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HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI RECENT ROUTE CONDITION

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Anyone has recently travel to AJANTA CAVES from Shirdi ?

 

The google map shows three routes from Shirdi to Ajanta. Anyidea which one is best among three routes ?

 

 

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3 hours ago, BORNDRIVER said:

Anyone has recently travel to AJANTA CAVES from Shirdi ?

 

The google map shows three routes from Shirdi to Ajanta. Anyidea which one is best among three routes ?

 

 

 

I would suggest you to take the route via Shivur - Phulambari. This is better when compared to the other via Chalisgaav. All the routes are almost one and the same. Your average speed on this road would be 50 kmph. This happens because of the last stretch of the road having sharp curves. Road condition is decent as well as very scenic.

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57 minutes ago, sagar said:

 

I would suggest you to take the route via Shivur - Phulambari. This is better when compared to the other via Chalisgaav. All the routes are almost one and the same. Your average speed on this road would be 50 kmph. This happens because of the last stretch of the road having sharp curves. Road condition is decent as well as very scenic.

Thank you Sagar....if the average speed will be around 50 the roads would be decent I guess...I will also ask some local taxi driver as well...Let's see what they suggest....I am very much afraid while taking on any new route in Maharashtra as the road conditions are really pathetic...Even the Ahemednagar to Shirdi route has lots of pot holes which is one of the most busiest routes....

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Had a discussion with LOCAL TAXI drivers in Shirdi and they are saying as below.

 

1. The SHIRDI to AURANGABAD route is very very bad as road construction work is going on . Due to road construction , even the good stretches has been dug -up resulting a very bad road condition.  This road could be completed in 1 year time from now after which it will be a flying zone......😃

 

2. All the routes to AJANTHA CAVEs from SHIRDI are  completely damaged . Such is the road condition that , a local taxi driver says ,It takes 8 hr from him to reach SHIRDI from AJANTHA on (18th March 2019). So everyone is suggesting , If need to travel to AJANTHA from SHIRDI by personal car ,better to do it next year  when the road repair and construction will be completed.

 

So I dropped the SHIRDI-AJANTHA trip this time and will try next time when comes to Shirdi.

 

Even I was thinking to return to HYDERABAD via SHIRDI-AURANGABAD-BEED to check the stretch between SHIRDI-AURANGABAD and AURANGABAD-BEED but after feed back from local taxi drivers about very bad SHIRDI-AURANGABAD stretch , I dropped that plan as well.

 

So I have two routes in mind while return to HYDERABAD from SHIRDI.

 

1. SHIRDI-RAHURI-VAMBHORI-MIRI-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

2. SHIRDI-RAHURI-AHMEDNAGAR-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

 

The reason being thinking about ROUTE-2 is that the VAMBHORI-MIRI-TISGAON, (around 40km stretch) started deteriorating as well .As it is an interior route , I think there is no way MAHARASHTRA GOVT...will repair these roads when the highways are in pathetic condition. The TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED stretch is still in perfect condition. When I was driving from MIRI to PATHARDI  while going to SHIRDI this time, I crossed NH-61 at TISGAON .At TISGAON , NH-61 seems to be perfect condition (4-lane ). So I am thinking to drive to AHEMEDNAGAR and than take NH-61 to TISGAON and than take TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD. 

 

I will update , when return to Hyderabad (21st MARCH 2019).

 

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8 hours ago, BORNDRIVER said:

Had a discussion with LOCAL TAXI drivers in Shirdi

 

Good that you have got the very recent update about the road conditions. You can always tour this next year when the roads are good and is not worth it at the moment. And 8 hours of drive time for 200 kms is pathetic. It should be done in about 5 hours at the maximum.

Try to check out 'BIBI KA MAQBARA' when you visit Aurangabad enroute. :) 

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11 hours ago, sagar said:

 

Good that you have got the very recent update about the road conditions. You can always tour this next year when the roads are good and is not worth it at the moment. And 8 hours of drive time for 200 kms is pathetic. It should be done in about 5 hours at the maximum.

Try to check out 'BIBI KA MAQBARA' when you visit Aurangabad enroute. :) 

 

Hello Sagar,

 

I dropped the plan to return to HYDERABAD via AURANGABAD due to worst road condition as per my previous thread. Anyway no sadness as  BIBI KA MAQBARA , GRISHNESWAR JYOTIRLINGA, ELLORA CAVEs has already been covered  during my 2015 trip to Shirdi...😃 So this time only HYDERABAD to SHIRDI & SHIRDI to HYDERABAD......🙏

 

So the return will be either of the below two routes.

 

1. SHIRDI-RAHURI-VAMBHORI-MIRI-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

2. SHIRDI-RAHURI-AHMEDNAGAR-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

 

The reason being thinking about ROUTE-2 is that the VAMBHORI-MIRI-TISGAON, (around 40km stretch) started deteriorating as well .As it is an interior route , I think there is no way MAHARASHTRA GOVT...will repair these roads when the highways are in pathetic condition. The TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED stretch is still in perfect condition. When I was driving from MIRI to PATHARDI  while going to SHIRDI this time, I crossed NH-61 at TISGAON .At TISGAON , NH-61 seems to be perfect condition (4-lane ). So I am thinking to drive to AHEMEDNAGAR and than take NH-61 to TISGAON and than take TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD. 

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Hello Friends,

 

The shirdi trip has been completed and this time it was only HYDERABAD to SHIRDI & SHIRDI to HYDERABAD......🙏. Little bit dis-appointed for not being able to visit AJANTHA CAVEs but as I mentioned in my earlier notes , the roads leading to AJANTHA CAVEs from SHIRDI are in pathetic condition and new road laying and repairing work is going on . Even the road condition from Shirdi to AURANGABAD is very very pathetic as per my earlier note. Anyone who is travelling to Shirdi via Aurangabad , Kindly avoid that route at least for 6 months from now.

 

HYDERABAD TO SHIRDI

 

I followed the as below while going to Shirdi from Hyderabad.

 

HYDERABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HUMNABAD-OMERG-NALDURG-TULJAPUR-OSMANABAD-BEED-PATHARDI-MIRI-RAHURI-SHIRDI . 

 

The road condition is pretty same as per my earlier notes in Aug-2018 in this thread. The road conditions are as below.

 

1. Hyderabad to Omerga (till 15 km before OMERGA) is excellent. However the ROAD CONDITION keeps improving till OMERGA. There are two tolls of of Rs.80 & 85.

2. The 3 to 4 km stretch through OMERGA town is pathetic. Just before entering OMERGA TOWN , there is  NH-9 BYPASS with a height limit barrier which says only LIGHT VEHICLEs (CAR,AUTO,TWO wheeler etc.. ) to pass. If we take this bypass than no need to pass through OMERGA town. As there is no vehicle passing through  that bypass , as a safe option I prefer to pass through OMERGA TOWN.

3. OMERGA to NALDURG average and much improved now.

4. NALDURG to TULJAPUR  Excellent (very rough around 200m in the beginning)

5. TULJAPUR to BEED EXCELLENT (4 LANE EXPRESS HIGHWAY). Three tolls of Rs. 50,65 & 55. This is NH-52 stretch as per GOOGLE MAP.

6. BEED TO PADALSINGHI EXCELLENT ((4 LANE EXPRESS HIGHWAY). This is NH-52 stretch as per GOOGLE MAP.

8. PADALSINGHI to PATHARDI EXCELLENT (DOUBLE LANE EXPRESS HIGHWAY).There is only one toll gate but it is not operational.

9. PATHARDI to TISGAON -VERY GOOD

10. TISGAON to MIRI to VAMBORI-AVERAGE.

This route has becomes little patchy now (around 30km). When I covered this stretch during my AUG-2018 trip to Shirdi , It was in pretty good condition , but now started deteriorating and as this is an Internal village route …there is a remote possibility of repair from Govt.

10. VAMBORI to SHIRDI- VERY GOOD

 

The total KM was around 610 to 615 km with around Rs. 350 as toll charges.

 

SHIRDI TO HYDERABAD

 

As the stretch between TISGAON-MIRI-VAMBORI has becomes patchy , I decided to drive down till AHEMEDNAGAR and then turn towards PATHARDI . So I by-passed TISGAON-MIRI-VAMBORI stretch. This route was little longer around 20 to 25km more than above one.

 

In stead of taking PATHARDI route from AHEMEDNAGAR , I thought of taking AHEMEDNAGAR to BEED but as per some local feedback the stretch from  AHEMEDNAGAR to BEED is not that good.  So the route I took while return from Shirdi was as below.

 

SHIRDI-AHEMEDNAGAR-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

The Initial 20km from AHEMEDNAGAR towards TISGAON is excellent double lane road which passes through a mini GHAT section where I spotted many WIND TURBINEs. After that initial 20km , the road becomes little patchy but still I say it is ok to drive. I would say around 5 to 10km is patchy between AHEMEDNAGAR-TISGAON. The AHEMEDNAGAR to TISGAON stretch passes through two mini GHAT section. The second GHAT section is little longer with little patchy roads.

Once we reach TISGAON, the onwards roads (to PATHARDI,BEED) are pretty good as per earlier notes.

 

So for me now the best route to take between SHIRDI  and  HYDERABAD is :

SHIRDI-AHEMEDNAGAR-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD

 

The route  “SHIRDI-RAHURI-VAMBORI-MIRI-TISGAON-PATHARDI-BEED-OSMANABAD-TULJAPUR-NALDURG-OMERGA-HUMNABAD-ZAHEERABAD-HYDERABAD” is also ok but If we compare both I will go with 1st one (AHEMEDNAGR-TISGAON).

 

I think once SHIRDI to AURANGABAD road construction will be finished and with NH-9 keeps improving till NALDURG , In one year down the line the HYDERABAD-TULJAPUR-OSMANABAD-BEED-AURANGABAD-SHIRDI route will be a perfect route to SHIRDI …though little longer which I never mind…. 😊

 

If anyone has recently travelled to SHIRDI through HYDERABAD-SOLAPUR-TEMBHURNI-AHEMEDNAGAR , Kindly update.

 

HYDERABAD TO OMERGA

 

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HYDERABAD TO OMERGAS

 

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PATCHY STRETCH BETWEEN OMERGA & NALDURG

 

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NALDURG TO TULJAPUR

 

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TULJAPUR TO OSMANABAD & BEED TILL PADALSINGHI

 

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PADALSIGHI TO PATHARDI

 

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Some more pictures .

 

TISGAON TO MIRI TO VAMBORI (THIS STRETCH STARTED DETERIORATING NOW WHICH WAS GOOD EARLIER)

 

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SHIRDI TO AHEMEDNAGAR STRETCH

 

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AHEMEDNAGAR TO TISGAON STRETCH

 

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4 hours ago, Rajagopal said:

thank you bro for your valuable information/updates on road condition.

what was the approx. journey time??

It's my Pleasure Raja and you are always welcome.

 

While going to Shirdi , It took around 10 hr 30 mins. I started from Hyderabad at 9 AM and  reached Shirdi at 7:30 PM. It include Lunch (30 mins) and couple of bio breaks.

 

While returning from Shirdi , I took Ahemednagar-Tisgaon-Pathardi route which was little longer. I started from Shirdi at 12:30 PM and reached Hyderabad at 1:30 AM. It include Lunch and Dinner (1 hr 30 mins) and couple of bio breaks.

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23 hours ago, BORNDRIVER said:

Some more pictures .

 

Awesome work @BORNDRIVER, You never leave a person in doubt by keeping posts in details with pictures. Kudos to that. Thanks a lot for sharing the recent road status on this route. :)   

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2 hours ago, sagar said:

 

Awesome work @BORNDRIVER, You never leave a person in doubt by keeping posts in details with pictures. Kudos to that. Thanks a lot for sharing the recent road status on this route. :)   

Thank you very much Sagar for such nice words.....

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Hii brother .. got the best route to go 

 

here is the latest road conditions 

Explored some new places (unexplored) in the recent road trip 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 12:35 AM, tejucs357 said:

 got the best route to go 

Excellent work @tejucs357 :) Keep Sharing!

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