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Old 31st December 2010, 18:11   #196
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2,000 miles = 3,200 kms! That's a heck of a long distance to complete without a break. What was the hurry? From where to where in the States, and what car?

I'm wanting to do an east coast -> west coast trip sometime. Rent a nice car, drive through small towns, take pitstops at whichever place we like...I'd factor in about a month's holiday and 3,000 odd miles of driving. There is no better way to know a country
Sorry for taking 6 months to respond. The hurry was, a week long break from school. We were in WV, but started from NYC to make sure that it was a complete East to West.
The first halt (except food/fuel stops) was at Las Vegas. This entire leg was on interstates.
The next leg was again non-stop ~1200 mi (Las Vegas - Area 51(on the right) - Death Valley - Reno - SF - San Diego.
The third leg was non-stop, ~ 1700 mi (San Diego - Phoenix - Dallas - Little Rock)
The last leg was non-stop, ~ 800 mi (Little Rock - WV)

We were able to rent a Ford Taurus with our limited resources as students.

P.S. South of LA, AZ, New Mexico and TX has multiple border patrols and it is advisable to have relevant papers to establish your status, unless you are white.
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Old 31st December 2010, 18:58   #197
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Mumbai to chennai in around 21:30 hours, ~1400kms.

only 10-20mins breaks in between
Read your travelogue & then....

1350 kms Chennai-Mumbai NON-STOP (Except fuel filling/Railway gate crossing)
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Old 31st December 2010, 22:35   #198
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Recently did a trip in a Toyota Camry 2010 model from mid west (Columbus, OH) to the east coast (New York, NY) and back. Total distance travelled 1100 miles and time taken was 20 hours. Took a break of 2 hours at NY.
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Shirdi - Bangalore, Approx 1100 KMs. Done last week in Scorpio. Two half hour breaks at McDonalds after Pune Ghats and Kamat Upachar after Hubli.

Earlier had done Panjim - Bangalore via Karwar - Jog falls - Shivamogga. Approx distance 800KMs in Fiesta. Two half hour breaks at Cancona and Shivamogga
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While returning from Udaipur back to Mumbai, i did about 750-800 kms with one lunch break of half an hour last year other than the refueling stops.
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i do regular business visits to Tamilnadu.

Recently, did a 450kms & odd drive from Madurai with 2 breaks, each of 2 mins.

2mins break for what, anybody can guess
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Old 3rd January 2011, 07:54   #202
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Bangalore Pune : 850 km
Bangalore Mahabaleshwar : 800 km
Delhi Varanasi (GQ) : 800 km
Bangalore Trivandrum (via Madurai) : 720 km (numerous time)

Maixmum distance covered with out stopping : Madurai Bangalore :430 km
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I once did a Delhi-Mumbai run on my Enfield - on day 2 I covered 867km in 18 hours - Udaipur to Navi Mumbai.
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Longest distances covered without a break
Chennai-Erode (425 kms) in my Fusion and back the same day. Again no break on the return journey. Took about 6 hours each way.
And recently Chennai - Bangalore (365 kms) in Corolla and back the same day.
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Thekkady-Coimbatore-Salem-"Masti-Malur road"-Hyderabad. Total 1220 Kms of drive done across nearly 20 hours (with a 2 hour stopover for service). Two kids and five adults in a Toyota Innova with their luggage.
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My longest single trip was from Sanand, Gujurat to Bangalore. 1600 Kms done over 26 hours with 3 hours of sleeping near the Haveri Toll Gate. Extreme foggy conditions on the road coupled with one headlight failing compelled us to pull over for a nap before we resumed again early in the morning.
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Old 13th June 2011, 19:58   #207
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My longest non stop trip was in 1996 model maruti Zen from Gwalior to Jammu(900 kms). Time taken was around 18 hours.Break of max 20 min. Well in my other car, I do this in a little over one hour!!!

Guess whats that!!!
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Did Shani Shingnapur ( Near shirdi ) to Mulund ( Mumbai ) Non-stop without any breaks in 6 hours ( 284 Kms ) which included and really horrible patch of so called State highway 45 ( i am not sure about the number ).

We started late and i did not allow any breaks since we did not wish to reach home late as i had to attend office very early the next day.

It was done in a 4 year old santro and after the 6 hour driving stint, i was badly cramped and struggled to get out of the car when we reached Mulund.
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Earlier did Srinagar to Gurgaon approx 900 KMs in 20 Hrs alone in a 12 yrs old M 800 Std with 75000KM on ODO and totally worn out tyres. (in fact one of the tyres burst on the way back)

Then did Pune to Nagpur in SX4 with 8000 KMs on ODO in approx 12 hrs flat.

Then did Pune to GanapatiPule in 6 hrs.

now plan is to do Guwahati to Tawang in 8 hrs.
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Old 20th June 2011, 22:42   #210
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Max I have done is 300 miles (480 kms -> less than 5 hrs) in a pontiac G6 without a single break. I was new in US that time and did not know about the penalties for speeding. Kept constantly going at 80-100 mph. The trip was San Jose to Las Vegas which is around 530 miles (850 kms) and was done in 10 hours with 3 breaks in between for lunch and snacks.

In India, max I have done is Chennai - Krishnagiri which is around 260 kms and 3.75 hours.
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