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Old 23rd December 2009, 14:11   #1006
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if you repeat same offence, then cops can impose heavy fine including impounding the Licence - so be careful till the checking cool down !
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Last time, when I did Cochin-Bangalore day drive, my max speed till Palghat was only 80km/hr but couldn't find any serious difference in running time (compared to other day drives).
I think, 80 is a decent speed for Kerala two lane roads.
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Guys, I am leaving to cochin tomorrow early morning from bangalore in my bike, can someone give me the details about the deviations i need to take to go via the mettur-bhavani route?
where should I turn right from the road to salem, and where will i return to the road to palakkad?
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i have another idea, spot a gun, do a speed of 90, pay the fine and enjoy for the rest of the day. or can they fine another round for doing 120? i think they can't charge for the same offence twice in a single day. i think i will stick to that idea.
Overspeeding is not like petty offenses like not carrying your license etc... IMHO they can charge you anytime if you overspeed..

In the middle east they have the points system, you loose points when you overspeed each time.. and finally end up loosing the license... Doesn't matter which day you broke the rule!!!!
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Guys, I am leaving to cochin tomorrow early morning from bangalore in my bike, can someone give me the details about the deviations i need to take to go via the mettur-bhavani route?
where should I turn right from the road to salem, and where will i return to the road to palakkad?
As per earlier posts, Salem route is better. If you still want to take Mettur route, you may take the right turn after Thoppur ghat. You can not miss the serial of big humps at the ghat section then one petrol pump on the left. There is big sign board across the road showing Palakkad after this.

You will join NH 47 (Salem-Coimbatore/Palakkad route) at Bhavani

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Old 24th December 2009, 11:30   #1011
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Regarding speed check - One of my neighbour, who picked up his relative from calicut airport and was on his bay back home. He was driving 100+kmph and was caught by
highway police few km before kannur bypass road. Rs.300/- fine straightaway with a warning - if caught next time -the fine will be Rs.1000/-. (does this mean if caught again at the same place and by same cops/speed gun?)
So it seems the cops are serious now to implement the speed limit on the highways
(they say to reduce the accidents) ?
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Any BHPian travelling to cochin today evening ? I might and hence was hoping to find some TBHP stickered cars on the road
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Old 24th December 2009, 12:00   #1013
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Hi,

Off topic here:

More than the 'reducing the accidents', it is for revenue!

They don't bother about the speeding KSRTC buses or the government vehicles!
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Hi,

Off topic here:

More than the 'reducing the accidents', it is for revenue!

They don't bother about the speeding KSRTC buses or the government vehicles!
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Yes quite agree !
other than KSRTC buses, there are Private buses who drive without any regulations and overspeed causing major accidents than the small cars.
No one care to restrict these people
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Those planning to do the Vyttilla - Aroor strech during the night hours in next couple of weeks should budget for at least 2 hours journey time to cover this distance. 4 laning work is going on here, and wook is happening only during night time.
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Some update on road conditions (from my Bangalore-Calicut-Bangalore trip last week-end) ...

Bangalore-Mysore - excellent
Mysore-Nanjangud - some potholes, but not show-stopper
Nanjangud-Gundlupet - very good
Gundlupet-Bandipur - road construction going on, half of the road is in good condition due to new pavement, but need to be slow and careful to give way to incoming traffic
Gundlupet-Gudalur - very good, but a lot of well-marked speed-breakers
Gudalur-Chundale - good with some potholes
Chundale-Calicut - excellent

Calicut-Kalpetta-Sulthan Bathery-Gundlupet-Nanjangud - excellent
Nanjangud-Mysore - some potholes, but not show-stopper
Mysore-Bangalore - excellent
How much time did this take?
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Sorry for choosing the wrong thread.Guys I need quick replies.

Need the exact route from Thrissur to Nelliyampathy.

Any extra information like road conditions, hotels, places of interest is welcome.

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Route from Trissur to Nelliyampathy is as follows:

Take NH47 to Alathur (towards Palakkad, approximately 45 kms from Trissur).
From Alathur, go via Koduvayur to Kollemgode (approx 25 kms)

From Kollengode, route is as follows:

Kollengode 26-Nemmara 11-Pothundy-Puliyanpara 30-Seethergundy 3-Nelliyampathy 3.

From Alathur, you should take 2 hours to reach Nelliyampathy.

There is limited accomodation in Nelliyampathy, beyond which are mostly private plantations. With their permission and forest department permissions, you can go trekking into the evergreen wild jungles - connected to the Parambikulam range. I am told that there are jeep tarcks and trekking trails to Parambikulam/Top Slip/Sholayar from Nelliyampathy.
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Thanks hvk sir..

Done the Thrissur - Nelliyampathy route.

Route taken

Thrissur - Mannuthy - vadakunchery - Chitilanjery - Nenmara - Pothundy - Nelliyampathy.

The road conditions are fine. From pothundy dam to nelliampathy, the roads are awesome but narrow. Its a superb drive.

Some hotels have come up at the top. Accommodation is also available. Main points of interest are kesavan para , Suicide point (view point) in poabs estate. The main attraction is a jeep ride to manpara (4X4 territory).
We missed it because there were some restrictions from forest department.
Climate is awesome and the scenery is mind blowing.

Hope this helps someone.

Thanks

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Old 26th December 2009, 20:33   #1020
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Bangalore - Pallakkad on 29th December 2009. Heard there is a bandh on that day. What precautionas to be taken? Is it safe to drive through in a KA registered vehicle?
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