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Beautiful Godavari (Hyderabad to Tanuku via East and West Godavari Districts Drive) - August 19-20, 2017

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It was time for my Tia to get it's most waited Third Free Service which has Oil Change, Oil Filter Change and few more minor updates and I was even more eager to get everything checked before heading to our Monsoon Drive Meet to Pune / Western Ghats.. 

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Other personal things were moving at faster than expected pace for my Brother in Law's Marriage proposals and my entire In laws family was in Tanuku for a family wedding, now coincidentally almost Finalized match for my BIL got confirmed and Girl's family is located in Dwarapudi which is ~62 KM's from Tanuku. Everything was set and Engagement of my BIL got fixed on a Saturday (August 19th 2017) evening and I have got a call from my In laws that I should be there in Dwarapudi for the Engagement on Saturday.

 

This triggered my trip to the Districts of Godavari right before our Pune drive and the Itinerary followed is Hyderabad - Vijayawada - Rajahmundry - Tanuku - Dwarapudi and back in the same order.

 

We started from Hyderabad as planned at 3 am on Saturday and the plan was to reach the destination of the day, Tanuku by afternoon.  I personally kept a lot of buffer since we are traveling with my little princess.

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It was raining all along our drive until Tanuku and the roads from Hyderabad to Vijayawada were awesome with Greenary all around. We took a very quick pit stop to fill up my Tia near Nandigama, just before Vijayawada and I reached Vijayawada by 6 am which is 3 hours from the time we started, roads were that good with literally zero traffic due to the time we started..!!

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I took a quick nap along with my Wifey and Kiddo after crossing Nandigama for a while before heading towards Vijayawada. Couple of snaps where I took a nap stop..!!

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After a good short nap for ~half an hour, we have headed to Vijayawada along the beautiful highway..!! Halted for a couple of minutes just before Vijayawada to capture beautiful Hill along the highway.

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No more wasting of time, we heading straight to Vijayawada and I was all set to take up the diversions within Vijayawada city to reach Highway again and headed towards our destination Eluru - Rajahmundry - Tanuku. Had a quick breakfast stop just before hitting the VJA - Eluru Highway at Umashankar Tiffins, breakfast was awesome, specially that chutney and sambar ended with a strong filter coffee while it continued to rain..!! ;) 

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After enjoying the drive for about an hour and just after crossing Tadepalligudem, I thought I will take a break and capture few shots again to tempt our group members and below are the results..!!

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Finally, reached destination for the day Tanuku bang on time at around 12pm!!

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Beautiful pictures Sridhar and excellent write up.
You had a perfect monsoon drive. :D
The more I see Tiago, the more Im loving it.Excellent all rounder from TATA.

I can see lot of potholes on the highway.
How is the road condition between Vijayawada and Tanuku.

 

Want to know the mileage of Tiago on highways?

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Brilliant pictures Sridhar. The place looks lush green and it's high time we thank the monsoon rains.

Have been to Konaseema around the same place offlate and was mesmerized by the beauty that country side carries on it's lap. Could you brief up on the current road conditions between this stretch after the rains?

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Taken from OnePlus 5? I'm impressed.
I cannot take such pictures even from my DSLR.

Honest and crisp review mate.
All green, I should visit konaseema.
I have underestimated this place.

If I go to maredumilli, will I come across these fields.

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16 hours ago, Ranger said:

Beautiful pictures Sridhar and excellent write up.
You had a perfect monsoon drive. :D
The more I see Tiago, the more Im loving it.Excellent all rounder from TATA.

I can see lot of potholes on the highway.
How is the road condition between Vijayawada and Tanuku.

 

Want to know the mileage of Tiago on highways?

 

Thanks Gowtham!!

Road condition until Eluru is Wonderful, while Eluru to Tanuku has these potholes all over as shown in the images.. But I cruised at 100-120kmph without any issues in Tia, Suspension was amazingly responding to those potholes..!! My 2 year old daughter was sleeping as if she is in a cradle, that's all I can say.. :):) 

 

Average Mileage I have got all over the trip was between 22-26kmph. However, at the end of the trip while on the ORR I made it come down to 20kmph..!! Pat on my back to my own driving.. hahaha

 

16 hours ago, sagar said:

Brilliant pictures Sridhar. The place looks lush green and it's high time we thank the monsoon rains.

Have been to Konaseema around the same place offlate and was mesmerized by the beauty that country side carries on it's lap. Could you brief up on the current road conditions between this stretch after the rains?

 

Thanks Sagar..!! Road condition until Eluru Bypass is awesome, Eluru to Tanuku is full of potholes spread across the road with alot of uneven bumps..!! Thanks to my Tia, I cruised at 100-120kmph without any issues.. :) 

 

16 hours ago, driveking said:

Taken from OnePlus 5? I'm impressed.
I cannot take such pictures even from my DSLR.

Honest and crisp review mate.
All green, I should visit konaseema.
I have underestimated this place.

If I go to maredumilli, will I come across these fields.

 

Thanks @driveking All the pics are shot on my OP5.. I dropped my plan of carrying my Camera after using OP5 from the date it launched (that's when I bought this beauty)! It is always wonderful to drive down Konaseema / Godavari even if it is not Monsoon, this stretch has 2 crops every year irrespective of rains..!! Greenary all around with the freshest air you could breathe here in these Cities / Metros!!

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That's a wonderful write up and beautiful pictures sridhar!!.. I expected those pics to be so crisp and nice... Good job!!

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Super shots @Sridhar Tandra. The greenery of Godavari districts are always so soothing to eyes. 

Is the Vijayawada flyover work complete or is it still the by-pass route we will have to prefer? Please let me know.

 

I am doing this drive (Hyd -> Vijayawada -> Tanuku -> Mopidevi -> Vijayawada -> Hyd) in my Hexa this weekend.

Just waiting to get the beast on highway for a long drive :)

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Beautiful pictures sir, I am planning to buy a car and i am confused to choose between the Tiago and the grand i10. I more inclined towards the Hyundai when compared to TATA for its poor service issues where as grand i10 is throwing  a bit too tight on me in case of pricing. Would you please mind giving your honest review on the TATA tiago and would it be a better option over the Hyundai? TIA :)

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13 hours ago, Sud said:
That's a wonderful write up and beautiful pictures sridhar!!.. I expected those pics to be so crisp and nice... Good job!!


Thank you
 

13 hours ago, vinz said:
Super shots [mention=594]Sridhar Tandra[/mention]. The greenery of Godavari districts are always so soothing to eyes. 
Is the Vijayawada flyover work complete or is it still the by-pass route we will have to prefer? Please let me know.
 
I am doing this drive (Hyd -> Vijayawada -> Tanuku -> Mopidevi -> Vijayawada -> Hyd) in my Hexa this weekend.
Just waiting to get the beast on highway for a long drive 


It is still not open, but diversions are made a little easier now.. route you are taking is pure awesomeness.. enjoy your drive
 

12 hours ago, murthy said:
Beautiful pictures sir, I am planning to buy a car and i am confused to choose between the Tiago and the grand i10. I more inclined towards the Hyundai when compared to TATA for its poor service issues where as grand i10 is throwing  a bit too tight on me in case of pricing. Would you please mind giving your honest review on the TATA tiago and would it be a better option over the Hyundai? TIA


Go for it and I promise you will not regret, are you going for petrol or diesel? Let me know if you made up your mind to buy a Tiago, I can connect you to the known dealer of mine.. he can get you better pricing/deals
 

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Tanuku is my home town!!!
 

On 8/21/2017 at 5:20 PM, Ranger said:
Beautiful pictures Sridhar and excellent write up.
You had a perfect monsoon drive. 
The more I see Tiago, the more Im loving it.Excellent all rounder from TATA.

I can see lot of potholes on the highway.
How is the road condition between Vijayawada and Tanuku.
 
Want to know the mileage of Tiago on highways?

 


Ranger, the road conditions are ok ok types from Vijayawada to Tanuku... i usually do it in 1.5 hrs from Tanuku to Vijayawada.
 

 

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23 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:


Go for it and I promise you will not regret, are you going for petrol or diesel? Let me know if you made up your mind to buy a Tiago, I can connect you to the known dealer of mine.. he can get you better pricing/deals
 

 

Thanks a lot Sridhar for the support. I will let you know pretty soon if I am going with Tiago. Planning to take one by September for Dussera. 

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53 minutes ago, murthy said:

 

Thanks a lot Sridhar for the support. I will let you know pretty soon if I am going with Tiago. Planning to take one by September for Dussera. 

Done Deal

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On 8/22/2017 at 1:21 AM, Sridhar Tandra said:

Few more pics from my return journey..!!

Great pictures, eye pleasing!

 

16 hours ago, apuroop said:

i usually do it in 1.5 hrs from Tanuku to Vijayawada.


Thank you for the update.
 

On 8/21/2017 at 5:42 PM, driveking said:

If I go to maredumilli, will I come across these fields.


Go via Vijayawada

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nostalgic bro..... all my childhood places .. plus my home town tanuku . .. happy to see all those beautiful pics

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