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Old 25th October 2016, 14:50   #256
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This is the Harur-Kuppanur section, which goes through the Kalrayan forest range for some length. That section near the forest is broken for some construction work.
Hello Ampere,

After a long time.

I am driving to Yercaud from Chennai via Krishnagiri on this Deepawali, eight years after I undertook the same trip.

I recall that last time I had a tough time crossing Salem, on the way up. Now things must be worse.

I will take the same route this time. Please tell me a way I can minimise the anguish of Salem drive.

P.S. - Also, can someone pleeeease give me the landmarks I can follow while driving through Salem, so that I do not have to ask for directions.

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P.S. - Also, can someone pleeeease give me the landmarks I can follow while driving through Salem, so that I do not have to ask for directions.
Do not worry about crossing Salem towards Yercaud, it is very much straightforward.

While driving down from Krishnagiri side, you will come across SAIL entry on your right. Drive past that towards Salem, you will find the road forks in to two, the left fork takes you to Salem town. There is a small signboard mentioning the same on the left and also you can see hotel Grand on the left. Proceed on this left fork till you reach the next junction with flyover construction ongoing.

At this circle, take left and continue on this road for couple of KM's and you will cross a government building on the left (guess corporation office) and reach a circle. From there you need to take left again, which is highway towards Yercaud.
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I will take the same route this time. Please tell me a way I can minimise the anguish of Salem drive.

P.S. - Also, can someone pleeeease give me the landmarks I can follow while driving through Salem, so that I do not have to ask for directions.
To skip Salem, you can try Karimangalam - Harur - Kuppanur - Yercaud, its a decent route.
https://goo.gl/maps/3wrRrjXN1C82
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Do not worry about crossing Salem towards Yercaud, it is very much straightforward.

While driving down from Krishnagiri side, you will come across SAIL entry on your right. Drive past that towards Salem, you will find the road forks in to two, the left fork takes you to Salem town. There is a small signboard mentioning the same on the left and also you can see hotel Grand on the left. Proceed on this left fork till you reach the next junction with flyover construction ongoing.

At this circle, take left and continue on this road for couple of KM's and you will cross a government building on the left (guess corporation office) and reach a circle. From there you need to take left again, which is highway towards Yercaud.
Thanks Suhas bro.

I have tried to draw a Google Map of the route. Am I on right track?

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/11.6...a=!4m2!4m1!3e0
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I have tried to draw a Google Map of the route. Am I on right trackl]
Exactly the same route.
Also, you can think about the route Arun mentioned . Had heard good reviews about the route from all, I was not able to try the same couple of months back.
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Just back from my 27-29 Oct 2016 Yercaud trip.

The route from Chennai to Yercaud held no surprises. The road from Vellore to Yercaud is butter smooth. Chennai to Vellore stretch needs major improvement.

The stay was at GRT Rocca and Hotel Sheveroys. A day at each. Rocca was great. Sheveroys was so-so.

For food I strongly recommend Orange restaurant at Hotel Grand Palace. Great ambience. Even greater food quality.

The route suggested by Suhas was spot on. Thank you, Suhas.
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Is is advisable for Bangalore Yercaud trip tomorrow with a 4PM start from Bangalore? This is with family including a 3 year old. Food is not a worry but I am more worried about the route and road condition. Please advise
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Is is advisable for Bangalore Yercaud trip tomorrow with a 4PM start from Bangalore? This is with family including a 3 year old. Food is not a worry but I am more worried about the route and road condition. Please advise
Keep 3 hours to reach Salem, good roads. You will encounter peak hour traffic within Salem. From there on the ghat roads should be doable after dusk as the roads are good.
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Is is advisable for Bangalore Yercaud trip tomorrow with a 4PM start from Bangalore? This is with family including a 3 year old. Food is not a worry but I am more worried about the route and road condition. Please advise
The route is pretty straightforward via Hosur, Krishnagiri, Thoppur and Salem. Yercaud is about 30 kms from Salem and you have to negotiate 20 hair pin bends. It is NH all the way till Salem from Bangalore.
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Is is advisable for Bangalore Yercaud trip tomorrow with a 4PM start from Bangalore? This is with family including a 3 year old. Food is not a worry but I am more worried about the route and road condition. Please advise
With a 4PM start and evening snacks break, I am sure you should account for at least 4 to 4.5 hours. This is also because of heavy traffic within Salem and time take to reach the actual ghat road. A lot also depends on how fast you are able to hit past Hosur (In other words go past Electronic City, Attibele Toll, Hosur town etc).
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With a 4PM start and evening snacks break, I am sure you should account for at least 4 to 4.5 hours. This is also because of heavy traffic within Salem and time take to reach the actual ghat road. A lot also depends on how fast you are able to hit past Hosur (In other words go past Electronic City, Attibele Toll, Hosur town etc).
Well even i was worried about what you mentioned, hence i wanted inputs since this is the first time i am travelling to Yercaud. Finally changed my plans and now will start on Saturday early morning. Any idea about traffic conditions? Will it be like the same mad rush seen on B'lore - Mysore route on Saturdays?
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Well even i was worried about what you mentioned, hence i wanted inputs since this is the first time i am travelling to Yercaud. Finally changed my plans and now will start on Saturday early morning. Any idea about traffic conditions? Will it be like the same mad rush seen on B'lore - Mysore route on Saturdays?
If its not a long weekend then its usually OK. Else its maddening. On a regular weekend it should be about 2:30 - 3 Hours to Salem and another 40 minutes to climb.

May be if you start by 2:30 / 3 instead of 4PM, you can also try on Friday evening plan. Nothing like waking up at a hill station.

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Is this the route which is most recommended by all in this forum?
Yes that is the usual route.

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If its not a long weekend then its usually OK. Else its maddening. On a regular weekend it should be about 2:30 - 3 Hours to Salem and another 40 minutes to climb.

May be if you start by 2:30 / 3 instead of 4PM, you can also try on Friday evening plan. Nothing like waking up at a hill station.
Even the 4PM start was becoming a challenge, hence changed the plans. Is this the route which is most recommended by all in this forum?
https://goo.gl/maps/HcEaxpR2ufN2.
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Even the 4PM start was becoming a challenge, hence changed the plans. Is this the route which is most recommended by all in this forum?
https://goo.gl/maps/HcEaxpR2ufN2.
Yes, the one mentioned by you is the standard and best route. For the next best route, you can check this post,

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post4040881 (Bangalore - Yercaud : Route Queries)
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Even the 4PM start was becoming a challenge, hence changed the plans. Is this the route which is most recommended by all in this forum?
https://goo.gl/maps/HcEaxpR2ufN2.
For the return journey, try to come via Kuppanur, Harur, Morappur, Kambainallur, Krishnagiri and the regular NH to Bangalore. By this you avoid Salem completely.
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