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Old 23rd June 2017, 15:01   #1726
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Hello all,
I will be travelling with my family to mahabalipuram tomorrow i.e saturday.
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Suggestions on places to see,route to be followed,nice veg eateries on the way and other interesting aspects are welcome.We will be travelling in our Tata Zest
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In Pondy, you can visit the Panchavatee temple (36 ft Hanuman idol), Auroville, beach, Aurobindo ashram.
From Bangalore, the best route would be via Vellore, Kanchpuram and Chengelpettu. Till Vellore, there are plenty of options to break for food. Sai Sangeet near Vaniyambadi is a nice option.
You can add Manakula Vinayagar Temple to the list of places to visit. It is walking distance from Aurobindo Ashram.
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In Pondy, you can visit the Panchavatee temple (36 ft Hanuman idol), Auroville, beach, Aurobindo ashram.
From Bangalore, the best route would be via Vellore, Kanchpuram and Chengelpettu. Till Vellore, there are plenty of options to break for food. Sai Sangeet near Vaniyambadi is a nice option.
Thank you sir. Will do that. Adding to that how is road via Kolar ?


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Old 23rd June 2017, 21:23   #1728
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Folks,

Any idea why I see more recommendation for Bangalore to Pondy via vellore, arcot? Google suggest below route, whats wrong with this one?

(2) Hosur->Krishnagiri->Chengam->Gingee-> Tindivanam->Puducherry

Also, any option for breakfast near Chengam? Any decent south indian place where we can get idly/vada/dosa?

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Thank you sir. Will do that. Adding to that how is road via Kolar ?
No issues as such but a lot of folks have found the truck traffic to be high after Mulbagal where the 4L ends.

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(2) Hosur->Krishnagiri->Chengam->Gingee-> Tindivanam->Puducherry
As per the last update I think Krishnagiri - Uthangarai stretch is not great and also 4L in progress in section around Chengam, which needs one to be careful. DO check the last few pages for updates from Suresh and others. Hence google showing Arcot as the default.
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Any idea why I see more recommendation for Bangalore to Pondy via vellore, arcot? Google suggest below route, whats wrong with this one?

(2) Hosur->Krishnagiri->Chengam->Gingee-> Tindivanam->Puducherry
The reason is the following:

8-10 years back, the route you suggest (Krishnagiri-Chengam-Tiruvannamalai-Gingee-Tindivanam-Pondicherry) was the route which every on from Bangalore used to take.

Check out the first pages of this thread itself and you will find every one suggesting this 2-L NH 66 (old number)

As time progressed, this 2-L section went to tatters and meanwhile the GQ to Chennai came up well. It was easy to switch as you could clock similar times (in spite of an extra 60-70 km) , less fatigue due to 4-lane and more food options.

But as we speak NH66 finally standing back. Its been under repair for many years now. Lets see when it gets complete fully.

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How is the road condition? Can a sedan make it without much trouble?
Not bad! I did it in CIAZ, buut don't travel in Night!
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Folks,

Any idea why I see more recommendation for Bangalore to Pondy via vellore, arcot? Google suggest below route, whats wrong with this one?

(2) Hosur->Krishnagiri->Chengam->Gingee-> Tindivanam->Puducherry

Also, any option for breakfast near Chengam? Any decent south indian place where we can get idly/vada/dosa?

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I traveled to Gingee via the route you mentioned in the last week of April 2017. Here is the link

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ples-fort.html (Tale of 2 Ranganatha Temples and a Fort)
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Can you please suggest an optimum route to Pondichery from Bangalore for a 4 PM start from South Bangalore? I would prefer to reach Pondicherry by atleast 9.30 PM.
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Can you please suggest an optimum route to Pondichery from Bangalore for a 4 PM start from South Bangalore? I would prefer to reach Pondicherry by atleast 9.30 PM.
Stick to the time and tested:

Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Arcot-Cheyyar-Vandavasi-Tindivanam-Pondicherry.

Keep it 6 to 6.5 hours to be realistic.
- Time taken to get out of BLR
- Time to cross Hosur
- 2-Lanes past Arcot at night.

2-lane roads have humps too at most villages. Please keep that in mind.
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Stick to the time and tested:

Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Arcot-Cheyyar-Vandavasi-Tindivanam-Pondicherry.

Keep it 6 to 6.5 hours to be realistic.
- Time taken to get out of BLR
- Time to cross Hosur
- 2-Lanes past Arcot at night.

2-lane roads have humps too at most villages. Please keep that in mind.
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Folks,

Any idea why I see more recommendation for Bangalore to Pondy via vellore, arcot? Google suggest below route, whats wrong with this one?

(2) Hosur->Krishnagiri->Chengam->Gingee-> Tindivanam->Puducherry

Also, any option for breakfast near Chengam? Any decent south indian place where we can get idly/vada/dosa?

Regards
SE
Try this route mentioned below , traversed both routes during the weekend.

Bangalore->Krishnagiri->Ambur->Vellore->Vandavasi->Tindivanam->pondicherry

The Krishnagiri->Chengam->Tiruvannamalai ->Gingee->Tindivanam->Pondicherry is not just worth it.
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SaNdY_AR,
1. How are the road conditions for the route Bangalore->Krishnagiri->Ambur->Vellore->Vandavasi->Tindivanam->pondicherry?
2. Are the roads 2 lane?
3. Are there enough eating joints in this route?
4. (Is Ambur the same as in Ambur Biriyani?)
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Bangalore->Krishnagiri->Ambur->Vellore->Vandavasi->Tindivanam->pondicherry
Can you please illustrate, the route you took between Vellore and Vandavasi?

I assume its Arani/Chetpet/Vandavasi.

If thats the case I have the following notes:

- Roads may be good.
- Best exit from 4-lane is at Sripuram exit immediately after Pallikonda toll.
- However I still feel it would increase the over all time due to longer traversal on 2-lanes.
- Would be good to hear about your experience.
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Can you please illustrate, the route you took between Vellore and Vandavasi?

I assume its Arani/Chetpet/Vandavasi.

If thats the case I have the following notes:

- Roads may be good.
- Best exit from 4-lane is at Sripuram exit immediately after Pallikonda toll.
- However I still feel it would increase the over all time due to longer traversal on 2-lanes.
- Would be good to hear about your experience.
Nope, I followed Cheyyar -> Arcot ->Vellore route.
https://goo.gl/maps/q25q4Mdz1dr
I wanted most of the drive to be on the 6 lane highway and glad that I took this route compared to the Gingee route which was route for my onward jouney.

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SaNdY_AR,
1. How are the road conditions for the route Bangalore->Krishnagiri->Ambur->Vellore->Vandavasi->Tindivanam->pondicherry?
2. Are the roads 2 lane?
3. Are there enough eating joints in this route?
4. (Is Ambur the same as in Ambur Biriyani?)
Road conditions are good, very comfortable journey. I did not focus too much on eateries. However I am sure I saw too many saravana bhavan’s . Re Ambur not sure
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Nope, I followed Cheyyar -> Arcot ->Vellore route.
OK! Then we are talking about the same route. That clears up the confusion.
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I will start for Bangalore - Pondy tomorrow early morning. Which route should i take ?

Option 1 316Km
Bangalore > Krishnagiri > Chengam > Tiruvannamalai > Tindivanam > Puducheery

Option 2 381 KM
Bangalore > Krishnagiri > Ambur > Vellor > vandavasi > Tindivanam > Puducherry

Option 3 365Km
Bangalore > Kola > Chitoor > Ranipet > vandavasi > Tindivanam > Puducherry

Pl advice. Thanks in advance.
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