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  1. This is a Family trip to holy places in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Route taken We have taken the Hyderabad-->Vikarabad road and reached Ananthagiri hills. Ananthagiri hills, Vikarabad: There is a view point at Ananthagiri hills. To reach their take the road opposite to Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Maps : https://goo.gl/maps/JLedSZQSgpS2 View point is very good. No crowd as it was weekday. Their is ample parking space available. People are littering this place. You can enjoy cool breeze, see the nearby mountain and a far away lake from here. Spent around 1 hour here and continued our journey. Gangapur, Karanataka: We have taken Tandur--Sedam road. Road is good but their are lot of speed breakers. Sedam to Kalaburagi road is very good. Take ring road in Kalaburagi and left exit after High court complex and enter Kalaburagi - Afzalpur road. It is state highway 22. Ganagapur is 35 Kilometers away from here. We reached Gangapur and taken Darshan of Lord Dattatreya. Maps https://goo.gl/maps/nSmqQa1LjuR2 Shreekshetra Ganagapur, One of the most famous Dattatreya Peethas, is associated with Shri Narasimha Saraswati Swami, an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. It stands on the bank of the river Bhima. We left for a visit to Sangam- Audambar (Fig / Kalpavriksha) Tree on the banks of River Bhima. This place is around 5KM from the main temple. It is said that Narasimha Saraswati's presence is felt at this place in Nirguna Rupa and so, many people sit there and read the Guru Chirtra. Akkalkot, Maharashtra: We continued our journey and reached Akkalkot via Afzalpur. The road is pretty bad shape after Afzalpur. Road widening is going on in entire stretch. Maps https://goo.gl/maps/vmK89LVPQ8m We reached Akkalkot and visited Swami Samarth ( Vatavruksh)Temple. Pandharpur, Maharashtra: Post Darshan we took Akkalkot-- Solapur road. Solapur to Pandharpur road is very good. It is Pune highway. At Mohol we need to take diversion to reach Pandharpur. It is 75kms away from Solapur. Visited Vitthal Mandir and Iskcon Krishna temples. The Pandharpur temple was built in the middle of the thirteenth century by King Visnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty. Solapur, Maharashtra: Next day morning started our journey towards Solapur. Visited Shri Siddheshwar Temple in Solapur. This temple is in middle of lake and we can see a bhuikot fort beside the temple. Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/qnf3WzsrMFn Tuljapur, Maharashtra: Visited Tulja bhavani temple in Tuljapur which is 46kms from Solapur.This temple is dedicated to the goddess Bhavani. It is considered as one of the 51 Shakti pithas. Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/giW6iXHUMvw Naldurg fort, Maharashtra: We continued our journey and reached Naldurg fort which is 35kms from Tuljapur on Pune-Hyderabad highway. The Naldurg fort is the biggest land fort in Maharashtra. It has 3 km long fortification wall and 114 bastions. ‘PaniMahal’ is the most attractive monument on this fort. It gives amazing view from inside of this ‘PaniMahal’, when water from ‘Bori’ river flows down from the top of this ‘PaniMahal’. This view can be enjoyed more at the end of the monsoons. Presently the water was little less. Google maps link https://goo.gl/maps/XJjbogMnW3A2 We started our journey back to hyderabad via Omerga, Humanbad and Zaheerabad route. Due to road work there were lot of diversions.Better to avoid this route in night. The total distance covered in 2 days is 900kms. Note: Fuel price in Maharashtra is slightly higher compared to Telangana and Karnataka.
  2. Ride for the trip Layout of the Sanctuary of Ranganathittu bird sanctuary. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/QDfaf6KLFR72 Location: It is located on the outskirts of Srirangapatna, about 16 Km before Mysore. Where to Stay: Both Mysore and Srirangapatna are convenient places to stay to visit the sanctuary. Besides, there are also home stays and farm stays away from the city, and near the sanctuary. How to Reach: This sanctuary is 135kms (3 Hrs) from Bangalore on Bangalore-Mysore highway (NH275),Take a right turn after Srirangapatna (This road also connects to KRS and Coorg road) Price of Entrance and Boat ride: The entrance Rs. 60 per person and for children it is Rs. 10 (Age-5 to 12 yrs). No charges for children below 5 years. The best way to see birds is to take a boat ride inside the sanctuary. The normal rate is Rs.60 per head, but these are short rides, with a boat load of people. A longer ride (Special boat service) costs around Rs. 1000, The experience is worth it. Park Timings and Best Season: The park timings are from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Go early in the morning, or in the evening, just before sunset, for the best experience. Tourist footfall increases after 10 AM and continues through till 5 PM. The times just before and after are best for watching the most birds and enjoying the peace and solitude!The best season to watch birds is winter, but we can see birds here throughout the year. Which birds you see depends on the season though. Painted Storks Egret in breeding plumage Stone Plovers Crocodile- up close View point View of Lake Tips: While one day is more than enough for the entire circuit, if you are an ardent birdwatcher or wildlife enthusiast, you might enjoy staying somewhere near the sanctuary and making multiple visits. The next destination was Balmuri Falls, Which is 11kms from this sanctuary. Balmuri Falls: Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/mCYZfXJ15tk It is a popular picnic spot. In this area Cauvery river flows wide over a rocky bed. This is basically a check dam runs across the river more like a wall trying to stop the flow.It is a man-made reservoir.When the check dam is filled to the maximum, water overflows in a neat long cascade. Youngsters and nature lovers adore the place because of its isolated location. One can bathe in the shallow waters of the fall.One of the major attraction is to get into the water where it cascades down. And then there is the seasonal boat ride. The scenery is great and the general ambiance is relaxing. So that makes its an ideal picnic spot. There is a old and ancient Ganapati temple. This location is a popular backdrop for song scenes in many Kannada movies. The weak hearted can always use the bridge that is built across the river or sit on the ghat and enjoy the scenery. I couldn't capture more pictures as it was dark and raining. Note:The only annoying thing it seems are those cheeky monkeys ever trying to snatch food stuffs. It is ideal one day trip from Bangalore. Total distance covered 2 way is 300kms. Few more random pictures from our drive
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    Shankarpally, Hyderabad weekend getaway

    Nice clicks[emoji108]
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    Road trip to Mahur and EkVeera Shakthi Peeth Temple

    Nice article @travel.rtc . I want to know if this trip can be combined with Basara and Nanded?
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    Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad, Monsoon Magic

    Nice article guys.
  6. Sure Vivek, There are so many lesser known places. I need to make a list and will add in some days.[emoji3] Sent from my Moto G (4) using India-Drive mobile app
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    Hyderabad to Chirala route , seabreeze resort

    Via Nalgonda is better, I took the route while coming back from Amravati. Watch out of trucks especially after crossing Andhra Pradesh border.
  8. 40kmph speed inside the city, damm.. Travelling time will increase if everyone drives in that speed.[emoji10] There are no proper roads in city and top of that they want to implement this rules.
  9. Thanks Uday, Yeah Bangalore to Mysore traffic is terrible in weekends. Alternative route is via Kanakpura road which is scenic to drive but little long. Sent from my Moto G (4) using India-Drive mobile app
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    Dash Cams in India

    Yeah[emoji3] ..Now i see the seller has stopped selling the product.
  11. I heard their are lot of crocodiles in water but people say it is safe to go inside water and crocodiles attacks here are rare. Sent from my Moto G (4) using India-Drive mobile app
  12. The waterfalls are 721 kms from Hyderabad(11 to 12hrs Journey time) and 145 Kms from Bangalore(3hrs journey time). This waterfalls is not naturally​ formed but it is scenic waterfall stretch along a small dam. I can call it a ideal picnic spot . Sent from my Moto G (4) using India-Drive mobile app
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    Dash Cams in India

    In 35 days the package was delivered. I have not paid anything to customs.
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    Dash Cams in India

    I have routed the wiring through the A-pillar and it costed me Rs. 3700 from (Aliexpress)
  15. Thanks Karthik, It was only 2 days trip. It was a bit tiresome but overall it was good. Hyderabad to Solapur road is smooth in some places and their are continuous diversions. Better to stick to safe speed as their is lot of confusion if it 2 way traffic or 1 way traffic in some places. Speed bumps and potholes at multiple places. Outer wall of the fort looks majestic and huge. Sent from my Moto G (4) using India-Drive mobile app
  16. Hi Gowtham, The fort has a river inside. It is worth a visit. I would rate the place 4 out of 5. Plan your trip post Monsoon.You need to climb around 50 steps that will lead you to the entrance. From entrance need to walk a bit to reach the burj which is the highest point, their are multiple viewpoints and Dam cum waterfalls. Entrance fees is 20 rupees per person and timings are from 8 am to 5 pm. You will get nice photo clicks. Take enough water and snacks as there are no stalls inside.
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    Dash Cams in India

    Hi Gowtham, I have already installed the dash cam and i am pretty impressed with the quality. Above is Sample picture captured by the cam. I have made a unboxing video, will share it soon.
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    Dash Cams in India

    Bought yi dash cam [emoji4].. Thank you Gowtham and Vishu..
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    Best fuel station in Hyderabad.

    Best fuel station in Hyderabad is Civil Supplies Petrol Pump (HP). This is the government run petrol pump and you can expect good quality fuel. Timings:8.30 am to 8.30 pm (Sunday holiday) Place: Central Secretariat, Khairatabad. https://goo.gl/maps/imeghzg6ixw Note: Their will be Que at this place. Be prepared and wait for your turn.
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    Can we sleep in car with AC turned ON

    If the mechanical functions of the car are not up to standard, the chances of a leakage of the car’s exhaust into the vehicle’s cabin while a person is snoozing could increase the risk of suffocation as it would decrease the oxygen level inside the car. More information in below link.. http://goodyfeed.com/sleeping-in-a-car-with-its-air-con-on-will-kill-you-herere-the-facts/
  21. Nice pictures and Good information about places to visit in vizag.[emoji106]