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Old 27th October 2011, 00:05   #526
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Hi!
Forgot to rate the roads. Here I go...

Belgaum - Khanapur : 5/10
Khanapur - Ramnagar : 3/10
Ramnagar - 15kms further after taking right at Ramnagar: 3/10
Rest of the road till Arossim, South Goa : 7/10

Please note that the benchmark i.e. 10/10 goes to Mumbai- Pune expressway! So the road's rating given accordingly.

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Old 27th October 2011, 01:29   #527
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friends, am going to go to goa on 2nd Nov.

any idea of the nipani-uttur-ajra road?

@drivealot, 2 questions.

1. why 7/10 for Pune-Nipani (and even 6.5 for Nipani-Sankeshwar)? this is really worrying. is it the wait at the tolls? or 6-laning work on the pune-satara sector?

2. Sawantwadi to Panaji should take 1.5 hrs, and not 3 hours as mentioned by your friend. may be they had a break?

@omar1310,

how would you rate Pune-Belgaum? so that i get a better reference point

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friends, am going to go to goa on 2nd Nov.

any idea of the nipani-uttur-ajra road?

@drivealot, 2 questions.

1. why 7/10 for Pune-Nipani (and even 6.5 for Nipani-Sankeshwar)? this is really worrying. is it the wait at the tolls? or 6-laning work on the pune-satara sector?

2. Sawantwadi to Panaji should take 1.5 hrs, and not 3 hours as mentioned by your friend. may be they had a break?

@omar1310,

how would you rate Pune-Belgaum? so that i get a better reference point
HI MINARDI,
almost ready to leave for goa. .
1) you are right . Its the time taken @ tolls & the 6laning work
2) I spoke to my friend again last night . He said there is road work going on @ sawantwadi and some bad stretches of road there. ( few Km's) He took a 20 min break there. thats all. hence driving time is 2hrs 40mins due to slow moving traffic also due to diwali.
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Old 27th October 2011, 07:33   #529
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Dear friends, Unprecedented rush at. 1st toll booth (@Khed Shivpoor) after Pune. Expect a 15min delay.
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Old 27th October 2011, 12:29   #530
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Hi!

Pune Belgaum has been rated earlier in my post. I am doing it again.

Pune - Satara: 7.5/10
Satara - Kolhapur toll Naka : 8.5/10
Kolhapur toll - Belgaum exit : 9.5/10

Benchmark is Mumbai- Pune expressway

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I am back in Pune after my trip to Goa.
Did Pune --> Belgaum bypass --> Bauxite Road -->Amboli --> Sawantwadi -->Banda -> Baga on 22 October.

Road condition:
Pune to Kolhapur: decent.
Kolhapur - Belgaum: Excellent
Belgaum bypass - Bauxite Road - Very bad.
Further road till Amboli ghat - Average
Amboli ghat: Good
Further till Sawantwadi: Average
Sawantwadi to Banda: Very Bad
Banda to Baga: Very Good.

Please avoid the Bauxite road. I went through this road reading earlier posts which indicated that it is better to drive the extra distance and avoid routes via Ajra.
I learnt after return journey that Ajra is a better option (less distance and overall better roads).
It is pointless to go till Belgaum. Route via Molem may be good, but that add a lot more KM compared to route via Ajra. It did not make sense for me so I avoided that one.

Return journey on 26 October.
Colva -->Banda --> Very good
Banda --> Sawantwadi --> Very bad
Sawantwadi --> Amboli ghat --> Good in the ghats. Decent overall.
Amboli --> Ajra: Decent
Ajra -->Gadhinglaj: Bad
Gadhinglaj --> NH4: Average
NH4: Very good

I will upload a few photos of the Bauxite road in day or two. Please avoid that route if you are coming from Mumbai/ Pune
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My two bits as well. Just returned a day before Diwali from Goa. Took Mumbai-Pune xpway -> NH4 till Sankeshwar -> Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj-Amboli-Sawantwadi route -> NH17 till Panjim.

Xpway, NH4 were no brainers. The Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj road is smooth except for a few spots where patchwork is underway so should keep getting better. Gadhinglaj - Amboli was quite smooth and the amboli ghat route is good except for a couple of places where landslides would have occurred some time back. Road from Sawantwadi (NH17) is good till about 2 kms before the Goa border. Post that Goa roads are as smooth as their beaches.
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My two bits as well. Just returned a day before Diwali from Goa. Road from Sawantwadi (NH17) is good till about 2 kms before the Goa border. Post that Goa roads are as smooth as their beaches.
Ahaa good to hear about the road conditions. Curious to know if there was serious checking on the way back at the Insuli check post into the cars leaving Goa and entering into maharashtra
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^They stopped us and did a cursory check of the boot. Since we don't drink, I told them so and he stopped looking.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the Belgaum bypass road (Bauxite road) as promised. Very bad road conditions.
Mumbai - Pune - Kolhapur - Goa : Route Queries-p1110733.jpg
Mumbai - Pune - Kolhapur - Goa : Route Queries-p1110734.jpg
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My two bits as well. Just returned a day before Diwali from Goa. Took Mumbai-Pune xpway -> NH4 till Sankeshwar -> Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj-Amboli-Sawantwadi route -> NH17 till Panjim.

Xpway, NH4 were no brainers. The Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj road is smooth except for a few spots where patchwork is underway so should keep getting better. Gadhinglaj - Amboli was quite smooth and the amboli ghat route is good except for a couple of places where landslides would have occurred some time back. Road from Sawantwadi (NH17) is good till about 2 kms before the Goa border. Post that Goa roads are as smooth as their beaches.
@buz what was the time taken to cover the above route.
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May be a bit off topic but wish to know the documents one needs to carry when travelling between states. Do we have to carry these documents in original ?
1. R.C. book
2. Insurance Papers
3. Puc Certificate
4. Driving Licence

Any thing else apart than these.
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May be a bit off topic but wish to know the documents one needs to carry when travelling between states. Do we have to carry these documents in original ?

Any thing else apart than these.
Yes and in addition read this if you haven't done so
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ong-drive.html (A Guide on Essentials of a Long Drive)

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May be a bit off topic but wish to know the documents one needs to carry when travelling between states. Do we have to carry these documents in original ?
1. R.C. book
2. Insurance Papers
3. Puc Certificate
4. Driving Licence

Any thing else apart than these.
Yes you need to carry the originals,but carry a xerox copy set as well and show the cops only the copy first.only if they insist on the originals then show it to them.reason cops have a very uncanny way of holding onto the originals and then bargaining for money.
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Thanks ,for the update . Will be leaving for South Goa (Palolem beach) on 14 Nov.
After Omar update now i am in double mind should i really take the Nh4A from Belgaum.
The Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj route would be better it seems as Buz Mentioned.
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Will be leaving for South Goa (Palolem beach) on 14 Nov.
The Sankeshwar-Gadhinglaj route would be better it seems as Buz Mentioned.
@Ravi,
i will travel on sankeshwar-calangut route on 3rd nov and will be back on 6th nov.
will update route condition with pics after coming back.
will try amboli-danoli-banda route.
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