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Old 8th January 2007, 16:01   #16
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Abroad:

United Kingdom, Germany & UAE
Driven in UK, had Ford Probe 16v
Enjoyed Motorway stretch between London and Leeds (M1)


India:

Tamilnadu, Andhra pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka
Enjoyed the Coimbatore L & T Byepass
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Old 8th January 2007, 16:59   #17
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Abroad:
Countries Visited: US ( NY )
Countries Driven: US
Best Country(ies): Can't comment
Best Country to Drive:Can't Comment
India:
States Stayed: To Start With (Only count places which I remember in reverese cronological)
1. Bangalore (Karnataka) - 2004 onwards - 2 yrs
2. Noida ( UP) - 4.5 yrs
3. Chandigarh ( Punjab) 2yrs
4. Agra (UP) 10Yrs
5. Tenga Valley, Arunachal( I stayed for 2 years)
6. (Ranchi) Bihar ( 2 yrs)
7. Bangalore ( karnataka) 2yrs
7. Mathura (UP) 3 yrs
9. BinaGudi (WB) 3 yrs.

States Driven: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab,HP, UP, MP,Maharastra, Karnataka, TN, Kerela
Best State: Delhi. Arunachal(Very Quiet and very green & beautiful)
Best State to Drive: Delhi and parts of Haryana & UP.
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Old 8th January 2007, 17:04   #18
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Abroad:

1. How many countries have you visited.

- USA, UK, Belgium, Germany (most of EU), Mauritius, HK, Singapore, Shanghai, Japan.

2. Among the countries visited, how many have you driven on.

- Belgium, Germany, Mauritius.

3. Which is your favourite country (overall experience).

- Belgium (have a soft spot for this place)

4. Which is the country you loved driving on.

- Germany, for the lovely autobahns, and Swiss/Mauritius, for the splendid views.

India:

1. How many states have you visited.

- All (at least one city in all) except NE, Orissa.

2. Among the states visited, how many have you driven on.

- Most of them.

3. Which is your favourite state (overall experience).

- NCR

4. Which is the state you loved driving on.

- NCR, for the wide roads, but hate the road manners. Otherwise, rajasthan.
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Old 8th January 2007, 21:37   #19
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Abroad

Visited: Canada, UK, France, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain
Driven: UK only (couldn't gather confidence of driving on other side of roads yet )
Favorite country: Well I liked all those places But feel for long term staying probably UK is best (English speaking & so much common to Indian culture)
Countries I'd love to drive on: anywhere as long as traffic is not chaotic

India

Visited: All states except Kashmir, Gujarat and some small NE states
Driven: West Bengal, Bihar/Jharkhand, Orissa, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh
Best roads: on many states - especially I'd love to drive on hill stations!
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Old 8th January 2007, 23:11   #20
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Countries visited: Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy,France, UK, Singapore and US.
In the US- MI, OH,TN,WV,TX,MS,LA,AK,PA,NY,VA.
The best drive being in Mississippi, driving my car at 125mph at 7am! Bliss!
The autobahn was simply amazing, though I didn't get to drive there. The S500 my dad's friend drove,was doing 220km/h 60-70% of the time.

In India- Kerala,Karnataka, TN,Goa.
I loved the drive from B'lore to Goa. The area around Karwar was superb!!
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Old 9th January 2007, 00:18   #21
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I drove short spells in the Delhi-Lucknow highway via Meerut
Sorry to burst your bubble but there is no Lucknow-Delhi route which goes thorugh Meerut The only route going through Western UP is Lucknow-Sitapur-Shahjahanpur-Bareilly-Rampur-Moradabad-Gajraula-Hapur-Delhi or you go throught Kanpur-Aligarh route etc.
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Team BHPians must be a widely travelled lot. Either in India or abroad. To quickly summarize their experience....

Abroad:

1. How many countries have you visited.
-US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Hongkong, Thailand, Nepal
2. Among the countries visited, how many have you driven on.
- US - Boring freeways
- Australia - Boring free ways except the Great Ocean Road & some great 4X4 Drives in Victoria
- China - drove a luna & bicycle in Shanghai & VW Passat a couple of times on the highways
- Thailand - drove a scotterete in Bangkok
3. Which is your favourite country (overall experience)
- India
4. Which is the country you loved driving on
- Australia

India:

1. How many states have you visited - Not visited J & K, Gujrat, & NE
2. Among the states visited, how many have you driven on.
- Have driven in all states visited
3. Which is your favourite state (overall experience)
4. Which is the state you loved driving on.
- Rajasthan - the drive from Jodhpur to Jailsalmer & beyond to the border is awesome

PS : any one in Melbourne now ? Do those crazy hookturns in Melbourne downtown redlights still exist ???
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Old 9th January 2007, 13:29   #23
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Countries visited :
Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, China incl HK, Thailand, Phillipines, Indonesia, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.S (California & Texas)

Driven in : Singapore, Germany. Both countries are a pleasure to drive in.

Indian states driven in : Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

btw, TSK1979 mentioned that you will surely get back your wallet if it is lost in Singapore. I wanted to say 'dont count on it'. I have lived in the country for a few years and that is so not true. The police there are even more complacent than Indian ones. I happened to leave behind my backpack with passport, tc's, cash, cards and other valuables in a taxi and never got it back. Got a 'even Mercedes get stolen and never found lah!' comment from the police there...... Didnt even get a follow-on call from the police there. A visitor left behind a brand new mobile phone pack in a taxi late in the night (purchased from Mustafa) and never got that back too.

Last edited by Wheeliej : 9th January 2007 at 13:31. Reason: forgot to mention 'Indian states driven in'
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Old 9th January 2007, 18:45   #24
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Team BHPians must be a widely travelled lot. Either in India or abroad. To quickly summarize their experience....

Abroad:

1. How many countries have you visited.
2. Among the countries visited, how many have you driven on.
3. Which is your favourite country (overall experience).
4. Which is the country you loved driving on.

India:

1. How many states have you visited.
2. Among the states visited, how many have you driven on.
3. Which is your favourite state (overall experience).
4. Which is the state you loved driving on.

Short summary will be keep the thread concise.
Abroad: Singapore, Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Drove a Pajero in Nepal, narrow roads and car too big, didn't want to hit any, gave up after 30 minutes and switched to a bike. Singapore sat on a Civic and Germany sat on a WW Jetta. Germany autobann the best (I tried my best, was not allowed to drive). Sri Lanka is flush with Toyotas, didn't drive any.

India: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra, Goa, MH, Gujarat, Rajastan, MP, Orissa, UP, Punjab, JK, Hariyana, Uttranchal, Bihar, W. Bengal, Jharkand, Assam. Driven on most states on bikes and cars; when I travel on official busienss in India my field people and colleagues everywhere hand me over the keys to their vehicles and gladly make me their driver !!!!!! Have driven extensively in all states of south, Gujarat, Rajastan, Goa, Uttranchal and Maharashtra.
Best state: Uttranchal. Best state to drive: Rajastan, getting better everyday.

--Ramky
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Old 13th January 2007, 01:21   #25
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Abroad:

Countries Visited
: US- NY, NJ, CT, FL, PA, GA, SC, VA, DC, CA, MA, WV; England and Scotland, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Italy, Thailand, Nepal.

Countries Driven: US, England, Nicaragua, Domincan, Thailand.

Best Country(ies): The US, India, Scotland. Flipside - Dislike London and the burbs.

Best Country to Drive: Since I have driven extensively in the US - I would habe to say thats number 1 for me. And I dont mean driving on the expressways (I know there isnt any character - except for long straights and no cops!) but seriously if you take back roads around most towns and cities - it is something unique to itself. Others with this experience can attest.

India:

States Visited: Jharkhand, Bihar, Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal, UP, Mahrashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Goa, Haryana

States Driven: All except UP and Himachal

Best State: Toss up - Karnataka and Punjab

Best State to Drive: Haven't driven exstensively in the last few years on the new expressways. etc. As far as character and interesting drive's go it's a toss up between Punjab and Bengal.
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Old 13th January 2007, 12:53   #26
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@Subbu, nice thread

Abroad
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Drove the following cars in Boston/MA ( Mostly), New Jersey, Dallas, Chicago-USA;

Ford Mustang
Honda Accord
Nissan Altima/Maxima
Family Owned Cars (Ford Explorer 2005,Volswagen Passat)
Dodge Ram
Corvette
BMW-5 Series ( Just for a short spin..though)
Malaysia-Drove mostly Protons
Singapore- Accord & Camry
Enjoyed driving immensely in the US and also in KL

India
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Delhi, UP, Karnataka, AP, Goa, Maharastra,Kerala,Himachal
I think Maharastra has some good roads and also Goa
I detest Karnataka roads mostly except for a few good highways.
Himachal would be the mostly narrow pathed roads i ever driven on ( Manali,Rohtang,Shimla)
I like the Pune-Mahabaleshwar ride ( Ghat Section and snaky roads in Mahabaleshwar)
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Old 10th April 2007, 14:57   #27
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Countries Visited
Austria
Dubai
France
Fujairah
Germany
Malaysia
Nepal
Thailand
Sharjah
Switzerland

Indian States Not Visited
J & K
M.P.
N.E. states

Have driven only in West Bengal (where I live), Andhra Pradesh, Bihar & Orissa.
The closest I came to driving abroad was when my room-mate in a German hostel offered me his 20-gear Norwegian bicycle but I chickened out.
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Here is my adventure list:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...etic-nova.html (Kashmir to KanyaKumari on a Kinetic NOVA)
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btw, TSK1979 mentioned that you will surely get back your wallet if it is lost in Singapore. I wanted to say 'dont count on it'. I have lived in the country for a few years and that is so not true. The police there are even more complacent than Indian ones. I happened to leave behind my backpack with passport, tc's, cash, cards and other valuables in a taxi and never got it back. Got a 'even Mercedes get stolen and never found lah!' comment from the police there...... Didnt even get a follow-on call from the police there. A visitor left behind a brand new mobile phone pack in a taxi late in the night (purchased from Mustafa) and never got that back too.
I second that. Singapore has its fair share of cheaters & looters. Probably tsk1979 is referring to the incident where i returned an expensive mobile i found in the men's room. was that your friend's, tsk1979 ?
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Abroad:

1. How many countries have you visited.

24 or 25

2. Among the countries visited, how many have you driven on.

16

3. Which is your favourite country (overall experience).

Malaysia, Argentina

4. Which is the country you loved driving on.

Malaysia/Thailand. No speedtraps encountered by me.

India:

1. How many states have you visited.

7

2. Among the states visited, how many have you driven on.

7

3. Which is your favourite state (overall experience).

Karnataka

4. Which is the state you loved driving on.

Parts of Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka

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