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Old 16th October 2008, 17:18   #1
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I am planning to drive from Mumbai to the following places in Uttaranchal in the end of January 2009 in the following order :
a) Corbet
b) Binsar Village at hainsori, Almora-Bageshwar Road,
c) Auli Skiing Village , Joshimath District .
d ) Haridwar & back to Mumbai

Please advice on the route to take , the road condition in Jan - Feb . We will be traveling in petrol swift or diesel Indigo .

Many thanks in advance.
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Take the GQ NH8 and drive to Delhi and from here you've two routes to Corbett - one via Meerut - Kiratpur - Corbett and the other on NH24 to Moradabad via Hapur and then on NH74 to Corbett. The latter route is what most of the Delhiites prefer. Presently due to some NHAI work the road between Moradabad and Haldwani is bad. If you're not crawling between dozens of unfinished flyovers, you're rattling your teeth out over patches that continue for kilometers at a stretch.

Hope this improves by the time you make your trip. Jan-Feb are cold seasons here, so be prepared for foggy conditions that might hamper driving.


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I am planning to drive from Mumbai to the following places in Uttaranchal in the end of January 2009 in the following order :
a) Corbet
b) Binsar Village at hainsori, Almora-Bageshwar Road,
c) Auli Skiing Village , Joshimath District .
d ) Haridwar & back to Mumbai

Please advice on the route to take , the road condition in Jan - Feb . We will be traveling in petrol swift or diesel Indigo .

Many thanks in advance.

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I am planning to drive from Mumbai to the following places in Uttaranchal in the end of January 2009 in the following order :
a) Corbet
b) Binsar Village at hainsori, Almora-Bageshwar Road,
c) Auli Skiing Village , Joshimath District .
d ) Haridwar & back to Mumbai

Please advice on the route to take , the road condition in Jan - Feb . We will be traveling in petrol swift or diesel Indigo .

Many thanks in advance.
I went exactly in that order from Bombay, except for the Hardwar part.

H V Kumar - Driving Log Books - KUMAR'S DRIVING LOG BOOKS Uttaranchal, North India, Oct 2006

The above link is my log book of that trip.

You will note my route for that trip was as follows:

Bombay-Surat-Baroda-A'Bad-Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Kishangarh-Jaipur-Delhi

Delhi-Hapur-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramanagar-Corbett

Corbett-Nainital-Binsar-Gwaldam-Joshimath-Badrinath

Badrinath-Jishimath-Deoprayag-Tehri-Dhanolti-Musoorie

Road condition will be good, except that the road between Baijanath and Gwaldam has snowfall, so you can expect disruptions in that route which connects Binsar to Joshimath (for Auli).

H V Kumar - Driving Log Books - KUMAR'S DRIVING LOG BOOKS Uttaranchal, Sep 2005

In the above log book, you can see the route from Bombay to Hardwar via Delhi.

And as Guru mentioned, you are going to have a tough time driving in Delhi-UP region in heavy fog conditions. I am told that even in Corbett Park, visibility is low affecting animal sightings.

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Take the GQ NH8 and drive to Delhi and from here you've two routes to Corbett - one via Meerut - Kiratpur - Corbett and the other on NH24 to Moradabad via Hapur and then on NH74 to Corbett. The latter route is what most of the Delhiites prefer. Presently due to some NHAI work the road between Moradabad and Haldwani is bad. If you're not crawling between dozens of unfinished flyovers, you're rattling your teeth out over patches that continue for kilometers at a stretch.

Hope this improves by the time you make your trip. Jan-Feb are cold seasons here, so be prepared for foggy conditions that might hamper driving.
Thank you , Yeah did not think about the Fog .

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And as Guru mentioned, you are going to have a tough time driving in Delhi-UP region in heavy fog conditions. I am told that even in Corbett Park, visibility is low affecting animal sightings.
@ H V Kumar , Many thanks , for all the information , the spread sheet is very informative . While we were making this travel plan , we did not account for the Fog , we were only worried about the snow and & the effects of melting snow - as we encountered from Manali to Leh , the streams of water had washed away the road .

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I think end of december and begining of january is when the fog is at its best, but end january the fog is'nt that bad. Am i wrong there? Delhiites plss give your opinion.

Also one suggestion, in Jim Corbett make sure you book yourself In Dhikala rest house. Its right in the middle of the forest and gives you a nice feel of being in the jungle. you can see lots of wild life there roaming around.
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Also, rule out night driving on the Delhi-Moradabad-Ramnagar route. Delhi-Moradabad is incredibly dangerous due to the ongoing 4-laning work. The situation is so bad that even though I travel on it multiple times a week, it still springs a surprise or two on me every time.

And Moradabad-Ramnagar is not advised because it's a deserted route so if you do need any help/assistance at an odd hour, it won't be a pretty situation.

And as advised above, do take care of the fog situation (especially after 12am till about 10am) since NH24 can get particularly bad around the Gajurala-Moradabad stretch. Lots of accidents take place on this stretch every year due to the fog resulting in long jams at times.
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I think end of december and begining of january is when the fog is at its best, but end january the fog is'nt that bad. Am i wrong there? Delhiites plss give your opinion.

Also one suggestion, in Jim Corbett make sure you book yourself In Dhikala rest house. Its right in the middle of the forest and gives you a nice feel of being in the jungle. you can see lots of wild life there roaming around.
Many thanks , if you have the contact details of Dhikala rest house for booking , do send the same .

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Also, rule out night driving on the Delhi-Moradabad-Ramnagar route. Delhi-Moradabad is incredibly dangerous due to the ongoing 4-laning work. The situation is so bad that even though I travel on it multiple times a week, it still springs a surprise or two on me every time.

And Moradabad-Ramnagar is not advised because it's a deserted route so if you do need any help/assistance at an odd hour, it won't be a pretty situation.

And as advised above, do take care of the fog situation (especially after 12am till about 10am) since NH24 can get particularly bad around the Gajurala-Moradabad stretch. Lots of accidents take place on this stretch every year due to the fog resulting in long jams at times.
Thank you , now were trying to do this road trip around middle of March . Around that time will there be " Fog " ????????

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I was trying to find out the state government web site for Dhikala but wasnt successful. Anyways found this toll free number for Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) 1800-180-4021. Or you could also check in mumbai if KMVN has any office. Well they have it it Jaipur and in Delhi where they take bookings for Dhikala so they might also have it in Mumbai
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I was trying to find out the state government web site for Dhikala but wasnt successful. Anyways found this toll free number for Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) 1800-180-4021. Or you could also check in mumbai if KMVN has any office. Well they have it it Jaipur and in Delhi where they take bookings for Dhikala so they might also have it in Mumbai
I plan to take this road trip in the first week of March , the swift is all serviced and ready , got new Philip Extra vision plus .
Do advice on the road condition .
Plan to leave Bombay at around 4 am and try to get as near to Jaipur before night fall . Any good RTDC hotels between Udaipur & Jaipur ?
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I plan to take this road trip in the first week of March , the swift is all serviced and ready , got new Philip Extra vision plus .
Do advice on the road condition .
Plan to leave Bombay at around 4 am and try to get as near to Jaipur before night fall . Any good RTDC hotels between Udaipur & Jaipur ?
If you leave Bombay at 4 am and you are a fast driver, you can reach Jaipur by nightfall with minimal breaks not exceeding 1 hour.

RTDC hotels - RTDC Hotel Panna at Chittorgarh 110 kms from Udaipur. But you have to go into town, now that the bypass is open.

Kishnagarh - Hotel Panaghat, which is on NH8 after your NH79 joins it (within 1/2 km) and just before the toll gate for the Kishangarh-Jaipur expressway.
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Road conditions between Hapur-Gajraula are as bad as ever but other areas have improved to some extent. Fog is also not a problem any more.
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Many Thanks for all the advice and information & specially to H V Kumar for the excel sheet ( driving directions ) it was very helpful .

On the way back we did Rishikash to Ajmer ( via Delhi ) in one day , the next day we left Ajmer at 9 am and were are Dahisar toll booth at 11.30 pm , we were are Baroda at 4:30 pm but got lot of trafic between Baroda & Surat .

All this is Tata Indigo which had already done 60,000 Km !!!

Once the strech between Baroda & Surat is done , Bombay Delhi in under 20 Hrs will be do able !
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Please give more details of your trip both ways and accompanied by photos wherever possible.
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