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Old 7th January 2011, 17:15   #1
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Hi Friends

I'm planning to visit following enroute to my Native Place - Delhi and Back with my wifey, and two kids (aged 10 and 6)

Would like to have details suggestions, with contact no. of Fellow BHPians so that I can contact them in such places in case any emergency assistance required.

Bangalore-Pune
Pune-Ahmedabad
Ahmedad-Gir (if possible)
Ahmedabad-Ajmer - Udaipur
Jaipur
Delhi
Mathur - Agra
Jhansi
Khajuraho
Bandhavgarh/Kanha
Nagpur
Bangalore

Suggestions required (if possible) with places for good vegetarian food, night stay (preferably on Highways), places to see, good fuel pumps locations, contact no. of fellow BHPians (needed in case I need any help during my travel), Road conditions, what to avoid etc.

Basically all the required information which is needed for such a program. There is no fixed duration of this plan as I've two month on my disposal.

The travel will star sometime in first week of April. AS of now I've enough time to give my plan in shape.

Look forward to all the valuable feedbacks.
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If you are looking for a drive plan, this is what I would suggest:

Onward Journey:
Do1: Bangalore-Pune
Do2: Pune-Ahmedabad
Do3: Amedabad-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir (evening safari & next day early morning safari)
Do4: Sasan Gir-Rajkot-Morbi-Radhanpur-Palanpur-Pindwara-Udaipur
Do5: Udaipur?
Do6: Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Nasirabad-Ajmer-Jaipur
Do7: Jaipur?
Do8: Jaipur-Delhi

Return Journey:
Dr1: Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Gwalior
Dr2: Gwalior-Jhansi-Chhatarpur-Khajuraho
Dr3: Khajuraho
Dr4: Khajuraho-Panna-Bandhavgarh (evening & next morning safari)
Dr5: Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur-Kanha (evening & next morning safari)
Dr6: Kanha-Nagpur-Adilabad
Dr7: Adilabad-Hyderabad-Bangalore

If you want more outings, you can try out the following:
Somanath, Diu, Dwaraka
Jabalpur/Beda ghat
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Thanks HVK,

I also need distance wise info and also following details :

1. Places on the route, where I can get good quality Veg. Food
2. The terminating place of each leg, I need info on hotels and if possible then charges of each hotel.
3. Also in case I need any assistance, I need Fellow BHPians contact details.
4. Road conditions ?
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Since your trip is planned for April, we have lots of time to work on a detailed drive plan.
I will also indicate in that plan places where you get good food en route.

Hotels/Road Conditions:

Onward Journey:
Do1: Bangalore-Pune
outstanding roads, except for a small stretch of incomplete road between Ranebennur & Haveri. Road traffic high after crossing into Maharashtra.
Pune Bypass has several hotels, but all are on high budgets. Try Ginger (check out their web-site).


Do2: Pune-Ahmedabad
Ideally take the route via Bombay, and not via Nashik. Bypassing Bombay not much of hassle. Heavy traffic north of Bombay. Road widening in GJ till Surat but no bad roads. Super fast from Baroda onwards.
SEveral hotels in A'bad city, indicate your budget.


Do3: Amedabad-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir (evening safari & next day early morning safari)
Superfast roads till Jetpur beyond Rajkot. Rajkot Ring Road to bypass. Roads good all the way.
In Sasan Gir, GJ Tourism Resort is good. Check out their web-site.

Do4: Sasan Gir-Rajkot-Morbi-Radhanpur-Palanpur-Pindwara-Udaipur
Lovely 4-laned roads all the way.
Stay at RTDC Hotel Kajri (check out RTDC web-site).

Do5: Udaipur?
1 day for sightseeing?

Do6: Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Nasirabad-Ajmer-Jaipur
Lovely superfast roads all the way. Opportunities for sightseeing at Chittorgarh. 2 laned road between Nasirabad & Ajmer.
SEveral hotels in Jaipur. Try RTDC. PM deky for more details of hotels in Jaipur.

Do7: Jaipur?

Do8: Jaipur-Delhi
Very messy drive, road widening going on, slow traffic, traffic jams in some places.


Return Journey:

Dr1: Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Gwalior
Eventful drive. Leave early from Delhi. Agra city is a bit of a mess, but don't take bypass. Pholpur town is a mess on Agra-Gwalior route. Several hotels near Gwalior Railway Station, depending on budget. Try to reach in time for evening's sound-and-light show at Gwalior Fort.

Dr2: Gwalior-Jhansi-Chhatarpur-Khajuraho
Good roads, except for road widening between Gwalior & Jhansi. Narrow 2 laned roads from Jhansi.
Stay at MPTDC's hotels (check their web-site). Several budget hotels.

Dr3: Khajuraho

Dr4: Khajuraho-Panna-Bandhavgarh (evening & next morning safari)
Roads are good mostly, except the last stretch into Bandhavgarh.
No idea of resorts in bandhavgarh, but check out nivalink.com web-site for ideas.

Dr5: Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur-Kanha (evening & next morning safari)
Roads from Jabalpur to Mandala may be bad, but may be ebtter by the time you tarvel. Several resorts, choose between Kisli & Mukki. Check out nivalink.com web-site for hotel ideas.

Dr6: Kanha-Nagpur-Adilabad
Good roads mostly, expect some bad sections in MH-AP border.
Hotel Ravi Teja, Adilabad.
Hotel Laxmi Palace, Adilabad

Dr7: Adilabad-Hyderabad-Bangalore
Good roads most of the way. Bypass Hyderabad from Mechal to Shamsabad Airport.
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Thanks HVK,

I got most of the idea about my plan from your detailed info.

Last year I did Tadoba-Bangalore via Hyderabad but the only thing between Hyderabad and Bangalore is lack of eating joints.
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Hi HVK,

As per your suggestions, my tentative drive will be as below :

Day 1 Bangalore-Pune (836 Kms.) - Start 5 a.m. and reach 8 p.m.

Good Vegetarian Food joints on the way on NH4 and also stay options at Pune Highway (Budget hotel)

Day 2: Pune-Ahmedabad (679 Kms) - start 5 or 6 a.m. and reach 8 p.m.
Good Vegetarian Food joints on the way, Hotel at Ahmedabad (Budget hotel)


Day 3: Amedabad-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir (evening safari & next day early morning safari) - [398 Kms] start 6 a.m. and reach by 2 p.m.
In Sasan Gir, GJ Tourism Resort is good. Check out their web-site.
How much Safari charges will be ?

Day 4: Sasan Gir-Rajkot-Morbi-Radhanpur-Palanpur-Pindwara-Udaipur
Lovely 4-laned roads all the way (784 Kms) - start at 10 a.m. and reach 11 p.m.
Stay at RTDC Hotel Kajri (check out RTDC web-site).

Day 5: Udaipur - Local Sightseeing
1 day for sightseeing?

Day 6: Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Nasirabad-Ajmer-Jaipur (436 Kms)
or Udaipur-Ajmer-Jaipur (all thru NH8 - 405 Kms)
Lovely superfast roads all the way. Opportunities for sightseeing at Chittorgarh. 2 laned road between Nasirabad & Ajmer.
SEveral hotels in Jaipur. Try RTDC. PM deky for more details of hotels in Jaipur.
Start at 8 a.m. and reach Jaipur 8 p.m. after performing pray at Dargah Sharif (Ajmer)

Day 7: Jaipur - Local Sightseeing

Day 8: Jaipur-Delhi (271 Kms) - Star at 8 a.m. and reach Delhi by 3 p.m.
Very messy drive, road widening going on, slow traffic, traffic jams in some places.

Day 9-16 - at my parental place
Day 17 : Delhi - Dehradun (visit to my Inlaws)
Day 18 : Dehradun - Stay and some wildlife shooting
Day 19 : Dehradun-Delhi
Day 20-21 : Delhi
Day 22 : Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Gwalior (328 Kms) - start at 6 a.m. and on the way, go to see Taj and then to Gwalior (expected to reach Gwalior by 6 p.m.
Eventful drive. Leave early from Delhi. Agra city is a bit of a mess, but don't take bypass. Pholpur town is a mess on Agra-Gwalior route. Several hotels near Gwalior Railway Station, depending on budget. Try to reach in time for evening's sound-and-light show at Gwalior Fort.

Day 23: Gwalior-Jhansi-Chhatarpur-Khajuraho (280 Kms)
Good roads, except for road widening between Gwalior & Jhansi. Narrow 2 laned roads from Jhansi.
Stay at MPTDC's hotels. Alternatively also suggest some budget hotels

Day 24 : Khajuraho - Sightseeing

Day 25: Khajuraho-Panna-Bandhavgarh (Start 7 a.m. and reach 12 p.m. - enjoying the nature on the way (evening & next morning safari)

Day 26: Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur-Pench/Kanha (evening & next morning safari) - Start 10 a.m. and reach 3 pm - Evening and Morning Safari

Day 27: Pench/Kanha-Nagpur-Adilabad/Hyderbad - Start 10 a.m. reach 4 pm

Day 28: Adilabad/Hyderabad-Bangalore
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Day 1 Bangalore-Pune (836 Kms.) - Start 5 a.m. and reach 8 p.m.

Good Vegetarian Food joints on the way on NH4 and also stay options at Pune Highway (Budget hotel)
CCD between Nelamangala & Tumkur, Pavithra's restaurant in Tumkur bypass, Upacahr Kamat in Sira (RHS), BPCL ghars at Ranebennur & Hubli, Genesis Resort in Davangere bypass, Sankam Residency in Belgaum, Sai Resort after Kolhapur, Mahendra Executive in Satara, Soul Curry in Pune bypass.

I think all the Pune bypass hotels are expensive. Mahendra Executive on Satara bypass is a more reasonable place to stay in. But that means stopping 1.5 hours before Pune.


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Day 2: Pune-Ahmedabad (679 Kms) - start 5 or 6 a.m. and reach 8 p.m.
Good Vegetarian Food joints on the way, Hotel at Ahmedabad (Budget hotel)
Food Courts on Pune-Bombay expressway, Hotel Fountain at Ghodbunder, Vittal's Kamat at Manor, McD at Vapi, Palazzio on Baroda bypass. Please PM ramkya1 for suggestions on hotels in Ahmedabad city.


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Day 3: Amedabad-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir (evening safari & next day early morning safari) - [398 Kms] start 6 a.m. and reach by 2 p.m.
In Sasan Gir, GJ Tourism Resort is good. Check out their web-site.
How much Safari charges will be ?
Not much, don't know exact charges. You are taken in a mini-bus along with 20 others, so per head charges are not much.

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Day 5: Udaipur - Local Sightseeing
1 day for sightseeing?
Yes, enough. City Palace, Fatehsagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Saheliyon-ka-Bari


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Day 23: Gwalior-Jhansi-Chhatarpur-Khajuraho (280 Kms)
Good roads, except for road widening between Gwalior & Jhansi. Narrow 2 laned roads from Jhansi.
Stay at MPTDC's hotels. Alternatively also suggest some budget hotels
No specific suggestions, lots of small hotels. But MPTDC is very decent, has good car parking.
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Evening Safari starts at 1530 hrs. Make sure you are at the reception centre which is wtihin the Toursit Rest House Campus. Safari Charges are : Rs approx 800 for Park entry fees with guide charges. Plus Rs 1200 for Jeep charges. So a total of Rs 2000. Jeep can sit 6 persons.

Another option what HVK Sir has already told is the minibus option. For that you need to go to Devalia interpretation centre which is close by only (approx 5kms). Here there is a fenced area of approx 16 sqkms where they have kept some lion / lioness. Minibus takes a tour of the area in apporx 30 min. Tickets are very nominal. Tour starts at 10AM and continues uptill 1700hrs.

My personal opinion if you reach late and not able to make it for evening jungle safari then take this tour in evening and take a jungle safari in morning. Or else take both jungle safari and if you can not spot the big cat then take this tour while going back.

Do make advance booking for sasan gir guest house as after Mr Bachchan's campaign they are running full almost on all days.
Phone numbers: Sinh Sadan Guest house: 02877-285540
They can also give you the phone number of Reception centre where you can ask for current safari charges and can also do advance booking for safari's.


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Day 3: Amedabad-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir (evening safari & next day early morning safari) - [398 Kms] start 6 a.m. and reach by 2 p.m.
In Sasan Gir, GJ Tourism Resort is good. Check out their web-site.
How much Safari charges will be ?
Kajuraho Bandhavgarh is around 250kms where you take Nh-75 till nagod and after that turn for Uchechera to join SH-11 which will take you to Maihar where you join Nh-07 till Katni and then to Bandhavgarh National Park.

5 hrs is okie depending on the condition of SH-11. If possible make a early start around 6 AM as in April there should be enough light around 5-5:30AM.

Now from Bandhavgrah morning safari ends around 10:30-11AM and after that you need atleast an hour to get going as you leave for safari at 5AM. So in all probabilities you would not be able to take the evening safari in Kanha. Instead of covering too many parks in my opinion keep bandhavgarh for this time, do more safaris there and keep Kanha/Pench for next time.

If you need more clarification, feel free to ask.

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Day 25: Khajuraho-Panna-Bandhavgarh (Start 7 a.m. and reach 12 p.m. - enjoying the nature on the way (evening & next morning safari)

Day 26: Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur-Pench/Kanha (evening & next morning safari) - Start 10 a.m. and reach 3 pm - Evening and Morning Safari
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Hi Dave7377

Thanks for the information.

Day 26 program is just tentative and in most probability, I'll not opt for too many parks.

Further, if I opt out Pench/Kanha can we go to Dhuandar / Bedghat area and then proceed to Nagpur.
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Yes you can visit Bhedaghat on your way to Nagpur. As soon as you reach jabalpur take the Jabalpur by pass road. After crossing right turn for NH-12 on the by pass road, a km or so ahead there is s right turn for bhedaghat. Keep 2 hrs for bhedaghat.
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Hi

Reviving this threaed as I'm close to finalization of my trip. Dates almost freezed but may change at last minute which may force me to change my route as well. Hence I'm posting my plan for both the alternates :

Original Route Plan :

Day 1 : Dep. 6th April, early morning around 4 a.m. from Bangalore and reach Mumbai by 9 p.m.

I checked the Maps in Mapmyindia and googlemaps and after Pune both are showing different routes.

MapMyIndia is showing : to Reach Western Express highway, one has to go via Navi Mumbai and then Andheri and so on whereas Google Maps is showing diversion from Thane and then via Ghodbunder.

Please suggest the best route.

Day 2 : Mumbai-Ahmedabad
Day 3 : Ahmedabad-Udaipur
Day 4 : Local Sight Seeing at Udaipur and rest
Day 5 : Udaipur-Ajmer-Jaipur (Suggest shall I stick to NH8 or shall I take the route via Chottorgarh)
Day 6 : Sight seeing at Jaipur
Day 7 : Jaipur-Delhi
Day 8 : Rsst at Delhi
Day 9 : Delhi-Vaishno Devi
Day 10 : Vashno Devi
Day 11 : Vashno Devi - Amritsar - Ludhiana
Day 12 : Ludhiana-Delhi (rest for Night)
Day 13 : Rest at Delhi
Day 14 : Delhi-Dehra dun
Day 15 : Dehradun
Day 16 : Dehra Dun - Delhi
Day 17 : Rest
Day 18 : Delhi-Agra-Gwalior
Day 19 : Gwalior-Jhansi-Khajuraho
Day 20 : Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh
Day 21 : Bandhavgarh
Day 22 : Bandhavgarh
Day 23 : Bandhavgharh - Nagpur (via Jabalpur, Bhedaghat)
Day 24 : Nagpur-Hyderabad
Day 25 : Hyderabad-Bangalore

In case for some reason, I've to change my plan, then alternate plan from Bangalore-Delhi section is as below :

Day 1 : Bangalore - Aurangabad
Day 2 : Aurangabad-Indore or upto Gwalior (Depending on the road conditions)
Day 3 : Indore or Gwalior-Delhi (Depending on the road conditions)

So, please friends, suggest me following :

1. Best Route (if possible distance wise)
2. Best Veg. Food plazas/joints enroute
3. Place to stay for night (budget but comfortable considering two kids are accompanying us)
4. Places to see at Udaipur
5. Contact details including phone numbers of fellow members on the above route in case I need any assistance.
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micrographics, if you don't mind my saying so, please forget both MMI and Google Maps for routing directions to bypass Bombay and simply go by this guide (and let us not waste time analysing why either of them is wrong, that is their job, not ours!):


HOW TO BYPASS BOMBAY via New Bombay - from South side

Zero point is Kalamboli where the Pune- Bombay expressway ends.

Keep going towards Bombay. You will cross several flyovers through Kharghar and Belapur. Belapur can be identified by the large number of office buildings to the left (including Konkan Bhavan, Park Hotel). After Belapur, the road climbs up a hill and comes down to the other side. The traffic signal at that junction is the Uran Phata. After crossing that signal you will cross Nerul (you will see the light pillars of the DY Patil cricket stadium on your left), and you climb up a flyover after crossing Nerul.

Expressway end-Belapur, 8 kms

Ahead of the Nerul flyover, you will see a complicated flyover coming up (the Turbhe flyover). Over the flyover is Bombay(it curves away to the left). Your road is the road to Thane (marked straight)( keep to the right and avoid going on the flyover). This place is Turbhe. Keep going straight and you will reach a messy junction with a signal and then a flyover curving away to the left. Keep below the flyover to the left (flyover starts to the right) and keep going straight. SET your trip meter here, since from here (Turbhe) exactly 10 kms you have to take a turn.

Belapur-Turbhe Flyover, 7 kms

You are now going on the Thane- Belapur road - goes through industrial area. First you will cross Turbhe Railway Station (RS) on your left. You will see a few flyovers – take only the straight subway type flyovers and avoid the 2 ones which curve to your left. You will see the Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) to your right. You will cross the Rabale and Kopar Khairne RS to your left.

10 kms from Turbhe, the road goes down into a subway and in the subway, turn left. This is Airoli, and the subway (after you turn left) goes under the railway line. DONT go straight although that also goes to Thane. The left turn will be marked for MULUND.

Turbhe-Airoli, 10 kms

Keep going on this road ( the Airoli Bridge road) and you will cross the Thane Creek (1 km bridge), at the end of which there is a toll gate (Rs 30). Followed by an octroi gate.

You will hit the Eastern Expressway (EEH) - flyover going from left to right. Left goes to Ghakopar/Bombay, straight to Mulund, and you turn right towards Thane. Down this road after 1 km is a flyover after which is a toll gate (Rs 30). After the toll gate, you will see trucks line up at another octroi gate and a stone tower, indicating that you have left Bombay and entered Thane. The road goes up a slope and when you come down that slope you see a flyover. Go over the flyover. 1 km down the road around a long curve, you will see another flyover - go on it - and this is a 1.5 km elevated road.

After you come down this long flyover, you will see yet another flyover - sign boards saying Ahmedabad, Nasik (on flyover).DO NOT take this flyover - go underneath (left side). The road meets traffic coming from the left, and curves to the left to meet first a small junction, then a small round. Keep going straight - you are now in the Ghodbunder road. You will see the Cinemax multiplex on your left, Ford showroom on your right.

Go on this road 16 kms and you will reach the NH8 junction at Ghodbunder (immediately after a toll gate - Rs 15), which is after you climb up and down a small ghat. Some flyovers under construction on this road.

At the NH8 junction, turn right (left goes to Dahisar/Bombay) and it is all the way.

This whole journey should take you 1-1.15 hours. The only traffic blockage you may face is at Thane near the last flyover on the route.

DON’T take the road from Kalamboli via Taloja, Shilphata, Mumbra and Kalwa to Thane, it is shorter but road condition is not good


Day 2: Why stop in Ahmedabad? You can make it direct to Udaipur in 14 hours even with the slow traffic between Bombay & Surat.

Day 5: The best route from Udaipur to Jaipur is on GQ route which is via Chittorgarh & Bhilwara (NH76/NH79). For this, please turn off NH8 towards Udaipur airport. You will enjoy 4-laned roads all the way. In case you want t go to Ajmer, it is still better to turn off NH79 at Nasirabad (after Bhilwara) and go from there to Ajmer. However, if you want to visit Nathdwara (one of the most famous Krishna temples in India), please take NH8.

Day 6: Jaipur deserves more days. Ideally, spent Day 6 sightseeing, and also half of Day 7, leave for Delhi after lunch which means you also beat traffic on NH8 (leanest in afternoons)


Day 9: Driving to Vaishno Devi is going to be a very long driving day. Please leave as early as possible (before 6 am) to beat the terrible day traffic on NH1 all the way. Be prepared for some bad roads between Pathankot & Jammu. Take Jammu bypass. Expect to arrive late evening.

I don;t know how you plan to take darshan in Vaishno Devi, but if you are planning to walk up, then it is better to start walking in the late evening through the night (beats the heat), have darshan late night and return by early morning. If going by chopper, depends on availability of seats.

Day 11: Driving through Amritsar? It should take you at least 5-6 hours to reach Amritsar from Katra (if not more), which will leave you just enough time to have Golden Temple darshan (and Jallianwala Bagh next to it). If you visit the Pak border for the evening's function, then by the time you leave Amristar, it will be beyond 8 pm and it is a long 3-4 hour drive to Ludhiana.

Day 14: To get to Dehra Dun, it is best to turn off NH1 at Thanesar/Kurukshetra and go via Yamunagar to Shahranpur instead of going the long way via Delhi. I suggest you stay back in Amritsar on Day 1, leave the next day and go direct to Dehra Dun. I presume Dehra Dun is for a social visit since you are not contemplating going on to Musoorie or Dhanolti.

On Day 18, if you leave very early, don not stop over at either Agra or Gwalior, you can target Khajuraho itself for the night's stay. If you want to stop over in Gwalior, make sure you arrive early evening so that you can make it to the sound and light show at the Gwalior Fort after dusk. If you want to skip Gwalior too, and are doubtful about reaching Khajuraho the same day, then consider stopping over at Jhnasi so that you can leave early morning for Khajuraho.

A full day in Khajuraho is more than enough to satiate most tourist's appetite for the temples.

I would avoid staying in all expensive cities like Bombay/Thane and Ahmedabad and would look for cheaper motels on the highways itself. We have lots of suggestions which can be shared with you.

I will be happy to draft you a detailed route plan if you wish, but in the meantime, the brief route plan is as follows:

Day 1: Bangalore-Mumbai
Bangalore-Tumkur-Chitradurga-Davangere-Haveri-Hubli-Belgaum-Kolhapur-Karad-Satara-Pune-Lonavla-Bombay/Thane

Day 2 : Mumbai-Ahmedabad
Bombay/Thane-Ghodbunder-Vapi-Navsari-Surat-Ankleshwar-Bharuch-Baroda-Ahmedabad

Day 3 : Ahmedabad-Udaipur
Ahmedabad-Himmatnagar-Shamlaji-Ratanpur-Rishabdeo-Udaipur

Day 4 : Local Sight Seeing at Udaipur and rest

Day 5 : Udaipur-Ajmer-Jaipur (Suggest shall I stick to NH8 or shall I take the route via Chottorgarh)
Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Nasirabad (and then Ajmer)-Kishangarh (if no Ajmer)-Jaipur

Day 6 : Sight seeing at Jaipur

Day 7 : Jaipur-Delhi
Jaipur-Shahpura-Kotputli-Behror-Manesar-Gurgaon-Delhi

Day 8 : Rsst at Delhi

Day 9 : Delhi-Vaishno Devi
Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat-Karnal-Kurukshetra-Ambala-Rajpura-Ludhiana-Jalandar-Mukerian-Pathankot-Lakhanpur-Kathua-Samba-Jammu Cantonment-Jammu Bypass-Nagrota-Domel-Katra

Day 10 : Vashno Devi

Day 11 : Vashno Devi - Amritsar - Ludhiana
Katra-Domel-Nagrota-Jammu bypass-Jammu Cantonment-Samba-Kathua-Pathankot-Gurdaspur-Amritsar-Jalandhar-Ludhiana

Day 12 : Ludhiana-Delhi (rest for Night)
Ludhiana-Rajpura-Ambala-Delhi

Day 13 : Rest at Delhi

Day 14 : Delhi-Dehra dun
DElhi-Ghaziabad-Modinagar-Meerut-Khatauli-Muzaffarnagar-Roorkee-Dehra Dun

Day 15 : Dehradun

Day 16 : Dehra Dun - Delhi
same route as onward

Day 17 : Rest

Day 18 : Delhi-Agra-Gwalior
DElhi-Faridabad-Palwal-Hodal-Mathura-Agra-Pholpur-Morena-Gwalior

Day 19 : Gwalior-Jhansi-Khajuraho
Gwalior-Datia-Jhansi-Mornipur-Chhatarpur-Bamita-Khajuraho

Day 20 : Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh
Khajuraho-Bamita-Panna-Amanganj-Sahnagar-Katni-Umariya-Bandhavgarh

Day 21 : Bandhavgarh

Day 22 : Bandhavgarh

Day 23 : Bandhavgharh - Nagpur (via Jabalpur, Bhedaghat)
Bandhavgarh-Umariya-Katni-Jabalpur-Laknadon-Seoni-Kamptee-Nagpur

Day 24 : Nagpur-Hyderabad
Nagpur-Jamb-Hinganghat-Pandharkawada-Adilabad-Nirmal-Armur-Dichapalle-Kamareddi-Ramayampet-Medchal-Hyderabad

Day 25 : Hyderabad-Bangalore
Hyderabad-Shamsabad Airport-Jadcherla-Kurnool-Gooty-Anantapur-Penukonda-Bagepalli-DEvanahalli Airport-Bangalore
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Dear HVK,

Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the suggestion. While bypasxsing Mumbai, I'll follow the instructions given by you. Meanwhile if you can share your contact no(s), in case I get confused or stuck somewhere, I can contact you.

The reason for crossing Mumbai same day to reach Western Express Highway is that my Sis-in-Law stays somewhere on Meera Road, so my plan is to stay at her place for the night.

I request you to chalk out detailed plan inclusive of Hotels details at various popints on the full route, best Fuel Station having good quality Diesel if not best quality, places for VEG food on the way.

Day 2 : Stop at Ahmedabad, the reason is that my wife want to meet her Maternal Uncle who is Sr. Scientist at ISRO.


In Jaipur, I've kept one day for sightseeing and I'll hire some Taxi/Auto for this purpose. Last time I visited Jaipur, I was able to cover most of the places in one day.

If I reach early in Jaipur, then I'll utilize part of that day also for local SS and Shopping.

For the whole Trip to Vaishnodevi, Amritsar, I'm not going to drive, I'll hire a Taxi from Delhi (my native place). My plan is to leave early in morning may be around 5 a.m.

Day 11: While coming back from Vaishno Devi, I'm planning to visit Amritsar to see Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh and Pak Border program and reach Ludhiana late night.

From Ludhiana, I'll start in Afternoon and reach by 9 p.m. at Delhi so that we can have adequate rest.

So, for Dehra Dun, I'll start from Delhi and am familiar about the whole route as Dehra Dun is my Wify's home.

While leaving Delhi for Gwalior, I'm planning to visit Taj and then reach Gwalior by 4 or 5 p.m. so that we can go for Light-Sound Show at Gwalior Fort.

So, I need your help in finalizing the things.
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Meanwhile if you can share your contact no(s), in case I get confused or stuck somewhere, I can contact you.
Have PMed you my number, please call anytime.

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The reason for crossing Mumbai same day to reach Western Express Highway is that my Sis-in-Law stays somewhere on Meera Road, so my plan is to stay at her place for the night.
Follow the same route I have indicated till Ghodbunder from where the WEH will take you to Mira Road in 3-5 kms. Do not go into Bombay city via Powai to Mira Road.


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I request you to chalk out detailed plan inclusive of Hotels details at various popints on the full route, best Fuel Station having good quality Diesel if not best quality, places for VEG food on the way.
Will provide you.

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Day 2 : Stop at Ahmedabad, the reason is that my wife want to meet her Maternal Uncle who is Sr. Scientist at ISRO.
Find out where they stay. It is better to take the Sardar Patel Road to get to most localities in A'bad. You can get onto SP Ring Road directly from Expressway without any problems of navigating the city.
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HVK

I checked my personal message but there is no message received from you.

Once you prepare the detailed plan for me, then pls. email me at rakesh [at] justwildlife.com alongwith posting to this thread.
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