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Old 29th April 2009, 15:41   #1
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A friend of mine is planning to drive down in an Innova from Hyderabad to Pondicherry.

A short,safe and good roads route with road updates, if possible would be really appreciated.

Also any other pointers are most welcome.
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He has to get to Chennai.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ne-2008-a.html

If he is an experienced highway driver then Hyd-Pondi in a day is easy.

I am driving down to Chennai tomorrow. Will update on the Adanki route Friday morning.
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You could also explore Hyderabad - Kurnool - Cuddappah - Chittoor - Vellore - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry. It should be similar distance.
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Thanks Imran, so what is the total distance if taken from Chennai route?

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You could also explore Hyderabad - Kurnool - Cuddappah - Chittoor - Vellore - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry. It should be similar distance.
And, this route would be how many kms and how are the roads?
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I did hyderabad to Pondy in November last year. The route i took is Hydererabad-Nalgonda-Nellore-Chennai-Pondy.

The whole route is nice. I started about 04:00 in the morning and reached chennai by 03:00 in the afternoon with breaks for breakfast & lunch. Spent the evening in Chennai and started for pondy the next day.

While returning i wanted to visit tirupati so i took a different route i.e Pondy-tirupati-Cuddapah-Kurnool-Hyderabad.

I enjoyed my my onward drive when compared to return purely because of the road conditions.
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Thanks Visu. So went in the Cedia Sports..huh? How many kms is that route?

Btw, not to be seen for any of the meets?
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Masab Tank, Hyderabad to Adyar, Chennai is about 650 kms.
Route is Hyderabad -> Miryalaguda -> Addanki -> Ongole -> Chennai.

Ongole to Chennai is NH5. Bliss.

Adyar, Chennai -> Pondicherry is under 140 kms.
Very scenic East Coast Road.
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I did it in my Santro during May 1 -3
the route which we took was Hyd-Vijayawada-Chennai-OMR-Mahabalipuram-Pondy came close to 950KM overall.

Hyd to Vijayawada - 6 hours
Vijayawada to Chennai entrance 6 hours
from entering chennai and getting to OMR Road took us 2 hours , after we reached OMR , it took 3 hours to reach Pondy.

There are many blind curves and people drive like maniacs on the OMR road, one of the most dangerous roads I've seen, very rash driving.

I would say you can choose the Hyd-VJA-Che-Pondy only reason being after you cross VJA till chennai its a breeze. the RTC and private travel guys take a different route to reach chennai, I think its through nagarjuna sagar, I came once by a bus , its a 2 lane road.

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Hyderabad - Addanki via Miryalaguda.

The road has deteriorated.

I will not use it for my return journey.
Will be checking out the Sagar road instead.

My timings
Left Hyderabad at 1:30 PM.
Addanki at 7:30 PM (Exact 300 kms)
Adyar, Chennai at 12:30 AM (350 kms)

No breaks except for nature(2) and fuel(1) .
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Reviving the old thread.
I am planning a trip next week and there will be a three year old kid. Hence, I am in the lookout for some suggestions on routes, best time to start etc.

Thanks for your help.
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Reviving the old thread.
I am planning a trip next week and there will be a three year old kid. Hence, I am in the lookout for some suggestions on routes, best time to start etc.

Thanks for your help.
Hyd BLR via NH7 approx 8hours
Blr-Krishnagairi-Left Turn-Vellore-Arcot-Vandavasi-Tindivanam-Pondy (400kms) approx 6-7hrs

Doable in a day with a 4am departure from Hyd.Plenty of eating places between blr and pondy.No eating places betweeb hyd and blr.

Feel free to pm me in case you need more details
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Reviving the old thread.
I am planning a trip next week and there will be a three year old kid. Hence, I am in the lookout for some suggestions on routes, best time to start etc.

Thanks for your help.
Way to Bypass Bangalore coming from HYD and connect to NH7 Hosur side

https://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr...via=1&t=m&z=15

Hosur to Puducherry

https://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr...sz=11&t=m&z=11
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How about this route?

Hyd- kurnool- kadapa - chittor - vellore - pondi

https://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr...mra=ls&t=m&z=7

Has anyone taken this route? how is the road condition?
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How about this route?

Hyd- kurnool- kadapa - chittor - vellore - pondi

https://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr...mra=ls&t=m&z=7

Has anyone taken this route? how is the road condition?
I had driven on Hyd to Vellore in May.
There was 4 laning work between Kurnool and Kadapa.
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There was 4 laning work between Kurnool and Kadapa.
Will that slow me down? Do you advise me to take this route?
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