Its almost a week since I posted my query, but only one reply! I was about to make the observation in that post that I now make. It appears that TFI forum has members / active members mostly from the southern part of India (Maharashtra and down) except a few from rest of India. Apparently very little from Gujrat. I learnt about another route that starts on NH3 and then turns right at Khalghat and passes Alirajpur to reach Vadodara and then to Dwaraka via Rajkot. Can anyone here from Gujrat comment about this route in particular and roads in Gujrat in general?