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Hyderabad to Pune, Lohagad, Lonavala and Matheran
Western Ghats exploration drive meet - Report
 
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Waterfalls in Telangana
List of best waterfalls to visit in Telangana
Kuntala waterfalls Bogatha waterfalls Mitte waterfalls Pittaguda waterfalls Yellama Kunta waterfalls Savathula Gundam waterfalls Pochera waterfalls Gayathri waterfalls Pedda Gundam waterfalls

 
Fantastic video of waterfalls by Telangana Tourism.
 
Video Credits :  Dulam Satya Narayana 
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Exploring The Unexplored - Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (Hyderabad to Tadoba road trip)
It was the 15th day of January. While almost everyone was happy, celebrating the festival Sankranti, I was disappointed hearing the news on the ban of tourists to the Gudisa hills.
It was one of the most awaited trips of the year.
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Asia’s longest test track in India
India's own NATRAX High Speed track in Madhya Pradesh.
 
It is used for measuring the maximum speed capability of high-end cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Tesla and so forth which cannot be measured on any of the Indian test tracks.
 
Being centrally located in Madhya Pradesh, it is accessible to most of the major OEMs. 
Foreign OEMs will be looking at NATRAX HST for the development of prototype cars for Indian conditions .
 
At present, foreign OEMs go to their respective high speed track abroad for high speed test requirements.
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BMW Crash at Spiti Valley
BMW crashed in Spiti Valley during a night drive, Out of 4 passengers 1 died on the spot.
Avoid night driving in Himalayas. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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COVID vaccine bot for Hyderabad
COVID vaccine bot which will check the vaccine availability in Hyderabad.

Click on the link check the vaccine availability group.
 
https://discord.gg/5kJzBnQf2e

It should be the fastest bot since it is restricted it only for people in Hyderabad.

Highest latency is close to 16 minutes. Planning to cut it down further by adding more servers depending on users. 
 
Vaccine availability is categorised based on age and vaccine type. 
 
All the locations across Hyderabad are covered. 
 
 
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Hyderabad to Chikmagalur road trip
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Hyderabad to Gottamgutta, A short weekend getaway..
Distance: 120 kms.  Road condition: Excellent (upto Zaheerabad) You divert from the highway towards Chincholi forest reserve near the Mahindra factory exit. The road is a single lane road and through the farms. 
  We started from Miyapur around 7 AM in 3 cars. Packed all the food and water. 
Note: Be sure to carry your shoes as there would be a short trek to reach the banks of the lake. 
I will let the pictures do the talking.   The road towards the Chincholi forest after getting down the NH 65

The weather was good as the sun shone gently on us that morning


The entry gate of the Chincholi forest was very welcome


Though it was a mud track beyond the gate, the drive was smooth and fun.

 
The track will is pretty narrow to just fit in 1 car at a time



Our first pit stop was a small temple enroute amidst the Chincholi forest

 

 
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Hyderabad Weekend Getaways under 200 kilometers
Weekend getaways
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Road trip in Electric Vehicle, San Francisco to Los Angeles
Sharing a road trip experience in Tesla, will be update this log on daily basis(Three days trip). 
This is not a leisure travel, We had to go on a work trip from SF to LA.
I will be sharing road trip experience in EV with Pros and Cons when compared with ICE cars.

 
Car Specifications:
Range: 600 kilometers per charge (EPA) 0-100: 3.8 Seconds Top speed is limited to 250km/hr  Supports upto Level-3 charging : 250KW/hr Will be sharing more information on Tesla Super chargers in the upcoming posts  
A day before the trip
 
Planning:
Road trips in electric cars need some planning when compared to traditional(ICE) cars. 
 
STEP 1: 
You can use Tesla website to plan your trip, Select the car that you are planning to take on a drive Check out the website for fun : https://www.tesla.com/trips SF to LA has close to 10+ Tesla super chargers(Distance : 600+ kilometers)
 
STEP 2: 
Calculate total charging time required, you can check Tesla website to understand your trip plan Total charging time required on a 616 kilometers trip is 55 minutes Details given above are in ideal conditions: 90% charge before you start, follow speed limits, no opposite wind, no cold weather(below 0C), no snow storm etc In real world, range varies, this is similar to our ARAI mileage Tesla calculates/displays range based on EPA(ARAI), add 15~20% range error All the Tesla Chargers are located close to some of the best food courts/restrooms  Total saving for the trip when compared with gas cars is 52$
 
If you have any queries comment below, will answer them.
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Ola mega electric factory, can produce 30 EV's per minute
Product capacity 20 lakhs two wheelers per year 500 Acers 10,000 jobs, you can apply here (https://olaelectric.com/) 10 production lines Will produce an EV every 2 seconds First Indian electric two-wheeler company to begin international exports
 
Key Specs:
100 kilometers per charge Top speed 100km/hr  
Check out the video:
 
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New e-Pass Requirements by States (March 2021 onwards)
Hi all,
I wanted to create the list of states re-imposing e-pass requirements to travel, including  by road.
Here's what I found. Please add to the list and also once it is lifted, please update the thread.
I hope it will be helpful
 
Tamil Nadu
Dated 9-Mar-2021
All passengers coming by road and by flight to Tamil Nadu need an e-pass, the state government has decided, in a slew of new rules for domestic and international passengers coming to the state. All passengers from states, except Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry, need an e-pass to enter the state. 
https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/passengers-coming-tamil-nadu-need-e-pass-here-s-how-apply-144882
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Sumadhura Vasavi Olympus, Nanakaramguda
Project name :  Sumudhura Vasavi Olumpus
 
Builder company/name :  Sumudhura
 
Project Status: Pre-Launch
 
Project price(per sqft) : 
Booking(EOI) Process : Just Submit an Expression Of Interest along with 5L check (without date/signature/name) & KYC. (NRI's can submit a soft copy/scan of check) Payment : Booking amount is due only after Unit selection (Expecting in next couple of weeks). Pre-Launch Price : In the range of Rs 6599-6999 / sft (With Home Loan) for Initial 100 Bookings, final price will be disclosed before flat selection.  Launch Price : Tentatively Rs 7299 / Sft or above.  Full Payment Option : Tentatively at Rs 5500 per sft.   
Project location:  Nanakaramguda
 
Google maps link :  https://goo.gl/maps/GgbtacUST3uS98dS9

Project RERA: GHMC Approved, Awaiting RERA. Construction works started.
 
Possession Timeline:  NA
 
Project Amenities: All modern amenities
 
 
Location Advantages : 
At the Heart of Financial District Walkable to IT Companies / SEZ Next to WaveRock SEZ, Apple, Amazon and Upcoming Google. Great access and Connectivity to ORR /City.  High Rental and ROI as it is already in well developed location.  
Project details:
Two Towers each 44 Floors in 5.5 Acres, Total ~850 Units.





 
 
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India tops the world in road accidents
"India tops the world in road crash deaths and injuries. It has 1 per cent of the world's vehicles but accounts for 11 per cent of all road crash deaths, witnessing 53 road crashes every hour; killing 1 person every 4 minutes"
 
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Hyderabad to Koilsagar road trip and camping
Hyderabad to Koilsagar - Overnight BBQ camp under the stars - Report 
 
When: April 22nd 2017
Where: Koilsagar reservoir
Distance: 140 Kilometres
 
Objective :
A small gathering with all the 'India-drive men'  at the banks of the Koilsagar reservoir for an overnight camp besides Barbecue under the beautiful night skies to study the star trials.
 
Destination description:
Koilsagar is a reservoir which stretches across Peddavaagu (A minor tributary of river the Krishna). 
The western stretch of this picturesque reservoir is surrounded by hills making it a beautiful treat to eyes both during sunrise and sunset.


 
Hyderabad to Koilsagar route:
Hyderabad --> Jadcherla --> Devarkadra --> Koilsagar project

Video:

Participants:
1) Hyundai Grand i10 - Sugandhar
2) Hyundai Grand i10 - Pinaki
3) Maruti Suzuki Swift - Anand
4) Hyundai i20 Elite - Ravi Teja
5) Hyundai i20 Elite - Jagadish
6) Hyundai i20 Elite - Chinmai
7) Volkswagen Polo - Ashwin
😎 Volkswagen Polo - Raghunandan
9) Hyundai Accent Viva - Surya
10) Ford Figo Aspire - Bhargav
11) Maruti Suzuki Swift Dezire - Vishu
12) Mahindra Thar - Ravi Teja
13) Maruti Suzuki Brezza - Srinivas
14) Ford Ecosport - Vinay
15) Ford Ecosport - Varun
16) Maruti Suzuki SX4 - Tej
17) Hyundai Verna - Madhavi
18) Hyundai Verna - Nishant
19) Hyundai Creta - Sagar
20) Mahindra XUV 500 - Rahul
21) Honda Civic - Saran
22) Honda Civic - Gowtham 
23) Toyota Corolla Altis - Praveen
 
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Hyderabad, How to remove Bank Hypothecation without agent?
Received form 35 and NOC from SBI on 06 Feb 2021. I was happy that loan closed but next challenge was how to contact RTO of hypothecation removal.
 
Searched on internet and there was mixed response. 
 
Contacted few agents, they quoted me charges ranging from 1200 to 2500 based on how urgent we need it.
 
But decided to give a try by myself. Searched on net and found below link, 
 
https://www.transport.telangana.gov.in/html/registration-hptermination.html
 

 
Once you will click it, it will redirect to other link shown as below
 
https://tgtransport.net/tgcfstonline/Registration/RegistrationOnline.aspx?Trans=HAT
 

 
click on Hypothecation/ Hire Purchase/ Lease Termination
 
If you have original RC then click on YES. Then below window will be open
 

 
Once you will type above details, in next window you will get your full details. I was not sure whose number to be typed at financer mobile number i typed mine alternate number and it worked 😆. Once click you will be directed to slot booking window (image only for ref)
 

Click on available slot. Once that is done you will be asked to pay charges. (image just for ref) fees is around 635. Take print out of it (important)
 

 
Once all done take below document to respective RTA. Below documents required
 
1. Original RC
2. Printout of slot booking form
3. Form 35, 2 nos (original)
4. NOC from bank (original)
5. Valid insurance (Xerox)
6. Aadhar (Xerox)
7. One small polythene pouch to keep original RC in it. At RTA they are charging Rs 5. And for printout it is Rs 10
 
also keep below doc in case they want (not asked to me)
1. PUC Xerox
2. PAN card Xerox
3. Residence proof
 
In my case it was RTA Rangareddy. Mine slot booking was on 12 Feb 2021 01:40 to 01:50
 
Reached there around 12. Agents started chasing me. But i decided not to pay attention. Went to window No 4. Waited for 10 min.
 
Officer took my documents checked for 30 seconds and issued me slip. Asked me to go to window 6 for photo.
 
Went to window 6 waited for 10 min. officer took my slip, done some typing on screen took my photo and signature. And told me that RC will be received via post.
 
Everything done in 30 min of time, no agent. 
 
Mine application is approved on same day. Now waiting for RC😏
 

 
 
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FASTag is mandatory now or pay double price
FASTag is mandatory or pay double price. 

 
Govt: Statement 
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided that all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as FASTag lane of the fee plaza w.e.f midnight of 15th/16th February 2021.Therefore, as per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category

 
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Famous food items across the states
They go wrong information in case of Hyderabad? Batani Chat!
 
I was expecting Biryani 😅
 
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Hyderabad to Gandikota - The Grand canyon of India
Monsoon Drive Meetup at 'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Fort & Gorge, Belum Caves and Orvakal Rock garden - August 20th and 21st 2016
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A trip from Hyderabad to Warangal in Summer!
Intro Rant:

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Exploring the Land of Fire & Ice - Road Trip in Iceland
Roadtrippin' Iceland has been a dream and we did it!
 
 
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Hyderabad-Dwaraka Thirumala-Vijayawada-Amaravathi-Suryalanka Beach-Hyderabad
Hyd-Dwaraka Thirumala-Vijayawada-Amaravathi-Suryalanka Beach-Hyd
 
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Time to sell your old cars? 15 year rule passed!
Government released a statement:
 
 “The Minister approved the policy of deregistration and scrapping of vehicles owned by Government department and PSU, which are above 15 years in age. It is to be notified and will come into effect from April 1 2022.”

 
Autocar:
 
 
Green tax:
Personal vehicles to be charged with green tax at the time of renewal of registration certification after 15 years Higher green tax (50% of road tax) for vehicles being registered in highly polluted cities Differential tax will also be charged depending on fuel (petrol/ diesel) and the type of vehicle. Vehicles like strong hybrids, electric vehicles and those running on alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol and LPG will be exempted  
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Malgund beach – a hidden paradise
Note: Lockdown is over not the Pandemic. We request travelers to follow all safety measures.
 
Malgund beach – a hidden paradise
A beautiful drive to konkan beach.
We have taken at most care like,
-          Used personal car for all drive.
-          Stayed in friend’s resort which is clean and hygiene.
-          Used face mask and sanitizers wherever required.
-          Avoided crowded places. Planned travel on weekdays
My companion in travel.
-       Smartphone Poco f1 
-       Canon 1300d             
Difficulty level:
-       No problem for elders and kids.
Road conditions:
-       I travelled from Pune, hence took below route
-       Home in Pune – Satara – Umbraj – Patan – Chiplun – Malgund beach         
-       Roads are good From Pune till Patan. From Patan to Chiplun roads are average to worst (specially ghat section). From Chiplun to Ganpatipule average (road widening going on).
 
Best time to visit:
-       Through out the year once can visit this place.   
 
Getting There :
By Air : Nearest airport is mumbai.
By Rail : Nearest Railway Station is ratnagiri.
By Road : 1 Km - Distance from ganpatipule to malgund beach.
 
 
Places to see nearby :
1. Ganapatipule temple and beach
2. Pawas
3. Parshuram temple
4. Marleshwar
 
Malgund beach location: https://goo.gl/maps/kwcCd3jUnGa4YCNu6
 
Malgund, a small village, 1 km away from ganpatipule beach, is known as the birthplace of famous Marathi poet Keshavasuta, who was born here in 1866. He is regarded as a poet who heralded the dawn of modern Marathi poetry. There is a monument at Malgund dedicated to his work and also a museum where you can find information on most of the modern day poets of Marathi language. The memorial is a real treat for people who are interested in Marathi literature. Malgund also houses Nirmal Nagari of Her Holiness Mrs. Nirmala Shrivastava of Sahaja Yoga fame.
In memories of him kavi keshasut smarak is built in malgund. Many tourists prefer to stay in malgund instead of ganpatipule due to calm and quiet nature and no commercialization.
We stayed in Sagar Darshan Beach resort. This resort just adjacent to beach and one can enjoy to full extent. I recommend this resort.
After March, the temperature starts rising but rarely crosses 30 °C. May is the hottest month, with temperatures reaching 40 °C. The monsoon lasts from June to October, when rains are usually plentiful and regular.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
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Hyderabad to South India, First road trip of 2021
Places Travelled
Hyderabad - Tirupati - Kanchipuram - Madurai - Rameshwaram - dhanushkodi - palani - Guruvayur - coimbature - Bangalore - Lepakshi - Hyderabad
 
No. of people 5 in Vitara Brezza
 
Day 1: Hyderabad to Tirupati Day 2:Dharshan at Tirupati Day 3:Tirupati to kanchipuram Day 4:kanchipuram to madurai Day 5:Madurai to Rameshwaram and dhanushkodi Day 6: Dhanushkodi to gurvayur via palani Day 7: Gurvyaur to coimbatore Day 8: Coimbatore to hyderabad via bangalore and lepakshi  
First trip of 2021 has became the best trip till now. Travelled around 3500kms. Planned to visit all the places of southern part but rain has ruined all our plans.
Heavy rains in Tamilnadu.
 
Best Moment: 
Visiting my dream place "Dhanushkodi", The Last Road Of India. Everyone must visit, but not while raining. Goosebumps moment when we reach the destination. The sound of waves at one side, eyes full of happiness at another side, this is what everyone needs. 
 
Road Conditions:
Overall the road conditions was awesome with minimum potholes.
A small suggestion: when you travel through some village, it is better to ask localities about the route than blindly believing on Google Maps. If Stuck in traffic by believing on GMaps.
 
Expenses:
Diesel: 18000/-
Food and beverages: 10000/-
Room: 15000/-
Toll Tax: 2100/- 
 
The best food we ate was Dindigul Thalappakatti biryani.
 
Funny Incident: 
Bangalore has fined us for not wearing masks inside the car.
we are not aware that we should wear mask in car while travelling with windows rolled up.
 
We were by 250rs each. The fun is police where stopping only outside state cars, they aren't stopping Karnataka registered vehicles.
 
We found few people travelling in KA registered vehicle, they are not wearing any masks. when we ask police to stop them, Cops answer Thum jhakey roko na ghadi ko". This is kind of discrimination which every traveler hates. 




 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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