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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
  4. 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 .
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. travel.rtc

    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
  14. This trip happened during Novemeber 1st week 2018 and November first being our 9th Marriage Anniversary - we wanted to celebrate it in Mysore hence drived down to Mysore and to Ooty . Started 10:00P:M from Hyderabad and highway was little busy with all RTC and Private Buses towards Bangalore and different parts of Rayalaseema.....we stopped at Kurnool Toll Tax and then started again but started being on a working day after tiring office work has shown the tiredness and me being only driver for the entire trip took good breaks ...we stopped between Kurnool and Anantapur near some petrol bunk and after Anantapur in the early morning to take some power naps ....Reached Bangalore Outskirts by 7:30 .. The Morning Mystic view of Nandi Hills and surroundings was awesome and Bangalore Highway is very very super road except few speed breakers else so much fun to drive straight road. -- We Stopped at Hotel Nandi Upachar : https://goo.gl/maps/LwP1NeFtZoG2 Hotel was very very Decent and Has Nice Rest Rooms and ample parking place - had quick refresh and Nice break Fast and there was Some Minister Visiting the Hotel and traffic was halted ...we had to further wait for 30 more minutes and started at 9:30 A:M and it took us some time to cross Bangalore and Hit Mysore Highway - as usual Bangalore traffic took a toll on us and Mysore highway was little busy. We Stopped at Kamath for quick Lunch and then Started for Mysore . I have a friend who works in Travel agency in Bangalore , he generally takes care of hotel bookings or cab bookings if needed whenever we are around he has booked a room for us in Mysore at Hotel Vyshak Residency - Hotel was good and has Hot water Supply all the day - This )hot water) is one of the must for the Hotels around that place in Winters -- Next Day Early Morning we went for Chamundi Temple - Chamundeshwari Devi -One of the ShaktiPeeta ,We had good Darshan and had some prasadam at their kitchen. While returning, at the Parking Lot My mother overheard some one saying Ooty from Here is 160 kms - She immediatley said to me its 160 kms which means like Hyderabad - Nizamabad [Nizamabad being my Native] She asked me ,Shall we go to Ooty too. Who can deny an drive down to Ooty and I said immediately OK and haven't said anything about Road -,she was not aware of Ghat road and being traveled on Butter smooth Roads from Hyderabad till Mysore she expected it to be same straight roads....but later she was scared to the max after Gudalur when it was pitch dark and raining and Ghat Road Started We had a quick visit to Shri Ganapathi Sachidanda Ashram and started for Ooty at 2:30 P:M - if any one has this in bucket list when they visit Mysore and wants decent stay they can ask for room in Ashram campus and it is pretty less compared to outside while returning to Hyderabad we have to stay in Mysore as it was night when we returned to Mysore from Ooty and we asked an room for accommodation as it falls left while entering Mysore and they gave us a Big room was charged 500 Rs - all facilities were provided indeed Took little while to cross Mysore , later we had took some time to find an ATM to get cash and has to look for ATMs in NanjanGud , the Route taken was Via : NanjanGud - > Gundlupete ->Bandipur -> Gudalur -> Ooty ---- Took Right turn after GundluPete and went 11+ kms to visit Gopalaswamy Betta ....But now cars are not allowed to be driven till the temple and one must Take Karnataka Tourism Buses ...and those will be plied till 4:000 P:M By the time we went there its was 4:00 and we dont has an Option and it started getting dark and we started back , returned to Gundlupete and reached Bandipur Same friend of mine booked a Room for us in 3 Star Hotel - Hotel Preethi Classic http://www.hotelpreethiclassic.com which was closer to city center and had quick tour of Tea Factory , Botanical gardens did shopping at Tibet Market - Finding Good food in Ooty is little tough and we had our breakFast at A2B and its pretty decent and good . Return Journey was Simple - Stopping here and there for few clicks and my car being Wagon R and people cautioned about clutch issues generally occur in that route and asked me to take some breaks and give some time for car and then start ...slowly reached Gudalur and it took sweet 4 hrs including photo breaks and tea breaks , Reached Mysore by 8:00 P:M ,me being no mood to drive wanted a break and i thought of starting next day early morning , and went to Ganapathi Sachithananda Aashram - They allotted a room , we went to near by restaurant and had dinner - Next Day Morning after a good nap and fresh-up started at 5:30 A:M to Bangaore- Hyderabad , Had Break fast at A2B Food Court after Mysore on Bangalore Highway [Excellent and Neat rest Rooms] Crossed Bangalore in midst of heavy traffic and being Monday it was very very tedious to cross Bangalore - Had stop after Bangalore at Shell Bunk and topped up the fuel ,they have checked the car and i took their engine oil and they did the oil change in quick time and started for Hyderabad . Bangalore Highway is one of the best roads i have driven and being day time we can find less traffic on Roads and one can certainly get bored too ...went into Anantapur town in search of a good mess for Lunch but traffic made to change our plans and we stopped at Dhaba some where in between Anantapur and Kurnool highway . After having Some Rotis started for Hyderabad which was Straight Road with speed breakers here and there \ \
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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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