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Route Query - Bangalore - Pondicherry

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 We (8 of us) are haeding to Pondicherry from Bangalore over the weekend and were looking for the best route. Can anyone pls help with the best route (Std route of Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry or alternate route) and also let me know the condition of the road, availability of rest areas etc?

thanks

Prashanth

 

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well yu know the std route.... but if yu wanna drive on the best road in India ( i ever knew )...here is the route...  Bangalore to Madras - four lane road app 350 kms.... there is a three star hotel near Vellore, it comes to your right when yu go from Bangalore... or many good hotels on the entire strech... watch out for that crossing pedestrians if yu are planning to drive during the day.. if yu are planning for a night drive, then the raod has good amount of reflectors placed correctly but stilll lookout for that crossing pedestrian and the truck driver changing lanes with out no good reason...

Then yu are entering the best road ever known for me... Madras to Pondicherry - East Coast Road. an excellent raod built by L&T. the road on the east coast shore hence the name, yu will have beautiful beaches along the road to the entire strech of 180 kms. There are many beach resorts, restaurants if yu wanna relax... there is also a multiplex called Mayajal and many more, in short this is one of those so called Happening places of Madras... then yu will reach Mahaballipuram, make it a sure place to visit to the beach... then head towards pondicherry from there. yu dont have to take yur feet off from here but yes please give way to those BMWs, Mercs, Audis Hondas who will pass through... once i was driving my Zen around 130 kph but reduced the speed when i was overtaken by a two seater BMW without any strain, i shied away!

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well yu know the std route.... but if yu wanna drive on the best road in India ( i ever knew )...here is the route...  Bangalore to Madras - four lane road app 350 kms.... there is a three star hotel near Vellore' date=' it comes to your right when yu go from Bangalore... or many good hotels on the entire strech... watch out for that crossing pedestrians if yu are planning to drive during the day.. if yu are planning for a night drive, then the raod has good amount of reflectors placed correctly but stilll lookout for that crossing pedestrian and the truck driver changing lanes with out no good reason...

Then yu are entering the best road ever known for me... Madras to Pondicherry - East Coast Road. an excellent raod built by L&T. the road on the east coast shore hence the name, yu will have beautiful beaches along the road to the entire strech of 180 kms. There are many beach resorts, restaurants if yu wanna relax... there is also a multiplex called Mayajal and many more, in short this is one of those so called Happening places of Madras... then yu will reach Mahaballipuram, make it a sure place to visit to the beach... then head towards pondicherry from there. yu dont have to take yur feet off from here but yes please give way to those BMWs, Mercs, Audis Hondas who will pass through... once i was driving my Zen around 130 kph but reduced the speed when i was overtaken by a two seater BMW without any strain, i shied away!
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Boy Excellent Rooute Map Yaar  , Amazing Kinda thing you explained , yes i guess Prashanth should go by the Route our Expert Harry Suggested and will be the Best Journey And less head ache for sure

 

Regards,

Priya

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Did the Bangalore - Pondicherry trip over the weekend.

Route taken

 Going:

Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Chengam - Tiruvannamalai - Tirukkoyilur - Villupuram - Pondicherry

 

Pondicherry - Tindivanam - Gingee - Tiruvannamalai - Krishnagiri - Bangalore

 

Road Condition:

Bangalore - Krishnagiri: Excellent (GQ)

Krishnagiri - Chengam: Poor (too many pot holed stretches)

Chengam - Tindivanam - Pondicherry: Good surface, but narrow road

Tiruvannamalai - Tirukkoyillur: Excellent

Tirukkoyilur - Villupuram - Pondicherry: Average to good surface, with occasional potholes.

 

Did the trip in a Santro and a Getz.

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