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Trip Query: Hyderabad to Kolkata Road Trip (Hyd - Vizag - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata) , travelling on 21-Dec-19 Accommodation recommendations: Looking for accommodation in Vizag and BBSR (night halts). Highway food joint recommendations: Any suggestions on lunch point between the following: Hyderabad to Vishakhapatnam Vizag to Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar to Kolkata No. of days: 2 nights and 3 days (onward) Vehicle : Duster RXS 85PS Places to visit: Planning to cover the below places on the way: Chilka Lake (onward) Dhabaligiri (onward) Konark Temple. (return)
Hyderabad to Tuni : Good
Tuni to Chilka : under construction
Chilka to Kolkata : Good
Information shared by @ARAY
***NH 16 - Route update***
Folks planning for a road trip via NH16 to WB next weekend for Durga Puja, please be aware of the latest road conditions. Post Tuni till South Chilka is getting a major road expansion for last 8+ months as we all know.
Diversions and all are manageable, however with the recent torrential downpour in the region the soft soil has washed off exposing the cemented Culverts and small bridges that are constructed at the first phase of any NH build or expansion.
Due to the absence of proper markings and boards this is more risky. Absence of soft soil or temporary soil in general will further make the cemented bridges even more harder to climb and slush and soft mud can make the situation tricky.
People driving low slung sedans and hatchbacks please be careful, there is a high probability of underbelly hits while making the ascend to and decent from the bridges. People with FWD SUV be careful of lateral torque steer in the slush making the car go sideways and out of control.
A close friend of mine while driving to Assam has severely damaged the front left lower arm, track rod for steering and partially the ball joints of Honda city. He took that ascent at roughly 32kmph as per his GPX data.
Use caution drive slow post Tuni and have a very safe trip everyone !
By teju b
Exploring the East - Hyderabad to Kolkata
Total Distance - ~ 1500 km
Route taken :
Day: 1 - Hyderabad (Gachibowli) - Suryapet - Vijayawada - Rajamundry - Vishakapatanam (Vizag) --- ~650 kms
Accommodation : Dolphin hotel (very good)
Day: 2 - Vishakapatanam - Bhubaneshwar - Balasore - Kolkata
Accommodation - Park Street (center of city & most of the places are in 7kms radii)
Here's comes my first travel for the year 2017. I happened to visit this place on an official trip but ended up exploring the local beauty of this town. A complete two day tour for Kolkata is perfect to cover all the local places. As I had only a day time I wanted to mark down all the points one can cover in a day in my part #1. Will be soon updated with part #2.
Day -1 in Kolkata
Places to visit
1. Mother House -Sisters of charity
Our day started with visiting this holy place of peace. You can experience the love of Mother Teresa at this place
visit her room where she last rest.
2. Longest Cantilever Bridge in Asia - Howrah bridge
This bridge connects two twin cities Howrah and Kolkata. A 5 min walk on this bridge makes you experience the busy life style of Kolkata and other side you get to see beautiful sunset/sunrise along with good cruises across the river.
3. Victoria Memorial
A place to see the history of art with a beautiful garden surrounded by it. You can also find many chariots to experience the richness. Its closed on Mondays and never miss the light and sound show after dark.
4. St Paul's Cathedral
This is designed with marvellous and versatile architecture constructed with victorian age materials with unusual roof supported by shallow curve shaped iron trusses.
5. Dakshineswar Kali Temple
This is one of the most old temple in Kolkata. The place is filler with a lot of positive energy and feels one self at peace. The flea market outside at temple is very colorful and happening in the night. Dont forget to try sweet peda just outside the temple.
6. Prinsep Ghat - Worth a Visit !!
This place is situated on bank of river Ganga. The 30 min boat ride at this place is a treat to the eyes to see the second cantilever bridge of kolkata and beauty of the river. Do visit during nights.
After a long list of travel ....Time to find places for food and shopping
Places to Eat
Kolkata is place for street food. Park Street and China town are the best places to experience the authentic bengal food cuisines. Due to lack of time I had a chance to visit only one best place of Kolkata which is Peter Cat at Park Street. Chelo kebabs are a must try.
My Part 2 post will cover the rest of places along with more interesting updates on food joints and shopping
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