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1. Best Route for Hyderabad to Goa (Baga)
Gachibowli -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga24
Gachibowli -> Deosugur -> Raichur -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga4
Gachibowli -> Pargi -> Mudhol -> Shahabad -> Jevargi -> Sindagi -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga0
Hyderabad --> Jadcherla --> Raichur --> Lingsugur --> Mudgal --> Hungund --> Bagalkot --> Belgavi --> Kanakumbi --> Bicholim --> Baga (Goa)3
Planned a road trip (Bike Ride - RE Classic) from Hyderabad - > Bangalore -> Coimbatore -> Ooty;
What am I trying to find?
1. A good conditioned, beautiful route for my ride.
2. Best views & places.
Bike: RE Classic 350
Start Date: December 22nd- 2020
End Date: December 28th-2020
Planned Stops (Which I can change based on your valuable suggestions): Bangalore (Max 6 Hours Stay at Hotel) -> Coimbatore -> Ooty.
Janaki Rajesh Duvvuri.
Hyderabad > Belgaum > Goa > Belgaum > Hyderabad Travelogue Nov 2020:
Amateur in writing travelogues so please bear with me.
Total round Trip
PFB Break up of roads. Overall Good (keeping in mind about past hyd <> goa roads) with speed bumps all over Ktaka.
12 hrs from Hyd > Belguam (Including breaks to belgaum). I know who did Hyd > Goa directly but it’s around 16 hours. I feel road after belgaum will be scenic and not to be missed in night time, after all it’s a road trip. Hence I always do this peacefully during day light 😊
Stayed in Pai Resort Belgaum for 1 night, 4 nights in IBIS Styles Calungate, 2 nights in Dream of Palolem resort, 1 night in Pai Resort Belgaum.
Trip Type and Participants
Full on leisure trip with no rush as we have 1-year old kid with us. Myself, My wife and my 1-year old kid.
1st Nov 2020 – 9th Nov 2020 mid night
North Goa and South Goa
Followed below mentioned route To & from Hyd <> Goa:
Hyderabad > Humnabad > Gulbarga (Ring Road without entering city) > Jewargi > Bijapur (Ring Road) > Bagalkot > Belgaum > Chorla Ghat > IBIS Styles Calungate Hotel.
Road from Hyderabad > Humnabad is NHAI and I don’t want to talk about it 😊. Couple of NHAI tolls each 90 INR. Road from Humnabad > Gulbarga is two-way road which is good with speed bumps without any toll. Road from Gulbarga > Jevargi > Bijapur is excellent two-way road with less traffic. We can easily cruise around 100-120 KMPH. However, we have lot of speed bumps and be mindful about them 😊. Couple of tolls in this stretch each around 70 INR. Road from Bijapur to Bagalkot is excellent as well. Bagalkot to Belgaum is okayish road with some bad patches. Road from Belgaum to Baaga Goa via chorla > saquelim > Bicholim > Mapusa is amidst Goa countryside and it’s scenic. However, chorla roads are real bad around 15-20 KMs but personally I was okay. Alternate routes from Belgaum > North Goa here are: Via Tilari Ghats: I have done this route while returning and it’s average road for long stretch but it’s scenic and Tilari Ghat road specifically (has few hair pin bends) is a newly laid tarmac and it’s excellent. Anmod Ghats: I didn’t do this but got to know from my friend (@hellboy Aqeel) that roads via Anmod are good.
Key Take Away on road conditions:
Lot of speed bumps across Karnataka. Road constructions barely. Few Bad Stretches (mainly chorla). No detours etc., due to recent rains floods. Finally, this is the best route via Belgaum 😊. Once we enter Karnataka, we should stick to SH50 most of the part and follow above route. Google maps suggests some shorter routes and better to avoid it. Please be mindful about the toll lane you are taking if you don’t have a fastag. It’s painful if we enter wrong lane now. Do carry all the vehicle documents as there are random checkpoints in ktaka and mainly in Goa.
Our Trip starts here:
My boy’s first birthday was on Nov 5th and we decided not to do it at home as we can’t limit participants in our family, and We don’t know what all they will bring in with them in Covid season 😊
Hence, we planned road trip to Goa and this is how it all started. Before goa, we did couple of trips with my kid to Karimnagar, Gottamgutta and he was responding well to road trips.
Regarding Corona in Goa, i've asked one of my friend if it's safe to visit goa now and he just responded asking "Is it safe to stay where you are staying now" haha. That befitting reply was all enough. Intention was there is no safe place today, corona is everywhere and we just have to live with it by taking precautions (SMS as mentioned by our @mit1682bro).
We've started at 8:30 am on 1st Nov 2020 Sunday and reached Belgaum by 8:30 PM including 1-2 hour breaks. We have halted in Belgaum (Pai Resort) so that we can see the lush green beauty of Chorla ghat during daytime. Pai Resorts is decent place to put up. I recommend this totally. There are few other resorts in Belgaum if you want to check out (regenta, treebo etc.,).
Next day we started from Belgaum around 10 AM and reached Calungate by 3 PM.
We booked IBIS Styles Calungate for 5D 4N and it was a decent stay. I recommend this hotel totally.
Got to know from my connections to avoid resorts in north goa since they were just opening (OCT 2020) and not in good condition. I believe it should be good now since Goa is all “UP and RUNNING” and back to normal.
Day wise Itinerary:
To begin with, we planned to visit lot of places in goa but ended up going to only below ones. Avoided forts etc., which basically needs trekking and any exertion due to my kid. In a nutshell, we were travelling in car itself most of the time leisurely and we just loved it. To summarize, our new way of travelling is all about:
How do we get there, I just loved travelling to the destination leisurely and it’s not just about destination. Destination Good accommodation (with a kid) Good food (exploring variety of foods and local cuisine). Honestly be it any food, nothing will satisfy me more than hyderabadi biryani & tandoori chicken. Tuned our mind to miss few places instead of rushing.
Day 1 in Belgaum:
Check-in Pai resorts. Rested here, had dinner and breakfast at in-house restaurant.
Day 2 in North Goa:
Check-In Hotel Calungate beach visit
Day 3 in North Goa:
Majorda beach Aarambol beach Vagator beach We thought of covering Arambol salt water lake, Anjuna beach sunset, Thalassa restaurant @Vagator but couldn’t do it.
Day 4 in North Goa:
Baaga Beach, did a small Birthday Smash ceremony for my babies birthday. Attached youtube link below. Interested folks can watch the video. Reis Mogus fort visit. Fontainhas Basilica of Bom Jesus church which was closed due to covid but we just checked out it's external beauty and headed to Mangushi temple. Temple was open for public and there were Handful of people.
Day 5 in North Goa:
We spent leisurely at hotel and wandering around Calungate streets shopping.
Day 6, 7 in Palolem south goa:
Checked out IBIS and headed to south goa palolem beach which is 90 km from baaga. Route followed Baaga --> Calugante--> panjim --> Margao --> Canacona (palolem beach), It’s a straight road from panjim via margao which is under road windening process all along. I simply followed google maps while taking this route.
En route to Palolem we have been to Mandovi River where we saw casinos (in process of opening and must be up and running by now) and visited Fisher man’s wharf Panjim for lunch. I personally felt FisherMans is excellent in Hyderabad & bangalore than Goa. Aesthetically Restaurant is very normal is Panjim and Calungate.
Reached Palolem beach by 8PM. We booked a beach resort here and stayed here couple of nights. Beach resort name is “Dreams and Palolem, costed us 2500 INR for sea view room and it was good”. It has an in-house restaurant, ordered food from here all times and spent our time leisurely at this place. I've also done kayaking here. It's my first time and it was fun. Wasn't very risky to do it.
We checked out resort in Palolem and started to Belgaum via Tilari ghats. We thought of driving as much as we can on that day but ended up staying at Belgaum Pai Resorts again since this place was tried and tested and we felt comfortable.
We checked out from hotel at 10 AM and started to Hyderabad. Followed the same route to hyd I’ve mentioned above. Reached home by late night around 1 AM which made it 10 days trip 😀
This is all what we could cover. However, there are many other places in goa and time is never enough to cover those. We have variety of beaches (crowded, isolated etc.,), ancient Forts, Churches, Temples (mangushi, tambdi surla etc.,), back waters, river cruises, caisons, lush green forests, Shopping, Restaurants what not., It’s up to us what we want to cover and draft plan accordingly.
On day 1, We carried food for lunch and thought of having some breakfast at Udipi (we have been to udipi when we did gottamgutta) at Muthangi ORR exit but crowd was like “Corona never happened at all”. We thought of doing in on our way and that’s a mistake we did as we couldn’t find any hotel worth visiting. Finally what we carried for lunch turned out to be Breakfast around 11 AM near Zaheerabad.
We had Dinner at Pai Resorts on day 1 and it was good. Breakfast was complimentary and we liked it at the resort’s price.
Needless to say, about the breakfast in IBIS North goa.
We tried few restaurants in North goa which are rated high & Max Saftey in Zomato. We also have swiggy and take away options as well. On another note most of them are just being opened and few others are in process of opening. Crowd in all the restaurants was very low, especially dinner time. I'm sure we will not be able to see this Goa again. Jotting down below which we felt deserve paying a visit:
Just Lobo’s Calungate Palms and Sands beach shack Candolim De Baaga Deck Spice-IT in-house restaurant IBIS (had dinner buffet couple of times here as they were running buy 1 get 1 offer haha) FisherMan Calungate & Panjim. Food was good but overall restaurant theme of Hyderabad is way better than Goa. We tried Goan cuisine and my wife personally didn’t like the flavor (personal choice). Otherwise food was excellent. Arambol Beach Shack @ Sunbed. We just hated sea food here and thumb rule is to never have food at some random Shack. At Palolem, we had in-house restaurant and had food here itself. We didn’t step out of resort at palolem and we just loved it to be here. Lastly while returning to hyd, we did lunch Karnataka special meals @Annapurna belgaum. It was decent. Had lunch at Kamat Hotel Bijapur on return day to Hyderabad. Enroute Kamat we checked out bijapur gol gumaj from outside. It was very beautiful from distance itself. Had Dinner at Udipi hotel near Muthangi ORR.
I would like to thank @Suresh singuluri @HellBoyy and Trifod group members who provided me inputs in doing this trip.
Below are few pictures (adding not the best pictures as I have do not have them with me now). Finishing this blog ASAP since many folks are looking for goa road trip details:
Enroute North Goa:
Enroute Belgaum > Chorla > North Goa:
Enroute South to North Goa:
Cake Smaaaash !!
FisherMan's wharf Panjim:
Majorda beach which is Few KM's away Arambol Beach:
Returning Back to Home on our Lovely ORR:
Youtube link of my babies first birthday smash, just incase if you want to check out as this is the primary reason for this trip:
Hope this helps.
Please let me know for any queries. Happy Road Tripping.
I am planning to travel with family from Goa to Agra by Car.
Please advise the best possible route as I hear that roads via MP are not safe and road conditions are bad.
Travelled from Bangalore to Goa - the roads were excellent !
Possible travel routes which I could figure out were :
1) Goa - Mumbai - Udaipur - Agra
2) Goa - Pune - Vadodra - jaipur - Agra
if anyone has travelled recently - please share your experience and advice.
I am planning a road trip to Goa (Candolim) with my one year old child. I would greatly appreciate some specific feedback on the most ideal route to take.
Other than what Google is showing as regular routes, I was contemplating Hyderabad - Solapur - Kolhapur - Nipani - Goa.
Total Distance Travelled: 160kms up & down.
Time Taken: 7.5 hrs.
Road Condition: Excellent.
Vehicle: Ford Freestyle Titanium 1.5 TDCi.
Route: Gannavaram – Prakasam Barrage – Gollapudi – Lanco Circle – Kondapalli village – Lanco Circle – VGA – HYD NH – Kondapalli forest ghat – Kondapalli fort – HYD – VGA NH – Mulapadu village – Mulapadu Butterfly Park.
It was the 28th day of August. More than 6 months locked in our homes. Yes, the lockdown has been lifted. But the virus is till there.
Three visits to my hometown, Rajahmahendravaram / Dowaleswaram and Ramachandrapuram but the itch to explore a place and drive to a beautiful forest where I and my Ford always love spending time was still there.
I was at Vijayawada, the city my father is currently working as a DGM at AAI. Never been to any nearby place but always heard about the place Kondapalli. Though visiting my all-time favorite Maredumilli forest, Pamuleru Vagu the 3rd time was my initial plan, couldn’t convince my parents since we were planning to Hyderabad very soon. So, What next? Just a quick check on the route from VGA-Kondapalli opening Google Maps and checking the best viewpoint using Google Earth.
The next day, it was 29th of August.
Gannavaram – Kondapalli village – Kondapalli fort via Kondapalli forest.
We had a delicious lunch at home in Gannavaram, checked my newly fitted Hella Comet 500 and a gentle press on the push start button depressing the clutch, my Ford 1.5 TDCi roared to life.
It took us 2hrs to reach Kondapalli village which is 45kms away from my house at Gannavaram. It was 3.07PM and we quickly stopped at Kondapalli toys store to gift a nice Kondapalli toy to our family doc and did a quick shopping for our newly renovated house at Hyderabad.
While my parents were busy shopping at the store, I had a quick look inside the store, wondered at the beauty of our native Telugu artisans work and then it was time for me to have a look at the Gmaps for further planning.
A short drive to the other side of the hill, we in no time entered Kondapalli Forest ghat. What a feeling! Driving on the ghats after almost a year. Maredumilli being the last.
It’s a 6.9km drive through the forest ghat road and it took us almost 20mins to reach to the Fort after a good drive on the extremely narrow and scenic ghat road. The road condition was excellent. Doordarshan TV towers situated at the top of the hill is a major advantage and the only reason for the best road condition.
We spent a good 1.5hrs time at Kondapalli forest. While my parents were busy exploring the fort,
I was double busy exploring the forest and clicking some beautiful pictures of my mile muncher Ford
and enjoying the views
sipping a chilled sprite in the hot afternoon.
It was 5.15 in the evening, it’s getting dark and we were already getting late to catch-up for our last leg of journey, drive through the Mulapadu forest road in the return leg to home. We hopped into our car after sipping hot tea and at a small shop near the fort feeling sad looking at the beauty being littered by some people.
Kondapalli fort - Mulapadu forest – Gannavaram via Mulapadu forest road.
(ONE NEEDS TO TAKE THE MULAPADU-GADDAMANUGU ROAD TO VISIT BUTTERFLY PARK AND FOREST WHICH IS NOT SHOWN IN GOOGLE MAPS)
We started at 5.45 Pm at Kondapalli fort, a good downhill drive covering the entire 6.9kms but this time in 30mins avoiding all the idiotic bikers ricing on rice bikes and Activas, we reached the VGA-HYD NH with a small scratch on the rear right door caused by an old man speeding in his Dzire without even honking on a curve. “Be gentle on my curves” must be followed everywhere!
We reached Mulapadu village and the time was already 6.15PM,
seeing no chance of driving through the Mulapadu forest road to Gannavaram which was the original plan since it was already dark and the road was full of truck traffic, I settled for a few pictures near the Mulapadu Butterfly Park arch
and Mulapadu forest entry, bought some beautiful plants in the nearby nursery, bid goodbye to the beautiful place looking at the forest road entry
planning in my mind to execute the incomplete final leg of journey all alone, we drove back to Gannavaram. I know the story is incomplete unfortunately. But hopefully I’ll be back really soon with a part 2. Until then,
Drive Safe, Stay Safe.
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
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.
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
Road trips in electric cars need some planning when compared to traditional(ICE) cars.
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)
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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100 kilometers per charge Top speed 100km/hr
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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
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.