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Old 19th June 2017, 17:30   #241
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Drove down to Indore last weekend. As the plan was a sudden one decided to take Pune-Sangamner- Kopargaon -Dhule - Indore route. While going was at 11:00 AM at Nashik Phata. Road till Narayan Gaon is still 2 lane. ... ... after Narayangaon till Sangamner its a breeze with 4 lane . From Sangamner took the road to Kopargaon, 2 lane road did not encounter much traffic. Reached Indore at 8 PM . No breaks except 2 bio breakes

On the way back, stuck to Indore - Dhule -Manmad- Shirdi - Nagar - Pune stretch.
Hello MM403,

Thank you for sharing the updates, I am planning to travel to Panna (via Indore) this weekend and I was thinking of taking the Sangamner-Kopargaon-Manmad-Malegaon-Dhule route.

I see that you opted for the 2nd route through Nagar - any particular reason as I feel it is a longer route for me.
This is the first time I am traveling on this route (except Nashik of course) so any tips would be great, we are planning to leave at around 3-4am from PCMC and planning to reach Indore by 11-12 (for lunch) before proceeding ahead towards Vidisha/Sagar. Is this realistic?

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Old 19th June 2017, 17:46   #242
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Hello MM403,

Thank you for sharing the updates, I am planning to travel to Panna (via Indore) this weekend and I was thinking of taking the Sangamner-Kopargaon-Manmad-Malegaon-Dhule route.

I see that you opted for the 2nd route through Nagar - any particular reason as I feel it is a longer route for me.
This is the first time I am traveling on this route (except Nashik of course) so any tips would be great, we are planning to leave at around 3-4am from PCMC and planning to reach Indore by 11-12 (for lunch) before proceeding ahead towards Vidisha/Sagar. Is this realistic?

Thanks & Cheers!
Trojan
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Distance wise not much difference. I have always been taking the Nagar - Shirdi - Manmad Road . Took Sangamner Kopargaon for first time. In my opinion, need to give some time till all 4 lanes operational. Starting at 3/4 in order to reach Indore at 11/12 is unrealistic. You will reach by 1 or 2 PM. Once I started at 5 and reached Bhopal at 6 pm but this was just with food and bio brakes. If you have family with you it will be difficult

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Took Sangamner Kopargaon for first time. In my opinion, need to give some time till all 4 lanes operational.
Starting at 3/4 in order to reach Indore at 11/12 is unrealistic. You will reach by 1 or 2 PM. Once I started at 5 and reached Bhopal at 6 pm but this was just with food and bio brakes. If you have family with you it will be difficult
Thanks MM403,

So this route is not 4 laned all the way? Could you please point out which sections are not yet 4 laned.
The reason to leave at 3-4 is not with the destination in mind but rather to avoid traffic. I usually prefer traveling late nights or early mornings.
We are planning to reach either Vidisha/Sagar that day, don't intend to reach Panna the same day. So need to factor around 10-11hrs for Indore, cool thanks again!

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Planning to drive to Indore for Diwali, Will be leaving this Saturday, early morning.
Any update on latest road conditions? which route to take?
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Planning to drive to Indore for Diwali, Will be leaving this Saturday, early morning.
Any update on latest road conditions? which route to take?
If you stay in pune area you can take the Pune- Ahmednagar- Rahuri- Shirdi- Manmad- Dhule- Sendhwa- Mhow- Indore route.

If you stay in pimpri-chinchwad take the Nashik route to join the same Bombay-Agra Highway.

Please note do not take the Ahmednagar by-pass road. Its damaged and you will get stuck up very badly and might scrape your car belly too. Better take the ahmednagar city route to go to Shirdi.

Route from Ahmednagar to Shirdi is now mostly double lane but not of the best quality and many places its broken down. So be careful about big craters.

Once you touch Bombay-Agra highway its smooth sailing.

Start early, wish you a safe journey. I recently did this journey in night and was not happy with the road conditions between Nagar to Dhule stretch.
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If you stay in pune area you can take the Pune- Ahmednagar- Rahuri- Shirdi- Manmad- Dhule- Sendhwa- Mhow- Indore route.

If you stay in pimpri-chinchwad take the Nashik route to join the same Bombay-Agra Highway.
Thanks Amit.
I took the Nashik route my journey, thanks for headsup about Ahmednagar route.

03:00PM - started from Dange Chowk.
10:00 PM - Reached Malegaon. Stayed the night there (sisters in-laws place)

Next day
08:00AM - Started from Malegaon (A.B. Road)
01:00PM - Reached Indore.


Total toll :
Pune to Malegaon - ₹400
Malegaon to Indore - ₹320

Road conditions:
Some small (less than a KM) patches were bad till we reached NH60, Once we were on Pune-Nashik highway it was smooth sailing.

Return journey:
This time, plan is to do it without overnight stay.
Leaving tomorrow.
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Guys, Need 1 help,
How are road conditions from Indore to Bheda Ghat, is it a 4 lane or 6 lane roads. Planning to go in December.
Google map suggest 3 routes (Bhedaghat to Indore), which route to take, any suggestions please.
a. MP SH 18/SH18 509 km
b. NH45 489 km
c. NH47 618 km
Thanks,

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Did Indore Pune yesterday via Malegaon-Shirdi-Nagar. Indore to Malegaon is 4 lane smooth roads - however there are speed breakers every few kms. Malegaon Shirdi is 2 lane road in bad condition and heavy traffic. Shirdi Pune is 4 lane and no potholes at all as mentioned in some earlier posts.

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Did Indore Pune yesterday via Malegaon-Shirdi-Nagar. Indore to Malegaon is 4 lane smooth roads - however there are speed breakers every few kms. Malegaon Shirdi is 2 lane road in bad condition and heavy traffic. Shirdi Pune is 4 lane and no potholes at all as mentioned in some earlier posts.

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Did the same route. Please note the Ahmednagar by-pass route is still a big mess and its best to use the Ahmednagar city route. I have tried twice negotiating the Ahmednagar city while coming from Indore and catching the aurangabad - pune highway but have lost my way in the city maze. So it would be better to take help of the GPS.

Many people think of doing Pune- Indore using the Burhanpur route. I would strongly advise against using this route because Pune- Aurangabad is in good shape. Aurangabad to Pahur is in ok condition but heavy traffic infested with local villagers and their slow moving vehicles. Road is in bad condition from Pahur till you cross MP border with big potholes and two lane highway without divider.

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