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Old 14th October 2008, 14:21   #1
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I and a Group of my friends have decided on a Roadtrip from bangalore to leh.
So some queries
1.When is the best time(we are planing it in june-09)
2.What route should be taken(we are planing BLR-HYD-Nagpur-Gwalior-New dehli-Leh)
3.Will returning can we follow a different route-please suggest
4.What all precautions should be followed

Vehicle is probably a Scorpio or any other SUV for that matter.

Experts your suggestions please.

Have already gone through the travelogue of LOCOMOTIVE so have a very faint idea what the terrain calls for.

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Have already gone through the travelogue of LOCOMOTIVE so have a very faint idea what the terrain calls for.

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Vamsi


vamsi, Look like youhave decided after locomotive adventure. Good man , All the best, i will update you , when r u leaving??
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Road is open from end-May to mid-Oct.
Your route is OK, except bad roads can be expected between Laknadon (north of Nagpur) and Jhansi (south of Gwalior).
You can return via Mumbai: Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Surat-Bombay-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum-Hubli-Bangalore
No special precautions, except for medication/ nutrition for high-altitude sickness.
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Oh my god !!

Firstly a Bombay-Leh in SX4 and now Bangalore-Leh in a SUV !! Looks like Driving spree to Leh is picking up.

I haven't drove on the tour but wish I'll drive it one day, still loads good wishes from my side. Keep up the spirit !!
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So June is a good time to Start.
Will 2 full weeks be enough for the whole drive.
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You can keep following this thread (Team Bhp At Leh. Anyone Interested?) lots of discussions going on and useful tips etc.
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Oh my god !!

Firstly a Bombay-Leh in SX4 and now Bangalore-Leh in a SUV !! Looks like Driving spree to Leh is picking up.

I haven't drove on the tour but wish I'll drive it one day, still loads good wishes from my side. Keep up the spirit !!

Somewhere you have to start the travel. Do it before it is late.


Vamsi, your route is perfect. Go ahead.
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Road is open from end-May to mid-Oct.
Your route is OK, except bad roads can be expected between Laknadon (north of Nagpur) and Jhansi (south of Gwalior).
You can return via Mumbai: Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Surat-Bombay-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum-Hubli-Bangalore
No special precautions, except for medication/ nutrition for high-altitude sickness.
Thanks hvkumar for the information.
What will be the Distance between Laknadon and Jhansi.

And also what will be the Total distance from bangalore to Leh,googled it and found that the distance is approx 2900kms is this right.
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we did this trip in 2005 with M&M Bolero, Route taken= Blr-Hyd-Nagpur-Sagar-gwalior-delhi-manali-leh-srinagar-amritsar-delhi-hyd-blr, total 8000kms, 22days.
June - Sep is the best time
Best route - Blr-Mumbai-Vapi-Baroda-Abad-Udaipur-Jaipur-Gurgaon-panipat-Manali-leh-srinagar-jammu & back based on your plan.
While coming back if you have time then you drive thru punjab, rajasthan. or you can try srinagar-leh-manali-himachal-uttaranchal.
Since you are going all the way to north, plenty of options are available on route & places to see.

Few important things for this trip.
50ltr Jerry can for Diesel
Medicines for nausea, cold, etc, local guys use
rope-if you get stuck some where
tent - if you want to camp
lots of fluids
torch, lighters, match box,
Heavy woollen clothings
good camera, still & video both
SUV fan belt/puncher kit/head lamp spare
sun glasses/sun screen lotion
good map( preferebly Lonely planet)
etc.......
I think there is a seperate thread available for this
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From Blr to lakhandon roads are OK but expect lot of construction work all along. From lakhandon to Agra it is very bad.
This Dec-jan we did Uttaranchal trip. While going we took mumbai-udaipur route & reached delhi in 42hrs(distance 2400kms). While coming back we took nagpur route & took 66hrs (distance-2100kms)
Best to take Mumbai route. it is safe & can drive fast.
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Hi All,

A couple of friends & I are planning on a biking trip to leh from Bangalore. We are planning on going in the following route. URL inline:
Bengaluru, Karnataka to New Delhi, Delhi - Google Maps

It will be around 12,000 Km round trip.
The plan is to travel all September.

Any pointers?
1. Would it be feasible?
2. Can we cover the distance in a month's time?
3. Would it be wise to Fly to Delhi and then ride from there?

Appreciate all help...
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Thanks hvkumar for the information.
What will be the Distance between Laknadon and Jhansi.

And also what will be the Total distance from bangalore to Leh,googled it and found that the distance is approx 2900kms is this right.
Laknadon-Sagar-Lalitpur-Jhansi, 415 kms

Bangalore-Leh, via Hyderabad, Nagpur, Laknadon, Jhansi, Delhi, Ambala, Manali,
3,400 kms (your estimate is wrong)
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Any pointers?
1. Would it be feasible?
2. Can we cover the distance in a month's time?
3. Would it be wise to Fly to Delhi and then ride from there?

Appreciate all help...
1 Yes its feasible, but depends on which bikes are you talking about.

2 Yes, provided all of you are in your early twenties. Else fitness will be in issue.

3 If you can pull it off it will be an incredible feat, if you guys have the guts go all the way on two wheels. You won't forget it for the rest of your life.

May the force be with you.
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Thanks Devil on Wheels....

We are going on the mighty bullets...
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