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  1. 100% waterproof cover is an expensive affair. Most of Chinese covers (in Amazon) are good enough for regular usage.
  2. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Nagpur Road Trip

    If you are planning to do it in two days, you need to push till Nizamabad. But the stay options are average and limited. Once you cross Nagpur, roads deteriorate a lot. Very time consuming. Also lack of proper food joints is a concern.
  3. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Nagpur Road Trip

    Do update us once you are done with the trip. Drive safe and all the best for your trip. You can also halt at Nizamabad, but you wont gain much. If you have any time constraint you can still consider Nizamabad. Since you are already taking two days, why not do it leisurely. Also you can find plenty of accommodations around Gachibowli, compared to Nizamabad. You can also consider staying in Kompally. It will be easy for you to get out of city. Once you enter Hyderabad, take ORR and exit at Kompally. No need to go through city traffic.
  4. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Nagpur Road Trip

    Avoid Nizamabad, take a halt at Hyderabad. Start early in the morning from Hyderabad. You can take accommodation close to ORR (Gachibowli) Bangalore to Hyderabad roads are excellent. Hyderabad to Adilabad is top notch. Adilabad to Nagpur is average, you will find some sections filled with potholes, but the entire road is 4-lane. If it is a leisure trip, you can visit Kuntala waterfalls at Adilabad. Flow is average. But it is worth a visit. Hyderabad to Nagpur has limited food/washroom options. Specially, between Nizamabad to Nagpur.
  5. Ranger

    Hyderabad airport parking details, RGIA

    Recently, I have parked my car for days. No issues faced. My parking slip was faded but they are able to scan 🤐
  6. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Nagpur Road Trip

    Are you planning to do it in a single day?
  7. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Mahabhaleshwar

    Beautiful pictures, weather looks perfect. How is the road condition?
  8. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Rajahmundry route

    Latest update: Roads from Vijayawada to Rajahmundry are not in great shape. Potholes are filled instead of laying new roads. Not sure why they are collecting toll on these pathetic roads. Many cars/bikes are in zig-zag mode. Truck drivers are don't care, most of them are on fast lane. Drive cautiously specially in the night, some potholes are too deep. Stick to left most lane. It is much better than right lane. Some people are driving too close to the median (high speed) to avoid potholes. Accidents are inches away from happening.
  9. Hi all, This is the Pune-Bangalore road condition as on 14th Oct 2019. This is a detailed explanation and a long post so kindly read it at your leisure. A stretch of almost 870 kms from Pune. Until Hubli you dont have to fall down under. It is a beautiful highway to drive on. Your patience is taken for a toss from Hubli. Your real journey starts now :p After Hubli, almost close to 150-200 kms, you have to deal with some rough patches of the road because a lot of construction activity is in progress. May be two years down the line it will be the best highway. After the trouble with all the rubble, here comes the best stretch of the highway which is the last two hundred kilometres where you feel you are in heaven. You can easily touch speeds upto 130-140 kmph with ease and it is a 6-Lane highway. In most parts of the highway until Kolhapur or may be little further you will find some shoddy white strips (refer video) which spread across hundred metres before you cross every village. These are nasty, so you may want to speed up a bit; instead of travelling at 40 or 60 kmph, travel at speeds of nearly 80-100 kmph so that you don't feel these jerks. However, be careful of two wheeler and pedestrians crossing the roads in these villages. After Hubli, you may not find too many food options so carry lot of snacks with you. Especially, when you are travelling with kids ensure that you take decent quantity of food. However, here and there you might find small outlets which are just average. But if you are looking for some good options you will have to wait until the last 100 to 130 kilometres stretch towards Bangalore. Last but not the least, as far as possible, avoid driving in the night in this stretch from Hubli because in certain places you will not find diversion symbols near construction areas, you wont see shoulder line markings, lane markings in most of the places thus making it a difficult drive during nights. Both the driver and navigator have to be really careful to ensure that everyone is safe by Praneeth Palakodeti
  10. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Coimbatore

    Helpful information. Thank you for sharing. EcoSpot looks sweet on those roads. Classic cars 😎 Is it a new hotel?
  11. Latest update: Visited Nagarjuna Sagar this weekend. The road from, Mallepalli junction, Kondamallepally to Nagarjunasagar dam (last 50KM) was not good.From ORR to Ibrahimpatinam to Mallepalli jn is awesome. The road is well marked with proper signs and divider line and reflectors.
  12. Ranger

    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    One of my colleges has booked this accommodation. Heard good reviews. https://www.zostel.com/zostel/panchgani/ Most of the view points will be blocked during a cloudy day, But the greenery will be amazing!
  13. I think this the best information you can get.
  14. Fantastic review. 20k in 10 months is very high usage. It is my favourite Ford, It is a practical, pocket rocket. Hope, You will put down more kilometers in the coming years. All the best. Congratulations once again for the beautiful ride.
  15. Ranger

    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    Road will be in bad shape without any doubt. Only saving grace? Hyderabad to Solapur is now good, except for lat 40 kilometers. Solapur to Mahableshwar is always average. If distance is not a problem, via Baramati is a better option. Regular route is single lane once you cross Solapur. Via Baramati you will have 4-lane till certain extent. Section from Mahableshwar to Kas is sceanic, back roads with less commercial tourists, must visit. See if this helps https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/462-hyderabad-to-mahabaleshwar-road-trip-in-april-2018/ Did you book accommodation?