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Munnar - February 2013 Edition

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by nkrishnap, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    Wow Krishna, superb pictures.
    What better pleasure than having a relaxed drive and soaking in the wonderful surroundings of Munnar :)
  2. mvb4u

    mvb4u Regolare

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    Really nice pictures and location.
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  3. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Thanks mate. Relaxing in the lap of nature coupled with a drive, ah! Nirvana.

    Thanks mate.
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Nice Pictures Krishna.

    Please do share the route taken, hotel review/costs etc.
  5. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    As suggested. Here we go with the route and hotel details.

    Route: M G Road India Post Office to M G Road India Post Office - Google Maps

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    Route Condition -

    Bangalore to Dindigul - Excellent 4 lane roads, but watch out for the two wheelers who are a hazard on the beautiful roads

    Dindigul to Theni - 2 Lane road, the road is being widened. Complete at most places, should be 100% ready in about 2-3 months time.

    Theni to Pooppara - decent road, narrow at a few places

    Pooppara to Munnar - Narrow bump, broken roads, watch out for sudden and sharp pot holes

    Munnar to Top Station - Beautiful winding roads. Watch out for blind corners after crossing Echo Point and Kundala Lake

    Munnar to Udumalpettai - Bumpy roads, but definitely manageable.

    Udumalpettai to Coimbatore - Excellent 2 lane highway. Fly in the ointment is two wheelers and too many buses between Udumalpettai and Coimbatore

    Coimbatore to Satyamangalam - Superb highway again. Lovely road to drive. Heavy traffic till Annur with irritating 2 wheelers who simply dont give way.

    Satyamangalam to Kollegal - Good highway, but watch out villagers. They will simply get into fight even with slightest bit of aggressiveness

    Kollegal to Kanakapura - Good highway again.

    Kanakapura to Bangalore - Usual 2 lane highway with loads of traffic.

    HOTEL AND STAY DETAILS

    Hotel Name - Bellmount Resorts - Click on the link to get more details of the hotel.

    Cost - 2200 per room on twin sharing basis. The tariff includes complimentary breakfast.

    Food Review - being a veggie, I cannot comment about the non veg. The Veg food was quite average (both breakfast and dinner). There are quite a few hotels to try out for food in Munnar.

    If somebody has any specific question regarding the Munnar trip, please ask, will be more than happy to answer.
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  6. testdrive

    testdrive Amatore

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    Tempting pictures. Thanks for sharing. </SPAN>
  7. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    As promised, some more memories of Munnar. Some of the photos are as old as 2006.

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  8. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    A treat to the eyes they are. Really nice pictures! Thanks for sharing.
  9. ramjn

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    Any specific reason to touch Coimbatore on your return?

    The best route would have been Udumalpet-Palladam-Avinashi-Sathyamangalam. You would have avoided heavy traffic before and after Coimbatore City.
  10. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    One of my team mates was supposed to get down at Coimbatore for an extended vacation. So drove via Coimbatore. Else I would not have bothered touching Coimbatore at all.

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