Road Status: Cheela Dam Road From Haridwar To Rishikesh


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Road Status: Cheela Dam road from Haridwar to Rishikesh

Did anyone ventured on it recently? How is the road? Is it safe considering it is parallel to a canal seems to be deep enough, without any railings, etc.?
 
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Well, no replies are blessing in a way. [:)]

We used this stretch on this weekend while going and coming back. Road surface is bad for some 5KMs on this 22 KM stretch. Rest is okay, nothing worth a fast movement for hatchs and sedans. SUVs and MUVs were doing it at good speeds. On craters where we were crawling at 1KMPH, they (Innovas, Boleros and such UVs) sped past us at nothing short of good 30-40 KMPH.

Cool breeze from canal and serenity of surroundings was awesome. There were vehicles but much more lesser than the main road going through city. We loved this stretch and will use it again for our next trip whenever that happens.

A word of caution:
Do not use it in night until you're in a group/convoy.
 
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Thanks for the info. Is it ok to take this route after attending Ganga Arti at Haridwar and then taking this route for travelling to Rishikesh?
 
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Well, no replies are blessing in a way. [:)]

We used this stretch on this weekend while going and coming back. Road surface is bad for some 5KMs on this 22 KM stretch. Rest is okay, nothing worth a fast movement for hatchs and sedans. SUVs and MUVs were doing it at good speeds. On craters where we were crawling at 1KMPH, they (Innovas, Boleros and such UVs) sped past us at nothing short of good 30-40 KMPH.

Cool breeze from canal and serenity of surroundings was awesome. There were vehicles but much more lesser than the main road going through city. We loved this stretch and will use it again for our next trip whenever that happens.

A word of caution:
Do not use it in night until you're in a group/convoy.
Thanks for the update and sorry that you never got any response.

Thanks for the info. Is it ok to take this route after attending Ganga Arti at Haridwar and then taking this route for travelling to Rishikesh?
After Ganga Aarti it will be dark and I am not sure if it will be safe to drive the route then. After all its a jungle route and any flat tyre/ mini break down can be a cause of worry. But while coming for the Aarti think the route will be perfectly safe
 
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Thanks for the info. Is it ok to take this route after attending Ganga Arti at Haridwar and then taking this route for travelling to Rishikesh?
No way man. This route is not meant for darkness until in a convoy. There is no fuel pump, mechanic, repair shop or any facility/conveniences. Nor there are any medical or emergency help available.
Plus, being a jungle route you may encounter some wild animal. And you have to cross 3 dry river beds wherein one is pretty wide and might get confusing in night.

I'll not venture on this route after dark.

A short video of the jungle stretch in afternoon:
https://youtu.be/5v-JSGPAsgM
 
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