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Hyderabad to Hampi, Heritage Drive after 3 Years of wait

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You have bagged some amazing pictures @Shekar, And you have covered up too much in a very short period. Cheers to that. Beautiful post and keep the wheels running.. Waiting for your winter road trip experience in Spiti once you are back.. Thanks for sharing :) 

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Returned from Himachal Trip. (Supposed to be Spiti Trip)

 

Let me complete the Hampi trip log so that I can go to next log. 

 

Day Four 08-01-2019. 

 

We were all ready by 6.30 AM and reached Badami caves in less than 10 Minutes. Uncle and Aunt remained in the hotel. We were the first visitors  at the place. Security person asked us to wait for some time till sunlight comes over the caves. But we said we will go up to 3rd cave first and come back to 1st in the last and went up. It was so pleasant though little chilled. Kids enjoyed the maximum. We had spent nearly two hours and left the place when other visitors started coming in. 

 

It was beyond our imagination, how much time and pain they might have taken to create these caves so beautifully.   

 

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We reached the hotel by 8.30 and after breakfast we started again to Bhoothnath temple complex along with Uncle and aunt. As soon as we came on to main road, there was a police block and they informed us there is a bandh by labor unions. When we requested, they allowed us to go to Bhoothnath temple side. The way to the complex is too narrow and Archaeological Museum on the way after a narrow stone gate way. There is a parking lot at beginning of the complex (little far from main temple.  

 

 

Water level in the lake is less than half  and it must be beautiful when  water is touching the temple.  Beyond the Bhoothnath temple also some sculptures and a small temple are available. after spending half an hour we returned to hotel to start back to Hyderabad. 

 

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We reached back to the Hotel little after 10 AM and were ready before 11 duly packing our bags on roof carrier. We found the air pressure in the left rear Tyre is less and stopped at the main road for check up. after filling the air we asked the boy to checkup for any puncture by pouring water over the Tyre. For our Bad Luck or Good luck one puncture was detected in the Tyre. The puncture shop does not have a jack and he tried to pull out the nail which punctured the Tyre in position but not succeeded. Finally Tyre was taken out and the puncture attended. Finally we have lost one hour and we started again at 12 noon. 

 

As soon as we came for a turn on main market, police stopped again and said road is blocked ahead by agitators and we can not go. We told them we have to go to Hyderabad and asked is there any alternative. He asked us to go back towards our hotel and there is a bypass to join the main road. We switched on the Google maps after turning towards our Hotel, it was showing some 7.5 Kms for diversion and we went up there only to be fount it is a wrong route. Google was asking us to take U turn and proceed to same route. We asked some local on the road and they said there is no other road. we came back to Hotel again and took small by lane proceeded in the back roads for couple of Kms and entered again on to the main road from where the road is clear. Further we lost another 30 Minutes and finally exited Badami town by 12.45 PM. 

 

The road is again through pattadakal and Aihole (by pass) which is new and good. Road up to Lingusur which is about 120 Kms from Badami is also mostly good with few speed bumps. We reached Lingusur at about 3 PM and stopped for Lunch.  Very close to the turning to Raichur we found a AC hotel with clean toilets and the food was good. We started from here at about 4.00 PM and our driving troubles started increasing as we progress. First up to Raichur By pass it was few bad patches and many speed bumps. From Raichur to Deosugur where we enter in to Telangana speed bumps. From Deosugur to Mahaboobnagar except 15 Kms before the MBNR, road widening work is in progress. Part of the road completed one side and none of the culverts were completed and multiple diversions and sudden end of good road had took the toll.  We reached Mahaboobnagar at about 9 PM and stopped twice for coffee but could not get. Finally had a cup of coffee near Shadnagar and reached Home by 12 Midnight. 

 

I might have missed some details but will try to share if any one needs. 

Thank you for reading. 

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Excellent pictures Sir,

Fantastic details. 

Gone thorough the full post. 

 

You covered all the temple/architectures related places around Hyderabad in a single shot. 

I think your next destination will be Yaganti. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, driveking said:

Excellent pictures Sir,

Fantastic details. 

Gone thorough the full post. 

 

You covered all the temple/architectures related places around Hyderabad in a single shot. 

I think your next destination will be Yaganti. 

 

 

Thank you @driveking for liking. I had visited Yaganti twice and latest being in 2016. 

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Amazing Travelogue. Your morning at the caves must have been super refreshing :) 

The way how we did it was the same how had to end up in your trip as mentioned :D .

Badami on Day - 1 and Day 2 included Pattadakal and Aihole followed by our journey back to Hyderabad. Great going @Shekar ..Waiting for your Spiti trip. How did it fare ? :) 

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12 hours ago, sagar said:

Amazing Travelogue. Your morning at the caves must have been super refreshing :) 

The way how we did it was the same how had to end up in your trip as mentioned :D .

Badami on Day - 1 and Day 2 included Pattadakal and Aihole followed by our journey back to Hyderabad. Great going @Shekar ..Waiting for your Spiti trip. How did it fare ? :) 

Thank you @sagar for your encouragement. 

My Spiti trip could not move beyond Shimla due heavy snow fall. I will post the story as early as possible. 

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9 hours ago, Shekar said:

My Spiti trip could not move beyond Shimla due heavy snow fall. I will post the story as early as possible. 

 

Yeah. I have seen this year's snowfall and it was very unusual when compared to the last year. Our last year's drive in December witnessed a little lesser snow when compared. We had reached the Indo-Tibetian border and wanted to proceed to white Spiti next but couldn't progress further due to unfavourable climatic conditions. 

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Above information was too helpful.. we also went to Hampi on 2nd Feb and we followed your footsteps...journey was awesome...We booked through airbnb and stayed near Virupaksha

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16 hours ago, Ipsmuk said:

Above information was too helpful.. we also went to Hampi on 2nd Feb and we followed your footsteps...journey was awesome...We booked through airbnb and stayed near Virupaksha

 

@Ipsmuk Hi, I am planning my trip to Hampi next Friday, The stays seem very expensive. Could you please share your stay details with price. Pictures of it would be more helpful. Thanks in advance :) 

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16 hours ago, Ipsmuk said:

Above information was too helpful.. we also went to Hampi on 2nd Feb and we followed your footsteps...journey was awesome...We booked through airbnb and stayed near Virupaksha

 

That's nice! :) Your travel story with more details and pictures could be more helpful for the members planning their travel in the future..

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2 hours ago, mayank said:

 

@Ipsmuk Hi, I am planning my trip to Hampi next Friday, The stays seem very expensive. Could you please share your stay details with price. Pictures of it would be more helpful. Thanks in advance :) 

We stayed at Mayura Bhuvaneswari, Kamalapur. KSTDC hotel. There is another KSTDC hotel at TB dam which is less expensive comparatively. 

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