Road/Traffic Conditions in Uttarakhand

#4051 Oct 22nd, 2018, 10:30
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And some people reported here the roads are in good condition. Quoting someone from above "road condition is very good except kedarnath route."
Must be resident of Gurgaon or Kolkata!!! We are pretty used to bad roads!!
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Can you guys suggest me about the approx time taken between these places & road conditions in last Oct.I am planning to do Chardham in next Oct.

Time taken to cover these places ?

1. Dehradun to Barkot
2. Barkot to gangotri
3. Gangotri to Rudraprayag
4. Rudraprayag to Gaurikund
5. Gaurikund to Chopta
6. Chopta to Badrinath
7. Badrinath to Kanak chauri
8. Kanak chauri to Haridwar

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The easiest way to calculate time required is to divide the distance by 25. On hills once could barely achieve speeds higher than 25km/hr.

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Originally Posted by Legend View Post Can you guys suggest me about the approx time taken between these places & road conditions in last Oct.I am planning to do Chardham in next Oct.
I'd suggest postponing the research as the conditions would change a lot between now and then. A good rule of thumb is as shared above: assume 40-50 kmph average speed (including average breaks) on good highways and assume 15-25 kmph (including average breaks) in the hills.
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Want to know the best route (road condition and average speed) from Lucknow to Dehradun from these two:
Route1: Lucknow > Hardoi > Rampur > Najibabad > Doon
Route2: LKO > Agra > Noida > Ghaziabad > Doon
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Can someone share some information on the current road condition from Chamba, Uttarakhand to Gangotri. I am planning on going towards the end of February. Also, are private cars allowed to go at the end of February or are roads closed due to snow?

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Originally Posted by sajivgill View Post Can someone share some information on the current road condition from Chamba, Uttarakhand to Gangotri. I am planning on going towards the end of February. Also, are private cars allowed to go at the end of February or are roads closed due to snow?

Thanks.
Current conditions don't matter as Feb end is far away and there could be heavy or no snow between now and then.

Also, a permit would be required from Uttarkashi (DFO, I think, not very sure). Difficult to get it without any contacts.

Usually, Gangotri will be difficult to access before April. Upto Harsil (or a few kms before it), it is doable even in peak of an average winter. Beyond that, it's an adventure. Some bikers do go for it. I haven't heard of cars yet, but I don't read a-lot on driving adventures, so my understanding can be incomplete.

Googling 'winter ride to Gangotri', you'll get a few blogs/ videos of Tilak Soni and perhaps some more.
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Thanks blue_bharal! Much appreciated!
Just one clarification, I meant to ask about the road surface on this route - is it potholed or relatively smooth?
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Originally Posted by sajivgill View Post Thanks blue_bharal! Much appreciated!
Just one clarification, I meant to ask about the road surface on this route - is it potholed or relatively smooth?
Road conditions can go from awesome to worst in one monsoon season. And the other way round in next few months of re-surfacing.

Last I was there 2-3 years back, and roads were alright. Not great, but relatively better than Kedarnath/ Badrinath. Hope someone with recent experience can revert.
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More than the potholes - you should be more concerned about the snow. As blue_bharal said - ahead of Harsil it will be all snow. If the intent of the trip is adventure then prepare accordingly - as you will not find any food/acco/petrol after Harsil. If the intent is to visit temple then go after April when it opens.

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Thanks blue_bharal and Amit! Really appreciate the information and advice.
The purpose of the trip is adventure and a little seclusion. From what you say, it seems like going only as far as Harsil is advisable. And if the weather is clear one day, possibly drive to Gangotri and back the same the evening.

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I have observed that Uttarakhand roads are in their worst condition in a very very long time. Have never seen such delays in re-carpeting the roads, and whatever was left is ruined by digging for optical cables by government agencies and telecom companies. There are no guidelines and it is free for all, dig anywhere, and leave a mess behind.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post I have observed that Uttarakhand roads are in their worst condition in a very very long time. Have never seen such delays in re-carpeting the roads, and whatever was left is ruined by digging for optical cables by government agencies and telecom companies. There are no guidelines and it is free for all, dig anywhere, and leave a mess behind.
Especially the stretch from Bhatrauchkhan upto almost Mohan
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Its same everywhere, including Himachal and Delhi.  

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It is all snow around Chopta Baniakund....

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