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Old 23rd February 2007, 20:56   #16
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avoid panipat and kurukshetra in the evenings - especially when you are returning on a sunday.
also, just out of chandigarh towards ambala, there was a broken bridge a few weeks back due to which it turned into a one-way.
plus, ghiggaur is hell as tsk mentioned due to loads of flyovers being constructed by NHAI.
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Old 24th February 2007, 10:42   #17
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Suman , It all depends on what time do you plan to head out of Delhi ..... if its real early and you planning to tuch Chd by 7 am -- just go straight thru !!! Wudnt you want your safari to experience some dust , pot holes , etc ???

Also I feel that instead of going via Rajpura as advised above , its better to turn of just before Ambala and come out straight at Panchkula -- dunno the distances but that ways you miss Zirakpur as well , coz the lil stretch between Zirakpur and Panchkula can also get one bogged down in traffic . Also this route has a better scenic drive ..... and a road where you can check if the Safari is good fun or an elephant ;-) !!!!

Where you staying in Kasauli ..... ??

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Old 25th February 2007, 01:52   #18
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Have a great trip sir, BTW I recommend you visit the Old Graveyard with Colonial graves,However I would advise to avoid the taking the children if any, as the area has slopes and might be slippery.
I Just love Colonial Graveyards and visited almost everyone in towns I been to..Not some facination with Dark Forces, I like the inscriptions along with the Aura of Age...!

The Church is simply superb at evening time, You also try the Gurkha Fort and Choor Chandani Mountain in the Area...!
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Old 26th February 2007, 10:58   #19
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Thanks Wolf, Khaadu, Navdeep, Tsk, Rohit & Goldie for all your inputs.

Realistically speaking, we'll leave home around 7.30 am, one things for sure, I'll go via Rajpura & avoid the Ambala-Zirakpur road.

Will let you guys know how it went.....Khaadu, thanks for the Ring Road tip, I'd completely overlooked that ....imagine going all the way round!
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hi suman best would be to leave delhi ~5 am beat all the traffic till you reach ambala ... the road is perfect till ambala best is follow the diversions you loose about 30-40 mins of travelling time but then till chd the roas is one lan in both directions with plent of opps to overtake ... i did delhi - kasauli in jan...after parwanoo keep going up and before gyani ka dhaba make a left for kasauli

where are you staying ?
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i did delhi - kasauli in jan...after parwanoo keep going up and before gyani ka dhaba make a left for kasauli

where are you staying ?
Yah, I remembered after I posted! Thanks for the info but 5 am is way too early - kids unlikely to get up so early since their exams would have just got over (even 7 am is a tough ask!)

Staying at Ros Common (HPTDC).
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Staying at Ros Common (HPTDC).
Nice place to stay....approach road is pretty narrow hope your Safari gets through ...
On the same road u can walk down some hotels have better food than Ros Common..


Try to get the last room from where u can have a good sunrise scene.....




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Old 26th February 2007, 13:18   #23
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Thanks Prajesh, that's a AWESOME photo by the way
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Suman, No problemo man ... a lot of ppl I know still use the ISBT route --- !! And why u taking the Rajpura route ... take the one I todl you about , get ur Safari on the roads that its designed for !!!!

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If you drive a diesel vehicle, its a good idea to fill up at the large BP Pure for sure Pump as diesel is cheapest in Punjab(cheaper than delhi), though the same is not true to petrol.
So which pump is this, is it after I take a right turn at Rajpura or is it on NH1 itself before the right turn?
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Its on NH1 itself. Actually there are BP company pumps on both sides of the road, so drive into the first Pure for Sure once you cross Shambhu. I usually go to the one with lots of trucks, they usually have very good fuel.
Truckers know the best!
I suggest carry STP with you and empty the bottle into the tank when you fill up at rajpura. Its a 250ml bottle costing around 250rs.
It will take care of your engine for the next 1500kms or so.
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I suggest carry STP ... Its a 250ml bottle costing around 250rs.
It will take care of your engine for the next 1500kms or so.
my ignorance ..but whats this ?
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Its an injector cleaner. Good for highway use when you are worried about poor quality fuel.
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what's the full form ? Is it available for both P/D
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@Suman: so did your trip to kasauli happened ?
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