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Old 19th September 2010, 17:32   #136
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Finally, had a look at the GPS tracks. It seems I was driving @ less than 75kmph for a good ~15km past Avinashi.
So, my guess is that the 4-lane NH47 is atleast 15km past Avinashi out of the 37km to Perundarai.

So, I can recommend the Dharapuram route again :-)
This way or that, I loved the Dharapuram section! I would take that anyway!
Another idea, if one has another day to spare he/she can drive to Madurai for the evening visit the temple and drive to Munnar via Theni/Bodi the next day!
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What is the situation of Theni - Munnar road after monsoon ?.
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What is the situation of Theni - Munnar road after monsoon ?.
Excellent condition till Bodimettu.
Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries-dsc04338.jpg

then till Pooppara - occassional potholes. be careful just after the 5th Km from Bodimettu - There is a huge crater created by a small stream of water crossing the road.

Pooppara to Munnar - Good. occassional potholes.
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There is a huge crater created by a small stream of water crossing the road.
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Thanks for the info bijuks. Hope punto can take it without any issues
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Thanks for the info bijuks. Hope punto can take it without any issues
Should not be an issue for Punto. Keep watching closely after the 5th Km from Bodimettu checkpost. (Not sure whether they have done something to fix it in the past two weeks). You have to reduce speed to minimum as this is full stretch - across the road.
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[quote=pypkmsrikanth;2071381]I personally would prefer doing Udumalaipettai - Dharapuram - Perundurai. Except for the level crossing for which the over bridge was almost ready when I last visited it has good roads all the way. quote]
The bridge is ready and open for traffic
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I personally would prefer doing Udumalaipettai - Dharapuram - Perundurai. Except for the level crossing for which the over bridge was almost ready when I last visited it has good roads all the way. quote]
The bridge is ready and open for traffic
I did this once. So this time I want to try the Theni route
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I too am planning for a Bangalore - Munnar trip this weekend. Have some food questions.
Planning to leave early and probably have an early breakfast (6.30/7.00 am) @ A2B near Krishnagiri.
Where can I have lunch on the way? Any known good places to eat near Dharapuram/Udumalaipettai?

Thanks
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I too am planning for a Bangalore - Munnar trip this weekend. Have some food questions.
Planning to leave early and probably have an early breakfast (6.30/7.00 am) @ A2B near Krishnagiri.
Where can I have lunch on the way? Any known good places to eat near Dharapuram/Udumalaipettai?

Thanks
No good restaurants/hotels on the way at Dharapuram/Udumalpettai. I would suggest, start early and break at Thoppur A2B rather than Krishnagiri.

And better to pack. At best you may get biryani/curd rice at local hotels.
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No good restaurants/hotels on the way at Dharapuram/Udumalpettai. I would suggest, start early and break at Thoppur A2B rather than Krishnagiri.

And better to pack. At best you may get biryani/curd rice at local hotels.
Thanks. Will keep this in mind.
With 2 kids, it will be tough to start early :(
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I too am planning for a Bangalore - Munnar trip this weekend. Have some food questions.
Planning to leave early and probably have an early breakfast (6.30/7.00 am) @ A2B near Krishnagiri.
Where can I have lunch on the way? Any known good places to eat near Dharapuram/Udumalaipettai?

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There's a decent hotel at Kangeyam near the bus stand (sorry forgot the name), but if you leave Krishnagiri at 7 AM, you'd be there by 10:30 or so - too early for lunch. Don't remember seeing any good hotel in Dharapuram or Udumalpet.

The better option may be to leave early (say by 4 AM) from Bangalore, and have breakfast at either Salem or Perundurai and reach Munnar by lunch time. (The Bangalore-Munnar drive shouldn't be more than 10 hours including a breakfast halt even with easy paced driving).
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Thanks. Will keep this in mind.
With 2 kids, it will be tough to start early :(
Again as I have been harping A2B at Thoppur is on the other side of the highway. You have to take a U and come back.
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Thanks. Will keep this in mind.
With 2 kids, it will be tough to start early :(
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There is a decent hotel in Dharapuram by-pass opposite to the bus stand. It is enroute and you would'nt miss it. No A/C but the hotel is basic and neat and you'll get decent meals. Dont remember the name though, sorry! but it'll be hard to miss.

At Udumalpet, if you are a Non veg, you can try Sun Hotels which is on the Munnar road just before the new flyover. If you are a veg, then you can try Gandhirams which is opposite to bus stand. I've tried Sun personally for lunch, but just had coffee at Gandhirams once, so not sure about their food quality.

And at Marayoor which is midway up the hill, you'll spot a Kerala restaurant to your right just when you enter the town. Food is typically Keralite.

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Here is one for the road! Menu at Marayoor!

Was an ideal break for tea in the evening! Did not try the food.

I don't remember I had posted the same in another thread. Posting it again.

Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries-dsc02702.jpg

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Here is one for the road! Menu at Marayoor!

Was an ideal break for tea in the evening! Did not try the food.

I don't remember I had posted the same in another thread. Posting it again.

Attachment 448570
Hilarious!! And I was thinking till date that rice is always boiled!!!

But the rates do seem cheap!

Actually I was talking more about another one just before you enter Marayoor.

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