Completed driving around the Golden Quadrilateral last month, March 2012, in my Fiat Linea MJD. It was a dream come true for me!!
I did this trip along with my parents, who are as enthusiastic as me about travelling!
The route that we took:
Our schedule for the GQ Drive had to be arranged after considering these factors:
1. Both my parents are 55+ years old, so we had to make sure that we did not travel very long distances in one day and that we took enough breaks in between.
2. Had to spend some time for sight seeing in Rajasthan and Agra.
3. We had to attend Church on Sunday mornings, so had to alter our schedule accordingly on Saturdays and Sundays.
4. We had to halt in Chennai for a couple of days, for my niece's 3rd birthday celebration, before continuing with our journey
Finally our trip summary was thus:
Prologue: Virudhachalam to Chennai, TN - 240 km
Day 1: Chennai to Harihar, KA - 660 km.
Day 2: Harihar to Pune, MH - 589 km
Day 3: Pune to Ahmedabad, GJ - 679 km
Day 4: Ahmedabad to Ajmer, RJ - 599 km
Day 5 (Sunday): Ajmer to Jaipur, RJ - 153 km
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi - 281 km
Day 7: Delhi to Agra, UP - 218 km
Day 8: Agra to Allahabad, UP - 496 km
Day 9: (March 8th) Did not travel - Due to Holi.
Day 10: Allahabad to Asansol, WB - 617 km
Day 11 (Saturday): Asansol to Kolkata, WB - 218 km
Day 12 (Sunday): Kolkata to Bhubaneswar, OR - 459 km
Day 13: Bhubaneswar to Rajahmundry, AP - 657 km
Day 14: Rajahmundry to Virudhachalam, TN - 901 km
TOTAL - 6,767 Km
This is a short photologue about our GQ drive