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Old 1st April 2015, 15:20   #181
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Had a query regarding navigating Trichy town for going to Dindigul. Last time I took this route, had a tough time due to some overbridge construction. Is there any way to avoid this section ?

Google maps shows a different route which takes me throug Viralimala and then on to Manapparai.
Is this better when compared to navigating through Trichy town ?
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Had a query regarding navigating Trichy town for going to Dindigul. Last time I took this route, had a tough time due to some overbridge construction. Is there any way to avoid this section ?

Google maps shows a different route which takes me throug Viralimala and then on to Manapparai.
Is this better when compared to navigating through Trichy town ?
IN the Trichy bypass, at this point, https://goo.gl/maps/19uP6 the road towards Madurai via Viralimalai takes the flyover. Keep below the flyover to go to Dindigul on NH45
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Had a query regarding navigating Trichy town for going to Dindigul. Last time I took this route, had a tough time due to some overbridge construction. Is there any way to avoid this section ?

Google maps shows a different route which takes me throug Viralimala and then on to Manapparai.
Is this better when compared to navigating through Trichy town ?
I think once you cross the Madurai exit, its quite clean. Maybe regulars can comment better. But as per its mostly done and it should not be a problem.
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IN the Trichy bypass, at this point, https://goo.gl/maps/19uP6 the road towards Madurai via Viralimalai takes the flyover. Keep below the flyover to go to Dindigul on NH45
I took this route last week to Palani.It goes through the City a bit via Railway Station (or Bus Station am not too sure) and Sangeetha Hotel before you hit the Manapparai-Dindugal road (which after a few kms inside Trichy becomes a fully functional 4 lane road) which is in excellent condition.The Overbridge Construction is still not complete but the roads are drivable though with one or two craters.

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I took this route last week to Palani.It goes through the City a bit via Railway Station (or Bus Station am not too sure) and Sangeetha Hotel before you hit the Manapparai-Dindugal road
The Dindigul road branches off (left) immediately after the Trichy junction bridge on NH45. You have to take a right at the roundabout to get to Main Bus Stand and Sangeethas.
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I too missed the exit from the flyovers once while going to Kodai. So keep a look out for Jamal Mohammad College on the left. Once you cross it, take the next available exit from the highway and go underneath. After that as, mentioned above its quite easy to navigate through the city.
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Did Chennai -> Trichy -> Dindigul -> Batlagundu -> Kodaikanal on Apr 24. Started from Vandalur, Chennai at 5:20AM, reached Kodaikanal at 1:20PM (500KMs).

Chennai - Trichy is one of the best stretches I have done in South India so far. Tarmac is perfect black and smooth and you feel like your vehicle is sliding. Moderate traffic which moves quite fast.

Failry easy to Bypass Trichy for Chennai - Madurai. But if you are doing Chennai - Dindigul, it's highly likely that you'll miss the turn. The bypassing flyovers were so smooth that I just kept on driving. I used a village road to get back to NH45 from NH45B (to Madurai). Road was typical village road. Lots of potholes and 1.25 lanes wide. I didn't go back to Trichy since the village road was only 4 KMs and was quite manageable. It does have a railway level crossing though.

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Village road connecting NH45-NH45B.

Trichy - Dindigul is like NH-7/NH-44. Perfect tarmac but no traffic.

Road from Dindigul to the Kodaikanal turn is two lanes with paved shoulders. On this stretch, everyone drives like crazy fast, so be careful. Batlagundu still doesn't have a bypass and takes 10 minutes to cross. Work is in progress for bypass.

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Batlagundu Bypass

TN SH-156 all the way to Kodaikanal is of fair quality. Broken only at a few places.
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I am planning to drive from Chennai to Kodaikanal via Dindigul this September. Can anyone please inform about the weather conditions in the month of September.
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I am planning to drive from Chennai to Kodaikanal via Dindigul this September. Can anyone please inform about the weather conditions in the month of September.
Please do keep tabs on this Bangalore-Kodai thread as well for more info.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route...nkanni-12.html
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