It is family vacation time of the year and like the last few years it has come down to a last minute road trip as our plans of going abroad did not fall into place. Now since I love driving, I always end up cajoling my family into a road trip telling them it is much more convenient to go around and that train tickets would be impossible to get and instead of flying to our destination we could spend that money on our stay in a much plusher hotel / resort. So now as we have become quite experienced with our road trips over the last few years and by God's grace my two cute little daughters have no health issue's with being in the car for extended periods of time, so we have decided to explore North Kerala this year. The plan is to have a eight or nine nights trip with stays in Mysore, Bekal, Calicut and Wayanad. And then come back to Madras without a break or take a nights break enroute in either Salem or Bangalore. The route and plan as of now is as below: Madras - Chittoor - Whitefield - Attibele - NICE road - Maddur - Mysore. Mysore - Madiker - Sulia - Bekal Bekal - Calicut or Bekal - Irutty - Vythiri Vythiri - Chamrajnagara - Sathyamangalam - Salem - Ulundurpet - Madras or Vythiri - Mysore - Bangalore - Chittoor - Madras Please give your suggestions on the route or alternate routes and current road conditions . Feedback from our member's from Kerala / Karnataka would be highly appreciated. Also any suggestion's to go to any other place are welcome.