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Old 11th March 2013, 16:17   #16
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Any thoughts on well paved and shaded stretches of road which are usually light on traffic in or around Mumbai to enjoy a pleasant weekend drive minus the hustle & bustle? Where do you take your car out for the sake of really enjoying the drive rather than getting somewhere? Not looking for the typical highway/ expressway kind of drive...
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Any thoughts on well paved and shaded stretches of road which are usually light on traffic in or around Mumbai to enjoy a pleasant weekend drive minus the hustle & bustle?
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You MUST head out on the Mumbai-Nasik highway. The quality of road will blow your mind.

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There also is the Mumbai-Ahemadabad highway. The roads are fantastic, with a good amount of bends and straights.
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One must is a running shot on the Bandra-Worli Sealink.
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@7447, very few locations in Bombay, which will be sparsely populated in the daytime. You will need to venture outside the city, Amby Valley, the Nashik Road, Bhandardara, Igatpuri.

In Bombay, I can think of Madh & Marve - Link - Map also inside Borivali National Park and Palm Beach Road in New Bombay.

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just came across this in place on the ecosport website, it is a place in Yeeor Hills Thane,

Also the are so nice spots on the eastern express highway near vikroli. and some parts of Ghodbunder road

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In Bombay, I can think of Madh & Marve - Link - Map also inside Borivali National Park and Palm Beach Road in New Bombay.
Are we allowed to drive our cars inside the national park?
I thought we have to park the cars and then go inside.
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I am not so familiar with Mumbai but these links says a lot and will surely help.

From Autocar India Magazine.

http://www.autocarindia.com/Feature/...,red-mist.aspx

http://www.autocarindia.com/Feature/...tonishing.aspx
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Are we allowed to drive our cars inside the national park?
I thought we have to park the cars and then go inside.
Yes, atleast the last time I was there, in 2011. I paid the toll at the entrance and drove my car to the parking lot at the base of Kaneri Caves.
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Thank you guys. Planning an aamby valley trip this weekend. Is it comfortable and enjoyable to drive there in an slk from a ground clearance + road width point of view?
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Thank you guys. Planning an aamby valley trip this weekend. Is it comfortable and enjoyable to drive there in an slk from a ground clearance + road width point of view?
It is comfortable to take the SLK to Aamby Valley considering we take the supercars there for a drive. I would suggest you speak to someone at the main office to get a pass to enter the place and you would enjoy yourself with the shutter bug.
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Thank you guys. Planning an aamby valley trip this weekend. Is it comfortable and enjoyable to drive there in an slk from a ground clearance + road width point of view?
There was a drag race event at Aamby over the last weekend in which a lot of super-cars showed up, all driven to the venue so you shouldn't worry about the road up there.

In-fact one of the best things about the SLK is that you can take it almost anywhere and don't have to worry about ground clearance, road conditions while still having a comparatively comfortable ride as opposed to the more 'hyper' cars (If I can call them that!)
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If its going to be a short shoot, try the Gansoli area.
Enter Vashi main road and head straight to the dead end. Nice roads and good surrounding for clicking pics.
I have seen Old pajero and LC doing a shoot there.

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Default Routes around Mumbai for test drives and photo shoots

I am based in Aamchi Mumbai and run a website which focuses on luxury products and services. Off late we have started reviewing luxury cars, and it surely is blissful - A German or British car an alternate weekend .

I am looking for routes which do justice to the car when it comes to driving and even make up for great photo opportunities. I have tried the favorites - Palm beach road, Mum - Poona express way, Amby Valley and Lavassa. Driving is fun on these routes but they are constantly busy and dont offer good backgrounds for shots. For eg - Vast open space of terrain for an SUV / Cross over, Winding road, etc etc.

Can you please suggest me, where would you take a German beauty for a drive / photoshoot, I am looking for a max of 250 kms one way ride, so that I can back the some day.
1) Best for sedans
2) Best for SUV's / Cross overs
3) Best for Performance cars
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