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  1. Ranger

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Welcome onboard Amit. Please register on the website and update you contact on this link. https://www.india-drive.com/Home/group-chat/
  2. Ranger

    Hyderabad- Munnar-Hyderabad

    Hyderabad - Munnar - Hyderabad in three days is super quick. I have done Ooty on a weekend, We started from office on Friday weekend and came back to office on Monday morning. This was around 2010. Now, I am restricting myself to 700kms/day. (age catching up) Pictures are very crisp, I personally stopped shooting on DSLR. But your pictures have planted a new DSLR seed in my brain. Sharing it on the home page. Thank you for sharing.
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    Hubbli to hydrabad road condition

    via Gooty, It will be longer. But as Shekar suggested, If you are driving a Sedan/hatch with low GC stick to Ballari road. Even Ballari to Gooty is not a smooth section, But much better than Raichur section.
  4. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Maredumilli road trip

    Roads should be good. Done it in 2017 November. How is your VRS doing?
  5. Ranger

    Pune to Kolkata

    Recently I have done Hyderabad to Kolkata. I have done Hyderabad to Pune multiple times. Ideal plan: Day 1 Pune to Hyderabad Day 2 Hyderabad to Vishakapatnam Day 3 Vishakapatnam to Bhubaneshwar Day 4 Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata If you want to decrease no .of days. Day 1 Pune to Vijayawada Day 2 Vijayawada to Bhubaneshwar Day 3 Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata Stopover suggestions are based on decent accommodation availability.
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    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Day 2 : Vishakapatnam to Puri Impressed by Vizag City. Very clean and neat roads. Today our primary aim is to drive away from Phethai Cyclone :) We experienced strong winds across the coastal area. We did not book any beach side resort in Puri since heavy rains and strong winds are expected. Road condition : Mix of 2-lane and 4-lane. Can maintain 100kmph without any fuss. Few diversions(road work) kill the overall average. Overall road condition is good. Start time: 11 AM Reached: 6 PM Hotel : OYO Gangotri Puri Rating: 3.5/5 Cost: 1500/- (value for money) Newly constructed. Very few food options from Vizag to Puri. Most of the area is remote. Better to avoid night drive on this section. Breakfast : Vizag beach road(food truck)(5/5 for the beach view) Lunch : We skipped Dinner : OYO Gangotri (veg)(3/5) We decided to do this trip leisurely, No early morning/late night drives. We could have directly driven towards Kolkata but we avoided it. Ready for to roll, Keys Vizag. YI wide angle. Started exploring Vizag beaches. It is definitely one of the cleanest City in the country. Roads are clean, dust and pothole free. I'm not sure about internal roads. Roads around beach and our accommodation are too good. Wide angle shot, RK beach, It is windy and gloomy due to Cyclone. Mandatory selfie We drove along the coastal line till Bheemli beach. Vizag to Puri roads are good, There are few diversions near bridges which kill the overall average. Duster is literally shaking on speed above 100, due to strong winds Some smooth sections and Dense forests. Sunlight started to fade away after 4PM, We thought due to cyclone effect, Later we realised that we are driving towards NE. Once we divert from the highway, It is single lane road to Puri. Roads are average, most of the places we pass through are very backward. Finding a proper tea/washroom/hotel is a uphill task. Around 10 kilometres of road is like this.. It looks beautiful, I'm sure these roads are not safe. We were stopped on this section due to some elephants crossing, They released us after some time. But we couldn't find any elephant.. Hotels in Puri are extreme, They are priced either 10k + or below 2k. There are no mid level options OYO room in Puri To be cont..
  7. Ranger

    Hyderabad ORR

    Bad luck. I highly doubt they will take any action. Lot of members are facing issues with FasTag. Overall process is not upto mark.
  8. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Used only mobile for the entire trip. You guys gave hand. We always respect the Monk magic Thank you.
  9. Ranger

    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    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/
  10. Ranger

    Gandikota exploration drive meet and camping

    RSVP 1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
  11. '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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    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Day 1 : Hyderabad to Vishakapatnam Road condition : Complete 4-lane, overall road condition is good. Start time: 6AM Reached: 7PM Accommodation : Hotel : keys select vizag Rating: 4/5 Cost: 3000/- (three members) Food options enroute Breakfast : Village Aharam (3.5/5) Lunch : Srikanya (Rajahmundry) (4/5) Tea break : Coffee day (After crossing Annavaram)(5/5) Dinner : Keys select (4/5 expensive side) Note : All the pictures were taken from mobile First picture of the day Setting up action camera, 3M Mount point is strong, held up well through out the trip. Roads between Vijayawada to Vizag improved a bit. Village traffic is still high on the highway. Testing the YI action cam(wide angle) Quick break round Annavaram Coffee day at Annavaram is maintained very well. We spent around an hour here. Much needed picture of the day. We reached Vizag around 7PM, Keys hotel is decent for the price. To be cont..
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    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip : Four BTech friends, Proper reunion after a decade. Crossed two borders, (Nepal and Bhutan) Drove around 5.5k kilometres. Hanging around with old friends and saying "Remember when..."(15 days of memories) Trusted steed