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Old 29th May 2010, 08:57   #46
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Great TL Harish. Waiting for the FE and Toll figures. I wish to do such a long trip some day in my Zen. Have done numerous Mumbai-Pune trips. But such long trips, my family will freak out !
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Old 29th May 2010, 09:30   #47
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hi all,

i really appreciate your responses.im highly obliged.

Currently im like 80kms frm mum and having bkfst.will respond in the evening.thanks
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Old 29th May 2010, 11:15   #48
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Toll is approx 590/- till Ahmedabad from Noida DND.

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i have all the toll amounts kms etc recorded on a notebook but cant share the exact amount right now due to zero visibilty inside the cabin.
I will give out a detailed report maybe once reach mum and get an internet connection on my lappy.
Currently its 870 on the trip meter and and the milestone says ahmdabad as 70 kms.
@harishnayak -> I left RTDC Sahapura at 10:30am and went straight to Chandigarh. Reached around 9pm yesterday. I will leave for Noida tomorrow afternoon as I need to join office on Monday.

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Wow! thats real kool. Nice endurance man! u inspire to do a 24 hr strech.
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Old 29th May 2010, 13:01   #50
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Last Oct, total toll tax from Del --> Mum was Rs 842/-
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Old 29th May 2010, 16:30   #51
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thank you all for that information.

Had reached mumbai at 9.45 which is exactly 26 hours after i started. After 26 non stop hours of sleeping only in the car and stopping 4 times for food and bout 4 times for fuel we managed to meet the deadline of 24to 28 hours dash that we hadinitially planned.

Took a nice hot water shower and hit the sack.just got up and am still to meet all the cousins who have come from all over for this event/reunion.

Yet to see if ill get some internet here. Details wilth pics will follow soon, it's just the 2nd day of my vacation.
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Old 29th May 2010, 17:14   #52
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heres a pic after entering mh , btw we are camping at kandivali.
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Old 29th May 2010, 20:26   #53
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Again I will request hvkumar to update/validate the information below.

For hotels in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat one has to go into these cities. The only places where hotels are available on the Highway are Ankleshwar, after the Narmada Bridge Or around Bharuch railway station if you go into the town in case you decide to take the old iron bridge over the Narmada.

As you come to Ankleswar after getting off the Narmada toll bridge you will be on a sweeping right hander which is actually a couple of kilometers in itself. You will come to the first flyover of Ankleswar about 6-8 kms from the Narmada. If you go parallel to the flyover you will come to the intersection below. Take a left and immediate right (5 meters) and you are at the in gate of hotel Sadanand. Room tariff 1500 and above. I have been staying here since 98 whenever I am in the area.

If you go straight over the flyover then after another flyover you will see a road coming from your right and this along with the NH you are on look like the two short arms of the inverted Y with the stem of the Y being the NH continuing towrds Surat. At the intersection of the two short legs there are a couple of hotels.

The other short leg of Y on your right is actually the internal road coming from Bharuch and over the Narmada via the old iron bridge(similar to the Shahdara bridge (only white instead of Red colour). This is a straight road all the way from the iron bridge up to this Y point where it merges into the NH.

Also consider this that beyond Anand(after Surat) and more so after Vapi there are stretches that are arrow straight and sort of go up long rolling hills and down the other side several times much like the road between Pathankot and Jammu that you have already done. Only thing that these up and downs are really long and straight and can make one drowsy even during a routine day run so be careful if you decide to continue.

Sorry for the frequent corrections but my memory is a bit rusty. Vapi also has hotels on the highway. Though the NH flies over the city via either 3 flyovers or is it a continues one I cannot recall. However on the Vapi Silvassa road intersection which should be under the third flyover to your left is the hotel fortune. Just beyond it again on the left turn from the intersection there are a few more. After this I believe the next hotel should be on the Manor Intersection.

Do note that I am not counting eatries and other pitstops but only places with lodging arrangements.
I did read through your suggestions before i reached there however we decided to directly do the DL-MH Dash however , this information was very useful and might come handy in future

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@harish: you lucky son of a ***. How do you manage your chutties man? Anyway best of luck with your trip and have a safe journey. I am sure you will have it easy with so many online guides every km of the way.
OT: Missed you a few days back at the shankar road market, am not sure if it was you driving as I didnot recognize your alto up front but heard the FFE and stopped but you carried on. It was around 6 in the evening and you took a right turn at the crossing before the Sindhi sweet shop and we came face to face.
Lol..it's just that i take 2 vacations in a year ( week long ) and almost no leaves at all through the year. I had HVK and Khoj with me online almost throughout the trip and the Narmada stretch was the only probable hiccup which did not happen lucky me.

It may be my brother whom you must have seen. Were you in your Marina?

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Good show, Harish, you are just 3 hours to Bombay
What an accurate estimate sir. I exactly reached MH after 3 hours as i mentioned in my previous posts.

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Did you do Kishangarh-Ajmer - Beawer - Udiapur route or Kinshangarh-Nasirabad-Chittor-Udaipur??

I find the latter longer by about only 20 kms but much faster.

OT: For my trip last week Delhi-Bhuj-Delhi I paid ~Rs5000 for fuel and ~Rs1500 for tolls!!
I did the former one. The roads are a dream so i guess i did not feel the difference.

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Wow! thats real kool. Nice endurance man! u inspire to do a 24 hr strech.
Thanks Buddy, in fact it turned out to be 26 hours

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Last Oct, total toll tax from Del --> Mum was Rs 842/-
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I think it's little more than that. I've still not added all the amounts , i've recorded the amounts and the toll name for every toll that we crossed. Even in V&V's TL on mum it was over Rs 950

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Great TL Harish. Waiting for the FE and Toll figures. I wish to do such a long trip some day in my Zen. Have done numerous Mumbai-Pune trips. But such long trips, my family will freak out !
Lol..in fact we were bombarded with tons of questions by our relatives when we reached here as to what made us do this.
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Old 29th May 2010, 20:31   #54
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The total expense on petrol was little less than Rs 4000 and the FE was approximately 18.5kmpl taking AC usage of about 80%-85% of the times as we were using it on and off during the night as it was getting chilly inside

The car behaved at it's best throughout the trip with no punctures etc.

BTW i wanted to know the fastest Del-Mum Dash here , The only person i know who's done it fastest is HVK with little over 18 hours. Is there anyone else too?? Any ideas?? Not that i want to beat that on my way back to Delhi..lol as this was just to check the limits of the man and the machine and enjoy it too
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Old 29th May 2010, 20:40   #55
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Hi Harish,

Good to see that you have reached safely. Have fun and enjoy your stay in Bombay. Do post snaps once you have the net connect sorted out.

So how did you cross over the Narmada..wrong side, old bridge, jams if any?

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Oh!! I missed this thread for so long. Harish great job man, 26hrs non-stop drive. Did you manage it all by yourself or did you bro took the wheel at times?
Waiting eagerly for some more snaps.
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Welcome to Maharashtra dude. Eagerly waiting for the photos!
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Old 29th May 2010, 23:05   #58
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Hi Harish,

Good to see that you have reached safely. Have fun and enjoy your stay in Bombay. Do post snaps once you have the net connect sorted out.

So how did you cross over the Narmada..wrong side, old bridge, jams if any?
Thanks. Crossed it normally w/o any issues. Maybe i was lucky

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Oh!! I missed this thread for so long. Harish great job man, 26hrs non-stop drive. Did you manage it all by yourself or did you bro took the wheel at times?
Waiting eagerly for some more snaps.
It was me and my bro 60% and 40% resp however we were partners in crime..lol.

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Welcome to Maharashtra dude. Eagerly waiting for the photos!
Thanks a ton MX..here are a few pics from when we started. Lemme see if i can quickly post some more pics
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Old 29th May 2010, 23:14   #59
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Here are few more pics from when i started w/o any description.My bro had a bad stomach due to which we had to stop at Mc D's for some cold ice tea and me for a burger.

Also see the guy sleeping on top of the GJ bus.
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Where is the guy sleeping on top of which GJ bus?
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