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Old 22nd November 2011, 13:15   #1
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Default Yercaud to Pondicherry

I am planning a circular trip from B'lore - Yercaud - Pondicherry - Kanchipuram - Bangalore.

I wanted advice on the Yercaud - Pondicherry leg. Which one of the below options is recommended :

Option 1 : Yercaud - Ayodhyapattanam - (Salem - Ulundurpet Road NH68) - Kallakurichi - Ulundurpet - Villipuram - Pondicherry

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Option 2 : Yercaud - Ayodhyapattanam - (Cuddalore - Vridhachalam-Salem Road SH10) - Joining NH45 Chennai Tiruchi Highway - Villipuram - Pondicherry

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I am planning a circular trip from B'lore - Yercaud - Pondicherry - Kanchipuram - Bangalore.

I wanted advice on the Yercaud - Pondicherry leg. Which one of the below options is recommended :

Option 1 : Yercaud - Ayodhyapattanam - (Salem - Ulundurpet Road NH68) - Kallakurichi - Ulundurpet - Villipuram - Pondicherry

OR

Option 2 : Yercaud - Ayodhyapattanam - (Cuddalore - Vridhachalam-Salem Road SH10) - Joining NH45 Chennai Tiruchi Highway - Villipuram - Pondicherry. It hsould take you around 6 hrs to do this leg.

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Option 1 is better as you would be able to do good speeds. Road quality is very good. There are plenty of decent family eateries too.
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In Option 1, you have missed mentioning Athur which comes before Kallakurichi. Most of this Salem-Ulundurpet road is now 4-laned and in good condition although widening is still incomplete till Athur. Kallakurichi town has no bypass yet, so expect some slow down there.
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In either case, you will need to do Salem-Attur section which is a pain currently with the road widening. I would advice not to take this stretch during night.
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I plan to drive this stretch during the daytime. How many hours would Option 1 take ?
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I plan to drive this stretch during the daytime. How many hours would Option 1 take ?
My estimate is 6-7 hours from Yercaud.
Yercaud-Ayodhyapattinam would take 1-1.5 hours. Are you planning to take the Kuppanur route or going to touch Salem?

Ayodhyapattinam-Attur should take minimum of 1-1.5 hours.

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My estimate is 6-7 hours from Yercaud.
Yercaud-Ayodhyapattinam would take 1-1.5 hours. Are you planning to take the Kuppanur route or going to touch Salem?

Ayodhyapattinam-Attur should take minimum of 1-1.5 hours.
No I do not plan to go to Salem. Where do you suggest I stop for lunch (have kids who would go bonkers on empty tanks) ? I can then plan my departure from Yercaud properly.
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No I do not plan to go to Salem. Where do you suggest I stop for lunch (have kids who would go bonkers on empty tanks) ? I can then plan my departure from Yercaud properly.
There is an Adyar Anand Bhavan at Ulundurpet.
You can have a break there.
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I agree with Amp. You would not find any decent eat outs after Salem. Adyar Ananda Bhavan is good option.
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Reviving an old thread. I am actually requesting information for the other way round - Pondy to Yercaud.

Google Maps comes up with the following 3 routes. Which one you say should I go with? Have in-laws along with me so couple of decent family restaurants on the way would be of immense help.

Thanks for your inputs!

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Pondicherry - Villupuram - Ulundurpet - Kallakurichi - Salem - Yercaud should be the best bet. That way you can hit 4 lane faster

You have A2B in Ulundurpet.

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Reviving an old thread. I am actually requesting information for the other way round - Pondy to Yercaud.

Google Maps comes up with the following 3 routes. Which one you say should I go with? Have in-laws along with me so couple of decent family restaurants on the way would be of immense help.

Thanks for your inputs!
As earlier suggested :
Pondicherry-Villupuram-Ulundurper-Salem by-pass entry - Yercaud Ghats.

Pondy-Villupuram is a narrow road.

As regards to Hotels:

Ulundurpet-Salem has Aryas and Saravana Bhavan at couple of places.
Ulundurpet GST (NH45) bypass has A2B.


What I would have loved to travel:

Pondy-Villupuram-Thirukkoilur-Theerthamalai-Harur-Kuppanur-Yercaud. But surely not advisable, when there is family around.

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As earlier suggested :
Pondicherry-Villupuram-Ulundurper-Salem by-pass entry - Yercaud Ghats.

Pondy-Villupuram is a narrow road.

As regards to Hotels:

Ulundurpet-Salem has Aryas and Saravana Bhavan at couple of places.
Ulundurpet GST (NH45) bypass has A2B.


What I would have loved to travel:

Pondy-Villupuram-Thirukkoilur-Theerthamalai-Harur-Kuppanur-Yercaud. But surely not advisable, when there is family around.

Hi All
I would like to make a road trip from Pondy-Yercaud ,with family(2children) on my CIAZ .
Can you please suggest the best route ,and the condition of the road?
Also, any good hotels for a overnight stay at yercaud is appreciated Thanks
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Hi All
I would like to make a road trip from Pondy-Yercaud ,with family(2children) on my CIAZ .
Can you please suggest the best route ,and the condition of the road?
Also, any good hotels for a overnight stay at yercaud is appreciated Thanks
Pondicherry - Vilupuram - Ulundurpet - Kalakuruchi - Yercaud would be the best bet.

I stayed in Grange resort in Yercaud in the past when I last went there in 2012 and it was quite good. You can take the Kuppanur route to Yercaud and don't have to enter Salem city.

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Hi All
I would like to make a road trip from Pondy-Yercaud ,with family(2children) on my CIAZ .
Can you please suggest the best route ,and the condition of the road?
Also, any good hotels for a overnight stay at yercaud is appreciated Thanks
Route mentioned by searacer is good. I found the roads to be good in that stretch when i took that route two weeks back, especially from ulundurpet to salem. I am assuming you will take tindivanam by pass from pondy to join NH. Also, i stayed in TGI STAR Holiday resorts in Yercaud when i went there in 2014. A decent place and it had lot of families staying there. Its situated before Yercaud town, near GRT hotel.
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