Originally Posted by sethumurugan
as per Google maps it is 16 hours journey. Must be tedious or we should take rest somewhere in middle for our own safety.
Originally Posted by Gurrala74
^^It could be done in this way.
Start in the evening from Chennai and reach Bangalore and stay for night. Start in the early hours of next day and you will reach Pune by night provided all 4 people are driving. So in this proposal one complete day will go in travelling which is same as train
Sethu, 16 hours is driving distance. You have to estimate 19-20 hours with breaks. With 4 TAIgers, it is easily possible. Or as Gurrala suggested you can break the trip with night halt. I can suggest 3 options.
1. Chennai-Pune in one stretch, no stay. (1200 KM, 19-20 hrs)
Start at 4 am, reach Pune by 11 or 12 in the night.
2. Break in Bangalore.
a. Chennai - Bangalore (350 KM, 6 hours) -- Start at 2 PM, reach Bangalore around 8 PM.
b. Bangalore - Pune (850 KM, 14 hours) -- Start at 6 AM, reach Pune by 8 PM.
I can arrange for stay in Bangalore at my friends' place, dinner included :)
3. Break in Davangere. It is roughly half way and I usually stay here while going bombay-bangalore/trivandrum.
a. Chennai - Davangere (620 KM, 10 hours) -- Start at 10 AM and reach by 8 PM.
b. Davangere - Pune (580 KM, 9 hours) - Again 10 AM start and 7 PM stop.
There is a decent hotel Genesis in the highway itself. Clean, spacious good place at Rs 1000 a night. No need to go inside city and saves time.
Option 1 is a bit stretch, but it is fast and can be fun with good company.
Option 2 - relaxed first day drive, whole second day in car.
Option 3 - relaxed drives both days - drive only when Sun is up.