Roads to Avoid and Potential Alternatives

Alternative suggestions are welcome, driving from Mumbai till Delhi.
The same alternate route to NH8

Thane-Dhule-Manpur-Ratlam-Neemuch-Chittorgarh-Bhilwara-Kishangarh-Jaipur-Neemrana-Gurugram - Is it in good condition now? Travelled a year back in that route in March month and it was good except the truck traffic in RJ.


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The Original Goa Highway, now renamed as NH66 is still in a mess. It’s been close to 10 years that I have stopped travelling on this road.
Someone recently went and gave a bad report.
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Talegoan - Chakan Road. Avoid.
In fact avoid the entire region. Fully industrial, not scenic at all and tonnes of traffic.
In case you have to travel from Mumbai to Ahmednagar, your maps application will try to send you via this stretch. You will weep in frustration.
See attachment, how traffic jammed it is.

A more scenic route, though longer by about an hour (who cares if route is scenic) is via Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Malshej Ghat - Alephata - Belhe - Bhalawani - Ahmednagar.