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Old 19th December 2011, 13:00   #31
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Thanks XH_Vee for the details for Blr -Ngp road condition. I am also planning to go to Ngp in couple of month by Car and this travelogues will be very helpful. As you said the stretch between wadki and wadner is really bad, so how bad actually it is ? is it full of potholes and do you have any photos for that stretch ?

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Wadki - Wadner stretch is mostly single lane (per side) either full of potholes or just gravel road. To make matters worse, there is considerable truck traffic which is difficult to pass due to unpredictable potholes.

I did not take pics because I did that stretch in poor light both to and fro. But I googled and found one pic...
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Its been 2 years now i am travelling from Bangalore to my home town Bhilai by train during Diwali(parents moved back to home town), your travelogue gave me a courage to do Bangalore to Bhilai.
Still I feel it would be better if this can be done with 2 people knowing driving.
Let me see if can give a try during next year Diwali, i need to cover 250-275 more kms from Nagpur.
Thanks for the details, really helpful.
BTW you have lovely bike .
I did Bangalore-Bhilai this Summer in May.I left Bangalore at 4 AM and was totally exhausted just after Nagpur (reached there by 11 PM). Took a 3 Hour break at a petrol pump just after Bhandara. Ended up reaching Bhilai next morning at 7 AM. Definitely 2 people driving would be a good idea.
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Wadki - Wadner stretch is mostly single lane (per side) either full of potholes or just gravel road. To make matters worse, there is considerable truck traffic which is difficult to pass due to unpredictable potholes.

I did not take pics because I did that stretch in poor light both to and fro. But I googled and found one pic...

Thanks Xe_Vee. Can understand the frustration after driving with 3 laned roads for the most part of the journey and then switching to single lane potholed ridden roads. Planning to drive in the morning and take a break in Hyd and then continue the next day to Ngp. Will keep you all posted with my experience.

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Wife got DL and doing good driving around, hope by Diwali we both should be confident enough on her driving skills to go on such long distance.
Nice to see another Bhilian in Bangalore and in team bhp.
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Thats a good update and I liked the way you have marked 'Red' spots on NH44.

I have done this stretch 'alone', both to & fro in last December. The road condition was more or less same.

While my BLR - NGP journey was at night and took me 14.5 Hrs (including breaks); return journey was during the day which took 13.5 Hrs (including breaks).

But I was more tired after a day journey than the one at night. May be it was a sunny day or I faced more traffic.

I wish to do it again soon.
BLR-NGP in 14 hours is super fast considering the bad sections in between. Do you drive a BMW or something?I drive a Civic and had to take the bad sections very slowly. I had used your timing/toll spreadsheet for my trip and could never keep up with your timings.Had hoped to drive to Bhilai non stop but had to break 200 kms before Bhilai.
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Hi Ramanak,
I am happy that my spreadsheet helped you. Well, I drive Ritz vxi and could reach nagpur fast since I was alone. (So, lesser stops & no distraction)

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We are going to start for Raipur tomorrow in the afternoon after getting the car serviced. Planning to stay overnight at Hyderabad.

Where would you recommend we stay, preferably on outskirts of HYD so as i don't waste a lot of time in the morning continuing towards Nagpur.
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We are going to start for Raipur tomorrow in the afternoon after getting the car serviced. Planning to stay overnight at Hyderabad.

Where would you recommend we stay, preferably on outskirts of HYD so as i don't waste a lot of time in the morning continuing towards Nagpur.
Hotel Sitara Grand, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
WELCOME TO HOTEL SITARA GRAND

This hotel is on NH9 (Bombay road), very close to the Miyapur Cross which you will take to bypass most of the city on the Hyderabad Airport (on NH7, south side)-Shamsabad Expressway/ORR-Gachibowli-Miyapur Cross-Medak Road-Medchal (on NH7, north side)
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