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Old 7th July 2010, 00:00   #16
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when you first said 24, I went

When you then said 17 - 18 I went . My ford gives me 17 - 18 in the highways. Being a petrol 1.3 second hand car in which I put in 30K in 11 months, 17 - 18 is really good. So your wagon r should definitely go north of what you've measured, especially for such a nicely maintained vehicle which is driven at sane speeds. (I'm light footed too and rarely go beyond 110 - 120 and average around 80 - 90 most often).
Ofcourse, one major issue with tanking up 3 times is the fact that you know only the first fuel pump which is where you might regularly tank up. the other two being in the way, might have accounted for 3 - 4 lites either due to fixing the meters in the pump or due to adulteration. So try taking a highway trip for a 100 kms from the pump you trust and back. tank up and find out how much fuel actually went in to the 200 km trip. You will get more approximate figures!
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Hey Sarang nice work mate especially loved the Chameleon,your wife got camera skills.BTW how much is the under construction part of NH?
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Great snaps! That chameleon is yuck but bright colors on it looks superb. Thanks for posing chameleon. Waiting for more pics. Good travelogue. Please don't show pics of your waggy doing speeds of 80, we are not going to believe you anyway Just kidding mate, its your foot and your accelerator. If the authorities don't have a problem why should we ?

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Hey Sarang nice work mate especially loved the Chameleon,your wife got camera skills.BTW how much is the under construction part of NH?
Thanks agspins, around 50 km part is under construction (and thats not really underconstruction, lanes are ready, in good shape and in use but the diversion joints at many points are pretty bad and few patches are bad on those lanes)

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Great snaps! That chameleon is yuck but bright colors on it looks superb. Thanks for posing chameleon. Waiting for more pics. Good travelogue. Please don't show pics of your waggy doing speeds of 80, we are not going to believe you anyway Just kidding mate, its your foot and your accelerator. If the authorities don't have a problem why should we ?
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when you first said 24, I went

When you then said 17 - 18 I went . My ford gives me 17 - 18 in the highways. Being a petrol 1.3 second hand car in which I put in 30K in 11 months, 17 - 18 is really good. So your wagon r should definitely go north of what you've measured, especially for such a nicely maintained vehicle which is driven at sane speeds. (I'm light footed too and rarely go beyond 110 - 120 and average around 80 - 90 most often).
Ofcourse, one major issue with tanking up 3 times is the fact that you know only the first fuel pump which is where you might regularly tank up. the other two being in the way, might have accounted for 3 - 4 lites either due to fixing the meters in the pump or due to adulteration. So try taking a highway trip for a 100 kms from the pump you trust and back. tank up and find out how much fuel actually went in to the 200 km trip. You will get more approximate figures!
That would definitely help MX, I have already got 20+ mileage on short trips outside city areas with 2 people onboard previously. Not sure if this time the measurement was wrong, or it has anything to do with the heavy load, countryside and 5 people on board.
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Not 7.50 hours hyd_traveller It took us around 8 and half hours with two short stops of 10 to 15 minutes each. Yeah we stopped at that same BP ghar dhaba and thats a real bad place to take a break. The rest rooms were too bad and there was nothing to eat in the dhaba not even coke or pepsi :(
What are the other options for a break in or around Adilabad?

How is Hinganghat as a lunch stop?
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How is Hinganghat as a lunch stop?
Better get 15-20kms ahead of Hinganghat and take a break at Jamb.
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What are the other options for a break in or around Adilabad?

How is Hinganghat as a lunch stop?
I found absolutely none for family. Bachelors may find some small roadside dhabas (but still those were quite rare...and rare ones rarely found open ). In or around Adilabad you may find something inside the city. I could not spot as we didnt intend to take a break inside the city.

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Better get 15-20kms ahead of Hinganghat and take a break at Jamb.
At where agspins? Did you find anything suitable for family? I could not find even a single after Adilabad / Hinganghat :(
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Good going with your trip log. Your narration clearly shows you enjoyed the trip. Keep it up.
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I found absolutely none for family. Bachelors may find some small roadside dhabas (but still those were quite rare...and rare ones rarely found open ). In or around Adilabad you may find something inside the city. I could not spot as we didnt intend to take a break inside the city.

At where agspins? Did you find anything suitable for family? I could not find even a single after Adilabad / Hinganghat :(
Yes, Hyd - Nagpur stretch doesn't have decent facility for a family eating stop. All we saw were typical truck dhabas having tandoori roti, veg, dal, etc.

Nirmal town has a good Sri Krishna Hotel & rest. But, that ceases to be an option as it is in the city and Nirmal bypass is open now for cars. Similarly, Adilabad also has an average decent restaurant Biryani House (Dont go by its name, it also has good veg food), but, again this is in city, though very near to old NH7 as it passes through the city.
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At where agspins? Did you find anything suitable for family? I could not find even a single after Adilabad / Hinganghat :(
Actually this place Jamb is situated after Hinganghat( i think 14 kms to be exact) when you come from Hyderabad on NH7.When you get to Jamb intersection, you have to take left for Nagpur and on right side there is a Petrol Pump.Behind it is this place to eat( all the buses/pvt vehicles stop there for snacks).Don't expect anything great, but its good enough for a Snacks/light meal break.Yep the stretch doesn't have a good eating place but that is the case in most of the places( across the country, mainstay becomes a Dhaba, which if decent works for me).
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