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Old 21st October 2014, 15:56   #16
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While on my way back I plan to take the Indore-Khandwa-Burhanpur-Jalgaon-Duhle-Thane route. Please let me know condition of this return trip route. Can it be driven in the night and are there good places to stop for food. I plan to travel with family. Thanks in advance!
Unless you have some work along this route OR you are taking this route just as an off-drive, I would suggest that you stick to the NH3. The NH3 in MP is far better than in MH. The drive is much faster on the NH3. Moreover since you are travelling with family you will have better options on the NH3.

Of course, the Burhanpur road is also good and scenic too. But in my view will take you longer than the NH3.
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Unless you have some work along this route OR you are taking this route just as an off-drive, I would suggest that you stick to the NH3. The NH3 in MP is far better than in MH. The drive is much faster on the NH3. Moreover since you are travelling with family you will have better options on the NH3.

Of course, the Burhanpur road is also good and scenic too. But in my view will take you longer than the NH3.
Thanks for the reply, I did want to visit Burhanpur on my way back, but it is not important if there is too much of hassle. But as you suggested, I will change my plan and stick to NH3. Thanks again!
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Old 26th October 2014, 16:25   #18
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Tye Burhanpur route is 2-laned route with not many options. In dhule just as you enter you can find decent hotels on the highway itself. Though NH3 is far more advisable to take than this route
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Can anyone help with good petrol bunks enroute (Bombay-Indore). Thanks.
While Bunks are plenty, I found the cheapest fuel on the way at the HP Pumps just before the Nashik Ghats. Most HP pumps are decent, and some have the "Fleur" branded washrooms as well which are clean enough to consider use in case you have female company on the journey.

Also, Toll cost for me was INR 666 not including the Kharegaon toll (Not applicable to us) as well as the Mumbai 35 Rs Tolls (We stay in Thane)

Roads are fantastic. We left at 4.43 AM and reached our place near Dewas Naka at 2 PM on the dot. Odometer reading of 598.9 Kms. Stuck to a maximum speed of 90 on the dashboard, took halts for breakfast, kiddie breakfast, kiddie diaper change, fuel, and just for the view.

Just note that there are some bad patches in all the Ghats, so best to go slow.
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I am planning a road trip from Mumbai to Indore during mid-August 2016. Do any of you know the current road conditions (after the heavy rains) and whether it is safe to drive? We will be having a senior citizen (in robust health) with us as well. Please advise.
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Just completed a Thane - Indore - Thane road trip in the last week of Dec. Took the NH3 route via Nashik, Malegaon, Dhule, Sendhwa to Indore. The roads till Indore are 4 laned and fantastic to drive. Only exception is after 20 kms away from Nashik the road becomes 2 laned for a couple of kms and then again becomes 4 laned.

I think I lost the count of no of rumbler strips at regular intervals on the NH3. Most of them are clearly marked with signs atleast 400 mtrs before the rumbler strips, some re even located 50 mtrs before and some even at the spot of the rumbler strips. even the rumbler strips are uneven, some places have 2 humps, 3 humps and even 7 humps. One needs to drive carefully over these mini speed breakers coz there is a risk of tyre damage or suspension damage.

There are 10 tolls on the way, 7 in Maharashtra and 3 in Madhya Pradesh states. The Kharegaon & Nardana tolls are not existent, Toll taken at Arjunali is valid at Ghoti and toll taken at Chandwad is valid at Dhule. One toll missing in the list was the Sonway toll about 21 kms before Indore where the charge is Rs 30. I paid a total of Rs 681 as tolls as against Rs 912 advertised on NHAI website. I have attached the toll list for reference.

Regarding eateries, one has to have their fill before Dhule coz afterwards there aren't any good restaurants. Petrol pumps are plenty on the route.
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Bumping an old thread.

Just completed a Thane - Indore - Thane road trip in the last week of Dec. Took the NH3 route via Nashik, Malegaon, Dhule, Sendhwa to Indore. The roads till Indore are 4 laned and fantastic to drive. Only exception is after 20 kms away from Nashik the road becomes 2 laned for a couple of kms and then again becomes 4 laned.

I think I lost the count of no of rumbler strips at regular intervals on the NH3. Most of them are clearly marked with signs atleast 400 mtrs before the rumbler strips, some re even located 50 mtrs before and some even at the spot of the rumbler strips. even the rumbler strips are uneven, some places have 2 humps, 3 humps and even 7 humps. One needs to drive carefully over these mini speed breakers coz there is a risk of tyre damage or suspension damage.

There are 10 tolls on the way, 7 in Maharashtra and 3 in Madhya Pradesh states. The Kharegaon & Nardana tolls are not existent, Toll taken at Arjunali is valid at Ghoti and toll taken at Chandwad is valid at Dhule. One toll missing in the list was the Sonway toll about 21 kms before Indore where the charge is Rs 30. I paid a total of Rs 681 as tolls as against Rs 912 advertised on NHAI website. I have attached the toll list for reference.

Regarding eateries, one has to have their fill before Dhule coz afterwards there aren't any good restaurants. Petrol pumps are plenty on the route.
This is very useful information for me as I plan to do a Mumbai Indore journey in Feb. The fact that the roads are fantastic is great news, so wanted to know much time did you take to complete this journey and what were the average speeds maintained?

Another question is you have mentioned lots of petrol pumps enroute but I have suffered in the past with fuel quality after filling up on one of these. So can you recommend any particular pump to ensure good quality diesel, say 500kms out of Mumbai?
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This is very useful information for me as I plan to do a Mumbai Indore journey in Feb. The fact that the roads are fantastic is great news, so wanted to know much time did you take to complete this journey and what were the average speeds maintained?

Another question is you have mentioned lots of petrol pumps enroute but I have suffered in the past with fuel quality after filling up on one of these. So can you recommend any particular pump to ensure good quality diesel, say 500kms out of Mumbai?
It took me 9.30 hrs to cover the Thane-Indore and Indore-Thane distance of 581 kms. In addition I took 15 mins break every 2 hrs and 30 mins break fro breakfast. I maintained 80 kmph speeds till day break since I started early around 5 am. After day break, I regularly maintained 100 kmph.

I generally don't refuel in between the road journey since I had refueled in Thane and Indore before leaving. I may not be able to tell which bunk to refuel, but I prefer IOC ones. 500 kms out of Mumbai means you are very lose to Indore then. As you approach Indore any bunk should be preferred. Sorry if this doesn't help you.
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