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Old 15th November 2012, 19:52   #1
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Default Thanjavur to Rameshwaram : Info needed

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Planning to drive from Bangalore --> Thanjavur --> Rameshwaram

Bangalore to Thanjavur isregular route so no issue. However need suggestion for Thanjavur to Rameshwaram routes.

Would be driving in day time. Options are

1. Thanjavur --> Pattukottai --> SH146 to Join ECR --> Ammapatanam --> Kottaippattinam --> Devipattanam --> Rameshwaram

2. Thanjavur --> Puddukkottai --> Thirumaniam --> Karraikkudi -->Devakkotai --> Devipattanam --> Rameshwaram

3. Thanjavur --> Puddukkottai --> Thirumaniam -->Sivaganga --> Manamadurai --> Ramanathpuram --> Rameshwaram
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I would prefer the Route 1 of joining the ECR, but am unsure if teh Thanjavur-Pattukottai-Muthupet road is good. Alternatively, you can go via Tiruvarur to Nagapattinam & join the ECR there.

I don't know where you got these place names from, but the route on ECR is as follows:
Nagapattinam-Velankanni-Thiruturaipoondi-Muthupet-Adiramapattinam-Mimisal-Tondi-Devapattinam-Ramanathapuram-Mandapam-Rameswaram
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I remember reading in another thread about the following route:

Tanjore-Adirampatnam (ECR) - Thondi-Ramnad-Rameshwaram.
So instead of taking the SH from Tanjore, take the road to Adirampatnam, where you join the ECR.
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manjubp, I drove the below route to latch on to ECR from Thanjavur last Decemeber. Roads were pretty good all the way during that time. Not sure about the current condition after "Nilam"

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I would prefer the Route 1 of joining the ECR, but am unsure if teh Thanjavur-Pattukottai-Muthupet road is good. Alternatively, you can go via Tiruvarur to Nagapattinam & join the ECR there.

I don't know where you got these place names from, but the route on ECR is as follows:
Nagapattinam-Velankanni-Thiruturaipoondi-Muthupet-Adiramapattinam-Mimisal-Tondi-Devapattinam-Ramanathapuram-Mandapam-Rameswaram
Thanks HVK Sir. Got the names of place through Google Maps. Via Nagapattinam is almost 100 KMs more, it would be 66 vs 160 KMs. Joining at Adirampatnam.
Any suggestion for lunch..on the way

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I remember reading in another thread about the following route:

Tanjore-Adirampatnam (ECR) - Thondi-Ramnad-Rameshwaram.
So instead of taking the SH from Tanjore, take the road to Adirampatnam, where you join the ECR.
Thanks Ampere, this is option 1. Above.

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manjubp, I drove the below route to latch on to ECR from Thanjavur last Decemeber. Roads were pretty good all the way during that time. Not sure about the current condition after "Nilam"

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Thanks Gopi, this is option 1. Above.

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Thanks HVK Sir. Got the names of place through Google Maps. Via Nagapattinam is almost 100 KMs more, it would be 66 vs 160 KMs. Joining at Adirampatnam.
Any suggestion for lunch..on the way
Assuming you leave from Thanjavur in the morning, you should reach Ramanathapuram or Rameswaram by lunch time. In Ramanathapuram, go into town for restaurants.

In teh entire route, unless you go into Nagapattinam or Velankanni towns, there are no decent restaurants between Velankanni & Ramanathapuram.

P.S. In India, never choose a route just because it is shorter, always choose the one which is better. 100 more kms means 1.5 hrs in time. On bad roads, you can end up doing 20-30 kmph also, besides damaging your car

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Assuming you leave from Thanjavur in the morning, you should reach Ramanathapuram or Rameswaram by lunch time. In Ramanathapuram, go into town for restaurants.
+1 to what HVK says - go into Ramanathapuram town for lunch.
We had lunch at Ramanathapuram during onward and return journeys. The hotel names were Raja Rajeswari and Garish Park. These are on the NH49 highway itself (Madurai-Rameshwaram).
More details in my travelogue (Dizzy Drive :Bangalore-Madurai-Kanyakumari-Rameshwaram-Bangalore in 5 days)
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I would prefer the Route 1 of joining the ECR, but am unsure if teh Thanjavur-Pattukottai-Muthupet road is good. Alternatively, you can go via Tiruvarur to Nagapattinam & join the ECR there.

I don't know where you got these place names from, but the route on ECR is as follows:
Nagapattinam-Velankanni-Thiruturaipoondi-Muthupet-Adiramapattinam-Mimisal-Tondi-Devapattinam-Ramanathapuram-Mandapam-Rameswaram
Vailnakanni is a small detour 12 km on the Nagappatinam-Thiruthuraipoondi route.
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Vailnakanni is a small detour 12 km on the Nagappatinam-Thiruthuraipoondi route.
Just 1 km off the ECR. There are a couple of hotels on ECR itself, without having to go into Velankanni town
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Thanks Ampere, this is option 1. Above.

Its not option 1 I think. The SH that you refere to bypasses Adirampatnam (SH146).
The one I am referring to is the one which directly goes to the town (SH66) and then touches the ECR. I am not sure,
but please check the differences between the two routes.
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Thanks Gentlemen, as suggested by HVK sir, we would be leaving Tanjavur Morning and try to be in Ramnathapuram/Rameshawaram by lunch time. Certainly Additional 100kms are worth a bad road of 30-40kms.

@ampere : Yes you are right, realized that the SH146 by passes Adirampatnam by quite a distance.
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Recently I have done Tanjavore-Mannargudi-Ramesharam through ECR. Road is nice. Not much problem at all, but be careful about the Cows on the road speacially ECR. They are just sitting,sleeping on the road.
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