Dear All, Long travel is always makes us excited and requires lots of planning. When we try to travel more than 2000 kms through various states, requires lots and lots of planning and need to know about the states enroute. I have never driven a long distance. The max I have drove was the latest trip to Munnar which was around 1400 kms round trip from Chennai. Coming back to the point, today morning my father informed me that my sister probably relocating near Pathankot around March next year and he was asking me about a trip there by car . The plan will be to stay couple of days there and visit Dharamsala. This is always adding fuel to the fire we have for a long distance drive. I was excited when I hear that. I know it is very tough to convince my wife, but decided to give a try. How :?: , this needs more planning than the entire trip plan . I thought of slowly plan for this trip. The plan is to do during summer vaccation, and I know Sun won't show any mercy during the month of May, but that is the only time I can plan for these long trips. I usually don't rush beyond 100 Kmph and drive max of 12 hrs and I can add 2 hrs as buffer. I will be accompanied by my father for this trip. About my father, he is 65 yrs old a retired school teacher. He learnt driving recently and don't mind travelling by car for long distance. Need all your inputs on things like route, accommodations, eatary, documents, tools to carry etc. The very first purchase that I will be doing is "Learn Hindi in 30 days" book .