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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. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Thats a good plan Ravi sir.

    I am also planning a Leh trip in August and plan is almost ready. :)
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  2. PuntoMJD

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    Please share your plan coz me and my friend also planning to Leh trip this July-August.
  3. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    PuntoMJD I will be leaving from Pune on 14th Evening and coming back to Pune on 1st Sept.
  4. PuntoMJD

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    @Kedar
    I am expecting detail plan :) ok no problem

    My tentative route like this -

    Day 1 - Leaving at 2 AM from Pune and will reach udaipur at evening (900 KM Approx.)
    Day 2 - udaipur to Amritsar - 974 KM (feasible in one day?)
    Day 3 - Amritsar sight seeing
    Day 4 - Amritsar to Srinagar - 458 KM
    Day 5 - Srinagar to Kargil (or somewhere near) - 205 KM
    Day 6 - Kargil to Leh - 215 KM

    6 days to reach leh from Pune :oops:

    Next planning coming soon :)

    Any chances/possibilities to minimize days?
    Last edited: May 29, 2013
  5. vipin.rai

    vipin.rai Amatore

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    I am planning to leave delhi on 14th september and will be returning by 28th of September.
  6. venka

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    Guys once you reach Sonmarg from srinagar you can go to visit Glaciers. before starting to Kargil via zozilla pass. , I heard its beautiful

    I would recommend Srinagr -> Kargil -> Leh -> Rohtang -> Manali. its a downhill always.
    Last edited: May 29, 2013
  7. FastLove

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    Thanks for sharing your experience Venka:thumbup:

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  8. onlymakarand

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    J ravi Sir,may I suggest a tweaking in the route? While going,instead of taking NH211 Bijapur-Aurangabad-Dhule and onwards to Indore, I would recommend that you take a different route from Aurangabad,i.e. Aurangabad-Ajanta-Bhusawal-Burhanpur-Khandwa-Indore. Reasons are-

    1.Aurangabad-Dhule Road,though NH,is two laned with bumper to bumper traffic round the clock.The Kannad Ghat,just before Chalisgaon,is the worst bottleneck with frequent traffic jams as long as 4 to 6 hrs!Dhule Indore is a newly laid 4 lane highway,but the efforts to reach there are more!

    2.From Aurangabad,instead of continuing on NH211, take a turn for A.bad-Jalgaon State highway,which has much less traffic and decent roads.The famous Ajanta caves are en route,so u can enjoy them also!
    From Pahur,take a right turn onto Bhusawal,and then from there to Raver-Burhanpur-Khandwa-Indore.
    I'm confident that this route will save your time as well as energy.Do consider this!
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra to Indore, Madhya Pradesh - Google Maps
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  9. J Ravi

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    Thanks a lot, onlymakarand, for excellent suggestion. One more query: how about this route: Hyderabad>Nizamabad>Nanded>Washim>Burhanpur>Indore? Originally, I selected Hyderabad/Burhanpur route, but later, changed to Bijapur/Dhule because it has more length of 4 lane road compared to the former. Between the route suggested by you and this Hyderabad/Burhanpur route, which one is better? Actually, I don't intend to do any sight-seeing en route. After leaving Bangalore, my next overnight stay will be at Indore. Kindly suggest.
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  10. onlymakarand

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    This is another good option.I just recently drove my linea on this same route in December,upto Muktainagar(frm where I carried on on AH46 till Bhusawal) and roads are quite decent,barring stretch between Nanded-Hingoli-Washim.

    Excellent 4 lane road between Hyderabad and Nizamabad,where you exit the 4 lanes to pass through densely populated cities like Nizamabad,Bodhan,Nanded,Hingoli and Washim,there being no bypass road.From Washim-Balapur,you join AH46(former NH6) for a small distance till Muktainagar.From there,take a right turn to reach Burhanpur via Icchapur,and onwards to Khandwa-Indore.Road is in good condition,but please make sure not to drive on the route between Burhanpur and Indore after 10-11pm.
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