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Old 18th September 2014, 01:41   #136
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Trichy: You go through won and the crodwed NH67 region, you should find something good
There is a Temple Inn in Tiruvanaikoil on the main Madras-Trichy Trunk Road, its about 100m past the temple turnoff on the main road (when coming from city). Once you get to Chathiram Bus Stand from Karur-Trichy NH67 go towards Tiruvanaikoil-Srirangam (or Madras) direction on Trunk Road. I regularly go here to avoid getting too much into the city.

The other option would be Arya Bhavan or Grand Gardenia. Its some 4-5 km past the Thanjavur exit on NH45 Bypass road on the Dindigul exit very much on the highway. You won't lose much time doing the extra distance since you don't enter town again in this case.
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Karur-Trichy : ~80 km (1.5 hours)
Crossing Trichy : 1 hour
Trichy-Tanjore bypass end (40 minutes)
Tanjore-Needamangalam : 40 minutes
Needamangalam-Trihuravur-Nagapatnam-Velankanni : 90 minutes

So assume max 4-5 hours. (I hope it does not take 1 hour to cross but 30 minutes. And also hope you dont lose time in Nedamangalam.
In order to save time of crossing Trichy I am considering taking Nammakal - Kannanur - Mannachanallur route that connects to Trichy - Thanjavur highway. Any surprises / bad road section on this route? Please share your opinion.
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In order to save time of crossing Trichy I am considering taking Nammakal - Kannanur - Mannachanallur route that connects to Trichy - Thanjavur highway. Any surprises / bad road section on this route? Please share your opinion.
- Its the same I think. Because Namakkal is a pain.
- Roads are good all the way.
- Yes you do hit directly toll gate from where you just cross the bridge and get on to the Tanjore road. Route Link

You can also try the Samayapuram road to get to GST at Mannachanallur. (I have not tried that route.


- Many of us here have taken Budhan Santhau/Senthamangalam/Alangayam road to bypass Namakkal. It works very well, but have lots of truck traffic.
This is the route I meant: Route Link
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In order to save time of crossing Trichy I am considering taking Nammakal - Kannanur - Mannachanallur route that connects to Trichy - Thanjavur highway. Any surprises / bad road section on this route? Please share your opinion.
Now that the Karur by pass is open to traffic, why consider the Thuraiyur route. My office colleague wet to trichy by the Karur by pass route recently. He said apart from the sand lorry traffic, the roads are broad 2 lane roads.
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Now that the Karur by pass is open to traffic, why consider the Thuraiyur route. My office colleague wet to trichy by the Karur by pass route recently. He said apart from the sand lorry traffic, the roads are broad 2 lane roads.
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- Yes you do hit directly toll gate from where you just cross the bridge and get on to the Tanjore road.
I expect to save some time since we need not cross Trichy on the way to Velankanni and mainly this route connects to the Thanjavur highway as ampere mentioned. I am still undecided though and may go for Karur bypass as there is less chance of getting lost and loosing time. Thanks for the valuable inputs
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Thanks a lot suresh, @dwind and @ampere for the quick replies!

Hotels are available in kariakal and is only 30 km to velankanni, So does this mean i take the normal route?

Bangalore-Salem-Karur-Trichy-Tanjore-Needamangalam-Thirurarur-Velankanni? Where does kariakal gets added?

Would not want to stress out as @dwind rightly mentioned.
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Yes thats the best route to Velankanni.



- I think till Krishnagiri its well known. A2B, McD, Sarava Bhavan
- Krishnagiri-Salem: Saravana Bhavan, Raja Bhojanam
- Salem: Park Plaza, Grand Estancia
- Salem-Karur : Not aware of any
- Karur-Trichy : No Idea
- Trichy: You go through won and the crodwed NH67 region, you should find something good
- Trichy-Tanjore-Nedamangalam-THiruvarur Velankanni : Not remember seeing any.
So we need to visit Velankanni and would also like to take out time to chill.

Starting from Bangalore with a family with kids.

Any suggestions on the possibilities which is an hour or two from Velankanni?
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Any suggestions on the possibilities which is an hour or two from Velankanni?
Head to Pondicherry and then drive back via Tindivanam/Vandavasi/Cheyyar/Arcot/Krishnagiri. That area (Tanjore/Kumbakonam) abounds in beautiful temple architectures. Temples at Tanjore, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Chidambaram etc brilliant for their architectures.

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So we need to visit Velankanni and would also like to take out time to chill.

Starting from Bangalore with a family with kids.

Any suggestions on the possibilities which is an hour or two from Velankanni?
You can also try Vedaranyam. Kumbakonam is also a possibility. This is famous for temples including the Navagraha temples.
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Head to Pondicherry and then drive back via Tindivanam/Vandavasi/Cheyyar/Arcot/Krishnagiri. That area (Tanjore/Kumbakonam) abounds in beautiful temple architectures. Temples at Tanjore, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Chidambaram etc brilliant for their architectures.
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You can also try Vedaranyam. Kumbakonam is also a possibility. This is famous for temples including the Navagraha temples.
Thank you.

Tried a few hotels in Pondicherry, sold out :(

Any suggestions?
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Any suggestions?
Try searching hotels with higher budgets. Typically you should get a hit at one or the other.
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Try searching hotels with higher budgets. Typically you should get a hit at one or the other.
Thanks. Plan postponed keeping in mind the current political scenario. Friends and family suggest its not safe to travel in a KA registered car with family. So taking no chances.
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Is it safe to drive to Velankanni this week end considering the political situation in Tamil Nadu .

Can someone share any first hand information .
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Is it safe to drive to Velankanni this week end considering the political situation in Tamil Nadu .

Can someone share any first hand information .
I would suggest you to postpone it for few more days. There were posters set up threatening to kill Kannadigas. Tomorrow, the lawyers are going to appeal for bail in the Supreme Court. So there might be disturbances across the state in the days to come. Please wait, watch and decide to go to Velankanni.
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Bangalore-Salem-Karur-Trichy-Tanjore-Needamangalam-Thirurarur-Velankanni

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- Cross Trichy. (Central Bus Stand - Srirangam - BHEL)
Doing Velanganni-Bangalore tomorrow early morning. Is this the best route as of now? any better options?
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Doing Velanganni-Bangalore tomorrow early morning. Is this the best route as of now? any better options?
This is the better route as against Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Thiruthiraipoondi.
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