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Old 24th October 2011, 22:06   #2851
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..... thanks to a mile long jam at the first toll booth out of Bangalore.....
I also heard from couple of people that there is heavy jam at Hosur road mostly at the tool booths and Attibele, due to heavy traffic to Hosur for cracker purchase.

People heading out of Bangalore via Hosur please take a note.

I am travelling BLR-Kottayam tomorrow evening and is advised to take Varthur-Sarjapur-Bagalur route. Any inputs on this anyone?
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I also heard from couple of people that there is heavy jam at Hosur road mostly at the tool booths and Attibele, due to heavy traffic to Hosur for cracker purchase.

People heading out of Bangalore via Hosur please take a note.

I am travelling BLR-Kottayam tomorrow evening and is advised to take Varthur-Sarjapur-Bagalur route. Any inputs on this anyone?
I did the stretch last month and the road was very bad around bagalur.not sure if its any better now,.
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I did the stretch last month and the road was very bad around bagalur.not sure if its any better now,.
It may be bad, but not as bad as crossing Sarjapur town itself!
The slush due to rain, on the so called by-pass would put moon's surface to shame!

But I thought on an overall basis NH207 was pretty good. That is drive from Sarjapur (after the by-pass)
to Bagalur was pretty smooth. Does the condition you mention between Bagalur and Hosur ? (Thats about 13 km I think)
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I also heard from couple of people that there is heavy jam at Hosur road mostly at the tool booths and Attibele, due to heavy traffic to Hosur for cracker purchase.

People heading out of Bangalore via Hosur please take a note.

I am travelling BLR-Kottayam tomorrow evening and is advised to take Varthur-Sarjapur-Bagalur route. Any inputs on this anyone?
Instead of going towards Bagalur, one more option is to take the Varthur-Sarjapur road and go towards Hosur Road (make a right turn at Sarjapur Police station). When you reach Hosur Road instead of making a left turn towards the toll booths, go straight and then you will find another left turn after a curve (landmark is a temple on right hand side). This will take you towards the TVS factory. After you pass the factory you can again get onto the NH7 (ask anyone on the street if you need help).

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^^^ - At the Attibele junction instead of getting onto Hosur road drive straight while coming from Sarjapur. The road leads you to TVS factory. The road is good, pretty much straight forward and traffic is almost nil till Hosur.
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Old 25th October 2011, 13:21   #2856
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@AstonMartin: checked this route in Google maps. just want to confirm if my understanding below is correct.

From sarjapur straight at attibele jn -> take left after few km to `attibele-rayakottah' road -> take left after few km via `thally' road to Hosur.
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Old 25th October 2011, 18:28   #2857
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I just crossed Hour via sarjapur-bagalur. it took only 1:15 hours from Marthahalli to Hosur.

Around varthur drive was slow then after Sarjapur it was bad road for 1 km (but motorable). otherwise it was not bad since there was no blocks.
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This route can save a lot of kilometers. The last time I went thru this route at least 6-7 months back, it was solid crap and the road work was about to start I guess. Is the condition still pathetic??
This road is in good condition now. I used this route while coming back to Kochi. Looked like it was recently tarred. And yes, it did save a lot of kilometers.
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I am planning to drive back to bangalore from ernakulam on this sunday. Want to avoid night driving in CBR-Avinashi NH47 if I am starting late.

So I am thinking of the following routes.

Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Tiruppur - Chengapalli (NH47)

Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Kangayam - Perundurai (NH47)

So guys, which route is better and how is the condition?
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Cbe avinashi is not that bad for bight driving conditions.Having said that if tou want to take the pollachi route then why dont you do ekm thrissur shoranur chelakara pazhayannur alathur cut across nh47 kollengode pollachi and then onwards to palladam.you would avoid the bad sections between thrissur and vadakencheri ad well.the alternate road is wide with negligible traffic
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So I am thinking of the following routes.
Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Tiruppur - Chengapalli (NH47)
Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Kangayam - Perundurai (NH47)

So guys, which route is better and how is the condition?
Off the two the second one is better. I hope you are aware of where all to take the turns so that you dont lose your way. At night it would be difficult to find someone to guide you. Use that second option with modifications Ranjit suggested.


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Cbe avinashi is not that bad for bight driving conditions.
@Rajan, Do take into account what Ranjit mentions on the above point. If you are not aware of routes at night, it would be difficult to find your way through Pollachi (Though roads on that option are brilliant all the way up Perundurai).
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Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Tiruppur - Chengapalli (NH47)

Vadakkencherry - Pollachi - Palladam - Kangayam - Perundurai (NH47)

So guys, which route is better and how is the condition?
Between these 2 options, second one would be better since roads in and around Tiruppur are bad. Also, be careful not to miss the turns if you're driving in the night !
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Driving B'lore to Haripad (Alappuzha) tomorrow.
Planning to take Salem-Coimbatore-Palakkad-Thrissur per the recent post here.
Hopefully the recent rain has not played havoc on NH 47.
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Update from last Tuesday.
No major issues due to recent rains. However you can expect bad roads at 3 places: Avinashi-Coimbatore bypass, Coimbatore-walayar, Kuthiran section btw Palakkad & Thrissur.
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I did Bangalore - Allepey via Coimbatore- Pallakad- thrisur-Cochin this saturday.Overall decent roads except for Avinashi-Coimbatore bypass-walayar. I was able to cover the distance in 9.5 hrs with 1 HR break.
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