** Pre covid
Note: I already posted same content in my personal blog at that time, Now posting in Trifod, might be useful for someone.
Hyderabad -> Mysore -> Coorg -> Srirangapatna -> Lepakshi -> Hyderabad
As usual, I am not mentioning much about roads & routes, Since it is straightforward, Just I followed the maps.
Car: Polo Diesel
Members: 2 Adults
Fuel + Toll : 10,000
Stay : 15,000
Let's start with the planning
I won't go anywhere in summer, not a fan of summer vacation, Because I strongly believe it is waste of time and money [in South], So we decided to for a road trip in June end. Searched for a lot of places, Finally decided to go for Coorg.
Hyderabad -> Bangalore
We packed our bags and went to the office, Since we both are working it is not easy to get long leaves, So after finishing some work in the office we finished our lunch and hit the road around 1 PM
We don't want our journey to be hectic, So we took a good amount of breaks. On day 1 we traveled 580 KM to reach Bangalore outskirt.
Around 11.30 PM we reached the hotel, We are done with day 1.
Bangalore -> Mysore
We woke up a little early and started to Mysore. We did not take any breaks since it is just a 180 KM journey, By 11 AM we reached Mysore and check into the hotel.
We went to the Chamundi Hills and took some pics.
Went to visit Mysore palace [Day light visit]
Again went to the palace to witness the light show. Beautiful.. Don't miss it.
Mysore -> Coorg
We had breakfast in Mysore and started towards Palm Valley Resort, Coorg. This route is very scenic and beautiful. We took many breaks in the 90KM journey to take the pics, and it is worth it.
We reached the resort, there we opted for buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner, So no need to think about food. We went out to visit the surrounding areas. In-resort itself we took some photos.
After spending some beautiful time in nature, we went to the resort after sunset. Had the dinner and done with Day 3.
Coorg -> Coorg
Visited Madikeri Fort.
Visited Raja's seat and surrounding areas.
Went to Abbey waterfalls, Since it is monsoon, Waterfall is full force and beautiful.
Yeah tired, enough for the day. Went to the resort to check in. Heritage Resort, Coorg. The best I can say.
No need to visit any place in Coorg, after staying in this resort. It has that much beauty.
We are done with Day 4, Just all my energy restored after seeing the beauty of the resort. Went to bed after having dinner in the resort.
Coorg -> Srirangapatna-> Lepakshi
I know staying in this resort is a best moment, So we don't want to waste any time, We tried to explore the resort as much as possible.
We are done with the resort, we check out it with a lot of memories.
Visited few places in Madikeri and moved for River rafting.
We reached river rafting and there we met a family from Hyderabad, So we combinedly hired a boat for rafting.
Visited Golden temple
We are done with the Coorg job, Now decided to go for Srirangapatna.
Reached srirangapatna, Visited all Tippu's places, We hired a guide to show all place Since we are near to closing time. He showed the important places before they closed. We paid 300 for him.
After sunset we started towards Lepakshi, It is a really hectic journey, W reached the Harita hotel at midnight at 2 AM, We are done with Day 5.
Lepakshi -> Hyderabad
Harita is just an average hotel, But we don't have any other options to stay there. So Morning we woke up a little late, After fresh up and having breakfast in Harita we went to visit Temple. It is totally empty, Hardly 5-6 tourists.
We are done with Lepakshi, we had lunch in the same town and started to Hyderabad.
Reached home safely, and we are done with the trip and Day 6.
We visited very limited places in Coorg, which are near to my interest and taste. Of course, remaining places I will visit another time.
That is all.
Would like to know the best route for Lucknow to Hyderabad.
I'll be the Single driver on the entire journey and the car is Swift.
Please let me know any route suggestion and any good stays in between for family.
Planning to start the journey by Morning 4 am.
Hyderabad to Koilsagar - Overnight BBQ camp under the stars - Report
When: April 22nd 2017
Where: Koilsagar reservoir
Distance: 140 Kilometres
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Food and beverages: 10000/-
Toll Tax: 2100/-
The best food we ate was Dindigul Thalappakatti biryani.
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.
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
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.
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.