Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th September 2011, 09:59   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 59
Thanked: 4 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
So, any guesses where the food and bio-breaks will be provided for passengers?
Not sure where they will provide the break, but I feel the lunch break should be in Davenagere or Ranebennur. Or might be in Chitradurga only for early lunch?

Quote:
Another query I had was whether the bus is going to entertain Pune & Mumbai passengers or not. If so, where will be the drop/pick-up point for such passengers?
If they do so, I guess they have to drop pickup at hinjewadi.

Quote:
Any idea on the route to be taken in the Kolhapur->Surat leg of the journey?
I assume they will continue using the NH4 till Mumbai and then NH8 from mumbai through Godbunder as mentioned in this thread only. Not the question I have, will these buses take the Pune -> Mumbai Expressway or will consider the NH4 only?
musafir_blr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th September 2011, 11:15   #17
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,736
Thanked: 2,853 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

^^ Even if they do encourage Pune/Mumbai passengers, I think they'll charge them the whole fare; else, it'll turn out to be a loss for VRL.
libranof1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2012, 09:40   #18
Distinguished - BHPian
 
hemanth.anand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,159
Thanked: 5,951 Times
Default

this was the most relevant thread i could find for this.

Bangalore-Ahmrdabad. 1 Tata Safari. 4 drivers. August 10th.
Possible in 1 day?
how many hours will it take?
what should be our departure time?

For an idea, VRL takes totally 27 hours including 2.5 hours inside bangalore for pickup
hemanth.anand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2012, 11:57   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,615
Thanked: 1,721 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by hemanth.anand View Post

Bangalore-Ahmrdabad. 1 Tata Safari. 4 drivers. August 10th.
Possible in 1 day?
how many hours will it take?
what should be our departure time?

For an idea, VRL takes totally 27 hours including 2.5 hours inside bangalore for pickup
BLR-Pune : 850kms :12-15hrs dependent on

-speeds/jams at MH Toll Booths
-Traffic between Satara & Khed Shivapur & Mumbai Pune Expressway start.
-Breaks for food/bio breaks
-Unexpected traffic jams enroute
-Fuel stops

Expressway to Ahmedabad:approx 12hours(+-) (2-2.5hrs to Panvel)(Panvel to Ghodbunder approx 1.5-2hrs)(Ghodbunder to AMD 7-9hrs).
ranjitp1 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 11:27   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: 2 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Hello,

The spouse and I are planning a December end roadtrip from Bangalore to Little Rann of Kutch; with the two of us sharing the driving.

The Route we will be taking: B'lore - Pune - Ahmedabad - Dasada ( this is where our resort is )
With the reverse route for the return journey. I have already gone through the extensive threads on route suggestions and road conditions.

We plan to stay over-night at Pune and Ahmedadbad. I have tried MakeMyTrip / Trip Advisor to short list hotels and failed miserably.

I would really appreciate any recommendations from fellow travellers for Highway Hotels (Budget:2-3K). Requirements are parking space for our Linea, clean linens, clean bathrooms and preferably a place which accepts credit cards.

We would also be ok with staying at Lonavala / Khandala instead of Pune and any place enroute ahead of Ahmedadabad. I would ideally like to have 2 to 3 options for each overnight stay to be on the safer side, so I welcome suggestions and recommendations.

Thanks,
Rohini
rkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 12:08   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,615
Thanked: 1,721 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkamath View Post
Hello,

The spouse and I are planning a December end roadtrip from Bangalore to Little Rann of Kutch; with the two of us sharing the driving.

The Route we will be taking: B'lore - Pune - Ahmedabad - Dasada ( this is where our resort is )
With the reverse route for the return journey. I have already gone through the extensive threads on route suggestions and road conditions.

We plan to stay over-night at Pune and Ahmedadbad. I have tried MakeMyTrip / Trip Advisor to short list hotels and failed miserably.

I would really appreciate any recommendations from fellow travellers for Highway Hotels (Budget:2-3K). Requirements are parking space for our Linea, clean linens, clean bathrooms and preferably a place which accepts credit cards.

We would also be ok with staying at Lonavala / Khandala instead of Pune and any place enroute ahead of Ahmedadabad. I would ideally like to have 2 to 3 options for each overnight stay to be on the safer side, so I welcome suggestions and recommendations.

Thanks,
Rohini
Pune,plenty of hotels on the Pune-Mumbai Bypass of NH4.The reccomended ones are:

Holiday Inn (http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/...hj/hoteldetail)

http://www.sadanandregency.com/

http://www.vitshotelpune.com/

www.sayajihotels.com

Ginger Wakad http://www.gingerhotels.com/pune-wak...l-profile.aspx

Ahmedabad

Best Western Takshila.This is on the SP Ring Road itself albeit in the other direction to where you need to head to but it shouldnt be a big problem to detour back on the same ring road towards Dasada .Excellent place this one. http://www.bestwesterntakshashila.com/contactus.htm

Platinum Inn http://www.platinumhotels.in/

Staying at Lonavla and Khandala imo is a big waste of time unless you want to stay there.Wouldnt suggest it as a stopover.
ranjitp1 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 12:18   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: 2 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Thank you so much Ranjitp1 for that swift and detailed response! May you live long and prosper!
rkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 12:33   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
comfortablynumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,296
Thanked: 897 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkamath View Post
We plan to stay over-night at Pune and Ahmedadbad. I have tried MakeMyTrip / Trip Advisor to short list hotels and failed miserably.
My $0.02:

If you're planning to reach Pune by 7 PM or so, then it'll be worthwhile to carry on and halt on the outskirts of Mumbai, preferably Panvel, right after the expressway ends. It will not take you more than 2 hours [max] after Pune. This way, with an early start and some luck, you will be able to avoid heavy traffic till start of NH8 and further.

Cheers,
Vikram
comfortablynumb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 13:08   #24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: 2 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by comfortablynumb View Post
If you're planning to reach Pune by 7 PM or so, then it'll be worthwhile to carry on and halt on the outskirts of Mumbai, preferably Panvel, right after the expressway ends. It will not take you more than 2 hours [max] after Pune. This way, with an early start and some luck, you will be able to avoid heavy traffic till start of NH8 and further.
Thanks Vikram for this, we were thinking about the traffic in the morning actually. We plan to leave B'lore at 3am Friday Morning ( we are very early risers ) to avoid traffic at this end and hope to make our stop at Pune before 5pm.

We also thought of requesting an early checkout from the Hotel to get a headstart and avoiding rush hour ( we're hoping that it being a Saturday may make things better ).

Please do let me know your thoughts on this.

Thanks again,
Rohini
rkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 15:30   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
comfortablynumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,296
Thanked: 897 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkamath View Post
Please do let me know your thoughts on this
If you're leaving B'lore at 3 AM and have 2 people to share driving duties, then IMO you definitely should shoot for staying in Panvel/Thane. Even with sedate driving, I guess you should reach there by 8 PM latest. Another similar early start the next day, and you might be in a position to reach your final destination without a stopover in Ahmedabad too

Sorry, I can't help you with suggestions on where to stay in Panvel/Thane. If you need very detailed driving + lodging + miscellaneous instructions for this trip, please PM forum member "hvkumar".

Cheers,
Vikram
comfortablynumb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2012, 15:39   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,615
Thanked: 1,721 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkamath View Post
Thanks Vikram for this, we were thinking about the traffic in the morning actually. We plan to leave B'lore at 3am Friday Morning ( we are very early risers ) to avoid traffic at this end and hope to make our stop at Pune before 5pm.

We also thought of requesting an early checkout from the Hotel to get a headstart and avoiding rush hour ( we're hoping that it being a Saturday may make things better ).

Please do let me know your thoughts on this.

Thanks again,
Rohini
With a 3am start from Blr,Panvel is a 14-15hr drive ofcourse subject to traffic conditions,breaks etc enroute and add an extra 60-90minutes to Thane.

There is Vihang's Inn at Thane http://www.vihangsinn.com/location.htm which is decent for a stopover.If driving 12+ hours is not something that you have in mind and if you are looking for a lazy easy going drive then stay at Pune and Ahmedabad.

To get to NH8 while coming from MPEW(Mumbai Pune EW),below is the route:

http://maps.google.co.in/maps?saddr=...via=2&t=m&z=14

Last edited by ranjitp1 : 4th December 2012 at 15:46.
ranjitp1 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2013, 14:16   #27
BHPian
 
Figopian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 351
Thanked: 98 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Reviving an old thread.
I am planning to drive to Ahmedabad from Pune. (Actually I will head upto Mt. Abu or Udaipur therafter but planning first halt at Ahmedabad). I am hoping the road is good all the way till Ahmedabad and should be able to complete the travel within 12 hours or early considering breaks for breakfast, lunch, etc? I hope to have dinner at Ahmedabad.

Any better options?
Figopian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2013, 14:59   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
comfortablynumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,296
Thanked: 897 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Figopian View Post
Reviving an old thread. I am planning to drive to Ahmedabad from Pune. (Actually I will head upto Mt. Abu or Udaipur therafter but planning first halt at Ahmedabad). I am hoping the road is good all the way till Ahmedabad and should be able to complete the travel within 12 hours or early considering breaks for breakfast, lunch, etc? I hope to have dinner at Ahmedabad. Any better options?
Pune - Ahmedabad in 12 hours is quite do-able. However, if your destination is Udaipur, then you can stretch and do Pune-Udaipur in a day too; i.e. assuming you're able to leave Pune in the wee hours and you're not travelling with infants/kids, which necessitate frequent breaks. It's almost the same distance from Pune as Bangalore, but with fewer diversions.

Cheers,
Vikram

Last edited by comfortablynumb : 5th August 2013 at 15:01. Reason: Typo
comfortablynumb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2013, 15:12   #29
Distinguished - BHPian
 
hemanth.anand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,159
Thanked: 5,951 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Figopian View Post
Reviving an old thread.
I am planning to drive to Ahmedabad from Pune. (Actually I will head upto Mt. Abu or Udaipur therafter but planning first halt at Ahmedabad). I am hoping the road is good all the way till Ahmedabad and should be able to complete the travel within 12 hours or early considering breaks for breakfast, lunch, etc? I hope to have dinner at Ahmedabad.

Any better options?
Last year I had driven from Pune to Ahmedabad in approximately 11 hours; 7:00am to 6:00pm. This is doable.
Unless you have some work in Ahmedabad or if you cannot drive for such long durations, IMO you don't need to stay in Ahmedabad when your final destination is Udaipur.
If you leave Pune by say 5AM, you can reach Udaipur by 9PM or 10PM.

Edit: Google maps also shows 12 hours driving time between Pune and Udaipur. Add 3-4 hours for breaks and other factors.

Last edited by hemanth.anand : 5th August 2013 at 15:17.
hemanth.anand is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2013, 16:24   #30
BHPian
 
Figopian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 351
Thanked: 98 Times
Default re: Bangalore - Pune - Ahmedabad : Route Queries

Vikram, Hemant, thanks!
So I guess same would be the case if I want to go upto Mount Abu? I can actually think of halting at Dombivli at my cousins place so that I can save on those extra 2-3 hours and starting from Dombivli at say 6:00 AM should take me to Mt. Abu/Udaipur by 8:00 PM?
I was trying to halt at Ahemedabad just so that I dont have to drive at night, but if it is safe road to travel with wife and a 7 year old kid then I can think of stretching myself a little more.
Figopian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mumbai - Ahmedabad : Route Queries Kaizer Sozay Route / Travel Queries 115 11th December 2017 15:55
Ahmedabad to Indore : Route Queries rammishra Route / Travel Queries 62 11th December 2017 15:38
Rajasthan Trip Pune - Ahmedabad -Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Pune kingshukt Route / Travel Queries 33 3rd November 2017 09:53
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Jodhpur : Route Queries Shamsher Route / Travel Queries 43 17th September 2017 17:46
Pune - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Jaipur - Mt. Abu - Mumbai : Route Queries RX135 Route / Travel Queries 86 15th August 2017 18:28


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks