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Planning for LEH trip on Punto in aug-2013

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by vipin.rai, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Thanks once again, onlymakarand. After weighing pros and cons all the 3 alternative routes available, I have finally decided to drive on Bangalore>Pune>Ahmednagar>Shirdi>Malegaon>Dhule>Indore route. My MMI navigator shows a distance of 1450 km with a timing of 29.5 hours from my home to Ginger, Indore. The distance is the longest and the timing, the quickest of all the 3 alternatives. On this route, except the Ahmednagar-Malegaon bypass stretch of 170 km, which is a 2-laned SH, the remaining roads are all excellent 4-laned toll roads.
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  2. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    The 4-lane SH extends upto just before Shirdi. So, the 2-lane stretch is just 96 km only [few km before Shirdi to Malegaon bypass]. :)
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  3. venka

    venka BANNED

    A week back i did Blr to Shirdi , Yes four lane ends few KM's before shirdi . two lane road till shridi is uneven , even though its tarmac . Two wheelers are annoying through out MH in all the roads irrespective of NH or SH. We took Ahmednagar bypass again its two lane ,but road is mix of tarmac and bad road.

    Good route to Bypassing pune city after experiencing while going to FIAT factory visit.

    Enter Pune city diversion instead of continuing in NH-4 , after curvy downhill we will end up in Swargate. here in the Signal take the right turn its Ring Road , ask Hadapsar in ring road , it will connect to Ahmednagar SH. I was able to bypass pune city less than an hour or so .

    Hope it helps . As you have also visited FIAT factory twice you must be knowing this road or better than this road.
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  4. J Ravi

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    Thanks a lot for the kind update, venka. I intend to leave my Bangalore home by 11 am, reach Pune by 11 pm and arrive at Ginger, Indore by 12 noon the next day. Since I will be crossing the 2-lane stretch after midnight, I need not worry about the two-wheeler traffic.
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  5. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    puntoMJD when are you planning for this trip?
    My route is almost the same and the itinerary also matches.
  6. venka

    venka BANNED

    This is my avatar in Leh trip !!!

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    One of the best road NH-1D :)

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    will post bad roads later !!!
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  7. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    what is the current status of nubra valley roads from Leh?
    Any ideas
  8. PuntoMJD

    PuntoMJD Amatore

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    Could not see your post :(

    Probable date is end of July or first week of august.
    Total days - 16
    Office leaves - 10 (+6 sat/sun)
    Travelling Time (with return) - 8 days
    Days will spend in leh - 7 days
    Backup time - 1 day
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  9. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    nice. But you are way off my schedule which is in oct 1st week.
    I will have many stop overs for a day enroute as well.
    All the best for your trip.

    I will start a thread soon about my status
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  10. @ theblack, are you going to record most of your drive in leh?

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