I returned to Bangalore yesterday [25 April 2011] morning from my Kerala trip. While going, on Friday [22 April 2011], I took the route of Bangalore>Maddur [SH 17 - 4 lane]>[SH33] Malavalli>Kollegala> Chamarajnagar> Sathyamangalam [NH 209 - 2 lane]>Coimbatore>[NH47] Kochi. The road [SH33] from Maddur to Malavalli was bad with a lot of potholes for a distance of about 25 km. But, after reaching NH 209, the scenerio changed completely. The road was very good all the way to Chamrajnagar. After crossing into Tamil Nadu, it became excellent all the way to Coimbatore. The scenic beauty of the Dimbum Ghats was simply breathtaking. We had a photo session en route at Dimbum. The road from Coimbatore to Thrissur was rough and patchy. I didn't enjoy driving on this stretch. Thrissur to Kochi was a nice 4-lane road that ensured smooth ride although some flyovers were still under construction. I met TFI member Deepu at Kochi. We had a nice interaction regarding tourist venues and the route to be taken for my return journey apart from our respective FIAT Linea. After staying in Ernakulam for two days, we went to Kayamkulam to attend a marriage on Sunday [24 April 2011]. Though it was Easter Sunday, traffic on NH47 from Kochi to Kayamkulam was more than expected. Here too, I didn't enjoy my drive. After lunch, we left Kayamkulam to Trichy/Bangalore via Mavelikkara>Kanjirapalli>Mundakkayam>Kumily>Theni> Dhindukkal>Trichy>Salem>Krishnagiri. I enjoyed each and every moment of my driving on this route, thanks to Deepu, who recommended this route. We had clicked many photographs on the way. If one wants to enjoy the Nature with leisurely drive, then this is the route to take. I reached Bangalore after finishing my work at Trichy. The photographs are to follow.