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Old 31st May 2010, 20:52   #1321
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Just 2 weeks back I tavelled in this stretch. I didn't knew before Bannari it had big ghat section which I would have avoided since this time was with temporarily hired driver (but he is expert still cant trust...). anyway we enjoyed the travel!! I found there is big vehicular traffic too!! That day was dedicated to hair pin bends!!

Road I took: Bangalore-Mandya-Bannur-Somanathpura-T Narasipura-chamaraj Nagar-Ghat Section-Bannari-MettuPalayam-Kotagiri-Ooty (360km) We enjoyed every bit of it!!

Amazing roads except for 10-20km bit patchy stretches (mandya-bannur-t narasipura and 3-4km from tamil nadu side) but any cars can take!! I heard from confirmed source via Kanakapura-Malavalli road is bad, so based on suggestion we took the route via Mandya.

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Old 7th June 2010, 23:52   #1322
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I am planning on a road trip from Hyderabad to Kerala starting this Friday(11th of June).

Will be heading to Bangalore and was planning on entering Kerala via Bandipur. My first stop would be Wayanad and will be spending 2 days there to cover places in and around (Chembra Peak etc; 13th and 14th)

Next stop would be Alleppey. Will visit places around and go for the houseboat stay.

I have been advised by my Mallu dosts not to venture out on the roads too much during this season because of the high probability of land slides occurring and jamming the roads.

I would be grateful if anyone could point out if my itinerary is 'OK' and suggest which routes to take for Wayanad and thereon to Alleppey. Also, the return drive from Kochi to Bangalore?

Thanks a million in advance
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Appreciate if somebody can help me with the current road conditions between Athirapalli - Pollachi - Thiruppur - Salem route. Thanks.
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Will be heading to Bangalore and was planning on entering Kerala via Bandipur. My first stop would be Wayanad and will be spending 2 days there to cover places in and around (Chembra Peak etc; 13th and 14th)

I have been advised by my Mallu dosts not to venture out on the roads too much during this season because of the high probability of land slides occurring and jamming the roads.

I would be grateful if anyone could point out if my itinerary is 'OK' and suggest which routes to take for Wayanad and thereon to Alleppey. Also, the return drive from Kochi to Bangalore?

Thanks a million in advance
No problem with landslides anywhere, unless there are some very heavy rains - even then, there will not be much dislocation.

For Wayanad, the classic Mysore route is OK. Make sure you cross Bandipur area before the night closure timings.

From Wayanadu, the route choices to Alapuzha are:
Route 1: Wayanad-Kozhikode/Calicut-Kuttipuram-Kunnamkulam-Ernakulam/Koci-Alapuzha
Route 2: Wayanad-Nilambur-Shoranur-Trissur-Ernakulam-Alapuzha

The route via Calicut is straightforward, but you will encounter high traffic by day. But that would be preferred.
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Old 8th June 2010, 09:42   #1325
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Appreciate if somebody can help me with the current road conditions between Athirapalli - Pollachi - Thiruppur - Salem route. Thanks.
The route is in good condition. However, with heavy rains in the region, the road to Valparai can also crack up. From Tiruppur, I presume you will join NH47 at Avinashi.
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The route is in good condition. However, with heavy rains in the region, the road to Valparai can also crack up. From Tiruppur, I presume you will join NH47 at Avinashi.
Well its for my friends who're travelling so appreciate if you can suggest what is recommended from Thiruppur to Salem.
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Should we take the blue lined road or the red lined road? Which is better?

Thank you very much Sir
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Both are OK, but the Perumanallur road is shorter.
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Both are OK, but the Perumanallur road is shorter.
Ok, Thank you so much Sir. Will suggest as recommended. But Sir, I've a question, is it not possible to avoid Valparai or one has to necessarily go via Valparai when coming from Athirapalli to Thiruppur to Salem?
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Ok, Thank you so much Sir. Will suggest as recommended. But Sir, I've a question, is it not possible to avoid Valparai or one has to necessarily go via Valparai when coming from Athirapalli to Thiruppur to Salem?
No other way, you have to go via Valparai.
Don't go by what Google Maps says, there is no road from Athirapalli-Sholayar via Parambikulam to Pollachi, as indicated in the maps.
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No other way, you have to go via Valparai.
Don't go by what Google Maps says, there is no road from Athirapalli-Sholayar via Parambikulam to Pollachi, as indicated in the maps.
+1, A road existed earlier through the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve to Athirapally, but that road is now closed to traffic and only the forest dept jeeps ply on it.
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+1, A road existed earlier through the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve to Athirapally, but that road is now closed to traffic and only the forest dept jeeps ply on it.
That is still there, but it is a dirt track closed to civilian traffic.
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I did Bangalore-Kothamangalam-Bangalore over the weekend.

Onward, I took the Bangalore -Salem - Dindigul - Theni - Body - Pooppara - Rajakumari - Rajakkad - Kallarkutty - Vellathooval - Adimali - Kothamangalam route.
The road is excellent, with no much traffic.

On return, I took NH-47 (Kothamangalam -(AM Road) - Perumbavoor - (MC Road) - Angamali - Salem - Bangalore.

In Kerala, the traffic was moderate as per NH47 std. But Coimbatore - Avinasi stretch was hectic as usual. So any day, I prefer the other route.
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The route via Calicut is straightforward, but you will encounter high traffic by day. But that would be preferred.
And right upto Ernakulam / Cochin, it is without bad patches. The Aroor - Cherthala 4 laned portion has some bad patches and sticking to the right lane is better as far as possible.

On 03/06/2010, I reached Calicut byepass beginning (243km) at 1022hrs from Alleppey, journey started at 0508hrs. The break was between 0902 and 0930hrs for breakfast.

I did not go into Calicut as I was on my way to Kannur (Parassinikadavu Temple).

If you see any private bus approaching you from front or back, please keep as much distance as possible from it.

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No other way, you have to go via Valparai.
Don't go by what Google Maps says, there is no road from Athirapalli-Sholayar via Parambikulam to Pollachi, as indicated in the maps.
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+1, A road existed earlier through the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve to Athirapally, but that road is now closed to traffic and only the forest dept jeeps ply on it.
Thanks @addyhemmige

Thank you Sir; so the ideal route will be Athirapally-Nellyampathi-Valparai-Pollachi-Palladam-Tiruppur-Perumanallur. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Thanks @addyhemmige

Thank you Sir; so the ideal route will be Athirapally-Nellyampathi-Valparai-Pollachi-Palladam-Tiruppur-Perumanallur. Correct me if I'm wrong.
No, No, No. You are again relying on these inaccurate Google Maps. The route is as follows:

Athirapalli-Vazhachal 5 kms-Peringalkuth Dam/Checkpost 5-Sholayar Dam 25-Malakkiparai (KL/TN Border)/Check Post 24-Valparai 22-Rottikadai/Iyerpadi 5-Aliyar Dam 36-Pollachi 24

Nelliyampathi is nowhere on this route, that can be accessed through a dirt track from Sholayar Dam which is not open to us.

From Pollachi, your route to NH47 is fine.

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