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Old 19th March 2010, 08:18   #1
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Default Delhi - Mumbai - Delhi - Official cum Family long drive trip - Safari 2.2 VTT

15 March
I had to visit mumbai for a meeting, family also insisted for coming along. My daughter suggested "Safari mein Chale". Descision was spontaneous, "Chalo". I had the meeting on Friday 19th morning,hence we planned to start on 17th morning, stop at Udaipur, Next day to Mumbai.

16 March
Some quick search, planned route Delhi - Jaipur - Bhilwara (NH76)- Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Vadodara - Surat - Mumbai.

17 March
Started early morning at 5 am.
Reached Cruised to Vadodara by 7 pm. 14 hrs 1040 Kms with 1.5 hrs break.

18 March
Started at 6 am , Reached mumbai 1.30 Pm

Details to follow.

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I am glued on to this one

Want to do this for so long BUT with the baby, going to have to wait for a few months.

Do update this one soon and hope I do not have to wait for weeks before it gets completed.
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I'm also following this closely. I had done this run in June 2006 in my '98 TCIC Safari.

The going route was - Gurgaon - Jaipur Bypass - Ajmer - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Anand - Vadodara - Daman - Mumbai - Lonavala - Khandala.

While returning it was Mumbai - Udaipur - Bhilwara - Jaipur - Gurgaon
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Old 19th March 2010, 13:38   #4
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I am glued on to this one

Want to do this for so long BUT with the baby, going to have to wait for a few months.

Do update this one soon and hope I do not have to wait for weeks before it gets completed.
@ vkochar - Since i have laptop with me, will updating soon. I have logged in all the toll info too. I think there are more than 15 toll between delhi - mumbai.




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I'm also following this closely. I had done this run in June 2006 in my '98 TCIC Safari.

The going route was - Gurgaon - Jaipur Bypass - Ajmer - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Anand - Vadodara - Daman - Mumbai - Lonavala - Khandala.

While returning it was Mumbai - Udaipur - Bhilwara - Jaipur - Gurgaon
@ gd1418 - How was the road that time ?
Our run till vadodara was absolutely smooth. Was consistently able to average 75 kms / hrs. Only Surat - Mumbai , the traffic density was high.

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Excellant. I loved the long drives on the 5th gear. The winding roads through the mountains near Udaipur were amazing..

The Surat-Mumbai sector, then too, had high density of traffic.

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@ gd1418 - How was the road that time ?
Our run till vadodara was absolutely smooth. Was consistently able to average 75 kms / hrs. Only Surat - Mumbai , the traffic density was high.

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Jaipur to Vadodra via Chittaur is always a treat, 800 kms of pure bliss. Delhi-Jaipur the less said the better these days. I am glad you started at 5.00am from Delhi!!!

Waiting for the rest of the report

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sounds greatt ! hand on experience would have been farrr better...
were you only driving ??
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Jaipur to Vadodra via Chittaur is always a treat, 800 kms of pure bliss. Delhi-Jaipur the less said the better these days. I am glad you started at 5.00am from Delhi!!!

Waiting for the rest of the report

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One of the best route to drive. Ahmedabad - Vadodara highway too was fantastic.
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sounds greatt ! hand on experience would have been farrr better...
were you only driving ??
nick17s, worth doing the trip.

Yap i was only driving. My wify too knows driving, but no change of seats
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safari is a nice car to do extreme long drives, My friend went to mumbai via jaipur in his Honda City ZX, and got a bill of Rs. 42k in servicing..lol..(psst: and I was planning to do same in my zen), thank god he went before me and that was an eye opener for me..

will you add some more pics or were you busy in meeting after that all the time ??
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15 March
I had to visit mumbai for a meeting, family also insisted for coming along. My daughter suggested "Safari mein Chale". Descision was spontaneous, "Chalo". I had the meeting on Friday 19th morning,hence we planned to start on 17th morning, stop at Udaipur, Next day to Mumbai.

16 March
Some quick search, planned route Delhi - Jaipur - Bhilwara (NH76)- Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Vadodara - Surat - Mumbai.

17 March
Started early morning at 5 am.
Reached Cruised to Vadodara by 7 pm. 14 hrs 1040 Kms with 1.5 hrs break.

18 March
Started at 6 am , Reached mumbai 1.30 Pm

Details to follow.

Start from Vasant Kunj
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I am sure you enjoyed every bit of driving to Mumbai except the moment you hit bad roads after such a beautiful drive you realise you are in Maharshtra and specifically Mumbai, the roads turn bad the moment you are closer to Mumbai.

I do Delhi- Mumbai via Himmatnagar which is an exit from the Ahmedabad Highway once every year, until now since i moved to Mumbai following are the details:

- First year- Hyundai Santro with my uncle- 27 hours the biggest mistake of my life to do such a long trip in a santro, my neck was stiff for next 3 days.
-Second Year- Scorpio with my friend- 23 hours, you are like a king on the highway cos you are in this beast, only front 2 seats are comfortable and there were only 2 people.he he
-Third Year- Honda Civic- 23 hours with a friend great drive.
-Fourth Year- Honda Civic again with a friend and all by myself on my way back to Mumbai this was auspicious as I did in 17 hours only...

Will be doing one this year too, if anyone interested then let me know we can plan together, most probably it will be in second half of the year.

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I am sure you enjoyed every bit of driving to Mumbai except the moment you hit bad roads after such a beautiful drive you realise you are in Maharshtra and specifically Mumbai, the roads turn bad the moment you are closer to Mumbai.

I do Delhi- Mumbai via Himmatnagar which is an exit from the Ahmedabad Highway once every year, until now since i moved to Mumbai following are the details:

- First year- Hyundai Santro with my uncle- 27 hours the biggest mistake of my life to do such a long trip in a santro, my neck was stiff for next 3 days.
-Second Year- Scorpio with my friend- 23 hours, you are like a king on the highway cos you are in this beast, only front 2 seats are comfortable and there were only 2 people.he he
-Third Year- Honda Civic- 23 hours with a friend great drive.
-Fourth Year- Honda Civic again with a friend and all by myself on my way back to Mumbai this was auspicious as I did in 17 hours only...

Will be doing one this year too, if anyone interested then let me know we can plan together, most probably it will be in second half of the year.

Cheers
True, After Surat, it was diversion due to widening, high traffic density. Truckers occupy max space.

Now the trip summary and log.

There we 23 toll gates from Delhi to Mumbai. Paid Rs 959 as toll tax.
Got an average of around 13+. Exact will calculate once i complete the trip.

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safari is a nice car to do extreme long drives, My friend went to mumbai via jaipur in his Honda City ZX, and got a bill of Rs. 42k in servicing..lol..(psst: and I was planning to do same in my zen), thank god he went before me and that was an eye opener for me..

will you add some more pics or were you busy in meeting after that all the time ??
can you plz shed some light on the bill for nhc zx. ive driven long routes and on worse roads. will like to be more careful in furure.
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Now the trip summary and log.

There we 23 toll gates from Delhi to Mumbai. Paid Rs 959 as toll tax.
Got an average of around 13+. Exact will calculate once i complete the trip.

I think the first two (Kapashera and Manesar) toll amounts should be 18/- and 23/- respectively.
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