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Old 23rd March 2021, 22:28   #3571
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It was quite a detailed checking taking a video of the glovebox and the boot everytime. I even had to open the suitcase and bags to show I didnt have any cash. This despite travelling with a small kid and the wife both of whom were asleep in the rear seat. Lost at least 30 mins in all this checking.
This is a standard protocol across. I was driving back from Belur one night with my Sr. citizen parents and even then I was made to open the boot while being videographed. Apart from that, they will ask you to open the bags rather than them checking it.

Election time and night driving has no such excuses like traveling with family or senior citizens and they have their eyes on everyone.
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HI Guys - need suggestion for a good hotel near Krishnagiri for breakfast.

I am starting from Chennai towards Salem via Krishnagiri and i need to catchup with my friend who is driving from Bangalore. I am expecting it might take upto 3.5 hours from Chennai and 2 hours from Bangalore to reach Krishnagiri. We intend to stop for breakfast and proceed towards Salem. So looking for decent hotel with washrooms.

I see lot of hotels towards Hosur-Krishnagiri road, but i would prefer to not to go and come back on the same route. Are there any good hotels in Krishnagiri-Chennai part or Krishnagiri-Salem route which we can plan to meet for breakfast?

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I see lot of hotels towards Hosur-Krishnagiri road, but i would prefer to not to go and come back on the same route. Are there any good hotels in Krishnagiri-Chennai part or Krishnagiri-Salem route which we can plan to meet for breakfast?
Just on the service road which connects to Chennai - right before the left turning onto the Chennai highway. If you are on that service road you can just come back to the Salem highway.

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HI Guys - need suggestion for a good hotel near Krishnagiri for breakfast.
I have always preferred Sree Saravana Bhavan during my trips south of Krishnagiri.

In all my trips towards Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry I used to drive further south of Krishnagiri just to have breakfast at this outlet, and then return to join the Chennai highway.

They now have couple of outlets before Krishnagiri too, each on either sides of the highway, suitable for folks branching towards Chennai.

Sree Saravana Bhavan
094437 66655
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Are there any good hotels in Krishnagiri-Chennai part or Krishnagiri-Salem route which we can plan to meet for breakfast?
About a couple of kms south of the junction where the NH 48 coming from Chennai merges with NH 44 at Krishnagiri is a Sree Saravana Bhavan hotel that we have stopped a few times for breakfast.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KqmouymcA5izgVtS9

Further down towards Salem perhaps the next best options are Sai Sangeet or A2B near Thoppur toll booth (~70 km from Krishnagiri).
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About a couple of kms south of the junction where the NH 48 coming from Chennai merges with NH 44 at Krishnagiri is a Sree Saravana Bhavan hotel that we have stopped a few times for breakfast.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KqmouymcA5izgVtS9

Further down towards Salem perhaps the next best options are Sai Sangeet or A2B near Thoppur toll booth (~70 km from Krishnagiri).
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I was about the recommend the same.
This one is a branch of Pollachi's Amutha Surabhi restaurant and serves excellent food. Rest rooms are okay type, not bad.
With this option, both of you don't need to take any detour.

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Hi folks,
I am planning a quick roundtrip to Chennai today. Are there any restrictions at the borders I need to prepare for?
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I have always preferred Sree Saravana Bhavan during my trips south of Krishnagiri.
Thank you very much for the information @SafetyisParam, @binand, @ravib & @hserus

I did stop at Hotel Sree Saravana Bhavan which was in a perfect location and both of us did not have to take detour. Clear washrooms and decent parking.
Road conditions from Chennai to Krishnagiri was good - Had lot of traffic and diversions till Vellore and beyond that it was a breeze.



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I am planning a quick roundtrip to Chennai today. Are there any restrictions at the borders I need to prepare for?
Not sure if it is already late, there was no checking on border from KA to TN.
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Nemili-Thirumazhisai turnoff is now full resurfaced. Its likely Chennasamudram-Nemili would be done along with the 6-laning. Quite a few diversions on the sector. Some of the patches in Krishnagiri-Hosur and Ambur are now fully done up.
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Nemili-Thirumazhisai turnoff is now full resurfaced. Its likely Chennasamudram-Nemili would be done along with the 6-laning. Quite a few diversions on the sector. Some of the patches in Krishnagiri-Hosur and Ambur are now fully done up.
How is the turnoff from Poonamallee High Road to Thirumazhisai / Thiruvallur etc? Has that been relaid yet, or better still, slightly widened?
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How is the turnoff from Poonamallee High Road to Thirumazhisai / Thiruvallur etc? Has that been relaid yet, or better still, slightly widened?
Haven't driven that side of the road in atleast 3 years For a long time I've either taken Manimangalam or Oragadam route to Sriperumbudur.
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Hello, Did anyone travel back to Bangalore in the last couple of days (post the Karnataka lockdown) from Chennai? Do I need a pass for the interstate travel to Karnataka?
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Hello, Did anyone travel back to Bangalore in the last couple of days (post the Karnataka lockdown) from Chennai? Do I need a pass for the interstate travel to Karnataka?
I recollect seeing a news about registering in KA seva sindhu portal.
However, i won't recommend to travel to KA during lockdown, unless you have a real emergency.

Just FYI - Last year during sunday lockdown, my friend drove from Madras to Bangalore, but he was stopped in Attibelle and asked to go back. So he drove back all the way to Madras again without a choice as there is no place to stay as well during lockdown and in covid situation.

So during lockdowns, i would suspect police won't allow you to enter KA unless you have a really strong reason and emergency with proof to justify.

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Do I need a pass for the interstate travel to Karnataka?
Pass registration is not required. However, as Ravi mentioned below, its a hit or miss when you travel over weekend (when weekend lockdown was there). My cousin travelled from KL through Bandipur, they were not checked for any other details apart from RTPCR report.

However, as they neared Bangalore, they were stopped multiple locations and asked why they were traveling on weekend and at one place they too were asked to return back. However, after bit of convincing they were let through.

Now, with 14 days lockdown and restrictions on inter state travel, it may be best avoided if possible.
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One of my friend drove from Salem to Bangalore via Attibelle today 3rd May morning around 8 am and he didn't face any problem or checks. He was able to get to his home without issues.
So it may be possible that checks are not very strict in Attibelle border. But you never know when they will stop and when they won't.

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