Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th August 2013, 14:55   #76
BHPian
 
pramodpk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 901
Thanked: 401 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramodpk View Post
I was planning to take Ulundurpet / Tindivanam/Arcot/Chitoor/Bangalore but want to avoid it beacuse of Telangana agitations.

Does Ulundurpet / Tindivanam/Arcot/Bangalore go via Andhra? If not, I would take that route. Is it via Vellore (Bangalore Chennai GQ)?

Thanks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
It goes via AP at Chitoor/Palamaner region. Not worth it I would say.

So the only option is return via Salem?
pramodpk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2013, 16:07   #77
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,787
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramodpk View Post
So the only option is return via Salem?
I would say thats the best option as of now. Also do see the Bangalore traffic thread. going via Varthur is a pain. So may be good to use 207.
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2013, 12:06   #78
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 445
Thanked: 119 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by ravib View Post
On the Ulundurpet-Salem highway, i would like to caution one important thing. The road is not 100% 4L. Though the road conditions are excellent, it is a mix of 4L and occasional 2L stretches for good number of kms. So you will end up seeing 4L ending then & there and vehicles coming in opposite direction all of sudden. So don't drive with the mindset thinking you have 2 lanes in your own side/direction to overtake comfortably. Bit of risk is there, if your are not observing the reduction in lanes keenly with the speed you normally drive. (Read 100+ kmph)
Work was going on at few places and I hope they make this stretch completely 4L.
-Ravi
On Sunday last (11th Aug) I was coming on this very same road (NH 79) from Chidambaram. At one stretch where it is clearly 4-lane, I suddenly saw a barricade; had to apply brakes and switch over to the other (oncoming) traffic lane; only a few yards away I realized that the local villagers have blocked a small portion of the National Highway and were celebrating a local Mariyamman festival by putting up a pandal / shamiyana on the highway
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2013, 13:52   #79
BHPian
 
pramodpk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 901
Thanked: 401 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
I would say thats the best option as of now. Also do see the Bangalore traffic thread. going via Varthur is a pain. So may be good to use 207.
I have decided to take the NH 207 for the return but am confused about the route to take for the onward journey. Varthur -attibele route is 15 KMS shorter than silboard route for me. Should I take it? I will be starting at 5:15 AM but am worried about safety and the Varthur bridge issue.

Not sure about NH 207 route as I am not familiar with it and don't want to miss the way early in the morning.

Thanks.
pramodpk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2013, 13:06   #80
BHPian
 
netarchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 397
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Traveled via hosur - salem - virduchalam - jayakondam - kumbakonam on 17 aug.
Roads are fine ..except for small patches in between virduchalam and kumbakonam..its about 120 kms I think.
Roads had many pot holes with high traffic. It took me about 8 hours from hosur to kumbakonam. Reached hosur around 1 pm and kumbakonam by 9 pm.
netarchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2013, 13:37   #81
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,787
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramodpk View Post
I have decided to take the NH 207 for the return but am confused about the route to take for the onward journey. Varthur -attibele route is 15 KMS shorter than silboard route for me. Should I take it? I will be starting at 5:15 AM but am worried about safety and the Varthur bridge issue.

Not sure about NH 207 route as I am not familiar with it and don't want to miss the way early in the morning.

Thanks.
Sorry I saw this quite late. The way to take this route :

- At Hope Farm junction dont turn towards Varthur. Continue straight, till you hit a Y junction. Take right and continue on NH207 all the way till Hosur.
- Sign Guages are mentioned.

I think by the time you see this, you must have already come back !
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2013, 13:47   #82
BHPian
 
pramodpk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 901
Thanked: 401 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Sorry I saw this quite late. The way to take this route :

- At Hope Farm junction dont turn towards Varthur. Continue straight, till you hit a Y junction. Take right and continue on NH207 all the way till Hosur.
- Sign Guages are mentioned.

I think by the time you see this, you must have already come back !
I had a nice trip. Will open a separate thread for the same.

While going, I took Whitefield- Varthur -Sarjapur - Bagalur -Hosur route. Started at 5:15 AM and reached Hosur at 6:00 AM. 41 Kms - 45 mins.

While coming back, came via Chikka Tiruppathi - Hope Farm route. This was longer by 10 KMS. The drive is very nice though.
pramodpk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2013, 13:50   #83
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,787
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramodpk View Post
While coming back, came via Chikka Tiruppathi - Hope Farm route. This was longer by 10 KMS. The drive is very nice though.

Great Pramod. Thats what I was trying to mention. Hopefarm to NH207 and there on to Hosur would go via Chikka Tirupathi/Sarjapur bypass. Yes its a very soothing drive indeed with green fields on both sides.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2013, 19:40   #84
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 445
Thanked: 119 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by netarchie View Post
Traveled via hosur - salem - virduchalam - jayakondam - kumbakonam on 17 aug.
Used a similar route on 9th August. Started from ITPL at 0530. Reached Vaidheeswaran Koil at 1300. With two stops on the way.

Route: Hosur - Krishnagiri - Salem - Attur - V-Koot Road - Virudhachalam - Sethiathope - Bhuvanagiri - Chidambaram - Seerkaazhi - Vaidheeswaran Koil. Minor patches between Virudhachalam and Bhuvanagiri. Look out for LARGE number of trucks parked between V-Koot Road and Virudhachalam.

On the way back, started from Chidambaram at 0840 and reached ITPL at 1440. With three stops on the way.
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2013, 17:49   #85
Senior - BHPian
 
naveenroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Now in Bangalore
Posts: 1,295
Thanked: 636 Times
Default Bangalore - Tanjavur - Velankanni - Thanjavur - Kanyakumari - Bangalore

Hello everyone. A colleague of mine is planning the a trip covering the following places during the Christmas holidays.

Day 1 - Bangalore to Thanjavur
Day 2 - Thanjavur to Velankanni and back to Thanjavur for the night
Day 3 - Thanjavur to Kanyakumari
Day 4 - Visit places around Kanyakumari
Day 5 - Visit places around Kanyakumari
Day 6 - Kanyakumari to Karur/Dindigul
Day 7 - Karur/Dindigul to Bangalore


He is taking short drives since he has 2 small kids. Is the following route the best route Bangalore - Tanjavur - Velankanni - Thanjavur - Kanyakumari - Bangalore. How are the road conditions? I am certain of the Thanjavur Kanyakumari and Kanyakumari Bangalore road conditions but its been some time since I went from Bangalore to Thanjavur. I haven't done Thanjavur Kanyakumari either.

How is the stretch from Srirangam to Thanjavur and to Velankanni?

What is the best route from Thanjavur to Kanyakumari?

Also accomodation - since it is Christmas season, Velankanni will be overcrowded. Hence he has chosen to stay in Thanjavur. Any good places to stay there?
naveenroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2013, 17:54   #86
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,787
Thanked: 7,458 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Tanjavur - Velankanni - Thanjavur - Kanyakumari - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
How is the stretch from Srirangam to Thanjavur and to Velankanni?
Trichy-Tanjore : 4-lane
Tanjore-Velankanni : Don't take the regular NH67. Go via Mannargudi-Thiruthuraipondi-Nagore.
Quote:
What is the best route from Thanjavur to Kanyakumari?
One route : and only one.
Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai-Tirunelveli-KK This is end to end 4-lane.

Quote:
Also accomodation - since it is Christmas season, Velankanni will be overcrowded. Hence he has chosen to stay in Thanjavur. Any good places to stay there?
Many here recommend Gnanam. But see trip advisor. There are many in there.
ampere is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2013, 18:08   #87
BHPian
 
ak916's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore/Hyderabad
Posts: 279
Thanked: 142 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Tanjavur - Velankanni - Thanjavur - Kanyakumari - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
Also accomodation - since it is Christmas season, Velankanni will be overcrowded. Hence he has chosen to stay in Thanjavur. Any good places to stay there?
We stayed at Gnanam a couple of weeks ago. It was quite good for the money. Plus point being it is about 1 km away from the big temple and the same distance from the Marata Palace. Food wasnt bad either. Parking is open to sky but inside the compound with security.
ak916 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2013, 13:03   #88
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 799
Thanked: 372 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Back from Bangalore-Kumbakonam-Bangalore trip.

Took Bangalore-Hosur-Salem-Attur-Vridhachalam-Jayankondam-Kumbakonam
route and same in return journey too.
Started on friday early morning 4:45 from C.V.Raman Nagar home and Reached Kumbakonam at 10:30 am including 40 minutes break for breakfast and petrol refilling at Thoppur A2B.

Detailed Road conditions update as on 1st Dec 2013:

Bangalore-Hosur => Nothing new to talk about. Been discussed in multiple threads. Enough said !
Hosur-Krishnagiri => New bridges were opened in 6L road and is much better now in both directions. No need to go under all the flyovers except for 1 flyover IIRC.
Krishnagiri-Salem-Attur-Thalaivasal => Excellent 4L road all throughout.

After exiting NH68 4L road towards Vridhachalam (after 5 kms from Thalaivasal), 2L road conditions are good/okay till Veppur Koot Road (aka V.Koot road) Junction where NH45 (Chennai-Trichy Highway) intersects.

Veppur Koot road - Vridhachalam => Very rough and patchy roads (no potholes), but still can maintain 70-80 kmph speed.
Vridhachalam-Andimadam-Jayankonadam => Decent/good roads.
Inside Jayankondam Road conditions are too bad. Lot of potholes.
Jayankondam to T.Palur => Okay/decent roads.
T.Palur to Madhanathur Bridge => Horrible. Too many potholes and can't drive more than 30-40 kmph.
Madhanathur-Kumbakonam => Very good

Inspite of few sections of bad roads, one can reach Kumbakonam from Bangalore in about ~6 hours time in this route, and still better compared to Trichy/Tanjore route in terms of distance and road conditions.

-Ravi

Last edited by ravib : 2nd December 2013 at 13:06.
ravib is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2013, 14:57   #89
BHPian
 
Tempelhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 445
Thanked: 119 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by ravib View Post
Back from Bangalore-Kumbakonam-Bangalore trip.

Inspite of few sections of bad roads, one can reach Kumbakonam from Bangalore in about ~6 hours time in this route, and still better compared to Trichy/Tanjore route in terms of distance and road conditions.

-Ravi
Thanks. This would be very useful when I go to Mayiladuthurai in December.
Tempelhof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2014, 13:21   #90
BHPian
 
praveenp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 51
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Namakkal - Bangalore

Traveled to Kumbakonam on Saturday (11th) and this is the route I took.

Bangalore-> Krishnagiri-> Salem-> Attur-> Thingaloor (one of the navagraha temples)-> Kumbakonam

Bangalore to Attur stretch is quite good except for the known ongoing work on Hosur road. Intermittent stretches between Attur and Thingaloor had some rough patches but could maintain speeds between 60 and 70 kmph. Same holds true till Kumbakonam as well.

Note: We left Bangalore around 7.45 Am on Saturday and by the time we crossed electronics city, there were long queues at tolls. Hence it is good to start early.

Near Attur (Attur-Perambalur road), there is a restaurant called Rama's cafe. You can stop here for bio break.

Stayed at Hotel Raya Mahal (Gandhi Adigal Salai) in Kumbakonam. You can have breakfast at hotel Krishna, which is next to hotel Vinayaga. It's similar to darshini type hotels you find in Bangalore. Idlys here taste really good.

While coming back decided to go via Tirukoilur, which has the brindavana (sacred resting place) of Raghuttama Tirtharu, a 14th century pontiff. Hence took the below route:

Kumbakonam-> Tirukoilur-> Thiruvannamalai-> Tirupattur-> Krishnagiri-> Hosur-> Bangalore

Road between Kumbakonam and Tirukoilur is really bad. It took us close to 3.10 hours to cover a distance of 140 kms. Even from Tirukoilur to Tirupattur it was quite bad. Had developed neck pain by the time I reached Tirupattur. After Tirupattur it was a smooth drive.

At Tirupattur there is a link road. Take this road to avoid town traffic.
praveenp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bangalore to Trichy, Thanjavur, Velankanni, Kumbakonam, Chidambaram & Rameswaram in a week for_cars1 Travelogues 3 15th May 2015 15:41
Driven: Bangalore - Trichy - Tanjore - Kumbakonam - Velankanni - Chidambaram pramodpk Travelogues 5 19th September 2014 12:20
Bangalore, Namakkal, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum & Srivilliputhur daisyb Travelogues 5 28th December 2012 09:57
Did this last weekend - Chennai-Trichy-Dindigul-Kodaikanal-Madurai-Trichy-Chennai srikanthpotluri Route / Travel Queries 2 2nd November 2011 02:20
Need route/lodging/restaurant info for trip to Kumbakonam/Thanjavur/Trichy & nearby sathya_nars Route / Travel Queries 12 24th June 2009 09:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks