We travelled by my own Honda City petrol car. The road was excellent. But there were lot of toll gates. We saw Chilka Lake, and lot of small hills in between. We started around 5 in the morning and reached around 11 at Vizag. My family was beside me and we enjoyed the trip a lot with loud music and gossiping. We planned the trip just the previous day and booked a holiday package in Four Point Sheraton. It was a nice trip.
I travelled by car from Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar on NH-5. The travel was very enjoyably. Roads are nice and it was fun driving. There is plenty of food joint on the way. Be careful of slow moving vehicles. Slow down at places where the road passes through cities or village markets.