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  1. driveking

    Hyderabad to Srisailam road trip and guide

    There are some designated stopovers. I have seen some people having lunch over there (packed food)
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    SCAM ALERT in Hyderabad.

    Some one copy pasted our post in the news paper.
  3. driveking

    Planning trip from Hyderabad to Varanasi

    Hyderabad to Nagpur is 4-lane, apart from small bad patch. Food options are very limited. Only road side dhabas(small) are available. Sharing few food options which are given by ranger: Roads from Nagpur to Varnasi is mostly single lane. Many roads are bad. I think it will be very tiring to do it in a single day (Nagpur to Varanasi)
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    Best route reach Hubli from Hyderabad

    All the routes are equally bad. I heard from Raichur to Ganagavathi , they are laying new road. Not sure about the recent status.
  5. yes, They are not consistent. Some times it is available, some times it is not. Novemebr/December early morning is perfect for Vikarabad visit. Any one planning to visit, let me know. we can drive down.
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    Hyderabad Weekend Getaways under 200 kilometers

    One more added to the list. Next time try to visit this place. Amazing it is.. https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/222-hyderabad-to-koilsagar-overnight-bbq-camp-under-the-stars-report-april-22-17/
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    Hyderabad to Lepakshi, Madhavaraya temple Visit

    I'm planning this trip with my family. How much does the hotel cost? Three days is good enough for this trip? i'm considering to take my grand parents along with us. Any tips from your end?
  8. driveking

    Best phone for travel photography?

    Too good, light conditions helped.
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    Best phone for travel photography?

    Major issue with Mobile photography is during low light conditions. HDR mode helped to overcome this issue to the certain extent. I would suggest you to get a phone from Pixel lineup. If your primary requirement is camera. OnePlus 6/6T is value for money. Excellent package.
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    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    Please update when you are done with the trip. One of my colleague is planning to do it on next weekend.
  11. driveking

    CB Radios - Worth to have one?

    What brands and options we have to buy a CB radio that is legal?
  12. driveking

    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    Welcome on board Leo. Previously best route is via Raichur. Now people are driving via Zaheerabad. When did you last drove on Mumbai highway? Roads have improved a lot now. Between Hyderabad to Goa is always a mess!
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    Go Goa Gone..!!! Hyderabad to Goa

    Hyderabad to Goa Distance Hyderabad to Goa :750 kilometers Drive:Toyota Innova Fuel:Diesel Mileage:14 kmpl Road Condition:2-Lane average Drive time:12 hrs (excluding breaks) Hotel:Hotel Valentio, Candolim Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2017) : Noth Goa Hyderabad --> Raichur -->Sindhanur--> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2017) : South Goa Hyderabad --> Raichur -->Sindhanur --> Gangavathi --> Hubbali --> Dharward --> Mollem --> South goa Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2018 and 2019) : Noth Goa Hyderabad -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga Status : Avoid Raichur road it is under construction local places to visit: Baga Beach Calangute Beach Candolim Beach Aguada Beach Fort Aguada Sinquerim Beach Chapora Fort Anjuna Beach Anjuna Flea Market Casino Cruise Church of St.Francis of Assisi Palolem Beach Islands(Must visit) Butterfly Beach Pick up point : Palolem Beach Per head costs : 100/- only boat ride. Grand Island Pick up point : Candolim Beach.(8:30 AM to 3:30 PM) Per head costs 1100/- Includes unlimited Beer Boat Soft Drinks Barbecue Lunch Transport Fishing snorkelling Day-1 Hyderabad to Goa Drive Baga Beach visit Day-2 Chapora Fort and Beach ( you can find few scenes in the hit movie Dil Chahta Hai.) Anjuna Beach Anjuna Flea Market Baga Beach Day-3 Calangute Beach Candolim Beach Sinquerim Beach Fort Aguada Day-4 We started early in the morning as Baga to Palolem is 90 kilometers Palolem Beach ---> Butterfly Beach (Must visit island ) : En route we saw few dolphins Casino Cruise Church of St.Francis of Assisi Old Goa Day-5 Goa to Hyderabad Drive Tourist Map; Note : Forts are missing(North Goa) South Goa Drive to Goa is all about: Beach - check Forest - check Island - check Ghat roads - check Sea Food - check Backwaters - check Water games - check Water falls - check Night Life - check Most importantly cheaper petrol and many more things On a casual morning meet, one of my friends threw up an idea of going to Goa and fortunately everyone were so up with the plan without giving a second thought to it. It was during the time when we just got done with our final sem exams and all of us got excited about this Road trip to Goa for a much needed break. We planned to start in the afternoon but, after all the usual delays, we kicked off the pedal late from Kondapur. Drive between Hyderabad to Goa has always been unrelaxed due to the unpredictable road conditions. The best route always changed every year I drove down till then. Being dependent on Google maps, will drive you down to the woods. A quick research before you start to goa is a definite thing to do, considering all the six different routes available. First half of the journey was very much uneventful with slow moving traffic and narrow lanes. Plying through the town and villages was always easy in the midnight and so we maintained good average in the first leg of the journey. During the second leg of the journey, My techie friend picked up a short cut using Google maps from which we could save around 40 kilometers of run. First 30 kilometers drive was blissful and the next 30 kms took us on an adventure for the whole trip which took 3 hours :eek:. The road started to degrade and our Innova took many under-body hits, tough build and high ground clearance saved us for the day. Once we breezed to Goa, all that fatigue we carried during the drive started to vanish. We reached the hotel easily using GPS and having no time to rest, all of us headed to the beach.
  14. Source So now it is official that all the states should accept digital driving license and Vehicle RC. Apps DigiLocker mParivahan What will happen to RTA M-wallet? Anyone tried to use the above apps in Hyderabad? Any information on Insurance and Pollution certificates?
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    Hyderabad to Bhutan Trip

    Wow you drove Ameo all the way from Hyderabad to Bhutan. 😎 You pictures are very good. Which lens did you use?
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    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

    Important point to consider: Make sure tyre manufacturing date is not more than year.
  17. driveking

    Hyderabad to Srisailam road trip and guide

    Thank you for the update. We completed the trip last weekend. Roads are excellent but gets narrow in the ghat sections. We started at 5AM and reached Srisailam by 10AM. Did darshan and visited rope way. We had lunch at AP tourism, food is average. Started back to Hyderabad around 4PM and reached by 9PM. We did not stay in Srisailam due to lack of proper accommodation. Also Srisailam can be covered in a single day without any stress. Drive through the forest is very relaxing and close to the nature. We spotted a deer and few monkeys enroute.
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    Hyderabad Road accidents

    There many points in Hyderabad that needs a proper foot over bridge. I face lot of issues while crossing at Cyber-gateway. Two guards are stationed during peak hours but in the afternoons it gets very difficult. Not even a vehicle is willing to easy of acceleration. They either want to cross behind you or accelerate to cross before you. From my personal experience, I started slowing down as soon as i see people crossing the road. People behind me gets frustrated and honks needlessly, but i don't bother.
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    Hyderabad to Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh

    Beautiful picture. it is a pleasure to watch them. Made it my desktop background.
  20. driveking

    Hyderabad City road updates

    Guys lemon tree signal at Madhapur is permanently closed?
  21. driveking

    Remove Chrome from the car?

    You can try AliExpress. You will find decent grills from them. Just ask them to quote less price while shipping else it will get stuck in shipping(customs).
  22. We cannot buy insurance from Bajaj without this device?
  23. driveking

    Hyderabad to Srisailam road trip and guide

    Anyone recently visited Srisailam? Need information for accommodation and road condition. I couldn't find any accommodations online.