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Road Condition : Valparai to Athirapally. need help

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by hello2anand, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. hello2anand

    hello2anand Amatore

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    Hello friends....Planning for a trip to Thrissur to attend my cousin's wedding. Our final destination is Thrissur but first planning to visit Athirapally falls....


    I will be starting from Bangalore, will stay overnight in Coimbatore, TN. Here are the options i have from Coimbatore...


    1) Coimbatore >> Pollachi >> Valparai >> Athirapally ( 4 hrs/176 KM)
    2) Coimbatore >> Palghat >> Thrissur >> Athirapally ( 3.5 hrs/160 KM)


    After going thru muliple reviews, the first option seems to be thrilling but need suggestion on the road conditions specially between Valparai & Athirapally....Moreover, personally I am willing for option #1 considering the scenic beauty of the ride & places of interest

    Things to be considered......
    1) I'll be travelling with my wife & sons. One of my kid just turned 8 months....So I am not sure If I can take chance with the 1st option as some 80Km stretch is supposed to be of No Human Civilization...:confused:
    2) Completed the 4th service for my GP Em Pk 1.3 Diesel in Dec 2013
    3) Replaced my old tyres with Primacy 3ST yesterday



    Awaiting for a response....

    Thanks
    Anand
  2. limraj

    limraj Superiore

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    Then why worry about option 2?
    Go and take 1) Coimbatore >> Pollachi >> Valparai >> Athirapally ( 4 hrs/176 KM) ;)
  3. hello2anand

    hello2anand Amatore

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    limraj, yes...thats my take but can;t conclude without knowing the current road conditions....Do you have some clue on that ?
  4. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Once you start climbing the ghats you will love this route. The beauty is to be experienced than explained :p

    The routine route, with the Walayar checkpost traffic and road condition might not make it interesting.

    Not sure if you need to take the risk of going via Valparai. Beyond Valparai, the place is nothing but dense forest with no mobile signal too. Just for this sole reason stick to the Thrissur Route.
  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    To add to what Krishna has said, the route between Valparai and Athirapalli is not that good. Very average and will take lot of time.

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  6. hello2anand

    hello2anand Amatore

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