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    Hyderabad to Ooty drive

    Hi Kishore I have done the Hyderabad - Ooty during November First Week We took Hyderabad - Kurnool - Anantapur-Bangalore-Mysore- Nanjangud-Gundlupete-Bandipur-Gudalue-Ooty Road Condition: Hyderabad to Bangalore - Super Smooth Road except few speed breakers Make sure you are crossing Bangalore before peak hour traffic Bangalore - Mysore Road would be little busy Mysore to NanjanGud Bandipur except few Roads are smooth We took Gudalur Route i.e., Long Route instead of MaisanaGudi i.e., 36 hair pin bend route from Mudumalai Make sure You Enter and cross Bandipur/Mudumalai before 9:00 P:M as Forest gates would be closed . -- Being winters evening become dark soon and also expect Fog hence drive carefully in the ghat section and often it rains too Bandipur Mudumalai Forest stretch has some speed breajers and Pot Holes too Gudalur to Ooty Stretch - Few places in the ghat has potholes and one must be extremely careful in negotiating the turns.... -- We stopped by Hotel Nandi Upachar Before Bangalore Near By Nandi Hills -- Ooty A2B [ Adyar Anand Bhavan Hotel ] is the Best Hotel for Break Fast and Meals . - Stayed at Hotel Preeti Classic Coonor Road - Its a 3 star Hotel and I know a friend in Mysore who works with a Travel Agency and he has booked the room for us This Hotel has got 224 hour hot water supply and nice parking space....2700 Rs it was with extra bed as we were 4 Adults and 2 kids and 1 infant -- Note: Ooty hotel check-in timings are from 12:00 P:M Hence make sure to reach by 12:00 P:M and they count the day till 12:00 P:M Next day , whatever time you check in do check whether they have Hot water Supply through out the day .. I am attaching few hotel pics too -- If you are doing Mysuru to Ooty in day time then try to visit Himavad Gopala Swamy Betta Temple took right and travel 11 km after Gundlupete...timings are 8:30 - 4:00 P:M
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    Trip to Gad Mandir , Ramtek - Nagpur

    Thanks Sagar ... Yeah Temple is around 1000 years old as per the local officer there and we have Boudh Temples , Bodhi Satva , Jain Temple and few other places enroute including some Resorts where water sports are there ....
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    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    Hyderabad - Pune latest Road conditions update. hope this helps as it's a very very detailed information Source : Pradeep Mantena Hatsoff to his patience!!
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    Trip to Gad Mandir , Ramtek - Nagpur

    Being Dasara Vacations planned a trip to Nagpur as my in-laws stay over there - Reached Nagpur By Train and planned this trip through All public Transport. Ramtek is around 50 kms from Nagpur and journey around 1hr by Bus , Road was through - Kaamtee - Mansar-Ramtek -- There is a Bus every 30 minutes from Nagpur and Same from ramtek - although connected through Rail ....Train takes a bit long time than Road By Car it takes arund 45 minutes : Road Via Kaamtee which has some industrial layouts and expect some traffic hence little delays One Toll Booth on the way... Ramtek is small town has some average hotels and expect nothing about food ...but you can find dhabas around Khindsi Lake and Resorts around the lake would serve food . -- Ramtek has few places to cover : Gad Mandir Khindsi lake - Here you can find some resorts and also Boating allowed ...Naturally formed lake and we can find a Nice garden around it Poet Kalidas Memorial Jain Temple Enroute one can find Boudh Satva Temple Ramtek has got Historic temple of lord Rama. It is believed that Ramtek was the place where Rama, the Hindu god, rested while he was in exile. Legend has it that the aashram of great Hindu sage Agastya was situated close to Ramtek. While the sages performed religious rites, the demons used to disrupt their activities and slayed a great number of holy men. Lord Rama was distressed to hear about this, and took a vow to relieve the world from the demons. 'Tek' means vow in local language, hence the word Ramtek comes from 'Vow of Ram'. Thus it is believed locally that whoever takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the gods for its fulfillment. The 'padukas' of Lord Ram are believed to have been worshipped here for centuries. The present temple is believed to have been built by the King of Nagpur, Raghuji Bhonsale, after his victory over fort of Deogarh in Chindwara. The present temple is 400 years old. This place is also famous for its relation with great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. It is believed that Kalidasa wrote Meghadūta in the hills of Ramtek. The former Indian Prime Minister Narsimha Rao contested his election from Ramtek Constituency. Source : Wiki -- Trek to Temple is very easy and stairs are simple . One can easily take them - There are very much Monkeys hence be careful in and around temple . - Khindsi Lake has garden and an entry fee too and again one has to pay if they have to take Boat ride - Generally people get food from home and have it leisurely at the Garden here Over all a Place that can be Covered in a day from Nagpur
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    A Day trip from Hyderabad to Basara

    Road Conditions and Route Map One You take turn from Janakampet to Basar - Roads start woresening as Widening work is going on This is where we have to turn towards Basar - Travel till Navipet and then take left to Basar Once Navipet is reached ...TProceed straight and take left to go for Basar
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    A Day trip from Hyderabad to Basara

    Just wanted to do casual Road rip to Basar as it is 35 kms from my Native - Nizamabad Gnana Saraswati Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar, Nirmal District - Telangana, It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as Akshara abyasam Distance From hyderabad By Road is around 210 Kms There are many trains reaching to Basar starting from Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Kacheguda ranging from Passenger to Express Rails It was Lazy sundat Morning and trip was decided overnight and plan was to attend a function in Nizamabad and hence Basar was added. Started by 6:00 from Hyderabad and being Sunday NH-44 Highway was very cool and fun to drive with very less traffic on road Reached home in Nizamabad by 8:30 A:M Few Snaps Of the Highway of Hyderabad - Nixamabad One Must take turn towards Nizamabad before Reaching Dichpally to reach Basar and after travelling 15 kms .. We reach Nizamabad town and from there take Road towards Bodhan and after travelling till Jankampet Take right towards Navipet and after travelling around 20 kms we can Reach Basar -- 10: 30 A:M Started from Nixamabad after refreshing. , we were warned about Road conditions , Road being widening and the work has been in progress sine a long time and true to their words Road was really horrible ....But being Monsoon and rain hit very good it was all lush green and its like Green carpet spread all over I would recommend people from Hyderabad better opt train instead of road till the Road work is done and it seems it would take easily 3-4 months and more also We can Park Car at Temple Premises and Reaching Godavari is around 1/3 km from Temple and expect some rush but manageable though. Rates around the shops are not so on higher side but they will charge some extra amount . One can have very peaceful darshan and not always expect few days it would be overcrowded - we had a nice darshan yesterday being sunday. Attaching Temple timings -- No Mobiles and Cameras are allowed - We Need to deposit them at counter , Laddu and Pulihora prasadam available at Prasadam counters and there are no good food options around Basar and one has to come to Nizamabad for good hotels for food
  7. Very very refreshing and Excellent Travelogue , wonderful and detailed pictures - each picture has a story in itself....Good Home Work for me ... this weekend to go through each capture in detail ....😊 Once Again a Big Thanks and Awesome....
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    Hyderabad to Delhi road trip planning and routes

    Yes Palio Guy .. he is a member of Fiat community and pretty Active ,also a rail fan Recently I have done Hyderabad - Nagpur on APRIL 30th Road right after TS Border till Pandarkawada is rough and patchy Even after Pandarkawada - till Karanji its OK and again Diversions will come in place - Do Watch ful of Trucks coming in opposite directions and they simply rush towards you Yes, Hinganghat flyover is done thats really a Big relief But do watchful of speed breakers right after flyover and while passing through Hinganghat town you will get to see continuously 10 serial bumps for a single speed breaker. so be watchful of that and there are three such big speed breakers and my wife went to katni in MP last weekend and she says Roads till seoni are good. Diesel is bit cheaper in Maharastra and petrol costlier there ... Hence fill the tank wisely You will find an HP COCO Bunk Just before reaching Adilabad from Hyderabad towards Nagpur Road - Near Sitagondi opp Sharma Dhaba -- This is a good bunk but one has to reach other side of the road for refueling - I generally wont trust the bunks in Maharastra based on few bad experiences prior
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    Hyderabad to Delhi road trip planning and routes

    I will just post an update that a person whom i Know posted in another forum - He did/updated that on 3rd March Just pasting the same update here - which speaks about the return journey from Delhi - Hyderabad Notable Updates which were a pain to drive on this section 1. Gwalior to Jhansi -- Though there are number of diversions, the road is devoid of any potholes 2. Lakhnadon - Chappara - Seoni -- Fully done up. 3. Seoni - Pench (Rukhad) till MP Border - Lovely Roads - Not even single pothole anywhere 4. MP Border - Mansar -- 4 Laning is in progress. Concrete roads are being laid, The diversion roads are fair enough 5. Hinganghat - Flyover completed. No more waiting at the level crossing 6. Hinganghat to Karanji isn’t in great shape 7. Karanji to pandharkwada - Good 8. Pandharkwada to pipparwadi - OK -- credit goes to shiva sathiraju
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    Nagpur to Ganagapur (Gulbarga Distric)

    There is no need to drive till Hyderabad - Instead, You can take Interior roads from Nizamabad to reach out to Zaheerabad Option 1: Nagpur-Hinganghat-Pandarkawada-Adilabad-Nirmal-Armoor-Nizamabad - Varni-Banswada - NizamSagar-NarayanKhed-ZaheeraBad-Humnabad -Gulbarga-Ghanugapur This is internal state road and its a mix - of Good and bit patchy roads and its a two-lane Road Option 2 could be: Continue on Highway from Nagpur till KamaReddy-Ramayampet- Proceed to Ramayampet and take diversion into Medak -then reach out to Zaheerabad from there its same Road again as discussed above Nagpur-Hinganghat-Pandarkawada-Adilabad-Nirmal-Armoor-KamaReddy-RamayamPet-Medak-Zaheerabad -Humnabad-Gulbarga-Ghanugapur Above two routes could save some distance in kilometers - If you are confused in driving the internal state roads then take the Route suggested by sagar - But with little correction you can reach Zaheerabad from Hyderabad without touching Medak. Nagpur - Adilabad - Nirmal - Hyderabad - Zaheerabad - Humnabad - Kalaburagi - Gangapur
  11. Happy New Year 2018 ID Folks Wanted to Start New Year travels with some visit to a Temple and being January ,cold started picking up and my daughter is about to join - finalized to visit Wargal Saraswati Devi Temple Wargal is around 54 kms from my Home in Nallakunta , Hyderbad and we took around 1 hr drive on lazy sunday morning -Jan 7th . Route taken was Osmania University Campus-Tarnaka-Mettuguda-RailNilayam-JBS-Alwal-Shamirpet-VantiMamidi-Wargal Drive was simple- Just stay on KarimNagar Highway and after Turkapally , VantiMamidi Need to Take Left side Road once you find Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Board and you can find the temple arch - has to travel few kms into the village and locals can direct to the temple Being Sunday very less traffic and we have started at 8:00 from Home and we have reached by 9:15. Wargal is famous for Saraswati Temple and also shani Temple....Its famous for aksharabyasams Had quick darshan and crowd was slowly picking up- but it was a peaceful darshan and there is free AnnaDanam inside the temple every day . AnnaDanam Timings : Every MON,TUE,WED, THURDSAYS : 10:30 A:M -12:30 P:M Every FRI,SAT,SUNDAYS :10:30 A:M-2:00 P:M Temple Timings : Every MON,TUE,WED, THURDSAYS : 06:00 A:M -12:30 P:M 04:00 P:M - 07:30 P:M Every FRI,SAT,SUNDAYS :06:00 A:M-2:00 P:M 04:00 P:M - 07:30 P:M After having pleasant Darshan and has meals inside temple - it was good with one pickle , Dal , Rice and Sambar , Curd we started back to Hyderabad and around temple premises you can get fresh vegetables from the local villagers and for very reasonable price - most of them grown in their home backyards Took around 1 hour to reach city and traffic was less being sunday and afternoon - we reached Home by 1:00 P:M
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    Hyderabad to Adilabad and Pochera water Falls

    Hi b@r@n ..Thank You , Pochera is a small waterfall compared to Kuntala But with less steps and also you cannot spend much time there as there are no such any facilities ... You can refer to my pics posted in this post earlier to get an Idea.
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    Hyderabad to Adilabad and Pochera water Falls

    Happened to Drive to Adilabad from Nizamabad on Dec 24th Early Morning started at 6 from Nizamabad and reached Nirmal Bypass by 7:30 and from there took the Highway itself to Adilabad and experienced the fog in this beautiful stretch.....it was so cold and fog spread all around ....Pics posted in above post. Thanks.
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    We stopped for Lunch at Kusumanchi Village. Naganna Mess that serves 24 items for meals. Typical Andhra Style Meals and charges 80Rs was very very tasty and almost all items were tasty.. Kusumanchi village falls just before Khammam ....5kms before Khammam. This mess is located on the outskirts of the village...once you cross the village towards khammam ..you can spot this on the left side ....need to park just getting down from the Road .