Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th October 2013, 23:27   #5836
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,349
Thanked: 8,166 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
Has anybody taken the Bangalore-Kanakapura-Chamrajnagar-Sathy-CBE route recently? Any updates on the condition of the road would be great. I am planning to drive down from BLR to Thrissur through this route on Friday. I am confused between going via Kanakapura or Mysore - but going via Sathy is more or less sure (just for that relaxed drive).
Check Bangalore-CBE thread. NH209 is good on the whole. If you are not taking 4-lane, it HAS to be Kanakapura road.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 07:36   #5837
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 301
Thanked: 98 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacs View Post
Check Lakeshore Inn, Hotel Ambadi etc as you should get very decent stay for 1-1.5K. Try advance booking if its on a weekend.

Also most of the lodges in 600-800 per room in Kumily are decent for bachelor accommodation as updated by a friend who lives in Kumily.
Thanks for the info Jacs. I've stayed in Ambadi before and its a nice choice.
But I actually wanted to check if there is any place we can halt between Pamba and Thekkadi/Kumily.
nfsfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 09:50   #5838
Senior - BHPian
 
silversteed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PGT//BLR//STR
Posts: 1,966
Thanked: 1,373 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
Has anybody taken the Bangalore-Kanakapura-Chamrajnagar-Sathy-CBE route recently?
I'd posted an update here (All Roads to Kerala)

I drove about 20km less, door-to-door, compared to the Salem-Avinashi route, but took me an hour longer too, thanks to the traffic.
silversteed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 09:55   #5839
Senior - BHPian
 
jacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kochi
Posts: 1,443
Thanked: 706 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by nfsfreak View Post
Thanks for the info Jacs. I've stayed in Ambadi before and its a nice choice.
But I actually wanted to check if there is any place we can halt between Pamba and Thekkadi/Kumily.
Then Mundakkayam is a choice. Room rents would be lesser too.

Also there are couple of hotels on the way between Vandiperiyar and Kuttikkanam. Not sure of the rates though being focused on tourists.
jacs is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 10:05   #5840
Senior - BHPian
 
binaiks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL-47 // KA-51
Posts: 1,719
Thanked: 815 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Check Bangalore-CBE thread. NH209 is good on the whole. If you are not taking 4-lane, it HAS to be Kanakapura road.
Thanks for the header Ampere. Got to know that there is a good hotel in Sathy - surely helps in planning my breaks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversteed View Post
Started from Bangalore at 12 o'clock, and got home at 9 o'clock. About an hour wasted inside Bangalore city limits, and also for filling up. Then, a half-an-hour break at a small hotel in Chamarajanagar - for tea and a phone call. Another half an hour lost for a break at Karumathampetty. Probably, I would've taken about 6 hours for driving. Total distance travelled is only about 400km as against the 430km via Salem. Is this route worth the reduced distance? Probably not. Is this route good for driving? Hell yes, if we start very early in the morning
Quote:
Originally Posted by silversteed View Post
I'd posted an update here (All Roads to Kerala)

I drove about 20km less, door-to-door, compared to the Salem-Avinashi route, but took me an hour longer too, thanks to the traffic.
Thanks Silversteed. I plan to leave home quite early - say around 5AM or so. I guess the Kanakapura-Kollegal-Sathy route might be okay then. The trip would be either tomorrow morning or sunday morning.
binaiks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 10:06   #5841
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 301
Thanked: 98 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacs View Post
Then Mundakkayam is a choice. Room rents would be lesser too.

Also there are couple of hotels on the way between Vandiperiyar and Kuttikkanam. Not sure of the rates though being focused on tourists.
Thats cool info.
Plan to leave Bangalore by 2 PM, So I would plan my night halt in
Thekkady. While returing from Pamba (would leave by 8 PM tentatively), I would check Mundakkayam for night halt.

Thanks Jacs.
nfsfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 14:40   #5842
Senior - BHPian
 
coolclouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Garden City
Posts: 1,787
Thanked: 505 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks

Thanks Silversteed. I plan to leave home quite early - say around 5AM or so. I guess the Kanakapura-Kollegal-Sathy route might be okay then. The trip would be either tomorrow morning or sunday morning.
Nothing to worry if you start at 5am. Eateries are very limited and I don't remember anything even in Satyamangalam. Better stick on to Nagarjuna.

Since you would be passing through Kovai by noon, Annur - Karumathampatty should be easy. You may plan for lunch after Coimbatore.
coolclouds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 14:42   #5843
Senior - BHPian
 
binaiks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL-47 // KA-51
Posts: 1,719
Thanked: 815 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolclouds View Post
Since you would be passing through Kovai by noon, Annur - Karumathampatty should be easy. You may plan for lunch after Coimbatore.
I'd be entering Coimbatore town for some other purpose - so lunch from there, and then proceed home. I did my schooling in Coimbatore, and I'd love to see my school once again
binaiks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 14:56   #5844
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,102 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

What will be the best route to Ooty from Thrissur, If i start by tomorrow 1PM from Thrissur town ?
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 15:00   #5845
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Rajeevraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,169
Thanked: 7,539 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
Thanks Silversteed. I plan to leave home quite early - say around 5AM or so. I guess the Kanakapura-Kollegal-Sathy route might be okay then. The trip would be either tomorrow morning or sunday morning.
Just a comment. For one of my Calicut trips I left around 5 and took Kanakpura route. What I found is that at this time, there are a large number of trucks and mini lorries headed towards Bangalore. So between Bangalore and Kanakpura, driving was quite uncomfortable due to the steady stream of such lorries on high beam. Post Kanakpura roads were deserted.

Its more of a discomfort. I had assumed Kanakpura Road would be totally deserted at 5am and was kind of surprised.
Rajeevraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 15:05   #5846
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,349
Thanked: 8,166 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by foby.sebastian View Post
What will be the best route to Ooty from Thrissur, If i start by tomorrow 1PM from Thrissur town ?
I would put it to ~7 hours. (250km) Thanks to ghats and traffic. I hope the Palakkad-Walayar-CBE stretch is easy. This about 30-40km more than the option of going via CBE city. Trichur-Shoranur-Ottapalam-Pallakad-CBE By-pass-Karumathampatti-Annur-Mettupalayam-Ooty.

The option via Nilambur/Gudalur is about 210km (as I see in Google) but I am sure it would take more time thanks to twisty roads.
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 15:36   #5847
Senior - BHPian
 
silversteed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PGT//BLR//STR
Posts: 1,966
Thanked: 1,373 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
Thanks Silversteed. I plan to leave home quite early - say around 5AM or so. I guess the Kanakapura-Kollegal-Sathy route might be okay then. The trip would be either tomorrow morning or sunday morning.
I guess so too, but I don't know about the truck traffic that could slow you down on 2-lane roads.

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolclouds View Post
Nothing to worry if you start at 5am. Eateries are very limited and I don't remember anything even in Satyamangalam. Better stick on to Nagarjuna.
That's a caveat - not a single decent hotel (or rest-rooms) on the entire route except Nagarjuna (or was it Nijaguna?). This route can be a bit taxing for womenfolk on that count
silversteed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 15:38   #5848
Senior - BHPian
 
binaiks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL-47 // KA-51
Posts: 1,719
Thanked: 815 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversteed View Post
That's a caveat - not a single decent hotel (or rest-rooms) on the entire route except Nagarjuna (or was it Nijaguna?). This route can be a bit taxing for womenfolk on that count
On the Bangalore-Coimbatore thread, they talk about a hotel called "Ramavilas" at Sathy - quite a lot of people referred to that hotel. It seems its at Sathy, opposite the police station. I was thinking of taking a risk and heading there without stopping elsewhere enroute. Anyways, its a solo drive.
binaiks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 17:53   #5849
Senior - BHPian
 
silversteed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PGT//BLR//STR
Posts: 1,966
Thanked: 1,373 Times
Default Re: All Roads to Kerala

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
On the Bangalore-Coimbatore thread, they talk about a hotel called "Ramavilas" at Sathy - quite a lot of people referred to that hotel. It seems its at Sathy, opposite the police station. I was thinking of taking a risk and heading there without stopping elsewhere enroute. Anyways, its a solo drive.
Maybe we didn't notice it! Do update your experience on this route.

***

Anyone has updates on Attibele-Rayakkottai-Dharmapuri-Mettur-Bhavani route? I'm wondering if I can avoid the known bottlenecks such as the checkpost at Zuzuwadi, the diversion mess at Hosur and the peak evening traffic at Salem. Or the NH-7/NH-47 throughout would be faster? Planning to leave Koramangala at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon tomorrow, and want to be in Palakkad as early as possible.
silversteed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2013, 18:03   #5850
Senior - BHPian
 
coolclouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Garden City
Posts: 1,787
Thanked: 505 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversteed


Anyone has updates on Attibele-Rayakkottai-Dharmapuri-Mettur-Bhavani route? I'm wondering if I can avoid the known bottlenecks such as the checkpost at Zuzuwadi, the diversion mess at Hosur and the peak evening traffic at Salem. Or the NH-7/NH-47 throughout would be faster? Planning to leave Koramangala at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon tomorrow, and want to be in Palakkad as early as possible.
Hosur - Rayakottai - Palacode - Dharmapuri in excellent condition as on last Friday.

Attibelle - TVS - Rayakottai route also should be fine compared to Hosur mess.

I took Mettur route some 6 months back and its much slower than NH due to towns and local traffic.

I think Salem route would be the fastest one even at peak hours. You may consider Omallur route to save two tolls and few kms, but running time would be more or less same.
coolclouds is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trivandrum - Kasargode - Mangalore - Kollur :: Kerala Roads - An update convivial Travelogues 26 6th September 2016 15:46
Kerala: Speed limit on highways and 4-lane roads revised darklord Street Experiences 39 11th February 2016 08:31
Horrible private bus drivers in Kerala roads Traxter Street Experiences 33 9th December 2014 16:43
Idukki-Kerala's best driving roads? rippergeo Travelogues 103 7th June 2012 06:29
Kerala Roads - Unimaginably Pitiable condition emkay456 Street Experiences 30 1st February 2008 20:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:03.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks