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HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

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  1. 1. Best Route for Hyderabad to Goa (Baga)

    • Gachibowli -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga  
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    • Gachibowli -> Deosugur -> Raichur -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga
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    • Gachibowli -> Pargi -> Mudhol -> Shahabad -> Jevargi -> Sindagi -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga
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    • Hyderabad --> Jadcherla --> Raichur --> Lingsugur --> Mudgal --> Hungund --> Bagalkot --> Belgavi --> Kanakumbi --> Bicholim --> Baga (Goa)
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Guest Vihar

Hello!!

We are planning a road trip this weekend starting from Hyderabad to Goa and was interested in going via the Hyderabad - Mahbubnagar - Raichur - Bagalkot - Belgaum - Chorla ghat route as its the shortest.
but am not sure about the road conditions between Raichur and Belgaum via the Karnataka SH 20 can anyone comment and suggest please!!

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10 hours ago, Guest Vihar said:

Hello!!

We are planning a road trip this weekend starting from Hyderabad to Goa and was interested in going via the Hyderabad - Mahbubnagar - Raichur - Bagalkot - Belgaum - Chorla ghat route as its the shortest.
but am not sure about the road conditions between Raichur and Belgaum via the Karnataka SH 20 can anyone comment and suggest please!!

 

Hi,

May I know which car would you be driving...? The road is under repair for a very long time with a lot of pot holes which will kill your complete average speed. Toads in Karnataka are decent but has got a lot of speed breakers throughout this stretch. Hyderabad to Mahbubnagar and Belgaum to Chorla ghat are the only good stretches in this track.

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 1:06 AM, kenny said:

Everyone goes to goa from zaheerabad bagalkot etc but the best and shortest is Hyderbad>Jadcherla>mehboobnagar>raichur>sindhanoor>kushtagi>gajendragadh>gadag>hubbali>belgavi>chorla ghats>goa 

 

if its a good car and skilled driver, Hyderabad to Goa is achievable in 11 hours. 

This route is the best route,  but travelling in the night should be avoided as the petrol bunks are less and dhabas are not available. 

 

It totally depends on the car one is driving. The route that you mentioned is no doubt short but it has a lot of roads works going on as per the latest information received.. :) 

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Please Suggest safest route from Hyderabad to Goa with family. how much time will it take to reach goa if i start early in the morning in between 3 or 4.

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On 5/18/2019 at 12:26 PM, Anumula172512 said:

Please Suggest safest route from Hyderabad to Goa with family. how much time will it take to reach goa if i start early in the morning in between 3 or 4.

 

Take the below route
Hyderabad -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga  
Since Hyderabad to Humnabad is 4-lane there wont be any safety issues. 
Once you cross Humnabad, you will hit single lane sections/villages. By that time you see sun rise. 

 

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On 5/20/2019 at 11:12 AM, Ranger said:

 

Take the below route
Hyderabad -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga  
Since Hyderabad to Humnabad is 4-lane there wont be any safety issues. 
Once you cross Humnabad, you will hit single lane sections/villages. By that time you see sun rise. 

 

Can you please list down the stop overs/ restaurants with decent rest rooms on this stretch please .

Planning to travel after Aug 10. Start at around 3AM

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9 hours ago, SURYAVAMSI said:

Can you please list down the stop overs/ restaurants with decent rest rooms on this stretch please .

Planning to travel after Aug 10. Start at around 3AM

 

You can plan a stopover at Gulbarga (Kalaburgai)

Hotel : Lumbinis Grand Hotel, decent food and washrooms. 

 

Next stopover at Belgaum (Belgavi).  You will intersect Pune-Bangalore highway with plenty of decent restaurants.

Once you cross Belgaum and hit the ghat sections, options are very limited.
My update is dated to two years back. 

Not sure about any new restaurants.

3AM is the ideal time to start, all the best for your drive. 

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53 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

You can plan a stopover at Gulbarga (Kalaburgai)

Hotel : Lumbinis Grand Hotel, decent food and washrooms. 

 

Next stopover at Belgaum (Belgavi).  You will intersect Pune-Bangalore highway with plenty of decent restaurants.

Once you cross Belgaum and hit the ghat sections, options are very limited.
My update is dated to two years back. 

Not sure about any new restaurants.

3AM is the ideal time to start, all the best for your drive. 

 

Thanks @Ranger. Also, did anyone check on how the route is from gulbarga to bagalkot through Basavana Bagevadi instead of Bijapur?

Gmaps always seems to suggest that(last time around -2018'August, we took the Bijapur route though)

 

gulbarga(lumbinis grand hotel) to belgaum byepass is as below as per gmaps:

through basavana bagevadi and bagalkot - 6hr 48 min

through bijapur  and bagalkot - 7hr 32 min

through bijapur and Mudalagi - 7 hr 26 min

 

 

 

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ok guys, so this is the best plan that I could come up with. Sharing Gmaps route as well which sticks to highways.

 

1. Start from BHEL jn towards Zaheerabad, Humnabad

2. Stop at Lumbini's Grand Hotel , Gulbarga.> Distance covered =198km Time= 3hr-35 min 

3. Stop at Qaswa hills restaurant, vijaypura > Distance covered= 148 km Time= 3 hr-00min  [ Total distance= 346 Total Time= 6 hr- 35 min ]

4. Stop at  Saffron Vegetarian Cuisine, Belgaum > Distance covered= 216 km Time=4 hr - 25 min  [ Total distance= 562 Total Time = 11 hr ]

5. Reach at our favourite Beach destination[North Goa]  >  Distance covered= 116 km Time=3 hr - 00 min  [ Total distance= 678 Total Time = 14 hr ]

 

This gives you rest room/chai/lunch/dinner/stretch breaks every 3-4 hours. I personally would start at 3 .AM and plan to reach by 4 P.M abouts[above timings are google baba's and pretty conservative] 

 

 

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/2EqHCs1zx7fv56RF6

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22 hours ago, SURYAVAMSI said:

1. Start from BHEL jn towards Zaheerabad, Humnabad

2. Stop at Lumbini's Grand Hotel , Gulbarga.> Distance covered =198km Time= 3hr-35 min 

3. Stop at Qaswa hills restaurant, vijaypura > Distance covered= 148 km Time= 3 hr-00min  [ Total distance= 346 Total Time= 6 hr- 35 min ]

4. Stop at  Saffron Vegetarian Cuisine, Belgaum > Distance covered= 216 km Time=4 hr - 25 min  [ Total distance= 562 Total Time = 11 hr ]

5. Reach at our favourite Beach destination[North Goa] emoji4.png >  Distance covered= 116 km Time=3 hr - 00 min  [ Total distance= 678 Total Time = 14 hr ]

 

So far this is the best plan from Hyderabad to Goa. 

This information can be helpful for many members. 

 

23 hours ago, SURYAVAMSI said:

Also, did anyone check on how the route is from gulbarga to bagalkot through Basavana Bagevadi instead of Bijapur?

 

No idea on this route. Preveously we used to do via  Bijapur. 
It is not so great, too many speed bumps and villages.

 

I think you can try via Basavana. May be you will the planned stopover. 

 

 

 

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On ‎7‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 12:55 PM, SURYAVAMSI said:

 

ok guys, so this is the best plan that I could come up with. Sharing Gmaps route as well which sticks to highways.

 

1. Start from BHEL jn towards Zaheerabad, Humnabad

2. Stop at Lumbini's Grand Hotel , Gulbarga.> Distance covered =198km Time= 3hr-35 min 

3. Stop at Qaswa hills restaurant, vijaypura > Distance covered= 148 km Time= 3 hr-00min  [ Total distance= 346 Total Time= 6 hr- 35 min ]

4. Stop at  Saffron Vegetarian Cuisine, Belgaum > Distance covered= 216 km Time=4 hr - 25 min  [ Total distance= 562 Total Time = 11 hr ]

5. Reach at our favourite Beach destination[North Goa] emoji4.png >  Distance covered= 116 km Time=3 hr - 00 min  [ Total distance= 678 Total Time = 14 hr ]

 

This gives you rest room/chai/lunch/dinner/stretch breaks every 3-4 hours. I personally would start at 3 .AM and plan to reach by 4 P.M abouts[above timings are google baba's and pretty conservative] 

 

 

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/2EqHCs1zx7fv56RF6

 

Best post on the most confused routes to reach Goa with all the necessary information required for anyone travelling to reach there. Very crisp and clear I would say. Thanks much for sharing an informative post :) 

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On 7/15/2019 at 12:55 PM, SURYAVAMSI said:

 

ok guys, so this is the best plan that I could come up with. Sharing Gmaps route as well which sticks to highways.

 

1. Start from BHEL jn towards Zaheerabad, Humnabad

2. Stop at Lumbini's Grand Hotel , Gulbarga.> Distance covered =198km Time= 3hr-35 min 

3. Stop at Qaswa hills restaurant, vijaypura > Distance covered= 148 km Time= 3 hr-00min  [ Total distance= 346 Total Time= 6 hr- 35 min ]

4. Stop at  Saffron Vegetarian Cuisine, Belgaum > Distance covered= 216 km Time=4 hr - 25 min  [ Total distance= 562 Total Time = 11 hr ]

5. Reach at our favourite Beach destination[North Goa] emoji4.png >  Distance covered= 116 km Time=3 hr - 00 min  [ Total distance= 678 Total Time = 14 hr ]

 

This gives you rest room/chai/lunch/dinner/stretch breaks every 3-4 hours. I personally would start at 3 .AM and plan to reach by 4 P.M abouts[above timings are google baba's and pretty conservative] 

 

 

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/2EqHCs1zx7fv56RF6

Hey Vamsi,

 

We are planned on same date and time. We are 15 members starting in 3 cars. 

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On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 12:05 AM, myTot said:

Hey Vamsi,

 

We are planned on same date and time. We are 15 members starting in 3 cars. 

 

There are road blockages to reach Goa at the moment due to heavy flooding. Please be sure to freeze your plan after knowing the current status on the road to Goa.

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10 hours ago, sagar said:

 

There are road blockages to reach Goa at the moment due to heavy flooding. Please be sure to freeze your plan after knowing the current status on the road to Goa.

Is there any way to find out the road closures if possible. Apart from GMaps

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16 hours ago, Guest Rahul T said:

Is there any way to find out the road closures if possible. Apart from GMaps

 

Only way to get the exact information is to get in touch with the locals or wait for the updates from the recent travelers :) 

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Finally bit the bullet and here I am...

Considering the mayhem this year's monsoon did to Karnataka and Maharashtra, would it be advisable to travel to Goa towards the end of August? I intend to take the Zaheerabad route and travel in a sedan - Fiat linea 

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On 8/10/2019 at 12:05 AM, myTot said:

Hey Vamsi,

 

We are planned on same date and time. We are 15 members starting in 3 cars. 

Any update on your trip, I am planning to go on the 28of Aug, any information on the road conditions would be immensely helpful.

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Well I have cancelled my trip due to the flooded conditions. So no updates from me on this.

August end might make things brighter but then you might want a second opinion from someone who has gone there 

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Hello Guys, 

 

We are planning to Goa starting in the 1st week of Sep 2019 (may be 6th) from Hyderabad by car(swift new model). Any updates on route would be very much helpful. I heard about floods last week in Karnataka. Would september be a good idea. 

Any recent travellers - updates on road conditions ?

 

Thanks in advance!

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16 hours ago, JustExisting said:

We are planning to Goa starting in the 1st week of Sep 2019


I read that most of the ghat sections are open. 
So, September should not be an issue.

 

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      Precursor to the Trip: 
      Mr.Daddy calls me up on Oct 2nd in the evening. 
       
      Daddy : I had to work today , who the hell works on Gandhi jayanthi? They don't even sell Liquor today. 
      Me : Chill Macha , we chose this job. And have to take everything it throws at us. 
      Daddy: I need some relaxation , plan something for the weekend. 
      Me : Hmm, lets go to Bhuvanagiri Fort, I have been meaning to trek that fort since childhood. 
      Daddy: Done. 
       
      The plan has been made , but could not be executed the Dussehra weekend, due to the obvious reasons. Our Wives would let us go on a trek on a festival day. And i totally forgot about it , till 12th When Mr.Daddy messages to ask me if i'm available to do the trek on 13th (Sunday). I said yes , and the trip was on. 
       
      Hill Fort of Bhuvanagiri: 
      If you have ever have traveled to Warangal by road or by train you would not miss this small fort on top of the hill. I remember watching the hill for the first time as a kid, from a train window, on my way to Hyderabad. Since then i was always fascinated by this small fort and it was my long lasting desire to trek to the top of it.  
       
      The fort is constructed in the 10th century A.D by Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. That makes this fort atleast 1000 years old. In contrast Golconda fort is 400 years old. And Since it is built by Tribhuvanamalla , the fort is called Tribhuvanagiri , Which latter became Bhuvanagiri and with the Persian and Urdu influence of the local kings became Bhongir. The fort was built on a small egg shaped hill, and there were small steps cut into the rock to climb up to the fort. 
       
      Drive To The Fort:
      I started at 8:30 A.M on Sunday morning , and started towards Mr.Daddy's home in Manikonda, Hyderabad. I picked him up and on the way we stopped at Organic hotel to have breakfast. After having quick breakfast we took the ORR to reach Warangal Highway.
      (Organic Hotel , where we had or break Fast) 
       
      As there was no hurry , we mostly drove in the middle lane at 80KMPH max speed, The ORR charged us 140/- to get down at Warangal high way, And soon after that we had to pay another toll on the highway, We took a to and fro pass for 140/- and went on our way. The toll has dedicated lanes for fastag , and if you still don't have one Get one ASAP. 
       
      As soon as you cross the toll gate and proceed further , you see something like this (Image is taken from Wiki) 
      With the help of google maps we reached the entry point of the fort. There are two gates to get into , one for regular tourists and another for rock climbing school in the premises. There is ample space to park 8-10 cars. We parked our car , proceeded to the shop next to the ticket counter bought ourselves a water bottle & moved to ticket counter to buy our tickets. Ticket cost for Adults is rs: 10/- per head.

       
      The Rock has steps cut into it , which looks fairly a recent addition to the 1000 year old Hill Fort. We started our climb from this point. 
       
      The weather forecast for Bhongir on that day was partially cloudy and with intermittent rains. But Sun god has different plans for us. It was hot and the rock reflected the heat. After a brief walk , we ended up at the first gateway to the fort. There was some shade and i sat there for a couple of minutes. 
      (The first gateway , where you will find some shade.) 
       
      After the first rest stop , there is enough tree cover and it was a little cloudy , we reached the second Gateway in some time. 

       
      The distance between the second and third Gateway is not much , but there is a increase in elevation. We soon reached the third gateway , and the the view looked like this after crossing the third gateway. 

       
      From here there is no tree cover , and to my bad luck there is no cloud cover either.  From here ,  if you walked towards right from the path , you would find some ruins. This signifies that you have reached level 1. From here the path goes on to the top of the hill. We kept on walking and discussing on how ingeniously the architect of the fort has constructed multiple Dams to conserve rain water. 

      (Level 1 ruins towards the left of the picture and Check Dams to conserve towards the right of the Picture) 
       
      From here the walk way is very steep , one has to be careful. And this can be slippery during rains. 

      (Steep Walk way , with stairs cut into the rock, Rails installed in the modern era for support, Another Check Dam towards right and Mr.Daddy gauging on how far we have to go)
       
      After this i was completely exhausted , and stopped at every 5-10 minutes on the pretext of taking pictures 😛 ,  Approximately after an hour we started , we reached the top of the fort. 
      (Celebratory pic of climbing the hill, My smile will tell you how happy i was on the top, the cannon at the back might be a late addition to the fort , as they were developed only in 15th century) 
       
      There are three structures at the top of the Hill , one ruined old fort , and two other government buildings , with Cellular tower on top of one. The other building was build on top adjacent to an old well. (The Pic of the fort). 
       
      The views from the top of the hill are simply amazing. Google maps told us that we were 1000 meters above MSL. Below are a few pics of the views from the fort. 

       (You can spot Bhongir Railway station , from where i first saw this magnificent Hill Fort. Also , at the bottom right , notice how Dams were constructed to save water.)
       

      (Another pond , and the fort wall at a distance)
       
      We explored the whole place for an hour , found a small entrance and a staircase, just out of curiosity i went in and started climbing the stairs , and Mr.Daddy followed me. 
      The stairs took us to the top of the fort. There is no higher point in Bhongir Than this.  

      (The fort view from behind)

       

      (Me after conquering the fort, instead of a sword i posed with an Umbrella, modern day weapon to fight the soldiers of the nature) 
      By 2 o clock we were hungry and decided to descend, as soon as we thought of of it , we could see dark clouds manifest out of no where and weather became cloudy and pleasant.  I wonder where these clouds were when i was climbing up the hill.   

       
      We climbed down, and there were 6 other cars parked in the parking. We went to the shop next to ticket counter had another bottle of water. Went to a nearby restaurant in Bhongir and had our lunch. After and uneventful lunch , we started back to Hyderabad , and it started raining just as we were ready to leave Bhongir. 
      Tips for Trek to the Top : 
      Carry your own water one bottle per person. Carry an umbrella , Sun or Rain it will help you a lot.  Avoid Summers , It was tiring to climb in October Sun. Imagine April Sun beating down on you.   
      Suggest to go in groups, Half of the time i was engrossed in deep conversations with Mr.Daddy , and didn't feel the tiredness. 
      Wear shoes and avoid Slippers and Flip flops at all costs

      PS: For those who are wondering , why i call him Daddy , You can find the explanation in my previous write up






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