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Old 5th January 2017, 20:38   #121
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Anybody traveled on the Udaipur-Modasa-Godhra-Baroda route recently,appreciate if you can update on the current road condition,will be travelling on this route later today.
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Cavalier, I did this route on a motorcycle a few weeks ago and the road conditions are good to great on this entire route. Once you take the diversion on the state highway in Gujrat the traffic reduces significantly and the road conditions improve!
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Any updates on this route? Plan to start this evening at about 6 pm from Bandra. Is it advisable to spend the night in Baroda? Or is the road safe enough to drive non stop to Udaipur?
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Back from an awesome road trip and yes, the route is fabulous.

We left Bandra at 6 pm (yes, idiotic idea) but by the time we crossed the Dahisar toll, it was 830 pm.

Stopped at Ahura for dinner around 10. The drive was frustrating with trucks blocking all lanes and the headlights of my Baleno proving to be hopeless.

After pushing it for another few hours, we decided to call it a night and stop in Surat at about 1145. Checked into the Ginger in Surat (hopeless place. Really needs a renovation, even for a budget hotel).

Checked out at 7 am (set an alarm for 5 but you know the drift). Driving through Surat in the morning we were super impressed. What great roads. Clean, wide and super tarmac, marred by frequent speedbreakers.

Surat to Baroda was done in about 2 hours, crossing the new bridge at Bharuch.

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Google maps then sent us towards Halol. Until Halol, the route is horrible, with everyone doing whatever they want in the two lane Baroda-Halol highway. But once past Halol, you have what is possibly the best tarmac in the country. State highway 5 is incredible.

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We were at the Rajasthan border by 12. The road past the border isn't great and we got massive traffic thanks to many broken down trucks struggling up the brief ghat.

We were in Udaipur by lunch time, and then struggled to deal with the insanely narrow streets with stray cows, scooters, autos and other sundry items hurtling towards each other.

The view was worth it though.

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On the return journey, we started from Udaipur at about 7 am and we were home by 5 (after dealing with some horrible waiting at the Vasai Creek Bridge).

With it being holi, the truck traffic on the road was minimal and surprisingly, Sh5 didn't have too many people on the road playing holi, which we feared.

Post Daman, we saw two separate accidents with overturned cars and people streaming to help (and lots of onlookers furiously clicking photographs).
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