Travel in Odisha


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Hello Dear Friends this my first Trip in my own state Odisha. Hope you like it a lot.

Travel Plan, Layout and Preparations

Car - Maruti 800 (old is always gold. This car will prove you today.)

Arrival - From Puri

Departure - To Damanjodi near Koraput

Kilometer's - 554 kms

Expected Time - 10 hours

Directions

Puri-Bhubaneswar 59 Kms
Bhubaneswar - berhampur 179 kms
Berhampur - Chilakapalem 161 Kms
Chilakapalem - Ramabhadrapuram 70 Kms
Rambhadrampuram - Damanjodi 85 kms

Route condition
Puri- Bhubaneswar = 2 Lane highway ( 4 lane being constructed)
Bhubaneswar- Balugaon = 4 Lane National highway 5
Balugaon - rambha = Bad road of 2 lane National highway 5
Rambha - Girisola ( Andhra - Odisha Border) = 4 Lane National highway 5
Girsola - Chilakapalem = 4 Lane National highway 5
Chilakapalem - Ramabhadrapuram = 2 Lane State Highway
Ramabhadrapuram - Sunki = 2 Lane National Highway 43 ( through Ghats)
Sunki - Pottangi = very bad roads with lots of bumps [anger] on NH 43
Pottangi - Damanjodi = 2 lane National Highway 43
Preparartion

1. 2 Laugage Bags
2. 2 waterbottles
3. 2 shampoo pouch to clean the front glass [;)]
4. 28 L Filled tank
5. 2 friends

Next Log will be soon [;)]
 
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wow 500+ kms in 800..isnt it tiring?? well post some pics also!
No Umang it is very comfortable. You will not believe This car acted just like SUV in bad roads. Unfortunately could not take the photos of the bad roads by 800 cozz it was night 11:15

This was first Log U will have to wait for Pics and Travel in Next Log
 
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wow 500+ kms in 800..isnt it tiring?? well post some pics also!
I used to do in excess of 600kms through three states at a stretch when I was in Law School and that too almost every month. Never felt too tired and my 800 was a non A/c as well.
 

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This more or less depends how you plan up the journey. Naturally, continuous long drive can be tiring in any car. All I’m afraid about the Maruti 800 is its minuscule dimensions and lack of basic safety equipments. But then, the small dimensions are a positive on its own way if it comes to manoeuvre it in the congested areas. Anyways nice kick start, Prateek. You need to post some pictures first in order to build up the excitement here. :smile:

Drive Safe,
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wow 500+ kms in 800..isnt it tiring?? well post some pics also!
I have some great respect for the 800. My highway driving started with this car. Have taken it (Non AC) to the lofty heights of Darjeelin / Pelling / Gangtok through some very unfriendly steep routes. Taken it to foreign land in the beautiful heights of Bhutan (Paro / Thimpu). Crossed rivers in North Bengal Forest. Driven it to the jungles of Hazaribagh and the dpths of the open cast coal mines of TISCO near Ranchi.

Have moved on from the 800... but it remains ever so close to my heart


@ Prateek, waiting for pics and rest of TL
 
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