i am not sure about the recent road condition between Mumbai and Shiridi.. But, would recommend from Shiridi to recent of your trip as per best of my knowledge.
For your travel fron day 2,
i would recommend you to take
Shiridi - Ahmednagar - Osmanabad - Tuljapur - Naldurg - Omerga - Basavakalyan - Humbabad - Zaheerabad - Patancheru - Hyderabad.
This would take you about 12 hours of drive time including an hour break.
Your Day 3 travel between Hyderabad to Vizag will be a longer stretch so start early, roads all the way are very good. You might end up spending about close to an hour in Vijayawada.
Wait for the the latest update on your Day-4 route condition from @Ranger as he is going to do it today upto Kolkata.
Hey Shiva, We have visited this place while in construction during our last breakfast drive to Vikarabad. It was supposedly going to get inaugurated this month. Checked with the prices and felt it wasn't worthy enough. They quoted 1800 INR per head for camping and food per night. Let's wait and see until it opens up fully
Hi @travel.rtc, Thanks for sharing the essential details about your recent trip to Ooty. Have you done the safari at Bandipur?
I would recommend to cross the forest region and the 36 Hairpin section after Mudumalai before 6 PM at the max. Though the gates stay open, the road is pretty risky and the forest region would get dark during winters. You would not enjoy the forest drive after it gets dark too
- Name: Ravisankar
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I have done the Hyderabad - Ooty during November First Week
We took Hyderabad - Kurnool - Anantapur-Bangalore-Mysore- Nanjangud-Gundlupete-Bandipur-Gudalue-Ooty
Hyderabad to Bangalore - Super Smooth Road except few speed breakers
Make sure you are crossing Bangalore before peak hour traffic
Bangalore - Mysore Road would be little busy
Mysore to NanjanGud Bandipur except few Roads are smooth
We took Gudalur Route i.e., Long Route instead of MaisanaGudi i.e., 36 hair pin bend route from Mudumalai
Make sure You Enter and cross Bandipur/Mudumalai before 9:00 P:M as Forest gates would be closed .
-- Being winters evening become dark soon and also expect Fog hence drive carefully in the ghat section and often it rains too
Bandipur Mudumalai Forest stretch has some speed breajers and Pot Holes too
Gudalur to Ooty Stretch - Few places in the ghat has potholes and one must be extremely careful in negotiating the turns....
-- We stopped by Hotel Nandi Upachar Before Bangalore Near By Nandi Hills
-- Ooty A2B [ Adyar Anand Bhavan Hotel ] is the Best Hotel for Break Fast and Meals .
- Stayed at Hotel Preeti Classic Coonor Road - Its a 3 star Hotel and I know a friend in Mysore who works with a Travel Agency and he has booked the room for us
This Hotel has got 224 hour hot water supply and nice parking space....2700 Rs it was with extra bed as we were 4 Adults and 2 kids and 1 infant
-- Note: Ooty hotel check-in timings are from 12:00 P:M Hence make sure to reach by 12:00 P:M and they count the day till 12:00 P:M Next day , whatever time you check in
do check whether they have Hot water Supply through out the day .. I am attaching few hotel pics too
-- If you are doing Mysuru to Ooty in day time then try to visit Himavad Gopala Swamy Betta Temple took right and travel 11 km after Gundlupete...timings are 8:30 - 4:00 P:M
Am new to this travel group and looking for inputs on the road condition of above mentioned route. I did do the research going through the route queries answered by the group members. Am travelling this weekend and please find below the road trip information:
Day 1 - Mumbai —> Shirdi (Stay at Shirdi)
Day 2 - Shirdi —> Shani Shingnapur —> Hyderabad (Stay at Hyderabad)
Day 3 - Hyderabad —> Vizag (Stay at Vizag)
Day 4 - Vizag —> Kolkata
Car: Honda Accord
Few of the routes still need clarity so need help from you guys.
A) Mumbai —> Shirdi:
a1) Road condition between Ghoti Budruk —> Sinnar —> Pathare —> Shirdi?
a2) or should I go all the way to Nashik outer and from there take Bandhuraj Compound —> Nawale Nagar —> Pathardi Phata —> Shirdi route?
B) Shirdi —> Shani Shingnapur —> Hyderabad:
b1) Should I consider Shirdi —> Ahmednagar —> Bhoom —> Tuljapur —> Naldurg —> Omerga —> Humnabad —> Zaheerabad —> Hyderabad route?
b2) or SHIRDI —> VAMBORI —> MIRI —> PATHARDI —> BEED —> OSMANABAD —> TULJAPUR —> NALDURG —> OMERGA —> HUMNABAD —> HYDERABAD route?
C) Hyderabad —> Vizag:
c1) Hope the road conditions are good, might need some input on Vijayawada traffic affected section
D) Vizag —> Kolkata:
d1) Need input on the road condition here especially between Vizag to Orissa border. This year (Feb 2018) when I drove from Bangalore to Kolkata there was a stretch which was having snail pace traffic (not a 4 lane) with not so good tarmac. If Am not wrong it was post crossing the Vizag city limits.
Thanks in advance and you guys input will help me plan the trip better.
Will update the status once it is done.