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  1. Note - My write up may not be good. apologies for all the mistakes. there are more picks in my DSLR, but still not copied yet to my laptop. Also, didnt take pictures at Kondagattu and Vemulawada as very less time and is getting dark. We almost covered 5 places on 2nd day. Our original plan is to have safari on 1st day but not materialized. that effected alot on the 2nd day itenary.
  2. Laknavaram –Kaleshwaram - Kaddam dam- Kawal - Dharmapuri - Kondagattu - vemulawada– Hyderabad Dates - Started on 20 Oct Saturday @ 7.30 am , reached hyderabad - 21 Oct 2018 @ 10 pm Day 1 - Started at Laknavaram @ 7.45 AM after breakfast with wife and kids Reached Kaleshwaram in 2 hrs. The route is good and goes via Ramappa and Bhoopalpally. Visited Godavari river ghat and the temple. Temple is a very old. There are 2 shiva lingas inside temple. One Shiva linga for Yama Dharma Raja and the other for Lord Shiva. After the temple visit started to Kadam dam / Kawal. To cross check the google maps correctness for the route, I enquired locally with 3 to 4 people. Found that the route showing by google map is not the correct one. It is showing 116km. I need to cross the Godavari river to reach the high way on the other side which goes to Machiryal and Nirmal. With google map route, only 2 wheeler vehicles will go. When I try to find the other route in google map, it is showing 165 km, via Ramagundam/Manthani. Few people told me that there is a route via Kaleswaram barriage and is good. After around 5 kilometers traveled back in the bhoopalpally route, took a diversion route via Kaleswaram barriage . Later I realised that I should not have taken this route as it has lot of pot holes and many places no road at all. The speed reduced to 20 Kmph and it is around 25 km, we traveled like that and reached the main highway NH-63 at Chinnur. Only solace is, we were able to see the under construction kaleshwaram barriage. From Chinnur to Manchiryal, the road is in good condition. But in few places they are laying 2 lane road and there are diversions need to be watched. Reached Manchiryal by 1 PM and enquired few places for good restaurant. Had Lunch at Geeta bhavan quickly which is besides bus stand. Food is ok types. Started to Kawal via NH 563/ SH 24. Gave few calls to book Safari at Kawal. But couldn't get safari booking and they said, preference only for the people who stay at Haritha. We were able to reach Jannaram by 3.30 PM and as its on the way we visited the Safari reception office to recheck once. As couldn't get safarai, we have asked for next day morning safari and started to Kadam dam which is 30km from there where I booked the stay for that night. Reached Kadam Haritha by 4.15 and checked into room. Went quickly to the boating as it will be closed by 5PM. Boating is really disappointment as its only 20 mins and they didn't go long. No kayaking option. After the boating went on Drive / walk on the dam which is good. stayed there till 6 pm and back to room for snacks. Snacks (manhuria) and tea is Good. Need to give dinner order by 7PM, so that it get ready by 8.30 pm. Surprisingly food and rooms are clean (didn't expect). I went with zero expectations. The Haritha hotel has ample car parking and manager is also helpful. Sunset from the dam. Rooms at Kadam Daty 2 - Next day morning sun rise at Kadam dam After the break fast and checked out room, and went to Jannaram for Safari. As no safari sharing option available, took safari for our family alone. Almost went 20KM total inside forest. But only found few deers and Nilgai. The forest is very deep and good. But if your purpose is to have a glimpse of animals, this is not a place. Few pictures - Next destination is Dharmapuri temple - Which is also on the Godavari river bank. The temple is very old. There also people doing special pooja for Yama Dharma Raja. After visiting the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, we quickly started for our next destination Kondagattu Anjaneya swamy temple. On the way at Jagityal had lunch. Visited Kondagattu temple. the route from Kondagattu temple to Vemulawada is not good. It took long time for us. Reached Vemulawada by 6 PM. HAd a quick darshan and at 7 PM we started back to Hyderabad and reached there by 10 PM. Dharmapuri Godavari Ghat - Note - My write up may not be good. my apologies for all the mistakes. there are more picks in my DSLR, but still not copied yet to my laptop.
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    Bangalore to Hyderabad, Places to visit

    Haritha hotel is there in lower Ahobilam. Also, some basic accomodation present...I just reached by evening and stayed for a night. Had a darshan at upper Ahobilam in the morning and went to mahanandi, Alampur and reached home by night.
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    Bangalore to Hyderabad, Places to visit

    Alampur temple and ISKON temple Ananthspur
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    Planning trip from Hyderabad to Varanasi

    How about taking break at Pench national park and do a break journey as it's on the way...I means take a day break... I think on the way he needs to pass by few national parks..before reaching Varanasi...
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    Planning trip from Hyderabad to Varanasi

    It's really a stretch as he needs to cover 1250km. Better to take a break. Otherwise start early morning by 2 am from Hyderabad and around lunch time take some 1-2hrs break have a nap and start, So he can reach Varanasi by night 9 - 10 pm..
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    Road trip Hyderabad to Coorg-October

    Better to book online in advance...for the safari...during holidays it's crowded...
  8. As part our team outing we went to hills and valley adventure park. The food is ok and the events at the park are good. Like zipline, commando net, ATVs etc. As part of package they also arranged kayaking in sarpanpally lake. It was pretty good and I took 2 laps on each boat 2 people can sit. It was in year 2016 I attended. Resort has a stay and they took us inside a forest for few km. So need to check the conditions in the resort now and the water level in the lake. When I'm travelling in last month via this lake on train found not much water in the lake. So check before you make a plan.
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    Hyderbad to Tirupati Best route?

    If it's on the way try to cover ontimitta srirama temple, which is famous now a days...and then Ahobilam and maha Nandi.. .for last 2 temples need to go 20km inside one way..
  10. Check here for Hyderabad to Shiridi route. https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/562-hyderabad-to-shirdi-recent-route-condition/&page=4&do=embed
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    Automotive photography.

    Waiting for your inputs related to the drive.
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    Best route reach Hubli from Hyderabad

    This route has lot of speed breakers and time taking. Try to go via rout 1 - Raichur, sindhanur, Gangavathi Or try rout 2 - humnabad , Gulburga, Bijapur, bhagalkot, Hubli.... I feel route 2 is better and takes less time..
  13. Nice pictures. I have recollected my jurala and Get visit memories way back in 2013.... Better to visit only when dam is full of water..and heavy rains..
  14. Thank you Prashant and all. I completed my trip successfully and it's an awesome experience....visited Laknavaram, kaleshwaram temple, kaleshwaram barrage, Kawal wild life santuary, kadam dam, temples like Dharmapuri , kondagattu anjaneyaswamy , vemulawada. I will share the details and pictures in the coming weekends...
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