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Old 18th April 2008, 12:40   #1
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Default Coimbatore - Tirupati : Route Queries

Can anybody help me with the best route to Tirupati from Coimbatore? Also good places for stay at Tirupati.
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Old 18th April 2008, 13:52   #2
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Coimbatore - Perundurai - Bhavani - Mettur - Thoppur - Dharmapuri - Krishnagiri - Vellore - Chittoor - Tirupathi. You will have the GQ from Krishnagiri to Vellore.

or you can take NH219 from Krishnagiri via Kuppam. This route is shorter by 50 - 60 kms. However its a normal NH.

.... Krishnagiri - Kuppam - Palmaner - Chittoor outer - Tirupati.

Once you reach Krishnagiri you need to take a right (under the bridge) towards Chennai road. The left towards Kuppam should be 5 kms or so from the right you took. It is a junction (with traffic lights if my memory is correct) and there will be signboards put up. The road condition is supposed to be decent and is the shortest to Tirupati.

Choice of hotels I leave it to others. :-)
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If you are planning to stay in Tirupathi check out...Bhima's or Bhima's Paradise near the busstand. It's pretty good.
If your are planning to stay in Thirumala then you have to book in advance for the TTDC cottages.

I suggest you book your stay in advance since the holiday rush is heavy.
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Chittoor outer - Tirupati.

The road condition is supposed to be decent and is the shortest to Tirupati.
From Chittoor, there is a left turn that takes you to Tirupati. There are lots of signboards along the way but the first 10-20 km is horrible. Be prepared for lots of potholes and non existent roads. There is also a toll of Rs. 10 somewhere on this stretch

After that, smooth roads all the way to Tirupati.
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Sudheer, you have your answers on the route. But your profile says you are located in Cochin, but why asking for route from Coimby?

We used to go from Cochin via Batherry - Mysore - B'lore - Kolar when I was very, very young.
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Yup from Cochin that would be a good option as well. Roads are good all along except a few kms before Gundulpet once you cross into Karnataka. However swimming through Bangalore traffic from Raja Rajeshwari Nagar right till you get to Old Madras road is a nightmare, unless you time your entry correctly !!
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just sharing my latest trip to tirupati, that was on 24th left coimbatore via avinashi salem took 3 and half hours by the time i cross salem from there i was almost crusing on the newly done up 4 land high way till krishnagiri from there i wanted to visit my friend at kupam and then moved on the way to v.kota > palamner> chitoor>tirupati.

this is very tyring route so while returning back i took tirupati> chitoor>Vellore> krishnagiri>Thoppur> mettur> bhavani > avinashi > coimbatore.
even i halted in vaniambadi (kaza restaurant for a wounderful biryani) be careful to park your vehicles and also you have to come into town as the newly done highways wont even touch a teastall on the roads. thats good for high way cruisers but someone for old timers they have to take a detour into the towns.

so finally i came to coimbatore in 7 hours + 1 hour lunch total 8 hours.
this will be idle route till the salem - coimbatore patch works are completed.
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while returning back i took tirupati> chitoor>Vellore> krishnagiri>Thoppur> mettur> bhavani > avinashi > coimbatore....

so finally i came to coimbatore in 7 hours + 1 hour lunch total 8 hours.
this will be idle route till the salem - coimbatore patch works are completed.
An even better one (less traffic, I mean) would be to take Sathi from mettur... so it is like

tirupati> chitoor>Vellore> krishnagiri>Thoppur> mettur> athani>Sathiyamangalam>annur>Coimbatore

Beats the Avinashi Road traffic.
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Sudheer, Hi!

Regarding accomodation, you have the option of staying at tirumala directly. There is an online website where in you can book a room inside tirumala. URL: Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams - e-Services - Admin Module
Once you log into the website, there would be e-booking tab, where in you can find the availability of rooms as per the date of your travel. Cost of rooms are Rs. 100, Rs. 750, Rs. 1000 (AC), Rs. 2000 (AC). All these rooms have 2 beds with attached baths.

Note: You need to upload a picture of yours (size should be <= 5KB) so that they can verify that you are the person who booked the room when you go there. That's to keep out agents/spurious bookings.

I have myself booked for 18-April, this would be my first time, both to tirupathi and the room inside tirupathi. But I would be going with a friend, who frequents tirupathi and have stayed in those rooms before. he said that they are quite good.
But as the holiday season begins, there would be huge rush, so you have to try immediately.

Thanks
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An even better one (less traffic, I mean) would be to take Sathi from mettur... so it is like

tirupati> chitoor>Vellore> krishnagiri>Thoppur> mettur> athani>Sathiyamangalam>annur>Coimbatore

Beats the Avinashi Road traffic.
i heard about this route , i guess it depends when we step out of coimbatore.

cool.
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Sathi route is better and less traffic too
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There can be an alternate route en-route: while proceeding in the NH7 after crossing krishna giri, one can take the Bargur road to the left- passes through Kuppam and joins the Bangalore Madras road. Quite a rocky terrain and some greenery, a different travel experience to the dull and monotonous 4 lanes.

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Yes the best route from Coimbatore would be

Coimbatore->Sathy->Athani->Ammapettai->Mettur->Thoppur->Krishnagiri->Kuppam->Chittoor->Tirupathi.

Take a right at the start of Krishnagiri bypass (right under the bridge), go for around 5 - 6kms and take the left towards Kuppam.

Its NH and the road condition is very good. This road will connect to NH4. Road is in very good condition with small ghat sections and small villages. Kuppam has a bypass bridge as well.
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Its NH and the road condition is very good. This road will connect to NH4. Road is in very good condition with small ghat sections and small villages. Kuppam has a bypass bridge as well.
While going towards Chennai, I saw this road towards left and it looked very good. At that time I did how good it was?

Senthil, How heavy is the utility of this road today?
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I did this road a couple of months back. Very very sparse traffic. Few buses and lorries. Some local traffic. The only major town as I mentioned earlier is Kuppam and that too has a nice bypass bridge over the railway track. Peaceful drive. Palmaner to Kuppam is around 105kms+. Took us around 90 minutes to do it in a Swift. Couple of small ghat sections to add to the variety!!
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