Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd August 2012, 17:56   #166
BHPian
 
Rajesh Rawal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LKO MUM HYD
Posts: 363
Thanked: 131 Times
Default Re: The mega "Road Updates" thread

Pune-Bhandardara-Igatpuri-Mumbai-Pune

Drove from pune to bhandardara -approx 181km.

Route to take pune-nashik highway till a place called Bhote -NH50(4 lane till chakan post that single lane highway )

Once you reach bhote get onto the SH 21 and go all the way to paldane (the whole route is very scenic ,the state highway goes through few small villages)

Once one crosses paldane follow the route leading to rajur and then to bhandardara.(total heaven in the rains ,its been a while i saw so much greenery)

Way Back:-

Drove back taking the long route -NH3 till mumbai(4 laned) ,stopped at manas resort for snacks (fog all around)

Connected to the the mumbai-pune expressway post thane.

Last edited by Rajesh Rawal : 23rd August 2012 at 17:58.
Rajesh Rawal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2012, 12:41   #167
BHPian
 
siddheshb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pune, Panaji
Posts: 442
Thanked: 249 Times
Default Re: The mega "Road Updates" thread

Pune-Mulshi-Mangaon-Mhasla-Diveagar-Shriwardhan-Harihareshwar-Mhasla-Mahad-Varandha-Bhor-Pune

Key Recommendations:

Mulshi-Tamhini is by far the best option for Puneites getting down into Konkan (unless you prefer expressway-Panvel). The road has a few very bad patches, where my recommendation is go take it really slow unless you want your suspension to take some real bad thuds. But for most part, the road is well maintained, considering all the rain it has taken.

Avoid Varandha at any cost. The surface is broken, the edges are jagged, shoulders are full of 6-12 inches soft mud/sludge, and the heavy fog and rain at night made it a nightmare - especially with the bad diesel I filled up in Mahad, and a blown fuse.

Mangaon-Mhasla-Diveagar-Shriwardhan-Harihareshwar and most of the area is a pleasure to drive - good surface, winding roads, great people. However, the Shriwardhan-Mhasla-Mahad road is a disaster - narrow, bad surface. Also a word of caution - most of these roads do not show up, or show up wrong, on Map My India navigators. My advice - take some Google Map printouts as backup.
siddheshb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2012, 16:11   #168
BHPian
 
gadadhar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 790
Thanked: 210 Times
Lightbulb Periodic update - Bangalore - Kerala road via Coimbatore – Walayar - Kuthiran

Thought of starting this thread to keep the updates focused to condition of Coimbatore – Walayar - Kuthiran – Thrissur road. Since it is Onam and holiday season there will be lot of BHPians doing this road, it will be big help if we can have a periodic update of the work happening here. Undoubtedly this is the fastest option and hence will be preferred by most if it is in decent drivable shape.
Hope to see post from BHPians soon
gadadhar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2012, 14:39   #169
BHPian
 
siddheshb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pune, Panaji
Posts: 442
Thanked: 249 Times
Default Re: The mega "Road Updates" thread

For folks driving down to Goa from Pune, the Kolhapur-Nipani-Ajara-Amboli route is still the best. Once you cross Nipani and hit the ghat, take right to Uttur and Azara. The road had a lot of potholes a few weeks back, but those have been filled with rubble and dirt, making it much better (and for SUVs, no problem at all). Most of the road is in very good state. A small patch just before Amboli is bad, but extends for just a few meters.

After Amboli ghat, sedans should continue to Sawantwadi and then on to Goa. SUVs can take the left immediately after Daneli and exit at Banda. This internal road is in bad shape, and not recommended for sedans, although it's passable and actually saves 10-15 km in distance and a lot of time.


For folks from Mumbai, my advice is to take the Expressway to Pune and then continue to Goa. NH17 is not that great an idea any more - road passing through heavily populated markets (the bypass idea yet to take off), and for most part, incoming traffic with undivided lanes make it slow and dangerous.
siddheshb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 10:38   #170
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 446
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Can someone let me know the current route condition between Salem and Neyveli Township?

When I search for ways to go to Neyveli from Bangalore, one of the routes suggested by Google Maps is the Bangalore - Salem - Neyveli.

Thanks in advance.
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 11:10   #171
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,648
Thanked: 1,957 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Salem - Vazhapadi has ongoing road construction (including Vazhapadi byepass) for 15 Km which is still manageable;

Vazhapadi - Attur - Chinna Salem stretch is bliss; one cannot ask more than 4 lane for such empty stretches.

I'm not quite familiar anything between Chinna Salem onwards towards Vridhachalam towards Neyveli; I hope it's good too
aargee is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 11:48   #172
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras,Modena
Posts: 1,047
Thanked: 666 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by aargee View Post
I'm not quite familiar anything between Chinna Salem onwards towards Vridhachalam towards Neyveli; I hope it's good too
The better option would be to get to Ulundurpet and then go via Vriddachalam. This costs 20 km extra, but has good roads till Vriddachalam. Am not aware of Vriddachalam-Neyveli.

Vikravandi-Panruti-Neyveli is a disaster, and is a strict no-no.
narayans80 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 11:59   #173
BHPian
 
ilangop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pune/Neyveli
Posts: 912
Thanked: 571 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempelhof View Post
Can someone let me know the current route condition between Salem and Neyveli Township?

When I search for ways to go to Neyveli from Bangalore, one of the routes suggested by Google Maps is the Bangalore - Salem - Neyveli.

Thanks in advance.
Hello Tempelhof,
I am from Neyveli township, but currently in Pune since 2007.
There is also a possibility to travel via tiruvannamalai for which you will have to go to Panruti - Arasur - Villupuram - Tiruvannamalai - B'lore.
Panruti - Arasur route is not a disaster as compared to Panruti - Vikravandi road.
If you want to go via Salem, Neyveli - Virudachalam road is also good. No damage to vehicles. But the Virudachalam - Aatur road is a single road and some pacthes of this road were usually notoriously poor. Since this stretch will be small, you can negotiate it with the least difficulty. Happy journey.
-Ilango
ilangop is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 12:16   #174
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras,Modena
Posts: 1,047
Thanked: 666 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilangop View Post
There is also a possibility to travel via tiruvannamalai for which you will have to go to Panruti - Arasur - Villupuram - Tiruvannamalai - B'lore.
Krishnagiri-Tiruvannamalai is a disaster and is avoided like plague So option is to either come up-north via Arcot-Vandavasi-Tindivanam or south via Salem. The latter amounts to a lesser distance and tolls than the former.
narayans80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 14:01   #175
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,353
Thanked: 8,169 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempelhof View Post
Can someone let me know the current route condition between Salem and Neyveli Township?
When I search for ways to go to Neyveli from Bangalore, one of the routes suggested by Google Maps is the Bangalore - Salem - Neyveli.
Salem-Ulundurpet-Virudhachalam-Neyveli is the best option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilangop View Post
Hello Tempelhof,
I am from Neyveli township, but currently in Pune since 2007.
There is also a possibility to travel via tiruvannamalai for which you will have to go to Panruti - Arasur - Villupuram - Tiruvannamalai - B'lore.
Panruti - Arasur route is not a disaster as compared to Panruti - Vikravandi road.
If you want to go via Salem, Neyveli - Virudachalam road is also good. No damage to vehicles. But the Virudachalam - Aatur road is a single road and some pacthes of this road were usually notoriously poor. Since this stretch will be small, you can negotiate it with the least difficulty. Happy journey.
-Ilango
If one wants to take the route Tiruvannamalai, the best option would be :

Krishnagiri-Karimangalam-Morappur-Harur-Thirukkoilur-Ulundurpet-Virudhachalam-Neyveli.

I think Harur-Thirukkoilur can be used to bypass Tiruvannamalai totally. But I dont know the road condition. Earlier there was a discussion to try that route once !
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 14:05   #176
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 446
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilangop View Post
Hello Tempelhof,
There is also a possibility to travel via tiruvannamalai for which you will have to go to Panruti - Arasur - Villupuram - Tiruvannamalai - B'lore.Happy journey.
-Ilango
I'd like to avoid Thiruvannamalai as the Krishnagiri - Thiruvannamalai road is too bad.
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 14:08   #177
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 446
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Salem-Ulundurpet-Virudhachalam-Neyveli is the best option.
Even if I have to take another 75 kms more, I'd prefer a route that's clean and good. With a Civic, I don't want to try the Thiruvannamalai route.
Tempelhof is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2012, 16:24   #178
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,353
Thanked: 8,169 Times
Default Re: Salem - Neyveli Route Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempelhof View Post
Even if I have to take another 75 kms more, I'd prefer a route that's clean and good. With a Civic, I don't want to try the Thiruvannamalai route.
Venki I think had mentioned some time back that one should not take the road to Virudhachalam which emanates out of Ulundurpet. You should take the next exit.

Here is the route which you should take:

Bypass to Virudhachalam (Emigrating to a Foreign Land! Worth it?)

Elavarasan seems to have an direct route to this SH. But I dont know whats is its status.

I meant this : route.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2012, 11:29   #179
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 446
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: The mega "Road Updates" thread

So, is this the final recommendation:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I...,3,4,5&t=m&z=9
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2012, 19:10   #180
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,353
Thanked: 8,169 Times
Default Re: The mega "Road Updates" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempelhof View Post
So, is this the final recommendation:


Made a small change. Look at point B. You dont need to get into Ulundurpet.

Route Link
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Cayenne" we "XC-eed" in our "Endeavour" to "Safari"? Taking powerful metal off-road SS-Traveller 4x4 Excursions 55 10th November 2016 22:56
OE Replacement - Navigation System for Cruze "Mega Audio" lawyer In-Car Entertainment 46 22nd June 2014 18:39
The Mega Auto Expo 2014 Thread: General Discussion, Live Feed & Pics Irish The Indian Car Scene 266 17th February 2014 20:23
NCR MEGA Meet on 14th March 2008: "Dhoondte Rahe Jaaoge" extreme_torque The Team-BHP Meet Section 83 10th March 2009 22:28
Mumbai Speedrun MEGA National Meet @ Sea Lord! 17th Feb 2007 - List Updates on Pg 20 manson The Team-BHP Meet Section 430 26th February 2007 22:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:15.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks