Originally Posted by SRIPADMABLR
hello friends, I am Sriram, joined this wonderful community today 23/09/2013.
I will be travelling from Bangalore to Palakkad >- Guruvayoor>- Calicut >-Bangalore. I request maximum possible inputs on the following since this is my first interstate trip. I have a 2010 born Santro
1] Can a Santro be driven for such a long journey ?
2] present road conditions on the above routes
3] approximate time to reach each points
4] Ghat section condition from Calicut to Bangalore
Since I am travelling with my wife , aged mother and 7 yr old daughter any additional information other than the above would greatly appreciated.
The route normally I take from Bangalore to Palakkad is Bangalore>Hosur>Krishnagiri>Salem>Avinashi>Coimbat ore L&T bye pass and from Karpagam University take a left to Pollachi, and at Pollachi from the first signal take right, then take left from the next signal (bus stand), after 300 meters take right at the dead end, after 500 meters take left and proceed, and again after 500 meters from the first junction take right to Thrissur road. From here the route is Govindapuram (KL/TN border)>Kollengode>Nemmara>Chittilamchery>Mudappal lur and before reaching Vadakkanchery just before the bridge take a right and immediate left to NH 47. The first 5 kms are little bad and then it is a newly done up road up to the point just 5 kms from Mannuthy (and the work is going on now on this stretch). And this is the update from the travel I made yesterday.
Avinashi>Coimbatore, the work is nearing completion and comfortable to drive except for a few deviations, but negligible.
Kozhikode>Kalpetta (Ghat section and the roads are good)>Sulthanbathery>Gundlupet (night driving is not permitted in the reserve forest)>Mysore>Bangalore.
If your santro is in good condition, it will be absolutely comfortable on this entire stretch.