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Old 7th October 2008, 18:50   #1
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Default Chennai to Bhavani Sagar Dam

Dear Friends,

I am planning for a trip from Chennai to Bhavani Sagar and have chosen the following route.

Chennai - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Mettur - Gobichettipalayam - Satyamangalam - Bhavani Sagar.

and while coming back

Bhavani Sagar - Satyamangalam - Gobi Chettipalayam - Dharapuram - Karur - Srirangam - Villupuram - Chennai.

How is the road condition between
1. Dharmapuri and Bhavani Sagar
2. Bhavani Sagar to Srirangam, Trichy ?

Any information on this will be very much appreciated.

On the way are there any good place for sight seeing - something out of the books sort of location?

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Old 7th October 2008, 21:41   #2
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Shankar, one small correction to your return route.

You need not go to Dharapuram - from Sathyamangalam, you can join NH47 via Annur near Avinashi and go via Erode to Tiruchengode, Namakkal and Karur on your way to Srirangam.

I beleive that all roads in Sathyamangalam area are in good condition but construction work is on between Namakkal and Karur.

Namakkal has a famous temple too which you can drop in.

Alternatively, you can come from Sathyamangalam to Coimbatore and take the Trichy road from there via Sulur, Palladam, Gangeyam to Karur.
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To go to Bhavani Sagar the route to take is

Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Thoppur - Mettur - Ammapettai (take right here towards Andiyur. Ammapettai is 20kms from Mettur) - Andiyur - Athani - Sathy - Bhavani Sagar.

No need to go to Gobi. If you have to go to Gobi for some reason, take a left just after Athani. Gobi is 13 kms from there.

Road conditions are excellent from Ammapettai till Sathy and beyond.

Easiest and good road to go to Trichy is Sathy - Coimbatore - Palladam - Kangeyam - Karur - Trichy.

If you want to avoid getting into Coimbatore then

Sathy - Annur (take left towards Avinashi) - Avinashi - Tiruppur - Kangeyam - Karur - Trichy

Wouldn't advise Avinashi - Erode currently due to road work and traffic through Erode.

Take a look at mapmyindia.com for exact route details.
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Thanks for your help. Will take the CBE route on return as advised. Also I need to go to Gobi on a personal work and therefore will take the diversion as mentioned.

Thanks very much

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