I am no stranger to road trips!
We used to love driving out of London to Brighton, Birmingham etc between 2007 and 2010. The mother of all our road trips in UK, however, was the one shown below where we were pretty much on the road every day for 10 full days.
UK+Ireland Road Trip
We were packing up from UK and there wouldn’t be another opportunity like this. We shipped all our stuff, hired a car and spent 10 days on the road starting from London going North to Lake District, onwards to Scotland and then we took our car across the ocean in a ferry into Northern Ireland and then onto Ireland; and then all the way back to London before getting on a flight to India. It was awesome! Google Maps was still not very popular then. I used a Garmin Nuvi in this trip
Here are some pics from this trip, feels like yesterday!!
Mumbai – Bengaluru
While we were living in Mumbai, we did a few road trips from Mumbai but none more than a few hours. The next real road trip was was a one way trip when we were relocating from Mumbai. We just decided to drive down from Mumbai to Bengaluru in 2012. It worked out cheaper than shipping the car and we had more fun as well. The roads were patchy at places but overall, we couldn’t complain. This was a 2-day trip with an overnight stop in Hassan.
Bengaluru – Hyderabad – Rajahmundry – Hyderabad – Bengaluru
Our next road trip was in December 2016 when we decided to hit to road to my in-laws place in Rajahmundry via Hyderabad. The roads were mostly good; except for major works happening in the outskirts of Vijayawada (new capital coming up nearby).
This seems to be now becoming an annual ritual. We did a Tamil Nadu road trip in Dec 2017 but more about that later.