Made my trip as scheduled.
Started from Kolkata on 4.8.2014 at 0620 hrs. Arrived Varanasi at 1810 hrs. Rested in Varanasi.
Distance 692 K.M.
All the way on NH 2. Excellent road all the way. Enter Varanasi and it is business as usual with chaotic traffic and narrow roads.
Left Varanasi at 0950 hrs on 5.8.14 for Lucknow via Jaunpur.
Near Badlapur road was blocked for some reason. Had to take a de-tour via Shahganj. Horrible narrow and broken road for about 40 KM. Slowed us down a lot. Thereafter connected back to the original road. The road condition upto Lucknow was usual two lane road with lots of traffic. Arrived Lucknow at 1830 hrs. Distance covered 317 KM.
Departed Lucknow on 11th at 0822 hrs. Arrived Jhansi at 1320 hrs via Kanpur. Road all the way was excellent 4 lane road, except a few patches.
After Lunch left Jhansi at 1400 hrs. Arrived Sagar at 1720hrs. All the way very good newly built 4 lane road. But a very big hazard on this road is free roaming Cattle. Cattles grazes mostly in the divider area and at any time will come down to road giving no warning. Also many of them will be just sitting in the middle of the road. One has to be extremely careful while driving on this road as one can raise the speed above three figure very easily.
Total Distance from Lucknow to Sagar : 531 KM.
Spent the night in Hotel Deepali. (rs.1800 plus taxes)
Next morning started at 0810 hrs for Bhopal. Arrived Bhopal at 5 pm. On way visited water fall near Sagar ( about 20 km ),then Udaygiri Caves near Vidisha, Sanchi Stupas at Sanchi.
Two lane road all the way to Bhopal. Condition of road is good with less traffic. One can easily cruise at 90 kmph.
Distance from Sagar to Bhopal : 212 Km.
Stayed at a Hotel on the Highway ( Hotel Raja Bhoj, Rs 2750 plus taxes )
Left Bhopal at 0820 hrs and arrived Navi Mumbai at 2100 hrs, via Indore,Dhule and Nasik.
Excellent 4/6 lane road all through out except for a small patch before Kalyan.
Distance covered : 784 KM.
Total Distance covered from Kolkata to Navi Mumbai via Lucknow : 2537 KM
Total Toll Tax Paid : Rs. 1932.00
Car : Fortuner AT, self driven and for company was my better half.
Next from Mumbai to Leh in September