Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd August 2014, 13:54   #826
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,417
Thanked: 1,540 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverikMahesh View Post
Friends, I am planning a trip to Munnar for the 15th Aug long weekend. As i have previously done this trip via Salem Dindigul Theni Bodi route, want to do the Kanakpura, Chamarajanagar, Udumalapet Munnar, CM (Chinnakanal). I would like to reach Club Mahindra by 1:30 PM. Plan to leave by 4:30 AM.

A start at 4:30 would mean that we could be in Chamarajanagar by 7 (?). Is Nijaguna Residency a good place for breakfast?

Can i reach Munnar by 1:30 if i take this route? In case i am delayed, which is a good place for Lunch?

Yes nijaguna is ideal for breakfast,place warms up for breakfast only by 730.

You would reach munnar for lunch else you have a couple of restaurants at udumulpet






Sent from my iPhone using Team-BHP
ranjitp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2014, 14:32   #827
BHPian
 
Gokrish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chennai and AR
Posts: 257
Thanked: 132 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverikMahesh View Post
Can i reach Munnar by 1:30 if i take this route? In case i am delayed, which is a good place for Lunch?
In all probability you can reach CM, Munnar on time for Lunch. Otherwise, you may try Aanandhaas at Dhali - Munnar Road at Udumalpet. Another option is Gandhiram at Pollachi Bye-pass Road but, it involves a slight detour of around half a kilo meter. Even in Munnar, you may try Rajasthani Hotel (forgot the name of the hotel) which is on Udumalpet-Munnar exactly at the Munnar Town.
Gokrish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2014, 20:28   #828
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,065
Thanked: 3,372 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverikMahesh View Post
Friends, I am planning a trip to Munnar for the 15th Aug long weekend. As i have previously done this trip via Salem Dindigul Theni Bodi route, want to do the Kanakpura, Chamarajanagar, Udumalapet Munnar, CM (Chinnakanal). I would like to reach Club Mahindra by 1:30 PM. Plan to leave by 4:30 AM.

A start at 4:30 would mean that we could be in Chamarajanagar by 7 (?). Is Nijaguna Residency a good place for breakfast?

Can i reach Munnar by 1:30 if i take this route? In case i am delayed, which is a good place for Lunch?
Nijaguna starts late so you may end up waiting for breakfast there if you start at 4:30am.
I think a better option may be Ramavilas at Sathy, next to the Police Station. Another advantage of having breakfast at Sathy would be that you would have traversed down the Dimbham ghats.

Last edited by NPV : 2nd August 2014 at 20:30.
NPV is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2014, 22:52   #829
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,790
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverikMahesh View Post
Can i reach Munnar by 1:30 if i take this route? In case i am delayed, which is a good place for Lunch?
I doubt on this. Because:

- A 4:30 start means (assuming you start on time) you would be in CBE by 9:30/10.
- Assuming you reach Annur by 9AM, then starts you Coimbattore bypass routing.
- And that is Annur-Karumathampatti-Palladam-Udumalpet.
- I see in Google that its about 90 km.
- With small roads and villages to cross, I would give it about 2 hours.
- So that means you hit Udumalpet by 11-11:30PM.
- Now I assume 3 hours from Udumalpet to Munnar. Its about 90km and with winding roads and photo stops, I would assume it would be easily 3 hours.
- So its already 2:30 to Munnar.
- And last but not least CM is at Chinnakanal which is 22km from Munnar on the NH49 towards Theni. Thats another 40 minutes to an hour.
- So it easily goes till 3:30. And in between if you break more, add those stoppage times.
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2014, 09:15   #830
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,065
Thanked: 3,372 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverikMahesh View Post
Can i reach Munnar by 1:30 if i take this route? In case i am delayed, which is a good place for Lunch?
Forgot to mention this in my earlier response. If you're looking to reach Club Mahindra by 1:30pm, you'd be better off taking the Salem-Dindigual-Theni route since it will be faster and you can reach Chinnakanal directly. The udumalaipet-marayoor route will get you to munnar town from where it will take an hour or so to drive the 20 odd Km to Chinnakanal where Club Mahindra is located.
For onward journey maybe you can take the Dindugal route and return via Marayoor-Udumalaipet-Chamarajanagar-Kanakapura.

Last edited by NPV : 3rd August 2014 at 09:17.
NPV is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2014, 17:42   #831
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: HYD & BLR
Posts: 38
Thanked: 13 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Hello All,
Thanks to all those people who helped me with the route to Munnar from BLR. I had plans to ride on my Bullet with my wife.

Unfortunately I had a fatal fall 3 weeks back and fractured my tail bone.
Though I am on the recovery mode now, my Ortho advised no driving and absoutely no riding for next 1 month.

I am forced to take the train to Madurai and then a cab to Munnar.
I will plan this ride sometimes later in the year.

Thanks once again for all the inputs. I shall save this thread.
shimshumara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2014, 14:33   #832
Senior - BHPian
 
Fauji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,441
Thanked: 928 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Munnar is mindblowingly beautiful now. We were there last week. The road from Bangalore via Theni is excellent. There are few rough patches on the Bodi ghat road. No worries as such. In and around Munnar, the roads are just awesome. enjoy your drive!
Fauji is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2014, 14:14   #833
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 69
Thanked: 13 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fauji View Post
Munnar is mindblowingly beautiful now. We were there last week. The road from Bangalore via Theni is excellent. There are few rough patches on the Bodi ghat road. No worries as such. In and around Munnar, the roads are just awesome. enjoy your drive!
Dear Fauji, Great to hear from you. Did you write a travelogue on your recent trip to Munnar?

By the way, may i ask what route did you take from Theni to Munnar (or should i assume Club Mahindra - as i remember you are a member). What was the time taken and when did you start your journey from Bangalore?
MaverikMahesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2014, 16:28   #834
Oxy
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 119
Thanked: 132 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

A friend is planning a trip to Thekkady from Bangalore. He will be driving. Wanted to ask a few queries on his behalf:

1. Is approximately a 500 kms drive. Is it probable to do this in a day?
2. How are the road conditions in general?
Oxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2014, 16:47   #835
BHPian
 
satan's_valet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TN09/KA04
Posts: 286
Thanked: 140 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oxy View Post
A friend is planning a trip to Thekkady from Bangalore. He will be driving. Wanted to ask a few queries on his behalf:

1. Is approximately a 500 kms drive. Is it probable to do this in a day?
2. How are the road conditions in general?
Yes. It is easily possible in a day. He can take the Thekkady >> Cumbum >> Theni >> Dindigul >> Karur >> Salem >> Krishnagiri >> Bangalore route.

Dindigul to Bangalore is on NH7 with good roads and is easily doable in 5-6 hours with normal (80-100 kmph) speeds. Thekkady to Dindigul is on State Highways with decent roads and he can do it in 2-3 hours.
satan's_valet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2014, 11:08   #836
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 413
Thanked: 95 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
- Now I assume 3 hours from Udumalpet to Munnar. Its about 90km and with winding roads and photo stops, I would assume it would be easily 3 hours.
Ampere, Driving to Munnar this Friday and my planned routes are below

Onward : Bangalore-Salem-Dindugal-Theni-Bodi-Munnar
Return : Munnar-Udumalapet-Dharapuram-Erode-Salem-Bangalore.

I am confused if I should latch on to NH7 on the return at Aravakuruchi from Dharapuram or if the Erode route is good enough to drive. Can you assist in my decision?
gopikb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2014, 11:15   #837
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,790
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by gopikb View Post
I am confused if I should latch on to NH7 on the return at Aravakuruchi from Dharapuram or if the Erode route is good enough to drive. Can you assist in my decision?
Gopi, I think either of the roads are equally good. Go with what you like!

there is also a clean bypass to Karur side. Dharapuram Bypass : Udumalpet-to-Karur

Last edited by ampere : 25th August 2014 at 11:41.
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2014, 11:40   #838
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 413
Thanked: 95 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Gopi, I think either of the roads are equally good. Go with what you like!
Thank you Ampere. That allows me to take a decision after reaching Dharapuram. Munnar is most beautiful with the showers and mist. Unfortunately the past one week I see that sun is blazing in its full glory in Bangalore. Not sure what Munnar holds for us this weekend. Driving family there for the first time and I am hoping that they get to see the real beauty of Munnar.
gopikb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2014, 18:35   #839
BHPian
 
luvurride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 485
Thanked: 261 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gopikb View Post
Ampere, Driving to Munnar this Friday and my planned routes are below


Return : Munnar-Udumalapet-Dharapuram-Erode-Salem-Bangalore.

I am confused if I should latch on to NH7 on the return at Aravakuruchi from Dharapuram or if the Erode route is good enough to drive. Can you assist in my decision?
No need to get to Erode. You can do dharapuram-kangeyam-perundurai to latch on to NH7. Excellent roads.
luvurride is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2014, 22:49   #840
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 413
Thanked: 95 Times
Default re: Bangalore to Munnar : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvurride View Post
No need to get to Erode. You can do dharapuram-kangeyam-perundurai to latch on to NH7. Excellent roads.
luvtoride, thank you. Did you mean dharapuram-kangeyam-perundurai-Bhavani-Mettur to join NH7? It is close to 300kms of 2-lane roads and am worried about the traffic and the overtaking maneuvers in 2-lane road. Instead if I join Karur as recommended by Ampere, it is only 189kms to join 4-lane and I can drive that extra 100 kms in 4-lane bliss.

But driving to Mettur does open up additional possibility of visiting Mettur dam, drive through a scenic route and also bypass Salem completely. Thanks for bringing this up. I will decide based on the interest of kids and my strength to drive on return. Two lanes typically sap more energy than 4-lanes for driving and hence just from a driving point of view, I prefer 4-lanes any day.
gopikb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries madan80 Route / Travel Queries 2539 5th December 2016 22:53
Cochin - Munnar : Route/Climate Queries govigov Route / Travel Queries 16 28th December 2015 16:15
Bangalore - Delhi - Srinagar - Delhi - Bangalore : Route Queries micrographics Route / Travel Queries 8 27th November 2015 14:47
Getting drenched in Munnar (Bangalore to Munnar and Kannur) longdriveblusky Travelogues 12 20th November 2012 15:44
Kodaikanal - Munnar - Waynad route queries sumannandy Route / Travel Queries 49 12th October 2012 16:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:39.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks