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Old 24th September 2011, 19:19   #346
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After going through previous pages of this thread, looks like the answer is in this post.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post2447425

In any case, I would also like to know if there is any improvement in the Krishnagiri-Tiruvannamalai section or is it still very bad ?
Better to via Cheyyar/Arcot rather than Tiruvannamalai.
The post your refer to (by Ravi) is perhaps the option, which can never get lost, as you cannot miss the bridge.
What Narayan mentioned is also possible, if you are alert enough to figure out the diversiobn.
If you have a GPS device, perhaps that would be easier.
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Old 24th September 2011, 19:25   #347
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Thanks Ampere. Actually I was editing my post while you were replying. What I am looking for is whether the Tirupattur route to Tiruvannamalai is ok and where is the right point to turn to Tirupattur from NH46?

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Thanks Ampere. Actually I was editing my post while you were replying. What I am looking for is whether the Tirupattur route to Tiruvannamalai is ok and where is the right point to turn to Tirupattur from NH46?

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If its only Tiruvannamalai, then yes you take the Bargur exit.

Bengaluru, Karnataka to Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu - Google Maps


The other option is: (May be can try for return)

TVMalai-Harur-Morappur-Dharmapuri-Krishnagiri-Bangalore

Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru, Karnataka - Google Maps


Please note, I am not fully sure about this. Tiruvannamalai-Harur is very good. But I dont know about Harur-Dharmapuri.
If you want to try it good. But if you are with family, better to stick to the regular route.
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If its only Tiruvannamalai, then yes you take the Bargur exit.
My destination is Pondicherry. Based on the below post, I am thinking whether Tirupattur-Thiruvannamalai route to Pondicherry works out better i.e., shorter than going via vellore/Arcot route but avoids the bad stretch after Krishnagiri

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Guys, You can also take the Bangalore -> Tirpattur->T.annamalai->Pondicherry route if you wish to avoid the 40KM bad stretch. I received this suggestion from a Pondichery localite who is my colleague and does this route every alternate weekend.

Note: This route would be a 40KMS deviation from the usual Bangalore->T.annamalai-> Pondicherry route but worth doing it to keep theLow GC cars in good shape
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My destination is Pondicherry. Based on the below post, I am thinking whether Tirupattur-Thiruvannamalai route to Pondicherry works out better i.e., shorter than going via vellore/Arcot route but avoids the bad stretch after Krishnagiri
Its a difference of 60-70 km. Buts its much better going via Arcot.

Via Tiruvannamalai

Bengaluru, Karnataka to Pondicherry - Google Maps


Via Arcot
Bengaluru, Karnataka to Pondicherry - Google Maps
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Hi,

I am planning to take the following route. Is it good?

Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Vellore --> Sriperumbudur --> via SH 57 to Chengalpattu --> via SH 58 thru. kalpakkam township --> ECR --> Pondicherry

The route is a little extra (432 kms approx.), but I am looking for a comfortable journey for the most part of it and dont want to travel on potholed roads and minimize journey via city roads.

Any thoughts on it.

Thanks,
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Hi,

I am planning to take the following route. Is it good?

Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Vellore --> Sriperumbudur --> via SH 57 to Chengalpattu --> via SH 58 thru. kalpakkam township --> ECR --> Pondicherry

The route is a little extra (432 kms approx.), but I am looking for a comfortable journey for the most part of it and dont want to travel on potholed roads and minimize journey via city roads.

Any thoughts on it.

Thanks,
Saurabh

I dont think that option would be comfortable.
- ECR has lots of traffic
- Sriperumbudur-Chengelpattu-Kalpakkam is again is my no means is easy.
- In fact many folks from Chennai also prefer driving down on GST to Pondicherry (NH45/NH66) because of 4L options.

- Overall I still think the option via Arcot/Cheyyar is much better compared to ECR.
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Hi,

I am planning to take the following route. Is it good?

Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Vellore --> Sriperumbudur --> via SH 57 to Chengalpattu --> via SH 58 thru. kalpakkam township --> ECR --> Pondicherry

The route is a little extra (432 kms approx.), but I am looking for a comfortable journey for the most part of it and dont want to travel on potholed roads and minimize journey via city roads.
You can take a look at the Krishnagiri-Kanchipuram-Chengalpattu-Tindivanam-Pondy route too. I found it to be a good balance between distance and good road quality. The Kanchi town with its unruly traffic took me just 15 minutes to cross so it was not a big pain.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post2467215

ECR is avoidable as it is a two lane highway with heavy traffic. NH45 is better. It is a 4 lane highway with separated carriageways.

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How about this route - Bangalore-Krishnagiri->Vellore->NH234 to Tiruvannamalai->Tindivanam->Pondicherry? According to Google maps this is 401km. NH46 upto Vellore and NH66 from Tiruvannamalai till Pondicherry is good. It also bypasses Tiruvannamalai town completely. Only unknown is the NH234.
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My destination is Pondicherry. Based on the below post, I am thinking whether Tirupattur-Thiruvannamalai route to Pondicherry works out better i.e., shorter than going via vellore/Arcot route but avoids the bad stretch after Krishnagiri
@mohan41: You can definitely do the route posted by me earlier. My colleague does this route to Pondicherry every alternate week and he has suggested this route.
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How about this route - Bangalore-Krishnagiri->Vellore->NH234 to Tiruvannamalai->Tindivanam->Pondicherry? According to Google maps this is 401km. NH46 upto Vellore and NH66 from Tiruvannamalai till Pondicherry is good. It also bypasses Tiruvannamalai town completely. Only unknown is the NH234.
This I think is the best option:

Bengaluru, Karnataka to Pondicherry - Google Maps

Less traffic, good roads, and makes the best use of 4L.
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Thanks All,

Think I will try out the following route as suggested by Ampere :

Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Arcot --> Cheyyar --> Vandavasi --> Tindivanam --> Dune Resort (Pondicherry)

Thanks all for your quick responses.

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Folks, which is the best route now (considering rains et al)? I'm planning a weekend drive to Pondicherry this weekend.
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Folks, which is the best route now (considering rains et al)? I'm planning a weekend drive to Pondicherry this weekend.
@libran, the easiest route I know is through Krishnagiri - Kanchipuram - Chengalpattu - Tindivanam. A 420 km 6.5 hour easy relaxed drive most of it through 4-lane highways (barring about 46kms between NH4 and NH45). May be better during the monsoon than other shorter routes which require keeping track of towns on the way.

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Thanks All,

Think I will try out the following route as suggested by Ampere :

Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Arcot --> Cheyyar --> Vandavasi --> Tindivanam --> Dune Resort (Pondicherry)
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Folks, which is the best route now (considering rains et al)? I'm planning a weekend drive to Pondicherry this weekend.
@libran The route mentioned in the post, just before your post, I think should be best.
Rain should have effected these routes at all.
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