North India itinerary help- UK/HP

Pankaj Zarekar

Well-Known Member
Hi,

We would be doing a North India road trip after June this year. We will be traveling in 2 XUVs (each has odo reading ~15k), 4 drivers (2 of them are primary with ability to drive for 500-600km on highways per day, remaining 2 are as backup those can be used to relieve primary ones for couple of hours) with at least 2 kids (2.5yrs and 1.5yrs). We have total of 2 weeks in hands and will be starting from Pune. Below is the rough plan prepared (by looking at the online resources and maps). Actual ground reality may differ and that is the same reason I am depending upon the information from experts here.

  • Day01: Delhi-Corbett-Marchula (293km, easy going 1 day drive with photobreaks)
  • Day02: Marchula-Lansdowne-Rishikesh-Dehradun (304km)
  • Day03: D'dun-Rampur (285km)
  • Day04: Rampur-Sarahan-Sangla-Chitkul (116km, return and stay at Sangla)
  • Day05: Spare Day, Stay in same area and return to Sarahan/Rampur for stay.
  • Day06: Rampur-Chail-Kasauli (~200km)
  • Day07: Spare Day
  • Day08: Delhi (stay)

Now the questions:
  1. Are these days (post-June) suitable for the trip?
  2. Is this itinerary feasible? Or are we over ambitious in this?
  3. Any alterations, modifications, suggestions?
  4. Any other tip for the trip?

Once route is finalized we will start looking for the accommodations and other things.

(Needless to mention this would be photography oriented trip with family tagged along)
 
Hi Pankaj,

Post June will be Monsoon for the Hill region.

•Day01: Delhi-Corbett-Marchula (293km, easy going 1 day drive with photobreaks)
Straight Drive ...

•Day02: Marchula-Lansdowne-Rishikesh-Dehradun (304km)

Do you need to go Lansdowne? you can reach Dehradun directly through kashipur >dhampur? Najibabad >haridwar route.
It would be much better than the hill route you are talking.

•Day03: D'dun-Rampur (285km)
This is a doable route prefer the Shimla > Narkanda road as it is better than the Chakrata Tyuni rohru Route.

•Day04: Rampur-Sarahan-Sangla-Chitkul (116km, return and stay at Sangla)

Standrard route. Doable

•Day05: Spare Day, Stay in same area and return to Sarahan/Rampur for stay.

If your stayed in Rampur on first day try Narkanda on this day or viceversa.

•Day06: Rampur-Chail-Kasauli (~200km)

Doable
•Day07: Spare Day


•Day08: Delhi (stay)

Thanks

Max
 
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