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  1. Jagan24

    Car Customization In Hyderabad

    Guys Anyone know about any good workshop in Hyderabad who can take up customization jobs for Swift Dzire? Thanks Jagan
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    Hyderabad to Lakshadweep islands

    @arifismyname Bro, breathtaking pics.. Which Camera and Lens did u use??
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    Hyderabad to Munnar, Valparai, Athirapally.

    @arifismyname Beautiful pics man.. Heavy exposure shots I believe?? for the waterfalls
  4. Trip Details: Hyderabad to Ethipothala Waterfalls via Nagarjuna Sagar Duration: 2 Days Vehicle: dZire Route: Hyderabad > Nagarjuna Sagar > Ethipothala falls This was one of our regular weekend getaways. We plan all of a sudden, start late and end up reaching the place very late as usual. so we had to stay overnight and explore the remainder of the places next day. We started late at around 11 in the morning (4 Guys, 1 Car) and reached Ethipothala waterfalls by 7 PM exploring several places in between and taking lots of breaks for photography, food etc. To reach the destination, you need to take a left turn after approximately 14kms from Nagarjuna Sagar. After taking the left, again you need to drive for approximately 11 km. Dont remember the exact details though. The waterfall is located inside the Haritha resort. We booked accommodation after reaching there. There were approximately 6 rooms (2 AC and 4 Non AC). The rooms were ill maintained (lot of ants, termites and monkeys in the surroundings). The overall look and feel of the location is acceptable but maintenance is on the poorer side because the number of people who prefer to stay there overnight is very low. There is a restaurant inside the resort as well but they close by 9 PM in the night. You will not get any food after that time. After we reached the resort, we got fresh up, ordered food from the restaurant and started exploring the resort and the 11 km stretch. The waterfall is adjacent to the resort but we couldn't see anything in the night but could hear the sound of the water fall. After the brief exploration session, we came back to our rooms, had food and went to sleep in those badly maintained rooms. Woke up the next morning and there were a lot of monkeys making lot of noise in the premises. Explored the resort in the day light along with the water falls. The surroundings of the Waterfalls were scenic. There were few steps to go down the hill and explore but we cannot go near the waterfall as it was being used as a breeding center for crocodiles. We went down the steps after having breakfast in the restaurant and explored those places for some time. It was quite a task to come up those steps in those sunny days. Post the exploration sessions, had Lunch in the restaurant and returned back to Hyderabad by Night. Few Clicks: Random Click on the ORR Haritha Resort Monkey Having a Sip of Tea The breathtaking view of the waterfalls A View Point Few pics taken after going down the steps Parting Shot.. Guess who is giving a pose for the Camera
  5. Jagan24

    Hyderabad To Ethipothala Water Falls

    Thanks for the appreciation .. but I am still a newbie when it comes to photography.. i do lot of trial and errors.. and lot of post processing using google photos 😀
  6. Guys I have a question. I own a 2016 model Swift Dzire. The factory fitted headlights are poor by any standard IMHO. I initially opted for some better Philips bulbs which were suggested by the showroom guys and they were ok upto some extent. I want to know if we can get any better lights installed on my vehicle(something like Projector lamps). Please guide if anyone has any idea. Thanks Jagan
  7. Jagan24

    Drive to Chitrakoot Falls

    Nice Idea @Ranger.. This is very much doable.. but the total distnace from Hyd > Maredumillu > Sileru > Araku > Chitrakote is coming around 977 kms and the journey time is >20hrs as suggested by Gmaps... It takes lot of time in the drive itself..
  8. We did a trip to Warangal and Laknavaram lake during the end of 2017(Dec 30th and 31st). I just want to share the overall experience in the forum. This is my first post so please forgive me for any mistakes. This was not a planned trip (We usually do not plan any trips ). We were a total of 9 ppl(7 adults and two kids). We started off with a car(dZire) and a bike(Bullet). We started on a saturday at around 11AM from Hyderabad. We took the ORR from Medchal, got down at the Ghatkesar exit, had Lunch at Vivera on the way. Food was good and Spicy. They had some play area as well for kids. Continued post Lunch to Warangal, Stayed in a hotel named Gayathri Grand near to Railway Station. The Hotel was very good but a bit on the expensive side. We went to Bhadrakali Temple in the evening through the busy and narrow streets of Warangal. As we have not planned any places to visit, we had very bad time in figuring out the places to visit and using google maps to find our way to the destinations. The temple had very less number of people and we had our Darshan freely. After that, we retired back to our hotel rooms. Had dinner in the restaurant and dozed off in the cozy rooms. Got ready by 8AM the next morning, had breakfast and went to 1000 Pillar temple. We used google maps for the way to the temple but somehow google was directing us into a small lane behind the temple. Somehow we figured out the actual route and went inside. The temple was a bit busy being it a sunday. We could not actually visit the 1000 pillar mandapa because of some renovation work being carried out. After visiting the thousand pillar temple, we started off to Laknavarm lake. Here again, if we search for Laknavaram in google maps, it is taking us to a different place. We had to use Laknavaram lake and follow the maps. The route was very good and we cruised off on both the vehicles. There were no much food joints available on the way. Before we reach Mulugu village, google was directing us to a right lane. We took the lane and somehow suspected that it might not be the actual route. Spoke to few locals and got to know about the actual route which is near to Mulugu village. Once we neared the destination, there was a heavy rush and we were not allowed to go inside with our car and were asked to park in a nearby place. This was because of some traffic jam, the officials told. After waiting for about half an hour, we were allowed to start again. There was about 2,5KM of distance to be covered and that was a bit tricky drive because of the heavy traffic and we had to get off the road at regular intervals. The roads were also risky being them on the edge of a hill. Once we reached the destination, there was no proper parking available and people were parking wherever they find some empty area. It was a task for us to park our vehicle so that it will not block anybody else's path. It was already around 1PM in the afternoon. We went near the lake bridge and it was full of tourists. There is a lot of waiting time and we decided to go for a Jungle Safari in the meantime. They charged us Rs.50 per head and took us to the other end of the lake in typical forest kind of a road. The road was full of stoned and potholes. We enjoyed the safari ride. The driver dropped us at the location and went back. We were free to roam until he comes back with another batch. We started exploring the place. Basically the place had a Gate and locks mechanism for the lake. Any excess water in the lake will be allowed a free passage from the gates to the other side. They cleverly built few steps on the other side of the water flow to create a miniature waterfalls effect. It was a nice place and we enjoyed there until the driver came back after about 2 hrs. The views were very good on both sides of the lake. We had to return to hyderabad before midnight for the new years day celebrations and had very less time left now. So we decided to skip visiting the bridge and started back. Returned to our home in hyderabad exactly in the midnight (12:00 Am 31st Dec, 2017) No Pictures available for this trip. We are planning to cover the same place again this weekend and will try to take few pics this time.
  9. Jagan24

    Car Customization In Hyderabad

    I bought my car 2 years back and drove 50k till now.. got a bit bored.. and want to apply some cosmetic changes lime a roof wrap or something on those lines.. Any suggestions??
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    A trip to Warangal and Laknavaram

    I did not stay overnight but I think it is safe for families as I have seen posts from few people who stayed there overnight. I do not know if the Safari is managed by Govt or Pvt firms..
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    Yesterday it was cloudy to start with and inside the forest it doesnot matter anyway as it was very dense forest for most of the journey. Moreover we did not plan for any trip or sight seeing.. It was just an exploration drive.. I was coming back to Hyderabad from my home town along with my parents and wanted to explore this less taken route to see the place is worth to stay over a weekend. It turned out to be a very good place and thr is a lot to be explored. Will plan for a stay for sure during monsoons.
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    The entire route from Kakinada to Suryapet is mostly two lane with two way traffic which affects the average speed. Road condition is mostly fine but there are a couple of bad stretches as well. Especially in Paloncha, there is some road extension work going on which consumed more than half an hour of our time. Apart from that the journey was uneventful.
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    As i noted previously, went to kkd over the weekend and while coming back took the route via maredumilli.. the route taken was Kakinada -> Peddapuram -> jaggampeta -> rampachodavaram -> maredumilli -> bhadrachalam -> Khammam -> suryapeta -> hyderabad Started at 6 in the mrng.. reached by 6.15 in the evng. Total distance travelled approx 585km. Took less breaks for breakfast, lunch, two viewpoints, diesel filling, tea break There are two extraordinary viewpoints near maredumilli and there two extreme ghat sections near maredumilli. The view points are manayam viewpoint and sokuvagu viewpoint. Here are few pics taken with my mobile. Pardon the quality please. Thanks Jagan
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    @uday I visited Coringa forest few years back. It was a bit under developed and Boating was also not there at that time. Planning to visit again after going through ur write up Dont know much about Hope Island though. My dad once mentioned about this island during my child hood. He went there along with his colleagues. But never heard of this place again after that. If you have visited that place, please shed some light.
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    This weekend, I am travelling to my native "Kakinada" and returning back to Hyderabad on Saturday. Planning to drive through maredumilli and bhadrachalam and considering the following route. Please let me know if this is okay. This is just a drive through forest and there are no sightseeings planned. https://goo.gl/maps/4YTdXPfE3rT2 TIA Jagan
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli Forest Road trip

    @Ranger Any update on this resort? Like is it ready and any contact details to book etc?
  17. Hello #Carpeople Anyone has done any trips to the locations mentioned in the title? I would like to know the details about best routes, options to stay, things to see etc. Any information will be very helpful. Thank you Jagan
  18. Thank u @sagar. will look into it.
  19. Nice post. Any latest information about this place? I am planning to visit this place this month. Let me know if it is worth visiting in this time of the year.
  20. @sagar Sounds interesting.. Do you have any travelogues on this?
  21. Cool.. Do you have any travelogues on the two places you visited? Eturunagaram: http://www.telanganatourism.gov.in/partials/destinations/wildlife/jayashankar-bhoopalpally/eturnagaram-wildlife-sanctuary.html Tadvai is actually on the way from Warangal to Eturunagaram.. I read in some newspaper that there are tourist attractions planned by Telangana Tourism like Jungle safari.. and forest camps etc.. Dont have comprehensive information though
  22. Yes Gautam.. I think we took the wrong route.. first we went on a route which lead us to the dam directly.. we needed to drive on the dam.. but that seemed risky .. so we came back and took other route which lead us to the place which was shown in the pictures.. In the picture that you posted above, I am not able to see the dam where as in the picture that I posted, Dam will be visible on one corner.. We went thr in the month of May end or June 1st week.
  23. We traveled some distance and I saw a board which says "Kayaking" but after that we lost the route and ended up at this place. I don't think it is near Ananthagiri. We traveled more than 20 km and I followed Google maps for most of the time.
  24. @Ranger These pictures were taken near the kotepally reservoir? I visited a place similar to this during June 2017 when I was unable to find the place for Kayaking and ended up here..
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    Gandikota picture log

    That is the adventure zone which is under development now.. Thanks Sagar.. even we did not expect such an amount of water.. the experience was priceless..