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Leh and Linea : Revisited with my XUV

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by J Ravi, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Ravi sirji,

    Am hijacking your thread to ask you few things here on drive to leh..


    Day 1: Delhi-Jammu (650 kms)
    Day 2: Jammu-Kargil (610 kms)
    Day 3: Karegil-leh (215kms)

    Are the above figures are doable ??Since you are the connoisseur on this route and can guide me exactly..Thanks !!!!
  2. J Ravi

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    You are welcome to hijack this thread. :)
    1 and 3 are easily doable. The second one depends upon a few uncertainties: no restriction at Jawahar tunnel and Sonamarg check-post's opening when you cross there; otherwise, there could be delay; add weather to these uncertainties. If you are lucky you could do this. I left Leh at 4 am and reached my hotel at Srinagar at 10:30 pm the same day with halts at Drass war memorial and dinner at Sonamarg plus many photographic breaks. We were not stopped by BRO anywhere and the weather was good.
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  3. linealover

    linealover Regolare

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    11:30 am is it sir?
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  4. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Yup; it was indeed 11:30 am. Thanks for pointing out, Sundhukumar. :)
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  5. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Hello Ravi sir,

    Is it wise to drive down in 1st week of October to leh for 8-10 days via Manali.
  6. J Ravi

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    Yes, but you will encounter more snow and experience very cold weather; so, go well-prepared for these weather conditions.
  7. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Many thanks for the revert sirji !!

    Driving in snow on a car like punto would be nightmare,also low GC may spoil the fun.I have driven punto in frozen snowy road and the low GC sucks here.

    Is the snow manageable or shall i reschedule it to September mid ??
  8. J Ravi

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    Unlike last year, this year, Manali-Leh road is yet to open for traffic due to accumulation of snow. BRO has managed to open Srinagar-Leh NH 1D for public. My favourite month is September! :) Having said that, finally everything depends on weather. So, keep the fingers crossed and keep visiting this site for updates.
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    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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  10. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    I do not possess Linea now; but I do have my Linea Jr, which will accompany me and my XUV 500 to Ladakh and HP next month. :)

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