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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 3 points
    Hello trippers, Tell your top monsoon destinations from Hyderabad and why?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 3 points
    Hello Everyone, I would like to plan the Road trip on this August 14th. Day 1- Hyderabad to Srisailam (on the way mallela theertham) Day 2- Srisailam Local Day 3- Start to Mahanandi -- stay in mahanandi or start to Ahobhilam? Day 4 - Ahobhilam -- Hyderabad Please suggest is this fine or an compress this plan. or can we add any other stops. How about the road condition from Srisailam to mahanandi. Can we get accommodation in Mahanandi or ahobhilam ? Thanks in Advance. Regards Subhash
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    Thank you for the update. Beautiful pictures.
  11. 3 points
    Thank You for the link. It helped me with much detailed description of road and food options.
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. 3 points
    Thanks for the replay. We are planing to go Group of 12 family members and plan to visit akkamahadevi temple. and rope way..so plan to stay a day in srisailam. How about route any idea ... Srisailam to Mahanandi. Regards Subhash
  15. 3 points
    One of the biggest problems is accommodation. Make sure you prebook the accommodations. It will be tight in both Srisailam and Ahobilam . Expect over crowd in all the locations. Day 1 : Hyderabad to Srisailam Start early in the morning. You will reach by 11 AM. Complete the rituals. Explore around. You need to take lot of steps to visit Mallelatheertham. I feel that one day is good enough for Srisailam. Day 2 : Explore around Srisailam. Drive down to Mahanandi temple. Plan stopover at Ahobhilam. Day 3: Take a guide and go on the Ahobilam forest trek. It is beautiful during monsoon. Day 4: Drive back to Hyderabad via Bangalore highway. Based on accommodation availability you can change the plan. Roads are good, you wont feel them hectic since the distance is less. Single lane roads. Not suitable for high speed cruising. Return drive will be easy, since you will the Bangalore highway. You can cut short the trip to three days, go on a short trek in Ahobilam and drive back on the same day.
  16. 2 points
    I have visited one month back for a day trip. It was a hot day. Route: Madhapur - LB Nagar - Nagarjuna Sagar After Angadipeta you will find some bad roads around 20 kms due to road construction. You need be careful as the road will be narrow at some places and diversions. I didn't visit Ethipothala water fall as local people told water won't be there and we got late for return.
  17. 2 points
    Nothing can beat this in south Indian. There are many unknown beautiful locations in Kerala. Any IndiaDrive plans to Kerala? Never attended a meet till now. Was promoted to father and got busy with early stage chores.
  18. 2 points
    I am planning to do a road trip to Nagpur from Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Planning to start early morning from Hyderabad. How is the current condition of the road from Adilabad to Hinganghat as previously it was not good. Also, please suggest any good spots for food.
  19. 2 points
    Wish you a belated B'day !!! you proved - 'Age is just a number' !!! Awesome clicks, short n crisp writing ... thoroughly enjoyed reading the details with wonderful pics... Stay Blessed ! , Keep Driving ! (Y)
  20. 2 points
    How safe is the place incase if you are the only family staying that night in the jungle camp?
  21. 2 points
    Both are almost same, via VJA it is around 345 / 350kms
  22. 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
  23. 2 points
    Plan Day 2 : Pune(Lonavala) to Tamhini and Mulshi Breakfast: We will start at 7AM from the accommodation. If you can't wait till 9AM~10AM for breakfast (like me) , Carry few quick bites. Breakfast is planned around 9AM~10AM The drive from 7AM to 10AM is around 50 kilometres. But it will take ~2 hours + since the routes that we are taking are scenic/less crowded (roads are bad) If there are any road closures, we will be taking alternative routes, we may take more time to reach the breakfast point. You wont find any signals on this route. You have to download the offline google maps. We will share those details in the WhatsApp group. Trek After the breakfast, We will go on a 120 minutes trek to a waterfall( name unknown). Proper permissions are taken from the officials. Trek Difficulty level : Easy (We made sure that everyone can do it comfortably) Post trek, we will be having be having lunch around 2~3PM. Things to carry for trek: Rain coats/Umbrellas Comfortable attire for the trek Shoes Water bottles Energy bars Extra pair of clothes A backpack/bag to carry your stuff Lunch Lunch will be arranged post trek, along with a room for attire changeover. Post Lunch We will visit few places around the area and drive back to the Accommodation.
  24. 2 points
    *** Even Though this Travel is done back in march , by Sleeper Bus and Flight - I think its eligible to get into this Section as I would post pictures of Road and Few Places of interest. *** Well The Most Asked Question either in ID whatsApp or Facebook - Which Route is Best from Hyderabad to Goa and Back. -- Teaser Pic This was done in March and my friend had to attend an Meeting in Goa - He booked ticket for me But I have missed out the flight from Hyderabad became blessing in disguise . I have booked VRL travels Sleeper coach Bus to reach Goa the Next day where I could enjoy the journey and being a road enthusiast I preferred sitting in Cabin and Enjoy instead of the sleeper Berth - somehow i felt the sleeper berth cramp and bumpy Bus was scheduled at 19:00 hrs Departure and boarding was at Lakdikapul , where a mini bus took all of us to Aaramgarh , Reached Aaramgarh by 19:00 , but had to wait about half-an hour for the Bus to arrive . Bus was almost Full and it is due to they have adjusted passengers who booked AC Seater bus into here - Where as I have paid 1700+ for sleeper Bus and people who booked 800Rs Ticket were fortunate enough to get into sleeper Bus - Picked up a passenger in between , near Shamshabad and slowly Bus picked up and reached a Dhaba Near Jadcherla for Dinner Break - I had food packed from home and as per fellow passengers food was pathetic and hotel was just OK. -- Bu Stared from Jadcherla and took Mahabubnagar road and below route was taken MahabubNagar - Raichur - Madgal - BagalKot- Belgaum - ChorlaGhat - Goa -- Below was the Road condition Hyderabad - MahabubNagar : Road was Good MahabubNagar - Raichur : Road works were on then and little diversions too Raichur - Madgal - Bagalkot : Its double road and we have to get down whenever an bigger vehicle or 4 wheeler came from opposite end and Needless to say while in Karnataka Expect many speed breakers too .. Bagalkot - Belgaum : Road was good .. Reached early in the Morning - Hence it was easy to cross Belgaum Belgaum to Start of the Ghat Road - it was double road and being early morning there was some truck traffic and also travel buses reaching Belgaum , Many people were doing walking /jogging by the side of the road and seen some people doing Yoga too Needs to be careful while driving at the stretch --- Once reaching the start of the Ghat Bus has stopped at decent Hotel for Bio Break and it was around 6:00 A:M in the Morning. It took around 3 hours to reach Goa [Private Buses Parking Yard] as road was through Ghats , Some rural villages and little delay at check posts - Being Morning time encountered little traffic reaching Goa ] Stayed a Hotel Govia Homes Near Candolim Beach - Hotel was home stay kind and had good swimming pool - Able to tour only Candolim and Baga Beaches and a guided tour with mini bus provided . All beaches that i have toured were well maintained maximum care is taken to avoid plastic - even though boozing is not allowed at sea shore near by Beaches but i could see few people doing that Goa is Pretty costly and Bargain is the funda works here - never hesitate to bargain if you are shopping in the shops road by and Near beaches too Food is pathetic and costly especially people from Telangana and Andhra would find food not so good , me being vegetarian has less options to chose and my friends who took non veg said its pathetic and not for spice lovers ..I have seen few people from TS and AP getting Induction stoves and cooking as they found food very very waste in taste . -- I think there is very much to explore in Goa Beyond Beaches and Booze , something that always pulls back to the place may be its weather , people or its picturesque locations and Beautiful Beaches - that might be the reason people always wants to make it despite of the hard roads and other reasons like cost and stay options - There is always something more left to explore in Goa as per the conversations with people and foreigners who were visiting for nth time who are always finding a new place and Goa wears different colors accordingly to the different seasons
  25. 2 points
    Day -2, 29-07-2018 Sunday We were ready by 6.30 in the morning and checked out the room after a cup of coffee. Chitrakote falls are about 40 Kms away from Jagdalpur and we reached there before 7.30. We were told that the flow had decreased since past two days. but it is still high. As it was early morning, number of visitors at the falls were less even though it was Sunday. Weather was too cloudy and I was disappointed with the camera. Let the photos speak further..