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Old 13th June 2013, 08:29   #106
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Hi all, I'm posting on behalf of my cousin who is planning a Leh-Ladakh trip in July first week with his friends. They have a problem though. It seems his friend is buying a Tata Safari Storme and the car will be on temporary registration plates. Is it advisable/ possible / permitted to travel to J & K in a vehicle with TR only?
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Old 1st June 2014, 10:50   #107
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Hi. I always think about this. Which is supposedly the best vehicle accordingly for a road trip ? Is it a huge suv or a big sedan ? It would be great if one can give the segment wise best vehicle opinion for road trips ?
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Hi. I always think about this. Which is supposedly the best vehicle accordingly for a road trip ? Is it a huge suv or a big sedan ? It would be great if one can give the segment wise best vehicle opinion for road trips ?
Depends on your route, destination & co-passenger(s).

SUVs generally do good in areas that need you to have good GC. Otherwise on regular highways, sedans would be faster, safer and more comfortable.

There are people who are not very comfortable in a slouching posture and prefer the rather high and straight seating of an SUV.
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Hi. I always think about this. Which is supposedly the best vehicle accordingly for a road trip ? Is it a huge suv or a big sedan ? It would be great if one can give the segment wise best vehicle opinion for road trips ?
Like Dry Ice's comment, it depends on the conditions of the road more than anything else and at the same time, one's own tastes and preferences.
Example: Usually a vehicle with good GC will be better for driving in the higher himalayas considering that road conditions sometimes degenerate.

On the contrary , I have known people taking their Honda Civic up to places in Pithodagarh district of Uttarakhand - and they did not complain about scrapes.

To each his poison!
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Old 22nd September 2016, 10:46   #110
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As cars, driving and road trips have become a part and parcel of every BHPian’s life, wanted to share a link that would help planning a better road trip anywhere in India. Many here should have come across the link but this is for the crowd who are yet to discover the website. A good initiative from a startup for the crowd that loves to drive.

The website engenders a comprehensive drive, eat and stay plan from the starting till the end of trip with options to revise any part of the plan if need be. It also generates a proper excel sheet which we always prepare before any trip.

Try this out and hope it helps.

Here you go: http://www.goroadtrip.com

Hoping to see many more travelogues from every BHPian here.

Mods: Please shift this thread to the appropriate section if required.

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Thanks to all the experience being shared here. Wonderful guide for preparing for a long drive. For a city commuter like me, this thread is a boon. Now i too feel that i can do long drives. Its not that i had not done long drives, those were mostly about 300-400 kms, but not like the really long ones mentioned here. Maybe its time for me to set out exploring.


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The website engenders a comprehensive drive, eat and stay plan from the starting till the end of trip with options to revise any part of the plan if need be. It also generates a proper excel sheet which we always prepare before any trip.

Try this out and hope it helps.

Here you go: http://www.goroadtrip.com

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Tried the website. Link not working. Any other link available, would be helpful.
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Tried the website. Link not working. Any other link available, would be helpful.
The website works just fine. Check again!
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Can someone suggest a good car sleeper? Am gonna travel with my three year old this June from Delhi to Ranchi on my Honda City. This is the first time am taking my family with me in this route.
Any other suggestions pertaining to the fact that toddler is travelling will be helpful.
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Pardon me if this is already answered - is there an article on preparation for a road trip in a self drive vehicle e.g. Zoomcar or Revv?
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is there an article on preparation for a road trip in a self drive vehicle ..
Not discouraging you from taking a self drive vehicle.
However, we as a society are not yet mature enough to treat other's property (read:self drive car) with care. As a result, the condition of the self drive vehicle you'd get would be a gamble.

Lucky if you get one in a good condition (tyres included). Obviously there are higher risks in taking a car out on a highway when its conditon is unknown.

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Pardon me if this is already answered - is there an article on preparation for a road trip in a self drive vehicle e.g. Zoomcar or Revv?
I don't know about any article by someone here but I used Zoomcar in Banglore to Sivasamudra waterfall around 300 km trip. We were 7 persons, so we booked Tata Hexa for the convenient travel. Only problem we faced with Zoomcar is with the speed governor. Speed limited to 80km but the journey was an unforgettable trip.
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