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Old 11th July 2016, 11:37   #856
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Fastest would be route you mentioned. Since you are leaving saturday early morning, salem traffic should not a big deal. Make sure you take the coimbatore by pass and not go through the city.

You can take the omalur route. The road was bad the last time I tried it but I did read that they are patched up and better now. It will reduce 2 tolls but your travel time may increase a bit as the State Highway is a 2 lane road and there is a lot of truck traffic on that road.

Since you are travelling to thrissur, you can try the avanashi, mangalam, pollachi route instead of going via palakkad. Have not tried it personally but you can find a lot of info in other threads here.
How is the kokkegal -> chamarajnagar route? Is it a two lane route without divider?
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How is the kokkegal -> chamarajnagar route? Is it a two lane route without divider?
Yes, it is a 2 lane NH (NH 209) without divider. We do not have much options to break for food apart from Nijaguna Residency to the best of my knowledge.
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Any updates on the Mecheri-Pennagaram-Rayakottai-Hosur route ?

For a Bangalore-Sathyamangalam-Bangalore trip would this routing be fine ?

Onward:Bangalore-Dharmapuri-Thoppur-Mecheri-Mettur-Ammapettai-Anthiyur-Sathyamangalam

*Any decent hotels for breakfast on this route after the turn off towards Mecheri at Thoppur ? I think there is a Sharvesh Inn in Thoppur town but in case one reaches there very early are there other options ?

Return:Sathyamangalam-Anthiyur-Ammapettai-Mettur-Mecheri-Pennagaram-Rayakottai-Hosur-Bangalore
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For a Bangalore-Sathyamangalam-Bangalore trip would this routing be fine ?

@NPV, if your destination is Sathyamangalam, you can go via NH209 Kanakapura-Kollegal-ChamrajNagar which will be faster too, with the hope that you don't get stuck in dhimbam ghats.

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Any updates on the Mecheri-Pennagaram-Rayakottai-Hosur route ?
Took this route in March. Details here (Bangalore to Coimbatore : Route Queries). Wouldnt recommend Mecheri-Pennagaram route, as the terrain is kind of hilly and road is winding, it will slow you down, though road condition was mostly good when I drove. So better stick to the NH till Thoppur.
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Thanks for your suggestions guys, but I was well on the way by the time you replied

My friend was quite familiar with the Thoppur-Mecheri route having taken it recently, thanks to google maps.

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Route we took was Bangalore-Thoppur on NH 7, turn off towards Mecheri (SH 20) and via the Mettur Thermal Plant (SH 158), turn off towards Ammapettai (back on SH 20) and then turn off towards Anthiyur and Sathy (this is the standard google maps route as well). If you don't have a GPS, you will need to follow the signboards carefully (some are only in Tamil) or stop and ask people since there are several places with multiple roads meeting at the junctions, some with large circles/roundabouts as well.

Roads are very good though a bit narrow at some places. Thoppur-Mecheri-Mettur looks like very new tarmac. Mecheri-Ammapettai road goes parallel to the River Cauvery and lots of hills and greenery all around. Just 3-4 places on the entire route where culverts are not finished properly after recent construction work. Couple of places nearing Sathy, there are bridges being constructed so a muddy path exists for a very short stretch.

We took the same route for return journey as well.

*Though road conditions are good, can't do higher speeds 60-70 kmph max as there is lot of two wheeler, small town traffic and few trucks as well.

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@NPV, if your destination is Sathyamangalam, you can go via NH209 Kanakapura-Kollegal-ChamrajNagar which will be faster too, with the hope that you don't get stuck in dhimbam ghats.
Didn't want to take a chance given the only break options would be at Chamarajanagar and Dhimbam was unpredictable.

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Wouldnt recommend Mecheri-Pennagaram route, as the terrain is kind of hilly and road is winding, it will slow you down, though road condition was mostly good when I drove. So better stick to the NH till Thoppur.
We did not try this and stuck to the Mecheri-Thoppur route.

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Roads are very good though a bit narrow at some places. Thoppur-Mecheri-Mettur looks like very new tarmac. Mecheri-Ammapettai road goes parallel to the River Cauvery and lots of hills and greenery all around. Just 3-4 places on the entire route where culverts are not finished properly after recent construction work. Couple of places nearing Sathy, there are bridges being constructed so a muddy path exists for a very short stretch.

We took the same route for return journey as well.

*Though road conditions are good, can't do higher speeds 60-70 kmph max as there is lot of two wheeler, small town traffic and few trucks as well.

Except for the options to break for food post Thoppur till Sathy, the route is very much preferable especially if your destination happens to be North Coimbatore. On the Mettur side, lorry traffic can be slightly high. Otherwise very good tarmac to commute.
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Need some expert advice at this point. Planning for the a road trip to Coimbatore from Bangalore in a KA-registered car.

Since the KA-registered vehicles are not allowed beyond Attibele, is there any alternate safe route? The date of travel will be 1st Oct 2016.

Any comments on the route - Bangalore-> Kanakapura-> Kollegal-> Chamarajanagar-> Sathyamangalam-> Coimbatore?
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Need some expert advice at this point. Planning for the a road trip to Coimbatore from Bangalore in a KA-registered car.
Not sure whether it is safe to travel to TN in a KA registered car in the current situation.
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Need some expert advice at this point. Planning for the a road trip to Coimbatore from Bangalore in a KA-registered car.

Since the KA-registered vehicles are not allowed beyond Attibele, is there any alternate safe route? The date of travel will be 1st Oct 2016.

Any comments on the route - Bangalore-> Kanakapura-> Kollegal-> Chamarajanagar-> Sathyamangalam-> Coimbatore?
Given that next hearing in SC is on 30th September, IMPO, i strongly suggest not to travel in either route on Oct 1st. Better book tatkal tickets in train and travel or postpone the trip, if possible.

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Need some expert advice at this point. Planning for the a road trip to Coimbatore from Bangalore in a KA-registered car.

Since the KA-registered vehicles are not allowed beyond Attibele, is there any alternate safe route? The date of travel will be 1st Oct 2016.

Any comments on the route - Bangalore-> Kanakapura-> Kollegal-> Chamarajanagar-> Sathyamangalam-> Coimbatore?
Considering the prevalent situation, it is advisable not to take out your KA registered car. Better options will be to go by train or book a taxi from Hosur to Coimbatore. For this you need to book a taxi from your home in Bangalore to Attibele, cross the border by walk. May be you can ask the taxi agent in Hosur to pick you at the border.
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Going to Coimbatore tomorrow 4 AM. Planning to take the below route for a change.

Bangalore-> Kanakapura-> Kollegal-> Chamarajanagar-> Bhavanisagar dam-> Coimbatore (https://goo.gl/maps/4NznKGbiofR2)

1. I am very comfortable till Ch. Nagar. How are the road conditions post Ch. Nagar?
2. Google is asking to bypass Sathy and go via Bhavanisagar dam. I also think its a good idea to go via that route so that Kids can have a look at the dam. Any idea on the road conditions and any specific info on what to visit on the dam?

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We are driving to Bengaluru tomorrow; very keen to avoid the the road works in Salem bye-pass. I know that if one takes a route via Tharamangalam one could get on to the NH again at Omalur. But I seek your help where exactly I take the left after Sankagiri and route after that. Last time we did take a left but ended up driving through number of villages having missed one road. Would appreciate if some one share the Google map link which we could follow as we have a few very senior citizens and do not want to wander too much. Thanks very much, cheers
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We are driving to Bengaluru tomorrow; very keen to avoid the the road works in Salem bye-pass. I know that if one takes a route via Tharamangalam one could get on to the NH again at Omalur. But I seek your help where exactly I take the left after Sankagiri and route after that. Last time we did take a left but ended up driving through number of villages having missed one road. Would appreciate if some one share the Google map link which we could follow as we have a few very senior citizens and do not want to wander too much. Thanks very much, cheers

Here is the link : Map

Once you are on Sankari bypass, look for a TATA/Maruti service center direction board on the left side. There are two or three such boards. You need to turn left at the same junction of this service center.
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Arjithin tnx. If I take the first left after CK Bakery, won't it get me directly to SH86? Or there is no left from the NH at that point? Thanks. Cheers
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