The Munnar-Bodimettu Highway stands as a testament to the beauty and infrastructure prowess of Kerala. It offers a mesmerizing journey through some of the most enchanting terrains of the state. This highway is a part of National Highway 85 (NH-85). It is quickly becoming a sensation among travelers and netizens alike for its stunning vistas.
The Highway and Its Renovation
The Munnar-Bodimettu Highway stretches over 42 kilometers as part of the Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway (NH85). This recently completed road renovation project and costing Rs 381.76 crore has transformed the route into one of the most picturesque in Kerala.
Social media platforms are abuzz with excitement and admiration for this new route. A user on a popular social media platform expressed their enthusiasm, saying, “So, finally the Munnar-Bodimettu Highway (part of NH-85) is getting inaugurated. Open already. One of the most scenic roads in #Kerala to drive through.
From Bangalore too, you can take the Salem-Dindigul Road and join NH-85 (Kochi-Dhanushkodi).” This sentiment echoes the feelings of many who have been eagerly awaiting the highway’s opening.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari officially inaugurated the upgraded Munnar-Bodimettu road on January 5. This event was not just about the highway but also marked the launch of the Cheruthoni Bridge which spans the Periyar River downstream of the Idukki reservoir.
Safety and Navigability Enhancements
The renovation of the highway wasn’t just focused on aesthetics. Significant attention was paid to enhancing safety and navigability. The installation of zebra lines and signboards along the route ensures a safer and more enjoyable driving experience for travelers.