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|9th April 2009, 16:22||#1|
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Trivandrum - Madurai
I am planning to travel with my family to Madurai from Trivandrum. The two possible routes mentioned in various threads are one through Thenmala- Schencottah while the other is through Nagercoil.
Though one of the Team-bhpian mentioned that the Schencottah route is quite pictureseque though a bit winding another thread mentions of the route to be non-existent (possibly because of the condition of the road). Travelling with family, I do not want to venture much into off-roading with an Alto and if the condition of the roads are so bad via Schencottah would rather take the Nagercoil route.
Is there anyone who has travelled to Madurai via the above mentioned routes and can any advice on what would be best route to reach Madurai without much off-roading.
Thanks in advance.
|9th April 2009, 19:32||#2|
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The only short option is via Nagercoil. There is a longer route via Kumily.
I just did a Tirunelveli trip about a week back.
|9th April 2009, 22:50||#3|
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Please do Trivandrum - Kaniyakumari - Madurai, the roads are very good and it is around 310kms, we did the Madurai - Kaniyakumari route which is a 4 lane NH7 and it is a very good road to travel for the family.
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|10th April 2009, 16:01||#4|
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Madurai-Virudhunagar: 43 kms
Virudhunagar - Sattur: 27 kms
Sattur to Kovilpatti: 23 kms
Kovilpatti to Thirunelveli: 60 kms (via Kayatharu, Sankar Nagar)
Thirunelveli to Nagercoil: 80 kms (via Vaddakuvalliyur, Panagudi, Aralvaimozhi)
Nagercoil to Trivandrum: 70 kms
Total kms: 303 kms
Source: TBHP search + MMI
|10th April 2009, 18:33||#5|
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Take the Nagarcoil route. Shencottah route is closed off for repairs. The roads are exceptionally good except for a few places. The 4 lane expressway begins at Nagarcoil. Do not take it in the night. Watch for sudden changes in road elevation where new tarmac begins and ends. If you hit those edges at high speeds... well, if you like your suspension and tires to last, you shouldn't. There are a few diversions, but I'd say the road is 80% complete.
I did TVM - Madurai - Ramanathapuram last month.
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