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Old 4th November 2009, 12:00   #16
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Planning to do BLR-TVM via Madurai-Tenkasi. Any updates on the stretch between Tenkasi and TVM? Any bad stretches?
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Planning to do BLR-TVM via Madurai-Tenkasi. Any updates on the stretch between Tenkasi and TVM? Any bad stretches?
Check this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post1528006

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Hey guys,

Planning on driving to Kollam from Bangalore via Shenkotta-Punalur soon. The NH47 route is most straight forward, but the traffic and roads (thanks to Cochin Metro) is terrible from Angamali to Cochin. Anyone done this route recently?
I'm guessing the roads till Shenkotta will be TN highways ( read 4-6 lanes).

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Planning on driving to Kollam from Bangalore via Shenkotta-Punalur soon. The NH47 route is most straight forward, but the traffic and roads (thanks to Cochin Metro) is terrible from Angamali to Cochin. Anyone done this route recently?
I'm guessing the roads till Shenkotta will be TN highways ( read 4-6 lanes).
It is a 4-lane road only upto Thirumangalam where you turn off on towards Rajapalayam/Shenkotta, and from there on it is a 2 lane highway even in Tamilnadu.

Those roads are generally good, but I've found the Thirumangalam-Thenmala sector to be generally slower than most TN State Highways - probably because of the large number of small towns / large villages on the way leading to quite a bit of local traffic. I remember seeing a suggestion from someone on this forum saying that going till Kovilpatti on the 4-lane NH7 and taking the Kovilpatti-Sankarankovil- Puliangudi state highway may perhaps be a faster and more peaceful drive (in spite of it being longer by some 20-25 kms), but have never tried it myself.

But in any case this should be faster than the NH7/NH47 combo.

P.S. The last I travelled on those roads (beyond Thirumangalam) is probably a year or so back - so my information isn't very current. May be someone who has been that way later will provide updates.
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Thanks mate! Will check out this option before I head out. Cheers!
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Check out a recent update about the Tirumangalam-Thenmala section of your route here : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3685963
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