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View Poll Results: What is your favourite road to drive on?
Ghat Roads (Curving/Inclined etc) 118 68.60%
Bumper to Bumper (Commute) 0 0%
Congested traffic (City roads) 0 0%
4 Lane highways 19 11.05%
2 Lane highways 14 8.14%
Expressways 21 12.21%
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Old 18th May 2011, 14:00   #16
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Having driven on congested roads everyday for office commute, I feel heavenly when I get to drive on the Mum-Pune Eway. Thats the time when I put my ride to the real test.
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Old 18th May 2011, 14:28   #17
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Ghat Roads, I take pleasure in the Waynad-Calicut road whenever I go to Kerala from Bangalore.
Bangalore Salem Palakkad highway is unexciting to drive for me.
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Old 18th May 2011, 14:58   #18
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I like the twisties - not necessarily ghat roads

My favourites

NH213 - from Palakkad to Calicut : 2 laned, ups, downs, S bends, C bends and what not

Palakkad - Kulappully State highway : The best road I've ever driven in the country, wide two laned road with excellent run-off area, nice banking and as usual good views around

Palakkad - Siruvani Ghat road - Narrow single lane, but well tarred with scarce traffic. Absolute heaven
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Old 18th May 2011, 20:09   #19
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Very un-surprisingly, no one has opted for the bumper-to-bumper and city traffic!

I've voted for the ghat sections. Nothing like a nice drive along with the winding roads across the hills, especially in good weather. Only spoiler is presence of slow-moving erratic trucks. Hairpin bends have a charm of their own.

4-lane highways and Expressways are just plain boring!
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Old 18th May 2011, 20:52   #20
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Me too voted for ghat roads. Apart from that, I like driving on 2-lane roads with fast sweeping bends esp the ones with freshly laid tarmac! Yum I literally smile like an idiot when I drive on these roads.
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Old 18th May 2011, 22:26   #21
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In my wagon R, I prefer straight roads.
+1, The feel which Wagonr's steering gives at speeds of 100-130 is just inexpressible.

In general I love riding on Expressways like Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, Noida expressway especially in late night/early morning. NH1 is superb to drive on any time of the day. Delhi Ring Road is nice place to drive on if it is early morning say 3.00 AM.

Voted for the expressways.

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Old 21st May 2011, 12:58   #22
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2 lane curvy highway which goes through forests/dense vegetation on either sides.
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Hills or good curvy road with nice surface.

Hitting limiter, rear wheel fighting for traction, blipping & going down the 'box, apexing & powering out.
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No option for single lane peaceful roads? Well, here is a road I really enjoyed driving on -

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Old 22nd May 2011, 11:18   #25
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No option for single lane peaceful roads? Well, here is a road I really enjoyed driving on -
Where is this? I've just come back from a drive in a similar road yesterday here in Palakkad
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Where is this? I've just come back from a drive in a similar road yesterday here in Palakkad
NH212, Bandipur. I took this while returning from Wayanad.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 10:30   #27
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I would always love to drive on Ghat roads or a 2 laned SH roads than a 4 laner. It gives you that occassional thrill of taking curves or well planned over-taking at times

4-lanes are only if I need to drive fast

Drive around a city at nights after 1 AM, is also a good experience altogether. City looks very different & cool at nights with less/no traffic.
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Old 29th May 2011, 13:05   #28
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i love to drive on ghats as well as expressways though there was no option as such. mumbai-Pune expressway during monsoons when its cloudy, Mahableshwar ghat, Mumbai-Goa route one of my favourites.
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Old 29th May 2011, 21:04   #29
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1. Smooth 2 laned ghat roads esp with rain fog etc. but less traffic eg Amboli, nh63, mum nashik.
2. 4 laned roads with less traffic eg KA part of NH4. soul curry.
3. expressways. the high speeds keeps one hyper alert at all times
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I always enjoy driving on the twisty, wide Mogili ghat road near Palamaner, Andhra Pradesh, on NH 4 between Bangalore and Chennai. So, I voted in favour of the ghat roads.
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