Driving time (approx): 9 hours
Trip set point: Patel Motors Showroom on Agra-Mumbai Road in Indore.
0.0 Patel Motors Main showroom. Head
straight towards Bhopal and Dewas.
AB Road, Niranjanpur
Ph: 073-550341, 570957
1.5 Road traffic congestion. Drive cautiously.
8.7 Road bifurcation. Turn left for
Dewas onto NH 3. Right goes to Mumbai.
Note: The stretch from this bifurcation to Dewas is a four-lane highway
with superb surfaces and wide roads. Watch out for trucks coming in the
opposite direction though.
18.9 Toll booth: Rs 10.
25.3 Dewas traffic congestion starts.
27.5 Dewas limit starts.
52-53 Ganga Nagar
28.2 Dewas. Roundabout. Veer right for
Bhopal. Left goes to Agra.
29.8 Single-lane road. NH 86.
34.5 Defunct toll naka. Road surface
is broken across the toll naka. Large tar humps on road, take care of sump.
40.9 Road is pretty smooth with very
little traffic. It is possible to maintain 70kph here.
59.5 Sonkach town. Fork! Veer left for
Note: There is a lot of traffic congestion 10km before and after Sonkach.
62.2 Caution! Three large speedbreakers
without any warning board whatsoever.
74.2 Single-lane avenue road - a pleasure
to motor through.
78.8 Road junction. Continue straight
for Bhopal. Left goes to Jaipur.
95.6 Exercise utmost caution! Very tight
right-hander just after an incline.
102.8 Ashta town.
103.9 Road junction. Continue straight
145.5 Road junction. Continue straight
for Bhopal. Left goes to Sehore fire station.
146.8 Sehore main square. Turn right
147.6 Sehore main bus stand.
150.0 Manned railway crossing
157.5 Manned railway crossing.
164.8 Police checkpost on the outskirts
174.6 Bhopal traffic congestion starts.
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56 Hawa Mahal Road
Near Kamla Park
175.2 Statue junction. Lots of traffic
178.6 Roundabout. Continue straight.
181.1 Roundabout with Indira Gandhis
statue. Continue straight for Hoshangabad.
181.7 Signal junction. Continue straight.
181.0 Bhopal GPO on the left.
181.9 Roundabout. Continue straight.
182.4 T-junction. Turn right for Hoshangabad.
182.9 Bhopal lake on right.
184.1 Roundabout. Take second left.
184.5 Roundabout with statue of Nehru.
185.4 Junction. Turn left.
187.2 Roundabout with Shivaji statue.
188.7 Dr Ambedkar statue. Continue straight.
189.7 T-junction. Turn right.
191.1 Four-lane highway to Hoshangabad,
191.7 Roundabout. Signboard indicating
straight road to Hoshangabad, Pachmarhi and Nagpur. Continue straight.
198.3 Misrod town.
221.1 Road junction. Continue straight.
Left goes to Jabalpur on NH12.
Note: The road now passes through a very forested area with curvy and
227.3 Road junction. Turn right towards
Hoshangabad, Nagpur and Pachmarhi.
252.0 Road junction. Turn right for
253.3 Manned railway crossing.
20, Madan Colony,
Pathrota Naka, Purani
253.8 Road junction. Turn left towards
Hoshangabad and Pachmarhi - SH 22.
259.7 T- junction. Turn left towards
Pachmarhi and Hoshangabad. Right goes to Nagpur.
Note: Road broken over here. Negotiate carefully.
260.8 Unmanned level crossing.
262.2 Fork on road. Veer right for Pachmarhi.
284.2 Babai town.
312.2 Road junction. Turn left for Pipariya.
334.0 Pipariya town.
357.6 Matkuli. Road junction. Continue
straight for Pachmarhi. Left goes to Parasia, Chhindwara.
335.0 Manned Railway Crossing.
339.9 Road junction. Continue straight
351.0 Hill roads start.
Note: The roads on the ghat section are carpet-smooth and superb but
with several tight and blind corners. Exercise caution at all times.
388.0 Pachmarhi Market.