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    Hyderabad to Shirdi road condition 2019

    Tuljapur to Beed is excellent ......You will enjoy like driving from Hyderbad to Bangalore..... After BEED ...around 20km is still good towards aurangabad where I used to take a left turn towards MIRI-PATHARDI to Shirdi. Thereafter I am not sure how the road is up to AURANGABAD. For sure avoid AURANGABAD to SHIRDI ...It will be nightmare....However the road construction is going on ..So we can expect this stretch to be perfect in coming years.
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    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    Finally get it done at STUNNERZ BOTANICAL GARDEN ROAD. It was good and they are very professional. Finished both alignment and balancing in around 40 mins and they charged Rs.600. They also rotated the tyres.
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Friends , Planning for a trip from HYDERABAD to TIRUPATI on 18th April and DARSHAN in 19th APRIL . This will be my 2nd trip to TIRUPATI. The 1st one was when I was around 7 to 8 yr old, Now I am 38.😃 😃. I went through the complete thread " https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/66-hyderbad-to-tirupati-best-route/&page=5&tab=comments#comment-11334 " The route is clear . Planning to go via NAM HIGHWAY and return via KADAPA to check the latest route condition via KADAPA. I need couple of basic information as below. 1. When I checked in TTD website for SPECIAL ENTRY DARSHAN ticket ( Rs. 300) , the online quota is not available till end of APRIL . Is there any otherway to get ticket for SPECIAL ENTRY DARSHAN ? 2. As per google, I am Planning to go to TTD information centre near "Balaji Bhavan Opp Stanza complex, Domalguda Rd, Gagan Mahal, Liberty Circle, Hyderabad, Telangana 500029, India" to check If I can get the SPECIAL ENTRY DRARSHAN ticket . 3. We need to stay in TIRUPATI or TIRUMALA and what are the budget accommodation options available in both places ? 4. I guess TTD must have lot of accommodation options in TIRUPATI or TIRUMALA . Can they be booked online ? Both AC/NON-AC rooms are available ? Please help if possible. Regards BORNDRIVER
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    A Day trip from Hyderabad to Basara

    Perfect blog @travel.rtc and thank you for sharing latest road updates . Approaximately how many km this bad stretch was ? I traveled to BASARA in 2016 during my HYDERABAD-PARLI VAIJNATH-AUNDHA NAGNATH-HAZUR SAHIB NANDED-BASARA-HYDERABAD trip. That time the roads till BASARA from NANDED and from BASARA to HYDERABAD (via NIZAMABAD) was pretty good. We had done a night stay in Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Nri Yatri Niwas . A very nice place to stay and it is a part of HAZUR SAHIB GURUDWARA . We did our younger daughter's AKSHARABHYASAM in SARASWATI MATA temple. There is a decent south Indian Hotel adjacent to SARASWATI MATA temple. We had our lunch their and started to Hyderabad around 3 PM.
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    Hyderabad Mysore Ooty (TS11 to TN 43 via KA09)

    Very nice write-up TRAVEL.RTC and thank you very much for sharing ..... The pictures are excellent . A perfect way to celebrate your marriage anniversary. Noted your suggestion for accommodation in Ganapathi Sachidanda Ashram in Mysore. Do they have any online booking or or any timing restriction for entry and book the accommodation ? They have sufficient rooms for stay ? Yes BANGALORE-HYDERABAD highway NH-44 is one of the best in our country ....In-fact this extends till KANYAKUMARI..... Till Kanyakumari NH-44 is beautiful 4-lane roads with loads of food options, stay option and many more facilities...So driving in NH-44 is always like flying in heaven. Only thing is , we need to pay lot of tolls but never mind to pay for such wonderful road and facilities. However during last visit to PUTTAPARTHI from HYDERABAD , I saw some new speed breakers has been put in this highway . I was little disappointed to see such speed breakers but anyway those are not in our control.
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    No Shekar I am asking how to go to Wadapalli while travelling to TIRUPATI in NAM HIGHWAY. I mean where to take exit from NAM HIGHWAY to Wadapalli.
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    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Hello Shekar, Thank you so much for sharing and will keep a note of this while visiting Tirupati. Where exactly we need to take exit ? after Ongole/nellore/adanki ? I tried to search in Google map but unable to locate. Regards BORNDRIVER
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Yes Yes I forgot your best friend.....😃😃 Well said. It seems we both have some similarity on feeling towards our cars...
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Very Very Nice picture Pralay. Did not feel bore as a SOLO motorist in this trip...... 😃 ? The road after Kurnool till HAMPI looks single lane but looks to be in perfect shape without any pot holes. Is this correct ?
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Hello SVVP, Yes it is NAM EXPRESS HIGHWAY.....and it is very very good with less traffic with minor toll amounts. After crossing ADANKI , you need to take a right turn where you will meet VIJAYAWADA-CHENNAI HIGHWAY which is excellent till CHENNAI. If I remember well, You will find diversion to TIRUPATI after GUDUR. Till TIRUPATI diversion , it is all the way 4 lane from HYDERABAD. You should be able to reach TIRUPATI max by 12 hrs to 13hrs in a relax drive. Even I am planning around 3rd week of APRIL as well.....😃😃😃 Thanks BORNDRIVER
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    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    Thank you Sagar ....I will get it done in STUNNERZ , BOTANICAL GARDEN ROAD . Is there any discount for INDIA-DRIVE members......😃😃
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    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

    I just checked MRF ZLX tyres in my car and found one tyre is 4918 and other one is 4818. So they are manufactured in Nov-2018 & Dec-2018 . I put them in Feb-2019 . I guess it should perfectly alright. However for other two MRF ZLX tyres , I could not able to find the same..... May be they are on the inner side of the car. I can only see DOT 7R 90MLX...and no digit or number after that...
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    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    Thank you Ranger....Yes I will immediately go for both alignment & balancing. Yes I have seen STUNNERZ near to BOTANICAL GARDEN /SPAR (SLN TERMINAL) , as that route was my daily office route (CHIREC SCHOOL to HITECH CITY) before I shifted to Manikonda. I will look for Mr. Harish there. Regards BORNDRIVER
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    WHEEL BALANCING & WHEEL ALIGNMENT

    Thanks Prashant. I will go for wheel balancing and alignment . Any information for question no.5 & 6 above ?
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