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Old 18th August 2011, 11:20   #31
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Can somebody tell me about the road conditions from Trichy to Velankani?

Also guys please suggest if i have to take the same route mentioned above or do i have to take any other route (shorter and better) for my return journey to Bangalore from Velankani.

Trichy-Tanjore: 4L NH67
Tanjore-Thiruvarur-Nagapattanam: Not sure of the current status. But decent roads.
Others can confirm.

ECR is always good.
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Trichy-Tanjore: 4L NH67
Tanjore-Thiruvarur-Nagapattanam: Not sure of the current status. But decent roads.
Others can confirm.

ECR is always good.
Thanks Ampere. When you say ECR which route is that?
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Thanks Ampere. When you say ECR which route is that?
Sorry I did not make that clear.
I meant that last stretch from Nagapattinam to Velankanni.
You would be covering that through the ECR (East Coast Road).
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Sorry I did not make that clear.
I meant that last stretch from Nagapattinam to Velankanni.
You would be covering that through the ECR (East Coast Road).
Cool. I have pretty much decided to take the following route for my onward and return journey.

Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Namakkal - Musri - Trichy - Tanjore - Nagapattinam - Velankani.

Will keep you guys posted on the road conditions on all the stretches once i am back from the trip.
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The onward route that i have planned to take is:-Bangalore -->Krishnagiri-->Salem-->Namakkal-->Musri-->trichy---->Tanjore--->Velankanni
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Tanjore-Thiruvarur-Nagapattanam: Not sure of the current status. But decent roads.
On 19 August 2011, I drove in my Linea on this stretch: Velankanni>Sikkal>Thiruvarur [NH 67]>Thanjavur enroute to Pillayarpatti. The 2-laned and twisty roads were fine. The 4-laned Thanjavur bypass was superb!

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On 19 August 2011, I drove in my Linea on this stretch: Velankanni>Sikkal>Thiruvarur [NH 67]>Thanjavur enroute to Pillayarpatti. The 2-laned and twisty roads were fine. The 4-laned Thanjavur bypass was superb!
Thanks Ravi for that update. I vaguely remember the wide road at Tanjore bypass.
Though I was not sure about the 4L part. Any signs of 4L work on the Tanjore-Sikkal section?
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Any signs of 4L work on the Tanjore-Sikkal section?
No. NH 67 is a decent and twisty 2-laned road between Thanjavur and Sikkal with a couple of railway level crossings thrown in between with driving through some towns like Needamangalam, Poondi with Thiruvarur bypassed.
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Travelled Bangalore (Yelahanka) - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Namakkal - Kulitalai - Manaparai - (NH 45)Trichy - Thanjavur - Thiruvarur - Sikkal - Velankani this week.

Total distance is 560 kms. Good roads throughout except for the Thanjavur - Thiruvarur - Sikkal stretch. The roads are not too bad but manageable.
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I just came back from Velankanni. Below is the current condition.

1) Bangalore to Namakkal - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
2) Namakkal to Trichy - SH (Village Road - OK)
Take the Kulithalai road. Its just OK, but avoid musiri road. Its in pathetic condition, full of pot holes & road work is also in progress.
3) Trichy to Tanjavur - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
4) Tanjavur to Mannargudi - SH ( Village Road - Good)
5) Mannargudi -Thiruthooraipoondi - ECR-Velankanni) - SH (Village Road -Narrow, but good)

Its a little long route, roughly around 490 kms, but a better one compared to the other options.

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I just came back from Velankanni. Below is the current condition.

1) Bangalore to Namakkal - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
2) Namakkal to Trichy - SH (Village Road - OK)
Take the Kulithalai road. Its just OK, but avoid musiri road. Its in pathetic condition, full of pot holes & road work is also in progress.
3) Trichy to Tanjavur - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
4) Tanjavur to Mannargudi - SH ( Village Road - Good)
5) Mannargudi -Thiruthooraipoondi - ECR-Velankanni) - SH (Village Road -Narrow, but good)

Its a little long route, roughly around 490 kms, but a better one compared to the other options.
Hi, When you say its a long route (490 kms), is it one way? Google tells me the distance (BLR to Vellankani) is about 355 kms, hence confused... 490 compared to 355 is too long a route (even if its better road), especially since roads till Namakkal (250 kms) are definitely best you can hope for.
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Hi, When you say its a long route (490 kms), is it one way? Google tells me the distance (BLR to Vellankani) is about 355 kms, hence confused... 490 compared to 355 is too long a route (even if its better road), especially since roads till Namakkal (250 kms) are definitely best you can hope for.
Its definitely not 350 km. Trichy itself is 320.

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I just came back from Velankanni. Below is the current condition.

1) Bangalore to Namakkal - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
2) Namakkal to Trichy - SH (Village Road - OK)
Take the Kulithalai road. Its just OK, but avoid musiri road. Its in pathetic condition, full of pot holes & road work is also in progress.
3) Trichy to Tanjavur - NH 4 Lane road (Good)
4) Tanjavur to Mannargudi - SH ( Village Road - Good)
5) Mannargudi -Thiruthooraipoondi - ECR-Velankanni) - SH (Village Road -Narrow, but good)

Its a little long route, roughly around 490 kms, but a better one compared to the other options.
Why do you have to go to Thiruthuraipoondi? There is a straight road from Tanjore to Nagapattinam and from there Velakanni is just 15 min drive via ECR.
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Why do you have to go to Thiruthuraipoondi? There is a straight road from Tanjore to Nagapattinam and from there Velakanni is just 15 min drive via ECR.
That was exactly my thought too. The 4lane NH 67 continues as a decent two lane. Though I am not sure if any work has started on this stretch.
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Why do you have to go to Thiruthuraipoondi? There is a straight road from Tanjore to Nagapattinam and from there Velakanni is just 15 min drive via ECR.
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That was exactly my thought too. The 4lane NH 67 continues as a decent two lane. Though I am not sure if any work has started on this stretch.
I traveled during the night time ( around 10pm) & the road to Tanjore wasn't so good (pot Holes). I wasn't even sure about the road condition after tanjore.Hence i took a deviation & followed thiruthuraipoondi route since my friends told me its a OK road.

They were doing the road work in this route, this should be a good road now, but might be a long route
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Just to update after a recent trip to this part of the country:

Tanjore - Nagapattanam section is all patched up and does not have any pot holes. Road surface is uneven because of the patching work but very comfortable to drive.
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