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View Poll Results: I am interested to do the following stretch
Bangy-Mumbai-Bangy 11 18.03%
Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai 9 14.75%
Delhi-Kolkatta-Delhi 4 6.56%
Kolkatta-Chennai-Kolkatta 2 3.28%
Chennai-Bangy-Chennai 11 18.03%
Full GQ 17 27.87%
Others - Please mention in thread 7 11.48%
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Old 19th March 2009, 23:12   #331
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Old 19th March 2009, 23:47   #332
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Ofcourse you can count on that

If fate intervenes we can meet up also
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Abhi: How could you forget it is GQ Run, and not shortest route to Kolkata!!!

But am really tempted with the option of getting a day in Kolkata
Ohh sorry !! that went off my mind. Then in that case, I will still suggest a night drive via Chennai. By doing that you can still have a day in Kolkata. It will faster in the night via GQ route.

A 4PM start from Bangalore on Day0 can ensure you reach Kolkata Day1 late night with no-halt driving.

I feel a day break in Kolkata will do a world of good for the remaining stretch of GQ.

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I feel a day break in Kolkata will do a world of good for the remaining stretch of GQ.
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You gents have my number - will be happy to help where I can.
Already in the to be carried list. Expect calls in all odd hours.
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Old 20th March 2009, 13:47   #336
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A 4PM start from Bangalore on Day0 can ensure you reach Kolkata Day1 late night with no-halt driving.

I feel a day break in Kolkata will do a world of good for the remaining stretch of GQ.

Abhi
akroy, I agree & am okay for a earlier start, but its upto arindam.
Leaving at around 3pm on 9th Feb should get us in Kolkata by sunset the next day.
let's see how it ultimately evolves.
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Infact my suggession would be start in the evening (2PM to be precise on Day0), do a complete night drive to reach Vizag / Gopalpur in the morning
Better to halt in Gopalpur than Vizag , we would have crossed the chaos at Icchapuram.
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Thumbs up Goodluck Guys!

@GSMINC Looks like the plan finally took off...all the best for the drive, I really wished I could have joined you guys. Will keep on the look out for more posts .
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Old 20th March 2009, 19:30   #339
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Guys,
If there is one thing I love during travelling, that is trying the local food, preferrably non-veg. Not the five star types but local cuisine. Every town & city will have some famous joint run by the local chaps unique to that place, which any autorickshaw driver could guide you to.It need not necessarily be a hip & happening place. The taste comes first, ambience & service standards take a back seat.
Something like this:
Salem-Selvi Mess,Trichy-Muniyandi Vilas,Kannapa's,
Kundapur-Shetty Lunch Home,
Chennai-Buharis, Velu Military hotel, Ponnuswamy's,Anjappar, Hyderabad-Paradise Hotel, Bawarchi's, Kochi-Ceylon Bake House, Pondy-Appachi's & list goes on & on (all among my favourite joints)
I guess you get the drift.

So, tbhpians pls suggest some places to eat on the drive, someplace you have enjoyed or heard about. The only criteria is that the food must be out of the world.
So guys shoot...,

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can someone re-post the final plan plz?
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can someone re-post the final plan plz?
re-posting as requested

The plan is for 6 days, + 1 day buffer.

Day 1/April 10: Bangalore - Anakapalli
Day 2/April 11: Anakapalli - Kolkata
Day 3/April 12: Kolkata - Etawah
Day 4/April 13: Etawah - Chittaurgarh
Day 5/April 14: Chittaurgarh - Pune
Day 6/April 15: Pune - Bangalore

Though hvk has pointed out that it is little to aggressive on day 1 and day 3, we will see how it goes, and change the plan accordingly.
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As of now I am game, again just wanted to confirm that the dates are firm as of now???
Sorry to say that I may not be able to join on this GQ tour :(

Was not able to get the leave on the said dates!!!

Best of luck and have a great drive!!

Cheers
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Sorry to say that I may not be able to join on this GQ tour :(

Was not able to get the leave on the said dates!!!

Best of luck and have a great drive!!

Cheers
Sad to know that Mahesh. Hopefully we will do a drive together some time.
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Old 31st March 2009, 23:29   #344
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Wow. A drive!

Now I have a few queries :
1) Are you planning any meets in between ?

2) If Yes, which day and at what time can I expect you to be finishing off NE-1 and grabbing NH-8 to go towards Mumbai.

If there is any possibility of a meet, I would love to come and also ask others from Vadodara to come up.
If you are planning a meet at A'bad, I can travel down there at the specified location, this is applicable only if I am alone or there are fewer than 3 people from Vadodara.
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Sure,
we'll keep informed about our ETA in Gujarat, once we cross delhi
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