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Chennai --> Mumbai - ALL ALONE - NH4 Road Conditions Please + Need Contacts and locat

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  1. Chennai --> Mumbai - ALL ALONE - NH4 Road Conditions Please.

    Oct 1st Early morning - start from Chennai - Rest the night in and around Hubli.
    Oct 2nd Early Morning - Back on Road and reach Mumbai Outskirts for dinner. wait for City traffic to settle down and then drive in to the city.

    Since this is my first longest drive and all alone,

    Need Contacts and location of Friends who can help in case of an emergency on the way

    or

    anyone wants to join me
    ?


    Looking forward to the drive.::D
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
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  2. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    thats a dream drive :) I think J Ravi sir has taken this route recently if I'm not wrong. PM him for details.
    Also Sathya Sc has taken this route for his leh trip. PM him as well
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  3. Naveen2Cool, i think i had seen your ride in ramkay fiat a month back. could it be u?
  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    I drove till Belgaum last week and the roads are very good. I expect the same after Belgaum till Pune. From Pune-Mumbai, it will be a crowded expressway. :)
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  5. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    Should be me :) Next time say a hi
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
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  6. pandemd

    pandemd Novizio

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    Great man,
    All the best for your 1350 kms long drive.
    As said by Ramjn, you will enjoy the ride till Belgaum or may be up to Karad. But after this road widening work (6 Lane from existing 4 Lane) is in progress upto Pune. Your schedule suggests, you will be in Pune at around 4:00 pm, that is OK, but if you get delayed by one hour or so the NH 4 (a small part of 35 kms ) becomes a city road till 9:00 pm. So please plan accordingly. After leaving Pune you will again enjoy expressway. PM me if you need any help around IT Park Area i.e. Hinjewadi, Wakad.

    Milind Pande
    Pune - 57
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  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    If you can start very early, say 4 or 4.30, you can easily go till Kolhapur and take a break.
    Next day by afternoon you should be in Mumbai.
  8. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Yesterday, I drove from Mumbai to Bangalore on my way back from Mount Abu. I crossed Pune bypass by 4:30 am and reached Sai Food Court near Kolhapur by 8:30 am. Pune to Satara section has gone from bad to worse; it has become the driver's nightmare. Potholes have become craters, craters have upgraded to ditches and the ditches into huge pits. The rain and darkness have contributed to the mess. And the pity is, we have to pay for getting our cars thrashed and beaten up. Frustration.gif So, be prepared for the worst stretch of road between Satara and Pune. Pune NH 4 bypass is another mess where a lot of construction activities are in progress with bad diversions.
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  9. Cubbie

    Cubbie Superiore

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    I drove to Hubli last month road is excellent, took us 5 hours to reach.

    At Hubli you might consider to stay at Ananth Residency near rly station or Ananth Executive erstwhile woodlands hotel, well maintained hotel with nominal charge, double room costs some 2000/- per night
    You can have breakfast at Kamat.

    Luxury option is Gateway hotel by lakeside by Taj or Clark's Inn on airport road.

    have some famous Dharwad pedhas if possible ! And have a safe trip.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  10. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Aptly put. The bad roads, worser traffic manners, high tolls, what not and getting the car battered is a bonus. :A
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