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Old 9th April 2008, 14:03   #1
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I'm planning to do this trip next weekend-18-19-20 (which is loooong).

I want to know the present motoring conditions from any tbhpians who've done this route in the immediate past.

Intended Route -

Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Karur -Dindigul - Kodai

Kodai - Munnar

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The route mentioned is excellent. Some road work (4 lane) work going on in some patches. But still the existing road is in excellent condition.
I have travelled to munnar 10 days b4 in the same route
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Better to take the following route:
Bangalore-Dharmapuri-Toppur-Bhavani-Perunthurai-Chennimalai-Gangeyam-Dharapuram-Palani-Kodai
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Better to take the following route:
Bangalore-Dharmapuri-Toppur-Bhavani-Perunthurai-Chennimalai-Gangeyam-Dharapuram-Palani-Kodai
The 'Great One' has spoken!

Here you go Eclectic, the best option and with the best scenary! :-)

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Better to take the following route:
Bangalore-Dharmapuri-Toppur-Bhavani-Perunthurai-Chennimalai-Gangeyam-Dharapuram-Palani-Kodai
This is the route to take for scenic beauty. Road conditions are excellent too.

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If you want to cut short some more time and have a better scenery, you could take Bangalore - Hosur (take right towards Rayakottai) - Rayakottai - Palacode bypass - Dharmapur bypass - Thoppur - Mechari - Mettur bypass - Bhavani - Perunthurai ........

You would miss the GQ for a distance of 45 kms from Hosur - Krishnagiri and save 25 odd kms. You would also not have to deal with the 4 laning from Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri and also driving through Dharmapuri which can take quite sometime in peak hours.
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The stretch between Salem & Namakkal is bad, so please do not go by that route (I had travelled this stretch a couple of weeks back and it took me almost 3 hours to cover Salem - Karur). I suggest you go ahead with the route mentioned by "The Great One" its far better and less strenous, and should save you time as well.

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Thanks guys.

I guess I'll have to stick to what hvkumar suggested.

I was wondering about the state of roads? after the last bout of rains?

also most importantly which palce would you suggest for stay in kodai & munnar?
we are four guys who wanna have a blast of time. All of us are strictly carnivorous & like it spicy.

any recommendations for stay & food?
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Better to take the following route:
Bangalore-Dharmapuri-Toppur-Bhavani-Perunthurai-Chennimalai-Gangeyam-Dharapuram-Palani-Kodai
What is the total distance on this route?
I've driven till Perundurai which I guess is ~300kms.
How long more till Kodai?
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How long more till Kodai?
Another 150 odd kms. Dont have the map at the moment to give the exact distance.

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Bangalore-Dharmapuri 150 kms-Toppur 26 (turn off NH7, right)-Mettur 35-Bhavani 47 (Join NH47, turn right towards Coimbatore)-Perunthurai 25 (turn off NH47, straight, right goes to Coimbatore, left to Erode)-Chennimalai 12-Gangeyam 21 (join Coimbatore-Trichy road, bisect and take Dharapuram road)-Dharapuram 36 (bypass town,go straight, left goes to Udumalaipet)-Palani 38-Kodai 65,
totalling to 455 kms

so says "unGreat one"!!!
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Another 150 odd kms. Dont have the map at the moment to give the exact distance.

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Perfect call, Abhi! 150 kms, it is
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Bangalore-Dharmapuri 150 kms-Toppur 26 (turn off NH7, right)-Mettur 35-Bhavani 47 (Join NH47, turn right towards Coimbatore)-Perunthurai 25 (turn off NH47, straight, right goes to Coimbatore, left to Erode)-Chennimalai 12-Gangeyam 21 (join Coimbatore-Trichy road, bisect and take Dharapuram road)-Dharapuram 36 (bypass town,go straight, left goes to Udumalaipet)-Palani 38-Kodai 65,
totalling to 455 kms
Does anyone else want to do any more test of HVKumar's 'MapAllIndia' brain?

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...so says "unGreat one"!!!
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Dharapuram 36 (bypass town,go straight, left goes to Udumalaipet)-Palani 38-Kodai 65,
totalling to 455 kms

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Sorry for typo - at Dharapuram, right goes to Udumalai
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Guys, any recomendations for stay in Kodai?
My (& our family's) last visit was 25yrs ago when I was a kid, any advice would be welcome.
Its 4 guys, One red hot hatch & hi spirits.
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