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Old 21st October 2009, 18:37   #1
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I am planning to drive to Mumbai from Lucknow to Mumbai in December
Coukd you guide me as to which would be the best and shortest route
Apparently NH2-NH25-NH3 (Kanpur-Jhansi-Shivpuri-Indore-Nasik) seems to be the most obvious. But is it a good road?? This is not an expressway probably. I have a Qualis
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Old 21st October 2009, 20:04   #2
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You'll get excellent roads if you take the EW corridoor -GQ route.

Till Jhansi, road is bad, but manageble during daytime.

Jhansi to Udaipur was a breeze, when I did it in September. Udaipur - Mumbai should be fast as well.
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Thanks. But could you guide on the Indore-Nashik route.
Via Udaipur means about 400 kms. extra!!!
Are roads on NH3 not good??
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@gvasant: I think the only bad roads you will run into are Kanpur-Jhansi (NH25-NH2-NH25) and of course the messy Lucknow Kanpur stretch. For Kanpur-Jhansi budget on 4-6 hours! Otherwise the route via Indore & Nasik is excellent.

As far as I know the Agra Bombay Road as it is called is excellent except for a few patches. I will not detour to Udaipur!

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Dear SGIITK
Thanks. Detouring to Udaipur would have meant about 6-8 hours extra.
I shall take the Jhansi-Shivpuri-Indore-nashik route.
But, why do you feel that Lko-Kanpur Highway is messy
I did it last week. It took around 50 mins for me from Lucknow Airport to Jajmau Bridge (Kanpur). Of course the city is messy.
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How did you like/find the Unnao-Jajmau, Kanpur side). Incidentally, Kanpur - Lucknow is far worse. After a lot of noise they seem to have some system in place for vehicles onthe Jajmau bridge. I am doing the return trip about once a month so I should know. Hit Jajmau at the wrong time and be prepared for upto 45 minutes delay.
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Dear Gunjan,

Indore to Nasik is not in a great shape. I just used that road from Indore till Malegaon. The AB Road is in great shape only for a short stretch out of Indore. After that it turns into something like a state highway. The four lanes disappear, there are many diversions and traffic is heavy as well. I would second black panther who says that EW corridor - GQ route would be the best, at least in terms of speed IMO

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@gvasant: I think the only bad roads you will run into are Kanpur-Jhansi (NH25-NH2-NH25) and of course the messy Lucknow Kanpur stretch. For Kanpur-Jhansi budget on 4-6 hours! Otherwise the route via Indore & Nasik is excellent.

As far as I know the Agra Bombay Road as it is called is excellent except for a few patches. I will not detour to Udaipur!

Kanpur-Jhansi took arounf 4.5 hours during the day. If you do it in the early morning it will be faster as the local markets won't be open then.

I would still suggest the Udaipur route, as this will be a great driving experience. You'll be able to average 100kmph from Jhansi to Udaipur and time burden won't be much. The route will be desolate and drive will be excellent. Re-fuel at Jhansi/Kota as you won't find PP on this route.
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I am now slightly off track.
Sgiit says that AB road is good.
Black panther & Eddy advise to take Udaipur route.
What distance is it from Jhansi to Mumbai via udaipur??
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Jhansi to Kota is 330 kms and from Kota to Mumbai via Udaipur is in the range of 1000 - 1050 kms. Total distance from Jhansi to Mumbai via Kota and Udaipur would be in the range of 1330 - 1380 kms. But the roads would be great all along and you won't even feel the distance. In my reckoning it would take you a running time of max 20 hours

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Choose the better route - unless you are driving at night and thus will avoid jams/fly over bad roads!
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HI Gunjan,

Welcome to this wonderful forum!

Nice to find one more T-BHP member from Lucknow.

About the route, I am too confused with the 2 types of advises. I recently visited Khajuraho. Took the shorter route via Kanpur-Hamirpur-Mahoba-Khajuraho (NH 86 till Mahoba). It was pathetic and troublesome even in Safari. It tilts my opinion slightly in favour of the longer but excellent route for any journey, partiularly a long drive like Lko.-Mumbai. You still have lot of time, and will get further inputs on road conditions on Indore stretch too from those who have been through it recently.

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Yes,

to give you the right context - I normally take the MUCH longer Del - Kanpur - Lko than NH24 for the same reason. And it never takes me more than 8 driving hours (excl sleep) overnight.

I can bet that even with mad driving, I'd take none less than 12 hours on NH24!
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Distance Comparison:

Route 1: Lucknow-Kanpur 85 kms-Jhansi 225-Shivpuri 90-Kota 240-Chittorgarh 190-Udaipur 110-Ahmedabad 235-Baroda 135-Surat 145-Bombay 300
totals to 1,755 kms

Route 2: Lucknow-Kanpur 85 kms-Jhansi 225-Shivpuri 90-Guna 100-Biaora 100-Indore 270-Dhulia 275-Nashik 160-Bombay 175
totals to 1,485 kms

That makes it over 250 kms more

Except for some bad sections in Bhognipur-Jhansi and some incomplete roads in Shivpuri-Kota section, the route is super-fast. Facilities are poor till you reach Chittorgarh. Udaipur would make a good overnight halt.

In Route 2, roads are mostly 2-lane, bad in many parts and not fast. Heavy traffic, especially of trucks. If you push hard, you can make it to Indore for the night's stay, but if you slip a little on speeds, you may not find any good places to stay in Biaora, Vijaipur, Shajahanpur.

It is a difficult choice between a super-fast Route 1 and a much shorter Route 2. But for a fast driver, the Route 1 would take the same time despite it being 250 kms longer.
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Distance Comparison:

Route 1: Lucknow-Kanpur 85 kms-Jhansi 225-Shivpuri 90-Kota 240-Chittorgarh 190-Udaipur 110-Ahmedabad 235-Baroda 135-Surat 145-Bombay 300
totals to 1,755 kms
hv,

I have two queries ( slightly off topic) :

1. Is it possible to do Bombay-Delhi using the GQ route in nineteen (19) hours, driving non-stop except for fuel stops?

2. Is it possible to do Bombay-Surat on the NH8 in two (2) hours, non-stop?

The steed is a Logan.

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