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Old 13th December 2010, 18:58   #1
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Question East Coast Road GPS coordinates ?

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Can someone share GPS coordinates of a few key locations exactly on the ECR (East Coast Road) going southwest from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari. As the ECR has been reported good by many in this forum (hvkumar for instance), I am planning to use the coordinates to go to Tirunelveli via Tuticorin, starting from Rameswaram.
GM has no knowledge of the ECR !


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Old 13th December 2010, 21:08   #2
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Here is the link to the GPS file which has the entire ECR from Kanyakumari to Madras

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzW...thkey=CNKu8fgM

Since I went in Oct, the Sirkazhi bypass is also now complete.
Please note that Ramanthapuram bypass was also not complete when I went, but I took a dirt road in the only section where one bridge was incomplete
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HVK, Do you have a Garmin GDB?
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HVK, Do you have a Garmin GDB?
I do have the GDB file of the ECR, but the separate files are neither consolidated nor are points catalogued.
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Here is the link to the GPS file which has the entire ECR from Kanyakumari to Madras

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzW...thkey=CNKu8fgM

Since I went in Oct, the Sirkazhi bypass is also now complete.
Please note that Ramanthapuram bypass was also not complete when I went, but I took a dirt road in the only section where one bridge was incomplete
Thanks a lot, hvkumar. That was really fast and nice of you. Have got the much needed coordinates from your file.

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We are planning Chennai - Sirkali - Tiruvarur - Tiruchendur trip. What is the fastest route from Tiruvarur to Tiruchendur. Option 1 is the ECR and option 2 is Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai _Tuticorin - Tiruchendur.

Any input on road condition of ECR and how to join ECR from Tiruvarur
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Any input on road condition of ECR and how to join ECR from Tiruvarur
ECR is very good in these sections. But if you are travelling with family, you need to make good arrangements for food.

Here is one TL for your reference :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-3-states.html (South Indian Coast to Coast ride - 1975 kms, 7 days, 3 states)
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Thanks Ampere. I will post an update after the trip
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Did the ECR trip. The vehicle was a hired Innova.

Day 1
Chennai - Vikravandi - Panruti - Bhuvanagiri - Chidambaram - Vaitheeswaran koil - Night halt

The road condition from Vikaravandi to Vaitheeswaran koil was ok with a few rough patch works. Generally good

Day 2

Vaitheeswaran koil - Mayiladuthurai - Peralam - Thiruvarur. - Road condition - Average to good

Thiruvarur - Thiruthuraipoondi and ECR from there to Tiruchendur

The ECR is great with a smooth surface and sparse traffic. We could easily maintain 100 kmph through out. Only problem is the lack of good restaurants on the way. If travelling with family pack your food.
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