I'm back with my New TL Vellore - Munnar.
Munnar was in list of visit from very long. finally I made it on last week.
From June 1 onwards I was planning to visit Munnar & finally got leave on 13th & 14th + Saturday & Sunday, totally four days.
While collecting the details of Munnar, I found a thread from Hemant on Travel litnery , regarding the trip to Munnar from B'lore. http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...ay-2013-a.html
So I too joined there & got very useful information from our forum Member. thanks to all of them. BTW
, during the trip, I've faced so many changes in Plan. Will let you know along with the TL.
Here are the details of the trip: Car : Vista VX(Whity)
Starting place : Vellore
Destination : Munnar
Number of Occupants : Three(Myself & My Parents)
GPS Device : My Samsung Andriod Mobile with Google maps. Day 1(13-06-2013):
I planned to start from home at 3:30am, but we all waked up at 3:30am :). As all the items are packed on previous day. we just had a fresh bath & loaded the packages in Vista & left the home around 5:00am. While starting the trip:
Route Planned : Vellore - Salem - Perundurai - chennaimalai - Kangeyam - Dharapuram - Udumalaipet - Munnar.
(We have a relation at Chennaimalai, so we planned to visit them during the trip. so I've chosen this route.)
After starting from Vellore, We never stopped anywhere in the middle. We stopped after 250Kms from Vellore at Salem Bye-pass to have a Tea. while Having tea at Salem Bye-pass( I overtook the Xenon some 10mins back also joined with Vista for Tea):
while we crossing Salem around 7:30am, We received a call from my Sister from Chennai saying that she also willing to join the trip. we have not informed that we already started our trip & she thought that we will start the trip round 8:00am only
we don't know what to do next & we are not willing to leave her for the trip. So we took some time to think. in the meantime we finished our breakfast at
some small hotel. the breakfast was really good.
After having the breakfast, we decided to pick my sister at Chennai, So I started the car & headed towards Chennai from Salem.
Before Starting to Chennai, we found this Enfiled riders & I've enquired them & came to know that they are going to Sabarimala from B'lore & they all are from Royal Indian Forum
: Route Taken from Salem to Chennai as per GPS: Salem - Valapadi - Attur - Kallakurichi - Ulundurpet - Villipuram - Tindivanam - Chennai (around 350Km).
From Salem - Ulundurpet, the road was top notch, we not even felt a single bump. from Ulundurpet to Chennai, As usual four lane NH45. Statted from Salem
at 9:30am & reached Chennai outskirts at 12:10pm. but it took 1hr 20Mins to reach Tambaram to Besant Nagar.
while starting from Salem I had a chat with our TAI
watsapp group & asked for the best route from Chennai to Munnar. Then our Senior member called to my
number & asked why I need a route from Chennai - Munnar. I explained him the situation. then he Promised me that he will text the best route to Munnar from Chennai.
We reached Sister home at 1:30pm & had Lunch there. on Thursday 1:30-3:00 pm Raghukalam, So we spent some time at her home, In the meantime I received a Message from CoolDhaya saying that Chennai-trichy-Madurai- Theni- Munnar is the best route.
Then we started at 4:00pm & I decided to halt in Madurai. I was doing some 100-120Kmph & reached Trichy(Samayapuram) around 8:30pm for dinner. we
finished our dinner & started to Madurai around 9:30pm & we reached Madurai around 11:30pm.
I took the room near to Meenakshi temple. The room rent was Rs.1000, but the room was not worth for Rs.1000. As it was already late, I don't want to
waste time. So I accept that room & we stayed there for 7Hrs. Day 1 came to an End with 1074Kms: