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Sridhar Tandra

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  1. Sridhar Tandra

    Best route from Hyderabad to Guntur?

    This is a bliss news then! Thanks for this update
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    Best route from Hyderabad to Guntur?

    For cars too? I did not knew this!!
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    Best route from Hyderabad to Guntur?

    If you want to save time, take Piduguralla route, about 60kms stretch is a single lane but you will save a lot of time and money on tolls. Road condition is good
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    Automotive photography.

    Where was the car wash done @Ranger? 3M??
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    Hyderabad Goa Family trip

    This is the expert opinion I say! I am still an unfortunate Goa planning batch wonly!!
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    Hyderabad Goa Family trip

    You should be able to cover the distance in a day and reach by evening as per the latest route updates by our fellow members. It should be around 10-12 hours which means you will reach Goa before or by sunset Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
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    Hyderabad Goa Family trip

    @PareshBhinde you can do it in WagonR without any issues as long as you have got your car thoroughly checked before travel at the service center / your mechanic. Try to start early in the morning to avoid city traffic and reach early, avoid driving late in the night since you are traveling with Family! I am that last minute Goa plan drop due to one of the friend not turning up batch guy and hence will let our fellow members to give you more suggestions on "In Goa" updates!!
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    Dandeli - Heaven for Bird Watcher and Photographer

    Thank you for this post @Trisha Pictures are super awesome! Good to know that we can spot Black Panther and Leopard's in Dandeli, can you also help us with some more details like when you were there and location of your stay and related costs, it will be helpful for other members to plan their trip accordingly.
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    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Looks like I know someone here! Welcome to India Drive buddy, how are you doing?
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    and sad!!!
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    Hyderabad to Hidden Castle resort

    Looks like a well maintained one considering the current weather conditions!
  12. Hello again ID! Hope you are all doing well. This is an interesting topic for me specially since this place that I am going to describe has created a lot of excitement within me because of it's special appearance for about 4 days only in an year. I was planning to do it last year but this temple place opened up on weekday and closed before weekend and hence could not do it. This year it opened on March 29, 2018 and opened through the weekend until April 01/02, 2018 and hence I have decided that I am going to do it this time irrespective of someone joining me or not. Finally, 3 of my cousins were in the plan and we set off to Saleshwaram at 3 am on Saturday (March 31, 2018) and the plan was as mentioned below March 31, 2018 - Start from Badangpet (Near Balapur) where my cousins stay at 3 am March 31, 2018 - Reach Saleshwaram temple parking by about 6 am and start Trek inside forest towards Temple which is about 5 km's in to core forest March 31, 2018 - Reach the Parking back at about 12 pm after Darshan March 31, 2018 - Drive back to Hyderabad and reach about 4 pm to the start point We started off an hour late at about 4 am from the start point and I tried my best to cover the distance and could do it until we enter the Tiger Safari with a very quick Chai break at Amangal. So, to reach the parking place before you start the trek inside forest one has to take Right in to the Tiger Safari zone (Amrabad Tiger Safari). I think this is the only time when the private vehicles are allowed inside this route, not sure though! We have reached the entrance of the Safari by about 615 am and entered the Safari route to realize it is full of loose red sand with loads and loads of dust since lots and lots of vehicles are being going inside out. Also, I have witnessed one of the best sunrise in my life from the middle of nowhere of the forest in the core tiger zone (Pictures Below). We were still positive about covering this distance as quickly as possible but it took us about an hour to cover this stretch of around 20 km's and reach the designated parking space (Location coordinates provided at the end of this thread). We have not wasted any time as planned and since we were already delayed by about 1 hour, we reached the parking by around 715 am. We started to walk from the parking towards forest and saw lot of stalls being set up by Government as well as common citizens which include emergency medical camps, promoting village stuff, water stations, snack counters and a few free food camps (Annadanam) as well, I was happy when I saw all these stalls put up which implies that there is a lot of improvement against the feedback that I have got on inquiry that we generally do not get anything once we reach this place. We continued our trek inside forest and boy believe me this is the toughest trek of my life!! My legs still continue to suffer while I pen this article here! We completed the trek almost as per the plan and returned back to the parking by around 1 pm after having lunch in one of the Annadanam counter set up by the devotees as soon as we come out of the forest where the stalls are set up. We started back to Hyderabad and I did not have any more energy left in me, somehow managed to drive until highway (Tiger Safari Entrance) and gave the wheel to my cousin and dozed off in the rear seat of my Tia baby! Thanks to my cousin, he aaram se took his time and ensured that we reached the End point again by 5 pm. I will let pictures speak more about the rest of the story! But this trek and visit to Saleshwaram Temple would remain very special to me with a lot of super memories!! I have tried to cover as much information as possible from the short yet biggest & special trek of my life!!! Saleshwaram Parking Location:
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    Sunsets and Sunrise

    Sunrise this morning in the Army area, Lalbazaar - RK Puram flyover stretch while heading to a family gathering at Malkajgiri!! Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
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    Hyderabad to Kakinada - Exploring hidden beaches in Kakinada

    Got it! Thanks for this information
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    Hyderabad to Kakinada - Exploring hidden beaches in Kakinada

    Nice pictures @PremSai Loved that beach and sand dune combo!! @sagar @Ranger while you think of nearest accommodation, I was thinking how about camping towards the other side of sand dunes which looks flat and empty? some star gazing? camping?? so many things hitting my travel brain
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    Hyderabad Mysore Ooty (TS11 to TN 43 via KA09)

    Nice write up @travel.rtc Your pictures are very good specially the highway and tea estates pictures are eye soothing for a Friday!!
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    A solo road trip to Hampi!

    @Pralay I saw you saying 4 days for this trip and you have updated day 1 (Drive) day 2 morning and evening treks and Day 3 return is it? I mean 4th day was not utilized in this plan, is my understanding right or am I missing something here? Also, can you help us with the details and cost of the hotel you stayed in Hampi? Approximate toll costs on your route while going and returning? Your return route was also the same?
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    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    For a moment I thought it's my Tia baby!
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    Sunsets and Sunrise

    Thanks @SK01 & @sagar
  20. what's the name of the place you stayed at Panchgani @sagar?
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    Hyderabad ORR

    I heard that Fast Tag will be a mandatory thing just like Insurance, Road Tax etc from the dealer when someone is buying a car from May 2019 (Basically from the beginning of BS 6 norms).
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    Sunsets and Sunrise

    Sunset somewhere on the NAM just before Orvakal, Clicked using Canon EOS750d with no edits
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    #MeToo cannot make it for next 2 weekends, have pre planned family commitments
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