National Highway 766 (India)
|Length||272 km (169 mi)|
|To||Kollegal, Chamrajnagar District, Karnataka.|
|States||Karnataka: 155 km|
|Kozhikode - Kalpetta -Sulthan Bathery- Gundlupet - Mysore - Kollegal|
National Highway 766 (NH 766) ( previously NH-212 )is a National Highway in Southern India. NH 766 connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore. Of the total distance of 272 km, 117 km is in Kerala and 155 is in Karnataka. At Kollegal, it joins National Highway 948, which connects Bengaluru and Coimbatore. The highway passes through dense forests of Western ghats of India. The NH-766 passes through 19.7 km Bandipur National Park and Wayanad wild life sanctuary. 
The section of the road from Lakkidi in Wayanad to Adivaram (Thamarassery) called as Wayanad Churam (A hill highway with nine hairpin bends) offers a scenic drive.
The Karnataka government banned night traffic through the road passing through Bandipur National Park as conservationists argued that it is disturbing the wildlife from 9 P.M in the evening up to 6 A.M. in the morning. It's closed for 2 wheelers from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. The alternate road to use during night hours is, leave NH 766 at Kalpetta and proceed to Mysore through Mananthavady, Kutta, Gonikoppal, and Hunsur. This alternate route is much longer and completely bypasses Sulthan Bathery, Gundlupet and Nanjangud.
- National Highways Development Project
- National Highway 181 (India)
- National Highway 948 (India)
- National Highway 150A (India)
- http://www.india9.com/i9show/National-Highway-212-64643.htm About NH 212
- "Night traffic ban at Bandipur extended from 9 to 12 hours". Deccanherlad.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
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