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18 hours ago, SumanG said:

10 hours to Mumbai is awesome


I think 10 hours drive time means, he must have removed breaks. 
But still 10 hours is quick. 


Last time when I drove from Hyderabad to Pune, it took me around 10 hours. 

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Hello guys,

 

I am planning Hyderabad -> Shirdi -> Pune -> Mahabaleshwar -> Pune -> Hyderabad from 21st Feb.

 

I am planning for following routes, please suggest if I need to change:

 

Start on 21st 5 AM and reach by late evening.
HyderaIbad --> Zaherabad --> Humnabad --> Kalaburgai (Gulbarga) --> Solapur --> Ahmednagar --> Shiridi

 

Start on 23rd 8 AM and reach by afternoon

Shirdi --> Pune --> Mahabaleshwar

 

Return: - 25th 5AM and reach by early night

Mahabaleshwar --> Pune --> Solapur --> Akkalkot --> Kalaburgai -->Humnabad --> -->Zaheerbad --> Hyderabad (may need to stay overnight at Solapur, if difficult to complete this journey in one day.)

 

It's with family - wife and kid. Please suggest decent food joints also. All suggestions are welcome! :)

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14 hours ago, S Kumar said:

 

It's with family - wife and kid. Please suggest decent food joints also. All suggestions are welcome!

:)

 

Hi @s kumar, your route plan and itinerary looks perfect. You wouldn't need to stay over at Solapur on your way back if at all you are starting by 5 AM. You would easily reach Hyd around 7 PM.

 

@S Kumar

And regarding food joints, I would recommend you to reach out at Lumbinis grand in Kalaburagi for breakfast. You will reach this place by probably before 9 AM and is the best option available for a family.

And solapur-pune highway has a lot of options including Vittal Kaamat which is a decent option for a lunch stop

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14 hours ago, S Kumar said:

I am planning for following routes, please suggest if I need to change:

 

Which car you are driving?
If you are driving SUV and don't mind potholes, continue on the main highway by avoiding Kalaburgai route.

Hyderabad to Shiridi :
You can plan a breakfast stop at Zaheerabad, once you reach the other side of Zaheerabad, you can take a left turn to find dhabas.
Since the highway is new there are very few food options. 

If Zaheerabad is too early, you can try the below place.
It is on your left side once you cross Humnabad.


They have separate family section inside. 

https://goo.gl/maps/Mooba91YNF52

 

Lunch, you can plan around Bhoom. 

 

Shiridi to Mahabaleshwar to Hyderabad:

Since you are staying only for a single day at Mahabelshwar, I would suggest the following plan. 

 

Day 23 :
1. Start at 6 AM in the morning.
2. Visit Sydney point en-roue : https://goo.gl/maps/QFqAw2uXvYL2
3. Parsi point en-route : https://goo.gl/maps/QbU2YKnZ6f52

4. Reach the destination

Day 24:
1. Cover the places around Mahabelshwar.
2. Arthurseat and Elphinstone view point. 
3. Venna lake
4. In the evening, visit Mapro Garden.

Day 25:
Drive from Mahabaleshwar to Kas is one of the must do route for road trip enthusiasts .
If you can extend a day.

 

Take the following route
Mahableshwar --> Taldeo --> Apti --> Kas
Avoid Tapola, place is not worth.
Visit Kas lake and Kas Garden

Kas --> Satara --> Phaltan --> Solapur

 

Few pictures of this place



Day 26:
Solapur to Hyderabad

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2 hours ago, Ranger said:

Which car you are driving?
If you are driving SUV and don't mind potholes, continue on the main highway by avoiding Kalaburgai route.

Thanks for your detailed reply @Ranger this is going to make my journey easy.

I'll be going in my Santro... yet to finalize on hiring other car.

I have traveled on Kalaburgai road twice before and I enjoyed driving here, so will take this one. Diversions on NH 65 are annoying and time waste.

 

2 hours ago, Ranger said:

They have separate family section inside. 

https://goo.gl/maps/Mooba91YNF52

I think I'll plan for this one. thanks

 

2 hours ago, Ranger said:

Shiridi to Mahabaleshwar to Hyderabad:

Since you are staying only for a single day at Mahabelshwar, I would suggest the following plan.

This will help, let me do some micro planning for 23rd and 24th. Need to return by 25th as 26th is Monday and as usual office. :( 

 

I have read blog on Mahabelshwar and found it very informative :) . If whatsapp group is still active then please add me there, I have already submitted request. Thanks

 

3 hours ago, sagar said:

Hi @s kumar, your route plan and itinerary looks perfect. You wouldn't need to stay over at Solapur on your way back if at all you are starting by 5 AM. You would easily reach Hyd around 7 PM.

Thanks for quick reply. Pune to Hyd sure I can, I am not sure about time taken from Mahabelshwar to Pune.

 

I'll note Google maps of food joints you suggested, great, thanks!

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1 hour ago, S Kumar said:

Pune to Hyd sure I can, I am not sure about time taken from Mahabelshwar to Pune.

 

No need to take Pune route.
If you prefer smooth roads, stick to the following route.

Mahabaleshwer --> Panchgani --> Wai --> Baramati --> Bhigwan --> Solapur --> Hyderabad

We started at 4 AM and reached Hyderabad by 5 PM on this route, with minimal breaks.  

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3 hours ago, Ranger said:

Mahabaleshwer --> Panchgani --> Wai --> Baramati --> Bhigwan --> Solapur --> Hyderabad

Great! I didn't explored this as I was not sure about road condition, hence planned via Pune. Now I can take this route with confidence. Thanks!

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On 2/14/2018 at 4:09 PM, S Kumar said:

Great! I didn't explored this as I was not sure about road condition, hence planned via Pune. Now I can take this route with confidence. Thanks!

 

All the best and drive safe.
Upate us the latest conditions, when you are done with the trip.
 

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@Ranger@sagar

Guys here is my detailed review on my trip route Hyderabad – Shirdi – Pune – Mahabaleshwar – Hyderabad.

Total 1,716km

 

Hyderabad to Shirdi

 

21st Feb 2018 Started from Hyderabad to Shirdi:

 

Took outer ring road from Nanakramguda and it’s worth paying one extra toll, it drops you at Patancheru. After a few kilometers NH 65 Mumbai highway toll road starts.

 

Clean four lane road until Humnabad, two tolls of Rs.80 each. Had breakfast at Noor Dhabha after crossing Humnabad city. Decided to continue on NH 65 as suggested by locals, this was against my original plan of taking Kalaburgi(Gulbarga) – Akkalkot – Solapur route. Four lane is almost completed until Omerga, some diversions are easily manageable without slowing you down. After Omerga you’ll be on OLD Mumbai highway, two way road with patchwork throughout, moderate traffic of heavy vehicles. This stretch is toll free, so traffic is expected. If you are driving in a vehicle with big wheels then you need not bother about patchwork, you can still maintain decent speed.

 

Solapur to Tembhurni is again four lane NH 65 towards Pune. Excellent 95km stretch, except for first 30-40km where they are re-carpeting.

 

Tembhurni to Karmala next 46km is single road with local traffic and sugarcane trucks. I was warned to cross Jeur before sunset which I did well in advance before sunset.

 

Karmala to Ahmednagar is decent two lane road, with lot of expansion work is going on at many places. Gets better when you near Ahmednagar.

 

Ahmednagar to Shirdi is again an excellent road, I did not get much traffic as I was driving after dark.

 

22nd Feb 2018:

 

Had dharshan at Shirdi at 11AM

Decided to change my plan of staying overnight at Shirdi and Starting to Mahabaleshwar in the morning. Rather decided to reach Pune by night and stay there for overnight so that I can start for Panchgani in the morning and cover a few places by afternoon. This decision paid off as I got two full days at Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar.

 

At 5PM started from Shirdi, took Ahmednagar route as against the route suggested by Google Map, as I know road condition till Ahmednagar. Avoided Pune bypass before Ahmednagar as advised by locals and went straight from the city, this decision paid off as road from Ahmednagar to Pune is paradise from drivers. Excellent four lane road with dividers and blinders throughout. Reached Pune by 9PM.

 

23rd Feb 2018:

 

Started from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in the morning. It’s a Mumbai – Bangalore four lane highway until Surur, Satara.

 

First stop was a Wai, took Darshan at MahaGanpati Temple and started to Panchgai. Next stop was at Sydney Point, then Table Land, Then Parsi Point. Had lunch at Panchgai (if you are vegetarian, then Purohit and Namaskar are two best places in Panchgani).

 

Post lunch started to Mahabaleshwar with breaks as felt like, as we were not in a hurry to reach hotel. Reached Mahabaleshwar by 3.30PM, check-in at hotel and in the evening went for Sunset Point (Mumbai Point) but it turn out to be normal sunset the way you see in City. Then went to Venna lake garden. As we took hotel near main market, we could explore market before and after dinner. Poonam is the best place for vegetarian food. We have Vittal Kamat at also, but they has limited food options for dinner.

 

24th Feb 2018:

 

In the morning, started to Old Mahabaleshwar, on the way took a guide who agreed to show all places for Rs.400 in 4 hours. It was a good decision as he was a local person and know all places along with history. In the evening again went to Venna lake for boating, then shopping then dinner before we retired for the night.

 

25th Feb 2018:

 

6AM started from Mahabaleshwar to Solapur

 

From Wai to Surur road is decent, from Surur we were again on Mumbai – Bangalore highway for a brief duration. Then turned towards Lonand road, single road which goes from villages. From Lonand the Google Map incorrectly chosen Phaltan route rather than Nira route, I realized it after reaching Phaltan. Lonand to Phaltan is excellent four lane road where you can test speed limit of your car. From Phaltan, corrected route and took bypass for Baramati, road under construction with diversions, but it was only 20km stretch I need to cover. From Bramati took Bhigwan road, 25kam good road, finally reached NH 65 to Solapur. Took a two hour break at Solapur and started to Akkalkot 40km (don’t go with the route shown by Google Map, ask locals and they will show you excellent road to Akkalkot, it starts near Ashok Chowk).

 

From Akkalkot to Kalaburgi (Gulbarga) again excellent toll road, state highways in Karnataka are really good. Gulbarga to Humnabad is again four lane excellent toll free road. At humnabad again took NH 65 until Patancheru, from there got on to outer ring road to reach Nanakramguda.

 

And finally reached sweet home.

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Can you name the hotels stayed in mahabaleshwar?

It will helpfull if you can give the name and contact no of guide.

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@S Kumar. Nice report on all the road conditions and routes to be taken sir. Can you please share the pictures if any to get a better and a clear idea about hpow the place seems during this time of the year ? :)

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On 3/2/2018 at 5:11 PM, S Kumar said:

After Omerga you’ll be on OLD Mumbai highway, two way road with patchwork throughout, moderate traffic of heavy vehicles. This stretch is toll free, so traffic is expected. If you are driving in a vehicle with big wheels then you need not bother about patchwork, you can still maintain decent speed.

 

Excellent review.
So how much percentage of road work is completed between Humnabad and Solapur?
Which route do you prefer? Via Gulabraga(kalaburgai) or regular NH. 

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4 hours ago, Ranger said:

So how much percentage of road work is completed between Humnabad and Solapur?
Which route do you prefer? Via Gulabraga(kalaburgai) or regular NH

Until Omerga it almost done, even where work is in progress, they have laid at least one lane. So until Omerga there is no problem. After Omerga old Mumbai highway will start and it's same until Solapur. No work started for four lane on this stretch, so this part is not going to change in near future.

 

Though Gulbarga - Akkalkot - Solapur is excellent road, but it's long and time consuming. I would personally prefer driving on old Mumbai highway from Omerga to Solapur to save time. Only suggestion is, avoid this route during sugarcane season, else you'll encounter heavy traffic.

 

On 3/3/2018 at 3:31 PM, sahil said:

Can you name the hotels stayed in mahabaleshwar?

It will helpfull if you can give the name and contact no of guide.

@sahil

Hotel at Mahabaleshwar was Sun Shine near Poonam Chowk, as it was offseason, I got spacious room with two double beds for  Rs.1,250 per night :)

Name of guide is Ankush - 9423321665, he took good interest in showing places and is of kind nature person. Hope this helps.

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2 hours ago, S Kumar said:

I would personally prefer driving on old Mumbai highway from Omerga to Solapur to save time.


More than half of the road consturction is completed between Hyderabad to Solapur.
It makes sense to stick on the regular highway unless we are driving a very low slung car(on low profile tires)

 

Thank you for the latest update. 

 

On 3/2/2018 at 5:11 PM, S Kumar said:

Had breakfast at Noor Dhabha after crossing Humnabad city.

 

Heard this dhabha is famous for non-vergetarian food. 
Many people are driving from Hyderabad just to experince the food at Noor dhabha. 
How is the food and  ambiance? 

 

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30 minutes ago, Ranger said:

Heard this dhabha is famous for non-vergetarian food. 
Many people are driving from Hyderabad just to experince the food at Noor dhabha. 
How is the food and  ambiance?

It's actually a big property, there may be separate restaurant for lunch or dinner, however I did not inquire.

We entered one right there on the road, it's a big hall under a shed. Nothing great but decent one. Being vegetarian we just tried idly, wada. 

Driving from Hyd to Humnabad just for food? Crazeeee :o may be another reason for driving ;)

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Fantastic information Skumar.

How is the climate in Mahabalipuram?

 

I think I will stick to NH. Instead of Gulbarga route.

I drive a Ritz/Duster.

It can handle those roads.

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Guest Utpal

Hi .I wish to drive alone from Mumbai to Hyderabad in Mid May.I wish to know the risk ,Best route and road condition in 2018

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Guest Ajay

Guys need an quick update. I am planning to do night drive from Pune to Hyd. Plan is to start from Pune at around 6pm. Request to please advise on the below.

1. Route to be taken. Should i stick to NH or take Solapur-Akkalkot-Aland-Humnabad route or Solapur - Akkalkot - Gulbarga - Humnabad route?

2. Is it safe to do night drive considering that I am with family with a 4 year old kid.

3. Any recommended places for night halt.

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:31 PM, Guest Utpal said:

Hi .I wish to drive alone from Mumbai to Hyderabad in Mid May.I wish to know the risk ,Best route and road condition in 2018

 

Roads are 100% safe. 
It is one of the busiest highway in the country.
 

1 hour ago, Guest Ajay said:

Route to be taken.

 

Stick to NH and avoid Akkalkot, If you are driving with family during night time. 
 

1 hour ago, Guest Ajay said:

Any recommended places for night halt.

 

If you are planning to take a halt, you can plan a stopover at Solapur.

Instead of taking halt would suggest you to start early in the morning.
You can reach Hyderabad by 3/4PM
Even if you split the journey, you won't be saving much of time.

NH is bad once you cross Solapur, around 100 kilometers is still under construction. 

Can be tricky during night journey. 

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4 hours ago, Guest Ajay said:

Route to be taken. Should i stick to NH or take Solapur-Akkalkot-Aland-Humnabad route or Solapur - Akkalkot - Gulbarga - Humnabad route?

Hey Ajay,

 

As suggested by @Rangerstick to NH 65, you can reach Solapur easily, but from Solapur to Humnabad it's old Mumbai highway, where I would not suggest driving at night unless you have experience of driving on highways at night.

Akkalkot - Aland route would again be same. In Feb i took Akkalkot - Kalburgi - Humnabad, this is excellent road but again you have to take risk while overtaking at night. See if you can plan a day journey or else stick to NH.

 

Drive safe!

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