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Old 6th August 2013, 20:48   #5446
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Any information on the condition of Mysore - Gundulpet - Muthanga - Sulthan Bathery - Kalpetta road to Wayanad? Please share if you have the information.
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Any information on the condition of Mysore - Gundulpet - Muthanga - Sulthan Bathery - Kalpetta road
The last time I travelled was before rains and then roads were good. You can get better idea on this thread : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...-query-17.html
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The last time I travelled was before rains and then roads were good.
They were good in early July too. But since then, a lot of water had flowed down the Periyar. I have to go to Calicut again this coming weekend (8th or 9th) and would like an up-to-date update. Should I drive or spend $$$ on an air ticket?
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They were good in early July too. But since then, a lot of water had flowed down the Periyar. I have to go to Calicut again this coming weekend (8th or 9th) and would like an up-to-date update. Should I drive or spend $$$ on an air ticket?
Mysore batheri kozhikode hasnt been affected greatly.you are good to drive
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Any information on the condition of Mysore - Gundulpet - Muthanga - Sulthan Bathery - Kalpetta road to Wayanad? Please share if you have the information.
The roads are good all the way. Be careful after crossing Bathery, there are some occasional potholes. Be careful at the Bandipur forest section as there are some unmarked speed breakers and cuts. The speed breakers between Nanjangun and Gundlupet are too high and you should be careful if you are in a low GC car.
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Old 7th August 2013, 12:24   #5451
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Am travelling to ramapuram near palai in kottayam on friday ,saw from the tv news that the roads near palai are water logged,can anyone from there confirm this?also is there any route which is clear for me to do the trip.Any help highly appreciated.
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udumulpet-munnar road is closed afaik due to a landslide at nyamakadu- marayoor.there is an update in this thread or in the munnar thread.No news if its open now or not.
Got an update from a person in Marayur. The road between Udumalpet to Munnar is blocked after Marayur. Due to heavy rains, there were landslides at many places. There was a news article on a Tamil daily to avoid travel to Munnar.

Even Udumalpet to Kandhalur/Kanthalloor route is also facing the same problem.

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Hi Jacs

Thanks for the useful update.
Is the Kuttikanam-Kumily strech on the KK road not motorable now, that your friend used the detour route to Cumbam?
I am driving on this strech tommorow, your update on this will help.

Hi pkumar,

Nothing much to worry about Kuttikkanam - Kumily as updated earlier. Expect few rough stretches but very much motorable. My friend had to stay a night with his relatives in Kattappana else he would have taken Kumily route only.
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Water has receded from almost all the roads in and around Pala and is further receding. Transportation is normal since yesterday afternoon.
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Whats the latest status of Ernakulam- Alleppey- Kollam- Trivandrum?

Intend driving to Kollam this weekend and then further to trivandrum.
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Whats the latest status of Ernakulam- Alleppey- Kollam- Trivandrum?

Intend driving to Kollam this weekend and then further to trivandrum.
ernakulam - alleppey : The four lane till cherthala has a few bad spots, these bad spots are tire / rim killers. From cherthala till about 5kms until you reach the alleppey first bridge the roads are ok with a bit of bad stretches. From 5kms before the first bridge until you cross the town, the road are non existent a lot of roads are closed and diversions all over the place expect to loose a lot of time.

Allepey - kollam : Until you reach the ambalapuzha ROB you will have lot of potholes. From ambalapuzha the roads get better till you enter kollam district. The roads are good in kollam. you can make good progress in this stretch. Once you hit the kollam town, depending on the time of the day, you will be stuck in the traffic to cross the iron bridge. At peak traffic times expect to loose a good 30 minutes here. If you know the kollam bypass via the ksrtc stand take that route to have a smoother drive with lesser traffic.

Kollam - trivandrum : roads do not have much potholes and they are ok. Expect good traffic at attingal. loose 15 minutes in traffic jam here. From attingal it is ok till kaniyapuram. From kaniyapuram onwards expect hell in terms of road and traffic till your destination.
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Whats the latest status of Ernakulam- Alleppey- Kollam- Trivandrum?

Intend driving to Kollam this weekend and then further to trivandrum.
Potholed and rough as can be expected.a friend did the stretch in 4hrs.A little before Ambalapuzha to a little after alapuzha there is hardly any road is what he said.Cherthala potholed.Kollam-tvm rough.

an alternate and no/LESS potholed routes would be:

http://goo.gl/maps/8QMNs and http://goo.gl/maps/7vVMG
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I am planning a drive this weekend to 4 temples in Kerala.,,,,
I was able to visit Thriprayar, Vanjikalam(Kodungallur) and Irinjalakuda(Koodal Manikyam).

The route is as what Ranjitp1 gave: Kollengode-Alathur-Chelakkara-Wadakkencherry- Thrissur- Thriprayar.

Road condition excellent(by KL standards).

Then proceeded down the NH17 and reached Kodungallur, and then took the Thrissur road to get to Irinjalakuda.

From there, went eastward to join NH47(sarcasm intended), because my folks were eager to travel through Kuthiran. I could make it from Mannuthy to Vadakkencherry in about 1 hour, although

1) I scraped the sump guard once, in a deep pothole(the vehicle is a Tavera)
2) Narrow miss with a Verna, which was overtaking a truck in a blind corner.
3) Missed to avoid a big pothole, took it at good speeds. Might need to do wheel alignment.

It hadn't rained much, and the pothole was not filled with water, so it was easy to gauge the depth, otherwise it would have taken more time.

The mileage recorded was 16.66 kmpl, not bad for KL traffic and the broken Kuthiran road, no AC used.

PS1: Ranjithp1, SNR was not open in the morning, so had to content myself with the chips at the usual shop at Vadakkenchery.

PS2: From Thrissur, i prodeeded towards joining NH17, but even before that i saw a board indicating a left to Thriprayar. I proceeded in that direction and witnessed this:
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Friends, I am travelling from Guruvayoor (Kerala) to Bangalore next week. I heard that NH47 between Thrissur and Palakkad is in deplorable state. I have planned to take the following route as this has better roads:
Guruvayoor(KL) --> Shoranur(KL) --> Chelakara(KL) --> Nenmara(KL) --> Pollachi(TN) --> Palladum(TN) --> Tirupur (TN) --> Salem (TN) --> Dharmapuri (TN) --> Bangalore (KA)

This has an overall distance of around 520 Km. I came to know that the second better option is the Nilambur --> Gudlur --> Bandipur --> Mysore --> BLR route(which is around 390 Km).
Please let me know which is the best option ? Please suggest if there are any better options.
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Travelled Kochi - Muvattupuzha - Thodupuzha - Moolamattom yesterday. All good roads and no water logging issues as hyped by news. Its still raining in Idukki district and inner roads are blocked due to small landslides in many places. Erattupetta - Vagamon area is to be alert still.
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