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Old 23rd September 2015, 08:49   #226
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On the way back, we had taken the Yercaud Kuppanur road. This road is narrow and traffic is low. The road widening is done in many places (for about 65% of the 30 km ghat road). Both Salem yercaud and Kuppanur Yercaud roads have their own fun factor. Do not miss both
Hi Thanks for sharing. How are the shoulders of the Kuppanur road. Last time I took that road a few months back the shoulders were very steep in many areas of the widened road. Have they done them up? It made going off the road during overtaking very difficult. Otherwise it is a fantastic road. But I would avoid taking that road after late evening hours since it is totally desolate.
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Old 23rd September 2015, 16:06   #227
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Regarding yercaud kuppanur road. The shoulders or side berms are now filled up with concete without any steep edge. This is in about 65 to 70 p.c. of the road. Remaining road lengths are yet to be widened or they have steep shoulder. I found the very occasional truck or bus drivers are courtious to cars and give way whether we are going up or down. And like you said this road is not for night driving. For newbies; there are two ways from Yercaud to Kuppanur. I have taken the road to pagoda point and took a left turn on the good road marked kuppanur. Enroute in about 10 km you will come across a T junction which will baffle you. You should take the right turn. There is a board in Tamil reading Salem pointing to the right.

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Planning to drive up to Yearcaud tomorrow.
Road till Salem is in great condition, since I've done this stretch couple of months back.

How is the road condition from Salem to Yercaud? How is the ghat section? Any impact due to recent/current rains/cyclone?

Also, is this a good time to visit Yercaud in the middle of the ongoing low pressure/cyclone/rains ?

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How is the road condition from Salem to Yercaud? How is the ghat section? Any impact due to recent/current rains/

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Yercaud Ghat section is affected badly and it came in tv news yday. Local people walked as buses were stranded. Better to avoid.
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Here is the news. Landslides have blocked the ghat section.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/49745629.cms
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Thanks, folks!

Not good news, I suppose.
Any update on the Kuppanur-Yercaud route? The resort front desk person is saying Kuppanur road is good. He may be wanting me to come in since he might lose a booking otherwise. So, may not want to trust him completely.

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Here is the news. Landslides have blocked the ghat section.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/49745629.cms
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Yercaud Ghat section is affected badly and it came in tv news yday. Local people walked as buses were stranded. Better to avoid.
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Old 11th November 2015, 14:12   #232
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The situations are yet to recover and I received this photos yesterday through whatsapp from my brother in Salem.

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The situations are yet to recover and I received this photos yesterday through whatsapp from my brother in Salem.
Resort was gracious enough to cancel our reservation owing to 'natural calamity' and refund the days.

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The situations are yet to recover
I am planning a drive there some time in next week, is this route back to normal ? Anything I need to be concerned about ?
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I am planning a drive there some time in next week, is this route back to normal ? Anything I need to be concerned about ?
From what I have heard from my friends is that things are back to normal. I would suggest you to double check with hotel reception in case if you have made any bookings.
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Hey guys

Any latest news on the Salem-Yercaud road conditions? Planning to visit over the coming weekend.

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Any latest news on the Salem-Yercaud road conditions? Planning to visit over the coming weekend.

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Been there last week.Roads are in good condition between salem and yercaud.
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How is road from Yercaud to Salem via Kuppanur?
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How is road from Yercaud to Salem via Kuppanur?
Not great. Work on one section around Kalrayan.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3988570 (The mega "Road Updates" thread)
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Is this is the Yeracaud - Kuppanur - Harur stretch that is bad or just the Kuppanur - Harur part ? I did Yercaud - Kuppanur - Salem - Bangalore a month couple of months back, it was still enjoyable despite the odd stretches where roads were being laid. The road though is certainly narrower.
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