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Old 17th January 2008, 17:38   #31
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wow.!! What a trip.!!! Nice pics
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Old 17th January 2008, 18:19   #32
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Thanks Rajesh and yea the trip was awesome and guess will be doing this once in a year for sure
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Old 13th May 2009, 16:18   #33
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Hey guys,

I did Bangalore-Mumbai-Bangalore this weekend. The below-mentioned instructions from VJ_MAVRICK were really helpful, I took a printout of it and programmed the route into my GPS on the basis of the waypoints. My thanks to VJ, HVKUMAR & AKROY for their valuable insights on this particular route.

I started from here at 3 a.m. on the 9th and reached by bro's house in Sanpada by 6.20 p.m (15 hours). I was driving my Bolero VLX and maintained a steady speed of 80-90 kmph. No breaks except nature's calls. Didn't use the A.C. much hence I got a mileage of 14.6 kmpl. Tolls paid came to around Rs.618. Though I was alone on the onward journey, my bro and his wife accompanied me on the way back yesterday.

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-------------------------- Bangalore - Bombay --------------------------------------------------------
Highway: NH4;
Ride : Alto VXI 1.1 with Stock ICE, Stock FFE and Air Filter
Distance : 988 KMs
Duration: 15 Hours Approx; Hours during which it was covered: 3AM to 5:15 PM
Start Point :Bellandur,ORR -- Terminal Point: Andheri West, Bombay;
NH4 Route Taken : The route was excellent except for some 170 -195 Kms stretch or so which was very bad in patches.
1. Bangalore -Tumkur - Sira - Hiriyur -Chitradurga - GOOD HIGHWAY
2. Davanagere-Kodiyal-Ranibennur- BAD PATCHED HIGHWAY
3. Haveri-Bankapura-Shiggaon-Hubli-Dharwad- MIX of SLIGHTLY BAD and GOOD HIGHWAY
4.Hindalgi-Belgaum-Sankeshwar-Nipani -Kagal-Kolhapur-Vadagaon Kasba-Karad-Satara-Shirwal-Katraj-Khandala-Lonavala-Khapoli-Panvel-EXCELLENT HIGHWAY and EXPRESSWAY
5.Mumbai Outskirts to Andheri West Mumbai ---OK excluding the Traffic which took around 2 hours into the terminal stop.
Belapur-Nerul -Vashi-Mankhurd-Govandi-Chembur-Ghatkopar-Andheri East- Andheri West

TOLLs paid from Bangalore to Mumbai:
Neelmangla – 22/-
Tavarakere to Anthrasana halli – 40/-
Hubli – Dharwad Bypass – 25/-
Hirebagewadi to Dharwad Section – 30/-
Hattargi to Hirebagewadi Section – 30/-
Kognoli – 25/-
Near Kini – 44/-
Near Tasawade – 44/-
Toll Plaza 748.600 – 25/-
Towards Pune – 13/-
Shivapur – 45/-
Mumbai – Pune Expressway – 118/-
Sion Panvel Highway – 25/-

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