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SK01

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  1. Road trip to the Himalayas is the thing that always fascinates me. I read almost all the trip reports available in all the top road trip forums about road trip to Leh. I think this is the perfect time for me to plan a road trip now. I have a beautiful car, completing my Degree which means will have a great time for the trip and also I partially convinced my father. The only things remaining is a proper route plan which is the reason behind this write up and hopefully 15 days of time for my father for this trip. Vehicle: Ford Freestyle Titanium TDCi Drivers: Me and my Father No. of travelers: Me and my parents. Month of travel: Between June, July. So it will be me and my parents doing the road trip. I request experienced people out here to please give information and the route, terrain details as we both are new to drive in the Himalayas, vehicle capability, family friendly stay (if possible), precautions, driving tips, weather details. Waiting for responses, thanks in advance.
  2. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Yes definitely a life time adventure but unfortunately we had to cancel the road trip during the last moment since my father can't afford to take 20 days leave. However, we are planning by flight till Srinagar and then by taxi referred by @sagar. Hopefully we do it next year, everything happens for our good... I'll also have the opportunity to see the roads before I myself drive there... However, canceling this at the last moment is really saddening to me😢 Main reason behind this plan is I wanted to take my car somewhere really far, wanted to do a really big road trip. Taking a flight will definitely not satisfy me, though the mesmerising beauty will make me happy. Confused between Leh and road trip to some far away wildlife sanctuary. Anyway I have a week's time, will see if I can take my car on another road trip (800kms approx one way) which wouldn't take these many days or else will plan for Leh.
  3. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Please share the contact. Also please let me know if it’s really risky or safe to take a self drive car to the Himalayas considering the taxi unions .
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    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Any alternative route available? Any recently reported incidents which came to your notice?
  5. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Sure @Ranger thanks for the advice. Any precautions to be taken before we start the trip? And particular precautions for the Himalayan nature and conditions? No sight seeing in Kargil?
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    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Thanks for the response @sagar Is the route suggested by you and @disharithe same? Does the same route conditions written by apply to the route suggested by @dishari?
  7. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Very much clear. Thank you. Please update on the road conditions and safety for outside vehicles as well. I'm traveling with family so taking extra care.
  8. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    @dishari day 7 to day 11 I don't understand. Could you please give some more details? Like the stay options, location (after leh or else back to Leh and those places)
  9. SK01

    Road Trip to Leh From Hyderabad

    Where is Turtuk? Is it after crossing leh? Do we find any good stay options for family? Where is Hunder? And do we find any stay options for family? I read Manali route is dangerous from @sagar route suggestions. Any more suggestions please?
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    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    Thank you @Ranger. Will create a thread after my plan. Checked @sagar‘s post on route info and it’s really informative. Planning according to that.
  11. SK01

    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Sounds simple and economic. Any suggestions o dash cams or shall I go with tested YI?
  12. Simple and crisp write up @PremSai beautiful pictures. Those sand dunes look really beautiful. Should definitely visit this place. @Ranger @sagar @Sridhar Tandra While you people were busy looking for accommodation and camping, I was thinking of a golden hour photo shoot there😁 i already started to imagine different frames and angles. Those trees on sand dunes are beautiful.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Thanks for the suggestion @Ranger. In that case I should buy YI cam for my day to day purpose and then separately take an action camera. But I have a doubt, in what way does generating more heat effect our car? And SJ Cam SJ4000 has a dash cam mode. Would that help?
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    What’s the difference between SJ cam and YI? Does YI serve the purpose of an action camera as it’s a dash cam? Yes they are really cheap and reliable. I should look for good alternatives. For travelers like us who solely concentrate on travel and do videos/vlogs out of passion investing 30k or even 10k for a camera solely is not worth. As said by you we seldom use them. Till last year I was crazy about GoPro and desperately wanted to buy one. That interest slowly washed away and now I don’t even want to take it unless I go on a really adventurous road trip.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Yes I completely agree with that. Thanks for the suggestion and review.
  16. I see many people talking a lot about Tyres. Recently I've been to Bridgestone dealer to get my City's wheel balancing and alignment done. On enquiring about tyres they said Michelin is the best and leading Tyre brand. Few months ago when changing my Wagon R's tyres to Bridgestone I've enquired the same with friends, they said Pirelli is the best performance Tyre. What differentiates tyres performance? What's the difference between the brands? People say there're brands to match one's purpose. I think I'd be good if people here throw some light on the details of tyres as there're very little sites that explains this. PS: My City's Bridgestone tyres are in the corner of it's life. Dealer suggested Micheline for performance. I use mostly on highways at high-speeds. So grip, braking, comfort, smoothness, and long lasting are my priorities. Please help me choose Bridgestone or Micheline. Only these two are in my reach (5k and 5.3 Bridgestone and Micheline respectively)
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    My budget is 5k₹. A GoPro with mounts is more than 30k₹. A fellow member in our WhatsApp group suggested SJ Cam. Amazon review are good, thought of taking known and reliable review. My preference is to cover my road trip videos, in different modes and different angles, occasional photos as already have a Sony Alpha, should be water proofing because I use in rains but don’t swim. Will make travel vlogs with the cam. So as a whole making travel vlogs with my cam is in all conditions, angles and modes mounting it to my car is the priority.
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    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    Yes he is a veteran in this field. But still I prefer to do it on my own taking help from fellow experienced members... planning after my my last semester exams (after June mid) in my Ford Freestyle. It’ll be me and my father doing the trip.
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    Lovely pics and fantastic write up as always @Pralay. Reviews on SJ Cam please? How are the videos in it? Planning to take one for my road trips. Again, the pictures are beautiful, worth praising.
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    Hyderabad to Leh-Ladakh road trip!

    How useful is HVK during these kind of road trips?
  21. The greenery might not be as good as what is shown in the picture in this season. Also the water will be dried up I think. Any links please?
  22. @Ranger Out of Pocharam, Gottam Gutta, Kohir Hills and Ananthagiri which one do you suggest for one day trip (Morning to evening) with friends in the month of April? The last month at college, we are planning some trip to a nearby location. Vehicle is one Innova or else two sedans/hatchbacks.
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