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Old 13th February 2010, 19:43   #61
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The longest drive I've done is from Bidar (Karnataka) to Bhopal (M.P.) in my Scorpio. It took around 18 hours including lunch stay at Gurudwara Hajoor Sahib ji,Nanded.
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Old 13th February 2010, 23:49   #62
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Houston(Texas) to Orlanado (Florida) 960 miles (1500kms) one way, did it in about 14 hrs. I was not driving thought as I did not have my DL (USA) then.

The longest drive I have driven was from Las vegas to Grand canyon, 600 miles (1000 km approx) up and down covered in a single day and I was the only driver with three other friends . Took about 6 hrs each side.
Fantastic drive, loud music driving most of the time at 90 miles (140 kms) and dead straight roads.

In India not driven much, planning on to driving from Bangalore to Goa, along west coast line...hopefully
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Mine Atlanta - Niagra Falls - New York - Atlanta in July 2007

wow... was an amazing drive
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My longest drives in India:
  1. Longest Drive was Hyderabad - Delhi - Ladakh - Delhi - Hyd. Did 7804 Kms in 18 days. Longest non-stop stretch was Hyderabad - Bhimbetka (40 Kms before Bhopal) a distance of 937 Kms in 25 Hours with 18 Hours of driving time and remaining spent at Workshop, power naps, dinner and bio breaks. Travelogue available at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...km-saga-7.html (Leh'd and Back from Hyderabad: The 18 Day, 7804 Km Saga)
  2. 3 Day Hyderabad - Coorg - Hyderabad trip covering 2050 Kms http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-2050-kms.html (Weekend Coorg Trip: 2 States, 75 Hours, 2050 Kms)
  3. Official trip: Hyderabad -Bangalore - Chennai - Hyderabad: 1850 Kms in over 4 days
  4. Delhi - Hyderabad 1800 Kms in 3 days http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...abad-trip.html (Delhi - Hyderabad Trip)
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Old 14th February 2010, 15:05   #65
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My Longest Drive was from Bangalore to Jamshedpur ( 1853 Km ).
Total Time taken : 51 Hrs ( includes 1 hr break in tirupati + 9 hr break in Vijaywada + small pee and snacks breaks ).
Car : Alto LXi
Driver : Me
Total Number of persons in car : 3 + lot of luggage
AC : 95% of time
Road Condition : Bad road in Orissa/Andhara Border and from Balasore to Jamshedpur.
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Old 14th February 2010, 18:36   #66
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Longest : Cochin - Goa. Was when I was just 18yrs old probably. Dont correctly remember the time taken. Distance travelled was around 950kms in Maruti 800 5-Speed MPFi. Mileage I rem correctly as 19kmpl .

Fastest : Bangalore - Cochin 575kms in 9hrs. Start time : 1030pm. Destination reached at 730am. Incl just two haults for black coffee and a screaching stop when a road suddenly ended while racing with a OHC @140kmph. Oh boy the OHC which was behind me, badly crashed, though I braked safely on my Esteem. Have done the route more than 4 times atleast.

Other trips:-
Cochin - Madurai Twice
Cochin - Ooty Twice
Cochin - Mangalore Twice.
Cochin - Munnar 6 times
Cochin - Silent Valley
Cochin - Calicut more than 10 times.
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Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram via Madurai, Tenkasi.
Distance - 710 KMs
Drive Time - 10:30 hours
Total Time - 12:30 hours
Top speed - 120 KMPH
Average speed - 100 KMPH

BTW, this is my most relaxing drive so far. The road condition on this stretch is so good.

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Old 14th February 2010, 19:22   #68
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Route: Chennai to Tuticorin
Distance: 600 Kms
Vehicle: Mahindra Classic CL340 DP 4W
Time: 12 hours including breaks of 3 hours
Fuel Efficiency: 12.5 KMPL
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Old 14th February 2010, 20:25   #69
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Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram via Madurai, Tenkasi.
Distance - 710 KMs
Drive Time - 10:30 hours
Total Time - 12:30 hours
Top speed - 120 KMPH
Average speed - 100 KMPH

BTW, this is my most relaxing drive so far. The road condition on this stretch is so good.

hey what did u mean by avg speed = 100 ? i hope it was the speed 'maintained' most times on ur odo rite? Maintaining an avg speed of 100kmph in real mathematical terms is close to impossible on normal roads in India.

Hey so why not we find out a max avg speed (Mathematically) in this thread!

My figures:-

1) Esteem - Blr - Ekm, 575kms in 9 hrs. So mathematical avg speed 575kms/9hrs = 64kmph avg speed.

2) Pulsar 150 DTSi (on a harthal day) - Adoor to Cochin 135kms in 1hr 40mins = 81.3 kmph avg speed

3) Pulsar 150 non-DTSi - Calicut - Ekm 200kms in 3hrs => 67kmph avg speed/
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Old 14th February 2010, 20:39   #70
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Longest Solo drive has been Mumbai to Jaipur (1205 km) in 16 hours. Have done this drive quite a few times. I don't think I can drive more than this in future.
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Old 14th February 2010, 20:44   #71
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The longest non stop (other than health breaks) that I have ever been is around 1000 miles. We went from Denver, to las vegas via grand canyon. It was quite an experience as the 2 drivers with me were first time drivers and i was not in a position to drive. I was navigating the whole time. One of the drivers managed to do a 540 on the interstate. It happened around midnight and about 400 miles into the trip. After recovering from the initial shock, we kept going non-stop. thanks to the empty roads we were unharmed.
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As the only driver, my longest drive was in December 07 from Raleigh, NC to Edison, NJ - 500 miles in 9 hours including 1 hour for stops.
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hey what did u mean by avg speed = 100 ? i hope it was the speed 'maintained' most times on ur odo rite? Maintaining an avg speed of 100kmph in real mathematical terms is close to impossible on normal roads in India.

Hey so why not we find out a max avg speed (Mathematically) in this thread
Right, that was the speed which I maintained most of the times. I feel that figure is also important because it gives an idea to other drivers on what kind of speed can be maintained on the stretch with out taking risks.

Mathematical average speed for me was around 67KMPH. Lower due to the fact that a 100 KM stretch (Tenkasi - TVM) was a ghat section.

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My longest was Delhi-Kochi solo via Jaipur-Mumbai-Hubli-Ankola-Mangalore in about 52 hrs
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While returning from the Indo Bhutan car rally did Dhanbad- Delhi about 1384 Kms in about 21 hours including 3 hours of being stuck in the Traffic Jam without moving an inch.
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