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Old 24th November 2014, 17:58   #151
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also does the NICE road start from the electronic city flyover itself. how far is the exit ramp to NICE road from the start of the flyover (just so that i don't miss it)
Its pretty simple. After you enter Karnataka, you will pay toll at Attibele and continue. After this you will hit the First Traffic Signal (Huskur Gate).

There is no entry from the Signal to the service road.

So continue straight after this signal, you will spot the toll booth.

Simply pass this toll booth from its left and you will automatically get onto service lane.

Continue on this service lane for almost 3/4th of a Km and you hit another Traffic Signal.

Just proceed on the service lane after this signal and you will see the entry ramp for NICE.
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Old 29th November 2014, 09:52   #152
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No way! Its way too long and also its a BIG round about. And last you dont want to take the NH17 esp in Kerala where its only traffic and less of fun.
Looks like I need to go via Calicut. Need to meet my sister in Calicut, she will be joining me from there. I am expecting a lot of traffic now due to Sabarimala season
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Old 29th November 2014, 10:35   #153
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Looks like I need to go via Calicut. Need to meet my sister in Calicut, she will be joining me from there. I am expecting a lot of traffic now due to Sabarimala season
Till Calicut you are still OK. But then Mysore does not form a logical break point and drving to Calicut one shot is also not possible. Nevertheless, break at Mysore and start very early the next to beat the Waynad traffic.

But yes, down south of Calicut expect heavy traffic. Nh17 is typically brimming with vehicles. You should do:

Calicut-Kottakkal-Kuttipuram-Eddapal-Kunnamkulam bypass -Trichur-Angamaly-Ernakulam.

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Old 1st December 2014, 10:50   #154
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I did the Pala- Mumbai route over the weekend and took the same route as was suggested by Ampere. The roads are good except for the part between Kolhapur and Pune. This is broken and there are many diversions for the under-construction flyovers. total distance was 1630 odd kms (door to door). I will update on the toll amount paid once i gather all the receipts.
I broke the journey at Chitradurga, after around 810Km and spend the night in Ravi Mayur on the side of the highway. Naveen didn't have any single rooms and double room price was not making sense for me for a 9-10 hour halt. Ravi Mayur is strictly ok. It took me around 13 hours 15 minutes to cover this distance with 3 breaks (total time around 90 minutes. Started at around 5.20 a.m and reached chitradurga by 6.35.

The next day i started at around 5.35 a.m. and was home by 5.25 p.m. It took me 11 hours 50 minutes to cover the 820k.m. Again took 3 breaks (total time would be around 100 minutes) and also lost around 30 extra minutes at Vashi toll gate due to some work going on on the bridge

A big thanks to Ampere and also to Parag for the easy to follow steps as how to enter NICE road in bangalore. If anyone has any specific question on the route please do let me know
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Total Amount of Toll paid was INR. 1632. I am hereby attaching a chart which gives the breakup of the toll statewise and also the time (as per toll receipt) when i passed the respective toll booths. This should give anyone an approximate idea about the time required between places (i had taken a few break in between so there will be a skew in those cases)

Date Time State Place Amount
29/11/14 6.59 Kerala Thrissur 65
29/11/14 11.09 TN Kumarapalayam 50
29/11/14 11.46 TN Salem 55
29/11/14 12.25 TN Omalur 71
29/11/14 13.24 TN Krishnagiri 88
29/11/14 14.11 TN Krishnagiri 60
29/11/14 14.49 Karnataka Attibele 25
29/11/14 15.34 Karnataka NICE 155
29/11/14 16.35 Karnataka 20
29/11/14 17.35 Karnataka Karjeevanhally 55
29/11/14 18.25 Karnataka Guilalu 55
29/11/14 16.4 Karnataka Nelamangala 18
30/11/14 6.01 Karnataka Hebbalu 70
30/11/14 6.31 Karnataka Chalageri 95
30/11/14 7.19 Karnataka Bankapur 65
30/11/14 8.02 Karnataka Hubli-dharwad 50
30/11/14 8.46 Karnataka Belgaum 80
30/11/14 9.49 Karnataka Hattagiri 15
30/11/14 10.17 Karnataka Kognoli 35
30/11/14 10.59 Maharashtra Kini 70
30/11/14 11.45 Maharashtra Tasawade 70
30/11/14 12.42 Maharashtra Anewadi 55
30/11/14 13.41 Maharashtra Khedhivapur 80
30/11/14 14.39 Maharashtra Expressway 195
30/11/14 16.22 Maharashtra Vashi 35
Total 1632
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The Nemmara road is the one you should take to Kollegode. The idea is to stay away from NH47 as much as a possible around CBE/Palakkad/Trichur.
What is the present condition of this sector on NH47?
Should I avoid this and go by Wadakkanchery- Chelakkara- Nenmara-kollengode-pollachi -peundurai-salem?

Tomorrow I am travelling to Mumbai from Cochin.
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What is the present condition of this sector on NH47?
Should I avoid this and go by Wadakkanchery- Chelakkara- Nenmara-kollengode-pollachi -peundurai-salem?

Tomorrow I am travelling to Mumbai from Cochin.
Continue with the same option.

Trichur-Vaddekkenchery-Nemmara-Kollengode-Pollachi-Palladam-Mangalam-Avinashi-Perindurai-Salem

Trichur-Palakkad-CBE seems to be in the same state. Worth avoiding.
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But is it necessary to go via Thrissur- Wadakkanchery- chelakkara or direct vadakkancherry from Mannothy?
I think the second option will be better as we can avoid passing throughThrissur town.
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But is it necessary to go via Thrissur- Wadakkanchery- chelakkara or direct vadakkancherry from Mannothy?
I think the second option will be better as we can avoid passing throughThrissur town.
Sorry. Trichur was just a mention for point. When you are on NH47, you hit Trichur bypass. There on to Mannuthy-Vadakkenchery (and not Wadakkanchery). Here at Vaddakkenchery you exit the NH to go to Kollegode.

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Please note there is Vadakkenchery and there is Wadakkanchery. Both are different. The first one is on NH47 while the second is not. It is on CBE-Palakkad-TVM rail network.

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Thanks a lot. I will stick to the mentioned route. Will update once I come back.
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Returned from a road trip to Mumbai from Cochin last week. The road conditions and traffic were as expected.
Route selected:

Thrissur-vadakkenchery-nenmara-kollengode-pollachi-palladam-avinashi-Bangalore.

Just near Pollachi a road bridge work is taking place.So had to take a diversion.
Pune-kolhapur sector is bad with road works going on at many places and hence many diversions. You have to pay the toll though the work is under going. Couldn't find the logic in it.
Returned on the same route. Same conditions.
Thrissur-Vadakkenchery stretch is also horrible with two lane roads and also due to the presence of killer private buses plying on that route.
Stayed at Chitradurga on the Onward trip and at Tumkur on the return trip.
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Hi, Has someone this group made any recent trips to Kerala? from Mumbai? Wanted to check if the Coimbatore Palakkad roads are any better now? Or is still Pollachi-Dindidul the most preferred route? I am planning to drive down to Kerala starting 22nd Aug. Any information will be helpful. Many thanks in advance
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Hi, Has someone this group made any recent trips to Kerala? from Mumbai? Wanted to check if the Coimbatore Palakkad roads are any better now? Or is still Pollachi-Dindidul the most preferred route? I am planning to drive down to Kerala starting 22nd Aug. Any information will be helpful. Many thanks in advance
For Palakkad-Coimbatore road conditions, you can refer this thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ds-kerala.html (All Roads to Kerala)

This post has all details

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3770448 (All Roads to Kerala)
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Hello

I am planning Mumbai-Palakkad (again) this year. Last time, the night halt was Hubli(The Hans). This Hotel is in the city and it takes almost an hour(bad traffic) to reach from the Highway. This time, I wish to either stay at a Hotel near/on the Highway in or around Hubli OR in Davangere. Any decent family friendly hotel in and around the Highway in Davangere?

Moreover, last time we had to travel for quite some time in a single lane road leading to/away from Hubli? Is this stretch avoidable as I will prefer to stick to the highway throughout?

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This time, I wish to either stay at a Hotel near/on the Highway in or around Hubli OR in Davangere. Any decent family friendly hotel in and around the Highway in Davangere?
See this post with regards to a good hotel in Davanagere

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post3941409

The other one is Sankam in Belgaum.

Hubli bypass is a single lane road for about 40-45km.
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