Originally Posted by Sam Dinkar
Hey Suresh, welcome to The Automotive India!!
Has it ever happened the the detour petrol cost you more than the toll
Hoping to see some forgotten routes in your threads - do start pronto.
Have a great time here (no toll, of course).
Whether i go on NH or SH i stick to 85-90 kmph barrier. Trust me SH in Tamil Nadu are very good. More than saving money on toll, it is the pleasure of driving on these scenic routes that makes me experiment with routes.
When i made a trip to Valparai in May 2012, i paid only 1 toll at thoppur. In the return journey, i did not pay a single toll. I avoided paying toll at thoppur by going via Mecheri, pennagaram from Omalur.
If anyone has not gone by this route, i would suggest try this alternative once. This alternative is slightly time consuming and more on the distance side but it is very scenic.