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Old 27th October 2009, 10:00   #1
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Hi Guys, I traveled from Navi Mumbai to my home town at Sambhar Lake and also visited few relatives ay different cities (Jaipur, Agra and Delhi) during Diwali time. Sharing my travelogue here with everyone, its pretty to the point.

Hope you'll like it and will help our fellow drivers who are and will travel on this route in future.

Journey Date: 13th Oct 2009 – 25th Oct 2009.

Destination: Multiple (Ahmadabad, Sambhar Lake, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Sambhar Lake, Ahmadabad and back to Navi Mumbai.)

Vehicle: Fiat Grande Punto Multijet 1.3

Traveler: My wife, my 8 months old daughter and of course Me.

Total Distance: 3550 KMs

Fuel: 175 Ltrs x Rs 36 = Rs 6300/-

Total Distance: 3550 KMs

Mileage: 3550KMs / 175 Ltrs = 20.2 KMPL (Approx).

Top Speed: 145 KM/Hr (Ajmer-Jaipur Express Way)

Route: NH 8 (Mumbai – Ahmadabad – Udaipur) - NH 76 (Udaipur - Chittaurgarh) and NH 79 (Chittaurgarh - Kishangarh)

Toll: Rs 1890

Issues with car: None.

Tips: Avoid NH8 from Udaipur to Ajmer, instead take NH 76 till Chittaurgarh and then take NH 79 towards Bhilwara, its 4 lane all the way. I lost 4 hrs on NH 8 in-between Udaipur-Ajmer due to heavy traffic. But was pretty happy and had smooth drive on my way back on NH 76 and NH 79.

Avoid driving on divider side, because you never know when does any dog or cow jumps on road from bushes on dividers.

Actual driving fun begins from A’bad till Jaipur and Agra. The roads are makkhan (butter) and it’s hard to resist yourself to take away your foot from accelerator paddle.

Completed 8600 KMs till date.


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The first photo is excellent. Keep it going.
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beautiful, can you please mention the locations of the pics ?
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Nice nice, lovely pics! keep it going!
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Beautifully taken pics, I must admire your photography skills.
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sandev, lovely pictures specially the first one.Keep it coming.
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Cant see the pics anymore. Please read a mods note in your post and re-post the pics.
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The 2nd and 6th photo look awesome! What's the location? One of them is going to be my wallpaper
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Cant see the pics anymore. Please read a mods note in your post and re-post the pics.
Hey Proxima, I'll upload the pics shortly.

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Hey Sandeep,

Some beautiful pics up there! You are not only a car enthusiast but a talented photographer as well! And the Punto looks amazing in red. Keep the good times rolling!
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Sandev, i havent seen the pictures yet, but i am looking forward to this thread. Do continue doing the good work
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Hi all, here are the pics!
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Sandeep, WOW are you a professional photogrpaher? The Punto Pictures look awesome and also the sun setting picture. Wow, if these are some of the teaser pictures, i am going to be hooked to this thread for a long time!
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The clear sky and the polarizer have done thier magic? the Punto looks smashing in red.
Nice pic of your kid peering out of the boot.
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Nice pics Sandeep, keep them coming.
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