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    Hyderabad to Goa

    Thanks and this was Done in March April - Even though it was start of seummer - i could see many tourists around Goa - Stay was near Candolim Beach - Hence covered : Candolim Beach , Sinquerim Beach , Baga Beach , Miramir Beach - Here went for Dolphin spotting and waste it was But cruise was wonderful and they have shown that Jail and clock tower and we were not in a mood to get down from the boat and go till there - 400 Rs was charged for the boat ride and safety jackets would be given . You can rent a Bike/Activa kind - 300Rs was rent for one day but they would ask you to return by Morning time itself - Hence Plan to take it in morning . Goa can be best enjoyed By Bike itself due to Narrow roads . No Need to give Driving License - Being commuted in Bus I haven't carried License and I rented a Bike with my Election Identity Card also .They would give some fuel and we can purchase with them further fuel. If we are travelling by flight then be planned to reach Airport well Before as Road to Airport from North Goa is little Narrow and later gets traffic Speed Guns are Present and hence cabs cannot cruise above 80 kmph which could delay reaching Airport
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    Hyderabad to Goa

    *** Even Though this Travel is done back in march , by Sleeper Bus and Flight - I think its eligible to get into this Section as I would post pictures of Road and Few Places of interest. *** Well The Most Asked Question either in ID whatsApp or Facebook - Which Route is Best from Hyderabad to Goa and Back. -- Teaser Pic This was done in March and my friend had to attend an Meeting in Goa - He booked ticket for me But I have missed out the flight from Hyderabad became blessing in disguise . I have booked VRL travels Sleeper coach Bus to reach Goa the Next day where I could enjoy the journey and being a road enthusiast I preferred sitting in Cabin and Enjoy instead of the sleeper Berth - somehow i felt the sleeper berth cramp and bumpy Bus was scheduled at 19:00 hrs Departure and boarding was at Lakdikapul , where a mini bus took all of us to Aaramgarh , Reached Aaramgarh by 19:00 , but had to wait about half-an hour for the Bus to arrive . Bus was almost Full and it is due to they have adjusted passengers who booked AC Seater bus into here - Where as I have paid 1700+ for sleeper Bus and people who booked 800Rs Ticket were fortunate enough to get into sleeper Bus - Picked up a passenger in between , near Shamshabad and slowly Bus picked up and reached a Dhaba Near Jadcherla for Dinner Break - I had food packed from home and as per fellow passengers food was pathetic and hotel was just OK. -- Bu Stared from Jadcherla and took Mahabubnagar road and below route was taken MahabubNagar - Raichur - Madgal - BagalKot- Belgaum - ChorlaGhat - Goa -- Below was the Road condition Hyderabad - MahabubNagar : Road was Good MahabubNagar - Raichur : Road works were on then and little diversions too Raichur - Madgal - Bagalkot : Its double road and we have to get down whenever an bigger vehicle or 4 wheeler came from opposite end and Needless to say while in Karnataka Expect many speed breakers too .. Bagalkot - Belgaum : Road was good .. Reached early in the Morning - Hence it was easy to cross Belgaum Belgaum to Start of the Ghat Road - it was double road and being early morning there was some truck traffic and also travel buses reaching Belgaum , Many people were doing walking /jogging by the side of the road and seen some people doing Yoga too Needs to be careful while driving at the stretch --- Once reaching the start of the Ghat Bus has stopped at decent Hotel for Bio Break and it was around 6:00 A:M in the Morning. It took around 3 hours to reach Goa [Private Buses Parking Yard] as road was through Ghats , Some rural villages and little delay at check posts - Being Morning time encountered little traffic reaching Goa ] Stayed a Hotel Govia Homes Near Candolim Beach - Hotel was home stay kind and had good swimming pool - Able to tour only Candolim and Baga Beaches and a guided tour with mini bus provided . All beaches that i have toured were well maintained maximum care is taken to avoid plastic - even though boozing is not allowed at sea shore near by Beaches but i could see few people doing that Goa is Pretty costly and Bargain is the funda works here - never hesitate to bargain if you are shopping in the shops road by and Near beaches too Food is pathetic and costly especially people from Telangana and Andhra would find food not so good , me being vegetarian has less options to chose and my friends who took non veg said its pathetic and not for spice lovers ..I have seen few people from TS and AP getting Induction stoves and cooking as they found food very very waste in taste . -- I think there is very much to explore in Goa Beyond Beaches and Booze , something that always pulls back to the place may be its weather , people or its picturesque locations and Beautiful Beaches - that might be the reason people always wants to make it despite of the hard roads and other reasons like cost and stay options - There is always something more left to explore in Goa as per the conversations with people and foreigners who were visiting for nth time who are always finding a new place and Goa wears different colors accordingly to the different seasons
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    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    What a Wonderful , inspiring and Lovely travelogue - One of the best one I have read this Year . Each Pic of Nature , Landscapes and Mountains are simply Unique and eye catching . Keep travelling and posting Sir .
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    Trip To Mantralayam from Hyderabad

    -- Started by 01:00 P:M from Mantralayam and Took Kurnool Road Via Emmiganur and Road was Super Good 4 Lane till Emmiganur and it was double road till reaching Kurnool and day time we might encounter good traffic and needs to be careful as I saw some bikers driving so reckless and Jay walkers crossing road at their wish . -- Alampur Temple is around 11 kms from Highway and very less to no traffic is encountered and road condition is good : Parking space is available at 50 Rs as mentioned previously .There is a small Garden kind and Tungabhadra River flows near by Road condition from Mantgralayam Emmiganur and few snaps of Alampur and TungaBhadra river follows
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    Trip To Mantralayam from Hyderabad

    This is in continuation to the Travelogue posted about SriRangapuram After having peaceful and Good Darshan at SriRangapur Temple , We Planned to go ahead for Mantralayam and as we have started from Pebbair - hit the highway ,after crossing Beechupally at Erravelli we decided to take Gadwal Route to reach Mantralayam - Planned to do little shopping of sarees at Gadwal but nothing so great there - almost same prices as we get here in city - Instead of coming back we decided to proceed further and asked a car Driver regarding the route : He suggested was to go Via : Gattu - Macherla (TS KA Border one) and It touches Raichur Mantralayam Road ** Road was good initially and for some kms we were driving alone and the place looked like a Desert with open lands and less vegetation and After crossing Macherla I think Road was Horrible for 4 kms - horrible it was all pebbles and car has taken max abuses 4kms was like hell : something cant come back and confused to go ahead. Once reaching highway :Raichur Mantralayam Road was very beautiful but some Jay walkers and little traffic . Reached Manralayam and took room by Devasthanam - SUYAHENDRA VISHRANTI NILAYAM they have some really great rooms and Very very big Car Parking place - being rainy season opted for Non AC and they were kind enough to give room of our choice like Ground floor and western Toilet : and charged 400Rs with 400Rs as Caution Deposit - Rooms are neat and well maintained But no supply of Hot water for this category of Rooms . Had Good Darshan and started Next Day after having Prasadam at Temple and this time we took Kurnool Route : one to avoid that road which we have come and also to do Alampur Jogulamba One of AsthaDasha Shaktipeetha Darshan . Road we took was via Emmiganur to Kurnool - ** Road was very Good till Emmiganur and some bits and pieces road was not good but can be manageable and its double road. Please beware of the road traffic - i saw many buses and also equally traffic at villages - After reaching Kurnool we took Bypass and Reached Alampur after travelling some distance on Highway and took detour towards left . Alampur Temple has car parking space but they would charge 50 Rs and Darshan everything was peaceful - we need to walk little to reach Jogulamba Temple. Very Limited food options at the temple and while on the way too - started back from Alampur at 5:00 P:M and except a short bio break and Tea Break at Food Pyramid it was all straight drive till Hyderabad But Post Jadcherla to be specific Shadnagar premises beware of the Traffic and some rash driving - wonder why people drive so mad and that continued till crossing shamshabad and i think evening is worst time to enter Hyderabad it seems. Posting the Pictures in serial order right from starting from Pebbair to Gadwal Mantralayam and Back . Gadwal Road
  6. Shekar Sir , yes We were also Taken to Museum and its Simply Stunning and its three floors underground and strictly cameras not allowed - But i had some snaps -little skeptical posting here What a Beautiful each paintings were - Really mesmerizing .
  7. Sri RangaNayaka Swamy Temple is Located in SriRangapuram - Pebbair Mandal of Wanaparthy District - Previously was part of MahbubNagar District Its about 11 Kms from Pebbair which falls on to left side of the National highway towards Bangalore from Hyderabad on the way to Kurnool. 63 Kms from Kurnool This is an historic temple about 550 years old built in the era of Sri Krishna Devaraya According to locals and priest here - During the great vijayanagara ruler Sri Krishnadevaraya , Wanaparhy King visited the famous Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple located and Srirangam and desired to built a similar temple near by his place and Later, in his dream, Lord Vishnu said that his is located at a certain place in his own kingdom and will be shown to you by an eagle (garuda). So, the next day the king followed the eagle and found the Lord Vishnu idol between Karapakala hills and Kothakota. He constructed this beautiful Ranganayaka Swamy temple close to the Ratna Pushkarini Lake and Lord instructed to build temple at a place where the Eagle disappears - thats how a temple has been constructed here and there is a huge water body where a reservoir is also built . It took 35 years to complete the temple and its an architecture marvel - ideal for Bird Lovers and Nature Lovers for its serene and Peaceful atmosphere and Surroundings Toilets are available near the temple and small shop where one can have some snacks or packed chips , cool drinks and water bottles are available. I have seen few pre-wedding photo shoots from near by villagers happening at this place and this temple has also been shown in different telugu movies and few by SS Rajamouli too Temple Timings: The temple is open for the visitors from Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Evening 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. -- We Started at 6:00 A: from Hyderabad - Except Crossing Shamshabad No traffic has been encountered and cool nice breezy weather added much to the Monday Morning Drive and we could reach the Temple by 9:30 Route was all straight like arrow and Turn towards Pebbair and From there around 11 kms inside we could reach the temple Let the Pics do the talking
  8. Sri RangaNayaka Swamy Temple is Located in SriRangapuram - Pebbair Mandal of Wanaparthy District - Previously was part of MahbubNagar District Its about 11 Kms from Pebbair which falls on to left side of the National highway towards Bangalore from Hyderabad on the way to Kurnool. 63 Kms from Kurnool This is an historic temple about 550 years old built in the era of Sri Krishna Devaraya According to some legend, the great vijayanagar ruler Sri Krishnadevaraya visited the famous Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple located and Srirangam and desired to built a similar temple in his kingdom. Later, in krishnadevaraya dream, Lord Vishnu said that his is located at a certain place in his own kingdom and will be shown to you by an eagle. So, the next day the king followed the eagle and found the Lord Vishnu idol between Karapakala hills and Kothakota. He constructed this beautiful Ranganayaka Swamy temple close to the Ratna Pushkarini Lake. Temple Timings: The temple is open for the visitors from Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Evening 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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    Hyderabad to Shirdi road condition 2019

    Hi All One Of my Friend did Hyderabad - Tulzapur & While Return he did via Sholapur Akkalkot and Gulbarga Hyderabad over weekend June 8th and 9th 2019 Here is the update Hyderabad to Tulzapur Road condition update: Road is Excellent till Omerga(MH border) - Many diversions till Naldurg... as usual road still needs to be improved Naldurg to Tulzapur route is good. Tulzapur to solapur is Excellent Solapur to Akkalkot- many diversions and potholes Akkalkot to Gulbarga.. road is Excellent did a detour and visited Ghangapur Sri kshetra Gulbarga to Hyderabad via Humnabad is awesome -- While Going Stopped at GuruDeep Dhaba Before Basavakalyan Near By Engineering College https://goo.gl/maps/LjbFkjZdAdkhbrXs7 Food is Good But Ambience is minimal as it is very popular for the students of the engineering college But Dhaba owner is very friendly. Food Options are Very less to No for Sholapur - Akkalkot - Gulbarga route
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    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    One Of my Friend did Hyderabad - Tulzapur & While Return he did via Sholapur Akkalkot and Gulbarga Hyderabad over weekend June 8th and 9th 2019 Here is the update Hyderabad to Tulzapur Road condition update: Road is Excellent till Omerga(MH border) - Many diversions till Naldurg... as usual road still needs to be improved Naldurg to Tulzapur route is good. Tulzapur to solapur is Excellent Solapur to Akkalkot- many diversions and potholes Akkalkot to Gulbarga.. road is Excellent did a detour and visited Ghangapur Sri kshetra Gulbarga to Hyderabad via Humnabad is awesome -- While Going Stopped at GuruDeep Dhaba Before Basavakalyan Near By Engineering College https://goo.gl/maps/LjbFkjZdAdkhbrXs7 Food is Good But Ambience is minimal as it is very popular for the students of the engineering college But Dhaba owner is very friendly. Food Options are Very less to No for Sholapur - Akkalkot-Gulbarga route
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    Trip from Hyderabad to Coorg or Ooty by road

    You can refer my Travelogue for Bangalore Mysore Ooty : Please be Noted that Bandipur is closed between 9:00 P:M and 6:00 A:M Gudalur route is bit safer than 36 hair pin road and also longer distance Expect fair amount of traffic on ghat sections and here G Maps helped us a lot where it was showing distance the on coming vehicle in opposite direction is Do try to Visit Himavad Gopala Swamy Betta on the Way to Ooty from Mysore - Around 10 km from Gundlupete , it falls towards right before Bandipur forest while heading to Ooty from Mysore . Wishing you a Happy Journey
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    Hyderabad Mysore Ooty (TS11 to TN 43 via KA09)

    Thanks Pralay , Indeed Your Hampi Travellogue was inspiration for this to come up with this one , Your Writing and Narration is Top Notch - the way you narrated through pictures is wonderful - Hampi looked more and more beautiful in your pics to be frank .... Keep Traveling and keep us inspiring like this
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    Hyderabad Mysore Ooty (TS11 to TN 43 via KA09)

    Thanks for the great Words... Yes Tolls will take a toll on us else its a drivers dream road to drive No need of booking in advance or by phone call in advance , but let them know that you have come for Darshan , They have good amount of rooms . Our case was different though- we were returning from Ooty and i was tired to the max and straight i went there and frankly told them about my condition - there many people speak Telugu and they gave me Manas Kuteer for accommodation as we were four adults and 3 kids including my niece ..Manas Kuteer was allotted and charged 500 ...it has Geyser and we had early morning bath , parents had good walk around the campus. It has secure car parking . This was the room - Maanas Kuteer ..very very peaceful and Serene As we were 4 Adults - we were allotted a Big room else a Mid Size Room would be 200-250Rs Every Year from Dasara to Dec 31 Mysore Exhibition Would be On and dont miss that Exhibition if you are around that time - it is very very unique and excellent
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    Road trip to Mahur and EkVeera Shakthi Peeth Temple

    Sure you can post if you need original pics let me know I would mail you ..I don't even put watermark on my pics ... Please feel free to take them Thanks a lot
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    A Day trip from Hyderabad to Basara

    Roads are good till Nizamabad and From Nizamabad to Basar Road works are On but most of them are done ... Being Election time try to reach in Mornings because due to Road Shows or campaigns ...you may get delayed . Be aware of the high temperatures in Summer .. this area would have relatively 2-3 degrees more hot than Hyderabad . Happy Journey
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