Road trip from Kolkata to Mumbai

#1 Apr 4th, 2016, 20:38
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Can any fellow indiamiker please suggest the best possible road route from Kolkata to Mumbai....decent places for night stay with family and road condition etc. Thanks.
#2 Apr 5th, 2016, 09:13
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how much would you pay me for that? ... seriously?

please do some research on your own. prepare a basic route and itinerary. if then you face any specific problem, post it here and the community shall help to the best of our knowledge. do not expect any kind of spoon-feeding.
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I don't think the roads in MP are up to the mark. East coast via Orissa and HYD and then onto Pune & then Mumbai is what I would be doing if I had to drive. Research on this route
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Thanks Lordkunal for your feedback, I have gone through this route in the net, but, it entails a detour of around 250 kms. I was thinking of Kolkata - Sambalpur (night stay)-Nagpur(night stay)-Aurangabad(again night stay)- Mumbai.
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Nagpur-Mumbai is two lane for most of the part and sees truck traffic.
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Thanks Mr.vaibhav_arora.
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Originally Posted by djghosh View Post Thanks Lordkunal for your feedback, I have gone through this route in the net, but, it entails a detour of around 250 kms. I was thinking of Kolkata - Sambalpur (night stay)-Nagpur(night stay)-Aurangabad(again night stay)- Mumbai.
Though the route is longer but you will reach faster and in much better shape
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Okay I'll go by your advice and start researching on the route right away. Thanks.
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In this stretch, Pune-Hyderabad between Solapur and Zaheerabad varies between bad to pathetic. On the other hand Hyde-Suryapet-Vijayawada-Puri is excellent. Dunno the rest between Puri and Kolkata but NH5 is usually very good.

While you research, also consider the option of going via Indore (AB road is good, 4 lane, divided highway), then to Bhopal (better, 4 lane), to Katni (this is the bit which isnt known to me), on NH7 to Varanasi and from there to Kolkata which is good anyways. Route is 50 kms shorter than the one via Odisha.

Truth be told, there's no perfect 4 lane road between the east and west of our country save the E-W corridor and that one doesnt work for your purpose. What car are you driving?
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Puri - Kolkata is excellent nowadays after the completion of Balasore - Kharagapur stretch ... And compared to NH2, NH5 has a smoother drive as both traffic and border related bottlenecks are much less.
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Puri - Kolkata road is excellent, most of it is concrete 4 lane highway. Moreover, Varanasi - Kolkata is also quite good, barring a few patches in Panagarh. I've recently been on a Kolk - Agra- New Delhi-Shimla- Manali- Lucknow- Varanasi trip in my Bolero, the roads were more or less great . So far NH 2 was concerned there was hardly any bad patches, overall good roads.
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#12 Oct 13th, 2016, 15:15
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Did You finally make it by road from Kolkata to Mumbai ?

I am asking as I am also planning in my Honda City a trip between KOLKATA-MUMBAI-KOLKATA in next 10 days.

Primarily I too thought of Kolkata-Bhubaneswar-Vizag-Hyderabad-Pune-Mumbai though a 200 km longer that what Google Map shows as minimum.

Look forward advise from Forum Members please on this rout and IN GENERAL HOW SAFE IT WOULD BE TRAVELLING WITH FAMILY..
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Yes , I came back from a 6000 kms drive covering routes like Kolkata-Srikakulam-Vizag-Hyderabad-Mumbai-Velensehwar-Goa-Aurangabad-Nagpur-Sambalpur-Bangriposi-Kolkata. Barring Hyderabad-Solapur and Sambalpur-Bangriposi rest of the road was quite good.
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How was the road condition near West Bengal and Jharkhand border ?
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I never went through Jharkhand....while returning my route was Goa-Maharashtra-Odisha-Chattisgarh ( small part ) and then West Bengal. In my trip to Kol - Delhi - Himachal Pradesh...I went through Jharkhand and the roads were really great. Frankly speaking road wise Kol - Delhi is far better than Nagpur - Sambalpur - Kolkata route. In Odisha Kharagpore - Balasore - Cuttack - Bhubaneshwar - Berhampur roads are great.

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