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Old 12th September 2011, 13:35   #286
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Read about some landslide in NaaduKaani.. Any updates.. I did Trichur, Shornur, Pattambi, Palakkad Bangalore last week.. Felt it is taking a long time though roads are good..
There was a road crack on the highway, which came out in news.
Crack on Nadukani pass: Traffic restricted - southindia - Kerala - ibnlive


I hear Pattambi-Perinthalmanna section is pretty bad due to rains.
Not worth taking it now. How was your experience?
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[quote=ampere;2502690]There was a road crack on the highway, which came out in news.
Crack on Nadukani pass: Traffic restricted - southindia - Kerala - ibnlive

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I guess this was repaired and road was reopened within 2 days.
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There was a road crack on the highway, which came out in news.
Crack on Nadukani pass: Traffic restricted - southindia - Kerala - ibnlive


I hear Pattambi-Perinthalmanna section is pretty bad due to rains.
Not worth taking it now. How was your experience?
Sorry Ampere, small correction, Type Pattambi by mistake (took that route to Guruvayoor while going).. This was Thrissur , Shornur and then on to Palakkad - Ponnani road. Roads were good, except for the heavy traffic it was a good drive though it took 1 hr extra than the normal NH47.
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I'm planning Bangalore Kochi and back in mid April. Please let me know the best route to take. How is the Thrissur - Palakkad stretch now? Inputs appreciated.
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I'm planning Bangalore Kochi and back in mid April. Please let me know the best route to take. How is the Thrissur - Palakkad stretch now? Inputs appreciated.
Thrissur palakkad stretch is better now.No more horror stories there.Stick to the Nh7 NH47 combo and you should be able to do it in 10 to 12hrs with breaks.Plenty of places to eat as well enroute.
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Have anyone tried Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi. Its around 30km more but I have once driven till Dharapuram and the roads were really good. I'm not sure about Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur. Any inputs?

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Have anyone tried Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi.
Its around 30km more but I have once driven till Dharapuram and the roads were really good.
I'm not sure about Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur. Any inputs?
You should then drive till Dharapuram. From Kangeyam turn to Palladam and there on to Pollachi.
That is the better option. And yes road till Pollachi is fantastic. From Pollachi to Vadakancheri, its
a decent SH as per what I read.

It is definitely a good option for day time drives.

Only issue is that you need to wade through Pollachi town to find the road to Vadakancheri.

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You should then drive till Dharapuram. From Kangeyam turn to Palladam and there on to Pollachi.
That is the better option. And yes road till Pollachi is fantastic. From Pollachi to Vadakancheri, its
a decent SH as per what I read.

It is definitely a good option for day time drives.

Only issue is that you need to wade through Pollachi town to find the road to Vadakancheri.
Thanks Amp, any idea about Vadakancheri - Thrissur. I remember reading somewhere that this stretch is really bad.
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Thanks Amp, any idea about Vadakancheri - Thrissur. I remember reading somewhere that this stretch is really bad.
@Dinu,
The bad sections were around Kuthiran. So at most you need to endure about 20-30 km.
But I am told that has also been patched. So it should not be that bad a problem.
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I'm planning Bangalore Kochi and back in mid April. Please let me know the best route to take. How is the Thrissur - Palakkad stretch now? Inputs appreciated.
Trichur-Palghat is good to excellent except for few kms bumpy ride around Kuthiran. Did this route two days back in a car with a friend.

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Have anyone tried Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi. Its around 30km more but I have once driven till Dharapuram and the roads were really good. I'm not sure about Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur. Any inputs?
Two weeks back, my bus to Trivandrum took the route Perundurai-Pollachi-Palakkad-Trichur. The traffic was very less and no major issues enroute. But I still feel that the NH47 will be better for good average speed and roadside assistance.
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So, which among these would you recommend
1) Bangalore - Salem - Erode - Coimbatore - Palakkad - Thrissur - Kochi (basically NH47) or

2) Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Palladam - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi
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So, which among these would you recommend
1) Bangalore - Salem - Erode - Coimbatore - Palakkad - Thrissur - Kochi (basically NH47) or

2) Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Palladam - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi
I recommend route 1. There is construction going on between Avinashi & Palakkad but detour not worth.
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So, which among these would you recommend
1) Bangalore - Salem - Erode - Coimbatore - Palakkad - Thrissur - Kochi (basically NH47) or

2) Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Palladam - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi

I would recommend route 1

Bangalore->Salem->Coimabatore Bypass->Palakkad (by pass)->Thrissur(Bypass) Kochi. This route does not go via Erode.

You can easily cover this distance in 9-10 hours.
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Have anyone tried Bangalore - Salem - Perundurai - Kangayem - Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur - Kochi. Its around 30km more but I have once driven till Dharapuram and the roads were really good. I'm not sure about Dharapuram - Pollachi - Vadakancheri - Thrissur. Any inputs?
Hi Dinu,
last week, one of my friend had took this route to Kochi. There was some bridge construction going on between pollachi and wadakkancheri and hence he had to take a detour (infact, he went through palghat (from pollachi). )

Do confirm about the status of this bridge construction.

There is a road from Pollachi to alathur. Hence, if this bridge construction is after this turn off, you can very well go through pollachi-alathur-kochi. Or else, better to ket go pollachi and stick to the normal NH47 route.
All depends on whether the bridge construction is over.
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From Pollachi to Vadakancheri, its a decent SH as per what I read.

Only issue is that you need to wade through Pollachi town to find the road to Vadakancheri.
Pollachi to vadakenjeri road is butter smooth, did a recent Guruvayur trip through that route but roads through Kollengode, Nemmara town are too narrow.

Apart from this, truck traffic( from & to CBE) from Kangeyam to Palladam and criss-crossing Pollachi town's narrow roads are the deal-breaker in the kangeyam route.

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@joecherian Yes, i too was caught in that and i had to take a long detour to join the road again

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