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Old 25th January 2014, 19:13   #6436
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Personally for me,I take the Pollachi route(Perundurai-Kangayam-Palladam-Pollachi-Govindapuram-Kollengode-Pallassana-Alathur town-Pazhayannur-Wadakancheri-Thrissur-NH47) .
Ranjit - Please help me here , google map showed me a route from Perundurai -Tiruppur and then to palladam .

Any idea of this route ? Do you suggest to take the Kangayam route ?

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Old 25th January 2014, 19:21   #6437
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Ranjit - Please help me here , google map showed me a route from Perundurai -Tiruppur and then to palladam .

Any idea of this route ? Do you suggest to take the Kangayam route ?

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Dont take the route via Tiruppur.From perundurai go via Kangayam-palladam.


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Old 25th January 2014, 22:32   #6438
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Ranjit - Please help me here , google map showed me a route from Perundurai -Tiruppur and then to palladam .

Any idea of this route ? Do you suggest to take the Kangayam route ?

Thanks
If you plan to take this route during day time, you can as well try Perundurai-Avninashi-Mangalam-Palladam-Pollachi. A small pain to be endured around Mangalam station due to railway over bridge construction. But otherwise a very good option.
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Old 26th January 2014, 11:50   #6439
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Travelled to Devagiri(Kozhikode) yesterday and returned on the same day. 204kms one way. road conditions are good all the way.
started at 4.30AM from Muvattupuzha and reached Medical college junction at 8.10AM. it took 3.45 hours only due to vacant roads. while returning started at 2.30PM and reached around 7.15PM with heavy traffic all the way. but, we reached Thrissur by 5.20PM and then onwards it was slow driving. saw that speed cameras are installed in Malabar routes also.
took the Thalore-Ollur-west fort-punkunnam route in the morning and while returning took Punkunnam-Patturaikkal-cheumbukkave-eastfort-Kuttanellur-NH route.
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Muvattupuzha-Thrissur-•Kechery-Akkikkavu•-Edappal-Kuttippuram-•Moodal-Kanjippura•-Changuvetty-Ramanattukara-Thondayad jn-Devagiri
took Kunnamkulam bypass through Kechery-Pannithadam-Akkikkavu which is in good condition but a bit bumpy drive.
also, at Moodal near Kuttippuram took the route to reach Kanjippura bypassing Valanchery. this route is narrow and bumpy road with no levelling done.
thanks for the route suggestions @ranjitp1 and others.
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what is the best route from Muvattupuzha to Devagiri near Kozhikode considering road conditions and traffic?

Google maps is showing
Muvattupuzha-Angamaly-Thrissur-Edappal-Ramanattukara bypass-Pantheerankavu-Devagiri is the route shown.
http://goo.gl/maps/8vGd7

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Old 26th January 2014, 22:06   #6440
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Did Palakkad -Rajakkad [near Munnar] today. Roads beyond Neriyamangalam is in bad state. After Iruttukanam the roads get worst all the way to Ellakkal via Kunchithanni.

Planning a Velankanni trip tomorrow. Planning an early morning start and hope the Bodimettu -Theni stretch is fine as the stretch was not open to traffic, few months ago due to the road widening work.

Any update on the Bodimettu-Theni stretch?
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Planning a Velankanni trip tomorrow. Planning an early morning start and hope the Bodimettu -Theni stretch is fine as the stretch was not open to traffic, few months ago due to the road widening work.

Any update on the Bodimettu-Theni stretch?
Came back from velankanni
  • Theni -bodimettu in bad shape
    To velankanni the regular route via Thiruvarur is reccomended over the one via madinagudi
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Old 28th January 2014, 22:48   #6442
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For a trip to Calicut - weekday 2pm start (near Indiranagar) which of these would be better ?

a) Kanakapura-Kollegal-Chamrajnagar (NH209)-Gundlupet
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b) Mysore (SH17 Mysore Road)-Nanjangud-Gundlupet
*Planning to take Koramangala-Silk Board-Hosur Road-NICE Road route so access to route a) or b) should not be an issue.

Prefer to avoid dense traffic, can compromise on food breaks, etc
Having traveled on the NH209 route earlier, I've almost decided on it but only concern being possibility of having to drive in evening hours/darkness.

May not be an issue if I can reach Gundlupet by 6 or 6.30pm, possible ?
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For a trip to Calicut - weekday 2pm start (near Indiranagar) which of these would be better ?

a) Kanakapura-Kollegal-Chamrajnagar (NH209)-Gundlupet
OR
b) Mysore (SH17 Mysore Road)-Nanjangud-Gundlupet
*Planning to take Koramangala-Silk Board-Hosur Road-NICE Road route so access to route a) or b) should not be an issue.

Prefer to avoid dense traffic, can compromise on food breaks, etc
Having traveled on the NH209 route earlier, I've almost decided on it but only concern being possibility of having to drive in evening hours/darkness.

May not be an issue if I can reach Gundlupet by 6 or 6.30pm, possible ?
For a 2 pm start , kanakpura route would be better. It typically takes 3.5 hours from nice road junction to gundlepet via kanakpura. So if you exit nice road by 2.30 - 3 you should be able to reach gundlepet by 6-6.30.
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With a 2 PM start You will cross Gundulpet before dark. Also, road towards Gundulpet is bit bad, Will be better to cross it before dark else too.
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For a trip to Calicut - weekday 2pm start (near Indiranagar) which of these would be better ?

a) Kanakapura-Kollegal-Chamrajnagar (NH209)-Gundlupet
OR
b) Mysore (SH17 Mysore Road)-Nanjangud-Gundlupet
*Planning to take Koramangala-Silk Board-Hosur Road-NICE Road route so access to route a) or b) should not be an issue.

Prefer to avoid dense traffic, can compromise on food breaks, etc
Having traveled on the NH209 route earlier, I've almost decided on it but only concern being possibility of having to drive in evening hours/darkness.

May not be an issue if I can reach Gundlupet by 6 or 6.30pm, possible ?
2PM Indiranagar,you would be able to easily reach Gundlupet by 6 on either of the routes IMO.

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Did Kochi - Bangalore yesterday.

Kaloor - Mannuthy - (NH47) - Avinashi - Edappadi - Jalakandapuram - Nangavalli - Mecheri - Thoppur - Palacode - Rayakottai - Hosur - Bangalore.

The infamous Palakkad - Walayar - Coimbatore is patched up and can be done easily though surface not smooth.

Edappadi - Mecheri - Thoppur SH is in good shape. Palacode route also patched up and good for speeds ~80-90 kmph.

I was traveling with my 6 months old daughter and preferred interior roads for wayside stop/shade.

Distance from Kaloor to Electronic city was 520 km and tolls at Trichur, L&T, Chengampalli, Thoppur and Attibelle.

Present widening work status between Vadakkancheri and Alathur:
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Did Kochi - Bangalore yesterday.

Kaloor - Mannuthy - (NH47) - Avinashi - Edappadi - Jalakandapuram - Nangavalli - Mecheri - Thoppur - Palacode - Rayakottai - Hosur - Bangalore.

Distance from Kaloor to Electronic city was 520 km
Isn't this our good old Mettur route? Not tried in recent past at all.

What is the overall feedback in terms of traffic & roads? Worth trying in my upcoming drive?
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Edappadi - Mecheri - Thoppur SH is in good shape. Palacode route also patched up and good for speeds ~80-90 kmph.
Nice one. Where did you exit the 4-lane beyond Bhavani? Was it Sankari? Good one in the sense it also avoids Mettur totally.

To totally avoid the 4-lane you can also do :

Mecheri-Pennagaram and the come towards Dharmapuri and latch on the Palacode road to Hosur.

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Mecheri-Pennagaram and the come towards Dharmapuri and latch on the Palacode road to Hosur.
How is the condition of the Mecheri - Pennagaram route? Have not taken this route but have taken the Palacode route to reach Thoppur when the 4 laning of Krishnagiri - Salem was in progress.
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How is the condition of the Mecheri - Pennagaram route? Have not taken this route but have taken the Palacode route to reach Thoppur when the 4 laning of Krishnagiri - Salem was in progress.
Have not taken it recently. Had drive through a couple of years back. But have no reason to believe that the conditions would have changed. Traffic is low mostly and its mostly village traffic.

Over all easy road to drive. At around a couple of villages you can see some twists. But the road in general was very nice. Green fields and at many places trees on both sides of the road.
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