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    Share your best mobile picture

    @Ranger majestic look. i love the jeep compass in Red Last week end at Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
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    Nagarjuna Sagar Drive

    @sagarIt looks like a buddhist Vihara to me, and it's still in construction, and not yet open to public. But from outside we can see a huge meditation hall/stupas and the sculptures around the wall are so beautiful, most of the are relief panels. The location is right after Hotel Sidhartha and just before Vijay Vihar. Check out the pic below, similar characters i saw in the Gallery exhibits at the island museum too....sanga nidhi and padmanidhi holding gold coins in hands short hobbit like figures. I am sure once it's opened it will be a visual treat. @RangerThanks Location of the resort is very good, as we get lake view in most of the rooms. and the garden area is so beautiful filled with buddha sculptures. Stay was ok, since its a govt run property service is slow, and the furnitures are quite old, and bed was hard. we can manage for a day. 2700 INR per night, included breakfast with very limited options, we ended up having lunch here as well, lunch was ok around 135/ INR per person. we didn't like the breakfast, but lunch was good.
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    Nagarjuna Sagar Drive

    While returning to hyderabad saw a hilltop temple near Mallepally. (Arthagiri Shathram Malella Gattu) Sri Venkateshwara Temple. Climbed the steps and reached the temple. also there is motorable road to reach the top available, we decide to climb since the view is good in the evening. had darshan at temple and spent some peaceful moments enjoying the nature and watching monkeys playing around. Left the temple around 6 started the drive back to hyderabad and reached home by 8:30 pm. it was a fun trip, short though Thanks!
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    Nagarjuna Sagar Drive

    Day:2 Stayed at vijay vihar, we started around 8:30 am to the Ap Tourism boating point. (Launching station) We skipped the telangana boating point, as we want to drive some place in the morning, the drive was good, with some ghat road driving fun. Took the tickets for boat & museum at the launching station. After a 45 min of Boat travel we reached the nagarjuna sagar island around 11:30 am. weather is hot and humid even in december. Spent some good amount of time seeing the exhibits and sculptures, we came out to the garden area, stated walking around the path to explore the monuments. the place is huge and maintained well with preserving old trees. Saw few ruined sculptures, old monuments and a big old well. came back around 3 pm to boating point and waited for our boat to start as we had to checkout by 4 pm. Reached the resort and had a late lunch and checked out.
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    Nagarjuna Sagar Drive

    Due to some unavoidable works on thursday couldn't go for that planned Hampi Trip. After we finished our voting on friday we were free till sunday. so decided to visit some place which is around 200 Km. We have been wanting to see the Nagarjuna Sagar dam lights at night. So we started from Hyderabad, Miyapur Around 12:30. Roads were clean and the crowds at Polling booth was moderate and well managed by Telangana State Police Dept. Road to Nagarjuna Sagar is pretty good after crossing Outer ring road the drive was very smooth and peaceful, stopped at MASQATI ICE CREAM PARLOUR (Path to sub-canal, Ghanpur) for a Ice-cream break. Reached the Sri Parvata Arama (Upcoming Buddhist site, not yet open) near Hotel Siddharta. Saw the sculptures and stupas near the entrance, feeded some cute monkeys. Left for dam site and reached around 5:00 PM, enjoyed the evening breeze and the sunset at the bridge and later went to the broken old bridge. Few pics:
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    Hyderabad - Sikkim - Hyderabad

    @TapahasuWow...nice triplog and excellent pics. Sikkim is on our list too...great info btw. thanks for posting!
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    Share your best mobile picture

    @Tapahasu Thanks, it's a wonderful country and a must visit place. Our trip was around 10-12 days, The trip was wonderful visiting old temples, grand monuments, historical places and national parks, lakes, religious places....nepal got it all...though we went in may 2018, weather was very pleasant except in chitwan and Lumbini. we loved Pokhara. Don't Miss it :) We didn't plan for annapurna trek this time. May be some other time. Thank you @mayank no, we didn't drive from Hyderabad. We went by flight and used local car services.
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    Share your best mobile picture

    Few pics from our nepal trip. Pokhara Lake, Kali Gandaki River, Maya devi temple ( buddha's Birth place) Rapti River at sunset.
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    Hyderabad to Hampi Route updates

    thanks for the heads up. will be glad to catch up. our plan is to start on thursday!
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    Hyderabad to Hampi Route updates

    Planning to travel hampi this weekend with family. Please suggest best route and best hotel/staying options. Thanks in advance!
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    nice shots!
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    SCAM ALERT in Hyderabad.

    These cheaters/scammers should be punished, otherwise many innocents will get in to trouble. and they will increase their action & their numbers. Hope police will take necessary steps to stop this.
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    Automotive photography.

    fantastic shots! here is my swift (previous)
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    Hyderabad to Lepakshi, Madhavaraya temple Visit

    1800 INR for Double room A/C. But the hotel don't have good restaurants nearby. Avoid visiting penukonda in the afternoon.. Food options are good at Hillpark, Hotel 97, Blue moon highway food court & Hotel Mayura on the highway. On the return journey you may visit Beechupally Anjaneya temple if you have time. 3 days is sufficient for this trip. all the best.
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    Hyderabad Weekend Getaways under 200 kilometers

    Distance : 172 Kilometres to Jurala Project. Approx Route : Hyderabad --> Jadcherla --> Beechupalli ---> Gadwal---->Jurala project ----Atmakur-----Hyderabad Road condition : Excellent Restaurants : You can find many on Bangalore highway but once you divert, you cannot find anything. Recently went a day trip to Jurala project and afterwards to Beechupally Hanuman temple located nearby river, makes an excellent scenic location. especially in the evenings. Sharing some pics. Nothing much to do in Jurala project except driving down the village roads and enjoying the scenery at the waterfront. But the drive is worth it. beware of the monkeys at Hanuman temple, after all its their area
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