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Old 5th October 2009, 12:58   #16
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Waiting for more. I think never before there have been so many leh travelogues going on together!
I think will take a pause, and first read these travelogues, and then continue my journey
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Waiting for more. I think never before there have been so many leh travelogues going on together!
I think will take a pause, and first read these travelogues, and then continue my journey
How about starting a Leh'd and back sub group here
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Waiting for more. I think never before there have been so many leh travelogues going on together!
I think will take a pause, and first read these travelogues, and then continue my journey
Me too thinking the same.
I have still 10 more days to update.
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Old 5th October 2009, 14:20   #19
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Today is 5 october keep posting awaiting your post after Delhi.
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Old 5th October 2009, 15:45   #20
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Excellent ML. I have been trying to do this trip for long time. I think I will make it next year.
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Nice detailed description of the trip so far MC! Who knows, maybe next year you'll lead a convoy of Boleros to Leh !
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Thread bookmarked and will start reading the details soon at leisure. But let me immediately congratulate you on this achievement. Hats off to you, your wife and of course, to the beast that took you guys to Leh and back .
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Hey Ani, that's one daring adventure trip you took up. I am glad it went on well. I was curious to ask you, are you bones still aching? Mine ached for a full day after just a 2000km trip.

Why did you stop the travelogue? Are more pictures coming up?
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I went to Provincial Automobiles. Their workshop is in MIDC near Wadi Naka.
So you went to the opposite side (Mumbai Road) for your workshop. Why did not you went to Yeshwant Stadium, Dhantoli for you M&M workshop?

From Wadi did you take newly constructed ring road which meets to Chhindwara/Betul road? If yes you have crossed my flat near the point where ring road meets Betul road.

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Passing Nagpur city for the Betul Road wasn't too much of a problem and we went right through the city. I think that is the fastest way.
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Did you have any trouble navigating Nagpur city, or did you take the Ring Road and bypass it?
Where exactly is the M&M ASC in Nagpur?
Dear KumarJi, Nagpur I have stayed there and it is one of the easiest city. Betul road is also called as "Chhindwara Road" and it is now in great condition. When you come from Hyderabad side just after Sadar area (Chaoni) take right turn towards Chindwara road or Betul road.

At the Highcourt ideally the two famous highway cross each other. Otherwise there are ring roads are in place to avoid city.

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Hey Ani, that's one daring adventure trip you took up. I am glad it went on well. I was curious to ask you, are you bones still aching? Mine ached for a full day after just a 2000km trip.

Why did you stop the travelogue? Are more pictures coming up?
Bones are fine Avi but I used to feel travel dizzy and disorientated whenever I left the driver's seat.

I'll try to post Day 3 & 4 tonight.
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waiting for the next set of photos and your travelogue.
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Great pictures! GQ and NS seems to have added a great many takers for long distance drives!
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Great pictures! GQ and NS seems to have added a great many takers for long distance drives!
Well even though GQ is complete, NS is not even close. Last year around the same period I travelled on the NS and in MP I was able to do about 300 kms in 16 Hrs.
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Day 3:
Start Time: 0530 Hrs, September 13, I.P. Extn Delhi
Stop Time : 1930 Hrs, September 13, Udhampur
Sector : Delhi - Gurgaon - Murthal - Panipat - Ambala - Jalandhar - Pathankot - Kathua - Udhampur
Starting Odo: 9324 Kms (Trip Meter: 1766.3 Km)
Closing Odo: 10039 Kms (Trip Meter: 2481.3 Km)
Distance covered : 715 Kms

As we had reached pretty late the last night, we decided to skip sleep. Since I was at home after almost 9 months, chit chatted with mom. 4.15 gave a call to Naveen who hadn't woken up yet. So my call acted as his alarm. As there was too much luggage in the car, rearranged a bit including dumping some at mom's place. Luggage re-organised and stuffed we left my mom's place at 5.30 AM towards Naveen's house in Gurgaon. In between around 5 I received a call from Saji informing that they were on the road and about an hour away from our rendezvous point at BPCL, Domestic Terminal. I pushed hard and covered the 30 Kms to his house in less than 30 minutes. Over there it was again a similar story of luggage re-adjustment. Everything done, we pushed from Naveen's place at 6.20 AM to catch up with the convoy which was patiently waiting for us at the rendezvous point. As I was pretty exhausted from the previous day's drive and hadn't had any sleep last night, handed over the helm to Naveen to catch some wink. We reached BPCL at 6.35 and topped up (12.2 KMPL; Rs 34/Litre HiSpeed Diesel). For close to 2 months prior to the trip we had been interacting over emails and phone and meeting in flesh was a great experience.

Since nobody had had breakfast, Rajvinder ( The Pajero Guy) told us that we would stop at Murthal and he will guide us out of Delhi. We started from BPCL at about 6.45 and stopped at Murthal at 8 AM. Few pictures from our breakfast and subsequent t-shirt distribution and sticker pasting time.
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Raj wanted us to stop at Haveli in Jallandhar but since everybody was so full decided to skip. We started from the Dhaba at 9 and within 11 were crossing the Ambala Flyover.The convoy regrouped for a small photo-shoot. The Pajero had already vanished into the horizon and gave us the first taste of things to come. Few pictures from the journey enroute.
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As I was already recovered by then, took over the wheels from Naveen. Had some goodrun till Ludhiana which we passed little before 1. While entering the city, Glenn got stopped by the cops for tinted window. The standard procedure done, we were guided the cop on the best route for Jalandhar and we headed for that. Since there was a die-hard Mc-Donald fan in the car we made a small detour into the McD some where in between Ludhiana and Jalandhar while the rest ofthe gang were enjoying their watery Lassi. Just out of Jalandhar we were joined by Mandar and brought him in the formation. About 30 Kms from Jalandhar the 4 lane changes to 2 Lane and while waiting at a smile pile-up we were amused/horrified to see the Pajero jumping the divider onto the wrong side to bypass the queue. That was the last of Pajero we saw that day. We crossed Pathankot aaround 4 and filled up over there (10.22 KMPL;Rs 32.36/Litre).
There was a massive jam just out of Pathankot and on asking the people, we were directed towards a dirt track to bypass the mess and come out straight near the bridge. Later on I learnt that from the bridge, one can see Pakistan. Just after crossing the bridge, we came across a massive toll gate. I was quite surprised that private vehicles also had to pay toll to enter J&K but learnt later that evening it is the only major revenue source for the state govt. We regrouped again about 15 Kms from the toll gate and thereafter HVK leads us through the shortcut to Udhampur bypassing Jammu thereby saving about 40 Kms. It is a right turn from Jasrota which goes through Ramkot and Mansar lake to come out at Udhampur. Few pictures taken at the tea-stop and through the hills.
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We parted with the gang after reaching Udhampur wherein they headed for Patni-top while we came into the town to stay the night at friend's place.

Our vacation had started in real terms now with only small drives daily.

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Old 7th October 2009, 22:35   #30
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Hi Milecruncher,

Thanks for updating this thread. Nice photgraphs of NH1. Was it comfortable to sit in the middle row of your Bolero?

You guys had your breakfast at Ahuja No. 1 at Murthal. There is one dhaba - Sukhdev which offers better than this in Murthal. Anyways you were guided by Pajero guy.
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