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      Kochi to Delhi and back

      Information required -- fastest/safest route from Kochi to Delhi and back to Kochi. Single driver travelling with spouse. Starting 31st Jan early morning and have to reach Delhi by 03rd Feb night. Back from Delhi on 06th morning.

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      I dont think you will find a safe route with that distance and road conditions. I covered the same distance last month in about 36 hours on good motorways without pedestrians, cows or dogs. You should need about 5 days to do the trip safely.

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      What is the purpose? I wont suggest taking the car for such a drive mainly because of fog in the winter months.
      I visit delhi every year, but have never taken a car along. However, I have never used any other means of transport for visiting tourist places and nearby cities in the last six years I have been in Hyderabad. Goa, Vizag, Bangalore, Coorg, Mahabaleshwar, etc etc were all done by self driven car. The purpose was tourism. For me, Delhi was not tourism and a family get together and I am sure it is not tourism for you too.
      Alternatively, for fun you can drive to Salem, NH7 till Adilabad and back. This route has some picturesquely laid out, fast, smooth and safe roads.

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      I know a guy who drove from delhi to coimbatore. The reason was he had to bring the car with him. I think he took 3-5 days with ''bed and breakfast'' to reach cbe. He said it was mostly boring and he did a sedate 80kmph. He lost weight and felt very tired after the journey. Air travel is the best option when travelling to delhi from south states.

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      Safest route will be Delhi - Mumbai - Bangalore - Kochi
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      Your schedule seems little tight but doable. How comfortable you are on highway and late night drives. Have you driven 1000-1200km in a single day? Are you and your wife fine driving 12-14 hrs? If any of these answered as no, you may be better at re-thinking your plan.

      It would be safe taking golden quad highways. Kochin - BLR - MUM - DEL will be safe and decent to drive up and down. Roads are good and depending upon the car you are taking, you can safely drive with an avg speed of 80-90kmph.

      Good luck!

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      Thank you all. Will be planning to do this route Kochi - BLR - MUM - DEL while going. No night drives. Start early morning and stop by 06:30pm.
      Route plan as follows:

      Kochi - Bangalore - Hubli
      Hubli - Pune- Bombay
      Bombay - Chittorgargh
      Chittorgarh - Delhi

      Return:

      Delhi - Agra
      Agra - Jaipur - Chittorgarh
      Chittorgarh - Ratlam- Bombay
      Bombay - Bangalore
      Bangalore - Salem - Kochi

      Or:

      Delhi - Agra
      Agra - Seoni
      Seoni - Nagpur - Hyderabad
      Hyderabad - Bangalore - Salem
      Salem - Kochi

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      Route info . Faridabad --> Goa --> Kochi

      Dear GHs,

      One of my friend and family is planning to drive down to Kochi from Faridabad.

      Their vehicle is Innova. They have a plan to visit Goa. Tentative start date is 15th May 2019.

      Please suggest the best route to be taken.

      Thanks,
      Binoj

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      Quote Originally Posted by binojpn View Post
      planning to drive down to Kochi from Faridabad.

      Their vehicle is Innova. They have a plan to visit Goa
      I think the best route (efficient + effective) is through Jaipur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Surat - Mumbai Bypass - Pune - Kolhapur - Go to Goa

      From Goa to Kochi by NH17 during day time would be pretty tedious.

      Goa till Karnataka border, roads are excellent even though it is single-two lane without divider. Karnataka Border to Karwar - Ankola is decent. Ankola - Kumta - Honnavar - Bhatkal - Baindoor - Kundapur stretch is getting 4 laned and partially completed, with lot of lane changing.

      Kundapur to Mangalore 4 laning is done and toll roads. Manglore to Kochi is Mallu Land, very dense traffic, narrow roads, average speeds are 30 KMPH during day time, better covered in the night.
      I suggest starting from Panaji sometime after lunch, reach Mangalore for dinner and drive Mangalore - Kochi stretch in the night.
      Last edited by Nomad; 9th May 2019 at 09:55.

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      Thanks Nomad for the update. I will inform my friend on this route..

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