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Old 29th November 2007, 08:43   #1
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Hello All,
Im planning to make my first long drive b/w chennai-trichy in my Getz1.3,with 5 ppl and some baggage.Being monsson time in Tamil Nadu, I would like to know the safest & best route and also useful tips like things i need to take during a long drive.Is december last week the rite time to make the trip(thinking of south-west monsoon!!)

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Old 30th November 2007, 16:11   #2
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Hi,

The route is pretty ok but since your going to do your first long drive please avoid night driving and try to maintain a consistant run because you got 5 ppl / some baggage and atleast half tankfull this might increase your FE.



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Hello All,
Im planning to make my first long drive b/w chennai-trichy in my Getz1.3,with 5 ppl and some baggage.Being monsson time in Tamil Nadu, I would like to know the safest & best route and also useful tips like things i need to take during a long drive.Is december last week the rite time to make the trip(thinking of south-west monsoon!!)

Thanks&Regards,
sathyanarayanan
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Old 30th November 2007, 19:27   #3
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the best & only possible route
bangalore-hosur-krishnagiri-dharmapuri-salem-namakkal
from namakkal bye pass take a left turn into namakkal town-musiri-trichy
bangalore to namakkal is NH-7
from namakkal -trichy is state highway the road goes along river Cauvery
diatance around 350kms.
fill half tank fuel & refill on the way back at trichy.
petrol is Rs.3.50 cheaper in tamil nadu
credit cards accepted & premium fuels available at trichy.
have a jolly trip.
hope this helps
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Talking wrong route!!

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the best & only possible route
bangalore-hosur-krishnagiri-dharmapuri-salem-namakkal
from namakkal bye pass take a left turn into namakkal town-musiri-trichy
bangalore to namakkal is NH-7
from namakkal -trichy is state highway the road goes along river Cauvery
diatance around 350kms.
fill half tank fuel & refill on the way back at trichy.
petrol is Rs.3.50 cheaper in tamil nadu
credit cards accepted & premium fuels available at trichy.
have a jolly trip.
hope this helps

i asked for chennai-trichy route.Not a b'lore-trichy route.
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Old 1st December 2007, 16:14   #5
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Chennai - Tiruchi is NH45 all the way. 5-6 hours if you're fast. Not sure where you stay in Chennai but if you know the airport road, that is NH45 / GST Road.

Guindy Kathipara Junction - Chennai Airport - Tambaram - Perungalathur - Vandalur - Otteri - Guduvancheri - Kattankolathur - Maraimalai Nagar (Ford factory) - Chengalpattu - Madurantakam - Melmaruvathur - Tindivanam - Vikravandi - Villupuram - Ulundurpettai - Asanur - Veppur - Perambalur - Srirangam - Tiruchi

4 lane GQ style roads from Perungalathur till Tindivanam. Watch out for maniacs on the wrong side.

Tinidivanam onwards is 2 lane unless things have changed. Villupuram is hopeless, esp. the stretch in front of the main busstand. Ulundurpettai has a railway crossing which can take up quite some time. Hotel Tamilnadu at Ulundurpettai is a good place for a halt - good food, clean toilets.

There is also a Hotel Rajesh (run by yesteryear actor Rajesh) but I don't remember where (think its near Ulundurpettai).

Try and start early so that you can break at Ulundurpettai for breakfast and you'll be in Tiruchi for lunch.
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Dear All,

I have travelled last weekend to trichy and roads are horrible and not suitable for first time drivers.

I have exactly followed the route given by "Hrag" and following are the experience.

Route after Tindivanam changes to worst and it is sure shot rim breaker. Route till you touch Samayapuram is worst and interior Trichy routes are OK.

Suggest you take an alternate route, which I have taken while coming back to Chennai.

Chennai-Pondy-Cuddalore-Vridhachalam-Pennagaram-Thittakudi-Ariyalur-Samayapuram-Trichy.

In the above route- You can entirely bye pass the bad strecth between Tindivanam till Ariyalur.

Ariyalur till Samayapuram is OK but should be crossed in sun light.

In this route you will cross extra 50 ~ 60 Kms and it is conventional 2 lane roads. But remember, you will encouter very less traffic and route is excellent.

Try it and let me know your feedback.
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Arrow ur suggestions on the alternate route???

hello all,
special thanx to dhanasekar for putting up his latest update to trichy.hw long wud the alternate route take and where i could i re-fuel/halt for lunch?

thanx.
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Hello,

Fuel in Pondicherry is the cheapest in India. A premium petrol costs just Rs.41 only. Plenty of hotels in Pondy, Cuddalore can provide you food with moderate cost.
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hello all,
what would be the appx travel time in the alternate route.Also i dnt knw why pennagaram comes into picture in between cuddalore-trichy.

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Chennai-Pondy-Cuddalore-Vridhachalam-Pennagaram-Thittakudi-Ariyalur-Samayapuram-Trichy.

Try it and let me know your feedback.
This is great. I am planning to drive home (Kottayam/Kerala) for christmas, and was planning to take GST road.
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This is great. I am planning to drive home (Kottayam/Kerala) for christmas, and was planning to take GST road.
Hi,I travelled last week,It is not as bad as it is made out to be.
Stick to highway!.Safer and faster.
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I am driving on Friday evening to Kerala, alone. I don;t want to go in a single stretch, though have done that before.

Any good hotels on this way, preferably within 4hr drive from Chennai
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I am driving on Friday evening to Kerala, alone. I don;t want to go in a single stretch, though have done that before.

Any good hotels on this way, preferably within 4hr drive from Chennai
Hi,
Ideal place to stay after chennai would be Trichy(6 hrs max depending on what time you leave here).Pls try to reach trchy before 10.30pm max as after that the highway is as chocked as Mount Road.
Merry Xmas!
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Guys, need to do a trip to trichy today.
How's the route now? Has there been substantial GQ development past Tindivanam?
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Except for the Ullundurpet bypass almost all others are done till you enter Tiruchy. So, you need to get into the Ullundurpet town only.

Overall its a very pleasant drive. Enjoy!
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