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  2. Any one had been to Bokaro from Hyderabad. Any one have any idea about the best route or road conditions.
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  4. how is it through this : Hyderabad → Mahabubnagar → Kurnool → Ballari → Hospet → Hubli → Dharwad → Goa
  5. Here is the latest plan shared by @SURYAVAMSI Very detailed and informative.
  6. Here's my query regarding the road trip from Hyderabad to Goa in a car. I need suggestions of the routes and any stop by places or spots to visit. Helpfully with food places to have breakfast, lunch and dinner ( which probably may be in Goa) and since this will be in July 2019 I need some latest suggestions please. TIA
  7. Electric cars I came across this interesting forward in WhatsApp. (Source : Unknown) Have to agree with certain points. Some Very Interesting Predictions.. (To what extent it will come true - time only will tell us) Auto repair shops will disappear. A petrol/diesel engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor. Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots. Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new electric motor! Petrol pumps will go away. Street corners will have meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they’ve already started in the developed world. Smart major auto manufacturers have already designated money to start building new plants that only build electric cars. Coal industries will go away. Gasoline/oil companies will go away. Drilling for oil will stop. So say goodbye to OPEC! The middle-east is in trouble. Homes will produce and store more electrical energy during the day and then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users. Has anybody seen the Tesla roof? A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums. The FUTURE is approaching faster than most of us can handle. In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 em- ployees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening? What happened to Kodak and Polaroid will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10 years … and most people don't see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later, you would never take pictures on film again? With today’s smart phones, who even has a camera these days? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential tech- nologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Forget the book, “Future Shock”, welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Software has disrupted and will continue to disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. UBER is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world! Ask any taxi driver if they saw that coming. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Ask Hilton Hotels if they saw that coming. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected. In the USA, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for right now, the basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, (what a thought!) only omniscient specialists will remain. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans. Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars are already here. In the next 2 years, the entire industry will start to be disrupted. You won't want to own a car anymore as you will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you will only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving. The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car. This will change our cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars. We can transform former parking spaces into green parks. About 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide including distracted or drunk driving. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles; with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles. That will save a million lives plus worldwide each year. Most traditional car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. They will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. Look at what Volvo is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles starting this year with the 2019 models, using all electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla and they should be. Look at all the companies offering all electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear. Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will abandon their towers to move far away to more beautiful affordable neighborhoods. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2030. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity. Cities will have much cleaner air as well. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean. Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact. And it’s just getting ramped up. Fossil energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy. Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any Disease. There are dozens of phone apps out there right now for health purposes.
  8. So far this is the best plan from Hyderabad to Goa. This information can be helpful for many members. 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.
  9. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Bhutan

    When are you planning to drive down? We have done this trip in the month of December. Plan is pretty relaxed. It will take one full day for the permit. You can either go via agent or do it yourself. Stay near the visa office and visit the place early in the morning. Avoid it during weekends, Monday/Friday rush is high. Plan such a way that you reach visa office on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
  10. You are on a roll .. Waiting to see your post soon. What's in line for the next week? . If at all you have missed out on this, Do check this post... Not suggestible in monsoon though
  11. sagar

    Hyderabad to Bhutan

    Your plan looks perfect and pretty relaxed @Vijayvardhan. Important note: I have heard the immigration point at Phuntshokling (India-Bhutanb border) remains closed during Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to reach the place and get your entry in to Bhutan by Friday (Preferably early hours to avoid queue).
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  13. Vijayvardhan

    Hyderabad to Bhutan

    Route-map from Hyderabad to Bhutan: Day 1: Hyderabad – Vishakhapatnam (~650kms/ 11hrs) Start from Hyderabad in the morning with a breakfast break at Suryapet, Lunch at Vijayawada and finally rest for the day at Vishakhapatnam Day 2: Vishakhapatnam to Bhubaneshwar (~441kms/8hrs) Day 3: Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata (~440kms / 9hrs) Day 4: Kolkata to Siliguri (566 kms / 12 hrs) Day 5: Siliguri to Thimphu, Bhutan (322kms / 15hrs) Need to check the time taken at International Border for permits and other documentation and revisit the time duration
  14. Thanks Sagar......Its unfortunate on my part. But I am looking forward to the coastal trip with you guys !!.....Enjoy
  15. SURYAVAMSI

    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    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] > 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
  16. SURYAVAMSI

    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    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
  17. Ranger

    Hyderabad to Bogatha waterfalls

    I think it is better to wait for few more weeks. Flows looks average. Also it is over crowded on weekends.
  18. 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.
  19. We are sorry to let you know that the slots are already full with a huge waiting list to follow. We hope to see you at the next drive as you RSVP at the earliest hour possible post announcement.
  20. sagar

    Trip To Mantralayam from Hyderabad

    By experience, I have learnt not to follow Google Maps blindly during the drive as the route gets redirected at times. I always be sure to make a note of the major towns enroute to pass through during my drive which I feel is the best thing to do.
  21. sagar

    Hyderabad to Kanyakumari road trip quires?

    Hi @RoyallyAditya, I would like to suggest you the following route. Hyderabad - Nalgonda - Ongole - Nellore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Arunachala - Tirichirapalli - Madhurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari. How many days does your plan include ? We can suggest to you accordingly.
  22. Excellent write-up.. I could read that you had undergone a frustrating adventure of a night with a lot of diversions. But, your patience in dealing it needs a special mention. Kudos to you. Would like to know about your next drive Where has it been planned to?
  23. sagar

    Hyderabad to Bogatha waterfalls

    Thanks a lot for sharing this latest update on the water flow at the falls @Musafir.. I seriously feel sad to see this development towards a commercial end at this place .. My bad that I haven't imagined to see a park being developed here ..
  24. sagar

    GOA PLAN

    How many days are you planning to do for this trip and which car are you driving in? You can follow up the link below for the best of information on things to do in GOA
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  26. SURYAVAMSI

    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    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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