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Old 12th September 2019, 12:35   #12181
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Traffic will be bad and will test your patience for sure. Narrow single lane roads with full slow moving trucks and dangerously driven private buses. Yes, Calicut has bypass and you will reach Ramanattukara, the beginning of bypass. No idea bout Mahe bypass.
Yes, this is exactly ("test your patience") I heard from others.

All advised to choose Mysuru-Madikeri-Mangalore-Udupi route and Mysuru to Mangalore route via Madikeri-Suliya-Puttur is opened now.
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I traveled back last night due to an emergency from Attingal to Bengaluru. I deviated from Kilmananoor then Punalur. There are some repair works and its a forested area so any emergency you are at God's mercy. The roads will be tarred soon as there are materials so in time for Sabarimala season. I touched NH744 before Urukunnu then continued the same way all the way to touch NH44. There are lot of policing on both the sides of border with checks and also one strange thing was too many cows let in the road at night on the Kerala side which on the small roads can be a hassle. The NH744 is all good and also NH44 all the way. I made the journey in 11.5 hours with two pit stop and two coffee breaks.
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I am travelling from Bangalore to Ashtamudi in the week of Oct 02. Google suggests this route : Bangalore - Madurai - Rajapalayam - Thenmala - Kundara - Ashtamudi. How is the Madurai - Themala stretch? 2-laned, I suppose.

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Does it make sense to continue from Madurai all the way to Tirunelveli and take the Tenkasi route towards Thenmala? How is the Tirunelveli - Tenkasi - Thenmala road?

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Does it make sense to continue from Madurai all the way to Tirunelveli and take the Tenkasi route towards Thenmala? How is the Tirunelveli - Tenkasi - Thenmala road?
I would suggest you take Madurai bypass and go up to Kovilpatti (same route to Tirunelveli) - Take a right from there and head to Shankaran koil, Courtallam and Thenmala. Route is much better till Kovilpatti atleast compare to turing off from Madurai itself.

You travel more in 4 Lane NH and less on state roads.

That's my take.

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