Google Maps has finally added feature to get driving directions in India. When I first heard about it, I expected it to work only for directions between major cities and within large cities. But it turned out better than I thought. I wasn’t expecting to get any results when I searched for driving directions from Bangalore to the tiny village of Talakad. They beat me there.
It does seem to have some shortfalls when it comes to finding directions within the city. The system doesn’t handle one-ways well. It doesn’t make good distinction between main roads and narrower roads, but simply gives the shortest path available.
Below is the result when I searched for driving directions from Bangalore to Madikeri.
To look for driving directions, go to http://maps.google.com/ and click on ‘Get Directions’ links.