Road Travel from New Delhi to Chennai/Kerala

#1 Feb 17th, 2008, 22:54
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Hello Friends,

I have been driving between New Delhi and South of India every year in my car. I always wanted to share my experience and tips to those who want to drive down in India. Thanks I found this site.

Anyone interested in asking me questions are welcome.

Thank you.

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RAJAN
Travelling from Delhi to Chennai with my constant companion shylee
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I wonder if you have driven down NH 8 from Delhi to Jaipur-Pushkar-Udaipur.
How long will the drive take?
What are the alternate routes to drive back to Delhi?
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Yes dear friend...Delhi - Jaipur - Ahamedabad - Vadodara - Mumbai - Belgaum. Of course we have by-pass to avoid down town city traffic and the new Golden Quadrilateral Roads are a boon though it has to improve a lot. The NE 1 (National Expressway) from Ahmedabad to Vadodara is an example of what we can do if we want as far as Indian roads are concerned.

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Originally Posted by malabarian View Post Yes dear friend...Delhi - Jaipur - Ahamedabad - Vadodara - Mumbai - Belgaum. Of course we have by-pass to avoid down town city traffic and the new Golden Quadrilateral Roads are a boon though it has to improve a lot. The NE 1 (National Expressway) from Ahmedabad to Vadodara is an example of what we can do if we want as far as Indian roads are concerned.

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I'm only interested in the drive from Delhi upto Udaipur.
How long will it take.
What is the alternate route back?
Via Jodhpur and Bikaner??
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If you have time the best time to drive is from 5.00am to 7.00pm and take rest in a good motel or hotel along the highway.

Remember to stock petrol as you may find few petrol station offerring high quality petrol such as Premium, Power, Speed etc.

Dont overtake from the left. You will see innumerable trucks on the way. Most of the highway truck drivers are excellent. Just keep to your right and they will give you way to overtake.

Keep enough change to pay toll tax all along the route.

Check your rooms before you occupy a room in a hotel.motel along the way. Try to locate Government owned hotels. It may have less facility but will have security.

Good restaurants are coming up such as Cafe Coffee day in collaboration with and at the petrol stations of HP (Hindustan Petroleum) all along the way. Another safe place to eat or park is the A1 restaurants of Reliance group. They have plenty of parking space and decent food. You will find an A1 al along the way. They also have paid toilets and bathing.
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Delhi to Udaipur. Hardly takes seven to eight hours. You have good toll roads at the moment
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Originally Posted by malabarian View Post Delhi to Udaipur. Hardly takes seven to eight hours. You have good toll roads at the moment
Thanks for the tips and info.
Can you suggest a route from Udaipur to Delhi off the main NH8 highway, perhaps taking in Jodhpur or any other place worth seeing.
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Another route I have tried is to take the Ajmer road. This road has been re-done in January 2008.
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Originally Posted by malabarian View Post Another route I have tried is to take the Ajmer road. This road has been re-done in January 2008.
Ajmer is on NH 8, am I right?
Which is this other route?
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Originally Posted by malabarian View Post Delhi to Udaipur. Hardly takes seven to eight hours. You have good toll roads at the moment
On my way back I want to come via Jodhpur Nagaur Ratangarh Hisar Delhi
Is the road good?
How long will it take?
How much longer is it?
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our road trip dream

hi there as experienced traveller hoping you can help us, we really want to drive around india either motorbike or car several people are telling us we are mad and that driving in india is terrible and that you would struggle to do more than 30 mile in a day! dont think this is true looking on here. we would like to drive from mumbai to jaipur - delhi- agra -kerala- goa- mumbai would like to go to either ranthambore or bandavgargh to see tigers but not sure how to put this in route any info regarding the distance of this trip and how many days you think and route greatly appreciated we have almost 6 weeks in india arriving 13th dec.many thanks marella
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you would struggle to do more than 30 mile in a day!
Did you tell them that you're not actually planning to do it by bullock cart?

But, so far as driving yourself is concerned: what do you want to see? India? Or the road in front of you?
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hi nick, ha ha yes should have said that was planning on doing roughly 2/3 hours driving about 80/100 miles per day,have got about 35 days just want to see as much as possible!!
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Hi RAJAN

Hi RAJAN, its good to see such diff threads, I love to travel via road, can you tell me the route to travel from Chennai to Vadodara.
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I am planning to travel from Delhi to Chennai in our innova. can some one suggest us the best route pl

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