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Roads to select from Mumbai to Kolkata

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I am planning to drive down from Mumbai to Kolkata in the month of September. What would be the proper route to take so that I encounter good roads? I won't mind taking detours if the road conditions are good and time is not a constraint. 

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Going to take 3 days, if you want to do without stress.
I have done Nagpur to Kolkata, road is mix of 4-lane and 2-lane.
It took me 2 days to cover.

Your plan should be
 

Day-1
Mumbai to Nagpur

OYO rooms are available at Nagpur for good price.

No idea about road condition.
 

Day-2
Nagpur to Sambalpur

Roads are bad, your average will be 50~60 km/hr without breaks.

 

Day-3

Sambalpur to Kolkata

Again bad roads, similar to Day 2
We stayed in road side hotels, accommodation in Sambalpur are average. 
Makemytrip has recently added new hotels, you can check them.


If you have time, this is the ideal plan.

Day :1
Mumbai to Hyderabad
Mumbai to solapur : 4-lane
Solapur to Hyderabad : 2-lane

Day: 2
Hyderabad to Vizag (Vishakapatnam) 
Excellent roads, 4-lane all the way. 

Stay in a beach side resort. 

Day: 3

Vishakapatnam to Kolkata
4-Lane, Excellent roads with some coastal drive.
Explore Pori beaches, If you have time.
 


 

 

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Thanks driveking. 3 days is fine as I don't want to travel in the night time but only during the daytime. How are the road conditions between Sambalpur to Kolkata. There is an alternate route also which goes via hyderabad - any idea about that ?

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Which car you are driving?

Are you with family or friends?

If you are driving with family, I would suggest the following route.

Mumbai --> Hyderabad --> Vishakapatam --> Kolkata

I have updated Hyderabad route in the above post.

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Chevy Sail UVA. Will be driving with family only. Thanks for the update on road conditions. I was also veering towards this route but was not certain about the condition of the roads in September.

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If you are with family, take Hyderabad route.
It is much more safer route than Nagpur.

It is completely 4-lane via Hyderabad.
Except for Solapur to Hyderabad strech.
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Even though it is around 3 hours extra, it is stress free.

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Thanks How is the road condition between Solapur and Hyderabad? Have read some really bad stuff about the road conditions but not the latest condition.

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27 minutes ago, Santam said:

Thanks How is the road condition between Solapur and Hyderabad? Have read some really bad stuff about the road conditions but not the latest condition.

 

Go through the above link. All the details are available. Hyderabad to Mumbai route queries. 

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