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Old 30th March 2012, 23:48   #61
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If you are planning to start by 4PM from Hyderabad, it would be good to take a break at Hosur for the night.
Sleep well and start by around 5 the next day. You also get your sleep.

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I am planning a drive to Kodaikanal. I plan to start from Bangalore at 4.00AM. The plan is to reach Kodaikanal by lunch time. The route I plan to take is as follows;

Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Namakkal - Karur - Dindigul - vattalkundu - Kodaikanal.

On the return leg I would like to take;

Kodaikanal - Palani - Dharapuram - Kangayam - Perundurai - Salem - Dharmapuri - Krishnagiri - Hosur - Bangalore.

The plan is to leave Kodaikanal by noon and be back in Bangalore 7.00PM in the evening.

Please let me know the road conditions for both the routes. Also please let me know the places I can get good Vegeterian snacks on the way.
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Please let me know the road conditions for both the routes. Also please let me know the places I can get good Vegeterian snacks on the way.
Both routes are good. The one you have chosen onward is excellent and it takes only about 5-6 hours (max) to reach Dindigul. And since you would be in Salem before 8 AM, you can plan on having your breakfast in Salem and lunch at Kodaikanal.

I have made several trip to Kodai and most times we take the Palani route. The route is good too, but it's not a 4-lane road until you hit Perundurai. But depending on time of the day, you can keep up a decent pace. If you are starting from Kodai before lunch, I would recommend the place called Fun & foods (or sounding similar) in Palani, where you get good (not excellent) snack/veg food. You will find this place just before Palani on your left. Since you are a vegetarian, I recommend you stop at Salem again for Snack. There is a very good place for non-veg lovers in Perundurai. But obviously you don't need/care. And be extra careful and easy while driving from Kodai to Palani on the hills.
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Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Namakkal - Karur - Dindigul - vattalkundu - Kodaikanal.
You may want to check on the road conditions between Dindgul and Vattalakundu since there is road widening work in progress. It has been discussed in other recent threads as well, please check. One option to avoid this stretch would be to take Kodai Road to Vattalakundu instead of the first right turnoff that is marked for Vattalakundu/Kodaikanal. On another thread @ampere has provided a map link as well for the Kodai route.

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Kodaikanal - Palani - Dharapuram - Kangayam - Perundurai - Salem - Dharmapuri - Krishnagiri - Hosur - Bangalore.
Also please let me know the places I can get good Vegeterian snacks on the way.
Since you plan to return via Palani, you can stop at New Tiruppur Lodge there that has a very good pure veg. restaurant.
Also, here is a list of many eateries we saw on the way between Bangalore and Madurai, this may help you as well for your onward journey - here (Dizzy Drive ®:Bangalore-Madurai-Kanyakumari-Rameshwaram-Bangalore in 5 days)

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Old 17th August 2012, 09:00   #65
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I have made several trip to Kodai and most times we take the Palani route. The route is good too, but it's not a 4-lane road until you hit Perundurai. But depending on time of the day, you can keep up a decent pace.And be extra careful and easy while driving from Kodai to Palani on the hills.
Thanks for the suggestions prakash_ajp. The reason to go via Palani would be to just try a different route.

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You may want to check on the road conditions between Dindgul and Vattalakundu since there is road widening work in progress. It has been discussed in other recent threads as well, please check. One option to avoid this stretch would be to take Kodai Road to Vattalakundu instead of the first right turnoff that is marked for Vattalakundu/Kodaikanal. On another thread @ampere has provided a map link as well for the Kodai route.
I think the image shows the road your are refering to.

The route you have suggested is ;

Kodai Road - Ammanpatty - Nilakottai - Batlagundu.

Hope this road is good / better with less traffic
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Kodai Road - Ammanpatty - Nilakottai - Batlagundu.

Hope this road is good / better with less traffic
Most people who goto Kodai by train take this route. (Bus/cab from station to Kodai)
I have been through once. That was some 3-4 years back though. But it was very decent and low on traffic.
Dont know how it is today.
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Most people who goto Kodai by train take this route. (Bus/cab from station to Kodai)
I have been through once. That was some 3-4 years back though. But it was very decent and low on traffic.
Dont know how it is today.
Just came back from the trip to Kodaikanal. The route from Bangalore till Kodaikanal is excellent.
Kodai Road - Ammanpatty - Nilakottai - Batlagundu route is also excellent and congestion free. Overall, had a very nice and trouble free drive. The toll amounted to around INR 950/- (to and fro) including the NICE road usage fee. But I am not complaining since the road was in excellent shape.
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I also just came back from Kodaikanal on September 02, 2012. The route that i had taken was Bangalore-Hosur-Salem-Namakkal-Karur-Dindigul-Kodai. The road uptill dindigul was great but the stretch from dindigul till the Kodai Ghat road is good in patches, since some road widening work is on. I took the same route for my return trip.
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I am planning to make a trip from Bangalore to Nagore to visit the shrine, sometime in november. Google maps shows the route through Krishnagiri, Salem, Attur, Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai. How is the road condition in this route. I could not get any similar previous trip report in the forum.

Members, please pour in your suggestions.

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Members, please pour in your suggestions.
You should be able to get all details here. (Bangalore-Velankanni)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ankanni-5.html (Route and Road Condition : Bangalore to Kodaikanal to Velankanni)


Best option is to go via Trichy/Tanjore.

Bangalore-Salem-Namakkal-Thuraiyur-Trichy-Tanjore-Thiruvarur-Nagore.

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Bangalore-Salem-Namakkal-Thuraiyur-Trichy-Tanjore-Thiruvarur-Nagore.
The straightforward Namakkal-Musiri-Trichy itself is good, please refer the Bangalore-Trichy thread.
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The straightforward Namakkal-Musiri-Trichy itself is good, please refer the Bangalore-Trichy thread.
The reason I mentioned Thuraiyur was not just road condition alone, but more due to truck traffic. During day times, I read its too high.
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Just came back from the trip to Kodaikanal. The route from Bangalore till Kodaikanal is excellent.
Kodai Road - Ammanpatty - Nilakottai - Batlagundu route is also excellent and congestion free. Overall, had a very nice and trouble free drive. The toll amounted to around INR 950/- (to and fro) including the NICE road usage fee. But I am not complaining since the road was in excellent shape.
Hi,

I am planning to go to Kodaikanal from Bangalore this week. I will have a stop over in Salem. Since you just came back from Kodai, would like to know if you took the Palani-Dharapuram-Kangayam-Perundurai route. I have heard this route is scenic. So I would like to know the road condition as I plan to take this route onward. On return, I will take the NH7 route. As I have two small kids travelling with me, security and safety would be priority.

Thanks in advance for the suggestion.
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Hi,

I am planning to go to Kodaikanal from Bangalore this week. I will have a stop over in Salem. Since you just came back from Kodai, would like to know if you took the Palani-Dharapuram-Kangayam-Perundurai route. I have heard this route is scenic. So I would like to know the road condition as I plan to take this route onward. On return, I will take the NH7 route. As I have two small kids travelling with me, security and safety would be priority.

Thanks in advance for the suggestion.
Hi, i had taken the following route to kodai and back, Hosur- Krishnagiri - Salem - Karur - Dindigul - Kodai.

As mentioned in my earlier post, the road uptill Dindigul is great but the road from Dindigul till the Kodai Ghat road was good in patches, due to road widening work.

The return route via Palani is scenic but apparently steep ghat section hence can be avoided I feel.
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going on a trip from Bangalore - Kodai - Velankanni....Pretty much know the route to Kodai....But need help and advise on route from Kodai to Velankanni.

I know the usual route through Kodai - Dindigul - Trichy - Velankanni

But need advise on Kodai - Madurai - Pudukkottai - pattukotai - Velankanni through ECR...

Has anyone travelled along this route? Is this good to drive etc
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