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Old 4th August 2009, 12:20   #706
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The exact route which I too is Manimala ( which is my home town) - Erumely - Mundakkayam-Kuttikkanam-Vandiperiyar-Kumily-Cumbum-Theni-Periyakulam-Batlagundu-Sembatty-Oddanchatram-Dharapuram-Kangayam-Perundurai-Bhavani-Mettur-Thoppur-Hosur-Sarjapur-C V Raman Nagar.
Between Sembatty-Oddanchatram, did you by-pass Dindigul?
I don't see such a by-pass road in google maps!
Can you give little more description about diversions and stretches of two line and four line.
Specifically looking for for Kumali-to-Perundurai. The rest I have done many times, so I can manage.
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Hi ABN,

I am from Palakkad close by to Perinthalmanna. The best road to Trissur according to me is bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud-Bandipur-Gundlupet-Guddalur-Nilambur-Perinthalmanna-Trissur. ON this road, I ve driven many a times and the road's good just in between Mysore & Nanjangud is a bid patchy. The road via Bandipur & Madumalai is also mettled now.

you could look for this road map on google maps or MapmyIndia.com Online maps, GPS Navigation, Driving Directions, Local Search

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Hi all,

I will be travelling to kerala next weekend,exactly to cochin. Can anybody give an update on how the road condition after mansoon. I think roads upto valayar will be ok, what about valayar to trissur? Or can i take any different route, which bypasses palakkad like a route through marayoor-munnar?
Thanks in advance.
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hi ABN,

you could look at the following link: -

MapmyIndia - maps, directions, and local search across India - just search, print and go! Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore, Karnataka to:Kerali Theatre, Thrissur, Kerala via:mysore, karnataka via:Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary,Bhandipur,Karnataka viaerinthalmanna, kerala&q=search

MG Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore, Karnataka TO Kerali Theatre, Thrissur, Kerala
Distance: 422.55 Km Time: 13 hrs 13 min

MG Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore, Karnataka
1 Start from MG Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore, Karnataka and head North on Mahatma Gandhi Road 1.57 Km
Cross the following on way:
Ramanagaram at 12km
Channapatna at 2km
Maddur at 4km
Mandya at 6km
Shrirangapattana at 91km

16 Continue on Bannur Road (SH 17) 1.54 Km

17 Continue on SH 17 2.38 Km

18 Continue on Bandimanchal Road (SH 17) 502 m

19 Enter the roundabout and take the third turn on Bandimanchal Road (SH 17) 288 m

20 Continue on SH 17 1.64 Km

21 Enter the roundabout and take the third turn on SH 88A 435 m

22 Enter Bus Stand Circle and take the first turn on SH 17D 41 m

23 Turn left on SH 17D 386 m

24 Turn right on Ramavilasa Road 933 m

25 Turn left on Jhansi Lakshmi Bai Road 95 m

26 End at Mysore, Karnataka 0 m

27 Start from Mysore, Karnataka and head West on Jhansi Lakshmi Bai Road 983 m

28 Continue straight 2.58 Km

29 Turn right on NH 212 55.90 Km
Cross the following on way:
Nanjangud at 1km
Gundlupet at 55km

30 Continue on NH 67 13.82 Km

31 End at Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhandipur, Karnataka 0 m

32 Start from Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhandipur, Karnataka and head West on NH 67 35.12 Km
Cross the following on way:
Gudalur at 3km

33 Turn hard right 46.18 Km
Cross the following on way:
Devarshola at 3km
Nelliyalam at 6km

34 Continue on SH 28 25.34 Km
Cross the following on way:
Manjeri at 2km

35 Turn left on NH 213 13.32 Km

36 Turn hard right 13.98 Km

37 Continue on SH 23 1.67 Km

38 End at Perinthalmanna, Kerala 0 m

39 Start from Perinthalmanna, Kerala and head South on NH 213 283 m

40 Turn right on SH 23 4.06 Km

41 Take the bridge 12 m

42 Continue on SH 23 7.83 Km

43 Take the bridge 122 m

44 Continue on SH 23 11.32 Km

45 Turn left on SH 22 15.82 Km
Cross the following on way:
Shoranur at 8km

46 Take the New Cochin Bridge 391 m

47 Continue on SH 22 8.59 Km

48 Take the bridge 58 m

49 Continue on SH 22 4.14 Km

50 Take the bridge 53 m

51 Continue on SH 22 14.95 Km
Cross the following on way:
Kolazhy at 1km

52 Take the bridge 49 m

53 Continue on SH 22 485 m

54 Continue straight 977 m

55 Enter the roundabout and take the second turn on Karunakaran Nambiar Road 719 m

56 Enter the roundabout and take the third turn 207 m


End at Kerali Theatre, Thrissur, Kerala
have a safe trip and drive carefully!!

cheers,

alphamike
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Today morning, a local television channel reported that both routes via Mysore (Calicut/Nilambur) will be closed for night traffic from tomorrow.
Even i heard traffic is not allowed between 9PM to 6AM

Can anyone confirm on this??

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Between Sembatty-Oddanchatram, did you by-pass Dindigul?
I don't see such a by-pass road in google maps!
Can you give little more description about diversions and stretches of two line and four line.
Specifically looking for for Kumali-to-Perundurai. The rest I have done many times, so I can manage.
From Sembatti, there is a state highway which connects Sembatti and Oddanchatram , that passes through a place called Kannivadi. From Sembatti, if you go straight , you will hit Dindigul. So take left and this passes through Kannivadi and meets Oddanchatram- Dindugul highway.

The exact route is as follows.

From Kumily, till Batlagundu, it is one straight road. On this route, you will pass Cumbum,Theni,Periyakulam. Just before Periyakulam, there is a decent hotel called Travancore Restaurant

.At Batlagundu, turn left for Sembatti. This left is also the turn for Dindigul and hence you can ask directions for Dindigul.

At Sembatti , again turn left for Kannivadi-Oddanchatram.

This road meets Oddanchtram-Dindigul road and there, again take a left, proceed straight and if I remember correctly, look for the first traffic light, where in you take a right. This right takes you to Dharapuram.

Negotiating Dharapuram can be a bit tricky.Ask for directions to dharapuram bye pass and when you hit it, ask directions for Kangayam.

This road enters Kangayam in a four/five road junction, which has directions for erode and Perundurai. Follow this to get to Perundurai.

The entire stretch is 2-lane but with very less traffic and hence you can have a relaxed drive. Make sure you pass these localities during day time or else you might not find people on the road for directions.

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Thanks Joe. This really helps.
I plan to start from Manimala at around 2pm so that I pass through these area at around 6-7pm.
How does it look?
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Night traffic through Bandipur (Gundulpet-Sulthan Bathery/Gundulpet-Gudallur) will be stopped from today 9PM followed by Karnataka High court ruling. Only two buses each from Kerala & Karnataka RTC and emergency vehicles permitted.
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Night traffic through Bandipur (Gundulpet-Sulthan Bathery/Gundulpet-Gudallur) will be stopped from today 9PM followed by Karnataka High court ruling. Only two buses each from Kerala & Karnataka RTC and emergency vehicles permitted.
Any idea on the alternate routes?
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Thanks Joe. This really helps.
I plan to start from Manimala at around 2pm so that I pass through these area at around 6-7pm.
How does it look?
Are we by any chance neighbours ? ( especially siince you told you start from Manimala ?)

Well, here are my timings for the trip.

Manimala 2 PM
Periyakulam : 6 PM
Mettur Royal bakery :11 PM
Bangalore : 3 AM

this is what I normally target in my trips.

I hate highways for some reason and hence always look for state roads ( as they are more pleasure to drive)

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Just reached Trichur from chennai. There is nothing to worry about until Alathur from where you have occasional potholes until Vadakkancherry. From here upto Pattikad the road is in horrible condition. Night drive and during rains should be avoided.
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Any idea on the alternate routes?
Alternate route is Mysore -> Hunsur -> Gokikuppey -> Kutta (since Nagerhole route is also closed after 6) -> Thoalpetty -> Kattikulam -> Manathavady
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Alternate route is Mysore -> Hunsur -> Gokikuppey -> Kutta (since Nagerhole route is also closed after 6) -> Thoalpetty -> Kattikulam -> Manathavady
This road is very narrow and not sure whether it can accomodate the same volume of the Muthanga traffic. More over, beyond Kutta towards Kattikkulam, around 4-6km are almost unmotorable for small vehicles.

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lloydofcochin, at what time did you cross the Mudumalai forest? I heard that it is closed in the night times.
@ Matt - I crossed the Bandipur forest in the afternoon around 1pm. Yeah the route is closed to Night traffic starting today.
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Today's Mathrubhumi seems to indicate a Karnataka bandh on 9th Aug related to the Thiruvalluvar statue unveiling issue.
I plan to take the Salem route to go to Guruvayoor on that day. Assuming I start early morning (3am types) is it advisable to go via Tamilnadu with a KA reg vehicle?
Hi Sanjay,

TN route with a KA reg on a day like that. hmmmm....

Use alternate routes already mentioned here or delay the trip by 1-2 days. We have experienced something unpleasant at walayar check post when there was a problem between TN and Kerala (Mullaperiyar - 2006). We were going into kerala and werent allowed to go into the state. neither did they let us turn back, they (activists, protestors, hooligans) threatened to burn the vehicle if we tried to move it. There were ladies in the car as well. (BTW this happened right about 1/2 km away from a TN police station). Spent 18 hours there.. yes eighteen hours on the same spot and finally sneaked out of the place at about 3 am the next day.

So, to answer your question, dont even think about it.
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So, to answer your question, dont even think about it.
Thanks buddy. I've decided to leave one day early. Hopefully they wont pre-pone their antics!!
18hrs!!! that must have been hell!

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