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Old 3rd August 2017, 18:08   #256
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Did this same route some time back. It was a hell ride. There was no road for 10-20 KMs. Not sure the current situation; but anyway I have blacklisted this route now.
Ps. I was driving Scorpio.
Thanks for the heads up Anuj. Now this is confusing. Some posts back, it was suggested that the route via Moradabad bypass - Suar - Bazpur - Kaladhungi is good. Though since you are the one who has most recently returned, your account has to be the most updated. Did you take an alternate route back to Delhi, i.e. via Haldwani - Rudrapur- Rampur? I have used this route too and Rampur stretch was pockmarked with potholes .

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Thanks for the heads up Anuj. Now this is confusing. Some posts back, it was suggested that the route via Moradabad bypass - Suar - Bazpur - Kaladhungi is good. Though since you are the one who has most recently returned, your account has to be the most updated. Did you take an alternate route back to Delhi, i.e. via Haldwani - Rudrapur- Rampur? I have used this route too and Rampur stretch was pockmarked with potholes .

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Hi, the best route to Nainital currently is the Moradabad bypass - Tanda - Bazpur -Kaladhungi route. There are some minor road issues from leaving the NH 24 at Moradabad till Tanda, and there will be some traffic at Tanda and Bazpur depending upon the time of the day, but the alternate routes are much worse. The Rudrapur - Rampur route is full of potholes and heavy truck traffic. I usually do Haldwani to Noida run in about 5 hrs. via the first route above.
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Hi, the best route to Nainital currently is the Moradabad bypass - Tanda - Bazpur -Kaladhungi route. There are some minor road issues from leaving the NH 24 at Moradabad till Tanda, and there will be some traffic at Tanda and Bazpur depending upon the time of the day, but the alternate routes are much worse. The Rudrapur - Rampur route is full of potholes and heavy truck traffic. I usually do Haldwani to Noida run in about 5 hrs. via the first route above.
Thanks penpusher,
Seems like this is indeed the most appropriate route - even Google is recommending this. Though until last year (or was it the year before last? I forget.) the favoured route was Moradabad Bypass - Rampur - Suar - Kaladhungi. This had a 5 km stretch of bad roads, somewhere near Suar and that was about it. nvldiver had passed through Tanda sometime in 2015 and he had gone through traffic jams in Tanda. Is the situation any better now?
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Thanks penpusher,
Seems like this is indeed the most appropriate route - even Google is recommending this. Though until last year (or was it the year before last? I forget.) the favoured route was Moradabad Bypass - Rampur - Suar - Kaladhungi. This had a 5 km stretch of bad roads, somewhere near Suar and that was about it. nvldiver had passed through Tanda sometime in 2015 and he had gone through traffic jams in Tanda. Is the situation any better now?
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Hi Ironhide,

There will be some traffic at Tanda, but mostly it's moving traffic. Road had been repaired a few months back although it's again deteriorated some. You will also meet some traffic and bad roads when you take the u-turn on NH 24 after Moradabad bypass (its marked as the route for Corbett), but it can't be helped.

Once you cross Tanda it's mostly smooth sailing except for some traffic while crossing Doraha & Bazpur. Before Kaladhungi (at Chhoti Haldwani - its well marked) take the left for Nainital, its a very scenic route, although during rains take care as its a mountain road.

Have fun at Nainital, you did the correct thing by avoiding it during the season.
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Hi Ironhide,

There will be some traffic at Tanda, but mostly it's moving traffic. Road had been repaired a few months back although it's again deteriorated some. You will also meet some traffic and bad roads when you take the u-turn on NH 24 after Moradabad bypass (its marked as the route for Corbett), but it can't be helped.

Once you cross Tanda it's mostly smooth sailing except for some traffic while crossing Doraha & Bazpur. Before Kaladhungi (at Chhoti Haldwani - its well marked) take the left for Nainital, its a very scenic route, although during rains take care as its a mountain road.

Have fun at Nainital, you did the correct thing by avoiding it during the season.
Thanks penpusher for pointing me in the right direction. Did the Delhi - Nainital - Delhi route last week and you were right about the conditions of the road.

Delhi - Nainital : Route Queries-dk-mallital.png

On my onward journey I took the Moradabad bypass - Kaladhungi - Mallital Route which, save for a broken but driveable stretch of about 10 km from where you turn off from the Moradabad bypass towards Tanda (as in map below) is fairly good. The drive after Kaladhungi has pristine and well paved (despite the rains) mountain roads. The greenery, waterfalls and the rolling mist from the valley floor add a touch of ethereal to the already beautiful drive. This would be even more enjoyable on a bike I'm sure !

Delhi - Nainital : Route Queries-m-bad-tanda.png



Of course, beyond Nainital, because of incessant rains and ensuing landslides there have been disruptions. But the approach to Nainital is smooth and fairly congestion free.

On the return journey we took the Haldwani - Kaladhungi (for a stopover at Corbett Museum) - Tanda - Moradabad bypass route, and even this was clear and without any bad roads or disruptions.

Delhi - Nainital : Route Queries-tallital-tanda.png

Hope this helps other explorers who are heading out to Kumaon in the near future.

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I am planning a road trip with family from Oct 1-5 top Nainital, Almora and Ranikhet. Plan is to do Faridabad - Shitlakhet - Nainital - Faridabad. For For Faridabad- Nainital section, will follow Google maps / recommended route via MBD bypass, bazpur, kaladhungi. Any suggestions on the Nainital - Shitlakhet route. Or would one suggest going to Shitlakhet from Faridabad via Ranikhet?
Pax - 2-4. Drive - BRV V CVT.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.
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Hi

I am planning a road trip with family from Oct 1-5 top Nainital, Almora and Ranikhet. Plan is to do Faridabad - Shitlakhet - Nainital - Faridabad. For For Faridabad- Nainital section, will follow Google maps / recommended route via MBD bypass, bazpur, kaladhungi. Any suggestions on the Nainital - Shitlakhet route. Or would one suggest going to Shitlakhet from Faridabad via Ranikhet?
Pax - 2-4. Drive - BRV V CVT.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.
I have the option to take the 320d if the surface is good else the BRV. What would the route gurus suggest?
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I have the option to take the 320d if the surface is good else the BRV. What would the route gurus suggest?

Don’t take risk taking 3. The roads are not good enough. Take Brv, after gajraula you will have hard time managing 3.

With brv you can drive stress free. The road is bad after moradabad bypass, both ways, even if you go via rampur Rudrapur or via tanda kaladhungi.

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