| | Re: Planning a Road Trip from Mumbai to Palakkad in Kerala.
I have done several trips to coonoor from Mumbai and on an average it takes around 19 hours with minimal stops. Bangalore is possible in about 12 hours. The most amount of time wasted is at toll booths which also cost a lot. Once you leave Maharashtra roads improve a lot and average speeds of 80 to 90 kph are possible depending on the car and driver. The nice road turn off is confusing so ask the toll attendants when to get off the highway onto the parallel road. Leaving at even 2am is advisable so as to miss the poona urban sprawl traffic. If you drive to coonoor palakkad is 119kms further. Mumbai Coonoor is 1189kms if you turn off the nh4 at hiriyur and go straight to mysore avoiding bangalore totally and the road is excellent most of the way, but you would need an offline navigation system.
Last edited by vu2gte; 14th November 2014 at 08:42 PM.