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  1. 5 points
    Roads are excellent through out the drive. Mandatory stopover at the ghat section entrance. Two old work horses First leg of the journey from Hyderabad till ghat entrance is a drivers paradise Single lane road with perfect banking angles Start early in the morning to enjoy the road Ghat section is narrow, overtaking a heavy vehicle is a tough task Forest department has created few designated stopovers in the forest. Good move. There are around 6 stopovers in the forest. First view of the reservoir Soaked up in rain Still a long way to go.. Way to boating point View of the dam from the boat Private boat with less capacity Fisherman village, This is located deep in the forest. They don't have basic facilities. Very peaceful place. Beautiful views en-route We spotted around three fisherman villages. These people are disconnected with our world. Akka Mahadevi caves entrance, 500 meter walk form boat. Naturally formed entrance, this place is active from 13th century A lady is meditating at this place from the past 16 years. She never left the place. Boat operators carry food. The end
  2. 5 points
    My take is Konkan. It is near to my heart. Completed my Engineering so spent most beautiful days of my life (and monsoon) there. Complete Konkan become beautiful during this season.
  3. 4 points
    My personal favourite? Any Western-ghats. Chikmagalur: https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/505-hyderabad-to-chikamagalur-road-trip/ Mulshi and Tamhini ghats Mahabaleshwar
  4. 3 points
    The last Himalayan trip ended in January of 2018. Arunachal was a great trip and the addiction was too strong. We decided to head to the Himalaya again. Many among our friends and relatives argue that with the same kind of effort or probably less, you guys can easily make a trip to other countries/ places. Why drive to the Himalayas all the time, that too from Hyderabad? Probably we are so brutally attracted to the Himalayas. Some who are well versed with the mighty walls up north ask, blinded by the gorgeousness of mighty Himalaya? The answer reverberates hell yeah!
  5. 3 points
    It was 1 of August I was browsing TripAdvisor for resorts and planning my road trip to Bhandavgarh when I received a message in the WhatsApp group from @PrashantKMathur sir. I never miss his messages, and so this one. I was surprised and happy on seeing the message about the most loved SUV and most awaited drive from Ford. I immediately cancelled all my meet-up plans for the weekend. Fast forward to 3 days, it was Sunday, the drive day. I woke up early in the morning, took my camouflaged rain jacket which I bought for the monsoon drive meet-up but never wore and begin driving towards Chevella. The traffic throughout the drive was almost nill and I could constantly maintain 60kmph enjoying the empty road, drizzle and my TDCi engine's roar. The area is 70kms away from my house and I reached the venue by 10:00 AM starting at 8:15 AM with 20mins break waiting for my friend who never turned up. I was the first person apart for Team Ford. Was received really well by Vibrant Ford AGM and team where I get my car serviced and by Modi Ford team where I bought my car. 20 minutes later after finishing all the formalities and coffee break I was into the huge and beautiful Off-roader the ENDEAVOUR. I was accompanied by Mr. Sarath Ford's off-road trainer and he took me for the first round. The track was really good with lush green trees surrounded and even more tricky due to continuous rain and drizzle the night before event. He explained me everything about the capabilities of the vehicle, different drive modes and showed me how it performed in 4low with ease and how it struggled in 4high. The track and the experience was so good that I wanted to go on another round and he agreed for it. Finished two rounds of the drive and the time was 11:00 AM when I met @Jag's. Few minutes of discussion with the trainer and AGM Vibrant Ford sales I was back into my car carrying all the memories and small souvenir (Ford Hat) from the trainer going back home. Off-road Track. These obstacles were really scary to see. A small souvenir from the trainer (Ford Hat) on the music system. He's the trainer Mr. Sarath.
  6. 3 points
    Had to convince seven lazy folks to visit this place. Took me an hour to convince them 😛 Weather played important role, If the temperatures are high/Sun is out. It would be a disaster. Coracles belong to fisherman. Those are used for fishing. They use them to commute around the small villages. Yes, It is working. Previously, it was stopped due to some repair work. Than you guys.
  7. 3 points
    @Rangerexcellent pics, and write-up. the rope ways are working now? i heard they were not operating, the last time i went. (almost an year back) Thank you!
  8. 3 points
    Track is managed by Ravindra. Fantastic pictures. Looks like you guys had great fun.
  9. 3 points
    Nice share @SK01. Must have been quite an experience. The venue looks like Mr. Ravinder reddy's farm track near Sania Mirzas Tennis academy. Below is the link shared which happened at the same venue I suppose.
  10. 3 points
    Hello trippers, Tell your top monsoon destinations from Hyderabad and why?
  11. 3 points
    Via Bangalore is good to go. Don't take the shorter route. It is very bad. Four days is good enough. On day1, Stay in the Chikmagalur town. On day2 and 3, Stay in the guest houses, these are located in hills.
  12. 3 points
    This is the best that I have done so far out of the list above and then comes in the Coorg down South along with Araku Valley
  13. 3 points
    Nice post @Musafir. All the places around the western ghats region are best to visit during monsoons. Would love to list down a few for the record. 1) Chikamagalur and Kudremukh 2) Lonavla, Tamhini, Mulshi, Lavasa (All the roads and ghats around the Pavna lake) 3) Malshej ghat 4) Agumbe. 5) Few treks in the western ghat region to get beautiful views Sinhagad, Rajgad, Torna, Raigad, Harishchandragad, Tikona, Lohagad, Koraigad, Kotligad, Tung, Visapur, Andharban etc. 6) Goa is another beautiful place close to the ghats. (Beaches can be ignored) 7) Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani 8) Araku valley 9) Ooty and Kotagiri 10) Kodaikanal and Vattakanal (Best from Sept to Dec) 11) Coorg and Madikeri 12) Wayanad and Munnar
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Thank you for the update. Beautiful pictures.
  16. 3 points
    Thank You for the link. It helped me with much detailed description of road and food options.
  17. 3 points
    Hi @rajashekar Just came back from the trip. Excellent place, young kids & teens will have more fun than small kids will. I have been to many jungle camps in and out of india, i felt the staff here is so helpful and supportive and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. we (family of 3 our son is a teen ager) stayed in cottage felt safe. To see the animals in safari we got to be lucky, we spotted some malabar squirrels, sambar deer, and variety of fox can't recollect the name. birds and butterflies are a treat. the whole area is green. we had a great trip. The route we took is pretty much what google suggested, the road are good. But pre-booking the cottage is must. while coming back we visited mahanandi temple as its just 30 km from the camp. Thanks! karnool > orvakal > nandyal (NH 44 & 40)
  18. 3 points
    Hi Rkamal, Have you visited this place ? Can you please let me know the route you have taken? and is it safe for family and kids
  19. 2 points
    Lovely log @Ranger. One place around Srisailam that has been missing out on information for the travelers. Looks like you guys have done it during a perfect weekend which had mild showers. I am surprised to see those coracles in the pictures. Are they still legally running it after a lot of disasters in the past in that region?
  20. 2 points
    The above link is really cool. Will follow them for more updates.
  21. 2 points
    @rkamal .. Those were some beautiful pictures of the trip. Thanks a lot for sharing. Would you suggest this for a couple travelling alone and not in a group. Any safety concerns or risk factors ?
  22. 2 points
    The place is no doubt a safe one to stay and the staff is good. But, it is always advisable to do this in a group as it is amidst the forest.
  23. 2 points
    due to monsoon patrolling BOOKING FOR PACHERLA IS OPEN (ONLY BAIRLUTY & TUMMALABYLU WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 16/7/2019 TO 15/10/2019) planning to visit pacherla this weekend. will update the details.
  24. 2 points
    It is good, you take regular Hyd Srisailam while going and take Dornala - Atmakur route while returning on your way towards Mahanandi, there is an alternate route which goes through Dornala - Giddalur but take Atmakur route to get on to Nandyal road which I feel is faster and better
  25. 2 points
    Day: 3 Explore waterfalls near the resort. Waterfalls name : Jhari waterfalls. Waterfall usually opens at 9AM. Since we stayed inside the forest. We took the resort jeep and went till waterfalls, around 8 AM. Don't attempt in your own vehicles, curves are too steep. No single person is present at the waterfalls, apart from us! They charged us 500/- for ride to waterfalls 200 meter walk from the road.. After spending some time at the waterfalls, we returned back to the home stay. Had breakfast and started to Babu Budangiri. Clouds! We took some off-road trails. Once the visibility is clear, we drove further. Zero crowd, we stayed here for an hour and enjoyed the view. Photo time Breath taking view Some more pictures at the different view points. Day 4: We drove back from Kuteer to Hyderabad. We started at 9AM and reached home around 10PM. Thank you
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