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Old 30th April 2010, 20:47   #31
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so Gvk,

i think you are confused enough now.

Lets understand once you finalize your plan.
yes up to some extent..

"As of now", I am planning 2 nights at Wayanad, 3 at Ooty and 2 at Valparai.. Considering the trip is with family. Personally I would have loved to spend 3 nights at Wayanad.
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gvk,

It doesnt matter where & how many days you spend. The idea of a vacation in my sense is to have forwarded my official cell phone calls,no bugging buyers, service calls, not having to solve office issues and so on.

Try and have a good quality time with your family. enjoy mate & keep us all posted.

i am also looking forward for a nice 10 days break with my family after a solid 11 years starting from sunday.

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yes up to some extent..

"As of now", I am planning 2 nights at Wayanad, 3 at Ooty and 2 at Valparai.. Considering the trip is with family. Personally I would have loved to spend 3 nights at Wayanad.
This is a good plan.
Drive first to Valparai then to Ooty and finally to Waynad.
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gvk,

It doesnt matter where & how many days you spend. The idea of a vacation in my sense is to have forwarded my official cell phone calls,no bugging buyers, service calls, not having to solve office issues and so on.

Try and have a good quality time with your family. enjoy mate & keep us all posted.

i am also looking forward for a nice 10 days break with my family after a solid 11 years starting from sunday.
Thanks and wish you the same.

Yes you are right!! However, not sure whether we can really escape from the phone calls.

Will post all the details for sure.
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This is a good plan.
Drive first to Valparai then to Ooty and finally to Waynad.
Now our programme is finalized:

6th Morning will Start from Hyderabad.
Will reach Bangalore by evening and spend 7th with my brother.
8th Morning will start from Bangalore to Wayanad.
10th morning will leave to Ooty (Accommodation just booked)
12th morning will leave to Valparai,
15th morning will leave to Bangalore.
16th evening planning to be back at Hyderabad.

My colleagues from Kerala branches suggested to visit Athirapally, Vazhachal water falls. They call it mini Niagara.
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Now our programme is finalized:

6th Morning will Start from Hyderabad.
Will reach Bangalore by evening and spend 7th with my brother.
8th Morning will start from Bangalore to Wayanad.
10th morning will leave to Ooty (Accommodation just booked)
12th morning will leave to Valparai,
15th morning will leave to Bangalore.
16th evening planning to be back at Hyderabad.

My colleagues from Kerala branches suggested to visit Athirapally, Vazhachal water falls. They call it mini Niagara.
Sounds a good plan. And the falls are featured in some good travelogues here. Have a look!
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Thats OK. But note that going to Athirapally will cost another day. As you would like to see it during the day. Also some how I would be uneasy to drive at night between Thrichur and Palaghat. Many diversions on NH47 and no sign-boards.
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Gvk,

Nice plan.

have a nice & safe trip.

Keep us posted on the same.
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Sounds a good plan. And the falls are featured in some good travelogues here. Have a look!
Thank you.

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Thats OK. But note that going to Athirapally will cost another day. As you would like to see it during the day. Also some how I would be uneasy to drive at night between Thrichur and Palaghat. Many diversions on NH47 and no sign-boards.
I am not planning to drive during the night. We'll be staying at Valparai for almost 3 days. Whatever is possible, we will try to cover.

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Nice plan.

have a nice & safe trip.

Keep us posted on the same.
Thank you will keep posted for sure.

ROUTE PLAN FOR THE TRIP

HYDERABAD TO BANGALORE : NH 7

BANGALORE TO MANANTHVADY/KALPETTA (WAYANAD) :

BANGALORE - MYSORE - HUNSUR - NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK - KUTTA - (THIRUNELLI TEMPLE & PAPANASHINI) - MANANTHVADY

WAYANAD TO OOTY
KALPETTA - MEPPADI - MUPPANAD - PANDALUR - GUDALUR - NADUVATTAM - OOTY

OOTY TO VALPARAI
OOTY - ARAVANKADU - WELLINGTON - COONOOR - METTUPALAYAM - NARASIMHANAICKEN PALIYAM - COIMBATORE - POLLACHI - VALPARAI

VALPARAI TO BANGALORE
VALPARAI - POLLACHI - TIRUPPUR - SALEM - KRISHNAGIRI - BANGALORE
(Google Map is suggesting a different route without touching NH 7 - not sure about the road condition)
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VALPARAI TO BANGALORE
VALPARAI - POLLACHI - TIRUPPUR - SALEM - KRISHNAGIRI - BANGALORE
(Google Map is suggesting a different route without touching NH 7 - not sure about the road condition)

This is the standard route.

You touch NH47 at Avinashi and NH7 at Salem. Nothing better than this.
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yes Gvk, ampere is right. Take this route, its a breeze. I travel on this highway atleast twice a month for my business visit to coimbatore.

try to catch up with our teammate Beejay at Coonoor.
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This is the standard route.

You touch NH47 at Avinashi and NH7 at Salem. Nothing better than this.
Thanks. Now I can travel confidently.

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yes Gvk, ampere is right. Take this route, its a breeze. I travel on this highway atleast twice a month for my business visit to coimbatore.

try to catch up with our teammate Beejay at Coonoor.
Thanks. I'll try to find out Beejay.
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All the best. Have a safe vacation.

There are two Adyar Anand Bhavans between Bangalore and Salem. One near Krishnagiri and one near Thoppur.
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My stay on 7th at Bangalore now has some meaning.. Meeting all the friends whom I have met 10 years back!! We have planned a get together.
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BANGALORE TO MANANTHVADY/KALPETTA (WAYANAD) :

BANGALORE - MYSORE - HUNSUR - NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK - KUTTA - (THIRUNELLI TEMPLE & PAPANASHINI) - MANANTHVADY
I too will be travelling to Kalpetta on the 8th morning - but will take the Gundlupet - S.Bathery route. To cover Thirunelli the route you're taking would certainly be better - also much better chances of spotting some wildlife in the Nagarahole sanctuary as opposed to the Gundlupet Bathery stretch.

But do watch out for some stretches of bad road around Kutta (Not sure if they have done up this road now - but about 15-20 kms were pretty bad the last time I went that way, a few months ago)

Also - you need not really touch Mysore to go to Hunsur. Take a right after you pass Srirangapatna, and you can connect to the Hunsur road, or else go a few kms further and take a right on Mysore Ring road to hit Hunsur road. I think the latter road may be in be better shape now - Saw some mention of roads not being too good on the first route in some other thread.

Where do you plan to stay in Wynad ? Kalpetta ?

Have a safe trip and enjoy your holiday..
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