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  1. 3 points
    RSVP 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining)  4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
  2. 3 points
    RSVP 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Maroti +2 (Tigot) (Interested in joining)
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    'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Fort & Gorge and Belum Caves - Jannuary 26th and 27th Destination: Belum Caves and Gandikota Fort & Gorge Distance: ~ 400 kms from the meet up point Pictures form our last meetup Belum Caves: Belum caves, supposedly the longest caves in India after Borra, is about 80 kms from 'Orvakal'. Belum Caves have long passages, fresh water galleries and siphons. It is a natural underground cave formed by the constant flow of underground water. The caves reach its deepest point (150 feet) known as'Pataalaganga'. Gandikota: The name Gandikota was acquired from the picturesque gorge formed between the Erramalai hills. A deep valley with massive boulders of red granite resembling the Grand Canyon surrounds the fort. The Penna river flows between the gorge which is ~100 meters below the western and northern sides of the fort. Meet point : SPOC : 9849021091 / 9989745688 Tentative Plan: Day 1 - Saturday 1) Meet up time - 05:00 a.m. 2) Meet up spot - Gachibowli ORR entrance 3) 5:00 a.m. - 'India Drive' members gathering and Introduction followed by Instructions about the convoy drive. 4) Drive start time - 5:15 a.m. 5) Breakfast : ~8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Stop by for Breakfast at a Hotel in Kurnool. 6) Post Breakfast drive commences and we reach Belum Caves between 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 7) Explore Belum Caves. 8 ) 1:30 p.m. - Drive commences for 60 kms and we reach our camping area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for Lunch and Rest. 9) Around 4:30 p.m. We start to the Gandikota Fort and Gorge area for exploration and sunset photo-shoot on the Lake-bed. Day 2 - Sunday 1)Breakfast by 8:00 a.m. 2) We start back to Hyderabad by 10:00 a.m. 3) If time permits, we check-out the 'Oravakal' natural rock formations enroute Kurnool after Lunch. 4) Part our ways after we reach the start point at Hyderabad. Cost: 1) Ballpark figure per head is 1650/- INR. Includes Stay, Entry fee at Belum Caves, Stickers and Club fee. 2) We go dutch over Food and Water expenses for both the days. Number of slots available = 20 members. Please add yourself to the Waiting list if the slots are full. Addition of members to the confirmation list will be done if any changes occur in the existing confirmation list of members. RSVP closes on 20th Jannuary Disclaimer: Accepting to participate in this Drive, is an agreement that you have joined us voluntarily and you accept that organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle etc.). Also, you are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence that endangers the safety of fellow passengers, guests or others. Terms and Conditions: 1) Only cars are allowed. 2) No age/sex restrictions on joining the drive until the driver is licensed. 3) Your car must have all the necessary gear. (Spare tyre etc.). 4) You need to follow the designated convoy position and keep safe distance from the adjacent cars. 5) No compromise on safety at any time – seat belts are a must! 6) Kindly avoid 'road rage', 'free-play' and 'show-off' during the trip - follow the Marshal's instructions at all times. 7) Carry enough water/ refreshments/ drinks for self and passengers. 8 ) Driving members can bring up to 3 guests. We encourage families. 9) Alcohol and Littering during the drive is strictly prohibited. 10) Participation is strictly through RSVP, no last-minute exceptions will be entertained. (Please add yourself to tentative if you are not sure) 11) You are required to confirm compliance to the conditions for this trip before we can register your RSVP. 12) Carry all the necessary vehicle documents. 13) Make sure you don't cause inconvenience to other road users. Important points: This is not a luxury trip. Only tents are provided by the camping organisers Washroom are available at Hairtha resort Carry your own bed sheets, blankets, pillows , mosquito repellents etc Interested members please join the WhatsApp group for more details. https://chat.whatsapp.com/EVdJWbCf6DPJQOq2XATSSd
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    RSVP 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta) 3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining)  4. Rajesh +1(Creta) 5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
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    lol I could have joined if the dates were after 22nd ... but still there is always a next time ...
  6. 2 points
    RSVP 1. Ranger +1 (Civic) 2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
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    Gandikota meetup and camping on 26th and 27th January. Interested members can RSVP. https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/1021-gandikota-road-trip-meetup-and-camping/
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    - Name: Praveen Reddy - Location: Hyderabad - Favorite past weekend getaway: Kavali beach - Longest drive : Warangal - Car you own : Baleno -Few pictures/words of your drive(Max 5 pictures): i love long drives
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    Name: Abhishek Rajput - Location: Hyderabad - Favorite past weekend getaway: Vikarabad - Longest drive : Hyd to Lonavala - Car you own : Maruti Suzuki Baleno
  11. 1 point
    Bad luck. I highly doubt they will take any action. Lot of members are facing issues with FasTag. Overall process is not upto mark.
  12. 1 point
    Used only mobile for the entire trip. You guys gave hand. We always respect the Monk magic Thank you.
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    Welcome onboard Abhishek, We shall soon add you to the 'India-drive' WhatsApp group.
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    - Name: Sai kishore - Location: Hyderabad - Favorite past weekend getaway: Srisailam - Longest drive : Mysore-ooty-coimbatore - Car you own : indica Ev2 -Few pictures/words of your drive(Max 5 pictures): i love long drives and next drive planning to Murudeshwar Sent from my Mi A2 using Tapatalk
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    Ideally yes but I am yet to get clarity of the proceedings
  16. 1 point
    This is something really strange. And will PayTm be the source to resolve this or any issue related to Fastags?
  17. 1 point
    Nice pics.. the word 'reunion' with college friends itself guarantees a great trip 😎 Definitely waiting to both see and hear more about the trip
  18. 1 point
    Waiting for more! btw very decent pictures @Ranger that too when you end the day at 7pm
  19. 1 point
    i believe those lanes can be used by fasttag users and non-fasttag users..
  20. 1 point
    @Ranger will wait for the complete travelogue and the splendid picture which you guys would have taken for sure..
  21. 1 point
    Missed this legendary trip.. Keep it coming @Ranger. Waiting for your log on Bhutan and Nepal.
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    I have recently come across the Fastag being introduced on the Hyderabad ORR. Noticed the boards as 'Hybrid Fastags' Can somebody please explain what this is?
  23. 1 point
    Hi Sairam, Please register yourself and add all the necessary information from your ID with pictures and you will be added to the group in a short notice.
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    Buddha beach resort is good but the beach is very bad , there is a village near it , village's use the beach for nature call you cannot enter the beach
  25. 1 point
    Hi @Shekar, Good to know your travel plan to Hampi this coming weekend. There is definitely a lot of walking involved to do to visit these places. But good thing is that, atleast 2 to 3 places will be bound together at one place 1) Virupaksha Temple (200 meters to 400 meters of walking is involved from the Parking lot to the temple based on the crowd as there are multiple parking points around this temple) 2) Vithala Temple Complex (You can hire an electric cabbie from the car parking to the temple compound at rupees 20/- per head) 3) Hampi group of monuments (This group of temples or monuments rest on the Hemkunta hill. They are many in number scattered all over the hill. This is around the Vithala Temple complex compound. Sunset point over here is a famous point) 4) Monkey Temple (Rests on the other side of the Tungabadra river in Hampi which involves about 1300 - 1400 steps to climb up the hill. Early morning visit around 6 AM would be the best time to do this) 5) Ugra Narasimha Statue 6) Badavi Linga (Ugra Narasimha and Badavi Linga doesn't involve much walking as they lie side by side and you can park your car just beside the temples) 7) Tungabadra river (Coracle ride in the Tungabadra is a fun ride and a well recommended. Involves about 400 meters walk from the parking area to the banks of the river. This place is about half kilometre from the Vittala Temple) 8) Elephant stable 9) Lotus Mahal (Lotus Mahal and Elephant stable lay in the same compound. A 200 meter walk from parking spot) 10) Market Place (Market place of the ancient times is seen almost at every major temple) 11) Underground Shiva Temple 12) Sashivekalu Ganesha Temple (This is close by the Hemakunta Hill) 13) Queen's Bath 14) Dasara Dibba 15) Secret Chamber 16) Stepped Tank ( Queen's bath, Mahanavami Dibba or Dasara Dibba, Secret Chamber and Stepped Tank or Well rest around the same compound which involves quite a bit of walking to cover up all of these.) I hope, all the above information would help you plan and explore the place at your comfort.
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