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Hyderabad to Dindi reservoir

 

Distance : 140 kilometres

Road condition : One of the best road to drive. Super good.

Purpose : Monsoon drive

 

Route:
Hyderabad --> Kadthal --> Kalvakurthi --> Dindi reservoir 

 

This drive meet-up turned out to be more exciting than expected.
Plan was decided at 8 a.m. in the morning and we started from Gachibowli at 10 a.m. This was the quickest 'India-Drive' meet so far. 

 

Event flow:

8:00 AM : Plan to drive, destination unknown.
9:30 AM : Meetup
10:00 AM : We were on the ORR.

 

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We had our breakfast at a small udipi hotel and food was amazing.

 

First break before Kalvakurthi.

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Ecosport posing.

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Once we reached the Dindi reservoir, we took a diversion from the main road

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View was just amazing!

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Greenery, calm and pleasant. We had the entire place to ourselves.

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We started experimenting with our cameras

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Then, we decided to drive further. 

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We drove cautiously as there were a few wet patches. Chances of getting stuck are high.

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Nature at its best

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After exploring the reservoir, we decided to head towards the hill section.
 

Duster waits for the Ecosport. 

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It's time for some pictures

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Hills, cars, greenery and beautiful roads, and No rain. A weekend well spent! :D

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Mandatory Group picture. From left : Saran, Varun, Karthik, Ashwin and Omkar.

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We drove up the hill for 2 kilometres and stopped to enjoy the view.

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We took a short break and discussed about the cars before we started back.

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We did not drive till Srisailam. We shall soon plan to drive again till Srisailam in July.

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On our return drive, there was a drastic change in the climate and suddenly it started to pour. 

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And finally it rains, mission accomplished. Thank you all for joining the drive, Hope to meet you all again soon. 

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I'm based out of Hyderabad but my work location is at Bangalore. So couldn't meet you guys regularly.

We had a great time and it was nice meeting Ashwin, Omkar and Saran for the first time.

Had an amazing day and I don't have any regrets for missing the India-Pakistan cricket match. :D

 

Few pictures from my camera.

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@varunc you owe me party. :P

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--Thank you

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Awesome pictures guys... I have been to Srisailam many times but just passed by this place. Haven't explored much of it. The drive plan was quite spontaneous and I have failed to join you guys.. Waiting for the next meet up. @karthik Good to have you hang around in Hyderabad bro :)

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

I have failed to join you guys.. Waiting for the next meet up.

Don't miss the next drive, our members will plan a drive to your home. 

 

12 minutes ago, sree said:

Beautiful pictures guys.

Thank you. :D
Do join the up coming drives.

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On 6/19/2017 at 10:50 AM, karthik said:

I'm based out of Hyderabad but my work location is at Bangalore. So couldn't meet you guys regularly.

We had a great time and it was nice meeting Ashwin, Omkar and Saran for the first time.

Had an amazing day and I don't have any regrets for missing the India-Pakistan cricket match. :D

 

Few pictures from my camera.

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@varunc you owe me party. :P

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--Thank you

@karthikIt was nice meeting you too. Nice clicks! Thank you @Saran for giving me and @Omik a thrilling ride. @varunc I really don't know why I missed test driving the Eco Sport. I loved the ride man. Thank for the drive.And yes ,you owe a treat to Karthik for capturing your Night Fury. Hope you treat him well. @Ranger Thank you for taking your time this weekend Bro.I appreciate it. @Omik Thanks for being my ride buddy this time. I enjoyed the automotive lighting discussions with you and your photography skills are top notch. Keep it Up!

 

So much of positivity in one post  (Probably the influence of Maheswara Pyramid we crossed:D)

 

PS: For those who are wondering what Maheswara Pyramid is. Maheswara Pyramid is the world's largest Meditational Pyramid.It will very naturally energize and heal people meditating inside it and also the surroundings far and wide. It is 57 Kilometers away from Hyderabad. 

 

Source: www.maheswarapyramid.org

 

6 hours ago, sagar said:

Awesome pictures guys... I have been to Srisailam many times but just passed by this place. Haven't explored much of it. The drive plan was quite spontaneous and I have failed to join you guys.. Waiting for the next meet up. @karthik Good to have you hang around in Hyderabad bro :)

 

@sagar We missed you and @Ravi this time. Please don't miss the next drive or as @Ranger mentioned we drive to your home xD.

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2 hours ago, Asher said:

I enjoyed the automotive lighting discussions with you and your photography skills are top notch. Keep it Up!


Waiting for your S8 pictures.
Want to see them, S8 camera quality is top notch.
I'm tempted after looking at your camera quality. 

 

2 hours ago, Asher said:

@sagar We missed you and @Ravi this time. Please don't miss the next drive or as @Ranger mentioned we drive to your home xD.

 

Sagar may miss the drive again, he is going out of station.
But I'm expecting @Ravi to join this time. 

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Thanks guys for the quick decision in the drive.. that was fun when @Ranger asked how was the climate outside and everyone had one question to ask! Are you still on the bed!!??? 

 

Nice to meet you @karthik.. @Asher good to have you in the ride... @Omik thanks a lot for the info about the lights.. great to have you. Your photography is in different level... kudos bro..

 

@varunc thanks for the ride man.. love the ecosport now... the conversation we had through out the drive was sooo fun.. I think should drive frequently in groups than taking all cars.

 

And yeah! Vibes from Pyramid.. ???

 

Will see u guys soon in next drive.... ?

 

Few of my clicks here..

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Awesome clicks @Saran

I had a great time.


But we missed driving our cars. That road is perfect for  CIVIC.
We shall drive again, some time in the next month. 

 

11 hours ago, Saran said:

Are you still on the bed!!??? 

haha

The plan was lightning quick.
Copied the conversation from the WhatsApp.


Saran:
Good Mrng guys.                   
So time is 9 AM right, Who is picking me or where should I come. Let me know?

Varun:
Oh, we are going today ?                        
I thought since everyone went silent plan is cancelled


Omkar:

There is a plan????  I was not informed of any~?

 

Ravi teja:
I am working today.

 

Me:
How is the climate outside?

Ashwin :
Buddy! Are you still on bed?

 

Saran :
It's super nice..

 

Varun:
Climate is awesome.

So finally, the plan is ON. 

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Awesome clicks [mention=488]Saran[/mention]
I had a great time.

But we missed driving our cars. That road is perfect for  CIVIC.
We shall drive again, some time in the next month. 

Sure@Ranger.
 
haha
The plan was lightning quick.
Copied the conversation from the WhatsApp.

Saran:
Good Mrng guys.                   
So time is 9 AM right, Who is picking me or where should I come. Let me know[emoji4]

Varun:
Oh, we are going today ?                        
I thought since everyone went silent plan is cancelled

Omkar:
There is a plan????  I was not informed of any~[emoji51]
 
Ravi teja:
I am working today.
 
Me:
How is the climate outside?

Ashwin :
Buddy! Are you still on bed?
 
Saran :
It's super nice..
 
Varun:
Climate is awesome.

So finally, the plan is ON. 


LoL???[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

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