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Old 6th July 2009, 19:20   #31
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Day-2 Pune to Udaipur


Route: Pune, Thane-Ghodbunder road, Vapi, Ankleshwar, Surat, Ahemdabad(NE-1 Expressway), Udaipur(near border checkpost)
Fuel Stops: Shell Bunk at Pune, HP at Ankleshwar
Night Stay: before Udaipur, hotel Kingfisher Palace(next to IOC Bunk)




Morning complimentary breakfast tempted us to leave at 9 am. Pune Mumbai Expressway is too good to drive with scenery. Crossing mumbai was easy without any fuss thanks to HVKumar log. One think we noticed in Mumbai marking signs are directionless particularly at flyovers need to be careful. Huge traffic jam at opposite side about 5 KM long but our side smooth drive till Ankleshwar, from here traffic jam due to flyover constructions. NE-1 Expressway is too good to drive its straight line, missed sardar patel ring road exit and had to enter Ahemdabad city ring road time lost 25 min. Stayed at kingfisher hotel before udaipur(50KM) next IOC bunk.

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Old 6th July 2009, 19:24   #32
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More photos on day-2

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Old 6th July 2009, 20:04   #33
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Day-3 Udaipur to Behror


Route: Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bilwara, Jaipur and behror.
Fuel Stops: BP company outlet before udaipur, HP at Jaipur.
Night Stay: RTDC Motel at Behror.


Photos will speak......

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Serious discusion going on between vijay and two- wheeler rider regarding chitoorgarh by-pass it seem it's asia's biggest flyover bund. need to be careful here all sign are here in hindi if anybody miss straight in chitoorgarh town.

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cool. pictures speak a 1000 words.
how was the weather factor on the gypsy inmates?
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More Photos on Day-3

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BP ghar after chitoorgarh food is good here specially masala butter milk.

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This the way to drive in rajasthan

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Two great techs at work fine tunning carb and lightforce lights.

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Old 6th July 2009, 20:27   #36
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So, who is it that has not been to Leh from here???

Great going guys... another thread that I am glued to!
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amazing !! waiting for more...
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Old 6th July 2009, 20:57   #38
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how was the weather factor on the gypsy inmates?
Good question, it was like sitting inside oven. felt only in Rajasthan other than it was cool drive.
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Awesome travelogue. You have me glued boss! Can't wait for you to get to leh! Great going.
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Are you planning to finsih this travelogue in 18 days too? come on man, write fast.
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Sha, how long did you take to cover Rewari-Rohtak-Panipat? You have mentioned that the roads were good, but do you think:
(a) the lack of bypasses through the Haryanvi towns was a nuisance?
(b) the route is safe to drive through at night?
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HV the route is safe enough. Not many major issues. Small pockets of little trouble around Rewari otherwise its an ok route.
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Only continuous drive? No interesting stories on the way?
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@HVK: Safe to drive through is relative but there is enough truck traffic on these roads. The truck traffic from Punjab towns like Ludhiana / Gobindgarh etc. takes this route to skip Delhi. They cut across to Sangrur, Nirwana, Jind, Rohtak, Rewari.
Roads are generally good. Rewari and Rohtak need to be traverssed but if you are doing this early morning/late night it is no problem. But for excellent drive on NH1 for those coming on NH8 on way to Manali it may be shorter to do Rewari, Rohtak, Jind, Nirwana, Patiala, Sirhind, Ropar.
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Thanks, sudev and wandernomad, this route opens up great possiblities to get to Punjab and HP. How long do you estimate it takes to reach Panipat from Rewari, and also Rewari to Patiala?
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