90% of the journey is through state highways which I always tend to avoid because in most of the states ( including Karnataka) SHs are maintained in poor conditions. But some travelogues in team-bhp advised to take this route as its very sinic and its not in a bad shape. So I decided to take this route.
The journey was impeccable! First 10 KMs of the road after Hoskote is bad ( but not very bad in Indian standards) but after that it was like a twist in a movie! SH82 was well tarred, well-marked and had canopies of colorful trees in most of the stretch. Beautifully scattered hillocks here and there and clear blue sky was adding magic to the scene.