We took the Salem-Coimbatore NH and were surprised. keralatourism.org and keralagreenery.org will give you an idea of the places. Just a two-lane, but really good and straight roads. Travel Time is 8 hours 43 mins. We decided not to take the Mettur Road and kept straight on. (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The next day near Ooty visit the highest peak Dodabetta 2637m, then continue via Kotagiri [much more scenic than the regular Coonoor route] to Coimbatore. From Coimbatore you could proceed to Palghat and Trichur to Cochin, passing rubber plantations, alternately from Coimbatore go to the Top Slip sanctuary at Anamalai near Pollachi and overnight here. Very useful and informative write up Vinod. Very useful and informative write up Vinod. Route Travel Mode; CochinTo Bangalore: Flight : Cochin to Bangalore: Cochin to Bangalore. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-15019639', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore to Cochin and back last weekend 6th-7th December. Just a two-lane, but really good and straight roads. Palghat-Trichur is 70km and Trichur-Cochin is 70km. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. Beaches abound, Kovalam is the most touristy but there are plenty of other quieter beaches - recommended by members in the Kerala forum. I would suggest you plan for 12-13 hours for a Cochin trip, you might not be lucky to avoid traffic like we did. The whole road stretch is wonderful, they are building up a 4 lane highway in most places with divider in between, so is a smooth and safe drive. Return was also same timing even though we did Mettur road which was a good 40km less. From (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? If any one had travelled recently pls let me know the condition of the road from Hosur to Kovai. Greetings From Kurian- (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? However, it is only 517 km, a journey of about 9 hours 40 minutes on the NH 209 and Salem and Kanyakumari Highway. Coimbatore is the place to stop at night, its about 375 kms and 7 hours from (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? most of them are really useful tips as well. Coimbatore-Palghat was the toughest road when we drive (2 yrs back), but now this stretch is amazing. We actually drove Bangalore to Cochin and back last weekend 6th-7th December. Another different but longer and very scenic route is from Bangalore - Mysore - Gudalur - Sultan Battery - Kalpetta - Kozhikode - then the coastal highway through to Cochin. We would like to travel from (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? How to reach hosur? The last I drive was two years back and the road was narrow and a two lane NH. Homestay/ guest house/ serviced apartment, Hotels near International Airport at Bangalore, Hotels with 24 hour check-in and check-out, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru - a Luxury Collection Hotel. You can stay at the tree house in Vythiri near Kalpetta or at Kozhikode/Calicut - taste the excellent Malabar cuisine - seafood and biryanis here. Overall, we could do Coimbatore-Palghat in an hour, Palghat-Trichur in 1.5 hours and Trichur-Cochin in 1.5 hours. Its a 12 hour drive, and the distance is about 550 kms each way, with the roads being good in some parts and not so good in others. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-14113034', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore!! ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-10629875', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore to Cochin in order to see the countryside using a hire car with driver,with an overnight stay.Then return 3 weeks later if possible by another route...Which towns would be good for an overnight stay in each direction?...Any idea what a car and driver might cost for this journey? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-10633650', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore. Palghat onwards, you will get a bit of traffic, since Kerala NH is like a city drive and not really like a NH. There is very less restaurants on the Bgl-Coimbatore stretch, so please carry your snacks. In all, we did Bgl-Cochin (with a small 30 minute stop for food) in 11 hours. After this, take the shortcut uphill route via Masinagudi upto Thalaikundah, then right to Ooty [2300m]. www.outlooktraveller.com - search this site for more useful ideas. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-15019843', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore to Cochin.I'm planning to go this week-end to cochin in my alto.Please suggest me the ideal time to start the trip inorder to avoid the traffic in the Hosur area as mentioned in your description. keralatourism.org and keralagreenery.org will give you an idea of the places. You will pass plenty of tea estates en route and can also visit if interested. On Bangalore-Cochin, we took the madivala-electronic city highway and kept going straight till Salem. Thank you very much for taking so much time and for such a detailed reply.This is most helpful. From Coimbatore, it is the single national highway to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? I did see in the note above asking to take right at Mettur to go to Coimbatore. more. The next day near Ooty visit the highest peak Dodabetta 2637m, then continue via Kotagiri [much more scenic than the regular Coonoor route] to Coimbatore. Coimbatore-Palghat is 40km. Max you can get to is 60kmph and that slows down your whole journey. One too many intersections and quite a bit more slow traffic. The coastal area is criss crossed with backwaters which are very scenic especially near Allepey. We decided not to take the Mettur Road and kept straight on. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-14119293', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore-via Madivala to Central Silk Board, Electronic City, enter Tamil Nadu, Hosur-take the bye pass, don't go into town, hit the toll point, excellent road to Krishnagiri, , onwards to Dharmapuri, to Thoppur, take a right turn to Mettur, cross Mettur to Bhavani, hit NH, on to Perundurai, Avinashi, hit Coimbatore bye pass, reach Walayar(Kerala border). All nicely done up roads and we were really surprised to see close to NIL truck traffic. All the Volvos take that road as well. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-14113034', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Bangalore!! The coastal area is criss crossed with backwaters which are very scenic especially near Allepey. Aerial Distance: 342Km: Road Distance : 524Km: Distance from Cochin. But the tax checkpost everything else was a breeze. From hosur to Krishnagiri- mettur Bhawani etc. Related: What are the most popular tours in Bengaluru? Please let me know the time you started from (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? From hosur to Krishnagiri- mettur Bhawani etc. I did see in the note above asking to take right at Mettur to go to Coimbatore. Hope this helps. We started our journey from Kanakpura and were heading towards BR Hills , also known as Billigiri Rangan Hills. Thank you very much for taking so much time and for such a detailed reply.This is most helpful. Homestay/ guest house/ serviced apartment, Hotels near International Airport at Bangalore, Hotels with 24 hour check-in and check-out, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru - a Luxury Collection Hotel. On the way back, we were almost on same timings Cochin to Coimbatore. From (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? Palghat-Trichur is 70km and Trichur-Cochin is 70km. There is a 35km Coimbatore bypass, L&T toll highway, you can zip here at 100km average. Coimbatore-Palghat was the toughest road when we drive (2 yrs back), but now this stretch is amazing. Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions. It should cost about Rs 7000+ to 12000 depending on your choice of vehicle, whereas plane fare is about Rs 3000 per head and about an hour's flying time. Its a 12 hour drive, and the distance is about 550 kms each way, with the roads being good in some parts and not so good in others. The few Reliance petrolpumps where you had A2B are all closed now. You will pass plenty of tea estates en route and can also visit if interested. Anyone had a bad experience with Ola cabs? Car Rental Fare, City Taxi Fare, Fuel Cost & Auto Fare. The last I drive was two years back and the road was narrow and a two lane NH. 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