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  1. Location : Vikarabad interior roads Distance : ~100 kilometers Hyderabad to Vikarabad road condition is average. It was pleasure meeting up with you guys. Even though temperatures are high, Trip turned out to be more fun than expected. This trip was scheduled to Meetup our new moderators Pralay and Aritray. We had a discussion on 'how to improve' India-drive FB group WhatsApp group Website The team Machines
  2. Ranger

    Trip from Hyderabad to Coorg or Ooty by road

    Welcome onboard Sailaja. I would suggest the following plan: Day 1: Hyderabad > Bangalore > Mysuru Stay at Mysuru for the night Day 1 is going to be little hectic, Start early in the morning at 5AM Day 2: Mysuru > Bandhipur > Ooty Visit Mysuru place by 9AM in the morning. Palace opens at 10 AM, crowd will be on lower side. Drive down to Bandhipur, do a forest safari. You can easily spot deer and elephants Once safari is done drive down to Ooty Day 3: Ooty local exploration Details : https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/251-hyderabad-to-ooty-road-trip-report/ Day 4: Drive to Coonoor and stay at Coonoor Or relax at Ooty Day 5: Drive from Coonoor to Mysuru Start early in the morning, you may spot wild life en-route. Day 6: Mysuru to Coorg Day 7: Coorg local exploraiton Day 8: Coorg to Hyderabad I would suggest you to avoid Coorg during summer. Temperatures are very high in Coorg Let us know the no. of days, so that we can provide you all the details.
  3. Hyderabad to Warangal latest road condition update: Hyderabad to Yadgirigutta : Excellent Yadgirigutta to Warangal : Very bad shape, road extension and numerous diversions Warangal to Laknavaram : Road are good, even though single lane.
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    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Problem is not present in entire Himalayas. Only Leh has issues with self drive. Only options: - Drive your car all the way from Hyderabad, it will be a trip of your life time. You need to earn it. - Take a flight like every other regular tourist and hire a cab.
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    Hyderabad to Vikarabad breakfast drive

    Thank you. Temperatures on the higher side, reason we started at 5 AM in the morning. Place is dry, there is a drastic change. Yeah, we are praying for the same thing, hopefully this monsoon has more no. of drives lined up. Look at the difference monsoon vs summer in Vikarabad Monsoon Summer
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    Cancellation of NOC

    Your scenario looks complicated. I think the amount they are asking looks reasonable since it includes registration. Even if you have time to follow-up the issue on your own, it is going to take lot of time/money. Better to leave it with the experts. Try to check with RTO agents and (details will be available online) get information on the situation.
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    Hyderabad to Vikarabad breakfast drive

    Let the pictures do the rest of the talking. All the pictures are taken from mobile. Once I get time, will post the pictures from the DSLR. We met around 5AM at our regular meetup spot (Gachibowli ORR entrance) We had a quick tea at TSPA ORR exit and started out journey towards Vikarabad, Roads to Vikarabad are not in great shape, many potholes/patch work is going on. We reached the trails around 7AM in the morning. The White knight Impressed by Duster AWD performance and Aray skills ­čśÇ Black mamba Pralay capturing images from high ground Twin brothers GD about cars/travel/India-Drive, Picture taken by a kid, very well composed. Grand i10 had no issues following the trail Last picture for the day, We stopped over at Vikarabad main junction for breakfast. Food is quality is good. On the return drive, we stopped over at a tea point (Chai chaska) near Hyderabad. Reached Hyderabad by 1200.
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    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Details are spot on. If you have time, add few more days to make the trip relaxing/comfortable. All the best for your trip.
  9. Place is worth visiting. But this is not an ideal season to visit. Roads are good through out the drive. It is a mix of 4-lane and 2-lane. Plan Bogatha waterfalls and Laknavaram together. Make sure you book stay(Laknavaram huts) well in advance. It is busy during weekends. Monsoon is the best time to visit.
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    Sunsets and Sunrise

    My turn, Sunrise : Hyderabad ORR (mobile)´┐╝
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    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    All the best for the trip. If you need any information you can post a new thread related to your trip planning.
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    Share your best mobile picture

    Picture came out very well in the low light condition. Noise is on the higher side in dark areas. Overall image is excellent. Impressive.
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    Sunsets and Sunrise

    Wow sunset pictures are amazing. Never seen a pictures from this angle. I think this shot is taken from the newly opened park?
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Action cams are not designed to work continuously they get heated up after an hour. They are meant for different purpose. If you are on long drive for more than 12 hours, I am sure it will be dead on continuous charge/discharge. I am not sure about this feature. You can get a decent dash cam for 3k. Buy it fix it and forget about it. Invest on action cam depending on your requirements.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Never use action cam as dash cam. They are built for different purposes. Action cam has bigger battery and can generate more heat compared to dash cam. Dash cam have smaller internal battery, which can take heavy usage/charge/discharge cycles.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Agree on it, We are passionate on using such gadget during our travel. Investing 30k for people like us is not worth it. Over the time price should come down. I have a DJI Osmo mobile 2, it works with mobile camera. Got it form US, costed me around 7k, it was an impulsive buy. Now, I don't get much time to use it. DJI Osmo pocket Gimble´╗┐ : This is not mobile dependent. It can work individually. DJI Osmo mobile 2: This is mobile dependent.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    I have used all types of action cameras in different trips. GoPro is the best option available without any doubt. If you are looking for value for money option go with YI 4k/4k+ If you are going with action camera, you have to buy all the mounts. (head, chest, car etc) GoPro mounts will cost you a bomb, on the other hand Chinese mounts are cheap and reliable. If you serious about capturing action footage, go ahead and buy GoPro. If you your doing it for passion/fun nothing can beat Chinese value for money options. Recently, I got a chance to use DJI Osmo pocket Gimble. It is fantastic. Best stabilisation, If you like panning shots.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Hopeful symptom of life for travel junkies like us. Pictures are crisp. Mobile pictures are getting better every year. I used to hate mobile photography due to lack of control. Now, I shifted to mobile from past one year and I love flexibility.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Excellent pictures. What kind of camera are you using? Wide angle pictures are eye pleasing.
  20. Ranger

    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    Harish will be available at Stunnerz Madhapur.
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Yes it is NAM expressway. It has few options but not at regular intervals. Very few limited food options on this section. Plan a food/fuel stopover either at Narketpally or at Ongole. -Hotel Vivera, Narketpa´╗┐lly -Hotel N5 Food Plaza (after NAM)
  22. Stick to Vijayapura road. Road works are going on around Raichur. Better to avoid that route. Best option Solapur > Vijayapur > Sindhanur > Gooty Even this route is not in great shape but it is the best available option.
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    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    New tyres : Wheel Balancing is a must. It is always better to get Alignment and Balancing done. Sometimes even 5k kilometres is good enough for a uneven tread loss. You can visit Stunnerz Madhapur. He is India-Drive member (You can ask for Mr. Harish) Generally, it will cost from 500~800 depending on car.
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    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    It depends from person to person. Lots of information is available online, one can do some research and plan their own trip by getting information from fellow members. If you are a kind of person who want to depend on some one who can guide through the trip. He is the go to man with lot of experience on road.
  25. Ranger

    A Day trip from Hyderabad to Basara

    Roads are excellent. If you start early in the morning you can reach within 5 hours. Hyderabad to Dichpally road are excellent, it is a 4-lane toll road. Dichpally > Nizamabad > Basara route is single lane road, but the roads are good.
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