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Old 14th July 2010, 06:52   #31
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NH68 is not in great shape. Also you dont find any hotels and clean toilets.
Check on Laluk's TL on Yercaud. He took that route in 2008 and did not have a great impression of it.

Better to stick to the conventional NH4/NH46/NH7 setup.

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Old 14th July 2010, 11:47   #32
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@Raju - Why not take NH4? The usual Krishnagiri-Salem & enjoy the trouble free national highway instead of Tindivanam-Harur state highway?
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@Raju - Just came this across for you - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1980975-post.html

And regarding accomodation, how about this? I'm sure you'll enjoy.
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NH68 is not in great shape. Also you dont find any hotels and clean toilets.
Check on Laluk's TL on Yercaud. He took that route in 2008 and did not have a great impression of it.

Better to stick to the conventional NH4/NH46/NH7 setup.
Thanks, I just had a thought that I feel bored with the NHs, so a curvy SH with trees on both sides and passing through villages will be interesting. But what you say makes sense, hotels & toilets will be an issue.

@ aargee, thanks for the link. GRT seems to be on the higher side. How are Shevaroys and Sterling, are they good?
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rajushank84, did you make the trip, can you please tell me your experience on this route.

I am planning to take a trip from Chennai to yercaud this weekend. Any feedback on which route is the best to take will be great.

This is the route, which is not in a good shape?
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A better way would be to take the Bangalore highway and after the third toll gate take a left to take the road to with a sign board showing the direction to Yelagiri Hills then proceed via Tirupattur, Harur, Uthangarai till you reach the bamboo forest at Manjavadi Kanavai. From there about in about 15 kilometres is a village named Kuppanur. Take a right turn there to reach Yercaud in 30 kilometres
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^^ I've done your quoted route a couple of years back and it was a great drive. Not much inhabitations but the scenary is fantastic.
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rajushank84, did you make the trip, can you please tell me your experience on this route.

I am planning to take a trip from Chennai to yercaud this weekend. Any feedback on which route is the best to take will be great.

This is the route, which is not in a good shape?

please advice
Unfortunately no, the trip got indefinitely postponed because of work :(
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rajushank84, did you make the trip, can you please tell me your experience on this route.

I am planning to take a trip from Chennai to yercaud this weekend. Any feedback on which route is the best to take will be great.

This is the route, which is not in a good shape?


please advice
Hi Even I am traveling to yearcaud this Friday to yearcaud and will return on sunday

Just wanted to check which route is better.I am planing to take Bangalore Highway and reach Salem and then my destination
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Hi Even I am traveling to yearcaud this Friday to yearcaud and will return on sunday

Just wanted to check which route is better.I am planing to take Bangalore Highway and reach Salem and then my destination
Thats the standard route.
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Thats the standard route.
Thanks for the reply

What about this route? which one is better for a night drive?

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Thanks for the reply

What about this route? which one is better for a night drive?
Tha Vaniyambadi-Jolarpet-Tirupattur-Dharmapuri route will hardly save you about 30 Km over.
Not worth it (unless you want to enjoy SH) both for day and night drives.

If you are driving at night stick to NH.
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Tha Vaniyambadi-Jolarpet-Tirupattur-Dharmapuri route will hardly save you about 30 Km over.
Not worth it (unless you want to enjoy SH) both for day and night drives.

If you are driving at night stick to NH.
We are starting at tomorrow 8 am so its not gonna be a night drive.But we are looking at a adventurous drive thru a forest or so. in that case can i take this route?
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We are starting at tomorrow 8 am so its not gonna be a night drive.But we are looking at a adventurous drive thru a forest or so. in that case can i take this route?
There wont be any forest per se. Just I guess village roads.
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There is no forest road between Tirupathur & Dharmapuri. You would take more time getting out of Dharmapuri and reaching NH7 as compared to going via Krishnagiri. The roads are in decent shape though, nice twisty roads a welcome change as compared to the 4 laned monotony.
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Here's what I would do:

If traveling with family, stick to the NH (for restaurant, toilets etc).

If travelling alone or with guys, SH is better. Can stop anywhere to pee, click photos of green fields, enjoy the curves on the road, and admire the village life as we pass through them.
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There is no forest road between Tirupathur & Dharmapuri. You would take more time getting out of Dharmapuri and reaching NH7 as compared to going via Krishnagiri. The roads are in decent shape though, nice twisty roads a welcome change as compared to the 4 laned monotony.
Oh no i thought forest was there.anyways i have already crossed tirupattur after which the the road is not to be seen at all.we are doing a average of 35 to 40 kmph.hope road is good after uthangarai
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Oh no i thought forest was there.anyways i have already crossed tirupattur after which the the road is not to be seen at all.we are doing a average of 35 to 40 kmph.hope road is good after uthangarai
Nice live blogging! Uthangarai is the place where you cut NH66 (TV Malai road).
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