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Old 8th December 2009, 18:17   #931
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Default Bangalore to Aluva via Mysore

I want to go from Bangalore to Aluva via Mysore.
I can start at 2pm, but I do not want to drive after 8pm.
I want to reach Aluva by 12:30pm the following day

I can budget about Rs. 1000 for a two bedroom accomodation.

Is this possible? What are my options?

If this is not possible, I will start off at 1am and go via Salem-Coimbatore. Not something I really want to do, but this is will work
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Old 8th December 2009, 19:24   #932
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@ Deepcluctch.

I tried this route and it worked just fine. There is no closure of the railway gate.
I think the work is complete. The roads were also pretty smooth.
Thanks again for the help.
So this route(NH49 ) is fine ,to Reach Munnar to Kumarakom compared to MC Road.
Anything Unexpected?May be heavy traffic in mornings and evenings and the irritation of going through many small towns.

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How is the road from Alapuzha to Chenganacherry via Nedumudy.

Also Alapuzha Harippad NH stretch.

Thanks,
I have done Alappuzha-Changanassery Road and It was in very good condition.This was some 2 weeks back.

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Old 8th December 2009, 19:50   #933
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I am right now in Kumarakom enjoying !

Yes NH49 is very nice to drive (Although not like NH7!). Munnar to Thiruvankulam was very nice. But for some distance on the ghats till Andamali.

The bypass to Vaikom road from Thiruvankulam was also very clean. I also had satguide maps on a Garmin device, which almost did not work and then caught up on the Vaikom road.

Not much of a heavy traffic I would say. Regular usual traffic.

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Old 8th December 2009, 19:52   #934
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How is the road from Alapuzha to Chenganacherry via Nedumudy.
No problems at all. It is good throughout. My cars take that route upto Champakulam turn every day. Went to Changanacherry last Friday.

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Also Alapuzha Harippad NH stretch.
You have rough patches here and there, nothing very bad though, yet.
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The thing to remember is that one should plan to be in the resort in Munnnar before 6 at all costs. I got beaten by the 90 KM stretch from Udumalapetai and also the fact that the resort was in Chinakannal which is another 22km from Munnar town. Had to drive this distance in fog at 7PM, which was kind of scary, as I could hardly see ! This happened to me in spite of breaking my journey at Salem, as I dont 500km at a stretch. And since I started lated from Salem, I reached Udumalpetai only by 3PM.
What time did you leave Bangalore and when did you reach Munnar?
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Guys - can you pls give me directions to the following?

1. Kovalam to Alleppey - Quickest and best route considering roads, eateries and fuel. Distance and how much time will it take

2. Alleppey to Bangalore - Quickest and best route considering roads, eateries, fuel etc. Can I do this distance within 12 hours.

Please note that I will be driving a swift and hence roads need to be decent.

Thanks in advance.
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1. Kovalam to Alleppey - Quickest and best route considering roads, eateries and fuel. Distance and how much time will it take.
Best route is NH47.Straight road and conditions are good.

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2. Alleppey to Bangalore - Quickest and best route considering roads, eateries, fuel etc. Can I do this distance within 12 hours.
NH47 is your best bet.Alleppey-Ernakulam Bypass-Chalakudi-Mannuthy Bypass-Palakkad BP-Coimbatore L&T BP-Bhavani(Turn Left onto Mettur Road)-Thoppur(Rejoin NH7)-Krishnagiri-Hosur-Blr.

Take the turn off at Bhavani onto Mettur Road to avoid Salem road widening mess.Yes this can be done in 12 hrs
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Best route is NH47.Straight road and conditions are good.
What would be the distance and how much time will it take?
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What would be the distance and how much time will it take?
The distance would be approximately 175kms, 4 hrs.

The legal speed limit here is 70kph.

Road surface uneven in some places between Kollam and Alleppey.
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The distance would be approximately 175kms, 4 hrs.

The legal speed limit here is 70kph.

Road surface uneven in some places between Kollam and Alleppey.
Thanks for the information.

Is the speed limit specific to this route or is it enforced across kerala? Any other route i have to bear in mind for speed limit? I will be visiting munnar, kovalam, alleppey and whatever i can see in and around.
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Kerala is a very slow drive during day time, but in the early hours (before 8 am) or after 9 pm, the roads are extremely fast. For example, you could do the Trivandrum-Ernakulam stretch of 220 kms in 2.30 hours if you leave TVM at 3 am or drive through the night, will take you 4-5 hours any other time.
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I saw Police speed checking last week in Vdakkancherry-Mannuthy stretch and Vyttila byepass (daytime). I guess, they don't stop till 75-80km/hr.

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Kerala is a very slow drive during day time, but in the early hours (before 8 am) or after 9 pm, the roads are extremely fast. For example, you could do the Trivandrum-Ernakulam stretch of 220 kms in 2.30 hours if you leave TVM at 3 am or drive through the night, will take you 4-5 hours any other time.
thanks hvk. Am not a seasoned driver on the highways at all and have never done night driving. My plan is to

a. Leave early morning say 5am from Bangalore and reach munnar in the eve.

b. Leave munnar by say 7 or 8am and reach kovalam asap

c. Leave alleppey by say 7 or 8am and reach Blore asap.

Do you think the above is a good idea?
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Hi Guys,


I want to know if MC Road is in good shape? Especially from Angamaly to Kottayam. Haven't been to Kerala in 5 years.

Love that road. Will be visiting Kerala in the last week of this year. So will want to drive on it.
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I want to know if MC Road is in good shape? Especially from Angamaly to Kottayam. Haven't been to Kerala in 5 years.

Love that road. Will be visiting Kerala in the last week of this year. So will want to drive on it.
Angamali-Muvatupuzha is in excellent condition. However you have to be careful with the humps all through this stretch. It appears all of a sudden while you are cruising at 100kmph.
Muvatupuzha-Kottayam is not in good shape at all. Very bumpy road. Not sure if anything has changed in the last one month due to the Sabarimala season.
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