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  2. 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
  3. Thanks Sagar......Its unfortunate on my part. But I am looking forward to the coastal trip with you guys !!.....Enjoy
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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 ..
  13. 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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  15. 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
  16. Musafir

    GOA PLAN

    This may help you. You should post route related topic to https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/forum/7-route-queries
  17. RAMKISHAN

    GOA PLAN

    We are planning for a road trip from Hyderabad to Goa 1) Best route? 2)Average cost for 6 members? 3)Places to visit enroute?
  18. Musafir

    Hyderabad to Bogatha waterfalls

    Looks like govt has constructed a pool for visitors near water fall which can accommodate 200+ people. Some restaurants also available where you can order in advance if you are going as 20+ group. Recent Picture on 13th July Source : google
  19. travel.rtc

    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    What a Wonderful , inspiring and Lovely travelogue - One of the best one I have read this Year . Each Pic of Nature , Landscapes and Mountains are simply Unique and eye catching . Keep travelling and posting Sir .
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  21. Need route information from Hyderabad to Kanyakumari. Planning to include Arunachalam, Pondicherry, Rameshwarm,Madhurai. etc Please share your inputs and route plans.
  22. Shekar

    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    We reached Satara at about 2 PM. Till Satara roads were not so good in Ghat and good in plains. We encountered a traffic Jam at Satara due to failure of a tourist bus at a Junction. When we came on to NH 48 for Kolhapur, we stopped at the first Dhaba. I was not hungry and had a coffee and my wife had a wada. We decided to skip lunch. 4. We picked up the speed on NH and covered 30 Kms in no time, at that time I had to stop for taking a call which forced me to change my plan. I had set Google map to Hyderabad. Distance shown was about 580 Kms via Phalton-Pandharpur. Time of arrival at Hyderabad 2.15 AM (May be without breaks). I thought I will stay somewhere close to Solapur if I feel tired. Took the next U turn and stared back. We crossed again Satara and entered road towards Phalton. When we are about to reach Phalton, we found many police blocking the road with barricades and not allowing vehicles in to town. We were directed to another road stating that will connect Mumbai-Pandharpur Highway. It was not a long diversion and we entered Highway in 10 Minutes. 5. Immediately on entering Mumbai-Padharpur road we had to change our lane to right as the Left line is full of devotees. After driving slowly for some time, 4 lane road became two lane and we had to move inch by inch and when were in the middle of town, we were stopped by police as the devotees increased. When enquired with police, they said it is Rath Yatra similar to Jaganath Rath Yatra. There were few lakh devotees walking with bajans on the road. Temporary water and food arrangements were made for them. When I requested the police officer on duty telling him that I have to reach Hyderabad, we were allowed after 5 minutes. Mean time google map said further road also blocked and asked us to take diversion. We followed it and exited the town without any traffic jams. It took us about 50 Minutes to cross the town of about 5 Kms. Distance to travel increased again and showing 525 from Phalton and the road is through Baramati entering NH 65 at Bhigwan. Till Baramati Roads were good with mix of 4 Lane and two lane and after that till Bhigwan also good two lane road. We entered NH 65 at about 18.30 Hrs and the distance to home is about 475 Kms. Expected time did not change with all the delays and extra kms. It is showing 2.30 AM. Just after 15 Kms on NH from Bhigwan, it started raining and it became complete dark. Though road was good, mist coming out of truck tyres brought down the speed. By the time we reached outskirts of Solapur weather became clear. I saw a OYO hotel before Solapur but my wife not shown interest. I felt I can drive further. For a moment, I thought of bad roads and diversions after Solapur but decided to face it. We continued our journey without dinner. After Satara we did not stop for a tea also. Reached home sharp by 2.00 AM of Day-4 (Friday) and slept off. Finishing touch of the journey is the front right tyre was completely flat when I woke up at 10 AM. Thank god nothing happened in the middle of night. Two punctures were found in the Tyre. Clicks some where between Mahabaleshwar and Satara Ghat road. This is in Mahabalshwar End of the Log Thank you one and all for liking the log.
  23. Shekar

    55th Birthday Drive -Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar

    Day-3 Everything went wrong I suggested to stay one more day at Mahabaleshwar but my wife said no as the rains are not giving any break. We planned to visit Kolhapur Mahalaxmi on day 3 with night halt and start for Hyderabad on Day-4 morning and reach by evening. But some thing different was in fate. We got up by 7 AM and ready by 9.00 Hrs. We thought of having breakfast at restaurant which is on main road and checked out the room. Some of our member suggested to drive through Kas valley. Erlier I had gone through ID drive to Mahabaleshwar and liked the place and decided to travel via Kas-Satara to Kollhapur. Google was showing 180 Kms and about 4 Hrs drive. We have ample time and started after breakfast at 10.30 Hrs. 1. By the time Google map picked up I went in wrong direction for a Km and had to turn back. It started raining again and we entered Mahabaleshwar - Satara Road passing through Lingamala Falls entry point. 2. After some 9 Kms we were supposed to take right turn on to Kas road from SH-58. Here also I missed the turn and luckily I had to turn back after 500 Mtrs. This 9 Kms road was two lane Ghat road with damages at places. Once we took the turn, it is all single road and 95% good. At Bagdadh Point the road takes a sharp hair pin bend and for a couple of Kms we found shooting stones and small land slides. We encountered thick fog and slight drizzling. We had found none on the road and my wife became little scary and asked me to turn back. I asked her to enjoy the vistas and if we have to come under shooting stones let it be. 3. After traveling on this road for about 10 Kms or so, we entered a badly damaged road with lot of stones. First I thought for some reasons part of the road might have damaged and went ahead carefully for a Km. and then I got doubt as the stones on the road are bigger and may likely damage engine chamber. I stopped the car and went ahead by walk to see the road condition. After 100 Mtrs the road was much more damaged my car can't pass through by any means. There is no place to make U turn also. One side deep valley and other side hill and loose boulders are close to the road. Only option left for me is to drive reverse. I asked my wife to guide me and I came back to the safety of good road and made a U turn. In this tension, I even forgot to take a snap of the road. When we turned back, the fog was cleared and we could see beautiful valleys on both side of the road. I took out my Cam and captured them. came back to the Mahabaleshwar - Satara road (SH-58). The time was 12.30 Noon and for two Hrs we are just roaming in circle.
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