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'Weekend drive to rejoice the pre-monsoon showers' (12-06-2016) - Report

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'Weekend drive to rejoice the pre-monsoon showers' (12-06-2016) - Report

 

Start point - Gachibowli (ORR)

End point - Bidar Fort

Start time - 8:00 a.m.

Total Distance - ~120 kms (one way)

Objective - A short drive to enjoy the sudden drop in temperature and thank the pre-monsoon showers.

 

Destination description:

 

Bidar fort situated in the northern most part of Karnataka which is around ~100 kms from Hyderabad. The fort takes up a high ridge of land which is enclosed by double rings of wall with nearly five Darwazas. A part of this castle is partly carved out of bedrock.

 

Participants:

1) Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

2) Hyundai Grand i10

3) Hyundai i20 Elite

4) Skoda Rapid

5) Hyundai Creta

6) Honda Civic

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As the clock struck 8:00, we steered onto the beautiful ORR and here's how we stood out.. 

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Yes.. We met and we drove down in a way to elaborate safety and to eliminate the risk.. :cooler:

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Around 10:00 a.m., we stopped by the Mahindra paradise to grab some south Indian delicacies for breakfast..

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Breakfast was followed by minutes of interaction before we resumed the journey...:D

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We headed on to the highway soon to resume our drive to the final destination... Bidar fort..:)

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After the drive on a slightly broken NH9, we have entered into a small forest area called 'Deva Vanam' and stopped by for a short photo session as the weather seemed perfect under the cloud cover..:photo:

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Everyone of us got involved in clicking some beautiful pictures :photo:

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Accompanied by these great spirited souls, the drive was so much fun and interactive :clap:

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Giving a break to our photo session, we resumed further towards the Bidar town..

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The weather seemed wonderful under the cloud cover which made our drive stand out:cooler:

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In no time, we had crossed 'Deva Vanam' forest area to enter into the old city of Bidar..

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Nature at its best.

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While we are waiting at the railway crossing. A cop came down to us.Cop: where are you guys going?Me: BidarCop: Why are guys going in a convoy.Me: To create traffic awareness.:idea:Cop: Good, I have been observing you guys. You guys are driving very neatly following all the traffic rules.Me: Thank you.We discussed about places to visit in Bidar and resumed our journey as the gates got opened.

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As we drove in to the city, the first monument seen is the 'Chaubara' (Clock Tower) which served as a watch post for the troops and a place to make announcements in the past and was later converted to a clock tower.

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The Bidar fort is just 1.5 kms from the junction and the fort wall begins as you enter the town which led us to the fort by 12:00 p.m.

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We all had gathered for a group pic before we crossed the fort walls to explore the fort arena :D

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Without these 'India-drive' men, the meet up wouldn't have been so much fun.. Cheers everyone flag

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We entered into the fort gate to explore the courtyard..

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A beautiful view of the fort gate from the outside before we entered into the fort field.

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As we entered, we could see dilapidated buildings, ruins of the fort walls

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After crossing these gates, we entered into the main courtyard which has a huge lawn maintained by the ASI

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Fort walls surrounded us all along the fort road till the entrance.

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View of the courtyard from the garden inside.

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'Solah Khamba' gets the name from the 16 pillars that hold it and is covered with a majestic dome.

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Inside the 'Solah Khamba'

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A group pic inside the 'Solah Khamba'

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A reason why they it 'Solah Khamba'

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As we explored further inside the fort field :D

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We walked in to the fort spread over a large area surrounded by huge walls and several fort gates.

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On both sides of the road we could see dilapidated buildings, ruins of the fort walls, small houses and courtyards.

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An hour passed by, the clouds started to move apart and the day got brighter with the sun shining on our heads

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Exploring the Ancient Architecture in Bidar Fort

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All that bracing climate between being cloudy and sunny added an extra flavor and made it more memorable.

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We hadn't known that the Bidar Fort was one of the mighty forts of the Deccan until we actually explored it.

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Few pics of our exploration within the compound of the Bidar fort..

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Remains of the Bidar fort

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Looking at the scale of things around, it surely is an impressive place one shouldn't miss..

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Getting done with the fort and with rats rattling in tummies, we started our drive back to the Mahindra paradise on NH9 for some delicious lunch around 3:00 p.m. After lunch, our drive was set to hit back home and we stopped by a ridge to capture the sunset and a final group pic..

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Cheers to the whole crew who have attended this meet..it wouldn't have been complete without you all!After last minutes of interaction, we resumed the drive by 5:00 p.m. and we disperse.. :photo:

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It's been an amazing weekend with you guys.....got to meet many like minded people..dint want the drive to end so soon ....can't wait for my next drive 

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It was an amaizing drive. Looking forward for other drives :D

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The convoy pics are the best during the drive.. great captures  ... Are u guys into forest camping too during drives.. ?

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Nice work [uSER=9]sagar[/uSER]

Pictures look amazing.

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The convoy pics are the best during the drive.. great captures ... Are u guys into forest camping too during drives.. ?

Nothing like that as of now.

But we are defiantly interested in camping. We will try to camp during our next meets.

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Looks like you guys had lot of fun.

This is the first drive that I missed.

Will definitely join the next drive.

Please update us the details of next drive.

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Thank you so much guys.. Details about the next drive will be out in a short time..

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Awesome pictures and information.

You people went on right time. Last week climate was amazing.

Looks like summer is back in Hyderabad.

Monsoon arrived in Kerala. Bangalore and Hyderabad are next in line.

Looking forward to join the next drive during rains.

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Thank you so much.. yes, the monsoon is coming up and we have western ghats inline to explore :D

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Nice pics & an interesting group. Brings back the memories when we went there as a corporate outing 3 years ago... 

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Hi guys, I have recently joined this forum and wish to know some good ideas regarding weekend trips from my location (Hyderabad)?????Please.gif

I am a car and a bike enthusiast and would like to know some suggestions for weekend trips between 150 km - 300 km from Hyderabad.

Car: Ford Figo Aspire

Bike: Pulsar 150 DTS-i

Also, if anybody is interested in weekend trips (max. 2 days) lets get together in near future.

Regards,

Sharma :)

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Hi guys, I have recently joined this forum and wish to know some good ideas regarding weekend trips from my location (Hyderabad)?????Please.gif

I am a car and a bike enthusiast and would like to know some suggestions for weekend trips between 150 km - 300 km from Hyderabad.

Car: Ford Figo Aspire

Bike: Pulsar 150 DTS-i

Also, if anybody is interested in weekend trips (max. 2 days) lets get together in near future.

Regards,

Sharma :)

Good to see you on board. That is a nice car you own.

I am desperately waiting for the next drive

You can go through this link for weekend getaways.

https://www.india-drive.com/forum/ma...200-kilometers

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