to a great extent.
Try to get seats on the left side of the bus, as the sun will be very harsh on the right side by upto Mandya, due to direction of travel.
Once you cross Nanjangud, the road widening and improvement works are going at a brisk pace. The road is very good from there. As it is a new road you will find only four humps (at Gundlupet) upto forest entry. This stretch is where you can see the bus touching its maximum speeds.
Once you enter the forest, be watching both sides. You may be able to sight the Elephants in groups, or as single. The forest stretch in karnataka is having more than thirty humps for a distance of twenty kilo meters. This is the only minus point of this route.
Once you enter kerala, again you are free of humps. The bus stops for night food at Sulthan Bathery KSRTC bus Stand. Vegetarians, please note, the food for you at this station is far away from being good. So be prepared.
Further as you progress the Thamarassery Churam will give you ample natural beauty to look at, if you are awake.
So if you are love speeding in a bus along a scenic route, you are for a treat in this schedule. And you may not be able to click much photos.