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    Hi ppl,

    Wanted some information about Kodaikanal. Planning for a ride to this place so was wondering whether its ride able or not coz did not see any threads for this place.

    The planned route is Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharamapuri – Toppur – Selam – Nammakal – Karur – Aravakkurichchi – Dindigul – Vattalkundi – Kodaikanal.

    Any suggestions would really be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniZma View Post
    Hi ppl,

    Wanted some information about Kodaikanal. Planning for a ride to this place so was wondering whether its ride able or not coz did not see any threads for this place.

    The planned route is Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharamapuri – Toppur – Selam – Nammakal – Karur – Aravakkurichchi – Dindigul – Vattalkundi – Kodaikanal.

    Any suggestions would really be helpful.
    KOdai is a nice place...regarding road condition - bangalore - krishnagiri is the GQ - sxy roads.Krishnagiri- salem - average rds(80-90 possible).DIndugal vathalagundu - kdai sexy rds.

    you can use my thread for some help else P.M me and would be glad to help
    if youhave time you can ride down to munnar as well.
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/5...-page-6-a.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveburnside2001 View Post
    KOdai is a nice place...regarding road condition - bangalore - krishnagiri is the GQ - sxy roads.Krishnagiri- salem - average rds(80-90 possible).DIndugal vathalagundu - kdai sexy rds.

    you can use my thread for some help else P.M me and would be glad to help
    if youhave time you can ride down to munnar as well.
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/5...-page-6-a.html
    Thanks for the heads up steve....I am going through ur thread....Naah! dude i am planning for a relaxed ride and stay. I was just wondering with the roads and route as a lot of ppl said it will take 12hrs or 9hrs etc etc from Bangalore.

    I also did a Live Maps direction and it gave me a somewhat diff route which is as follows.



    Any idea with petrol bunks? How would be the weather now?
    Last edited by uniZma; 12-15-2008 at 04:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniZma View Post
    Thanks for the heads up steve....I am going through ur thread....Naah! dude i am planning for a relaxed ride and stay. I was just wondering with the roads and route as a lot of ppl said it will take 12hrs or 9hrs etc etc from Bangalore.

    I also did a Live Maps direction and it gave me a somewhat diff route which is as follows.



    Any idea with petrol bunks? How would be the weather now?
    it is going to be very cold...

    gas stations are there all the way but it is better in bigger towns

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    kodaikanal is a wonderfull riding destination, final 70kms of winding ghat road is something out of a bikers dream. to top it all the scenery and mist that greets u atop kodai is something thats needs to be witnessed. i can recall the roads from dindugal to vatlagundu, it was raining very heavily and i was still able to manage 90kmph on those rain soaked roads so no doubt abt its quality. after vatlagundu the climb starts, the road is a 2 way ghat road so watch out for truck and tourist buses using up ur side of the road exiting a blind corner, i had more than 2 close calls on that road with some trucks after which i really cut down on the speed. so ride carefully have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badriyan View Post
    kodaikanal is a wonderfull riding destination, final 70kms of winding ghat road is something out of a bikers dream. to top it all the scenery and mist that greets u atop kodai is something thats needs to be witnessed. i can recall the roads from dindugal to vatlagundu, it was raining very heavily and i was still able to manage 90kmph on those rain soaked roads so no doubt abt its quality. after vatlagundu the climb starts, the road is a 2 way ghat road so watch out for truck and tourist buses using up ur side of the road exiting a blind corner, i had more than 2 close calls on that road with some trucks after which i really cut down on the speed. so ride carefully have fun.
    Thanks for the encouragement. I am doing the following route.
    Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri-Bhavani-Palni-Kodai. I am starting off now in a few minutes

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    Reach Kodai at around 5:30 PM yesterday i.e. 25th Dec. It took somewhere around 10 hrs from Bangalore with a breakfast & lunch stop and a lot of pics & butt breaks

    The roads are good, however, some 10 kms before Kodai the roads are very bad with large potholes. Will
    post the pics once back in Bangalore on Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniZma View Post
    Reach Kodai at around 5:30 PM yesterday i.e. 25th Dec. It took somewhere around 10 hrs from Bangalore with a breakfast & lunch stop and a lot of pics & butt breaks

    The roads are good, however, some 10 kms before Kodai the roads are very bad with large potholes. Will
    post the pics once back in Bangalore on Sunday
    It must be really cold there now. But it's a BEAUTIFUL place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniZma View Post
    Thanks for the heads up steve....I am going through ur thread....Naah! dude i am planning for a relaxed ride and stay. I was just wondering with the roads and route as a lot of ppl said it will take 12hrs or 9hrs etc etc from Bangalore.

    I also did a Live Maps direction and it gave me a somewhat diff route which is as follows.



    Any idea with petrol bunks? How would be the weather now?
    Last year, in my trip to Kodai, I have taken this route. It was excellent. Never faced any bad roads. The roads were really good. Of course, I do not the road conditions after the recent rainy season.

    Regarding the weather, it must be very chilling there. On a sunny September day, I felt real cold at night, could not put my bare leg on the floor. I was surprised to see no fans in the rooms. I have seen cool drinks stored in just normal water, to keep them chilling.

    But, do not miss the kodai, lovely place.
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