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Old 30th December 2010, 23:47   #31
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BolBolero, the problem with adding Kaza (and Lahaul-Spit Valley) is that it is a seasonal road, and the rest of the tour plan can be done anytime during the year, regardless of the snow blockades on Rohtang & Kunzum la passes.
Sir, DKG is talking of June/ July and hence the suggestion. Snow blockades in this period at Rohtang & Kunzum may not be the biggest hurdle. Landslides due to unseasonal rains may be more of a problem.
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Old 31st December 2010, 03:39   #32
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1. Dhanaulti-Chamba-Tehri-Deoprayag-Pauri-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Karnaprayag-Gwaldam

2. Gwaldam-Baijnath-Kausani-Bageshwar-Binsar-Almora-Ranikhet-Corbett Park

3. Corbett Park-Ramnagar-Moradabad-Gajraula-Hapur-Ghaziabad-Delhi


the above three look pretty awesome to me. specially No. 1 is a killer. I am already salivating.
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I am attaching a few pics of the roads I traveled on. Hope that it generates some enthusiasm.
Wow I am speechless !! Truly spectacular. We need more ideas on freezing the itinerary and stay options etc. We have about six months to plan this and execute it so lets keep the ideas and suggestions rolling in.

What beautiful pictures !!

HVK you are an authority on the subject so keeping in mind we'll have guys driving in from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Bombay please suggest the full route, taking into account days for travel, with enough time to enjoy the places up north. Many of us will be driving old Jeeps so lets plan the route @ 50 kmph average speed and day time driving only

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Guys lets get this going. Jaggu, Shahnawaz, Tejas, Arka, Behram, Sharath and Vinod lets get the expedition going this June/July what say? BD we can call it the Mahindra Heritage run. A huge expedition starting from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bombay, Indore, Delhi up into the Himalayas

Why just Mahindra sir? are'nt we gypsy guys allowed here ?
Would love to take my gypsy all the way to the top.
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Why just Mahindra sir? are'nt we gypsy guys allowed here ?
Would love to take my gypsy all the way to the top.
Oh ofcourse anyone in any car can join in. Sorry if I gave you the impression its only Mahindra.

We will however try to tie up with Mahindra for basic service support and checkups at Mahindra workshops along the way. Maybe we could do that with Maruti too if possible

Maybe we should just call it The Great Indian Roadtrip !!

For starters we'll have the Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad group heading up into Delhi via Nagpur Gwalior route. The Bombay group can join us at Delhi via the Indore Delhi route. Does that sound okay?

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Guys some more pics from my drive, to get you going!

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@DKG, For people driving from Bombay, it would be easier to travel via GQ / NH8, i.e Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi.

People lets get The Great Indian Roadtrip on the road!






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please suggest the full route, taking into account days for travel, with enough time to enjoy the places up north. Many of us will be driving old Jeeps so lets plan the route @ 50 kmph average speed and day time driving only
DKG, what are the planned dates and duration?
Any specific places you want to halt at?
I will work out a daily drive plan and revert.
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DKG, what are the planned dates and duration?
Any specific places you want to halt at?
I will work out a daily drive plan and revert.
HVK why don't you recommend something like you did earlier keeping in mind the most scenic routes Delhi onwards. We could head upto Leh and back? Once we reach the scenic locations we could slow the pace down so there is some flexibility to enjoy the location for a day each and then drive on. 21 to 30 days is what we need to budget for the full trip from Chennai/Bangalore/Hyderabad/Bombay up to the Himalayas and back. Does that sound like a reasonable amount of time?

As to what dates are best in June/July, you can recommend taking into account when most roads open up and are motorable

We have six months to plan so most of us can plan our leave accordingly. The list right now is:

Hyderabad group

Bharat Reddy CJ3B
Raj Goli Tata TL 4x4
DKG CJ3B

HVK please don't plan for more than 12 hours of driving per day max

If we are heading up via Ramnagar Corbett I can arrange for one day stay at Dhikala for some Tiger viewing That area is so beautiful

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I am posting some pics of the planned route for you DKG . This includes the Kaza-keylong-Gramphoo sections . These were taken during this years RDH by my service team . Let me know if you need any info as i have the Tulip books for the RDH which give are very detailed.
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And some more . some of these are also from the Patseo stage
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Let me know if you need any info as i have the Tulip books for the RDH which give are very detailed.
Any suggestions, tips, guidance, do's and don'ts are most welcome as we need to draw on everyone's experience to make this a most enjoyable road trip
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Any suggestions, tips, guidance, do's and don'ts are most welcome as we need to draw on everyone's experience to make this a most enjoyable road trip
Hello DGK and All

I would like to be part of it. I can only confirm closer to the time, where I can join in from.

I will follow the thread and stay abreast of developments.

Thanks and Best Regards

Drive/Ride Safe

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Hi All,

I would like to be part of this memorable trip of the life. Subscribing to the thread
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So lets get a list going of folks interested in participating. As we go along you can keep adding/deleting from the list to get to a final count closer to us leaving. If the city from where you start is not listed you can add it in and plan so you either catch folks from Bombay or Hyderabad for the two main routes up

Route : yet to be set

Period of Travel : Tentative June/July 2010, actual dates and duration of trip to be finalised

Hyderabad

Bharat Reddy CJ3B
Raj Goli Tata TL 4x4
DKG CJ3B

Bangalore

Ravikn

Mumbai

Devang

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So lets get a list going of folks interested in participating. As we go along you can keep adding/deleting from the list to get to a final count closer to us leaving. If the city from where you start is not listed you can add it in and plan so you either catch folks from Bombay or Hyderabad for the two main routes up
Route : yet to be set
Period of Travel : Tentative June/July 2010, actual dates and duration of trip to be finalised
Hyderabad
Bharat Reddy CJ3B
Raj Goli Tata TL 4x4
DKG CJ3B

Bangalore
Ravikn

Mumbai
Devang
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