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Chennai to alleppey by car

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Chennai to alleppey by car

We are planning to visit Muhamma by end of this month by car. Which is the best route to reach the place?


Uma Sridharan

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1. Re: Chennai to alleppey by car

Why do you plan to travel by car? Its around 700 - 750 kms. One option is to opt the route through Salem, Erode, Palakkad, Ernakulam - Alleppey through NH47. However road maintenence activities are in progress in the Salem erode strecth and this may delay the journey.

Second option is Chennai, Dindigul, then, Cumbum, kumily, Kottayam via Alappuzha through Chennai - Tiruchi highway and NH 49.

Both these routes will have rush due to peak Sabarimala season

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This drive is not recommended unless you love driving long distances. If so drive to Salem, erode, Coimbatore , Palakkad, Trichir, Kochi, Alappuzha and you would do 750 Kim's

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3. Re: Chennai to alleppey by car

Hi Umasridharan,

Just took a long drive last month from Chennai to Cochin and here are the observations,

Chennai to Vellore - Krishnagiri - Thoppur: Amazing 6 lane stretch. You can drive at 100 kms per hours for most of this stretch and can cover in a total of about 5 to 6 hours. Start early to get rid of morning Chennai city traffic

From this point, there are two routes - one through Satyamangalam and the other through Salem. The one through Salem has a patch where construction is on. The one through Satyamangalam has narrower roads, but no traffic and hence an easy drive. I took Satyamangalam route in the last 5 times for the drives between Chennai and Cochin.

Thoppur to Mettur to Satyamangalam to Coimbatore - takes about 4 hours to enter L&T highway of Coimbatore

Coimbatore to Palakkad - takes about 90 minutes, considering the recent long queues at Walayar checkpost.

Palakkad to Thrissur - takes about 90 minutes - road is single line, with hectic traffic

Thrissur to Cochin to Cherthala - takes about 2 hours, road is 4 lane, with relatively smooth cruise

Cherthala to Alleppey - takes about 1 hour, single line with relatively Ok drive

In total, you will take about 16 hours to reach Alleppey - about 800 kms of distance.

Sad part: Even after driving 550 kms, you will remain fresh till you reach borders of Kerala. However, post that the drive in Kerala roads is 4 times tiring as compared to the one in Tamilnadu.


tenderGreens.in Team

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4. Re: Chennai to alleppey by car

Dear all

Thank u for the replies.

Uma Sridharan

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5. Re: Chennai to alleppey by car

We are planning to visit Alleppey by end of this month by car. Which is the best route to reach the place? Is that will be a safe one? Please advise

Edited: 9:01 pm, April 06, 2013
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6. Re: Chennai to alleppey by car

iTraveler_Team has already provided the details. Please check and let us know if you have any further questions.

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Can anyone provide the latest information?

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Hello DFeds,

Check the post by iTraveler_Team above with relevant information. If you need any specific information, please ask.

Best Regards!

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