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Old 16th May 2011, 19:01   #1
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Default Gurgaon- Daruhera- Bhiwadi - Alwar - Dausa - Jaipur :Route travelled report in post 8

Need to travel to Delhi and back. I am dreading the regular Jaipur- Behror -Gurgaon route because the mess it is in now.

I have been advised that there is another route that goes via Dausa - Sikandra and then left to the Sikandra - Bhiwadi expressway

Gurgaon- Daruhera- Bhiwadi - Alwar - Dausa - Jaipur :Route travelled report in post 8-jaipurdelhis.jpg

This route is 50kms longer than the regular route but if it is good and bottle neck free then it will be worth it.

I have been told that:-

1. This route is 4 lane carriageway all the way
2. Toll road
3. flyovers complete at all major towns
4. smooth road

How true is above? Has anyone done this lately?

I will be leaving for Delhi tomorrow morning. If I dont get any confirmed news till then I will take the regular highway (NH8) and on return I will check this route out

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It is already tomorrow morning so now we await your inputs on this highway. However I notice that major bottle neck of Manesar/Gurgaon is still there on this route.
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I dont see a point why you shouldnt take the normal NH-8? I did Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi two weeks back and the highway has improved a lot. Most of the stretches have become wider and it all boils down to the time of the day (or night) you do this route.
An extra 50km means more than 20% extra driving - not practical. My 2 cents

Another prob would be that the route you suggest will touch Jaipur from East. The current NH-8 that touches Jaipur from North is smooth n traffic free after the by-pass turn off. Those 15-20km are a dream run
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I had done this route in the past, via Alwar. The road is mostly okay to good. But, if you take the NH8 at the right time of day, it is any day better than this alternative route. It takes way much more time.
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But is the Gurgaon-Alwar-Dausa road 4-laned? I thought it was ordinary 2-laned highway? And isn't there some way to come directly to Alwar without touching Manesar and Daruhera?
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But is the Gurgaon-Alwar-Dausa road 4-laned? I thought it was ordinary 2-laned highway? And isn't there some way to come directly to Alwar without touching Manesar and Daruhera?
Yes it is 2 Laned mostly. There is a way to bypass Manesar and Dharuhera, but that means exiting Gurgaon in the direction of Sohna. Overall, due to the kms it adds, and the road width and quality, it is not going to yield any time benefit, taking this route, between Delhi and Jaipur. I usually take the Sohna route to exit towards Palwal, or the Alwar route to exit towards Agra, from Gurgaon.
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Using my mobile so will make it short.
1. Started for Delhi from Jaipur at 0530 hrs and was in Delhi at 0930hrs with app 20 minutes break at midway. Took the regular NH8. No jams whatsoever.
2. While coming back will try the other route only because I have time, will be alone and and lately i believe is all 4 lane.
3. The major bottle neck is Behror, Kotputli and lately shahpura plus the tolls..so lets see what happens when i take the other route.
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I did the above mentioned route last night. Its pretty difficult comparing two routes at the same time as you dont know whats happening on the other route, i.e NH8 while i was driving on this route.

This route is from Daruhera - Tapukaka - bypassing Tijara - Chikani - Bypassing Alwar - Samola - Bypassing Rajgarh - Bypassing Bandikui - On to NH11 - Dausa - jaipur

I started from Delhi (Palam airport) at 2200hrs and I was at home in Jaipur at 0340hrs. Total stoppages for dinner + other misc activity was around 1 hour which is included. A jam which I got stuck into at Daruhera for around 30 mnts is also included

Had to pay 3 tolls of Rs.45/- each after daruhera. 1 was between Alwar and Sikandra and then 2 were between Sikandra and Jaipur on NH11

My observation on this route is as follows

Positives:-


1. After you cross Daruhera town, the road surface all the way till Jaipur is excellent, could not have been better.

2. After Daruhera till Alwar bypass it is 95% 4 lane divided carriage way. The rest 5% is double at the small villages in between but work is in progress

3. At the time I traveled this route had 75% less truck traffic than the regular NH8 route.

4. After Alwar the "mega highway" starts. Its only double lane from here but its wide and the road is well marked and sides well illuminated.

5. After Daruhera you can mainitain good moving averages because of all the above points all the way till jaipur

6. No bottle necks and no flyovers under construction what so ever.

7. All major towns have been bypassed

Negatives:-

1. The biggest minus is that this is 45kms longer than the regular NH8.

2. Around 10 kms after Daruhera can be a pain. I got stuck for 30 mnts in Daruhera due to a jam.

3. From Alwar to Sikandara (till you hit NH11) every town has speed breakers, and not very well marked.

4. Till Alwar the fascilities for ladies and kids as compared to NH8 are very poor. After Alwar they get a bit better, but mostly Dhabas. Even Gas stations as compared to NH8 are very few and far.

Conclusion:-


It was a dream run, could not have asked for a better road. But again I do not know what was the situation at that time on NH8.

So if I want a gauranteed better driving experience than NH8 and dont mind 45 odd kms more I will definitely take this route. NH8 can be dicey at times!!

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I generally use NH8 route for visiting Jaipur. Your suggested route appears to be good but again it is 45-50 KM longer than usual. I have a trip planned to visit Jaipur in third week of June, so I will follow this route and compare it with NH8.
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Im again headed to Jaipur (went last on april 30th) today evening. Shall still stick to the usual NH-8 due to
1. snacks / washroom facilities are much better on NH-8
2. Fuel pumps are a lot much
3. Puncture shops are a lot more.

In the end, as Deky said, he took 5hrs 40min from Delhi to Jaipur via the new route. I think the usual route too takes more or less the same time nowadays. I m leaving today from Gurgaon at 7pm and shall update the timing for NH-8 at this time. I leave Jaipur on Sunday at 2pm and will again update the traffic at those hours.
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Updated: Did Gurgaon - Jaipur (Ramada) on 20th May evening

I left Gurgaon (Leela) at 8:15pm : the traffic was quite smooth all the way. As I mentioned earlier, the roads have improved a lot : wider and smoother and hardly any bad patches except for Behror and another town after Behror.
We took a 20min halt at CCD (next to King Motel) and another 5min break for picking up snacks. I was driving my i20 and holding a modest cruising speed of 90-100km/h and yet managed to reach the insides of Jaipur (Ramada hotel) at 00:15hrs. That is 4 hours in all for around 235km (from Gurgaon) including breaks.

I strongly believe that sticking to NH-8 is the best bet - saves distance and hence fuel and safer in terms of better facilities and not being isolated at all. My 2 cents
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I left Gurgaon (Leela) at 8:15pm : the traffic was quite smooth all the way. As I mentioned earlier, the roads have improved a lot : wider and smoother and hardly any bad patches except for Behror and another town after Behror.
We took a 20min halt at CCD (next to King Motel) and another 5min break for picking up snacks. I was driving my i20 and holding a modest cruising speed of 90-100km/h and yet managed to reach the insides of Jaipur (Ramada hotel) at 00:15hrs. That is 4 hours in all for around 235km (from Gurgaon) including breaks.

I strongly believe that sticking to NH-8 is the best bet - saves distance and hence fuel and safer in terms of better facilities and not being isolated at all. My 2 cents
Thanks for the comparison. Behror and Kotputli are two major bottle necks and sometimes shahpura also. Since you must have crossed Behror around 10ish kotputli around 10.30ish and Shahpura around 11.10ish you did not find much traffic. During the day these 3 points can be a nightmare due to the truck, car and other miscellaneous local traffic. Let us know what happens when you start back at 2.00pm from jaipur.

Having said that, even I would stick to NH8 for the only reason being that the other route is around 50kms longer than this. And also NH8 has more fascilities. And since I usually travel with my wife and my lil kid, fascilities are important

All the other factors, like driving pleasure, smooth roads, very less traffic, I think are more favourable towards the route via alwar.

Also for those going towards Sariska, I think this route is the best option!!
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I took deky's suggestion and drove Jaipur-Delhi in the afternoon hours, crossing Jaipur at 1130 am. Traffic was mild but unfortunately a sand storm struck when I was crossing Kotputli breaking many trees and disrupting traffic. After that, there were heavy rains all the way to Manesar. I could reach Gurgaon only at 4 pm as a result of the delays. Traffic is not light, but freely moving. The only place I got stuck - apart from the sandstorm issue at Kotputli - was for a few minutes at Manesar.

deky, sorry I did not call you, I left Bombay at 845 pm yesterday night and wanted to reach Delhi ASAP. The rest of the drive form Bombay was very smooth, and I managed to reach Jaipur in 14.5 hours from Bombay at 1130 am without any breaks.
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I took deky's suggestion and drove Jaipur-Delhi in the afternoon hours, crossing Jaipur at 1130 am. Traffic was mild but unfortunately a sand storm struck when I was crossing Kotputli breaking many trees and disrupting traffic. After that, there were heavy rains all the way to Manesar. I could reach Gurgaon only at 4 pm as a result of the delays. Traffic is not light, but freely moving. The only place I got stuck - apart from the sandstorm issue at Kotputli - was for a few minutes at Manesar.

deky, sorry I did not call you, I left Bombay at 845 pm yesterday night and wanted to reach Delhi ASAP. The rest of the drive form Bombay was very smooth, and I managed to reach Jaipur in 14.5 hours from Bombay at 1130 am without any breaks.
Let me know when you driving back, if you have time we can meet at the bypass. And btw today's sandstorm was one of the worst I have seen in ages. If you could manage Jaipur- Gurgaon in 4.5 hrs with it, I think you did well!!
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Started from Ramada, Jaipur at 1:15pm. Ofcourse traffic was more than the night timing but what took us by surprise was the weather - it was freaky. rains, storms, dust and what not.
There was a 10min jam due to a small accident (alto vs truck) and another 10min jam at one of the toll plazas. In all, we were able to hold good speeds and managed to hit Lella, Gurgaon in 5hrs 15min including a 15min break at Manesar Mcdees. Yes, driving in day does slow you down but overall, i was happy with the drive. Oh yes, there was this another 10min jam at Manesar.

The i20 averaged 15.8kmpl for the trip with full a/c and the jams.
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