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|9th March 2008, 13:28||#46|
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Great stuff ... Looka like a splendid drive , i too own a scorpio but sheepishly have to admit have not taken it for such long drives . Do kep us posted on future travel plans / experiences .
Thank you for the well drafted note .
|27th April 2013, 12:25||#48|
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Re: Snow Hunt -Bombay to Dalhousie, Dharamasala, Amritsar, Bhakra-Nangal, Shimla & Ma
I am shifting my base to Chandigarh from Mumbai. I will be driving down from Mumbai on 4th May 2013. I will be carrying light luggage (most is being sent via transporter).
Car: Hyundai i10
Drivers: 2 (including me)
Driver Age: Both 23 year olds
The ideal itinerary is as follows:
4th May: Mumbai to Udaipur (Stretch to Chittorgarh if possible - 4AM Departure)
5th May: Udaipur to Chandigarh (4AM Departure)
Please advise feasibility/suggest changes.
Thanks in advance!
|15th December 2015, 11:50||#49|
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Road-trip from Pune to Dalhousie
Dear Members, me and my family (wife + 6 year old kid ) have plans to travel from Delhi to Dalhousie this month end. We have around 9 days to do the trip and apart from Dalhousie it would be great to cover other areas like Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Rohtang pass and any other places we can.
We reside in Pune but our family home is in Delhi, so we had booked flight tickets for the three of us from Pune to Delhi and the plan was to halt one day at Delhi, spending some time with family and then take my Dad's Alto K10 for the journey till Dalhousie, covering other places as planned and finally flying back from Delhi to Pune. This all seemed a great idea: Adventure, Road Trip etc. until I came out with a bigger plan , which I think might be slightly more adventurous:
That Big Plan is to cancel my flight ticket from Pune to Delhi and instead drive down from Pune to Delhi in my VW Jetta (Diesel) while my family still take the flight from Pune to Delhi. In Delhi, we all meet up and from there onwards the plan is going to be pretty much same with the only difference being, I will be using the Jetta instead of the Alto for the journey. My change of plan was driven by following factors.
#1. I will be relocating soon to a different location (outside India) and so plan to sell the Jetta which is right now only 17 K in the odometer. I want to use the car good before I sell.
#2. I think between the Jetta and Alto, the Jetta is a bit more comfortable and safer car for such a long journey with my family. I also looked at the option of getting a bigger/comfortable self driven car from Delhi by using Zoom car etc. however, they are charging a lot of money which I can easily spend well on my trip expense. Also, the point #1 of actually wanting to use The Jetta "good" before I sell it made me decide against looking for Car Rentals in Delhi.
So, the plan now is to drive down solo from Pune to Delhi starting one and a half day before my family takes the fight to Delhi so that I can be there around the same time and make the rest of the trip from Delhi to Dalhousie as per as the initial tentative schedule.
Based on the plan change I request your suggestions on these points.
#Q1 Which route should I take from Pune to Delhi considering I will want to stop over for a night.
I plan to leave Pune early morning 5 am and cover as much distance as I can till 8 pm and then take a halt for the night
#Q2 Where should I stop over so the place may be somewhere midway between Pune and Delhi.
My guess is I might reach some place near Chittorgarh, Rajasthan which google maps show 14 h 52 min (880.7 km) via NH 3 and NH 79 on the first day of the travel and then the next day early morning I can drive down from
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan to Dwarka, New Delhi for which google maps suggests 9 h 22 min (562.8 km) via NH 79 and NH8.
#Q3 Approximately how much toll tax I would be paying during the trip from Pune to Delhi and are there toll taxes between Delhi to Dalhousie etc.
#Q4 What routes should I take to visit Dalhousie , Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Rohtang Pass etc. and in which order should I visit them considering I will have to drive back to Delhi.
#Q4 Other suggestions in terms of hotel, places to eat, things to do, things to see, vehicle related, safety checks etc. are welcome.
#Q5 Considering the new traffic laws in Delhi will it matter if say I have an odd or even numbered Maharashtra registered vehicle. Are there any special papers I need to carry?
PS: I consider myself an excellent driver having done trips between places like Pune, Hyderabad, Ooty, Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai on regular basis. Total driver miles completed in the range of 150,000 KM to 2,00000 KM
|19th February 2016, 12:03||#50|
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Re: Snow Hunt -Bombay to Dalhousie, Dharamasala, Amritsar, Bhakra-Nangal, Shimla & Manali
I need to travel in one day and would be driving my Dzire along with my wife. Should I follow the same route till jaipur or take some other route to alwar? Any other help would also be appreciated.
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