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Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by saud, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. saud

    saud

    Messages:
    15
    Mumbai
    Dear TFIans,

    I am planning a long long drive in my 1.3 MJD Linea with my wife in coming November-December :steering

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    Date
    Day

    Day No.
    Plan

    [TD="align: right"]21-Nov[/TD]
    Wed

    Day 1
    Leave from mumbai early morning to chennai - 1300 kms; cover 900 kms on day 1

    [TD="align: right"]22-Nov[/TD]
    Thur

    Day 2
    After overnight stay reach chennai; cover 400kms on day 2 and reach chennai before lunch

    [TD="align: right"]23-Nov[/TD]
    Fri

    Day 3
    Chennai

    [TD="align: right"]24-Nov
    [/TD]
    Sat

    Day 4
    Leave for bangalore - 345kms;reach by lunch

    [TD="align: right"]25-Nov
    [/TD]
    Sun

    Day 5
    Bangalore - attend wedding, morning to afternoon; go around bangalore

    [TD="align: right"]26-Nov[/TD]
    Mon

    Day 6
    Bangalore

    [TD="align: right"]27-Nov[/TD]
    Tue

    Day 7
    Early morning leave to mysore - 143kms; Mysore sightseeing whole day and proceed to bandipur -90kms nightstay

    [TD="align: right"]28-Nov[/TD]
    Wed

    Day 8
    Bandipur; stay overnight

    [TD="align: right"]29-Nov[/TD]
    Thur

    Day 9
    Early morning leave to ooty - 90kms; check in and relax

    [TD="align: right"]30-Nov[/TD]
    Fri

    Day 10
    Ooty

    [TD="align: right"]1-Dec[/TD]
    Sat

    Day 11
    Ooty first half of day and after lunch proceed to kodaikanal - 260kms

    [TD="align: right"]2-Dec[/TD]
    Sun

    Day 12
    Kodaikanal

    [TD="align: right"]3-Dec[/TD]
    Mon

    Day 13
    Kodaikanal first half of day and after lunch proceed to munnar - 160kms

    [TD="align: right"]4-Dec[/TD]
    Tue

    Day 14
    Munnar

    [TD="align: right"]5-Dec
    [/TD]
    Wed
    Day 15
    Munnar

    [TD="align: right"]6-Dec[/TD]
    Thur

    Day 16
    Early morning leave for gokarna - 730 kms


    [TD="align: right"]7-Dec
    [/TD]
    Fri
    Day 17
    Gokarna - Laze around (Avoid 2 straight days of long driving)

    [TD="align: right"]8-Dec
    [/TD]
    Sat
    Day 18
    Leave for mumbai early morning and reach mumbai by evening - 685 kms
    </tbody>[/TABLE]


    This is the tentative itenerary. I will be the solo driver.

    Total kilometer running without city driving is 3800 kms.

    Request the known junta to post their inputs to improve this schedule.

    Thanks & Regards
    Saud
  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Driver Seat _/
    :
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Nice chart... But november is very far bro :???:
    Take care of yourselves,be medically fit atleast for first 6 days ,as your each day is interlocked with the day before..
  3. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

    Messages:
    933
    Hyderabad
    Where is your overnight stay on 22nd? At around 900-1000 Kms you would be at Bangalore assuming you would take the best route to chennai from Mumbai i.e. the GQ. And then you are going back to Bangalore again since it's the center point for the other locations you are planning?
  4. thomman85

    thomman85 Esperto

    Long drive... 1st 2 days will be more tiring.. as our body needs to adjusted.
  5. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    3,989
    Punjab
    Seems like a nice trip.

    Whenever you feel tired while driving, just think of J Ravi Sir. I'm sure you'll feel energised. :)

    Cheers.
    5 people like this.
  6. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Messages:
    588
    Bangalore
    If u leave out Chennai...u can do below ...(if its not a MUST only)..

    Mumbai -> Blore->Mysore ->Bandipur->Ooty->Kodai->Munnar->Cochin->Mangalore->Gokarna->Goa-> Mumbai

    EVen if u do Chennai,have above plan after u reach B;lore

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 6, 2012
  7. saud

    saud

    Messages:
    15
    Mumbai
    Thanks a lot for your replies.

    I plan to do stretch a bit and cover 1300kms in one go. I understand it will be hectic and not recommended but i dont have that extra day for vacation.

    Also i had initially planned mumbai--> bangalore --> ..... --> munnar --> chennai --> mumbai.

    But in the latest plan i got the incentive of konkan scenic views munnar --> gokarna --> goa--> mumbai
    Also heard that this munnar to mumbai road is not great for driving (2 lane road).. Knowledgeable people to please throw some light.
  8. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Messages:
    588
    Bangalore

    Munnar->Cochin->Mangalore.. good road but yes some traffic...but is very scenic

    Also road from M'lore to Gokarana with some repairs in between is very scenic..but has traffic...u gt two great beaches...Kapu & Maravanthe

    But I think its worth it as we don't do such roads often...after Gokarna..u can hit Hubli and 4 lane to Mumbai also..

    Think over!
  9. saud

    saud

    Messages:
    15
    Mumbai
    Hi all,

    Started the thread 6 months back with tentative dates. And here i am.. All set with my Linea to set the roads on fire.
    Please find below the exact date wise itinerary..

    Date Day Day No. Plan Kms
    22-Nov Thur Day 1 Leave from mumbai early morning to bangalore 1000 kms on day 1 1000
    23-Nov Fri Day 2 Bangalore
    24-Nov Sat Day 3 Bangalore
    25-Nov Sun Day 4 Bangalore; leave for mysore at noon;mysore sightseeing & stay overnight 140
    26-Nov Mon Day 5 Mysore sightseeing whole day and proceed to bandipur -90kms nightstay 90
    27-Nov Tue Day 6 Bandipur; stay overnight
    28-Nov Wed Day 7 Early morning leave to ooty - 90kms; check in and relax 90
    29-Nov Thur Day 8 Ooty
    30-Nov Fri Day 9 Ooty
    1-Dec Sat Day 10 Early morning leave for kodaikanal - 260kms - 6-7 hrs 260
    2-Dec Sun Day 11 Kodaikanal first half of day & after lunch proceed to munnar-160kms-4 hrs 160
    3-Dec Mon Day 12 Munnar
    4-Dec Tue Day 13 Munnar; Munnar to thekkady and back. (90 kms one side) 180
    5-Dec Wed Day 14 Early morning Munnar to Alappuzha 170
    6-Dec Thur Day 15 After lunch Alappuzha to Coorg 430
    7-Dec Fri Day 16 Coorg
    8-Dec Sat Day 17 Coorg to mangalore to gokarna 380
    9-Dec Sun Day 18 Gokarna to mumbai 680
    Total 3580kms

    :steering
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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
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  10. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    420
    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Hi Saud,
    Any particular reason for coming down to Alappuzha?
    if you want to enjoy house boats, you can get it at Kumarakom.
    This is one of the trip I was also planning for. Please post the travelouge after the trip.

    off topic: I am from Kayamkulam /Alappuzha dist.

    Rajeev

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