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Old 26th December 2011, 12:35   #1
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Hi all,
We will be doing a circuit comprising of 6 jyothirlingas and will be covering 5 states. Here is my plan[/COLOR]

Car : Fiat Linea MJD
People : 5 ppl

Day 1 (30th Dec 2011 )
Departure Time : 7:30 pm
Route : Bangalore - Hyderabad - Nizamabad - Nirmal (take left
there) - Nanded ( 836 km )
Arrival Time : 5:00 am
We have made reservations at Nanded for freshening up.

Day 2 (31st Dec 2011)
Route : Nanded - Parli Vaijnath ( 105 km )
Have darshan there and leave for Aundha Nagnath
Route : Parli Vaijnath - Aundha Nagnath (120 km )
Have darshan and leave for Omkareshwar Temple
Route : Aundha Nagnath - Washim - Balapur - Khamgaon - Burhanpur - Omkareshwar temple ( 400 km )
Halt at Omkareshwar

Day 3 (1st Jan 2012)
Route : Omkareshwar - Maheshwar ( 66 km )
Visit temples at Omkareshwar & head towards Maheshwar
Route : Maheshwar - Indore (via Dhanmod using NH 3) ( 90 km )
Shopping and eating at Indore
Route : Indore - Ujjain (via Dewas ? ) ( 55 km )
Halt at Ujjain

Day 4 (2nd Jan 2012)
Local Sightseeing of Ujjain

Day 5 (3rd Jan 2012)
Route : Ujjain - Ratlam - Nimbahera - Chittorgarh ( 340 km )
Visit some forts, palaces, temples at Chittorgarh
Route : Chittorgarh - Udaipur ( 120 km )
Halt at Udaipur

Day 6 (4th Jan 2012)
Local Sightseeing of Udaipur

Day 7 (5th Jan 2012)
Route : Udaipur - Mount Abu ( 160 km )
Spend some time there visiting Dilwara temple and other places
Route : Mount Abu - Dwarka ( 620 km )
Halt at Dwarka

Day 8 (6th Jan 2012)
Local Sightseeing of Dwarka

Day 9 (7th Jan 2012)
Route : Dwarka - Porbandar - Sasan Gir - Somnath ( 284 km )
En route to Somnath visit Gandhiji's ashram and Safari ride at Sasan Gir. Halt at Somnath

Day 10 ( 8th Jan 2012)
Route : Somnath - Junagadh - Rajkot - Vadodara - Surat - Vapi
( 750 km )
After having darshan at temple, leave Somnath by 10 am and head for Vapi. Halt at Vapi.

Day 11 ( 9th Jan 2012)
Route : Vapi - Ganapatipule (~ 500 km )
Leave Vapi by 6 am and arrive at Ganapatipule by 2 pm. Halt at Ganapatipule.

Day 12 ( 10th Jan 2012)
Route : Ganapatipule - Kolhapur - Bangalore ( 770 km )
What time should I leave Ganapatipule so as to arrive in Bangalore by 11 pm ?

This is the route that we have planned .What I wanted to know is the road conditions in
1) Nanded - Parli Vaijnath
2) Parli - Aundha Nagnath : Do I have come back to Nanded and then proceed to Nagnath ? I don't mind travelling the extra kms as long as the roads are good
3) Aundha Nagnath - Omkareshwar : Read somewhere that the Akola - Khamgaon - Burhanpur road is in good condition. What about the road from Nagnath till Akola ?
4) Dwarka - Somnath
5) Satara - Ganapatipule

Apart from this please feel free to suggest any changes / inclusions in the trip.
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4) Dwarka - Somnath
It will take you around four to four and a half hours to reach Somnath(veraval) from Dwaraka. While driving down from Dwaraka to Somnath, Road conditions upto Porbandar are good. But from Porbandar onwards, roads are bad in patches.

Please see this thread : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...arka-okha.html (Route from Somnath(Veraval) to Dwarka/Okha)
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Old 26th December 2011, 14:10   #3
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Just a clarification. As I'll be coming from Dwarka to Somnath, I'll first have to visit Sasan Gir before going to Somnath. So can I avoid the horrible stretch of road near Narwal ?
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Day 2 (31st Dec 2011)
Route : Nanded - Parli Vaijnath ( 105 km )
Have darshan there and leave for Aundha Nagnath
Route : Parli Vaijnath - Aundha Nagnath (120 km )
Have darshan and leave for Omkareshwar Temple
Route : Aundha Nagnath - Washim - Balapur - Khamgaon - Burhanpur - Omkareshwar temple ( 400 km )
Halt at Omkareshwar


Day 11 ( 9th Jan 2012)
Route : Vapi - Ganapatipule (~ 500 km )
Leave Vapi by 6 am and arrive at Ganapatipule by 2 pm. Halt at Ganapatipule.

Day 12 ( 10th Jan 2012)
Route : Ganapatipule - Kolhapur - Bangalore ( 770 km )
What time should I leave Ganapatipule so as to arrive in Bangalore by 11 pm ?

What I wanted to know is the road conditions in
1) Nanded - Parli Vaijnath
2) Parli - Aundha Nagnath : Do I have come back to Nanded and then proceed to Nagnath ? I don't mind travelling the extra kms as long as the roads are good
5) Satara - Ganapatipule
Very hectic schedule i must say.

1] nanded-loha-palam-gngakhed-parli is in good condition.
2] parli-parbhani-aundha is in bad condition. better take nanded route.
5] satara-umbraj-patan-chiplun-sangmeshwar-ganapatipule is in good condition except koynanagar-kumbharli section and around sangameshwar.

i suggest, instead of bangy-hyd-nanded, take bangy-hyd-nh9-zahirabad-bidar-udgir-ahmadpur-parali.
halt at parli/udgir/bidar.
next day, parli-nanded-aundha.
you will save some distance and time.
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For Indore to Ujjain, you need not cross Dewas. That is the train route hence it may seem that Dewas lies midway. You can go directly to Ujjain from Indore and save around 50kms.
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For Indore to Ujjain, you need not cross Dewas. That is the train route hence it may seem that Dewas lies midway. You can go directly to Ujjain from Indore and save around 50kms.
+1

Indore-ujjain is nice 4lane road, the road is good enough to cover the distance in 45 min once outside of Indore.
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i suggest, instead of bangy-hyd-nanded, take bangy-hyd-nh9-zahirabad-bidar-udgir-ahmadpur-parali.
halt at parli/udgir/bidar.
next day, parli-nanded-aundha.
you will save some distance and time.
Will definitely think of this idea as well.

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Indore-ujjain is nice 4lane road, the road is good enough to cover the distance in 45 min once outside of Indore..
So this route you are mentioning is the NH 27 which goes via Sanwer right ?
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So this route you are mentioning is the NH 27 which goes via Sanwer right ?

The road goes via sanwer, don't know @NH27.

At Omkareshwar, only decent accommodation is at MPTDC's resort, i stayed there last year.
At Dwarka, its Hotel Daamji, the best,
at somnath, its devasthan's building,
ref my last year's travelogue '' four shiva and one krishna''.


dear HVK may have detailed info about entire route.

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Very hectic schedule i must say.
+1. You may like to add a week to your schedule
Great route though

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The road goes via sanwer, don't know @NH27.
I took NH27 to Ujjain (from Indore, in 2009). It was a great drive although two lane then.

From Ujjain, you will be taking SH18 to rejoin NH79 (if my memory serves me right, taking a right at Badnawar). When we travelled NH79 to Chittaur, it was in shambles. But the four laning was in progress. I am not sure about it's current condition.

However you should not miss eating at this dhaba - "Lassi Makhan Wale Ka Dhaba" just 10 kilometers before Nimach.

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+1. You may like to add a week to your schedule
Great route though
I know the schedule is a bit cramped, but this was the best that I could plan with the available time and places to visit. Thanks a lot anyways
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However you should not miss eating at this dhaba - "Lassi Makhan Wale Ka Dhaba" just 10 kilometers before Nimach.
Is this place that popular ?? Because I remember reading in another travelogue on Team-Bhp where they had to wait for a table for 30 min, at 10:30 in the night Will definitely make it a point to visit this place.
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Is this place that popular ?? Because I remember reading in another travelogue on Team-Bhp where they had to wait for a table for 30 min, at 10:30 in the night Will definitely make it a point to visit this place.
Could have been my travelogue. I don't remember anyone else recommending this dhaba on the forum. As mentioned in my log, I am not sure if it was lack of good food that day or if it was genuinely great. We did enjoy the dinner very much and it indeed had a waiting at 10:45 PM. You can try and throw some additional light.
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Just a clarification. As I'll be coming from Dwarka to Somnath, I'll first have to visit Sasan Gir before going to Somnath. So can I avoid the horrible stretch of road near Narwal ?
To avoid that horror road, you could go from Porbandar to Junagadh and then enter Gir from Junagadh. Then reach Somnath via Talala.

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Rohit,
IMO Vapi to Ganpatipule would take at least 10 hrs. You would encounter traffic near Mumbai bypass region (between Vasai -Thane - Panvel- Pen). I guess that would slow down your average speed.
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Rohit,
IMO Vapi to Ganpatipule would take at least 10 hrs. You would encounter traffic near Mumbai bypass region (between Vasai -Thane - Panvel- Pen). I guess that would slow down your average speed.
I see your point. What if I leave Vapi very early, like say 5 am and enter Mumbai by 8 am and exit Mumbai by max 10 am ? Then I might reach Ganapatipule by 3 pm.
Or is there a better plan that I'm missing on ?
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I see your point. What if I leave Vapi very early, like say 5 am and enter Mumbai by 8 am and exit Mumbai by max 10 am ? Then I might reach Ganapatipule by 3 pm.
Or is there a better plan that I'm missing on ?
5 am seems to be good time to leave in order to arrive at 3.00pm.
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