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About vinz

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  • Birthday 11/02/1981

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    Strategy & Program Mgmt Professional | MBA from ISB

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    Hyderabad

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    Driving, Writing, Reading

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  1. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati

    Thanks for the info on the Tirupati - Pileru route. Will try it in my next trip.
  2. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati

    For leisure drive it takes 10 hours but as I mentioned I had to pick up my family from Airport so did some spirited driving. Road between Kurnool and Kadapa doesn't have much traffic so it became all the more easy. Plus I took just one break so was able to manage it in that time.
  3. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati

    I did Hyd-Tpty-Hyd trip in late Sep and would suggest you take Hyd - Kurnool - Kadapa - Tirupati route. Below are my observations: 1. Hyd - Kurnool is a breeze and can be done in 2.5/3 hours easily 2. Take the Kurnool bypass road to Kadapa 3. Kurnool - Kadapa is a new 4 lane road (with Nandyala bypass road ready) and can be easily done in 2/2.5 hours 4. Before Kadapa take the left at Aalam Khan Palle towards Rajampet 5. Kadapa - Tirupati road is a 2 lane road (average roads and watch out for speed breakers on this road especially during night drives). This route goes through a forest so its scenic and nice to drive through. 6. Take a right before Renigunta to reach Tirupati/Alipiri. I had done this drive in about 7.5 hours that included breaks of around 45 mins (Stated at 6:30AM from Gachibowli and reached Tirupati airport at 1:50PM).
  4. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Hi, How did the trip go? Did you return via the Kadapa - Kurnool route. If so, please let us know the latest road condition. Thanks!
  5. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    NAM to an extent is a good 4 lane highway which meets the Kolkata - Chennai (NH16) expressway near Medarametla. I will not call it an Express Highway as there are lots of villages enroute till you hit the NH16 and it will not be easy to maintain good speeds. I did this route in Oct 2017 and back then I had reached in less than 8 hours (I did some spirited driving as I had a timeline to honor). I suggest you start early (5/5:30AM) so that you enjoy your early morning drive. Breakfast at Hotel Vivera and then aim for lunch at Tangutur - Hotel N5 Food Plaza. You should take a diversion from Naidupeta towards Tirupati. There are many gas stations so it won't be a worry. The one I stopped to refuel was at a large IOCL fuel station before Tangutur.
  6. vinz

    Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip

    Nice pics.. the word 'reunion' with college friends itself guarantees a great trip 😎 Definitely waiting to both see and hear more about the trip
  7. vinz

    Kurnool to Mantralayam Road Condition

    Thanks @Ranger Sure, will try and create a video travelogue this time.
  8. vinz

    Kurnool to Mantralayam Road Condition

    Thanks @Ranger @sagar: Thanks much for the suggestions. I will take the route via Kodumur and Yemigannur and post an update. @Sridhar Tandra: Thanks a ton.. I will be covering Alampur on my way to Kurnool apart from that did not have any other plans to drive to places around Kurnool so your suggestion around Birla Mandir really helps
  9. Hi! I am planning for a Kurnool and Mantralayam trip next weekend so any inputs on the below would really help: a. Route to take between Kurnool and Mantralayam and the road condition b. Places to visit in Kurnool since I will be staying there for 2 days Thanks in advance.
  10. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Definitely take the NAM expressway. At that hour of the day don't risk by traveling through Nandyal. There is a Indian Oil COCO fuel station before Ongole (once you join the Kolkata - Chennai highway), you can fill up there. And considering the time of your travel, avoid the diversion at Gudur and take the one at Naidupeta. I agree, plan your dinner stop properly. The ones mentioned are the only 2 good places to stop.
  11. vinz

    Drive to Yedupayala Bhavani Temple

    Nice pics and narration @Sridhar Tandra..
  12. vinz

    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    Perfectly laid out map. Though Humnabad to Kalaburagi ring road is around 60 odd kms only, any idea on the condition and safety of the route?
  13. vinz

    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    Thanks @Uday ( kvuk ) for the detailed write up.
  14. vinz

    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    Nice, can you please let us know more details about your trip - which car, travel timings etc. Thanks!
  15. vinz

    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    No specific reason, had the whole day just to drive so thought I can at least report on this road and moreover it was going to take me the same amount of time. Also, I had travelled through this route multiple times during 2011 - 14 so wanted to see the changes first hand :-)
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