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Old 15th October 2012, 08:51   #241
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My longest drive in a single day:

A. Jaipur to Bhuj via Udaipur and Abu Raod - 978Kms
14 hrs in Mahindra Scorpio 4wd Di turbo 2004

B. Patnitop to Jaipur via Delhi - 955 Kms
21 hrs in Mahindra Scorpio 2wd Crdi 2005

C. Jaipur to Manali - 820 Kms ( 245 Kms in Hills )
15 hrs in Mahindra Scorpio 4wd Di turbo 2004 ( 1 Time ) up and down, 16 Hours in Maruti 800 ( 6 times ) up and down, Alto LX ( 1 Time ) up and down, 15 hours in Maruti Swift LXi (1 time ) up and down

D. Jaipur to Rampur Bushar ( Himachal ) - 759 Kms ( 235 Kms in Hills )
15 hrs in Mahindra Scorpio 4wd Di turbo 2004 ( 1 Time ), Maruti 800 ( 10 times ), Alto LX ( 1 Time )

Longest Trip:

A. Jaipur Leh Jaipur 4481 Kms 2006 - Mahindra Scorpio 2003 Di turbo

B. Jaipur Leh Jaipur 4658 Kms 2009 ( return from Srinagar ) - Mahindra Scorpio 2005 crdi

C. Jaipur Leh Jaipur 3381 Kms 2001 by Maruti 800 non AC
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Old 15th October 2012, 10:10   #242
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My longest drive in a day is from Delhi to Pithoragarh (Uttaranchal) approx 500 kms in a single day.

Started a 12:00 noon from Delhi and reached the destination at 1 am next day with 4-5 pit stops for fuel, lunch dinner etc.
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Old 11th December 2012, 10:12   #243
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My longest drive in a single day was done couple of days back.

Thrissur-Trivandrum-Thrissur through NH47 trip in a single day.
Total distance: 560Kms.
Started at 4AM from Thrissur and reached Tvm by 9 AM. Started the return journey at 10 AM and reached home by 4 15PM. Return was a solo drive.

Onward journey was fun as traffic was very less but return was horrible in typical Kerala traffic.
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Old 11th December 2012, 10:55   #244
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My Dad recently did a sort of India tour starting from Delhi. Main destination was Chennai but the entire route covered a lot of places and the total distance covered was around 6000 kms. Itinerary as planned and executed is given below. Dad is very passionate about driving and I don't think many people will undertake such a long journey as the sole driver at 66 years of age!

The trip was done in his Tata Sumo Grande MkII (2010) which after the trip has done about 55,000 kms including numerous out-station trips one of which was Ladakh. I have only been to Punjab and Udaipur with him.
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My longest drive till date was from Pune to Chennai in March 2010. It was 1200 kms in a single day. Both driver and myself drove alternatively. I probably drove 600 kms. It was done on my humble Alto LXi

Started around 3.30am at Yerawada, Pune.
Reached Belgaum around 7am. ( or 6 am. don't remember the exact timing ).
The next milestone I could gather was reaching Bangalore Outer Ring road at 2.50pm
Reached Krishnagiri at 5.30 pm. Took an hours rest, and started for Chennai at 6.30pm
And finally reached T Nagar, Chennai at 9.15pm.

The fuel efficient alto yielded 20kmpl and consumed two tanks.
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Old 11th December 2012, 12:00   #246
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My longest drive was Ooty-Chennai 650km approx is a Premier Padmini with headers And the bonnet flew open on the highway Thankfully managed to stop at the side of the road without any mishap.

Done Bangalore-Ooty more times that I can count (Still my favourite drive, especially the Mysore to Ooty stretch and Kalhatti Ghats). Done this stretch on my RD 350, RE 500, Shogun, Zen (Sold), Esteem (Sold), Lancer and a Lamby!!!
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Longest single day solo drive
Tirupati-Vizag: 850km-14 hours-Indica Vista Qjet Aura-May 2012

Longest trips (solo)

May 2011- 6000KM-Indica Vista-16 days: Bangalore-Bijapur-Pandharpur-Shirdi-Trimbak-Lothal-palitana-junagadh-somanath-porbandar-dwaraka-Ahmedabad-patan-modhera-ahmedabad-dakor-ujjain-mandu-maheswar-omkareswar-lonar-aundha-basar-hyd-bangalore

March 2009- 3000KM-Indica Vista- 8 days: Bangalore-Gokarna-kolhapur-bhimshankar-trimbak-shirdi-shani singanapur-ahmednagar-barshi-tuljapur-solapur-pandharpur-bijapur-bangalore
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Considering both time and distance, the maximum I did was Thrissur – Kollur – Thrissur. Around 1000 kms round trip. Thrissur –Kollur leg took around 14 hours, with stops for breakfast, lunch, coffee etc., and the return leg was even longer – Started at 7am and got home by 2am. Thanks to bad weather and road conditions. This was in November 2010.

Prior to that, I did a Thrissur – Bangalore, which was quite a smooth one. 7am start and reached Bangalore by 2pm. Around 475 kms in 7 hours.

For both the trips, the car was Ford Ikon 1.6.
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Old 11th December 2012, 13:39   #249
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The longest I've done is Mysore-Pune, which was about 950 kms and took ~15 hrs. We left at 330 AM from Mysore, and reached Pune at 2030 hrs with a short detour into chitradurga.
Done in a humble Tata Nano LX
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Pun - Mum - Pun
approx 400 Kms

Pun - Goa
approx 425 Kms

Pun - Hyd
approx 530 Kms

All the above journeys have been undertaken multiple times in various vehicles ranging from Alto to Innova & from an open top Mahindra Classic to Jetta

Bangalore - Conoor - Bangalore - In Ford Ikon
Distance - 600 Kms
It was a beautiful drive & the Conoor Tea estates gave a lot of beautiful photo opportunities. Also got to click a lot of wild life pics while driving though Mudumalai National Park.


Pun - Blr - 3 times - once in Corolla & twice in Ford Ikon.
Distance - 850 Kms
Took anywhere between 11 - 12 hrs on these trips. I was the sole driver & made stops for breakfast, lunch & fuel. Usually started around 5 am & reached the destination before sunset - I prefer this to reaching late in the evening. Maybe its just me, but (I guess) psychologically I feel more tired if I reach a place later in the evening rather than before sunset - even with a similar journey.


Indore - Delhi - In M800
Distance 834 Kms - Via Guna - Shivpuri - Gwalior - Agra
It was olden days (1997) & the roads & traffic are not what we are used to on NH. Driving such long distances was not very common, I was young & loved driving (still do) so it was a proper adventure for me.


Haridwar - Badrinath - Kedarnath - Haridwar - in Premier Padmini
Distance - 740 Kms (over 3 days)
This was a family trip & I was not the only driver here. There were 3 cars with 13 of us as a part of the trip


Haridwar - Jalandhar - Dalhousie - Khajiar - McLeod Ganj - Jalandhar - Haridwar
Distance - 1300 Km (approx) - in Santro (over 3 days)
This was a total fun trip with friends & did not have any reservations. Just picked up the car & left No GPS navigation or map planning so had a good time getting lost on our way from Jalandar to Dalhousie & went through some back roads in failing light before making it to our destination for the day.



The longest & most tiring journey for me was in 2002
Delhi - Makrana - Meerut - in Santro
Distance 950 Kms
Makrana as you know is a small place in Rajasthan know for its Marble quarries When we were building our house, dad decided to go buy the marble from there as the price differential (even with transportation) was significant as compared to what we could buy from the market & also the choices were much more. I started driving @ 5:00 am from Delhi & after all the breaks & deciding on the marble etc, reached back to Meerut only @ 1 O' clock that night. I was dead tired & my feet were aching.
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Three really long drives in the US
1. New York to Chicago - 800 miles
2. LA to Chicago - 2100 miles in 2 days
3. All California/Nevada state parks adventure - 2400 miles in 2 weeks

In India
Every half year or so a 650km drive to Goa from Bombay

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Old 11th December 2012, 22:25   #252
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My longest drives:

2012: Bangalore - Srinagar - Leh - Manali - Bangalore ( in Safari).
2011: Bangalore - Goa - Bangalore (in Safari)
2010: Bangalore - Manali -Spiti Valey- Shimla- Bangalore ( in Safari).
2007: Bangalore - Kolkata- Shantiniketan(W.B)- Bangalore ( in Safari).
2007: Bangalore - Delhi- Gangotri -yamunotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath-

Bangalore ( in Safari).
2006: Bangalore - Goa - Bangalore (in Indica).
2006: Bangalore - Kanyakumari- Bangalore (in Indica)
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Me and my brother did a trip starting from Trivandrum to Chennai via Kodaikanal in my i10. The entire trip was covered in 2 days and the total distance was 950 kms.
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Pune to Kanyakumari and back - 3300 KM in total - in 5 days
Ford Figo TDCI

Was one heck of a trip. Want to do a Pune - Leh and back, but waiting for friends to commit to the trip.
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Longest drives :
The longest that I have done is from London ( UK ) to Ulaanbaatar ( Mongolia ) in 40 days . We covered 14000 + Kms during that trip.

https://www.facebook.com/CharityDriveLondonToMongolia

Longest drive in 24 hrs
1,422.5 km Aktobe ( Kazakhstan ) to Astana ( Kazakhstan )

Other than these I have driven from Delhi - Leh - Srinagar- Delhi

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