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    Hyderabad to Suryalanka beach, road trip

    Beautiful photos and crisp write-up. Any accommodation options apart from haritha resort in Suryalanka? It is always sold out these days even a month before.
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    Favourite travel picture.

    One more memory from last year's Ladakh trip. This was taken enroute Khardungla from Leh.
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    Hyderabad to Kochi, Kerala.

    Great clicks @arifismyname
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    Hyderabad to Gottamgutta road trip

    awesome writeup and beautiful pictures! Kudos to your adventurous spirit guys!
  5. @Pralay I havent been to Srinagar so not sure about tariffs at that place but you achieved tremendous value for your ladakh trip, considering that the taxi union have increased their prices this year
  6. @sagar This is what I told you about Agam-Shayok Route It was a bit better when we visited in early summer but it seem to have been stuck by a land slide again?
  7. Wow. so mesmerizing. @Pralay Loved your travelogue and the beautiful pictures. I would have suggested you to visit Turtuk village (an hour journey from hunder) which is technically the last village of India. One must visit this place for the greenery(which is rare to find in Ladakh) and authentic Baltistan culture. You can also get rich dry fruits which otherwise are priced higher in Leh markets. Nonetheless, you itinerary was very well designed and executed considering the short time you had. And yes, Rigzin is quite famous and I too agree with you that it is often economical to visit each place and bargain for your hotels. Would like to know how much it costed you for transport alone?
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    Favourite travel picture.

    @Ranger We did this in third week of May this year. Will post a writeup soon. @raman Yes, It was awesome. The lake appears real blue only when is the sky is clear from clouds(which is best from June onwards). We couldnt take nice pictures in the evening since it was cloudy and also raining at some points. So we went for a shoot early in the morning next day and were compensated In my view, many tourists do a mistake of staying at Spangmik which is the starting point of Pangong Lake. We did the entire strech from Spangik-Mann-Merak(60 kms) and I thought views at other points were much beautiful and better. This shot was taken at Mann.
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    I'm planning road trip to from Hyderabad to Leh Ladakh

    Wow..its good to know that the Shayok valley route has improved now. Then it is definitely recommended to take this route to Pangong. Btw I have uploaded a pic of Pangong Lake from our trip in the 'most favourite travel pic' forum. Please have a look! Cheers!!
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    Favourite travel picture.

    Pangong Lake - Ladakh
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    I'm planning road trip to from Hyderabad to Leh Ladakh

    Agree that it is doable. But it will be a lost riskier. Even we did this trip in a Scorpio. My driver narrated many stories about how people get stranded due to land slides which is quite normal to happen. I thought the toughest route in the entire stretch is between Nubra and Pangong via Agam-Shayok. Most standard tour operators do Leh-Nubra-Leh-Pangong(3 days) but we did Leh-Nubra-Agam-Shayok-Pangong(2 days) since my driver was experienced and thankfully much of the route was cleared by then(7-8 kms was still very bad). This route was completely blocked until last year and hopefully would have got better by now.
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    I'm planning road trip to from Hyderabad to Leh Ladakh

    hi Sudeep, Please inquire beforehand from when Srinagar to Kargil route will be accessible. It usually should be opened max by last week of April or May first week, but I heard this year it look more time and it was opened only by May second week. That's why I changed my plans at the eleventh hour and flew to Leh from Delhi instead of taking the road trip from Srinagar - Kargil to Leh. That said, May is the ideal time to visit since it is less crowded and you can get good tariffs at all the hotels/guesthouses. Sagar, Im not sure if Swift Dezire is an optimal choice considering the road conditions especially within Ladakh?