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Old 5th June 2014, 20:08   #6901
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Did Bangalore-Coimbatore-Bangalore yesterday.

Onward was via Hosur-Palacode-Papparapatti-Dharmapuri-Salem-Avinashi.

Onward was not in a hurry hence went via Papparapatti to see that place. This route is slightly longer and in good condition.

Wanted to return home fast and took NH47-NH7 all the way while returning. As usual, its ideal for speeds above 100 and its complete four lane from L&T exit till Salem except for a three lane flyover. Left L&T exit at 9.45pm and reached Electronics city in four hours.
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Onward was via Hosur-Palacode-Papparapatti-Dharmapuri-Salem-Avinashi.

Onward was not in a hurry hence went via Papparapatti to see that place. This route is slightly longer and in good condition.

How long did it take to reach Salem via Palacode?

Also, can you mention the route you took after Papparapatti?

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How long did it take to reach Salem via Palacode?

Also, can you mention the route you took after Papparapatti?
It took close to 2 hours 45 mins from Hosur to Salem via Palacode. I think it takes almost same on NH7 with ~80 kmph speeds.

I took left after Papparapatti and joined Palacode - Dharmapuri SH at the four road junction Dharmapuri. Road inside Papparapatti is narrow and other SH is much faster.
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It took close to 2 hours 45 mins from Hosur to Salem via Palacode. I think it takes almost same on NH7 with ~80 kmph speeds.

I took left after Papparapatti and joined Palacode - Dharmapuri SH at the four road junction Dharmapuri. Road inside Papparapatti is narrow and other SH is much faster.
Did you go via Palacode-Papparapatti-Pennagaram-Mecheri to Salem. If so, i guess it would have been sheer pleasure driving through the ghats on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch
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Did you go via Palacode-Papparapatti-Pennagaram-Mecheri to Salem. If so, i guess it would have been sheer pleasure driving through the ghats on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch
I dont remember any ghats on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch. It mostly goes through fields. Good avenues, but hardly remember any ghats on this stretch.
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I dont remember any ghats on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch. It mostly goes through fields. Good avenues, but hardly remember any ghats on this stretch.
There is a small ghat section Amp, this is in the Pennagaram to Perumbalai route.
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I dont remember any ghats on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch. It mostly goes through fields. Good avenues, but hardly remember any ghats on this stretch.
No ampere, We do have ghat section on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch. I have driven on this stretch twice from Mecheri to Pennagaram. There are winding roads. Absolute treat to drive on this route.
This route is to be taken if one wants to avoid paying toll at Thoppur
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I am planning to drive down to Thekkady from Bangalore on 21st June14. This would be my first road trip to Kerala. Please help with the best route.
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I am planning to drive down to Thekkady from Bangalore on 21st June14. This would be my first road trip to Kerala. Please help with the best route.
https://goo.gl/maps/rWnE1

Blr-Salem-Dindgul-Theni-Cumbum-Kumily-Thekkady.

Should take you around 8-9hrs to cover the distance.Roads are in good condition.

PS:Pls note that the rains have started in full force in Kerala.
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There is a small ghat section Amp, this is in the Pennagaram to Perumbalai route.
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No ampere, We do have ghat section on the Mecheri-Pennagaram stretch. I have driven on this stretch twice from Mecheri to Pennagaram. There are winding roads. Absolute treat to drive on this route.
This route is to be taken if one wants to avoid paying toll at Thoppur
Even I have driven a couple of times. I remember the hillocks. But was not sure, if we could call it full fledges ghats. Hence wanted to check, which one you guys were referring to.
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I am planning to drive down to Thekkady from Bangalore on 21st June14. This would be my first road trip to Kerala. Please help with the best route.
Kindly go through this link to get an idea of what to visit in Thekkady. I followed a different route though.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...od-timing.html (Bangalore to Thekkady - Many alternate roads, still good timing)
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https://goo.gl/maps/rWnE1

Blr-Salem-Dindgul-Theni-Cumbum-Kumily-Thekkady.

Should take you around 8-9hrs to cover the distance.Roads are in good condition.

PS:Pls note that the rains have started in full force in Kerala.
roads after Theni were not that great when I went last time in April. Not sure whether the roads are done now.
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https://goo.gl/maps/rWnE1

Blr-Salem-Dindgul-Theni-Cumbum-Kumily-Thekkady.

Should take you around 8-9hrs to cover the distance.Roads are in good condition.

PS:Pls note that the rains have started in full force in Kerala.
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Kindly go through this link to get an idea of what to visit in Thekkady. I followed a different route though.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...od-timing.html (Bangalore to Thekkady - Many alternate roads, still good timing)
Thanks. There is change of plan. Now on 21st June will drive from Bangalore to Kumarakom. So please help me with

1. Best route to take.
2. What would be the drive time as it is monsoon season in Kerala?
3. Is it safe to drive in the monsoon season?
4. What's there to visit around Kumarakom? Will be in Kumarakom for two days.
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Any thoughts on a good route for Bangalore- Angamaly
( near Cochin International Airport? ) in July?
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Any thoughts on a good route for Bangalore- Angamaly
( near Cochin International Airport? ) in July?
Anything wrong with the regular NH7 > NH 47 route?
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