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Old 20th March 2017, 09:27   #706
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Agree that starting early helps, but still fast by any means.
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Its fast no doubt. But I think even with sedate speeds its possible. If you dont see traffic on toll booths on NH7, one can make it to Salem in 2.5 hours for 200km (its swift yes, but it also a 4-lane). Another 40 minutes to Namakkal and there on around 2 hours for Trichy via the 2-lanes.

More than high speeds I think its about the efficiency of driving consistently and timing your drive correctly to avoid excess traffic on the highway.

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Its fast no doubt. But I think even with sedate speeds its possible. If you dont see traffic on toll booths on NH7, one can make it to Salem in 2.5 hours for 200km (its swift yes, but it also a 4-lane). Another 40 minutes to Namakkal and there on around 2 hours for Trichy via the 2-lanes.
Agree with Ampere. With a 3 AM start, I could touch Attibele in about 40 mins which is almost impossible anytime later in the day. Also, I reached Salem in 2 Hrs 15 Mins and that meant I could pass the town before 6 AM which again made a lot of difference. The only real traffic I encountered was after the left turn at Karur where the sand lorries had started piling up.

I agree I was quite fast but not at the cost of safety. I generally do not do high speed when I am with family. I guess it was just that I was able to maintain around 100 Kmph most of the time.

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Agree with Ampere. With a 3 AM start, I could touch Attibele in about 40 mins which is almost impossible anytime later in the day.
The key here is the early morning start. Leaving Bangalore by 3 AM implies you would have encountered hardly any traffic and crossing Salem would have been relatively easy.

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I am driving from Bangalore (HSR) to Pudukottai (via Trichy).
Will start between 2-3PM.

Our ride is 2012 Fiat Linea Emotion
4 adults(including me) and 2 kids(4 and 5 year olds).

I intend to drive sedately as with family.
We intend to take a break at A2B Namakkal.

Need inputs on:
Tolls:
  1. How many tolls after Dharmapuri
  2. Fast Tag acceptance in this route
  3. Position of Fast Tags gates(extreme left or extreme right)

Which route to take
  1. via Musri
  2. via Thuraiyur
  3. via Karoor
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I am driving from Bangalore (HSR) to Pudukottai (via Trichy).
Will start between 2-3PM.

Our ride is 2012 Fiat Linea Emotion
4 adults(including me) and 2 kids(4 and 5 year olds).

I intend to drive sedately as with family.
We intend to take a break at A2B Namakkal.
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Tolls:all tolls on the Karur route (Bangalore-Salem-Karur on NH7/44 and then Karur-Trichy on NH 67/81) had working fastag booths when I traveled November last year.
On the other routes, no tolls between Namakkal-Trichy (once you get off NH 7 at Namakkal).

Routes:Musiri route during day time has good amount of truck traffic, same with one stretch of Karur route as well (where the road runs parallel to river cauvery). We took the Karur route onwards but escaped the peak truck traffic as we passed the place before 11am. On the return we took the Thuraiyur route (Thuraiyur itself can be bypassed by turning off about 3-4km before the town). This route had new tarmac, low traffic and almost zero trucks.

Since you're starting in the afternoon, maybe Karur route is better because you get 4 lane till there and another 25km of NH 81/67 is also 4 laned, after which it gets narrow when nearing Trichy.

You can refer my earlier post here

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I intend to drive sedately as with family.
We intend to take a break at A2B Namakkal.
Is Trichy a must visit? I would suggest :

Musiri-Manparai-Viralimalai-Pudukottai. This will bypass Trichy totally. Basically go till Musiri and then deviate.

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