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We did an epic trip recently (finished it this afternoon) most of u following me on twitter/FB page are aware of it… this is the compilation of tweets of the trip… Hopefully will do a detailed post(s) later. Tweets are in reverse order though πŸ˜› too lazy to do otherwise πŸ˜‰

Delhi – Blore Trip : The Upwards Journey

Upwards journey

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Dilli ki khushboo #win #backtoroots

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The queue at the toll booth on Sunday evening is so long I am wondering what would the condition be on weekdays ? #gurgaon #Drive2Delhi

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Now hoping the last leg gets over fast mum has made kadhi chawal at home πŸ™‚ #Drive2Delhi

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Finally reached Gurgaon about 2hrs later than planned.. All thanks to horrid highways from Jaipur #Drive2Delhi

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“Airtel welcomes you to Delhi” just received as SMS… Time to celebrate #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Ohoo just came to know that bikes don’t have to pay toll on highways.So unfair damnit, it’s been the biggest expense on this trip after fuel

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Full of diversions and potholes… The worst roads till now post Jaipur, after all something has to go wrong *sigh* #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

The best thing about highway drives – kadak chai on the road side tapri.. Yes I know I have said it before :)… http://fb.me/1BqpqOMPI

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

The best thing about highway drives – kadak chai on the road side tapri.. Yes I know I have said it before :)… http://fb.me/1BqpqOMPI

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Last leg of the journey, just crossed jaipur. 2268 done. 250 to go #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Last leg of the journey, just crossed jaipur. 2268 done. 250 to go #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

An early lunch – aloo parantha at a dhabha on the highway #win #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SKTv7skQTC/Β  http://fb.me/wZepyiaz

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“Rajasthan is a wrong country, everyone is driving wrong side” says the child πŸ˜‰ #Drive2Delhi

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“if you are bad, I am your dad” #TruckQoutes #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SJ2SSkEQX-/

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That should have been day3 #Drive2Delhi

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Day 2 begins drinking chai before we start #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SJxQX3EQSF/

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But met few friends and took it easy and happy today πŸ™‚ calling it a day now.. Good night folks #Drive2Delhi

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End of day 2 – total kms done till now 1857, todays kms clocked 835… Lesser kms today but more time on the road #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Golden bridge at bharuch, 120yr old bridge that too 3yrs to make #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SIZb8IkQVg/

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Followed by a kadak chai http://instagr.am/p/SIZDjYEQVJ/Β  http://fb.me/21p9HVimb

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Passing through gujarat can’t be fun without tasting the fafda πŸ™‚ #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SIYv_ekQVB/Β  http://fb.me/vYG6o4EB

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Just crossed ahemdadbad… Time for tea I guess πŸ™‚ #Drive2Delhi

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Golden ball on fire #sunset #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SIV6KGkQTU/

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Had a brilliant home cooked Gujarati meal at a friends house in bharuch, one of the best veg meal I have had in a… http://fb.me/28uIoI07n

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Also the man and me complete 8 yrs of married life today.. Happy anniversary darling

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

And my bestest friend, behena from Another mother, the darling @kiranmanral feeling terrible exiting without meeting her

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

What I am missing in Bombay this time is meeting some lovely people that I wanted to @Saeek @euphoRHEA @SassyFork @RushinaMG & others

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Finally met @Finelychopped thank you so much for dropping in so early πŸ™‚ http://lockerz.com/s/262027690

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Day 2 journey begins from Bombay, hoping to reach udaipur tonight #Drive2Delhi

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Brilliant breakfast at a friends house before we head out http://instagr.am/p/SHV2gdkQd8/Β  http://fb.me/2aJdCsPdM

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Day 1 close – 1022.2 kms, 18.5 hrs on road.. Been a good day #Drive2Delhi

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Bombay . Now better be nice to me specially u traffic :p #Drive2Delhi

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Gave in and had the vada pav at joshi vadawalla at pune, the vada was good but the pav was disappointing to say the least

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The child is super excited about the tunnels on the express way … Almost jumping in his car seat πŸ™‚ #Drive2Delhi

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Sometimes only crossing state borders makes so much difference to the highway scene, where we struggled to find… http://fb.me/Cc3PUGTL

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Sunset always amazes me #skywatching #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFxkRHEQaJ/

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The glorious colors of sunset just outside pune #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFwC2hkQZV/

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Boiled peanuts on the way #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFt6fcEQYK/Β  http://fb.me/1ZMshnQ7Z

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Drinking chai πŸ™‚ #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFt2HgEQYG/

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This is how one should enjoy ice cream πŸ™‚ http://instagr.am/p/SFW1paEQfa/

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Rice with kolhapuri dal, takes spiceness to a different altogether *wipes sweat* #drive2delhihttp://fb.me/2feF36VOA

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Dal , baingan bharta and roti at roots just ahead of #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFS62iEQdz/Β  http://fb.me/1KPzFltxP

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Now having belgaum special Kunda while searching for a place to eat lunch #drive2delhihttp://fb.me/1TONXnjJR

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Yeah we are all cool πŸ™‚ #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFKeOykQas/

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Lunch in belgaum, so what’s a good place to eat ? #Drive2Delhi

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The land of wind mills – chitradurga #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SFEVSeEQXc/

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

Hubli 425 kms done since morning and it’s been such a lovely drive… Fab roads #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

The chai shop? Fantastic chai #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SEyqKNEQbR/Β  http://fb.me/2dW102BCL

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#highwayBreakfast with a cutting chai #drive2delhi http://instagr.am/p/SEvY1uEQYV/Β  http://fb.me/18wwV0DtB

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Blue skies and brilliant roads πŸ™‚ #Drive2Delhi http://instagr.am/p/SEtlGMEQWl/

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

2 hours ,149kms now wondering whether to find a place for breakfast or make a cheese tuna sandwich #roadtrip #Drive2Delhi

monika ‏@monikamanchanda

And off we go, like the say Bhagwan ka naam first … Jai Mata Di #roadtrip

 

Delhi – Blore Trip : The Return Journey

Tweets of the delhi – blore trip, return journey

  1. And we are home, 2.5 days – 2556kms and about 5500kms in last 10 days & yes loads of memories instagr.am/p/ShwVwQEQeX/

  2. And there was a person on a Scotty with pillion behind doing wheeling on the NICE road, we just don’t care about life

  3. And we are catching Bangalore fm now πŸ™‚ at neelmangala

  4. In another news, the husband told me I drove brilliantly in the last stretch *faints with happiness*

  5. Crossed hiryur, final leg of the journey this is πŸ™‚ clocked abt 2359kms till now

  6. Finally a breakfast stop has been found , now for some hot hot idlis πŸ™‚ instagr.am/p/ShJMotkQX4/ fb.me/PezoZggE

  7. Belgaum to hubli – not a single eating joint 😦

  8. Agree in our 5000km road trip we saw two patrol cars RT @pragmatic_d: A call for highway police for India: indianexpress.com/news/highways-…

  9. 2 hours and 197kms… Brilliant brilliant roads and they come with a beautiful countryside too

  10. Hunger crankiness is happening *reaches out for a murkku* and yes I am talking about myself and not the child πŸ˜‰

  11. A beautiful looking and huge building in the middle of nowhere instagr.am/p/Sg_c7vEQeZ/

  12. child just announced that he is sad that the road trip is ending, so all those who thought I am torturing him can stop worrying

  13. Orange ball of happiness peeping out of the clouds instagr.am/p/Sg8BetEQZ9/

  14. And the last leg of the journey begins on a slightly foggy day, 600km to home.. fb.me/1vvSTJYrC

  15. And halt for the day at kolhapur, today for some strange reason I am feeling very very tired, clocked about 1000kms today

  16. Is looking for Hotels reco closer to highway in kolhapur and belgaum, pls RT

  17. Salute to all Mumbaikars on my TL, god knows how you manage the distance and traffic.. I would have lost in 2 days

  18. Drove on the Pune – Mumbai expressway ❀ ❀ though traffic on both sides more than makes up for it, an hour both sides

  19. Is looking for Hotels reco closer to highway in kolhapur and belgaum, pls RT

    Retweeted by @Sairee 26 Nov 12
  20. Is looking for Hotels reco closer to highway in kolhapur and belgaum, pls RT

  21. And mutton biryani for the biryani purist husband πŸ™‚ instagr.am/p/SfLsxgEQcN/ fb.me/2ncMNFbxZ

  22. Want to reach Mumbai by lunch , any place on the highway I can grab a quick bite ?

  23. Stylish Gujarat – this is the best looking toll booth I have ever come across in India πŸ™‚ instagr.am/p/SeoWJkEQYT/

    Retweeted by @HimnitS 26 Nov 12
  24. Stylish Gujarat – this is the best looking toll booth I have ever come across in India πŸ™‚ instagr.am/p/SeoWJkEQYT/

  25. Want to reach Mumbai by lunch , any place on the highway I can grab a quick bite ?

  26. The kind of roads I love, crossed baroda at 8:44 thats like 100km from start in a little over an hour πŸ™‚

  27. Dear neck, please behave yourself till I reach back to Bangalore. Yours, Monika

  28. Ice cream cake that we had for dessert yesterday night πŸ™‚ instagr.am/p/SeclZ_kQbx/ fb.me/NIdpvaz0

  29. And we are done for the day phew πŸ™‚ 980.4 clocked

  30. 1.5 kadak masala chai on the highway and we start for the last leg for today… 195kms to Ahemdadbad

  31. 1.5 kadak masala chai on the highway and we start for the last leg for today… 195kms to Ahemdadbad

  32. Btw we did make up for sometime we lost in the morning. Crossed udaipur sometime ago… 740kms clocked till now

  33. Mom’s rock – just finished the lunch that mum packed for the way πŸ™‚ paranthas sabji and achar πŸ™‚

  34. Hills on the horizon and car on song.. Now feels like my kind of journey instagr.am/p/SchHN3EQfe/

  35. Hoping will now catch up on the average and do some good kms

  36. Phew finally crossed Jaipur sometime ago, by this time day 1 upwards journey we had done 500kms, currently at 320

  37. Highway breakfast – paranthas and curd .. First stop on our journey back to Bangalore fb.me/24pCOhl2G

  38. And the guy at the breakfast break just told us that there might be more two more jams ahead *faints*

  39. This is become like jam to jam travel, we avoid one and get stuck in the next..what kind of a highway is this 😦

  40. The traffic jam continues on the highway till as far as I can see And I have travelled 3.5kms on the service road already

  41. This is mother, father, grandmother of all traffic jams… We have taken the service lane on the opposite side

  42. Now heading to Jaipur, the only strech of bad roads we encountered in the upwards journey *fingers crossed*

  43. Packed, belted and ready in what the child calls as night morning to start the return journey back

     

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