Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th July 2011, 13:17   #286
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ............
Posts: 3,260
Thanked: 4,212 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
How is Arcot>Cheyyar>Vandavasi road given the rains as compared to Kancheepuram>Chengalpattu>Pondy? What kind of average speeds can I hope to maintain during daytime and are the stress levels much lower in the latter?
The road was generally good with some bad stretches, but driveable. The details are here (Cara Mia Fiat Linea!).
Quote:
Can I avoid T'vanam town completely by taking Vandavasi-Melmaruvathur (SH115), turn right on NH45 and then take the Tindivanam bypass to land straight on NH66 i.e. beyond T'vanam? Google Maps shows the distance as around 60km as compared to 40km using the direct V'vasi -T'vanam route.
Yes. You can either do that or take the option 4. My experience on option 4 is here.
J.Ravi is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 13:51   #287
BHPian
 
Neel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 166
Thanked: 22 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Any recommendations for stay at Pondy, preferably sea side and close to the main town.
Neel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 14:05   #288
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 422
Thanked: 117 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
Guys,

Planning Bangalore-Pondy-Bangalore in August. Want a smooth drive with good roads; don't mind extra distance as long the drive is uninterrupted :-)

So which one?
1. NH66 route, 311km {Bangalore-Krishnagiri-T'malaiu-Tindivanam-Pondy}, or
2. NH68 route, 440km {Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Attur-Pondy}, or
3. NH46 route, 375km {Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Vellore-Arcot-Cheyyar-Vandavasi-Pondy}

Could the experts advise given the ongoing heavy rains?
itwasntme, I can recommend you the below route.

NH46 route : Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Vellore-Arcot-Cheyyar-Vandavasi-Melmaruvathur - Pondy

I drove the distance upto Melmaruvathur last week and it is definitely good. The total distance of 2 laned roads is only 90km from Arcot to Melmaruvathur. All the rest are 4-laned roads. Out of the 90km 2-laned roads, 60km is pretty good and you can drive decent speeds. Only 30 km of bad patches is there which is still manageable at about 60km/hour.

The main advantage of this route is that you can bypass Arcot, Cheyyar. Vandavasi is a small town and hence should not be an issue. You will not have any issue with the tindivanam market in this route.
gopikb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 14:32   #289
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,596
Thanked: 8,571 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

There is one railway crossing at Tindivanam, which is a bit of pain. Ravi and Narayan mentioned about it in the previous posts.
But overall its the better route to take.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 15:56   #290
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 2,265
Thanked: 1,330 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
There is one railway crossing at Tindivanam, which is a bit of pain. Ravi and Narayan mentioned about it in the previous posts.
But overall its the better route to take.
Hi Ampere,

Seems if I take the Vandavasi-Melu'thar (Sothupakkam) route, I can completely skip entering T'vanam by takibg the T'vanam Bypass from NH45 to NH66 directly.

That way, I avoid the entire town and level crossing altogether, right?

Last edited by itwasntme : 27th July 2011 at 16:00. Reason: Typo
itwasntme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 16:07   #291
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 422
Thanked: 117 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
Hi Ampere,

Seems if I take the Vandavasi-Melu'thar (Sothupakkam) route, I can completely skip entering T'vanam by takibg the T'vanam Bypass from NH45 to NH66 directly.

That way, I avoid the entire town and level crossing altogether, right?
itwastme, Yes. you are right. you can bypass Tindivanam town and directly connect to NH66 Pondicherry road if you take the Vandavasi - Sothupakkam - Pondy route. It might be 20km extra, but covering those 20kms in the 4 lane divided highway could take you just 15 minutes.
gopikb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 16:43   #292
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,596
Thanked: 8,571 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
Hi Ampere,
Seems if I take the Vandavasi-Melu'thar (Sothupakkam) route, I can completely skip entering T'vanam by takibg the T'vanam Bypass from NH45 to NH66 directly.

That way, I avoid the entire town and level crossing altogether, right?
Quote:
Originally Posted by gopikb View Post
itwastme, Yes. you are right. you can bypass Tindivanam town and directly connect to NH66 Pondicherry road if you take the Vandavasi - Sothupakkam - Pondy route. It might be 20km extra, but covering those 20kms in the 4 lane divided highway could take you just 15 minutes.
Yes as Gopi mentioned, that is true. But I am not aware of road condition from Vandavasi to Sothupakkam (GQ intersection). Given that its a SH and its hardly 30km, it should be fine I guess. But still I am not sure.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 17:14   #293
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 422
Thanked: 117 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Yes as Gopi mentioned, that is true. But I am not aware of road condition from Vandavasi to Sothupakkam (GQ intersection). Given that its a SH and its hardly 30km, it should be fine I guess. But still I am not sure.
Ampere, As I stated in my earlier post, I traveled the Vandavasi to Sothupakkam route last weekend and it is in ok shape. The road has occasional rough patches and potholes. But easily drive-able at 60km / hour. The pot holes are not huge as seen in Krishnagiri stretch. I covered this distance in about 35 minutes.

The best part about this route is that the driving time from Melmaruvathur to my home in Rajarajeswarinagar is exactly 5 hours 10 minutes. Including the breaks, I reached home in 6 hours flat. this is enabled because only 90kms stretch is 2 laned road and all the others are 4-laned. And ofcourse the NICE road from Hosur road to PESIT.

Last edited by gopikb : 27th July 2011 at 17:17.
gopikb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 09:24   #294
BHPian
 
babaops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 61
Thanked: 0 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Hi All,

I needed one help.

Wanted to travel to Pondicherry on 13 to 15th August, But not able to zero down on any beach resort. I have already tried St. James Court, Nalla, Kailash, Ashok and Dune. All are fully booked.

do we have any other good resort available there.

Range 4 - 5k
Rooms - 2 rooms ( 4 persons)
Amenity - Beach resort

Will be grateful if anyone can give pointers.

Thanks a lot.
babaops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 09:35   #295
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Hey, I am typing this as I take a stroll on the Auro beach. Try this resort called Soorya beach resort. The entry to the beach is right behind the resort. They have beach view, garden view rooms etc. They fall in your budget. Try this too- Zest beach resort.
sachinj12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 09:37   #296
Senior - BHPian
 
KarthikK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,918
Thanked: 3,495 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neel View Post
Any recommendations for stay at Pondy, preferably sea side and close to the main town.
I stayed at a place called Lotus comforts. It is just 200-300m (very short walking distance) from the coast and also on the other side, you can access the main town. In addition, there are adequate parking facilities if you go by car. Even the 2 wheeler rental shops are just a stone's throw away

lotus comfort pondicherry - Google Maps

Pretty decent rooms and food, reasonably priced in everything. It is a small hotel, not many rooms so you could book well in advance.

Last edited by KarthikK : 28th July 2011 at 09:41.
KarthikK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 09:52   #297
BHPian
 
babaops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 61
Thanked: 0 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by sachinj12 View Post
Hey, I am typing this as I take a stroll on the Auro beach. Try this resort called Soorya beach resort. The entry to the beach is right behind the resort. They have beach view, garden view rooms etc. They fall in your budget. Try this too- Zest beach resort.
Hi Sachinj12,

I just went through some reviews on the Soorya resort on trip adviser and other sites. They are really bad, though not sure how true they are.

Are you staying there? What are your reviews on this place with respect to cleanliness and hygiene? I am not too worried about food as I will have a car with me. Any other thoughts, would be really helpful.
babaops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 09:54   #298
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,345
Thanked: 789 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
There is one railway crossing at Tindivanam, which is a bit of pain. Ravi and Narayan mentioned about it in the previous posts.
But overall its the better route to take.
A bigger pain is the bus stop on the flyover in Tindivanam, beat that now. Either ways this railway crossing aint a big problem as such, not crowded usually.
rjstyles69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 10:06   #299
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babaops

Hi Sachinj12,

I just went through some reviews on the Soorya resort on trip adviser and other sites. They are really bad, though not sure how true they are.

Are you staying there? What are your reviews on this place with respect to cleanliness and hygiene? I am not too worried about food as I will have a car with me. Any other thoughts, would be really helpful.
No, I am not staying there. I booked a room near Nehru street. Just enquired here. The place looks good and well maintained. As for food, you must try the wood fried pizzas. They are simply brilliant. Try this place- cafe xtasi. Dont know the road. Will give the land mark. On Nehru street, search for Hi-Design showroom, take right, walk around 100 mts,its on the left side.
sachinj12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2011, 12:46   #300
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,610
Thanked: 1,719 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pondicherry : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by babaops View Post
Hi Sachinj12,

I just went through some reviews on the Soorya resort on trip adviser and other sites. They are really bad, though not sure how true they are.

Are you staying there? What are your reviews on this place with respect to cleanliness and hygiene? I am not too worried about food as I will have a car with me. Any other thoughts, would be really helpful.
Le Pondy & Ocean Spray are pretty good as well.Though not sure of availability for the 15th weekend.All the best with it.
ranjitp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rajahmundry to Pondicherry : Route Queries penpusher Route / Travel Queries 11 11th November 2015 08:47
Bangalore-Pondicherry : Best route to take? binz Route / Travel Queries 4 27th May 2009 10:04
Bangalore -Thiruvannamalai - Pondicherry route. Ram Pratap Route / Travel Queries 2 25th September 2007 15:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:02.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks