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Old 2nd June 2014, 13:29   #106
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The Tada route to tirupati from chennai has some eery silent stretches. Same with pillayarpati to tiruchy route was with family no roadsign or human habitation for nearly 25 to 30km stretch and as night time was all the more petrified.
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The Tada route to tirupati from chennai has some eery silent stretches. Same with pillayarpati to tiruchy route was with family no roadsign or human habitation for nearly 25 to 30km stretch and as night time was all the more petrified.
Is this road from Sree Kalahasti to Tada, running roughly parallel to the highway? I had taken the road from Sree Kalahasti to Tada late in the night, and it did send creeps up the spine. Moreover having my wife along and a dead phone(since I was using the GPS, the battery ran out) made the situation really tensed. The road was desolate, no light, and seemed never ending.
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Same with pillayarpati to tiruchy route was with family no roadsign or human habitation for nearly 25 to 30km stretch and as night time was all the more petrified.
Are you referring to the route via Pudukotai? Because I thought 210 was heavy on traffic. Or were you referring a different interior road to get to the 4-lane (On the Madurai side)
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The Tada route to tirupati from chennai has some eery silent stretches. Same with pillayarpati to tiruchy route was with family no roadsign or human habitation for nearly 25 to 30km stretch and as night time was all the more petrified.
I traveled to Chennai on this route from Kalahasthi, but on day light. On any day this one is better than other highway routes. You can see a nice greenery, paddy fields and villages en route. I traveled from Chennai to Tirupathi through Avadi-Thiruvallur-Tirutani route and came back after visiting Kalahasthi temple through Tada route!!
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Are you referring to the route via Pudukotai? Because I thought 210 was heavy on traffic. Or were you referring a different interior road to get to the 4-lane (On the Madurai side)
There was a deviation due to bridge work and this was an interior road from kotampati to pudukotai. Right as pointed by you.
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Is this road from Sree Kalahasti to Tada, running roughly parallel to the highway? I had taken the road from Sree Kalahasti to Tada late in the night, and it did send creeps up the spine. Moreover having my wife along and a dead phone(since I was using the GPS, the battery ran out) made the situation really tensed. The road was desolate, no light, and seemed never ending.
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I vouch for Mallavali - Kanakpura - Bangalore road as the loneliest route in South India, based on my travel experiences.

Last month I came from Munnar via Pollachi - Palladam - Tirrupur - Sathy - Chamrajanagar route towards Bannerghatta road to avoid tolls. After crossing Mallavali I felt very tired and sleepy, so just before Kanakpura somewhere near to 3 a.m. I parked my car on a road side for a quick nag.

It was not safe and I will not recommend to do this unless there is an emergency.

My wife was awake most of time and she can't drive in night.

On an avg, one vehicle passed from either side in 30 minutes.
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Kicking up an old thread. I reached here while searching for Achankovil.

Another lonely road that deserves a mention is the Neriamangalam - Painavu road, which is one of the many alternate routes between Cochin and Kattapana. The road runs parallel to Periyar River, and at many points the river can be viewed in all its might you can reach the water as well, though it looks pretty scary and dangerous. The lower Periyar Hydel project is also along the road on this stretch and is accessible.

The road is a perpetual loop of S-Curves, and will tire out your shoulder whether in car or bike.
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