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  2. tejucs357

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    explored some new places (unexplored) in the recent road trip
  3. tejucs357

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    here is the latest road conditions
  4. tejucs357

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    yah osmanabad is the best route
  5. tejucs357

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    Hii brother .. got the best route to go
  6. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

    Thanks to you as well Ranger....
  7. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

    Thanks to you as well Ranger....
  8. BORNDRIVER

    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

    I had BRIDGESTONE tyre in TOYOTA ETIOS VD-SP, but after crossing 41000 km , both front tyres punctures.It took me around 3 to 4 months to detect the punctures as they leak very slow. The pressure was coming down to 25/22/18 PSI from 35PSI in 3 to 4 days time. First time when I really suspect the puncture ,I got them repaired in HARSHA TOYOTA during my annual service . After that FRONT RIGHT was ok but FRONT LEFT started giving issues after some long drives. After 1st repair at HARSHA TOYOTA , the front left tyre punctured 3 times around the same place. By that time my ODO was reading around 43000 km (FEB-2019). Despite of this PUNCTURE issue , all 4 tyres looks to be perfect. The TREAD DEPTH was absolutely perfect in all As the front left tyre developed frequent puncture issue, I was little nervous. Than considering the below factors , I decided to replace all 4 tyres in my CAR.Some people suggested me to replace only front two tyres and even some suggest to replace only 1 tyre.....😃 However I stuck to my decission of replacing all 4. I am not sure If my decision was correct .........🤔🤔 1. The tyres are now 5 year 6 month old. They are getting older and would have replaced them around 50000km. 2. As per HARSHA TOYOTA , they suppose to recommend the tyre replacement in next servicing 3. My long drive habit. The tyres must be in perfect shape. I went for an urgent Tyre replacement on Sunday (3rd Feb 2019) . All the Tyre shops around GACHHIBOWLI (MICHELIN, BRIDGESTONE,GOOD YEAR....etc) were closed except MRF (MRF Exclusive, Leela Tyres, Gachibowli). I did not have any other option as next day I was suppose to travel on official work for couple of days . So decided to go with MRF ZLX .... Each tyre cost me Rs. 4800 including fitting and replacement charges.... Total I paid Rs. 19200/-. It is now almost 2 months, I am using MRF ZLX and did not feel much difference with BRIDGESTONE. Lets see how it goes after some years... Sometime I think I should have gone with MICHELIN/APOLLO after looking all the reviews....but is MRF is that bad ........😪 😪..after all it is also a trusted Indian brand.
  9. Ranger

    HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

    Very informative, thank you for sharing. This single post itself looks like a guide for the first timer.
  10. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    Thank you very much Sagar for such nice words.....
  11. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

    Thank you Sager....Its my pleasure to share my travel experience with our fellow motorist friends....🙏
  12. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Thank you I have attached accommodation names, price and ranting for all the stays en-route. (at the beginning of each day)
  13. sagar

    HYDERABAD TO PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) TRIP

    @BORNDRIVER Very well detailed on all the important information needed to visit Puttaparthi. Any person who would want to visit Puttaparthi will need no extra information to make up their plan. I've been to this place a couple of time but that was almost about 10 years ago. Thanks again for sharing the log.
  14. sagar

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    I think @Ranger has already shared all the details of the stay with pictures of everyday. He is yet to finish up the post of their drive to Bhutan or is that all?
  15. sagar

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    Awesome work @BORNDRIVER, You never leave a person in doubt by keeping posts in details with pictures. Kudos to that. Thanks a lot for sharing the recent road status on this route.
  16. sagar

    Share your best mobile picture

    Brilliant pictures @mit1682 Keep Sharing
  17. sagar

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Welcome onboard @GKiran, Your pictures look very impressive especially your monsoon visit to Sakleshpur. Could you share your travelogue about this drive to Sakleshpur with a few details and pictures
  18. Ranger

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Welcome onboard Kiran. We have updated your contact in the WhatsApp group.
  19. Ranger

    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

    It all depends on tyre profile. When you up size the rims from 14inch to 15 inch, the tyre profiles (side wall height in layman terms) should go down in order to maintain the same radius. For Indian roads anything below 60 ride quality goes down unless your suspension setup is good. Upgrading from 165mm to 175mm (width) wont make a huge difference. Upgrading from 165 to 205mm, difference can be felt. You can use this calculator to understand how upgrade works. http://tyrestore.in/upsizing.htm
  20. GKiran

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Name: G Kiran Kumar Location: Hyderabad Favorite past weekend getaway: When I was staying in Bangalore, a weekend trip to Sakleshpur Longest Drive: Hyderabad -> Sabarimala -> Thiruvananthapuram -> Coimbatore -> Ooty -> Chamrajnagar-> Dharmasthala -> Sringeri -> Karkala -> Udupi -> Murdeshwar -> Gokarna -> Goa -> Belgaum -> Hyderabad Few pictures from my longest drive & some from my favourite shortest weekend trip of all time.
  21. Ranger

    Share your best mobile picture

    Very impressive pictures.
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  23. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    It's my Pleasure Raja and you are always welcome. While going to Shirdi , It took around 10 hr 30 mins. I started from Hyderabad at 9 AM and reached Shirdi at 7:30 PM. It include Lunch (30 mins) and couple of bio breaks. While returning from Shirdi , I took Ahemednagar-Tisgaon-Pathardi route which was little longer. I started from Shirdi at 12:30 PM and reached Hyderabad at 1:30 AM. It include Lunch and Dinner (1 hr 30 mins) and couple of bio breaks.
  24. Rajagopal

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    thank you bro for your valuable information/updates on road condition. what was the approx. journey time??
  25. Hello Friends, In JAN-2019 , I had visited PUTTAPARTHI (PRASANTI NILAYAM) where Lord SATYA SAI BABA's Ashram is located . We entire family being devotee of LORD SATYA SAI BABA , frequently visit to PUTTAPARTHI . I would say minimum 2 to 3 times a year. This time I decided to put some blogs on our PUTTAPARTHI trip which might be helpful if any of our friends wants to visit PUTTAPARTHI. ACCOMODATION IN PUTTAPARTHI In PUTTAPARTHI , We used to stay Inside BABA's Ashram . The accomodation can be booked online http://www.srisathyasai.org.in/ For booking a room, We need to register first . Maximum 2 days is allowed per booking .If more than two days stay is needed a fresh booking can be made for another 2 days. As it is an ASHRAM , only NON-AC rooms are available but rooms with GEYSER and without geyser is available. Anyway we never mind to have AC/NON-AC room as our visit is solely for DARSHAN of LORD SATYASAI BABA SAMADHI and have a peaceful and spiritual stay. Inside the ASHRAM the room rent are very reasonable (200 to 250 rupees). We can take our cars inside the ASHRAM and there are ample of parking space available everywhere. NO HORN IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE ASHRAM and VEHICLE SPEED IS RESTRICTED TO 10KM/HR. Outside the ASHRAM , there are many HOTELS with AC and NON-AC rooms avaialable. FOOD OPTION IN PUTTAPARTHI Inside the ASHRAM there are three major canteens as below. 1. SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN 2. NORTH INDIAN CANTEEN 4. WESTERN CANTEEN In SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN the food avaialble are RICE,SAMBAR,CURRY , BUTTER MILK . The RICE and SAMBAR is unlimited where as CURRY and BUTTER MILK is only once. The food price is Rs.10/- and the timing is 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM In NORTH INDIAN CANTEEN , various options are available like RICE,ROTI, DAL, RAJMA, 2 TYPES OF CURRY ,CHOWMIN,SWEETS, CURD , BUTTER MILK etc... In this canteen all food items are priced as per SCOUP. For example if 1 scoup rice is Rs.6 and if someone takes 2 scoup it is RS.12/-. The timing is is 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM The WESTERN CANTEEN is mainly for FOREIGNERs but also for others as well .Here food like BURGER,PIZZA,PASTA...etc are available and timing is from 11 AM to 1:30 PM & 7 PM TO 8:30 PM. In all the three canteens there are separate queues & sections for LADIES and GENTs Apart from LUNCH and DINNER in above three canteens , the breakfast is available only in SOUTH INDIAN CANTEEN from morning 6:30 to 8:30 AM. In BREKFAST , the items are IDLI,CHUTNEY,UPMA & UTTAPAM. The breakfast coupon price is Rs.4/- . In each breakfast coupon we will get 2 IDLI/1 SCOUP UPMA/1 UTTAPAM. Apart from BREAKFAST & LUNCH , There are many snacks stall inside the ASHRAM where we can get food items like PIZZA,DONUTS,BREADS,POP-CORNs SAMOSA,CHAT,BHELPURI,GREEN COCONUT,TEA, COFFEE,WATER BOTTLES, ICE CREAMs etc......Those STALLs are time bounded (10 AM TO 11:30 AM & 3 PM TO 5PM & 7 TO 8PM). There is a bakery inside the ASHRAM where lots of varieties are available like PIZZA,DONUTS,BREADS,POP-CORNs...etc... So as a summary food is absolutely a no problem inside the ASHRAM but it is time bounded . DARSHAN TIMING BABA's SAMADHI is located in SAI KULWANT HALL. The VEDA CHANTING starts at 8 AM in the morning followed by BHAJAN and than DIVYA DARSHAN . SAI KULWANT HALL closes around 11 AM. In the evening same schedule from 4 PM to 7 PM. No MOBILE PHONE. REMOTE LOCKING DEVICEs , SHARPED items are allowed . There are lockers available. Normally we wear traditional dresses for DARSHAN but there is no such restriction except shorts. ASHRAM GATE OPENING & CLOSING The ASHRAM gates open at morning 4 AM and closes at evening 9:30 PM. ROUTE TO PUTTAPARTHI Two ROUTEs to be followed as below from HYDERABAD. 1. HYDERABAD-KURNOOL-ANANTHAPUR-MAMALAPALLI-DHARMAVARAM-PUTTAPARTHI-PRASANTHI NILAYAM 2. HYDERABAD-KURNOOL-ANANTHAPUR-PENUKONDA-PUTTAPARTHI-PRASANTHI NILAYAM In both the route , the road condition is absolutely a blessing ..... Drivers paradise ..... It is our lovely NH-44 till MAMALAPALLI or PENUKONDA. From MAMALAPALLI to DRAMAVARAM to PUTTAPARTHI the roads is double lane but excellent excellent..... Similarly from PENUKONDA to PUTTAPATHI the road is good though little narrow and this route is little longer than previous one. We always prefer to follow ROUTE-1. Total 6 TOLLs to be paid till MAMALAPALLI /PENUKONDA (around Rs.500/-). PLACES TO SEE IN PUTTAPARTHI There are many places to see in PUTTAPARTHI as below 1. SATYASAI BABA SAMADHI 2. SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL- It looks like a temple 3. CHAITANYA JYOTI 4. SATYASAI BABA PLANETORIUM 5. SATYASAI BABA HILL VIEW STADIUM As a summary once you enter into PUTTAPARTHI main GATE....It will be a temple atmosphere...and absolutely SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE. PICTURES NH-44 (HYDERABAD TO MAMALAPALLI) FOOD PYRAMID ON NH-44 MAMALAPALLI TO PUTTAPARTHI ROAD ENTRANCE TO PRASANTI NILAYAM STREETS IN PUTTAPARTHI Thanks BORN DRIVER
  26. BORNDRIVER

    HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

    Some more pictures . TISGAON TO MIRI TO VAMBORI (THIS STRETCH STARTED DETERIORATING NOW WHICH WAS GOOD EARLIER) SHIRDI TO AHEMEDNAGAR STRETCH AHEMEDNAGAR TO TISGAON STRETCH
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