Jump to content
India-Drive

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 06/21/2019 in all areas

  1. 8 points
    After celebrating 50th Birthday at Srisailam, I thought of spending my 55th one also some where out side. Many options were considered but most of them were dropped due to late monsoon this year. Only a day before we had decided to spend the day at Mahabalshwar. I had to convince my wife a lot as she was not ready to accept we two only travel and I will be lone driver (She does not drive and do not want to try also). Any way I had booked a room online (Directly on hotel website as it was the cheapest) in Hotel Valley Nest after lot of research for a proper location away from crowds and with a valley view. I had taken 4 days leave and had 6 days in hand including weekend. So I kept the program open for return journey. We had planned to start at 4 AM on Tuesday 2nd July and started 15 minutes late at 04.15 AM took ORR at Rajendranagar and exited at Muthangi by 5.00 AM and took NH 65. with one small break of 10 minutes we took diversion towards Pandharpur from NH 65 at Mohol by 9.30 AM. It's about 360 Kms and we had covered it in 5 Hrs approximately excluding breaks. This includes diversions and bad patches between Basavakalyan and Solapur of about 100 Kms. On the way I had received calls from my friends informing me that heavy rain forecast in Maharastra, but we had not faced any rain except a small drizzle till Mohol. We had tried to stop for breakfast before Solapur but some hotels we missed in fast drive and some of them are closed. I do not know the reason but many eateries are closed on the way. Once we took a turn at Mohol towards Pandharpur also we found couple of hotels were in locked condition. After a couple of Kms we found one hotel and stopped there afraid that we may not get food further. But it was wrong as we found may hotels in the route till Pandharpur. We had Poha and it was good but coffee was too sweet. (May be sugar is cheap there). Wash rooms were neat and average. After relaxing about 40 Minutes we started again at 10.20 and reached Pandharpur by 11.15. Google is showing the expected time at Panchgani at 02.00 PM. So we thought of having darshan of lord Vittala at Pandharpur. It seems it rained on previous night and we could see all the roads are wet and parking areas were slushy. There are couple of paid parkings areas near the temple (100 Mtrs away from main temple). Though it is a pilgrim place of masses, we found the streets are neat (except the wetness of the rain) and of course temple area is maintained very neat. There seems to be multiple entries to the temple and we did not asked any one or did some research and went in to the temple from main entry towards the river Chandrabhaga only to know that it is a quick darshan (far away from sanctum) line once we entered the temple. But form that point also the Lord Vittala is clearly visible. By 12.30 we were again on road towards Phaltan after reaching Phaltan, I set my google map to our hotel Valley Nest and the route changed from Via Wai to Via Kudal. We reached the Hotel through Mahu Dam at 4.15 PM exactly after 12 Hrs since we left home. At about 10 Hrs drive excluding stop overs. Entire hotel only three rooms were booked including ours. The room Mountain View Super Deluxe is good having a balcony with mountain view (not valley). Road condition Except Basavakalyan to Solapur Road till Mohol is 4 lane toll roads. From Mohol to Panchgani it is two lane except small stretch of single lane mostly good. I will update further later.
  2. 4 points
    Sri RangaNayaka Swamy Temple is Located in SriRangapuram - Pebbair Mandal of Wanaparthy District - Previously was part of MahbubNagar District Its about 11 Kms from Pebbair which falls on to left side of the National highway towards Bangalore from Hyderabad on the way to Kurnool. 63 Kms from Kurnool This is an historic temple about 550 years old built in the era of Sri Krishna Devaraya According to some legend, the great vijayanagar ruler Sri Krishnadevaraya visited the famous Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple located and Srirangam and desired to built a similar temple in his kingdom. Later, in krishnadevaraya dream, Lord Vishnu said that his is located at a certain place in his own kingdom and will be shown to you by an eagle. So, the next day the king followed the eagle and found the Lord Vishnu idol between Karapakala hills and Kothakota. He constructed this beautiful Ranganayaka Swamy temple close to the Ratna Pushkarini Lake. Temple Timings: The temple is open for the visitors from Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Evening 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  3. 4 points
    Firstly, I would like to congratulate you for your passion towards travel. Very inspirational to do continuous road trips at the age of 55. Your information has always been helping many members who plan to take this route.. Thanks a lot for sharing.. Waiting for more pictures and full travel story..
  4. 4 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday  6. Ashwin + 2 (Polo) 7. Levi + 1 (Jeep Compass)  Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative  4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative 5. Naveen (Ecosport) - Tentative 6. Jagadeesh (Ecosport) - Tentative 7. Sai Kishore (indica ev2)- Tentative 8. BORNDRIVER+3 (ETIOS)- Tentative
  5. 4 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    thanks Ranger...round trip comes around 3000 KM... can we short this trip? is it best in October month
  8. 4 points
    I am based out Hyderabad. When you suggest I come to know I had traveled these places.. I covered Munnar, aleppy , tekkedy... Regards Subhash
  9. 3 points
    Waiting for the Day2 story. Very nice idea to celebrate birthdays via road trip. Between Hyderabad and Solapur, how many kilometres is bad?
  10. 3 points
    Definitely an inspiration for people like me. A great way to celebrate. Would love to see more from you. Hyderabad to Solapur hotel options are very limited. Finding a decent option is very difficult.
  11. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday  6. Ashwin + 2 (Polo)  Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative  4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative 5. Naveen (Ecosport) - Tentative 6. Jagadeesh (Ecosport) - Tentative 7. Sai Kishore (indica ev2)- Tentative 8. BORNDRIVER+3 (ETIOS)- Tentative
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Best time to be on the road. this is a magnificent temple, visited twice here. this one makes a nice day trip! excellent photography btw 👏
  14. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday  6. Ashwin + 2 (Polo)  Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative  4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative 5. Naveen (Ecosport) - Tentative 6. Jagadeesh (Ecosport) - Tentative 7. Sai Kishore (indica ev2)- Tentative
  15. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday  Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative  4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative 5. Naveen (Ecosport) - Tentative 6. Jagadeesh (Ecosport) - Tentative
  16. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative 4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative 5. Naveen (Ecosport) - Tentative
  17. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Uday Tentative List 1. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 2. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative 3. Shiva +1(compass)- Tentative 4. Jai +2(Honda City) - Tentative
  18. 3 points
    Sri RangaNayaka Swamy Temple is Located in SriRangapuram - Pebbair Mandal of Wanaparthy District - Previously was part of MahbubNagar District Its about 11 Kms from Pebbair which falls on to left side of the National highway towards Bangalore from Hyderabad on the way to Kurnool. 63 Kms from Kurnool This is an historic temple about 550 years old built in the era of Sri Krishna Devaraya According to locals and priest here - During the great vijayanagara ruler Sri Krishnadevaraya , Wanaparhy King visited the famous Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple located and Srirangam and desired to built a similar temple near by his place and Later, in his dream, Lord Vishnu said that his is located at a certain place in his own kingdom and will be shown to you by an eagle (garuda). So, the next day the king followed the eagle and found the Lord Vishnu idol between Karapakala hills and Kothakota. He constructed this beautiful Ranganayaka Swamy temple close to the Ratna Pushkarini Lake and Lord instructed to build temple at a place where the Eagle disappears - thats how a temple has been constructed here and there is a huge water body where a reservoir is also built . It took 35 years to complete the temple and its an architecture marvel - ideal for Bird Lovers and Nature Lovers for its serene and Peaceful atmosphere and Surroundings Toilets are available near the temple and small shop where one can have some snacks or packed chips , cool drinks and water bottles are available. I have seen few pre-wedding photo shoots from near by villagers happening at this place and this temple has also been shown in different telugu movies and few by SS Rajamouli too Temple Timings: The temple is open for the visitors from Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Evening 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. -- We Started at 6:00 A: from Hyderabad - Except Crossing Shamshabad No traffic has been encountered and cool nice breezy weather added much to the Monday Morning Drive and we could reach the Temple by 9:30 Route was all straight like arrow and Turn towards Pebbair and From there around 11 kms inside we could reach the temple Let the Pics do the talking
  19. 3 points
    1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 6. Uday 7. Akhil + 1 (Honda Jazz) - Tentative
  20. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento) 4. Rajesh +1 (Creta) 5. Sridhar Tandra + 2 (Tiago) - Tentative 6. Uday
  21. 3 points
    Confirmed list 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Bhargav + 1(Vento)
  22. 3 points
    Sharing few pictures from the camera.
  23. 3 points
    Sharing a few mobile clicks on my recent road trip in Singapore, Bali and Nusa Penida.
  24. 3 points
    Cut off Kanyakumari from this list covering Mahabalipuram - Pondy - Dhanushkodi and back, I am sure that will cut down some distance!
  25. 3 points
    i am planning something in August.. Hyd-tirupati-kanipakam-pondy-rameswaram-danushkodi-kanyakumari-kovalam-allapuzha-munnar-blore-hyd.. This is tentative as of now provided my company gives me leaves
×