Jump to content
India-Drive
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to India-Drive, Road trips and travel group. Please register to join us.

Recommended Posts

Hyderabad to Singur dam

 

Road condition: Average, Single roads with decent condition. First 30 kilometers on ORR the and the next 50 kilometers on a single lane road.
Drive: You will enjoy driving through the remote villages of Telangana.

Distance: 80 kilometers from Gachibowli, Via ORR.

 

Hyderabad to Singur dam route:

Gachibowli (ORR) ---> Patancheru (Mumbai highway exit) ---> Sadashivpet ---> Atmakur ---> Singur Dam

There are multi routes available via Sanga reddy, If you want to explore the interiors of villages. 

 

Place to visit in Singur dam:

  • Singur dam (No restriction are permissions are required. You can explore the place without any issue) 
  • Manjeera river
  • Singur project park (average)
  • Circular well (Don't miss this place)
  • Harita lake view resort

 

Google maps:

Singur Dam : https://goo.gl/maps/5vejQeyWHgQ2

Manjeera river : https://goo.gl/maps/CskbP4aPD8C2
Circular well : https://goo.gl/maps/ryKQPciEjDm

Harita resort : https://goo.gl/maps/AN3fVey5gvj

 

Important points:

  • Carry water and snacks
  • No proper washrooms available
  • Food options: Haritha resort and Parmy resort.
  • Circular well view point is a little isolated, going in a group would be preferable.
  • No proper fuel options

 

Singur project:

  • Irrigation
  • Hydro electric generation
  • Water project


It is a drinking water source for Hyderabad. According to some reports, It has a lot of crocodiles but, we couldn't spot any.

DSC_0038-01.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We started around 7 AM in the morning from Gachibowli (ORR) and took the Patancheruvu exit.

DSC_0004-01.jpeg.72465037f41d9cbff9aafe479f2aa349.jpeg

 

Had our breakfast en-route and reached the Dam in two hours.  

DSC_0005-02.jpeg.486a5a11e5b1d9b31709ceca77c3e6f8.jpeg

 

We parked our cars and started exploring around.

DSC_0034-01.jpeg.43b7813f946d4346b78014436f2b6b72.jpeg

 

View from the dam

DSC_0016-01.jpeg.9a051ad8f46cd14fe1e8cbd55fbd3c9a.jpeg

 

Speed boating is currently in-active due to high running costs and less crowd. 

IMG_20170709_095102-01.jpeg.da04cba1977d946bf3bddbd0e5489a6a.jpeg

 

Dam walk through. Some of the gates are being repaired for water leakages. 

DSC_0021-02.jpeg.a0159bf1d5f32c242401c52742c617e5.jpeg

 

View of the Manjeera river. We need to cross that bridge to reach the circular well view point. 

DSC_0023-01.jpeg.97eedde74375588d9b0ceb6d15c94567.jpeg

 

Project machinery, 

IMG_20170709_094344-01.jpeg.abaea7b14457fd385a06fd6498a73592.jpeg

 

It is so huge and we were quite surprised that we could explore everything without any permission. :o

IMG_20170709_095705-01.jpeg.20a4190a15f0e3fa04858691a5912326.jpeg

 

View from the other side of the dam. 

DSC_0030-01.jpeg.0456a2630ac7ddd0be7130744d338de6.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

After exploring the Dam for an hour, we started driving towards the Manjeera river bridge.

DSC_0041-01.jpeg.a57b41f7582f4298e2848cfc7e618769.jpeg

 

We took a small break at the bridge and enjoyed the view. Not even a single vehicle crossed us during our 15 minutes break. 

DSC_0042-02.jpeg.b2ce1a5a67ca66681e55f84b8eb34ad7.jpeg

 

On one side, it was the Manjeera river.
DSC_0040-01.jpeg.ba1f973816c4e854c81239c5ffc95a91.jpeg

 

And on the other side, it is the Singur Dam.
DSC_0038-01.jpeg.59777068133ff00d029ee366f8bfa980.jpeg

 

Our next destination is the Circular well.
DSC_0052-01.jpeg.34d293d103707e895874a6e9e66e03e8.jpeg

 

This place is very isolated and calm, it is definitely a must visit place.

DSC_0064-01.jpeg.700fb3855ec63e94bdbc3f94b867e4aa.jpeg

 

Fishermen! 

DSC_0091-01.jpeg.e0ed102f6618e5df5041fb6eb301f2bd.jpeg

 

We started walking on the rocks, which lead us to the reservoir for about 100 meters. We were surrounded by water on almost all sides. (small Island)
DSC_0087-01.jpeg.9d256fdee08edf1683b775e6d5642141.jpeg

 

We sat here for an hour and enjoyed the cool breeze. 

DSC_0071-01.jpeg.c30e143ac5dc55db6b515b4a14915cba.jpeg

 

Water currents were quite high. Avoid getting into the water and beware of the crocodiles.

DSC_0078-01.jpeg.ad6cdc61b4ae744925304cbb78888580.jpeg

 

We parked our cars on the bank.

DSC_0096-02.jpeg.9674944b75b859ce401db40821e1127f.jpeg

 

We explored this place for around one and a half hours and started back to Hyderabad. 

DSC_0103-01.jpeg.0dbedd14bff3d3e5e3ba9e2f2cc03426.jpeg

 

We found this resort near circular well view point. They serve only lunch and dinner. 

IMG_20170709_112103-01.jpeg.f33872983a86264387a1fb7bd70c41e4.jpeg

 

On our return drive, we tried a few rolling shots.

DSC_0187-02.jpeg.0a6ab96bdd91258de0f81dfff8276832.jpeg

 

Sticking to the speed limits of the ORR is quite tough, but we enjoyed the photography.

DSC_0174-02.jpeg.3933b1eaa8d6e2ad18a09c0f926cf838.jpeg

 

We reached Gachibowli in no time. 

DSC_0201-01.jpeg.76412ed8be5105813e08df88a1b05d73.jpeg

 

-Thank you.

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome report @Ranger. I am a Hyderabad resident but, I have never heard about this place before. Thanks for sharing the hidden secrets around Hyderabad. Looks good to explore. If you could add a screen shot of the route map from Hitech city to this place, it would be of great help to us. Thank you

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, some new place around Hyderabad to explore. Had no idea that Singur dam existed this close to Hyderabad. Will definitely be there soon with my crew :D

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, hsudhir said:

If you could add a screen shot of the route map from Hitech city to this place, it would be of great help to us.

Route is very easy, but there are multiple route leading to the Dam.

route.JPG

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its was nice calm place that we have the leverage to explore peacefully.

 

Few of my clicks:

734a8603c13a11bf7b8615e87bcdeec8.jpg

 

bef080ece909c119c3dd86dec458cb17.jpg

 

89b18a56f4bb9b8ceb1eadf221dd5e1c.jpg

 

2017-07-09-14-42-52.jpg.7874cbbb7db9bf72c3569b9f47cda83d.jpg

 

2017-07-09-14-52-58.jpg.f51c3960399ad5ef8b68632f9ac38b7f.jpg

 

2017-07-09-14-57-13.jpg.45c0688000f0eee416281a2ed250a912.jpg

 

2017-07-09-15-00-44.jpg.9ff67fddf2f6b0e838bd1819d9bd295c.jpg

 

2017-07-09-15-03-19.jpg.b2e390665e8475302eca338e3cbe3a2a.jpg

 

2017-07-09-15-33-32.jpg.9ac8dcdb7c356d24a89055a7a9adad32.jpg

 

2017-07-09-15-37-59.jpg.c86258d32d3901d09cb275641f74ef82.jpg

 

2017-07-09-15-40-58.jpg.2406be3843d9140763ebbee9bf76d71b.jpg

 

2017-07-11-21-10-58.jpg.f69e85b5e3667fd0136518e44ef6bb94.jpg

 

2017-07-11-21-12-28.jpg.beced73df618c1e43c00d423ec7f0197.jpg

 

2017-07-11-21-15-22.jpg.4d8b29c9cd2ac57768755e6a2d52b606.jpg

 

2017-07-11-21-20-05.jpg.9bf4ef1a938acaad336c9c47010eaf8a.jpg

 

 

2017-07-11-21-22-03.jpg.28b402b1317e891dc476284185c5087e.jpg

 

IMG_3423-01.jpeg.d325ebee15c88eae16659f1f677b3703.jpeg

 

2017-07-12-07-39-05.jpg.b589844bf297e63f3c2d196d0070fd24.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-39-56.jpg.679739972c2efab1c8c527bde9941a8d.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-40-57.jpg.f1b539c10d40c8892b5667fb7f0885a4.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-42-11.jpg.55a210d1298298b126826ba0611afa49.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-44-03.jpg.3c79b9515d76747aa8560107cb1edd1d.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-45-46.jpg.1fb523bbcd3b07a8d532f9a42308add8.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-47-29.jpg.2a6a8fac82cea9f1fadd919a47dc0980.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-49-25.jpg.ac03eb4d378857b497848e931161c4e8.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-52-13.jpg.41753a8876a57939244f2bc1cb5de850.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-53-37.jpg.ca8c5550e6589960fddb53fdfecc6050.jpg

 

2017-07-12-07-55-02.jpg.8457fa1b850053d63292537b9a7f4d85.jpg

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Saran said:

Its was nice calm place that we have the leverage to explore peacefully.

Zero crowd definitely helped, now a days most of the average places are over crowded.
This place refreshing and calm. 

 

1 hour ago, Saran said:

Few of my clicks:

Wow.
Beautiful pictures, Tractor picture came out really well. 
 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys are exploring very good places.

Personally I have never heard about Singur Dam.

 

Nice set of details ranger

saran your pictures came out very good.

 

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being a non local in Hyderabad, I always knew only 2 dams which are close to Hyderabad which are nagarjunasagar and Srisailam. Now, I am surprised to see this new place which looks beautiful. Most importantly, having no crowd leave over the landscape must have left it still scenic. I will make sure I visit Singur soon. Thanks for sharing the details on this. @Saran and @Ranger beautiful pictures guys.cheers

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Ranger said:
Wow.
Beautiful pictures, Tractor picture came out really well. 
 


 

 

 

 

 

17 hours ago, driveking said:
You guys are exploring very good places.
Personally I have never heard about Singur Dam.
 
Nice set of details ranger
saran your pictures came out very good.
 
 


Thanks bro..

 

 

 

 

 

14 hours ago, mayank said:
Being a non local in Hyderabad, I always knew only 2 dams which are close to Hyderabad which are nagarjunasagar and Srisailam. Now, I am surprised to see this new place which looks beautiful. Most importantly, having no crowd leave over the landscape must have left it still scenic. I will make sure I visit Singur soon. Thanks for sharing the details on this. [mention=488]Saran[/mention] and [mention=1]Ranger[/mention] beautiful pictures guys.cheers


Thanks Mayank
 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fabulous pictures guys and the information about the place is quite clear to explore this place. Any specific reason why the flow of tourists suddenly took a halt?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, kamal said:

Fabulous pictures guys and the information about the place is quite clear to explore this place. Any specific reason why the flow of tourists suddenly took a halt?

Flow is usually less.
Lack of facilities and information is the main reason.
But on the positive side, it is a very peaceful place. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome pictures @Saran and @Ranger The place so close to Hyderabad is the best part and definitely a peaceful one. I like it this way rather than developing tourism over here and spoiling the beauty of the place.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awesome pictures [mention=488]Saran[/mention] and [mention=1]Ranger[/mention] The place so close to Hyderabad is the best part and definitely a peaceful one. I like it this way rather than developing tourism over here and spoiling the beauty of the place.

Thanks. Yeah agreed to u.. this place looks good n enjoyable as it is now...

Sent from my S7 - Using India-Drive App

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful pictures and I have heard about this place almost after 10 years. Singur is the name I have heard during my school. A place where a good number of crocodiles and poisonous snakes are seen is what I heard. Is that reason for this place to become barren after having everything such as beauty of nature and unfunctioning restaurants?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By Ranger
      Go-Karting tracks in Hyderabad
       
      1. Chicane Circuit (Leonia Shameerpet)
      Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7z3VGq29ibL2
       
      Length :
      1.2 kilometers (600 meters recreational : 1200 meters professional) 
       
      Timings:
      Weekdays: 10 AM to 12 Midnight Weekends: 10 AM to 12 Midnight Monday Holiday  
      Pricing
      Baby Kart - 8 Laps INR 280/- Level 1 - 7 bhp - 12 Laps INR 370/- Level 1 - 7 bhp 10 mins INR 540/- Twin Kart - 7 Laps with Max of 5 Mins. INR 530/- Micro Max Kart INR 660/- Level 2 - 16 bhp 10 mins INR 1050/- Level 3 - Rotax (7 laps) INR 900/-  

       
    • By RoadTrip
      Hyderabad - Mysuru - Coorg - Murudeshwara - Goa(Palolem) - Hyderabad
       

       
       
      Total Distance Covered: 2097 KMS
      Vehicle: Nissan Micra 
      Fuel: Petrol
      Mileage: 23+ kmpl with 60% of A/C all the time(2 Adults and 1 kid).
      No. of Days: 7 Days
      From Dec 22nd to 28th 2019.
      Total Tolls: 1030/- [Through Fastag 960+ cash 70]
      Route expedition Via Google Maps
      ** SINGLE HAND DRIVING
       
      Day 1:
      Route: Hyderabad(NH 44) - Bangalore- Mysuru.
      Total distance covered on day 1 :  729 KMS
      Total Time: 14 hours 27 min with 5 breaks.

       
       
      Christmas holidays.... planned the trip and very well executed with the support of my spouse and kid.
       
      Started at 3:30 Am on 22nd Dec from Hyderabad via NH 44.. It's a pleasure to drive through this route and it's my first-time visit to Bangalore. After entering into the Bangalore got confused with one of the exit at entered into the CV Raman road and got stuck in the traffic around 1 hour. Literally experienced the Bangalore traffic that too on SUNDAY
       
      My only suggestion to newbie visiting Bangalore or traveling through Bangalore, please take some time to explore the map deeply or ask anyone to go in the right direction. 
       
      Road condition from Bangalore to Mysuru(Via NH 275) is Good with a good number of Speed bumps. So have an eye on these speed breakers. 
       
      Reached Mysuru at 5:00 PM and checked into the hotel [Reliable service apartments], booked via booking.com
      After refreshing, visited Brindavan Gardens(KSR) and had dinner at Hotel Chirag Food court Dabha while returning back to Hotel.
       
      It was a long day by driving 729kms, but not challenging. Its a simple and straight road. 

       

       

      Reliable service Apartments:

      Brindavan Gardens:

       

      Tiffin: Roadside hotel, As I had already crossed Kurnool in early hours.
      Lunch: Vattika vegetarian restaurant after crossing Bangalore on the way to Mysuru.
       
      Day 2:
      Mysuru Palace - Coorg
      Total distance covered on Day 2: 112 km
      Stay: OYO Home Luxe 23010 Opulent Stay(HomeStay)

       
      Checked out from hotel@9:30 AM, visited Mysuru Palace and started towards Coorg @12:45 PM via NH 275.  Road condition is good but not great, From Kushalnagar took SH 91 towards Dubare Elephant camp-Excellent location - easily one can spend around 2 to 3+ hours in the Kaveri river. Due to the Holiday season, the queue for the Elephant camp was very huge, so avoided it and had fun with the family in the river itself and also done the Still water river rafting in it.
       
      In between, Mysuru roads were the cleanest and wide roads.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Still water River rafting - 200/person.
      Time: 30 to 45 min

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Once we are done with the Elephant camp, started towards our stay at 6 pm which is in Coffee estate. As it was dark,  it was very difficult for us to find the homestay as there are no street lights and its a ghat road. 
       
      Oyo 23010 opulent stay(Berry trails Homestay)
      \\\\
       

      Suggestion- Make sure to reach your homestay/Hotel before 6 PM in Coorg especially if you have booked in coffee estates. .
       ** I have avoided to stay Madikeri, as I want a pleasant place to stay on so choose HOMESTAY  and it was an awesome stay for 2 days in between coffee estate and jungle.
       
      Day 3:
      Coorg sightseeing
      Total distance: 83 km

      Started at 10 AM from Homestay towards Madikeri, it's a ghat road and full of scenic views. It was a challenging road  
      Visited Raja Seat, Abbey falls and fort as well...while returning we took the NH 275 as my kid was little worried by seeing the ghat roads which we have traveled in the morning and took the long way via Kushalnagar. Had lunch at Fish curry Rice Hotel and it was 3 pm. We still had time to roam, so again visited the Elephant camp and spent 2hrs and then checked into the homestay by 7 pm.
       
      Day 4 :
      Coorg – Mangalore – Murudeshwara – Goa(Palolem Beach)
      Total distance: 446 km

      Planned to start at 5 AM but due to the darkness started at 7 AM from Homestay.
      Madikeri was full of due.. the visibility was very low.. slowly crossed Madikeri and started towards Mangalore road and in between the scenes of the mountains were awful while getting down through ghat road.
       
      Stopped at Abhi falls – It's a small waterfall point but the scene opposite to the waterfalls was great, spent around 30min by viewing at mountains with some clicks.
       
      Pics

       

       

       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Moved towards Mangalore road.. Its a 2 lane road but the road condition was too good until we reach near to Mangalore.
      Halted for tiffin @ Hotel New kamadhenu at Kodankeri place. I rate it 4/5.
       
      ** Before entering into the Mangalore we have crossed 2 toll plazas on NH 73.
       
      Time was running out due to the highway traffic on NH 66, decided not to halt until murudeshwar temple. Did the same and reached murudheshwar temple by 3 pm.
      Temple location, shiva Idol .. beach all were awesome… As there was no time for us to stay, we shortened our stay and moved towards Goa at 4 pm. From murudeshwar the road condition is Average, due to the heavy vehicle traffic avg speed was between 50 to 60 on NH 66 and most of the road is under construction.
       
      Finally entered Goa after 3 hours drive from murudeshwar, our tiredness got vanished by seeing the see view's
      .
      Not a single toll we encountered on NH 66 after crossing Mangalore until Palolem.

       
      Checked into the hotel @7:11 PM at Palolem.
      Hotel Name: Bay leaf resorts.
      We got refreshed in 15 min and moved towards beach. My kid and wife were very excited by seeing the environment over there. We roamed around Palolem beach for a while and had some roadside snacks.
      Dinner @ Baba's Little Italy restaurant.
      Reached room by 1:15 AM after having a nice relaxing time on the beach shack.
       
      Day 5:
      Palolem Siteseeing.

      Our day started a little earlier, by 6 AM we were on the beach and had some fun playing around.
      @9am booked a boat for 2000 rs, visited Monkey island, butterfly beach, honeymoon beach and also saw a lot of Dolphins

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      As it was Amavasya, the water level on the Honeymoon beach was very high and boats were unable to drop us over there.  
       
      **My suggestion to one is to have a pocket full of cash if you are in goa.
      In Goa, most of the ATMs either won't be working or no Cash boards. I had to wait in queue for an hour as there was only one ATM which was working.
       
      In the evening, we had visited the Omellete center which is located exactly at the main entrance of the Palolem beach. He has a wide variety of egg dishes and its fantastic. Must visit the place. (Added the stall Pic)
       
      After a beautiful sunset, we moved on to one of the beach shack and had a great dinner. We spent the time until midnight on the beach shore and moved to the room.

       
      Day 6:
      Palolem – Hubli - Raichur
      Total Distance: 483 KMS
      Total Time: 10 hrs 43 min
       

      We decided to start our day a little earlier and moved on to the beach.. We experienced the beautiful sunrise and played around.

       
      Started @10 AM from Palolem... As we all know petrol is cheaper compared to that of other places in India. Filled the petrol to Full Tank and checked the Air pressure as well, as it would be a long drive.
       
      As I was in south Goa and few locals also suggested me take the route of Raichur rather than going through choral ghats from north GOA.
      But, I can say it was a smooth drive until I have reached KADANKOPPA but after that its a Hell of the drive. The road is under construction a lot of diversions and road is not at all good.
      Reached Raichur by 9:50 PM, decided to halt there for a night and did the same. As I was not in a condition to drive more as it was 4 more hours for Hyderabad but due to the road condition decided not to drive more.
       
      **Please do avoid this Hubli-Raichur road.

       
      Day 7:
      Raichur – Hyderabad
      Total Distance: 207 KMS
      Total Time: 4 hrs 6 min

      Started at 5 AM from Raichur and road condition is very bad until you reach NH 44.
       
      Reached Home by 10:05 AM.
       
      Completed the Road-trip with full satisfaction and with lots of memories.


      Thank you to all the members in the INDIA-DRIVE forum for your valuable tips/suggestions which helped me to get this trip successful 
    • By Ranger
      Hi All,

      I have completed the Hyderabad to Goa track yesterday.
       
      Let me split the roads into different sections to give clear information. 

      Best route to Goa? It always varies from year to year.
       
      Best route:
      Hyderabad > Zaheerabad > Humnabad > Gulbarga >  Vijayapura > Bagalkot > Belgaum > Dodamarg > Goa


      Hyderabad to Humnabad: Excellent 4-lane road 
      Humnabad to Gulbarga : Smooth 2-lane road, you can take Gulbarga outer ring road to skip the traffic
      Gulbarga to Belgaum : Smooth 2-lane road, some of it has a toll
      Belgaum to Goa: Roads are not so great blame the recent rains, few patches are pathetic. 
       
      Tip:
      Humnabad to Belgaum road looks same all the way,
       
      Food:
      Zaheerabad
      Gulbarga
      Belgaum
       
       
       
      People using Google maps, split your route into different sections

      Section 1: 
      Hyderabad to Gulbarga, it should be via Zaheerabad

      Section 2:
      Gulbarge to Belgaum 

      Section 3:
      Belgaum to Goa, make sure you put exact location in Goa (example : Anjuna beach)
       
       
      Drive time
      Total drive time including breaks is 14~15 hours,
      Don't get fooled by google times. 
      Lots of village traffic followed by ghat section, will eat away your time. 
       

      Worst route is via Raichur, completely avoid it. 
       
      Few clicks from the drive. 

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
  • Our picks

×