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Old 23rd July 2009, 17:42   #1
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Planning to drive from Chennai to Vagamon and then to Kottayam and back to Chennai.

1. How is the road condition from Dindukal to Vagamon? how much time will take to cover this? (hope till Dindukal, road is good from chennai). would like to drive this one day.(start early morning and reach before dark)

2. Good place to stay in Vagamon? Homestay or hotel?
my budget is around Rs.2000 per night for 4 persons( 2 adult and 2 kinds)?

3. direction from Vagamon to Kottayam/kumarakom and road condition and time to drive?

4. Drive back to Chennai? want to cover it one day. Please suggest me a good route/road.

5. which place is better Thekkady or Vagamon?

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Old 28th July 2009, 16:45   #2
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Some resorts are Vagamon Heights/Saj hideout/Summer Castle but the first one will match your budget (off season rates).

for Kumarakom, you may take Vagamon-Erattupetta-Palai-Ettumanoor-Kottayam route (around 70kms/1.5-2hrs). There is a shortcut between Ettumanoor and Kumarakom via Kallara but don't know exactly.
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Planning to drive from Chennai to Vagamon and then to Kottayam and back to Chennia.

1. How is the road condition from Dindukal to Vagamon? how much time will take to cover this? (hope till dindukal, road is good from chennai). would like to drive this one day.(start early morning and reach before dark)

2. Good place to stay in Vagamon? Homestay or hotel?
my budget is around Rs.2000 per night for 4 persons( 2 adult and 2 kinds)?

3. direction from Vagamon to Kottayam/kumarakom and road condition and time to drive?

4. Drive back to Chennai? want to cover it one day. Pl suggest me a good route/road.

5. which place is better Thekkady or Vagamon?
From Dindukal, reach Kumily and then to Peerumade. Roads are in excellent condition till Peerumade, but only two line.
Take right from Peerumade for Vagamon. It is 39km from Peerumade and I am not sure about the road condition.

Vagamon-Kottayam road is in very good condition.
Vagamon-Erattupetta (35km) -> Erattupetta-Palai -> Palai-Ettumanoor -> Ettumanoor-Kottam.

Not sure about the condition on Kottayam-Kumarakon. Usually it is in good condition.

If you like Mountains and green, Vagamon is better. For lake and wildlife it Thekkady.

No clue about hotels and stay at Vagamon as I never had to stay at this place.
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....(hope till dindukal, road is good from chennai). ...
Trichy-Dindigul : four-laning is being done, so it is good in bits and pieces, some stretches would have been completed and many not , so watch out for the diversion boards.

Dindigul-Theni : excellent roads, though 2-lane.

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Guys,

Need some suggestions.

Planning a Chennai - Vagamon trip in May. Most likely this will be a start on Wednesday night from Chennai and return back to Chennai by Sunday evening trip. What are the other places that we could cover en route to Vagamon and also close to Vagamon during this period.

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It would be hot and humid. Hope you are OK with it. Other places to visit would be Kumarakom. You can enjoy houseboats.
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It would be hot and humid. Hope you are OK with it. Other places to visit would be Kumarakom. You can enjoy houseboats.
Oh is it. Defeats the purpose then


Any other cooler places in Idukki worth visiting in this timeframe?
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Any other cooler places in Idukki worth visiting in this timeframe?
Mission - Idukki also the same hot weather, but be assured in Kerala that its less hotter compared to Chennai.

If you don't mind the crowd, Kerala & Devikulam goes for cool weather during that time.
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@Mission_Safari
Please note. It IS a hill station.

Why I mentioned its hot/humid; because, its just before monsoon and hence humidity would be maximum.
Definitely it would be cooler than Chennai (25-27).

It may still be worth going. Sorry I have confused you initially.

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@Mission - Let me know what's you plan or meet up in the campus, if you're free
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IMO, Vagamon is not worth it to come all the way from Chennai. You may try to add Thekkady, Kumarakom and Munnar to it as well to make the long trip worthwhile.
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Thanks all. I will come back here next week after discussing the suggestions with friends.

@Ganesh - Lets meet up next week when i am ready with updates.
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So, waking up a dormant thread.

We're planning to go to Vagamon in April. How's the weather during April-May?

Also, please let me know the best/safe route from Chennai as I would be taking my parents, wife and 6yr old kid along.
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So, waking up a dormant thread.

We're planning to go to Vagamon in April. How's the weather during April-May?

Also, please let me know the best/safe route from Chennai as I would be taking my parents, wife and 6yr old kid along.
Its going to be definitely hot and humid.chennai attur salem namakkal karur dindigul theni cumbum kumily wagamon
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Its going to be definitely hot and humid.chennai attur salem namakkal karur dindigul theni cumbum kumily wagamon
Hi Ranjit - Thanks for your response. I thought I can get some respite from Chennai heat by staying at Vagamon for couple of days in April.

What other options other than Ooty/Kodaikanal? Can you please suggest?

Our return trip would be via Karunagapally!
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