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Old 17th August 2012, 13:35   #3976
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If you want to take the CBE side and still avoid Kuthiran/Walayar, the best option to Kottayam is :

Salem-Perundurai-Kangeyam-Palladam-Pollachi-Kollegode-Alathur-Pazhyannur-Vadakkaachary-Trichur (bypass) - Angamaly-Muvattupuzha-Kottayam

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This would add about 50 km extra. But mostly hassle free drive.
I'll be travelling to Mavelikara from Bangalore this Monday (20th August).
Plan to leave Bangalore around 4Am.
Does anyone know the latest update on the road condition between Palakkad and Trichur ( Kuthiran )?
Considering that I'm also travelling with two kids in my Getz, would you suggest the above route as suggested by Ampere (bypassing walayar and kuthiran)?
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I'll be travelling to Mavelikara from Bangalore this Monday (20th August).
Plan to leave Bangalore around 4Am.
Does anyone know the latest update on the road condition between Palakkad and Trichur ( Kuthiran )?
Considering that I'm also travelling with two kids in my Getz, would you suggest the above route as suggested by Ampere (bypassing walayar and kuthiran)?
Thanks in advance!
Kuthiran is hopeless Im informed.

Either you take the Pollachi route to avoid walayar and kuthiran all together, OR if you come through Walayar, get to Mannuthy through the Ottapalam route.

Do Not take kuthiran
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Kuthiran is hopeless Im informed.

Either you take the Pollachi route to avoid walayar and kuthiran all together, OR if you come through Walayar, get to Mannuthy through the Ottapalam route.

Do Not take kuthiran
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Read a couple of days back that they have started tarring Kuthiran, is the condition still hopeless?
Also, if I take the Pollachi route, how long will it take for me to reach Mannuthy, and what will be the time difference when compared to NH47?
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Thanks,
Read a couple of days back that they have started tarring Kuthiran, is the condition still hopeless?
Also, if I take the Pollachi route, how long will it take for me to reach Mannuthy, and what will be the time difference when compared to NH47?

I havent travelled that route, cos my travel ends in the rice bowl of kerala, Palakkad

But quoting from what @ranjitp1 posted a couple of posts back, " Kollengode is another 45mins from Pollachi,Alathur in 30mins from Kollengode,Pazhyannur in 30mins from Alathur,Wadakancheri in 75mins from Pazhyannur,Thrissur in 40mins from Wadakancheri.
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Thanks,
Read a couple of days back that they have started tarring Kuthiran, is the condition still hopeless?
Also, if I take the Pollachi route, how long will it take for me to reach Mannuthy, and what will be the time difference when compared to NH47?
As far as I understand, the problem in Kuthiran is the huge craters and trucks breaking down falling into them. Now the taring work is being done, the 2-3 hours jams may not happen. In that case, the Pollachi route joining back on NH47 in Vadakkenchery could be a better option.

Also, its a good idea to avoid Walayar as there could be blocks due to the heavy truck movement.

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Can someone suggest any good restaurant with clean toilets between Pollachi and Vadakkencherry?
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Can someone suggest any good restaurant with clean toilets between Pollachi and Vadakkencherry?
You would find small wayside restaurants,but nothing big between Pollachi and Vadakkencheri.Once you rejoin the NH47 at Vadakkencheri you have plenty of restaurants at that point.There is Aryas,Diana and a couple more of them.IMO "Clean toilets" is a problem in any restaurant in Kerala.Even the majority of the best of restaurants cannot showcase a clean toilet even though we are tagged as God's own country!


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As far as I understand, the problem in Kuthiran is the huge craters and trucks breaking down falling into them. Now the taring work is being done, the 2-3 hours jams may not happen. In that case, the Pollachi route joining back on NH47 in Vadakkenchery could be a better option.

Also, its a good idea to avoid Walayar as there could be blocks due to the heavy truck movement.
IMHO taking the NH47 between Palakkad and Thrissur till such time(read that as years) that the 4 laning work is completed should be a very bad idea.Why would anyone want to waste time negotiating such a lousy highway road when an excellent and wide Palakkad-Ottapalam-Shoranur-Wadakancheri-Thrissur is readily available.Also it would make sense to completely avoid Walayar till Onam gets over as truck traffic carrying goods for the festive season is going to be very high at the CP.
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You would find small wayside restaurants,but nothing big between Pollachi and Vadakkencheri.Once you rejoin the NH47 at Vadakkencheri you have plenty of restaurants at that point.There is Aryas,Diana and a couple more of them.IMO "Clean toilets" is a problem in any restaurant in Kerala.Even the majority of the best of restaurants cannot showcase a clean toilet even though we are tagged as God's own country!
So for a 4 Am Bangalore start, where do you suggest that we take the first break?
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So for a 4 Am Bangalore start, where do you suggest that we take the first break?
4am BLR,should see you reaching Salem by 7am.If you are in a mood to splurge,you have GRT Estancia to your left at Salem.Then you have Annamalakshmi to your right approx 80kms from Salem and Aaryas also slightly before this.After this you have Rajabhojanam just before the L&T bypass at coimbatore.
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So for a 4 Am Bangalore start, where do you suggest that we take the first break?
I normally stop at the Sri Saravana Bhavan hotel at about 25 kms from Salem bye-pass end. It is on the left side of the road and food is pretty good with good parking and decent rest room facilities.
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I normally stop at the Sri Saravana Bhavan hotel at about 25 kms from Salem bye-pass end. It is on the left side of the road and food is pretty good with good parking and decent rest room facilities.
Any nearby landmarks for this ? Is it after the Vinayaka mission's series of colleges on Salem byepass ?

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Then you have Annamalakshmi to your right approx 80kms from Salem
If I remember correctly, When going from Bangalore, Annalaksmi is on the left side just after one of the Perundurai left turnoffs and Aryaas is on the right side a little ahead.

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Any nearby landmarks for this ? Is it after the Vinayaka mission's series of colleges on Salem byepass ?

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Yes. It is after Vinayaka colleges, about 2 kms before the Sankagiri/Vaikuntam toll plaza. See the link of the map below.

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If I remember correctly, When going from Bangalore, Annalaksmi is on the left side just after one of the Perundurai left turnoffs
and Aryaas is on the right side a little ahead.
While driving towards CBE:

After you cross the first Perundurai exit and take the bypass, you would see Aryas on the right.
Then you hit the second exit to the town and immediately you see Annalakshmi on your left.

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While driving towards CBE:

After you cross the first Perundurai exit and take the bypass, you would see Aryas on the left.
Then you hit the second exit to the town and immediately you see Annalakshmi on your left.
Are you sure that Aryas is on the left? Have seen a big one on the right.

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Are you sure that Aryas is on the left? Have seen a big one on the right.
Thanks. That was a typo. I corrected the post.
Aryas is on the right as you mentioned.
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