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  1. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    No. of days is very important factor to consider. Baleno can comfortably do this trip.
  2. Ranger

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    My bad. Here you go. https://www.india-drive.com/Home/group-chat/
  3. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    ,Day 3: Puri to Kharagpur Explored places around Puri and Konark. Personally, I had high expectations on Puri but the place is pretty average. If you want to enjoy the night life in Puri, only proper option is Lotus resort Konark(starting at 5.5k per day) Konark sun temple is a must visit, Pictures can't do justice to this place. Would rate it 5/5. It is unesco heritage site. No idol inside the temple, It is more about architecture and history. Cameras are allowed inside. Even though we have driven away from Phethai Cyclone path. Our average took a hit, Due to heavy rainfall and gusty winds. After crossing Puri, Sunset time is between 4:30PM - 5:00PM. Driving around 8PM feels like midnight. :) We couldn't reach Kolkata(as planned), We decided to stay in Kharagpur. Road condition : 4-lane (few two lane sections near Konark/Puri) Few diversions on highway. Overall road condition is good. Start time: 12 PM Reached: 9 PM Hotel : Green land towers Rating: 3/5 Cost: 3500/- ( not value for money) Very few hotel options in Khargpur, Better to avoid stay in Khargpur. Limited food options between Puri and Khargpur. Breakfast : OYO Gangotri Puri(3/5) Lunch : Sai Anand Bhubaneshwar (4/5 ) Dinner : Green land towers Khargpur(3/5) Plan was to drive down to Kolkata, Due to weather conditions and late night sleep, We decided to start in the mid day. We started drive towards Konark. Enroute to Konark, Beautiful roads. Beaches in Puri are over crowded, Around Konark, it is zero crowd. They are maintaining zero plastic policy at the beach, There is a team, who are picking up all the left over plastic. Pictures cant do justice to this place, Konark sun temple. You see this pictures on day to day basis. Any guess on which item? Architecture is mind boggling. Hiring a guide is a must, You will understand the story behind this place. As a road trip enthusiast we love wheels. Much needed picture of the day Cyclone effect is still present. Railings fell off the truck, And the restless auto driver got stuck on them. We took a u-turn and managed to get into the opposite lane. Reliance fuel stations are very reliable and has good washroom. Most of our highway fuel stopovers are at Reliance. Accommodation for the day at Karagpur.
  4. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Yeah, we felt the same. Thank you.
  5. Ranger

    Hyderabad- Munnar-Hyderabad

    haha, felt the same. Agree on it, Best part is he was able to capture pictures. Usually, I can't take pictures when the drive is hectic.
  6. Ranger

    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Welcome on board KSK. Beautiful capture. Please update your contact on this link. So that we can add you to the group.
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. Ranger

    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.
  10. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Maredumilli road trip

    Roads should be good. Done it in 2017 November. How is your VRS doing?
  11. 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.
  12. Ranger

    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..
  13. 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.
  14. 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.