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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th May 2011, 12:33   #61
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,440
Thanked: 4,042 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
Thanx for the info,just a curious question,are there petrol pumps that accept cards between Calicut and Mysore?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeva View Post
... Better to fill it up at Mysore or Bathery, I am wary about the quality of fuel sold in between.
At Bathery, when you are driving down from Mysore, there is one company owned pump on the right side towards the end of the town (Dhottapankulam).Petrol Bunk

The COO pumps at Thamaraserry/Adivaram don't accept cards though, as I learned the last weekend.
Well, most pumps in Wayand Accept Credit cards. After the pump that Jeevan mentioned, almost immediately, one comes in the left, which also accepts card payment.

In Meenangadi, there is this pump(BP) on the right side just after town. And in Kalpetta, after about 2kms from town towards calicut, a BP pump is there which also accepts CC's.

One thing though. Most of the times, the connections here are not so reliable, and these pumps may not accept cards temporarily.
dhanushs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2011, 13:23   #62
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,580
Thanked: 1,696 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Thanx this is good info.Happy to see that most pumps all over Kerala have begun to accept cards now a days.A welcome change.I have been driving all over Kerala for the past one month and this was a welcome change that I noticed,even in remote locations I saw a few pumps to be card-ready with their swipe machines.Does the pump at Batheri accept cards?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeva View Post
At Mysore, most of them accept cards. Then at Nanjangud, the one just after the Kabini bridge on the right, they accept cards. Better to fill it up at Mysore or Bathery, I am wary about the quality of fuel sold in between.
At Bathery, when you are driving down from Mysore, there is one company owned pump on the right side towards the end of the town (Dhottapankulam).Petrol Bunk

The COO pumps at Thamaraserry/Adivaram don't accept cards though, as I learned the last weekend.
ranjitp1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2011, 13:58   #63
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,527
Thanked: 8,451 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

How is the one at Gundlupet CCD?
Does he take card? How is the fuel quality? Ever tried?
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2011, 17:23   #64
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,580
Thanked: 1,696 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
How is the one at Gundlupet CCD?
Does he take card? How is the fuel quality? Ever tried?
The Gundulpet CCD guy does not accept cards.I filled at the same pump a couple of weeks back,quality seemed good.
ranjitp1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2011, 17:25   #65
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,527
Thanked: 8,451 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

I have been there all the time, but never filled petrol. But on the whole bunk looked OK.
Hence wanted if others had any experience! I totally forgot you yourself had filled it up there!
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2011, 12:15   #66
BHPian
 
jeeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 604
Thanked: 525 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
Does the pump at Batheri accept cards?
Yeah they do. I normally fill up from this place.
jeeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2011, 14:16   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,580
Thanked: 1,696 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

I finally did the Mangalamkunnu-Hyderabad route via Kozhikode-Blore this weekend.A couple of observations:

1.Took the Cherplasserry-Perinthalmana-NH17 bypass route to Kozhikode.Road is excellent from Perinthalmana to NH17 BP.Cherplasserry to Perinthalmana road is just about average.Dense traffic just like any other Kerala road.

2.Kozhikode bypass pumps all accept credit cards.I filled at at an IndianOil pump to the left side.

3.Kozhikode-Adivaram-good roads but very dense traffic.Horrible roadside coffee at the tea stalls:(I know I should have stuck to the tea at the tea stalls!

4.Washrooms inside kerala restaurants leave a lot to be desired,irrespective of how good the places look from outside!

5.Looks like the Kerala PWD has given up on the famous Thamarasserry Churam,I have driven the ghats in much better conditions,the most of the hairpins are in pretty average state.

6.Kalpetta looks ever so lovely and the roads were a treat to drive on.Looks like Wayanad district administration has taken more interest in the welfare as compared to Kozhikode.I was amazed to see the number of restaurants and resorts in Kalpetta.I tanked up at the BP COCO pump and they too accepted cards.Surprise of surprise,there is even a CCD outlet in Kapetta to your left just after the ghats.It must be the CCD's first outlet in Kerala?

7.The MINT restaurant at Batheri looked very good,but just did not get place to even step in,it was packed.A mistake because in hindsight should have stopped at Kalpetta for lunch.Now it was a forced lunch break at CCD Gundulpet!

8.The drive through Muthanga was lovely,was back in the forests after close to 15years and nothing much seems to have changed,the forest guards still look as bored as ever.

9.Mysore-Bangalore Saturday traffic was killing and the speedbreakers are just mindblowing.I still dont understand the logic of having speedbreakers on a fast 4 laned corridor.Or the least they can do is have them marked!

10.I was shooed away by the guards at Adigas and Lokaruchi.They just couldnt take in any more people.I was shocked,sooo many people?A reason why I liked Kadambam,noting fancy,but very tasty food,clean washrooms and super quick service and hot food.The only downside is that it is on the other side of the road towards Mysore.Bangalore-Mysore road is one long food court now.Also there is no break in the median near the Mcdie.I counted atleast 4 kamats with two kamats next to each other in a distance of less than 1km.

11.Isnt the NICE road charges too steep?They charge INR45 for Mysore road to Bannerghatta-thats super expensive IMHO.From NICE road exit to Koramangala 4th block it took us exactly 3 hours.

12.Next day was a breeze,hebbal interchange to Hyderabad in 5.5hours with a steady speed of 120kph and no rash driving.Left Hebbal at 10am and was at Banjara Hills at 1530.If only the highway had more eating facilities like the Bangalore-Mysore road.
ranjitp1 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2011, 16:55   #68
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 887
Thanked: 281 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

ranjitp1 I was just going through the route you have taken from Cherplasserry-Banglore.
One query how is the road from Kallidikodu via Siruvani dam to Coimbatore.
Any inputs
gajadonga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2011, 18:52   #69
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,580
Thanked: 1,696 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by gajadonga View Post
ranjitp1 I was just going through the route you have taken from Cherplasserry-Banglore.
One query how is the road from Kallidikodu via Siruvani dam to Coimbatore.
Any inputs
I havent driven the Siruvani route from kerala side to Coimbatore myself,but people in Cherplasserry were telling me that the route is good now a days,but I cant vouch for it.As per local reports there,rains in the dam regions have led to an increase in the water level in the dam at the moment.So you might to get to see some water

To go to Siruvani,you need to divert off the Manarkad road at Edakurrissi.
ranjitp1 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2011, 19:13   #70
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,440
Thanked: 4,042 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
4.Washrooms inside kerala restaurants leave a lot to be desired,irrespective of how good the places look from outside!
Very True!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
5.Looks like the Kerala PWD has given up on the famous Thamarasserry Churam,I have driven the ghats in much better conditions,the most of the hairpins are in pretty average state.
Well, wasn't the 'work' in 'progress'?. It almost always is, without any progress!.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
Kalpetta looks ever so lovely and the roads were a treat to drive on.....
... I tanked up at the BP COCO pump and they too accepted cards.Surprise of surprise,there is even a CCD outlet in Kapetta to your left just after the ghats.It must be the CCD's first outlet in Kerala?
Its Vythiri you are talking about. And there are tons of CCD's in Kerala. IIRC, MG Road Cochin alone has about 3 of them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
7.The MINT restaurant at Batheri looked very good,but just did not get place to even step in,it was packed.A mistake because in hindsight should have stopped at Kalpetta for lunch.Now it was a forced lunch break at CCD Gundulpet!
There is this Jubilee restaurant on the right side immediatly you enter Bathery. Decent food and parking, if Mintflower is packed. Also, prince hotel too offers decent facilities and great parkign space.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranjitp1 View Post
9.Mysore-Bangalore Saturday traffic was killing and the speedbreakers are just mindblowing.I still dont understand the logic of having speedbreakers on a fast 4 laned corridor.Or the least they can do is have them marked!

Last edited by dhanushs : 10th May 2011 at 19:16.
dhanushs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2011, 22:18   #71
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,440
Thanked: 4,042 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Update: Came back from Bangalore to S.Bathery today.

Roads are excellent throughout. Even the Mysore- Nanjangode stretch is re-tarred completely.

Only after crossing the border into Kerala does the condition deteriorate. But, is acceptable.
dhanushs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 23:36   #72
BHPian
 
sameer sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 322
Thanked: 232 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Hello! I am planning to drive to Windflower resort at Vythri from Chennai on July 22 2011. Will be doing a night halt at Bangalore onwards as well as in return journey. I would like to know the current road condition from Mysore to Vythri and the preferred route that I should follow.

Appreciate response from T-BHP Members!
sameer sultan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 09:57   #73
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,739
Thanked: 4,564 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by sameer sultan View Post
Hello! I am planning to drive to Windflower resort at Vythri from Chennai on July 22 2011. Will be doing a night halt at Bangalore onwards as well as in return journey. I would like to know the current road condition from Mysore to Vythri and the preferred route that I should follow.

Appreciate response from T-BHP Members!
The most straight forward and simple route is Bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud-Gundlupet-Sulthan Bathery-Kalpetta-Vythiri

At Gundlupet, take the road to the right (straight goes to the TN side towards Masinagudi/Gudalur).

Note that forest check post timings on this route are 6am-9pm so plan accordingly.

Overall, this route is good (last I traveled was 2 months ago) and don't expect it to be bad. Beyond Vythiri the Thamarassery ghat section towards Calicut may have bad patches on some hair pin bends. You should not be affected if you only go till Vythiri.
NPV is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 12:47   #74
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,440
Thanked: 4,042 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Calicut : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by sameer sultan View Post
I would like to know the current road condition from Mysore to Vythri and the preferred route that I should follow.
Mysore to Kerala border, the roads are just fine. No potholes at all. Just the occasional humps at gundelpet-bathery. After Kerala border, roads start to deteriorate. But still manageable. and as NPK suggested, please watch for the timings at which forest checkpost close.
dhanushs is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2011, 19:33   #75
BHPian
 
sameer sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 322
Thanked: 232 Times
Default

Thank you NPV and Dhanushs. I shall be under taking the trip this weekend. Insha Allah. Will update the current road conditions.
sameer sultan 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
Calicut - Trivandrum - Calicut Route Updates nairrk Route / Travel Queries 99 19th October 2017 15:13
1st ever Mini meet in Calicut. Post here for all future Calicut mini meets.. MaserQ The Team-BHP Meet Section 17 8th August 2017 04:32
Bangalore-Calicut alternate route ccnarayanan Route / Travel Queries 1 1st January 2014 13:35
3 bhpians coming to calicut, calicut bhpians want a meet? pramodkumar The Team-BHP Meet Section 9 26th September 2011 21:51
Need some pointers! Calicut - Aluva - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Ramakkalmedu - Calicut Klub Class Route / Travel Queries 8 18th March 2011 12:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:17.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks