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'Republic Day Drive' (26-01-2016) - Report

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'Republic Day Drive' (26-01-2016) - Report
 

Start point - Gachibowli (ORR)

End point - Ananthagiri Hills

Start time - 9:00 a.m.

Total Distance - ~200 kms

Objective - An exploration drive followed by Kayaking on this wonderful occasion of the 67th Republic day.

 

Destination description:

 

Ananthagiri hills is located 6kms from Vikarabad and is one of the big forest area in Rangareddy district.

It is also one of the Best Adventure destinations available close to Hyderabad.

 

Participants:

1) Maruti Suzuki Swift - White

2) Maruti Suzuki Swift - Red

3) Hyundai i20 Elite

4) Volkswagen Polo Highline

5) Hyundai Creta

6) Honda Civic

7) Audi Q3

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26th January 2016 Tuesday, Aziznagar,Time 0930 hrs, First stop.

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All the 'India-drive' men have gathered up for a quick introductory session before the drive commenced.

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As we started to cruise through, we were privy to life along the road ahead.

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The road via chevella upto Ananthgiri Hills is flanked by beautiful grasslands on either side.

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There was absolutely zero traffic at times and we were able to maintain a blistering pace.

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After a lazy 50 kilometres drive for about an hour, we started to explore the forest taking the roads less travelled.

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With the sun staring down, we posed at the light to get some clicks.

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'On a road trip together'

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It was a lazy afternoon and we watched the sun go down.

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Ananthgiri is perched at an altitude where the panoramic vista unfolds stunning viewpoints.

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Overcast sky in Ananthgiri.

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We knew there was a place waiting for us somewhere out there

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Your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself.

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As we lined up to pose at the lens under the bright blue sky.

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Road trips can be fun, allowing you to let off some steam with friends.

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The landscape in the far end was our resort for lunch and some rest.

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There were also different brushes during our drive further towards the Nagasamudram lake to add interest and extra fun!

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And yes, the weather got a little humid as we reached the end point of the drive i.e. Kayaking at Nagasamudram Lake, Ananthagiri.

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A hint of an adventure we got ready for and of course beautiful.

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End of the water sports and some adventurous fun, we got all set to drive back.

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Drove through the day...around sunset we stopped by for a few pictures

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Enjoying the changing surroundings as we moved away from lake, we posed amidst the beautiful landscape to bag some memories of the day.

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A panoramic vista of the majestic landscape along the way.

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It was an immensely satisfying drive on the twisties en-route.

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Be sure to get in the next batch by staying tuned

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Amazing one.......!! Its a big world....but little things we explore always make our memories list :) Loved being a part of this drive....waiting for more pics to get uploaded ;):)

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Surely looks like it was an amazing drive.Feel bad for myself that I couldn't make it as I was out of town.But shall be game for the next ride.Keep it up guys and Ride Safe.

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Surely looks like it was an amazing drive.Feel bad for myself that I couldn't make it as I was out of town.But shall be game for the next ride.Keep it up guys and Ride Safe. :cooler:

Amazing one.......!! Its a big world....but little things we explore always make our memories list :) Loved being a part of this drive....waiting for more pics to get uploaded

Lovely...!!! That was a great time...!!

And superb captures guys... Let's rock..!!

It was a lovely meet. Spent good time with the like minded travel enthusiasts.Lets plan something big for next drive.

Guys suggest some weekend getaway places for the next drive.We will finalize the plan for the February drive.

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It indeed was a beautiful drive. :) Lovely pictures and beautifully written report sagar.Let me add more colour to it.

 

The Convoy

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The German squeezed between the Koreans :P

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Then the Baptism

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The Ladies felt jealous of the cars :P

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The Parting Shot !!!

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Looking forward for the next drive until thenDrive Safe people !!

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it indeed was a beautiful drive. :) Lovely pictures and beautifully written report sagar.

Let me add more colour to it.

Brilliant pictures. Specially first one :D

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Thanx a lot guys.. Had an amazing time and the drive really wouldn't have been so much fun without you all. Lets make it to the next level this month.. Inputs from all of you will be appreciated and will keep you posted about the drive finalized. Until then 'Drive on.. Drive safe'

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sagar said:
Thanx a lot guys.. Had an amazing time and the drive really wouldn't have been so much fun without you all. Lets make it to the next level this month.. Inputs from all of you will be appreciated and will keep you posted about the drive finalized. Until then 'Drive on.. Drive safe'

 

Looks like you guys had lot of fun.Missed the meet again :angry:

Next meet is in February?How can I get stickers?

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karthik said:

Looks like you guys had lot of fun.Missed the meet again :angry:

Next meet is in February?How can I get stickers?

 

February meet details will be out in a week.Place is yet to be finalized, searching for the off beat locations.

Will provide you stickers at the meet.:P

Please suggest some locations.:search:

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Yeah.. Planning for another drive in this month.. Horseley hills, Ahobilam, Maredumalli forests, Tadoba are a few options we have got.. Any inputs that you wanna suggest ?

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gowtham said:

February meet details will be out in a week.Place is yet to be finalized, searching for the off beat locations.

Will provide you stickers at the meet.:P

Please suggest some locations.:search:

 

Maredmalli forest is beauty. I think we should head towards that.

One month back I have done the trip through that road. Trust me, I never thought we have such beautiful forest with neatly laid down twisted roads.

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nitin88 said:

Maredmalli forest is beauty. I think we should head towards that.

One month back I have done the trip through that road. Trust me, I never thought we have such beautiful forest with neatly laid down twisted roads.

 

My native place is just around 80 kilometers from Maredmalli. But never got a chance to visit.:angry:

Any stay options at Maredmalli forest?

Places

1.Tadoba

2.Ahobilam

3.Maredumalli forests

4.Horseley hills

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 .. I have been to Maredumalli last year.. The place is beautiful and rich in nature.. It was a day drive though, I think we should get there for a night stay at some resort.. Bamboo chicken is one dish which is not to be missed over there :D

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