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|22nd December 2012, 12:36||#46|
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Update on Road Conditions
Delhi to Nainital : Pretty much a breeze
Nainital to Joshimath : This indeed was a challenge and now i know why many folks here thought its not a doable stretch. We did a very early morning start ( imagine doing that in 3C-4C temparatures) at 6:45am from Nainital and for the first two hours everyone of us in the car where freezing cold with our hands and feet numb.
I do not recall the exact route we have taken, will have to look at some of the road pictures we have taken to understand but, all i can say it was via. the Ranikhet and Gopeshwar route. Neither us nor our driver knew the route so we ended up taking a few wrong turns. out of the 300kms, I would say about 100kms there is practically no roads and we were averaging almost 15kms-20kms per hour on these roads.
Despite all these hurdles we reached our GMVN guest house in Joshimath at around 7:30pm
Joshimath to Auli (15kms) : This is a very narrow road with lots of snow on and side of the road, it took us an hour to get up to GMVN Auli due to getting stuck a couple of times with a truck coming from opposite side.
Auli to Syal Sur (130kms) : This was done through Auli-Joshimath-Helang-Gulabkoti-Pipalkoti-Mayasur-Bhimtalla-Rudraprayag-Syal Sur
We lost our route on this section also a couple of times as NOBODY has heard about Syal Sur......It was a tough time to get to GMVN guesthouse as none of the localities could guide us and as usual the GMVN numbers were not working.
However, this is an awesome place to stay
Chopta was flipped out of our itenary as all roads to it were closed due to snow.
Syal Sur to Kaudiyala (125kms) : This route was done via. Rudraprayag-Agastyamuni to Kaudiyala and the roads were quite decent considering it was all mountains and we must have covered this distance in 4.5 hours
Kaudiyala-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Delhi (285kms) : We started at 10am and reached home in evening around 7pm with a 2 hours break at Rishikesh. Horrible traffic on this route
Last edited by mobike008 : 3rd January 2013 at 15:19.
|23rd October 2015, 09:44||#49|
Join Date: Aug 2015
I am planning to do the same route in Feb 2016. My plan
Can anyone advise me about self driving on these roads. I have roughly 70000 Km experience driving in and around Bangalore, Kolkata and also the hills of South India. I am planning to take a self drive Figo for this tour.
Off late I heard that Chopta might be closed due to snow conditions. Any latest reports?
By the way, I have 10 days to get this done
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