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Old 27th October 2014, 12:23   #7771
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Can any one share the exact GPS coordinates of the Vijayamangalam toll->Perundurai->Kangeyam->Palladam route? The unfinished highway between Vijayamangalam and Avanasahi (random speed humps, uneven surfaces etc.) thought of trying out the Perundurai route.
Don't have the GPS coordinates but if you take the turn off near the toll, it would take you via Uthukuli to Kangeyan. Then on to Palladam, Pollachi and Kollengode/Palakkad depending on where in Kerala you want to reach.

When going from Bangalore, at Perundurai itself there is a turn off towards Kangeyam before Annalakshmi hotel. If you go further about 10Km or so you get the vijayamangalam toll and the turn off there would take you to Kangeyam via Uthukuli.
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Don't have the GPS coordinates but if you take the turn off near the toll, it would take you via Uthukuli to Kangeyan.
Ayyo!!! I am scared of Uthukuli and Tiruppur towns after my first botched trip via this route. Will take the land marks you have given, and try getting the GPS coordinates. If there are routes which byepasses Uthukuli town etc., that I feel would be much better.
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Old 27th October 2014, 12:34   #7773
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Ayyo!!! I am scared of Uthukuli and Tiruppur towns after my first botched trip via this route. Will take the land marks you have given, and try getting the GPS coordinates. If there are routes which byepasses Uthukuli town etc., that I feel would be much better.
Just take the turn off to Kangeyam at Perundurai itself, no need to touch Uthukuli on this route! The roads from Perundurai and Uthukuli go on either side of the Kangeyam bus stand and merge at the signal there.
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Am thinking of doing Kanakapura - Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet - Nilambur - Guruvayur route in a couple of days. Latest update on the road conditions of following stretches will be appreciated.
  1. Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet
  2. Gudalur - Nilambur
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Old 27th October 2014, 13:00   #7775
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Hi!
Am thinking of doing Kanakapura - Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet - Nilambur - Guruvayur route in a couple of days. Latest update on the road conditions of following stretches will be appreciated.
  1. Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet
  2. Gudalur - Nilambur
From the latest posts here, Chamarajanagar-Gundlupet is little rough in some places like Terakanambi and near the place it joins back the road from Nanjangud but this should still be manageable if you start early from Bangalore.
From Gundlupet, road is good till Mudumalai and after Theppakadu there are some bad sections till Gudalur, in fact lots of rough road with potholes splattered generously
Nilambur stretch - not sure about current conditions. I don't expect it to be great given the rains.

You can also consider
Pollachi-Palakkad-Ottapalam-Shornur-Guruvayoor
Or
Pollachi-Alathur-Pazhayannur-Wadakancheri-Thrissur-Guruvayoor
Or
Pollachi-Vadakkencherry-Mannuthy-Thrissur-Guruvayoor ?

Should be a much better drive overall albeit more distance wise.
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You can also consider
Pollachi-Palakkad-Ottapalam-Shornur-Guruvayoor
Or
Pollachi-Alathur-Pazhayannur-Wadakancheri-Thrissur-Guruvayoor
Or
Pollachi-Vadakkencherry-Mannuthy-Thrissur-Guruvayoor ?

Should be a much better drive overall albeit more distance wise.
Thanks. Usually do NH209 - Annur -Coimbatore Bye-pass - Palakkad - Ottapalam - Guruvayur, but thought of going on the shorter route if the sections are not too bad. Will wait for really adverse comments if any and if so, choose Pollachi - Alathur - Wadakkanchery - Guruvayur routing.
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Hi!
Am thinking of doing Kanakapura - Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet - Nilambur - Guruvayur route in a couple of days. Latest update on the road conditions of following stretches will be appreciated.
  1. Chamarajnagar - Gundlupet
  2. Gudalur - Nilambur
Considering the forest route and the narrow roads in kerala, I would suggest you a relatively faster route to Guruvayur
Via Hosur,Krishnagiri,Salem,Perundurai,Kangeyam,Pallad am,Pollachi,Kollengode,Alathur,Kecheri.
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Thanks. Usually do NH209 - Annur -Coimbatore Bye-pass - Palakkad - Ottapalam - Guruvayur, but thought of going on the shorter route if the sections are not too bad. Will wait for really adverse comments if any and if so, choose Pollachi - Alathur - Wadakkanchery - Guruvayur routing.
If you are not opting for Gudalur ~ Nilambur route, I would suggest to skip your usual Palakkad ~ Ottapalam ~ Guruvayur stretch.
Pollachi ~ Alathur ~ Pazhayanur ~ Chelakara ~ Wadakkanchery ~ Parlikad ~ Kechery ~ Guruvayur will be the best alternate. NH 209 combination with the above will ensure a scenic and sedate drive all along. Else if you wont get bored with the 4 lane straight lines you can stick to NH 47 anywhere between Perundurai and Karumathampatti.
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I would say stick to Wadakancheri route still.Less traffic and less truck traffic to negotiate.
Can you please give me landmarks/guidance for this route ? Places where there can be potential confusion on which fork to take, etc ?
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Alathur-Pazhayannur-Chelakara-Wadakancheri-Thrissur

*From Pollachi, I will take the Alathur exit to NH 47 and then turn towards Kavasseri. Till the Parakkat Bhagavathi temple in Kavasseri I'm familiar with the route, not beyond.
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*From Pollachi, I will take the Alathur exit to NH 47 and then turn towards Kavasseri. Till the Parakkat Bhagavathi temple in Kavasseri I'm familiar with the route, not beyond.
- At Kollengode, ensure you turn to Alathur and not to Vadakkencherry
- Then road till Wadakancherry is good (Alathur-Pazhayannur-Wadakancherry)
- And then your choice: Kecheri or Kunnamkulam
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Can you please give me landmarks/guidance for this route ? Places where there can be potential confusion on which fork to take, etc ?
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Alathur-Pazhayannur-Chelakara-Wadakancheri-Thrissur

*From Pollachi, I will take the Alathur exit to NH 47 and then turn towards Kavasseri. Till the Parakkat Bhagavathi temple in Kavasseri I'm familiar with the route, not beyond.
No confusion,from Alathur its one straight road all the way to Thrissur,you cant go wrong anywhere because there are hardly any turns anywhere

You can buy up banana chips from SNR at Alathur bus stand.park the car a little away and walk back as parking in front of the shop is chaotic and the cops might spot fine you.
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No confusion,from Alathur its one straight road all the way to Thrissur,you cant go wrong anywhere because there are hardly any turns anywhere

You can buy up banana chips from SNR at Alathur bus stand.park the car a little away and walk back as parking in front of the shop is chaotic and the cops might spot fine you.
Will I reach the Kecheri road directly from Wadakkanchery - based on your guidance for an earlier trip I'd taken this road when going from Calicut to Mannuthy enroute Valparai and this helped me avoid Kunnamkulam town.

So if I understood correctly, now I will join the same road at the other end when going from Wadakkancheri and then I will merge onto NH47 and turn left towards Amala Hospital/Sobha City - correct ?

My favourite parking spot for SNR is on the cross road near the shop - there is a big tree and shops around it and usually you can find a parking spot there

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Will I reach the Kecheri road directly from Wadakkanchery - based on your guidance for an earlier trip I'd taken this road when going from Calicut to Mannuthy enroute Valparai and this helped me avoid Kunnamkulam town.

So if I understood correctly, now I will join the same road at the other end when going from Wadakkancheri and then I will merge onto NH47 and turn left towards Amala Hospital/Sobha City - correct ?

My favourite parking spot for SNR is on the cross road near the shop - there is a big tree and shops around it and usually you can find a parking spot there
Coming from Wadakancheri-take the railway overbridge at WKI,cross the wki railway station on your right,the road climbs and heads straight towards thrissur.After that you hit a patch of open paddy fields on both side for approx 500-600mts followed by a blind curve .Where the curve ends,it is a bus stop and you would see a well laid out road going to the right from the bus stop.Take the road and the road crosses the railway track via an overbridge.Keep on the road and the road takes you all the way to Kecheri.

Yes you are correct,at Kecheri you would join the road coming from Amala.Left would take you to thrissur (amala,sobha city etc) and right at the junction would take you to guruvayur via choondal.Take left at Choondal(well marked).

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Yes you are correct,at Kecheri you would join the road coming from Amala.Left would take you to thrissur (amala,sobha city etc) and right at the junction would take you to guruvayur via choondal.Take left at Choondal(well marked).
Thanks Ranjit. I need to go towards Amala/Sobha city as my destination is Thrissur not Guruvayoor

How do I reach the Swaraj Round / M G Road from Aaryaas/Sobha city ?

Also, just in case I take the Vadakkencherry - Mannuthy route, how I get to the same place in Thrissur ? Want to be sure I know both routes so that I don't end up getting lost/asking around!

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Thanks Ranjit. I need to go towards Amala/Sobha city as my destination is Thrissur not Guruvayoor

How do I reach the Swaraj Round / M G Road from Aaryaas/Sobha city ?

Also, just in case I take the Vadakkencherry - Mannuthy route, how I get to the same place in Thrissur ? Want to be sure I know both routes so that I don't end up getting lost/asking around!
Thats why I had said Kollengode-Vadakkacherry and not Alathur. No need for Alathur.
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