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Old 21st September 2014, 20:53   #211
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Thanks @ampere. Couple questions:
1. How are road conditions on Chennai-Ullundurpet-Salem route ?
2. Gmaps shows the Chennai-Tindivanam-Karur-Dharapuram-Pollachi as an option - how does that fare compared to the route above ?
- Chennai-Avinashi : End to end 4-lane.
- Chennai-Ulundurpet : GST 4-lane
- Ulundur-Attur-Salem: Another beautiful 4-lane. (Few sections pending. But no worries).
- Bypass is easy
- Avinashi-Palladami-Pollachi You already know. Awesome road.

If you start by 9AM you should be in Pollachi by 5/6PM

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- Chennai-Avinashi : End to end 4-lane.
- Chennai-Ulundurpet : GST 4-lane
- Ulundur-Attur-Salem: Another beautiful 4-lane. (Few sections pending. But no worries).
- Bypass is easy
- Avinashi-Palladami-Pollachi You already know. Awesome road.
Thanks again!
How does one get to the ullundurpet road from R.A.Puram/T.Nagar in chennai ?

And recommendations for hotel to stay at Pollachi will help too.
So far my searches in the threads have yielded Nivethas Inn, Sakthi and Ramanuja.
Any others to consider ? Looking to stay just 1 day.
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How does one get to the ullundurpet road from R.A.Puram/T.Nagar in chennai ?
You have to take the Anna Salai/Mount Road towards Tambaram. From there its a no-brainer. Just keep following the road all the way, just don't take the bridge at Kathipara.
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Thanks again!
How does one get to the ullundurpet road from R.A.Puram/T.Nagar in chennai ?

And recommendations for hotel to stay at Pollachi will help too.
So far my searches in the threads have yielded Nivethas Inn, Sakthi and Ramanuja.
Any others to consider ? Looking to stay just 1 day.
- As Narayan said, its the GST. (Road to Airport).
- Of the hotels, there are a couple more :

If you want to splurge:
http://www.greatmountresort.com
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Thanks again!
How does one get to the ullundurpet road from R.A.Puram/T.Nagar in chennai ?

And recommendations for hotel to stay at Pollachi will help too.
So far my searches in the threads have yielded Nivethas Inn, Sakthi and Ramanuja.
Any others to consider ? Looking to stay just 1 day.
Which part of RA Puram? Take St. Mary's Road till T Junction at TTK Road and take left at the junction, proceed to Adyar Gate hotel signal and take right there to join Chamiers Road. Proceed on Chamiers Road till Mount Road junction. A left turn at the junction will lead you to Anna Salai/Mount Road. This is one straight road with twists and turns that you may have to follow till Ulundurpet.
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Planning to travel from Chennai to Madurai with a stop over at Salem in a couple of days. Which is the best and shortest route with good roads? Whats the km break up in different stretch of the journey? How many extra km will I be doing compared to a direct route to Madurai. How much time will it take on average highway speeds? Thanks mates.
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Planning to travel from Chennai to Madurai with a stop over at Salem in a couple of days. Which is the best and shortest route with good roads? Whats the km break up in different stretch of the journey? How many extra km will I be doing compared to a direct route to Madurai. How much time will it take on average highway speeds? Thanks mates.
As per Google, its about 120km more. 470 for direct route and about 590 via Salem. No issues about roads. Its 4-lane either way.
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How much time will it take on average highway speeds? Thanks mates.
I travel often upto Salem. I keep a steady speed of 90 Kmph and with at least one stop for breakfast or lunch it takes me just about 6 hours from Thiruvanmiyur to Salem Junction. I am sure you can achieve the same average speed upto Madurai too.
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And about 2hours from Salem to Madurai. This is just to reach the turnoff into Madurai, you have to estimate the time to get into the city and reach your destination. Samayanallur to Fathima College will easily take about 20 mins.

In addition you might also have to account for jams in the signals of the Salem bye-pass at times.
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As per Google, its about 120km more.
That is what I figured

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just about 6 hours from Thiruvanmiyur to Salem Junction.
That's a lot of time on the wheel for me, after a long time. Hope things go smooth.

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And about 2hours from Salem to Madurai.

In addition you might also have to account for jams in the signals of the Salem bye-pass at times.
Looks like 8 long hours on the car. I might take the kochadai exit as its less frequented by others.

Thanks all, so I need to take a right at the ullundurpettai junction, any land mark? or at what km does it roughly come up?
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I need to take a right at the ullundurpettai junction, any land mark? or at what km does it roughly come up?
It is just a few km after the toll (Sengurichi) Refer the rough sketch, 4 lane splits into 6/8 lanes (2 lanes towards Trichy will be on the extreme left, the next 2 lanes is yours (stick to the median) and take right.
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That is what I figured

Looks like 8 long hours on the car. I might take the kochadai exit as its less frequented by others.
Kochadai exit is a hit or a miss as it might get congested at Virattipathu with the narrow lane. I have found Samayanallur exit to work out if I were to go to South/East Madurai since you can quite easily latch onto Sellur road.
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Planning a road trip through Coimbatore next weekend. Would start from Chennai around 4.30 AM. Would like to know the ideal eatery for breakfast around 7 am. We would probably cross Villupuram by 6.45 AM.
Would like to have input about possible eatery for breakfast (around 7 AM) ie., after villupuram but before ulundurpet Right turn.
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Planning a road trip through Coimbatore next weekend. Would start from Chennai around 4.30 AM. Would like to know the ideal eatery for breakfast around 7 am. We would probably cross Villupuram by 6.45 AM.
Would like to have input about possible eatery for breakfast (around 7 AM) ie., after villupuram but before ulundurpet Right turn.
There are few options like Aryaas, A2B, Woodlands etc before Ulundurpet but they are all on the right side of the road when you go from Chennai.
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