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Old 2nd December 2020, 18:10   #31
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Amazing!! Could I request you to kindly trace the route on Google maps and upload the screenshot for many here to comprehend and attempt to emulate.
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We did a BLR-DEL trip in mid Aug. It was all about point A to B, driving with a kid on board. You guys did it in style. Classy! And fantastic pictures.
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Superb, thanks for the great photos!

I need to be in Bengaluru for a few months so was going to do a Delhi -> Bengaluru drive later this week. Made some preps too but ended up booking a flight instead and will be sending my GV on a trailer. Will definitely be driving Bengaluru -> Delhi on the way back though when the pandemic is better.

Curious. When I was researching routes I figured Delhi -> Rajasthan -> Dhar (MP) -> Pune -> Satara (MH) -> Bengaluru would be the easiest to drive for a solo driver (not much to see on this route though I'm guessing). Any thoughts? (though this (The Nightmare called Pune - Satara - Karad - Kolhapur Highway) thread says otherwise)

Your thread is inspiring me to take the Orchha route on the way back.

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Excellent travelogue and superb pics. A very relaxed journey - Time is luxury
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Great trip. Vacation plus good places visited. I read your thread and now watching TV about 36 years for Bhopal tragedy on morning of 3rd December.
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Absolutely amazing pics. I was really engulfed in the write-up and this route is definitely going to my bucket list. We indeed have an amazing and beautiful country with a lot to explore. Incredible India.

Mailed the thread to me to not miss out and bookmarked it as well
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While most people from Delhi try to get away during this time, you did the opposite thing.

Superb pictures and narration! That Taj pic is a masterpiece.
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Excellent travelogue megazoid !!
Fabulous photos and very unique places of visit !
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Old 2nd December 2020, 22:59   #39
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It seems that except me, everyone else made the most of their outdoor cravings post opening
Jump right in!

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Can you share itinerary Day 1 to Day x looked how and was it easily doable. Any bad roads in between not by fortuner standards but from a low slung sedan point of view
Day 1) Bangalore -> Nagpur
Day 2) Nagpur -> Bhedaghat
Day 3) Bhedaghat -> Orchha
Day 4) Orchha
Day 5) Orchha -> Delhi (covering Chambal, Mitawali and Bateshwar)

Diwali break

Day 12) Delhi -> Bhopal
Day 13) Bhopal -> Churna
Day 14) Churna -> Madhai
Day 15) Madhai -> Pachmarhi
Day 16) Pachmarhi -> Nagpur
Day 17) Nagpur -> Bangalore

The forest sections apart, its easily doable in a low slung sedan. Roads for the most part are quite good.

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Would you also comment on the safety/hygiene precautions that you took and the hotels were providing ?
I am still unable to mentally agree to sleep on a hotel bed in this Covid situation, for example- even though the hotel would have likely laundered the bedsheets etc.
Apart from gloves and masks and sanitizing ourselves periodically, we had our own bed and linen for certain places. Most of the hotels are quite careful in keeping the rooms hygienic and beyond a point, we did not really bother. I could think of a thousand ways in which a teeny weeny virus could make itself appear despite all the precautions. So left the thinking to the almighty and moved on.

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Amazing!! Could I request you to kindly trace the route on Google maps and upload the screenshot for many here to comprehend and attempt to emulate.
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Curious. When I was researching routes I figured Delhi -> Rajasthan -> Dhar (MP) -> Pune -> Satara (MH) -> Bengaluru would be the easiest to drive for a solo driver (not much to see on this route though I'm guessing).

Your thread is inspiring me to take the Orchha route on the way back.
We specifically wanted to trace the central India route. So the other options weren't considered. The Pune-Rajasthan route is also a very breezy drive and has other attractions along the way. Choose your poison :-)

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Mailed the thread to me to not miss out and bookmarked it as well
Best wishes for the plan!
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Old 3rd December 2020, 00:47   #40
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After spending time walking around the Bateshwar temples, we started for Mitawali to see another 10th century Chausat Yogini temple. This was on a hillock and was spellbinding in its beauty.

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Chausat yogini temple at Mitawali

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Great pictures and narration. Many theories of Chousat yogini temple at Mitawali and its similarity with Indian parliament building is doing rounds in social media.Aerial shots of this temple are really amazing.Photos from google search attached :
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A wonderful instrument for cross country journeys indeed. No squeaks, noises, vibrations, nothing for a vehicle that had done a lakh kilometers is very satisfying.
Your pictures are next level and throughly enjoyed the Travelogue.
Even the places that you stayed looked amazing, worth saving this post for someday to plan out a trip on similar routes.

Another point, always had this desire for the Fortuner (Older Gen like yours) and not the new one. Looked really really cool and Macho. How’s it holding up after 1 Lakh kms ? Service costs or regular troubles etc ? Additionally any comments on the ride quality etc. ? I see specially you had covered not so good tarmac in your journey as well.
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Old 3rd December 2020, 09:49   #42
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The Chausat Yogini temple. It is also called the Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple.

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W0w! Lovely travelogue. Making one watch the entire 22+ mins of video without FF shows its beauty and engagement.

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We really have a beautiful country!
Very true. You have kindled the desire to travel
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Old 3rd December 2020, 16:50   #44
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This is pure awesome! The temples covered in the morning light make the time freeze!!

Thanks a lot for such a detailed coverage and beautiful writeup! it takes a lot to pen down all this. Kudos!

I am already thinking of a used Fortuner
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What a great travelogue, and after a long time we had someone who covered MP and its beauty!
And a very nice idea of having breakfast / lunch in the open with a foldable chair and table setting! Noted as an idea for self!



A question to you, can we cover Nagpur to Delhi in one day, as you did Bangalore to Nagpur? It's almost the same distance.

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