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Old 3rd December 2007, 17:19   #16
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You'll have to get back to Coimbatore and then its Coimbatore -> Karamadai -> Mettupalayam -> Conoor -> Ooty.

But its a better drive.
Absolutely the better way is via Kotagiri. Also currently road via Coonoor is closed.

Enjoy your trip
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Old 3rd December 2007, 20:38   #17
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Absolutely the better way is via Kotagiri. Also currently road via Coonoor is closed.

Enjoy your trip
Are you saying that Mettupalayam-Barliyar-Conoor road is closed thanks to repairs? Any date for expected reopening?
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But ensure You get a proper permit and reach Parambikulam before 8:30PM (anyway the first gate closes by 6:30PM).

There is only one forest guest house in Parambikulam that can host about 50-60 people. Make sure You get the right accomodation. Liqour is not allowed and please do not take it past the checkpost.

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I remember that you had to seek permission from Kerla Govt Forest Department at Palakkadu for staying at the Parambikulam guest house, and the tree houses? Is that still the system or is it more friendlier, that you can take a room on the spot?
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Aaah missed this post somehow...
late nevertheless..,

There is no on-spot bookings, Parambikulam guest house belongs to TN forest dept and not Keralas. Bookings have to be done in the pollachi forest office.
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Hi,

Did you made it to topslip as planned, if yes can you share your experience with us....cox we are all set to leave on 26dec to topslip



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Hi Car Freaks

I am planning to go to Top Slip this december 10th can you guys please give me details about this place , its climate now, and the accomodation inside this wildlife sanctuary.In this season can I see wildlife????. What all information you know please share Friends if possible Photos. Thanks in Advance
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We plan to go during the Pongal vacation (around 12th) from Chennai.

Can anyone share with me the route from Chennai to Pollachi please?
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We plan to go during the Pongal vacation (around 12th) from Chennai.

Can anyone share with me the route from Chennai to Pollachi please?
Chennai-trichy-manaparai-Ottanchathiram-palani-udumalai-pollachi.
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Hi,

As planned we are leaving to topslip today from chennai around 16:30hrs, will be back on 31.12.07....will share our experience.

Need Suggestion on the routing:To All

Chennai - krishnagiri - dharmapuri - irode - coimbatore - pollachi - topslip



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We plan to go during the Pongal vacation (around 12th) from Chennai.

Can anyone share with me the route from Chennai to Pollachi please?
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Anybody know why the place is called 'Top Slip'? It's kind of weird name for a place, please let me know if there's a reason why it's called so.
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I think it was called Topslip because the logs would be 'slipped' off the peak through a cut in the side of the hill to be collected at the bottom
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Default Pics From Top Slip

Top slip is about an hour's drive from Pollachi and forest sanctuary is a very scenic place. Here is a pic of the place around top slip forest guest house.
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Here are some pictures of trained elephants at top slip. Watching them eat at the elephant camp was quite a sight to behold.
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the shorter route to pollachi from chennai would be to take NH 45 towards thiruchi and take a right at perambalur to turaiyur-kulithalai-karur-dharapuram-pollachi route.

or
Chennai-Tindivanam-Kallakuruchi- chinnaselam-athur-Salem-Namakal-Karur- Pollachi.
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