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    Hello Friends, I would like to travel from Hyderabad to Varanasi in mid Aug. Have anyone travelled recently. I will travel with kid and during this COVID situation I am really worried. Please suggest me best possible route and information about travel.pass if any required now
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    Hello Guys, I recently traveled to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and was looking for some information on some pit stops on the way to Bengaluru. I found this thread to be very useful, albeit the information is a little dated. This thread helped me plan my travels better. I wanted to contribute with some updates from my end so that others also can benefit from this thread. Given the ongoing pandemic, we had a lot of apprehensions before travelling with regard to restrictions on the inter state travel, safety, etc., I did some thorough research around the current rules around interstate travel and some safe places on the way to Bengaluru. I wanted to share the information for benefit of everyone in four segments (Rules around interstate movement, Safe pit stops, Drive conditions, Tolls) 1. Rules around interstate movement Given the current situation, I don't think anyone would want to travel for leisure. We had to travel to Bengaluru due to a death emergency in the family. I am sure there would be other unavoidable reasons why people may want to travel. Since, this route involves transiting from 3 different states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), its important to keep yourself updated about the ever changing rules of these three states. You can follow the below steps to ensure that your trip is within the rules of these three states. Karnataka - a. You need to log in to sevasindhu portal (https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English) and apply for an e-Pass. b. Pls be careful in choosing the category. We chose "Death Emergency" as the category. However, if you want to return within 48 hours of your entry into Karnataka, you need to choose "Inter-state Business traveller" category. If you choose a wrong category, then the authorities will affix a stamp on your hand, compelling you to be home quarantined for 15 days within the address your are going to in Karnataka. 🤯 c. You need to choose the check post through which you will enter and exit Karnataka. We chose Bagepalli Toll plaza as entry and Venkatagirikote checkpost, as the exit. d. You need to enter the entry and exit dates, if these are within 48 hours, then there will be no stamping and home quarantine required. e. Once, submitted, pls print the e-pass and keep it with you, because you need to show the same at multiple places. I would suggest you print the e-pass instead of mobile, because you don't want to keep giving mobile to multiple people increasing the risk of transmission Andhra Pradesh a. There is a check post near Pullur before entering into Kurnool. As long as you have the e-Pass showing you are just transiting through Andhra Pradesh, you are fine. There will be no other questions. You don't need to get out of your car as well. b. On the way back, there will be a check post near Amakthadu, as long as you show that your destination address is in Telangana, they won't ask any further questions. Telangana a. Currently, there is a G.O. M.S no 721 dated May 31, 2020, which allows unrestricted travel to and from Telangana state. They did not even stop us, (infact, I don't remember seeing a border check post also). It was a breeze for us. However, there were talks about lock down being imposed within GHMC area, however, fortunately for us, there was no lock down. Its important to track latest updates from Telangana Polic website, which lays down various rules for movement of public. You can access the site here (https://www.tspolice.gov.in/jsp/homePage?method=getHomePageElements) 2. Safe Pit stops Since, we were travelling with elders, I was very particular about places which offered some hot beverages and clean toilets for refreshing ourselves. After some hours of research, I found 4 places which met the criteria. I am listing them down here for your ready reference a. Pitstop 44, Kurnool - Its relatively newer place with drive in facility. It serves good hot beverages and has clean toilets. We stopped here for around half hour after driving for 3.5 hours from Hyderabad. b. AP02, Anantpur - Even though we haven't stopped here, its got good reviews and also serves some good local food c. Cafe Coffee day, Ramarajupalle - Its an excellent place which serve very good coffee. Its staff were also very well behaved, and properly covered their face and hands with mask and glovers respectively. It also has clean toilets. We stopped here for about half hour. d. Tasty Treat, Anantpur - This is a restaurant which is close to KIA motors plant. It also offers some Korean food and relatively clean. We didn't stop here though. My views are based only on online reviews Since, the road is very good, we didn't have to stop anywhere else and these pit stops are good places after you drive for 3 - 4 hours from either side. 3. Drive Conditions Our drive from Hyderabad to Bengaluru took about 9 hours from door to door. I had to go from Kushaiguda in Hyderabad to RR Nagar in Bengaluru. Both these places are quite far away from their respective city centers. One can target to get from Hyderabad Airport to Bengaluru Airport with in 6:00 - 6:30 hours since, the roads are very good. There is stretch near Kurnool where road renovations is going on. Otherwise, the entire stretch had very good driving conditions. There will be some random vehicles coming in the opposite direction near some villages, one needs to be very careful and slowdown near the villages. There are some badly designed speed bumps near Gooty, which one needs to watch out for. Since, we drove during the day, we could see some beautiful scenes. Attached, is one of the images I took while driving. 4. Toll There are 8 tools between Hyderabad and Bengaluru (not taking the ones on ORR into account). It costed me around 880 on each side. By now, most of you will have Fastag on your vehicle, its a breeze and its hasslefree on 90% of the tolls while some tolls may have some problem in Fastag readers. Hope that this information comes in handy while planning your trip. I must say inspite of all the travel restrictions and ongoing pandemic, our trip was very safe and enjoyable. Keep Tripping!!😀
  3. 1 point
    Hello Guys, I recently traveled to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and was looking for some information on some pit stops on the way to Bengaluru. I found this thread to be very useful, albeit the information is a little dated. This thread helped me plan my travels better. I wanted to contribute with some updates from my end so that others also can benefit from this thread. Given the ongoing pandemic, we had a lot of apprehensions before travelling with regard to restrictions on the inter state travel, safety, etc., I did some thorough research around the current rules around interstate travel and some safe places on the way to Bengaluru. I wanted to share the information for benefit of everyone in four segments (Rules around interstate movement, Safe pit stops, Drive conditions, Tolls) 1. Rules around interstate movement Given the current situation, I don't think anyone would want to travel for leisure. We had to travel to Bengaluru due to a death emergency in the family. I am sure there would be other unavoidable reasons why people may want to travel. Since, this route involves transiting from 3 different states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), its important to keep yourself updated about the ever changing rules of these three states. You can follow the below steps to ensure that your trip is within the rules of these three states. Karnataka - a. You need to log in to sevasindhu portal (https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English) and apply for an e-Pass. b. Pls be careful in choosing the category. We chose "Death Emergency" as the category. However, if you want to return within 48 hours of your entry into Karnataka, you need to choose "Inter-state Business traveller" category. If you choose a wrong category, then the authorities will affix a stamp on your hand, compelling you to be home quarantined for 15 days within the address your are going to in Karnataka. 🤯 c. You need to choose the check post through which you will enter and exit Karnataka. We chose Bagepalli Toll plaza as entry and Venkatagirikote checkpost, as the exit. d. You need to enter the entry and exit dates, if these are within 48 hours, then there will be no stamping and home quarantine required. e. Once, submitted, pls print the e-pass and keep it with you, because you need to show the same at multiple places. I would suggest you print the e-pass instead of mobile, because you don't want to keep giving mobile to multiple people increasing the risk of transmission Andhra Pradesh a. There is a check post near Pullur before entering into Kurnool. As long as you have the e-Pass showing you are just transiting through Andhra Pradesh, you are fine. There will be no other questions. You don't need to get out of your car as well. b. On the way back, there will be a check post near Amakthadu, as long as you show that your destination address is in Telangana, they won't ask any further questions. Telangana a. Currently, there is a G.O. M.S no 721 dated May 31, 2020, which allows unrestricted travel to and from Telangana state. They did not even stop us, (infact, I don't remember seeing a border check post also). It was a breeze for us. However, there were talks about lock down being imposed within GHMC area, however, fortunately for us, there was no lock down. Its important to track latest updates from Telangana Polic website, which lays down various rules for movement of public. You can access the site here (https://www.tspolice.gov.in/jsp/homePage?method=getHomePageElements) 2. Safe Pit stops Since, we were travelling with elders, I was very particular about places which offered some hot beverages and clean toilets for refreshing ourselves. After some hours of research, I found 4 places which met the criteria. I am listing them down here for your ready reference a. Pitstop 44, Kurnool - Its relatively newer place with drive in facility. It serves good hot beverages and has clean toilets. We stopped here for around half hour after driving for 3.5 hours from Hyderabad. b. AP02, Anantpur - Even though we haven't stopped here, its got good reviews and also serves some good local food c. Cafe Coffee day, Ramarajupalle - Its an excellent place which serve very good coffee. Its staff were also very well behaved, and properly covered their face and hands with mask and glovers respectively. It also has clean toilets. We stopped here for about half hour. d. Tasty Treat, Anantpur - This is a restaurant which is close to KIA motors plant. It also offers some Korean food and relatively clean. We didn't stop here though. My views are based only on online reviews Since, the road is very good, we didn't have to stop anywhere else and these pit stops are good places after you drive for 3 - 4 hours from either side. 3. Drive Conditions Our drive from Hyderabad to Bengaluru took about 9 hours from door to door. I had to go from Kushaiguda in Hyderabad to RR Nagar in Bengaluru. Both these places are quite far away from their respective city centers. One can target to get from Hyderabad Airport to Bengaluru Airport with in 6:00 - 6:30 hours since, the roads are very good. There is stretch near Kurnool where road renovations is going on. Otherwise, the entire stretch had very good driving conditions. There will be some random vehicles coming in the opposite direction near some villages, one needs to be very careful and slowdown near the villages. There are some badly designed speed bumps near Gooty, which one needs to watch out for. Since, we drove during the day, we could see some beautiful scenes. Attached, is one of the images I took while driving. 4. Toll There are 8 tools between Hyderabad and Bengaluru (not taking the ones on ORR into account). It costed me around 880 on each side. By now, most of you will have Fastag on your vehicle, its a breeze and its hasslefree on 90% of the tolls while some tolls may have some problem in Fastag readers. Hope that this information comes in handy while planning your trip. I must say inspite of all the travel restrictions and ongoing pandemic, our trip was very safe and enjoyable. Keep Tripping!!😀
  4. 1 point
    Every year in Aug we visit Shirdi but this year going to miss this trip due to COVID situation. In fact last year we did Hyderabad - Shirdi - Nasik (Triyabakeshwar)
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    A lot of us are traveling by road in self-driven cars to avoid COVID 19 these days. Can anyone help me what is the road condition from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam on a scale of 1-10 for various patches of the route? such as Hyderabad to Vijayawada road condition. Vijaywada to Rajahmundry. Rajahmundry to Visakhapatnam.
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    Thanks for the same. Surely will post after trip will be completed.
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    Hi Pankaj, As far as I remember there are enough Petrol pumps between HYD and NGP, though not sure about their operations during night, mostly it should be working round the clock. It is just 500 KM from HYD -. NGP and if you top-up near Adilabad, I dont think you need any other fuel break. NGP -> BPL -- There are enough Petrol pumps on the way, no worries. Again it is 351 Km , via Betul, Hoshangabad road. So, if you do a full tank at NGP outskirts, I don't think you need any fuel break after that till Bhopal. Not sure, how many times, you have covered HYD to NGP. But, it will be good, if you can avoid night driving on that route. Try to start early morning( around 4:00-5:00AM) from HYD. Please do post your experience post journey. Have a safe trip. Thanks, Dhananjay
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    The roads are very good from Hyderabad to Nagpur, I had travelled in February 2020,i was able to reach in 7 hours, So you can reach at 10 am to nagpur without break, take a break to fill petrol at Nagpur. Nagpur to Jabalpur the road is good except for 10-15 kms patch is not good.few diversions were there may be now improved. You can cover up to Jabalpur in 4-5 hours, from there to katni I don't have idea.
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    But in present situation , it is not good to stay thats why I like to do in single stretch. From Hyd to NGP road r good but I m not having too much about NGP to Jabalpur and then Katni. If u know please let me know.
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    Hi, I did bangalore to nagpur. Its possible in 13 hrs...
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    Hi Pankaj, Anmol - As you could see in above post, I did complete this journey. 1. Nagpur <-> Kanpur : I tired below - While NAGPUR to Kanpur Single road upto Narsingpur is only concern. Road condition was very good and traffic is less. While KANPUR to NAGPUR I took NH44 via Seoni. It is awesome 4 lane route by around 100km before Nagpur, road is under construction and was in very bad condition. Sunil
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    Hi, I just drove down from hyd (gachibowli)1230h to Nagpur(Sonegaon) 1835h. Completed the trip in jus above 6 hrs. Roads are gud except for one odd few patches after crossing Maharashtra border near Hinganghat. Date was 19th Jun 20. So almost all petrol pumps were open by day. Not sure of night. Its better to top up at hyd n start. U'll be able to reach nagpur by late morning hours and continue. Safe driving...
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    Hi, I m planning road trip from Hyderabad to Katni via Nagpur, Jabalpur. I like to cover-up in a single day, if I start by 3am from Hyderabad , will it be possible to reach Katni by 5pm? How the road conditions, From Hyd- NGP, Ngp-Jabalpur? Are enough Petrol pump and open in night time? Regards, Pankaj
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    Hi guys, i completed the trip. Sorry for the delay. i started early morning around 5.00 and was able to cover till nagpur by 11.30. No fog observed as i was expecting in december. The road was quite good, except for a few bad patches. I was able to reach jabalpur by 4.30 pm in the evening. let me know if you guys need more details.
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    I did Hyderabad to Delhi (Ghaziabad) on May 8th-9th, 2020. The roads throughout are super smooth. Didn't find a single place where it's broken. It was a bike trip on my Jawa 42. Stats can be found in below video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Zd063NGLI -@RDxOnWheels
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    ok thank you for your information. I think from 1st june we can travel (if anybody wants) hassle free.
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    Not my personal update. Updates shared by India-drive members. Stamp is mandatory from AP to TS. No stamp from TS to AP. From today, air travel has no restrictions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Have you captured any picture of these routes? Naldurg to Tuljapur pathetic....Surprise ...I just did this in Jan last week during Nashik travel.... When you take Tuljapur exit from NH65 after Naldurg....the 1st 100 to 150 meter is pathetic....their after till Tiljapur road is good to very good though there are frequent speed breakers before 2 to 3 km to TULJAPUR..Even inside Tuljapur the road is very good (newly made). After Tuljapur till NH52 flyover...(It is only 2km) the road is very fine. Anyway I have captured all the pictures of these roads. I will upload in the thread "HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION". From PATHARDI to till VAMBHORI via MIRI and TISGAON is HELL spelling......are you sure? Yes before PATHARDI it becomes patchy and bad but that will be just 5 to 10 km and that to in patches and not the entire one. From TISGAON to MIRI till VAMBHORI the roads are newly laid and repaired and it is perfectly alright. I could even drove at 80 speed without any issue in my ETIOS SEDAN. Anyway I will upload the pics in couple of days.....Than peoples will decide how bad OR good this stretch is. NALDURG-TULJAPUR-OSMANABAD-BEED-PATHARDI-TOSGAON-MIRI-VAMBHORI- RAHORI ...till 30km before Shirdi... Sent from my SM-M305F using Tapatalk
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    You can skip Lavasa. Nothing much over there waste of time. Lost its charm. Mahabaleshwar is good. consider staying at Zostal Mahabaleshwar. They have good view. You can also add Mulshi and Tamhini to the list.(Andhbar trek) kolad, water rafting is good. Check before you go
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    Monsoon/post monsoon is the best time to visit. You need to take right turn from Vikarabad village. Will share the location details.
  22. 1 point
    fantastic share. Where is this place exactly and how can i reach there? What will be the best season to visit there?
  23. 1 point
    Beautiful pictures, Baleno looks elegant. Make sure you have necessary permissions, If the group is big.
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    We shall look in to the alternatives and come up with the plan this summer considering the climatic conditions and post the status on the drive meets soon. Please stay tuned for more updates on the drive meets
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