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Mumbai to Kolkata via Hyderabad


Abhisek Chakrabarti
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I am looking for a visit to Kolkata from Mumbai via Hderabad in May 2018.

In this regard please advise me the entire route.

I opted via Hyderabad as i come to know that via nagpur road is not so good.

Please also advise the route in between Solapur to Hyderabad.

Numbers of routes exist and i come to know Hyderabad --> Kalaburgai --> Solapur : Is current favorite. please guide for selecting route.

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46 minutes ago, Abhisek Chakrabarti said:

I am looking for a visit to Kolkata from Mumbai via Hderabad in May 2018.

 

Would suggest you to split your plan to 3 days 

 

Day 1
Mumbai - Hyderabad : 700 kilometers

 

Route:

Mumbai --> Pune --> Solapur --> Akkalkot --> Aland --> Kalaburgai --> Humnabad --> Zaheerabad --> Hyderabad (uppal)

 

Mumbai to Solapur : Excellent 4-lane toll road
Solapur to Kalaburgai : Single lane road, road condition is good
Kalaburgai to Humnabad : single lane. average road
Humnabad to Hyderabad : Newly laid 4-lane road

Once you reach Hyderabad outskirts take the Hyderabad ORR and exit at a desired location do not enter into the city limits.
Plan your stay around ORR.

If it is day time stick to speed limits,  strictly stay below 100 km/hr, else prepare to pay 1400/-

 

Best hotels between Pune to Hyderabad sections. Neat washrooms. 

Shree veg, located between Solapur and Pune
Shree veg : 
https://goo.gl/maps/nwu3ozbLr732

 

Kalaburgai/Gulbarga
Hotel lumbinis grand : https://goo.gl/maps/S5qRYTksD892

 

 

Day 2

 

Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam

Roads are good can be easily done in a single day.

 

Start time : 4 AM

Distance : 670 kilometers

Drive time : 12 hours

Road condition : 4-lane toll road
Toll price : 660/-

 

Food options:
Breakfast stop : Hotel 7, Suryapet 
Lunch stop : Ram and Shyam, Ravulapalem

 

Route:
Hyderabad > Suryapet > Vijayawada > Rajahmundry > Visakhapatnam

 

Day 3

 

Visakhapatnam to Kolkata

Roads are good, we need to cover more ground.
Plan is to start as early as possible, have very minimal breaks en-route.

 

Start time : 4 AM

Distance : ~900 kilometers

Drive time : 16 hours

Road condition : 4-lane toll road
Toll price : 985/-

 

Food options:
Breakfast stop : Srikakulam
Lunch stop : Bhuvaneshwar 

 

Route:
Visakhapatnam > Srikakulam > Bhubneswar > Kharagpur > Kolkata

 

If you have any further questions do let me know.

 

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Thank you very much for your reply. In this i have few quarry. request you to please go through the same and provide your valuable advise.

 

1. What about the route Mumbai- Nagpur- Sambalpur- Kolkata ?

i heard that the road in between Nagpur and sambalpur is not good enough. Not only that Sambalpur to Kolkata route road condition is also not so good. Seek your advise in this. 

2. I heard that the stretch between Solapur and Kalaburgai has some bad patches. (around Akalkot). is the work for the same is completed now. My travelling time will be around 1st week of May 2018. 

3. Last day travelling 900 km will be compensated if i travel something more on 2nd day. hope the road condition will be good. then instead of staying at Visakhapatnamm what you suggust if i move some more km.

waiting for your valuable reply please 

 

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20 minutes ago, Abhisek Chakrabarti said:

What about the route Mumbai- Nagpur- Sambalpur- Kolkata ?


Im not sure about the latest road condition.
But I would prefer Mumbai -> Hyderabad -> Kolkata route.
-Better roads

-No safety issues

-Plenty of food options

-Most of the stretch is 4-lane

-Safety during night driving 

 

20 minutes ago, Abhisek Chakrabarti said:

I heard that the stretch between Solapur and Kalaburgai has some bad patches. (around Akalkot).


It is just 1 kilometer bad patch no need to worry about.
Cars like Honda city(fully loaded) crossed it without any issue. 

It is just a bad road near a small village. 

 

20 minutes ago, Abhisek Chakrabarti said:

Last day travelling 900 km will be compensated if i travel something more on 2nd day. hope the road condition will be good.

 

I suggested to stay in Vishakapatnam because you have you good stay options.
Once you cross it, very minimal options available. 

 

Are you travelling with family? 

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On 1/2/2018 at 5:04 PM, Ranger said:

Mumbai --> Pune --> Solapur --> Akkalkot --> Aland --> Kalaburgai --> Humnabad --> Zaheerabad --> Hyderabad (uppal)

 

Now the roads are improved, it is better to stick with
Mumbai --> Pune --> Solapur--> Humnabad --> Zaheerabad --> Hyderabad (uppal)

 

No need to take Kalaburgai route.

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1 hour ago, busykya said:

Hyderabad and Vizag, 

 

Since you are looking for a stop over in Hyderabad before you continue to Vizag, I would suggest you the hotels which are close to the outer ring road, budget friendly and extremely comfortable.

You can check out: Ella Hotels, OTM Mint Hotel, Jubilee Ridge, Deccan Serai, Lemon Tree, Red Fox, Minerva Grand and Daspalla Hotels.

For Vizag : Hotel Winsar Park, Best Western Ramachandra, Green Park are a few other options I would suggest.

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8 hours ago, sagar said:

Thanks for the information, will check. Also wanted to know the current Road condition after Titli Storm, there was couple of video of overturned Trucks near Srikakulam. Hope everything is fine now. IS it advisable to Drive hyderabad to vizag at night or daytime is better ?

 

 

8 hours ago, sagar said:

Since you are looking for a stop over in Hyderabad before you continue to Vizag, I would suggest you the hotels which are close to the outer ring road, budget friendly and extremely comfortable.

You can check out: Ella Hotels, OTM Mint Hotel, Jubilee Ridge, Deccan Serai, Lemon Tree, Red Fox, Minerva Grand and Daspalla Hotels.

For Vizag : Hotel Winsar Park, Best Western Ramachandra, Green Park are a few other options I would suggest.

 

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Roads are clear.
No need to worry about cyclone effect as long as you stick on to the NH(National Highway)

Hyderabad - Vizag,
Can be done during night, it is 4-lane with very few potholes.
But split your journey to 3 days!

Hyderabad to Vijayawada is excellent.
Once you cross Vijayawada, you come across village traffic and uneven roads.

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On 10/17/2018 at 5:53 AM, Ranger said:

Roads are clear.
No need to worry about cyclone effect as long as you stick on to the NH(National Highway)

Hyderabad - Vizag,
Can be done during night, it is 4-lane with very few potholes.
But split your journey to 3 days!

Hyderabad to Vijayawada is excellent.
Once you cross Vijayawada, you come across village traffic and uneven roads.
 

Thanks for the insights, I am all buckled up for the Road Trip next week. Not sure how the Journey unfold ?

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 4:40 PM, busykya said:

Thanks for the insights, I am all buckled up for the Road Trip next week. Not sure how the Journey unfold ?

 

Wish you a happy journey and a safe drive.. Do update us back once you are done with the trip.

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Thank you for the support and guidance, I have finally reached kolkata as per the plan. Left Mumbai early morning 3:00 AM on 3rd Nov and reached Kolkata on 5th November at 7:00PM in the evening. Halted at Hyderabad and Vizag. The Road was drivers delight and my family enjoyed the ride. Will post in details when i return back to Mumbai, There was a small incident which i will describe later ( My Car ABS was the reason My Family and I am safe).

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2 hours ago, busykya said:

I have finally reached kolkata as per the plan.

 

Great.

 

2 hours ago, busykya said:

Will post in details when i return back to Mumbai,

 

Waiting for the update.

 

2 hours ago, busykya said:

My Car ABS was the reason My Family and I am safe

 

ABS is very helpful on our unpredictably highways. 

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Guest Siddhesh Assawa

Hi Guys,

I'll also be doing the stretch in March. I wanted to know what are the things/places i can cover in  3-4 hours in Hyderabad and Vizag when i reach during evenings.

Also i'm planning to take a night halt at puri-might as well finish puri beach, jagannath temple and konark temple.

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14 hours ago, Guest Siddhesh Assawa said:

Hi Guys,

I'll also be doing the stretch in March. I wanted to know what are the things/places i can cover in  3-4 hours in Hyderabad and Vizag when i reach during evenings.

Also i'm planning to take a night halt at puri-might as well finish puri beach, jagannath temple and konark temple.

 

Hi Siddhesh, Please share your exact plan with us so that we can suggest to you accordingly..

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18 hours ago, Guest Siddhesh Assawa said:

Hi Guys,

I'll also be doing the stretch in March. I wanted to know what are the things/places i can cover in  3-4 hours in Hyderabad and Vizag when i reach during evenings.

 

Go through this plan.

https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/1019-hyderabad-to-sikkim-road-trip/

 

Let us know the no. of days and plan.
So that we can help you with places to visit. 

 

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Guest Pradyumna

Hi All,

 

I am planning to travel to Kolkata on 10th Jan from Hyderabad . I have done Hyderabad to Vizag in 2018 and enjoyed the drive. I am skeptical from Vizag to Kolkata road.

Few Questions

1. Can it be covered in 1 day ?(Considering I have a manual car) & road conditions etc.

2 . People suggesting to avoid AP/OR border and OR/WB border in the evening

3 Places to stop for breakfast & lunch in day -2

4. Would like to stop for 30 mins near Chilka Lake

5. Traveling with Family (Head count - 3 members)

6. I got an Eco Sport Diesel(Trend) - 3 Yrs Old ) drove almost 70K. what are the precautions before I hit the road(Car standpoint )

7 Return I would like to touch down in Puri/Konark for a day or 2. (What should be the idle time to start from Kolkata)

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Hi,

 

Why are you skeptical? have you heard anything bad recently

Who are suggesting to avoid AP/OR border orOR/WB border in evening ? 

 

 

I am also planning from Mumbai to Kolkata on 1st Jan.

1st jan to 3rd Hyderabad ( 2 nights Stay)

3rd Jan to 6th Jan Vizag ( 3 nights Stay)

6th I will reach Kolkata

 

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Hi guys,

We are a retired couple who love driving and we have driven across India many many times. We have been crisscrossing our country every since the time we owned a Maruti 800- when the highways were  pot hole infested and only trucks plied on them.

We have just driven from Pune to Kolkata in our 7 year old CIVIC automatic and we had no deadlines to reach any particular place at any particular time. Given here are the details of this journey if it helps anyone.

 

1st LEG: 7th Jan@ 0615 hrs. Pune Home to Vijayawada Hotel.  845 km in 14 hours with an average speed including breaks 60km/hr. Stayed 1 night at Vijayawada.

2nd LEG: Vijayawada Hotel to Vishakapatnam Hotel. 365 km in 8 hours with an average speed including breaks 45km/hr. Stayed 2 nights by the sea.

3rd LEG: Vishakapatnam Hotel to Balasore Hotel. 635 km in 13 hours with an average speed including breaks 49km/hr. stayed 1 night

4th LEG: Balasore to Kolkata home. 255 km in 5 hours with an average speed including breaks 51km/hr.  Reached @ 1400 hours.

 

Pune to Vijayawada average 60km per hour including breaks.

The entire stretch has a good feel to it since the road conditions are decent. On the entire stretch you can zip around 100 km most of the time but going above that would not be advisable.

Road conditions from Pune to Sholapur is good.

Sholapur to Hyderabad is adequate.

Hyderabad to Vijayawada is good.

If you are entering Vijayawada during peak hours (like we did) you have to reconcile yourself to the fact that you are in a city rush hour traffic and time taken will be decided not by you but by others so be prepared. There are many hotels in Vijayawada and bookings can be done on portals dedicated to such things. However keep in mind that you need to double check to ensure that parking is available at the hotel 

 

Vijayawada to Vizaq (45km/hr) and Vizaq to Balasore 49km/hr) and Balasore to Kolkata 51km/hr).

Our initial plan was to reach Bhubaneshwar but we decided to take a 2 night break in Vzaq and then we did a night halt at Balasore before we reached Kolkata. It is good that we broke the journey to enjoy the ride because this entire stretch from Vijayawada to the border of West Bengal, is being upgraded. This is apparent from the slow average speeds on these stretches. The old 4 lane highway is being upgraded to 6 lanes and there is a lot of constructions. Apart from deep excavations. bridge constructions and construction on the sides, there is a lot of traffic of all kinds, especially near small towns where you have autos, 2 wheeler that really slow you down.

Also for the entire stretch be warned that delays happen at toll gates and FASTAG helps you get along faster. However, having said that, it is still early days of FASTAG and information on dedicated fastag lanes are not adequately informed well before you reach a toll gate. This results in a little confusion and add to the delay. Sometimes if you are not careful you can end up in the cash cum fastag lane and get really bogged down.

 

On my return I am thinking of taking the KOLKATA-CUTTAK-SAMBALPUR-NAGPUR-JALNA-AURANGABAD-PUNE.

Any idea if that this would be better than the route we came in?? 

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 11:59 AM, Sekhar said:

Hi guys,

We are a retired couple who love driving and we have driven across India many many times.

 

Welcome to the group @Sekhar. Looking forward to read through your amazing travel experiences if you can share. :) 

 

On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 11:59 AM, Sekhar said:

KOLKATA-CUTTAK-SAMBALPUR-NAGPUR-JALNA-AURANGABAD-PUNE.

 

Never did this route but please do update us back when you are done with your tour. Safe drives!

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thanks Sagar. Return drive starts on 2nd Feb and I have decided to take the Sambalpur...nagpur...pune route.

Shall give an update once I am back home.

 

PS: Our next journey planned end Feb: Pune-Indore-Sagar-Lucknow-Nainital--Chaukori-Munsyari-Pithoragarh-Ranikhet-Bhopal-Pune. :)

 

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On 1/17/2020 at 2:26 PM, Sekhar said:

thanks Sagar. Return drive starts on 2nd Feb and I have decided to take the Sambalpur...nagpur...pune route.

Shall give an update once I am back home.

 

PS: Our next journey planned end Feb: Pune-Indore-Sagar-Lucknow-Nainital--Chaukori-Munsyari-Pithoragarh-Ranikhet-Bhopal-Pune. :)

 

Hi There, What would be the best option to reach Kolkata from Mumbai? Via Nagpur or Hyderabad? As I will be traveling alone safety is one of my priority followed by better roads. 

 

Please guide. 

 

Would appreciate any special tips or notes that can make my journey hassle-free. 

 

Thanks. 

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