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  1. After an enthralling post monsoon drive meet, 'India-Drive' now invites you to drive along for an overnight stay amidst the ancient temple town, Hampi. For those who believe in self exploration while allowing in-depth discovery of the destination, this is the perfect place for it. Let us drive in a union spirit to continue to close down for this year on a cheerful note. So come out, join our convoy with 'India-Drive' and hunt down to our own piece of paradise. When: December 7, 8, 9 - 2018 Where: The City of ruins, Hampi Distance: 400 Kilometres (One way) Meet-up point : Gachibowli ORR entrance Map location : https://goo.gl/maps/X5onups3Dxj POC : 9849021091 / 9989745688 Number of slots available: 20 Add your name to the list and join the WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EJLcfbKnga4DRsRHEdtJ2M Itinerary: Day 1: 05:00 am - We start the drive from the meet up point. 02:00 pm - Reach the Stay. Have Lunch and rest down for a while. 16:00 pm - We start from the hotel to explore the place. Members who are interested to rent 'MOPEDS' (2-wheelers such as LUNA etc.) can rent them for the DAY-2's exploration too. It would be more fun renting these small 2-wheelers. 19:30 pm - We return back to our hotel and gather around for the dinner and fun at the restaurant. 22:00 pm - We set to sleep. Day 2: 05:30 am - We wakeup to Sunrise. (depending on members interest) 08:00 am - We start back from the hotel to explore more of the ruins in Hampi. (Breakfast and Lunch will be timed accordingly as the day progresses) 16:00 pm - Explore the Tungabadra Canal around Hampi if time permits. 19:30 pm - We get back to the hotel for dinner and retire to sleep. Day 3: 06:00 am - We start from Hampi. Visit the Tungabadra dam and reservoir enroute. 04:30 pm - Reach Hyderabad Note: We won't be having any fuel stops in between during the first half of our drive. So, please make sure that your tanks are full before the drive starts.
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    Hyderabad - Sikkim - Hyderabad

    Awesome pictures and travelogue @Tapahasu.. Overall an amazingly informative post. 😊
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    Suggestions: A 5 day trip from Hyderabad

    Hey @venkyasam.. Good to hear it from a travel and auto enthusiast like you who is especially from Hyderabad 😊.. Welcome onboard. Looking at the list of places that you have covered seems like almost 80 percent of the South India has been swept which is amazing.. But having considered a time span of 5 days, forces one to limit towards southern India again.. 😁 A few suggestions that I would want to add up to your list to cover by drive if it has to be sound relaxed for a span of 5 days are as, 1) Hyderabad - Maredumilli / Papikondalu - Vizag - Chilka lake - Puri 2) Hyderabad - Shimoga - Jogfalls - Murudeshwar- Gokarna - Goa 3) Hyderabad - Pondycherry - Mahabalipuram - Danushkodi - Rameshwaram 4) Hyderabad - Chikamagalur- Kudremukh - Mangalore / Udupi / Malpe / St.Marys islands - Manipal 5) Hyderabad - Pune - Ahmedabad - Bhuj - Rann of Kutch (This will be too tight for a 5 day road trip) Would want to suggest to you on the places around the western ghats in Pune but it would be all dry grass in December. Monsoon or Post Monsoon would be the perfect time to do these western ghats around Pune
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    Hey Manish, if all the other hotels are full, you can surely go with the Buddha beach resort which is the next decent resort on the Chirala beach after sea breeze 😊
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    Mumbai - Shirdi - Hyderabad - Kolkata

    Hi, i am not sure about the recent road condition between Mumbai and Shiridi.. But, would recommend from Shiridi to recent of your trip as per best of my knowledge. For your travel fron day 2, i would recommend you to take Shiridi - Ahmednagar - Osmanabad - Tuljapur - Naldurg - Omerga - Basavakalyan - Humbabad - Zaheerabad - Patancheru - Hyderabad. This would take you about 12 hours of drive time including an hour break. Your Day 3 travel between Hyderabad to Vizag will be a longer stretch so start early, roads all the way are very good. You might end up spending about close to an hour in Vijayawada. Wait for the the latest update on your Day-4 route condition from @Ranger as he is going to do it today upto Kolkata.
  6. Hey Shiva, We have visited this place while in construction during our last breakfast drive to Vikarabad. It was supposedly going to get inaugurated this month. Checked with the prices and felt it wasn't worthy enough. They quoted 1800 INR per head for camping and food per night. Let's wait and see until it opens up fully
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    Hyderabad to Ooty drive

    Hi @travel.rtc, Thanks for sharing the essential details about your recent trip to Ooty. Have you done the safari at Bandipur? I would recommend to cross the forest region and the 36 Hairpin section after Mudumalai before 6 PM at the max. Though the gates stay open, the road is pretty risky and the forest region would get dark during winters. You would not enjoy the forest drive after it gets dark too
  8. Hey @Ravisankar, Yes we did reach our stay in Hampi between 2 to 2 30 PM for Lunch
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    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Hi @Ravisankar, Welcome onboard We shall soon add you to the WhatsApp group.. There is also a telegram group which has been so active as members are being more inclined towards WhatsApp over Telegram.
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    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Hi @Samkit, Please post your pictures as asked for.. We will surely add you in once we find space as the group is running full at the moment
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    Share your best mobile picture

    A few from my latest trip to Hampi 🙂
  12. It has been a wonderful time being along with these road trip enthusiasts.. Thanks everyone for making this drive a grand success.. Cheers for the Hampi drive and many more to come. I am sharing a few more pictures of the drive shot on my mobile.. Will share the rest in the drive report which will be out soon in a week’s time.. 😊
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    Join the WhatsApp Hyderabad group

    Hi @Shekar, Welcome to the club. Nice set of pictures.
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    Hyderabad to Hampi road trip questions?

    Hey @Mack, as told by ranger, the below is the best route from the 2 options you have. Hyderabad --> Kurnool --> Alur --> Bellari --> Hampi This route is a little longer by about 50 kms but takes the same drive time. Roads between Alur - Bellari has got a few short bad stretches but it's still better than the route via Raichur. Accommodations in Hampi at the moment are very high compared to the usual time due to peak tourist month. You would get a decent hotel during this month if you can shell out 3000 to 3500 INR per night. Royal Orchid Kireeti and Clarks Inn are decent options which you can count on in Hampi.
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    Pune to Bhubaneswar

    Do check out the link below for a detailed review on the Hyderabad to Pune highway road conditions.
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    We shall most probably have our next drive meet scheduled in January - 2019. Please do stay tuned to the forum to get an update on this Yes, We do car pool for the drive meets
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    Hyderabad to Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Drive

    Hotel Astoria residency, Accord highland, Sinclairs retreat, Lake view hotel are a few good options
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    Hyderabad to Ooty drive

    Hi @kishorerao Do check out the thread below for all the details regarding the drive to Ooty from Hyderabad.
  19. That's pretty much a detailed review of the current road conditions between Hyderabad and Goa. Thanks a lot for sharing your recent update on the route to Goa @ADARSH
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    Pune to Bhubaneswar

    Day 1 : Pune - Solapur - Zaheerabad - Hyderabad - Vijayawada or Suryapet Roads are good all the way except about 50 kms road construction work in progress between Solapur and Zaheerabad (around Naldurg) Day 2 : Suryapet - Vijayawada - Rajamundry - Vishakapatanam or Vizianagaram Day 3 : Vizianagaram - Bramhapur - Bhubaneshwar Roads are good throughout the journey except for 50 kms on your 1st day's drive
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    Share your best mobile picture

    Waiting for more information on the essential details and itinerary on your road trip in Nepal
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    Hyderabad - Sikkim - Hyderabad

    This is so crisp and perfect.. Super good
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    Nagarjuna Sagar Drive

    A weekend definitely not wasted though your Hampi trip got cancelled. Nagarjuna sagar drive is anytime a peaceful destination to do on a short weekend from Hyderabad. This is something new that I've not known around this region. Any more details on this?
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    Hyderbad to Tirupati Best route?

    thanks a lot for updating us back on the recent road status @Shekar
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    Bangalore to Hyderabad, Places to visit

    Wow, Never knew about this historic place existing in this stretch. What temples are these ? Could you share more details and information about the place ?