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Old 30th November 2010, 16:56   #1
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I have to travel from Chennai to Trichy and then to Coimbatore and get back to Chennai.

I know the Chennai Trichy route is very good. I have heard that the Trichy - Karur - Coimbatore road is in a shambles because of the 4L work.

Can anyone let me know the state of the road now, the route to take to Coimbatore from Trichy and also the best route to get back to Chennai from Coimbatore.
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Hi,

I have to travel from Chennai to Trichy and then to Coimbatore and get back to Chennai.

I know the Chennai Trichy route is very good. I have heard that the Trichy - Karur - Coimbatore road is in a shambles because of the 4L work.

Can anyone let me know the state of the road now, the route to take to Coimbatore from Trichy and also the best route to get back to Chennai from Coimbatore.
I am not sure if NH67 is going through 4L. Is that so? I thought that was NH68 (Ulundrupet-Salem).

But yes NH67 in general is not good. The other options is to drive to Erode/Bhavani from Karur and take the 47. But that means you face the horrible Avinashi section. This way or that, you will face music.

Another option is to go to Aravakurichi from Karur on NH7 and then to Dharapuram. From Dharapuram hit 67 at Palladam. Not much of a detour, but provides SH of TN, which should be in good condition.

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Hi,

I have to travel from Chennai to Trichy and then to Coimbatore and get back to Chennai.

I know the Chennai Trichy route is very good. I have heard that the Trichy - Karur - Coimbatore road is in a shambles because of the 4L work.

Can anyone let me know the state of the road now, the route to take to Coimbatore from Trichy and also the best route to get back to Chennai from Coimbatore.
Chennai-Trichy is good as you said.

Trichy-Coimbatore through Karur is really bad till Karur.

Here is an alternative route:
Trichy-Thogaimalai-Palayam-Karur and then hop on to NH67 from Karur.
NH67 from Karur is a broad good road with additional lanes for 2 wheelers.

Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India - Google Maps

This Thogaimalai-Palayam route is also very good 2 laned road with minimal traffic. Although it will be about 15-20km more than the regular NH67, it is very much worth it. I haven't traveled on this after the last 2 weeks of rain havoc, but considering the state of the road when I traveled last, it should not have deteriorated.

Coimbatore-Chennai is best done through the 4 laned Salem-Krishnagiri-Vellore route.

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@luvurride Thanks for that info. I was not sure of the good conditions of 67 between CBE to Karur.

In fact the only good that I drove on 67 was from Ooty to Gudalur ! (Or so I thought)
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Thanks a lot guys..I wouldn't mind taking a detour but I didn't want to drive through the really bad roads bet Trichi & Karur.

Let me take the route suggested by Luvurride..

Will give feedback after my travel.
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Friends, I also saw another route.

Trichy - Musiri- Namakkal - Tiruchengode - Erode - Coimbatore..

Does anyone have any idea about the status of this route?
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Friends, I also saw another route.

Trichy - Musiri- Namakkal - Tiruchengode - Erode - Coimbatore..

Does anyone have any idea about the status of this route?
Not worth it! Anything on 47 will take you through Avinashi. Good to avoid at this stage if you have an alternative (In this case you do have one).
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Friends, I also saw another route.

Trichy - Musiri- Namakkal - Tiruchengode - Erode - Coimbatore..

Does anyone have any idea about the status of this route?
Trichy-Namakkal is also affected by rains and bruised with lot of potholes now.
Namakkal-Erode is decent.

But better take the Palayam route to Karur as you can't go wrong with the Karur-CBE stretch.
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Thank you so much luvurride
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Thank you so much luvurride
You're welcome. Please do update on the current condition of Palayam route as it'll be so much helpful for everyone traveling west of Trichy.
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Any updates on the newly developed NH from Karur to Trichy? or is still under de-tour with on-going construction.
I would prefer "Palayam- Thogaimalai" route, though narrow/small, reasonably good tarmac with winding road.
Any updates on new Highway, would be appreciated. Travelling to Trichy on 15/5.
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Small Update after my recent trip.
When travelling from Coimbatore to Trichy, I took the Palayam/Thogaimalai route to Trichy.
On my return, I used the newly under-construction highway. The road is bad until 20km from Trichy(up to Pattuvathalai); after this place the road is a smooth tarmac enjoyable drive. Toll is yet to be started. Only issue was getting through Trichy city traffic.
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Small Update after my recent trip.
When travelling from Coimbatore to Trichy, I took the Palayam/Thogaimalai route to Trichy.
On my return, I used the newly under-construction highway. The road is bad until 20km from Trichy(up to Pattuvathalai); after this place the road is a smooth tarmac enjoyable drive. Toll is yet to be started. Only issue was getting through Trichy city traffic.
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Nice update!
- So did you cut NH7 at Aravakurichi and continue to Dharapuram and Palladam?
- How is the route up to NH7? If it is any decent by TN standards then its a very good option
- But as you said, a good Trichy bypass is really wanted. Going through the city is a pain.

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Yes I crossed the NH7 & NH67 i.e.(If I take left I go to [pallayam & RHS to Karur), after few km I had to enter again in to Karur(Dindugal Bridge).
Later the route was via velaikovil, kangayam, palladam, sulur etc. the regular one. As usual once we enter CJB city limits, it mad rush of local 2 wheelers & taxi...
Route up to NH7 is good, except for the wrong users who drive opposite on the wrong side, with their head lights on, annoying me!

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After almost 5 to 6 years, the much expected Karur - Trichy road is getting completed.
It was the first 16 kms (from Trichy Anna statue to Thiruparraithurai school) very worse till last month. I did a travel on 6th of October and found the remaining work started. Now it is completed and just 1 or 2 kms pending. Two tolls are coming up.
It is just question of time, that from Trichy - Karur will become a enjoyable route. If you drive down till karur, it underpasses Karur - Gujaliamparai - Dindugal road and hits the underpass of (NH7 - Namakal - Karur - Dindugal - Madurai). Take right after to go to Erode, Kangeyam,Tirupur Coimbatore, Dharapuram.
This will shorten the travel time from Chennai to the following places via Trichy.
1. Dharapuram
2. Pollachi
3. Udumalpet
4. Munnar
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