Hunsur Road is one of the main radial road out of Mysore city that connect Mysore with Coorg and other neighbouring districts. This road is part of State Highway 88 (SH88) that connects Mysore with Mangalore via Hunsur, Periyapatna , Madikeri, Sulya , Puttur and Bhantwal.
While the Mysore to Hunsur section of SH88 is popularly known as the Hunsur road, for obvious reasons, the road inside Mysore city is called Vinoba Road ( named after Vinoba Bhave ).
Like other radial roads out of Mysore City, the Hunsur Road too starts from the Mysore Palace vicinity.
Starting from Sayyaji Rao Road near KR Circle and heading westward, Hunsur road crosses the JLB Road at the junction of Hotel Metropole and Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry. A little ahead on the road is the Hotel Regaalis, and opposite to it the archway that leads to the Krishnaraja Boulevard and the Gordon Park, a major heritage locality of Mysore.
After crossing the railway line appears Rangayana on the left. On the right side are the CFTRI campus and heritage mansions like "High View", "Jalasannidhi" and "Jaladarshini", all now functions as offices or as official residences.
Further ahead on the left appears the Kukarahalli Lake and the roads leading to University of Mysore campus. Chittaranjan Palace (now Green Hotel) is another heritage structure on Hunsur road around this area.
At somewhat 10 km from the city center, Hunsur Road crosses the Outer Ring Road and heads towards Hunsur. The right deviation on the ring road takes you to the Bangalore road (SH17) and the left deviation to ring road leads to the Ooty road (NH212).
From Mysore city take Hunsur road for heading to places like Gommatgiri, Madikeri (Coorg) ,Subramanya, Mangalore, Hassan etc. The road is narrower and traffic slow-moving closer to the Mysore city center. However towards to outskirt its wider. This is a 2 lane/4lane road almost till Madikeri.Further in is 2 lane.