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Old 6th January 2015, 16:36   #1306
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Yes, You need not enter into Chittoor. Take the Chittoor by pass road and then you will reach a junction wherein the left leads to chennai and the right leads to vellore. Take the road leading to vellore
Is it better to go from Chittoor to Arcot or Vellore?
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Can we do Bangalore, Chittoor, Arcot, Cheyyar, Vandavasi, Tindivanam, Pondy?

The reason being I stay on the old madras road part of Bangalore where this route looks good.

Is the above route good?
Here is the route : Route Link (From Chitoor bypass to Cheyyar Road).

No Vellore is not worth it. Because you have to go through the town. Walajapet / Arcot is better.
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No second thoughts.

Via Hosur, Krishnagiri, Vellore, Arcot, Cheyyar, Vandavasi and Tindivanam. Bangalore to Vellore is 4/6 lane. Vellore to Tindivanam is a very good 2 lane road. Tindivanam to Pondicherry is a 4 lane road
Thanks a lot , are there sufficient options for food on this route ? Breakfast stop will be Krishnagiri A2B obviously , what about lunch ? Any good vegetarian hotels after Vellore ?
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Thanks a lot , are there sufficient options for food on this route ? Breakfast stop will be Krishnagiri A2B obviously , what about lunch ? Any good vegetarian hotels after Vellore ?
Pretty much nothing after Vellore. You pass through villages until you hit Tindivanam.

If you have breakfast at A2B by say 7 or 7.30 , you should be able to hit Pondy by 1pm (lunch time) worst case.
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Any good vegetarian hotels after Vellore ?
Hotel Aryaas, Vellore bypass, below NH 46 flyover, at the junction of Katpadi road and NH 46.

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Hotel Aaryas Garden, NH 45 Tindivanam bypass.

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Hi guys, I am planning a trip to Pondicherry along with a friend who is flying in from Delhi. I believe there are hardly any flights to Pondi, so he'll be landing in Chennai (Since it is closest to Pondi ) Now my question is which of the following route is recommended Bangalore- Pondicherry -Chennai or Bangalore- Chennai- pondicherry. How are the roads from Chennai to Pondicherry ?


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Thanks a lot , are there sufficient options for food on this route ? Breakfast stop will be Krishnagiri A2B obviously , what about lunch ? Any good vegetarian hotels after Vellore ?
Unless you intend to tank up at the bunk adjacent to A2B, I'd recommend the Hotel Sree Saravana Bhavan instead, which is a few km's after A2B. Food is better IMO and there are no crazy queues.

Here is a link to the location:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/...9d76bdac70!4b1

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Hi guys, I am planning a trip to Pondicherry along with a friend who is flying in from Delhi. I believe there are hardly any flights to Pondi, so he'll be landing in Chennai (Since it is closest to Pondi ) Now my question is which of the following route is recommended Bangalore- Pondicherry -Chennai or Bangalore- Chennai- pondicherry. How are the roads from Chennai to Pondicherry ?
If you have to pick him up, you dont have an option but to drive to Chennai. But if thats not a requirement then, you dont need to go to Chennai.

Bangalore-Vellore-Arcot-Cheyyar-Vandavasi-Tindivanam-Pondicherry.
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Unless you intend to tank up at the bunk adjacent to A2B, I'd recommend the Hotel Sree Saravana Bhavan instead, which is a few km's after A2B. Food is better IMO and there are no crazy queues.

Here is a link to the location:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/...9d76bdac70!4b1
Not very particular about the taste of the food , I will be happy with 2 idllys and a cup of strong coffee.
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Hi guys, I am planning a trip to Pondicherry along with a friend who is flying in from Delhi. I believe there are hardly any flights to Pondi, so he'll be landing in Chennai (Since it is closest to Pondi ) Now my question is which of the following route is recommended Bangalore- Pondicherry -Chennai or Bangalore- Chennai- pondicherry. How are the roads from Chennai to Pondicherry ?


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Chennai to Pondicherry is via Chengelpet by pass and Tindivanam. 4 lane roads all the way.
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Planning to do Bangalore to Pondy the coming weekend, what is the latest update. Prefer a peaceful "good roads" drive even if the distance is lil more. Please advice.
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Planning to do Bangalore to Pondy the coming weekend, what is the latest update. Prefer a peaceful "good roads" drive even if the distance is lil more. Please advice.
The tried and tested:

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

- The usual 4-6 lane from Bangalore-Arcot. Krishnagiri-Vellore is a nice 6-lane.
- Arcot-Tindivanam is a decent 2-lane SH.
- Tindivanam-Pondicherry is again a brilliant 4-lane.
- Use bypasses at Cheyyar and Vandavasi and Tindivanam.
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Planning to do Bangalore to Pondy the coming weekend, what is the latest update. Prefer a peaceful "good roads" drive even if the distance is lil more. Please advice.
I will suggest two options

Via Hosur, krishnagiri, Vellore, Arcot, cheyyar, vandavasi and Tindivanam

Via Hosur, krishnagiri, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Chengelpet and Tindivanam. In the second route except for Kanchipuram-Chengelpet stretch which is a pretty good 2 lane road (with traffic), rest of the route is a 4/6 lane combo.

Of course after paying toll at Chennasamudram, the road till Kanchipuram exit is patchy that can result in a bumpy drive.
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Planning to do Bangalore to Pondy the coming weekend, what is the latest update. Prefer a peaceful "good roads" drive even if the distance is lil more. Please advice.
Jaggu use the route mentioned by ampere. I did the same route in December 2014 and was an absolute hoot to drive. What you taking, the ST eh ?
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Thanks Ampere for the route. I was about to post the query for the same for this weekend visit to Pondi. Don't know when are they going to fix the Thiruvanamali route. I always prefer taking the country-side routes to the lorry-laden highways.

OT: I'm sure there will be a lot of BHPians going to Pondicherry or Chennai on Saturday morning. Why don't we decide a stop and meet up? Let's McD's or A2B?
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