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List of best waterfalls to visit in Telangana

  1. Kuntala waterfalls
  2. Bogatha waterfalls
  3. Mitte waterfalls
  4. Pittaguda waterfalls
  5. Yellama Kunta waterfalls
  6. Savathula Gundam waterfalls
  7. Pochera waterfalls
  8. Gayathri waterfalls
  9. Pedda Gundam waterfalls


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Fantastic video of waterfalls by Telangana Tourism.

 

Video Credits  Dulam Satya Narayana 

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1. Kuntala waterfalls

 

  • Hyderabad to Kuntala waterfalls distance : 270 kilometers
  • Road condition : Excellent, 4-lane toll road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxurious eat-outs.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Kuntala waterfalls. You either have to stay at Nizamabad or Kaddam (Telangana tourism).
  • Best time to visit : September to December.
  • Best waterfalls in Telangana to visit. 
  • Google Maps : Link
  • More pictures and details : Link

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2. Bogatha waterfalls

 

  • Hyderabad to Bogatha waterfalls distance : 305 kilometers
  • Road condition : Good , mix of 4-lane and 2-lane
  • Plane : 2 days would be good enough as it would be hectic to do this in a single day. Would suggest a night stay. 
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway or some decent eatery in the Warangal city.
  • Accommodation : You can either stay at Warangal or Laknavaram (Telangana tourism)
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Also known as Niagara of Telangana 
  • Google Maps : Link

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Note : Mitte, Pittaguda and Yellama waterfalls are located at the same Village.  You can plan to visit these three waterfalls at a time.

 

3. Mitte Waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Mitte waterfalls distance : 350 kilometers
  • How to reach Mitte waterfalls : Nearest road access to Mitte waterfalls is at Pittaguda village in Adilabad.  It is a two kilometer hike from pittaguda village
  • Road condition : Excellent, 4-lane toll road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxury eateries. No food options near the waterfalls. You can carry your own food and water but, don't forget to keep the place clean and carry your trash back with you.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Mitte waterfalls. You can either stay at Nizamabad or Kaddam (Telangana tourism).
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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4. Pittaguda waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Pittaguda waterfalls distance : 350 Kilometers
  • How to reach Pittaguda waterfalls : Nearest road access to Pittaguda waterfalls is at Pittaguda village in Adilabad.  It is a two kilometer hike from Pittaguda village
  • Road condition : Excellent, 4-lane toll road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxury eateries. No food options near the waterfalls. You can carry your own food and water but, don't forget to keep the place clean and carry your trash back with you.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Pittaguda waterfalls. You can either stay at Nizamabad or Kaddam (Telangana tourism).
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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5. Yellamma kunta waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Yellamma waterfalls distance : 350 kilometers
  • How to reach Yellamma waterfalls : Nearest road access to Yellamma waterfalls is at Pittaguda village in Adilabad.  It is a two kilometer hike from pittaguda village
  • Road condition : Excellent, 4-lane toll road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxury eateries. No food options near the waterfalls. You can carry your own food and water but, don't forget to keep the place clean and carry your trash back with you.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Pittaguda waterfalls. You can either stay at Nizamabad or Kaddam (Telangana tourism).
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

 

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6. Savathula Gundam Waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Savathula gundam waterfalls distance : 330 kilometers
  • How to reach Savathula gundam waterfalls : Kumaram Bheem, Asifabad district.
  • Road condition : Good, Mix of 4-lane toll road and a 2-lane road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxury eateries. No food options near the waterfalls. You can carry your own food and water but, don't forget to keep the place clean and carry your trash back with you.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Savathula gundam. You can either stay at Ramagundam or Dharamapuri (Telangana tourism).
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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7. Pochera waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Pochera waterfalls distance : 260 Kilometers
  • How to reach Pochera waterfalls : Route is pretty straight forward, use the below GPS link
  • Road condition : Excellent, 4-lane toll road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway. Don't expect any luxury eateries. No food options near the waterfalls. You can carry your own food and water but, don't forget to keep the place clean and carry your trash back with you.
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Pochera. You can either stay at Nirmal or Kaddam (Telangana tourism)
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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8. Gayatri waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Gayatri waterfalls distance :  270 kilometers
  • How to reach Gayati waterfalls : 
  • Road condition : Good, Mix of 4-lane toll road and a 2-lane road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway, don't expect luxury. No food options near the waterfalls, carry your own food and water
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Gayathri waterfalls, you can stay at Nirmal.
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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9. Pedda Gundam waterfalls

  • Hyderabad to Pedda Gundam waterfalls distance : 276 kilometers
  • How to reach Pedda gundam waterfalls : Use the GPS link given below
  • Road condition : Good, Mix of 4-lane toll road and a 2-lane road.
  • Food options : You can find plenty of small dhabas along the highway, don't expect luxury. No food options near the waterfalls, carry your own food and water
  • Accommodation : There are no accommodations available at Pedda Gundam waterfalls, you can stay at Nirmal.
  • Best time to visit : September to December
  • Google Maps : Link

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12 hours ago, travel.rtc said:

DO watch his latest Video Documentary on Telangana tourism

 

Videos are indeed beautiful,  Superb work by Dulam Satya Narayana.

Any idea in which month videos are taken.
Was planning to drive to the above mentioned places, but not sure about the current flow status. 
 

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16 hours ago, RajG said:

 

Can we cover all the places in a single drive?

 

At least a nights stay is required to cover all of these as many are not accessible by road so easily. A few of these need a bit of treks and hikes to do. Let's plan to these this August/September.

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 Dulam Satya Narayana 

 

Great work by Satya Narayana

Loved each and every frame.

He is blessed with lot of talent.

Thank you ranger for consolidating the video. 

 

First time I have seen such a video by government. 

Looks like Telangana government are doing some work to promote tourism. 

 

If they allow camping in such places, it will be definitely a successful campaign. 

 

Can we cover all the places in a single drive?

 

I think it will take 2~3 days to cover all the places.

But they can be covered at a time, most of the located close to each other.

 

Why don't we all plan a drive together? 

 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, karthik said:

 

If they allow camping in such places, it will be definitely a successful campaign. 

 

 

Provided, The crowd should act responsible by not littering around the place and spoiling the nature. This is very much a common problem all over India with the crowd be they educated or not.

 

We can start exploring these in the list in August. :) 

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Just now, Ranger said:

Lets do it in August? 

First/Second week are good to go.

 

Please fix a date.
I know it is too early to plan.
But without fixing a date we will forget about it.

 

My question to all the members? If we can cover all the waterfalls in two/three days.

Where to start?
Where to stay?

On which date?

How many members willing to join?

 

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58 minutes ago, karthik said:

How many members willing to join?

Like you have mentioned, we will have to fix the dates first to see how many members would be available! August has a long weekend (Aug 15 combined with Planned Leaves I mean), most of them would have had planned it already if I am not wrong since it is hardly only a month away from now!

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23 hours ago, karthik said:

Please fix a date.

 

As sagar suggested, we will plan the drive as soon as we are back. 

 

22 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

August has a long weekend (Aug 15 combined with Planned Leaves I mean), most of them would have had planned it already if I am not wrong since it is hardly only a month away from now!

 

August 15th looks ideal for the drive.

But lets see, since many members would have planned some trip on the long weekend.

 

21 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

I really hope that they look the same in reality

 

I have visited few of they, very beautiful places to explore. 

Only issue is lack of facilities.

 

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1 minute ago, ksa171983 said:

there are couple of slots still open as per @Ranger so you you can still travel along with them..

 

Got the info..

Have a client visit at work.
Else could have joined for the meetup.

 

2 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

Awaiting the plan for this.

 

We will do it August.  

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Thanks for sharing the current status of the flow @Anand Singh.. :) I guess, the day was sunny during your drive. The place around the falls always looks dry to me. May be because of the rocky terrain around.

Usually during this time of the year, the flow is even more high but I feel this year lacked rains so far and that should be the reason for this :( 

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On 7/21/2018 at 12:19 AM, Anand Singh said:

Water was in good flow and now it is expected more heavily water falls.

 

This year rains are pretty low around Telangana.

From your pictures, i can see that flow is on the lower side.

 

During monsoon, flow is very high.

I heard there is a fence around waterfalls,

We can't reach the foot hills of waterfalls, Is it true? 

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      After a few more hours inside the forest, the time was 5:45 PM and it was the time for us to exit the forest. By 6:00 PM, we were outside the core zone gate talking with fellow photographers about our experience and checking out each other’s captures.  It feels so good to be in a like-minded group of people sharing the same level of interest as we do.
       
      We were in the resort by the dawn, freshened up, had some tasty dinner and called it a day.
       
       
      25 Feb 2021
      Madnapur Buffer Safari
      The wind was cool and the windows wide open welcoming the cool breeze. I was fast asleep wrapping myself in the cosy blankets. The time was 3:30 in the morning and I woke up to the wake-up calls of the housekeeping. “sir, aapka aaj morning safari hain sir” said the voice behind the room. The man patiently waited there for my response and left quietly.
      The time was 4:30 AM, I was quick enough to have the last 10 mins of sleep and get ready to catch up for the morning safari and to see what the forest has to show this day.
      It was 4:45 AM, after a quick chatting with the ever-energetic Shukla, we hopped into our beloved Ford Freestyle, started the engine and we were all set to enter the Madhnapur Buffer Forest.
       
      I often come across people who say they were “disappointed with their trip because they did not see a Tiger!” Few say their money got wasted on a “useless trip”! and few say the other way. But I say mother nature has everything in its lap to show us. Mother knows their children. She only rewards the “purest souls” and not the “commercial souls”. For those who go to a wildlife sanctuary only to spot a tiger, better watch the Discovery channel!
       
      When I say mother nature has everything in its lap to show us, I mean it. This day I was lucky unlike the others en route. I have seen not 1 or 2 but 3 rare sighting animals on my way to the buffer safari gate. Fox and Wild Dogs they were. Quick enough to pass through the way and escape into the forest.
      The time was 5:30 AM. I was at the buffer gate. Mr Shukla, as usual, had completed all the formalities and we were inside the forest by 6:00 AM.
      There was no GPS tracking this time and the joy in the driver’s face was evident. We took an offroad path. The path not taken by the other Gypsys. The path that was not a path.
      We made multiple rounds to multiple locations and water bodies in the forest. We couldn’t spot even a single animal. Not even a bird! The co Gypsy occupants already started calling it a dry day, a wasteful safari and with other demeaning names. I was least bothered and had my tasty breakfast amid forest overlooking a beautiful water body just beside a forest check post having some quality discussions with the police staff.
       
      The time flew fast and it was already 9:00 AM. The cool and breezy wind has turned into the harsh sunlight. I removed my jacket, cap. I made myself light and comfortable. We were just aimlessly roaming inside the forest maintaining a slow pace wondering at the god’s creation.
       
      The time was 9:25 AM and a Gypsy was reversing fast. Then guide of that Gypsy has signalled to the driver of my Gypsy and I understood what it was! I quickly stood, switched on my Sony camera, removed the lens cap and held the heavy 600mm G Master lens in my hand and there she was! 10 months old female subadult of Tigress Junabhai, the first Tiger I have ever seen during my 2017 Tadoba trip in the same location.

      This is the early separated one. The youngest of the second litter of Junabhai. She was frightened, possibly seeing a bigger animal. She was running fast crossing the path and hit a tree trunk! She gave a frightened look, a growl, sniffed the trunk for any possible danger and disappeared into the woods…

      The brief encounter of just 8 mins was memorable. It was close, really close. It has given me some beautiful shots, my parents some memorable moments and Mr Shukla some memorable videos.
      As I always say,
      “Forest will reward the purest souls who find solace in the forest”
       
      Out of all the 6 Gypsys that has entered the forest, It was only ours and the other Gypsy to have found the tiger.

      It was 10:00 in the morning and we were out of the forest as the previous day, with happy hearts.
      After a quick shopping buying some hats, shirts and some souvenirs at the nearby store, we were at the resort, checking the photos and updating WhatsApp status!
       
      Gondmaholi Lake Kayaking
      We had a delicious lunch at the dining hall and it was already 2:30 PM. I slept for a few hours and by 4:00 PM after having some delicious pakodis and hot tea, I was all set to “explore the unexplored” on my Ford Freestyle.
      Mr Shukla, well aware of liking had planned a Kayaking and birding trip to the Gondmaholi lake. It was 4:30 in the evening. After a good soft roading session on my Ford, we were at the lake bed. We entered the Kayak quickly wearing the life jackets and carefully holding the camera.

      The Gondmaholi lake, a beautiful lake situated amid the Phalsgaon buffer zone, home to a variety of beautiful birds which is not known to many. The Govt. of Maharashtra and the Forest Department had started Kayaking at the lake to boost local tourism and to provide a livelihood to the otherwise uneducated and unemployed youth.
      We did a full round inside the lake on our Kayak followed by the local youth on a lifeboat. 4 per Kayak are allowed and each Kayak must have a guide which takes the count to 5.
       

       
      It was a nice 1-hour trip with the sun setting, our Kayak slowly rowing and some beautiful birds in the water with the golden hours as a backdrop! Some of the best moments they were…
      I had spotted Pond Heron,

      Gray Heron,

      Egret,

      Northern Pintails, Spot-Billed Ducks, Red Crested Pochards

      and The Oriental Darter – Snake Bird with the beautiful sun setting backdrop.

      Such beautiful scenes never I’ve seen in my life.
       
      Phalasgaon Buffer Night Safari
      The time was 5:30 PM and we quickly hopped into our Ford and left for the final safari of our trip, the Phalasgaon Night Safari!
      It’s a 10 mins drive from the lake and at 5:45 PM we were at the Phalasgaon safari gate.
      Destiny had its plans for the last safari. Mr Shukla who was there with us for all the safaris had to leave to the resort on some urgent work skipping the much-awaited night safari.
      Now it was me, my camera and my parents in the Gypsy. The sundown, dark pitching in and the gates open taking us to the deep forest. The night was cold and I had no protective gear. It was just a thin half hands wildlife T-shirt and camouflaged shorts covering my body. The trees were tall and thick and it was a dark gloomy forest which all of sudden wore a very deep and frightening look. The total opposite of what it was just a few hours back!
      The driver, Mr Anil and guide Mr Amit need a special mention. You ask me the reason? I ask you to read till the end.
      The driver upon our guide’s request quickly took us to a water body where Tiger is often seen. On our way, we’ve seen a Nilghai drinking water. I asked my driver to stop. And I begin clicking photos.
       
      The driver said let’s move but I ordered him to stop! We spent a good 10 mins shooting a Nilghai! The driver was looking at me like a madman staring at a Nilghai. But only a photographer can understand the real reason that I was accustoming myself with the condition and understanding well to strike the perfect balance between aperture, ISO and shutter speed to get a perfect shot for the night is dark, wildlife is unpredictable and I have to be ever ready.
      After spending a good 1 hour at the lake, I asked my driver to move. I had a very bad headache because of the strobe lights used by the guide. I turned off my camera and dozed off in the super bouncy Gypsy. It was 9:15 PM already. Just 45 mins for us to get out.
       
      We were roaming in the forest like a madman and I was sleeping with a bad headache. The guide woke me up. “utho sir, udhar kuch dikhayi diya” said the guide Amit. I was hopeless of any spotting yet, optimistic at the same time. I woke up, switched on the camera and checked all the controls. The driver Anil took the Gypsy a bit inside the forest deviating from the path.
       
      The night was dark and scary. The wind blowing sharp and cool and the leaves rumbling making noises… the strobe light on and the headlights off! I peeped into my camera and the 600mm G Master zoomed to just half its limit and there it was sleeping! The beauty that I’ve never seen. The beautiful beast that many of us have only read and heard of but have never seen. The rarest of the animals, the Leopard!!!

      What a sight! What a sight! A close 13mins encounter left us with lifelong memories and tales to tell to people and friends… the sighting blew my mind and my headache vanished too!
      The animal woke up

      and jumped only to disappear into the pathless woods…
      It was 9:50 PM, we were outside the forest before 10 mins excitedly talking to the forest guards. I hope now you got the reason why I said the driver, Mr Anil and guide Mr Amit need a special mention.
       
      At 10:00 PM sharp, we have left to the resort in our Ford in the empty forest roads…
       
      Beyond Stay Mahua Tola
      We had our dinner, spoke to Mr Shukla telling him how much he missed the sighting, we showed him some pics, sent a few to Mr Amit and Anil, updated the same as my WhatsApp status and called it a day.  
       
      26 July 2021
      Beyond Stay Mahua Tola
      The last day of our trip… This very thought has given me a sudden saddening vibe. The much-awaited trip came to an end! As the saying goes, all good things have an end, this good vacation too had to end. The only thing that mattered was the way it has ended. In a good way or not so good way. And this very thing, I leave it to the readers to judge…  
      This day, we planned we will wake up late, enjoy the noon and start late.
      The time was 9:15 AM. We woke up to the worker's voices. Freshened up, we went to the dining area and had our breakfast. We left for Kolara gate at 10:30 AM and spent 30 mins buying some more souvenirs for our family and friends. It was 11:40 AM we returned to the resort to pack our bags.
      We finished our lunch early, went to our rooms and took a quick nap. The time was 3:30 PM and we started our drive back to Hyderabad bidding goodbye to Mr Shukla the team and the Forest. 

       
       
      Coming back to the first question,
      How did the plans my destiny had for me turn out? Good or bad?
      Leaving this answer to my readers to guess, I’m putting an end to this beautiful journey.
       
       

       
      Goodbye until the next wildlife road trip on my XUV500 AWD.

       
       
       
       
      Few More Photos From The Trip

      A group of Spotted Deers at Kolara Core Zone

      Red-Wattled Lapwing at Kolara Core Zone

      A Female Sambar Deer and Doe at Kolara Core Zone

      Red-Vented Bulbul at Kolara Core Zone - Breakfast Views.

      Red-Vented Bulbul at Kolara Core Zone - Breakfast Views.

      Side Lit Picture of a Spotted Deer and Doe at Kolara Core Zone 
      Side Lit Picture of Spotted Deer at Kolara Core Zone - Tadoba Lake

      A Male Sambar Deer at Kolara Core Zone

      Spotted Deer at Kolara Core Zone 

      Side View of a Male Sambar Deer at Kolara Core Zone - Tadoba Lake 

      Honey Buzzard at Kolara Core Zone

      A Male Sambar Deer at Kolara Core Zone - Maya Tala (Tigress Maya's Zone)
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By NareshReddy237
      Summary:
      Hyderabad -> Chikmagalur -> Mysore -> Lepakshi -> Gandikota -> Ahobilam -> Hyderabad
       
      Please forgive for not mentioning much about roads, I can say all roads are easily doable in this trip.
      KMS: 2326.8
      Cars:
      Ecosport
      Kwid AMT
       
      Members: 8 Adults and 1 Kid
       
      Budget: [Ecosport + Kwid]
       
      Fuel + Toll : 24,000
      Hotel + Home Stay : 8,000
      Before trip Grocery Shopping: 5,000
      Extra: 4000 
       
      Total : 41,000
      Exactly what we spent from our pocket.
       
      Let's start with the planning
      It is December 2nd, everyone in my family vexed with lock down effect, So we decided to go for outing. But still Covid-19 is not completely disappeared. So we initially thought to go near by places for 2-3 days, because 8 months old daughter also with me.
      But no one interested for short trip, they are asking for at least one week trip. But at the same time we are not ready to eat out and staying in hotels. So we bought camping tents from decathlon and bought a small HP cylinder for cooking. [We minimized hotel stay and completely avoided hotel food]
       

      In my family, I am the only one who used camping tents, So I teached my family members to pitch the tents. So now we are ready with accommodation and food arrangements. We decided to start on Dec 18th, After one week My friend and his family also wants to join with us. Since they had their own cars, I don't have any problem.

       
      December 18th, 2020
      Hyderabad -> Doddaballapur
      We started from Hyderabad around 10AM, Since we had a infant it is not possible to start early.

       

       
      We prepared the lunch at home, So we halted on highway side to had home prepared lunch.

       
      Around 5pm we reached Anantapur Iskon, we had darshan and took few photographs.

       

       
       My initial plan was to reach Halibedu by 19th 9AM. It is total 800 KM journey, So we decided to camp near Doddaballapur, So we pitched our tents in a local temple, Which had tap water and clean surroundings. We prepared the food at temple and had it.

       
      December 19th, 2020
       
      Doddaballapur -> Halibedu -> Belur -> Chikmagalur
      We woke up early and done with nature things, and started from Doddaballapur to Halibedu.
      10AM
      We booked the KSTDC room in Halibedu for ladies fresh up. So after fresh up we went for temple darshan. We completed entire thing by 2PM, After that we prepared our lunch. After some rest we moved towards Belur temple.

       

       

       
      3PM
      we reached to Belur and had Darshan.

       

       

       
      9PM
      After that we moved to Chikmagalur town and stayed in I-Palace hotel, decent one, We booked 3 rooms with kitchen but they refused to cook inside due to Covid. But I requested them Since I had a daughter I can't eat outside, So silently they allowed us to cook inside.
       
      From here onwards My friend's family also joined with us.
       
      December 20th, 2020
      Chikmagalur -> Forest
      7AM
      We prepared our breakfast and had it early and moved to Hirekolale Lake, we spent there for some good amount of time and took the pics of family and individual. 
       
      My family:
       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      2PM
      It's lunch time, We had a beautiful lunch in middle of nature. of course we left no traces of trash.

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
      4PM
      We went to Mullayangiri, On the way to it my brother car's silencer hit by a stone, due to that clamps got broken and it is touching the road, Just we are away from 200 meters from main road, But no signs of mechanic, So we stopped all our cars helped to fit it. 
       
      Meanwhile my daughter enjoyed a lot while repairing the car silencer.
       
      Reached to Mullayangiri, everyone enjoyed on their own. So no hurry, Since after this we don't have any plan.

       

       

       
       
       
      8PM
      Reached home stay and prepared dinner and had it with favorite barbeque along with vodka.
       
      December 21st, 2020
      Forest
       
      Due to Covid situations, we are not roaming much, So just we covered famous places.
      second day of Chikmagalur, we started towards baba budangiri. I am not explaining much about the place.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
      We prepared the lunch near lake and had it, We returned to home stay after sunset. We packed everything, next day morning we are leaving the forest, My friend family going to mangulur and we are going to Mysore.
       
      Few pics from home stay. 
       
      December 22nd, 2020
      Chikmagalur -> Mysore -> Bangalore
       
      After a good bye, we started our journey towards Mysore.
      We skipped the breakfast and decided to cook some where after crossing town.
       
      1 PM
      We prepared the food and started to Mysore after some rest.

      Reached palace around 3.30 PM

       

      After palace visit, started to Bangalore to stay in friend apartment. Reached Bangalore by 9PM. Took the complete rest. No cooking.. No Camping...
       
      December 23rd, 2020
      Bangalore -> Lepakshi -> Gandikota
       
      We started our day after my office call, So we crossed city by 11AM, we had the breakfast in bangalore apartment and packed food for lunch.
       
      Just before Lepakshi we stopped for lunch. [with some office work 🤣]
       
       

       

       
      Visited the Temple.

       

       

       

       
       
      By 5PM we finished Lepakshi and started towards Gandikota. This time we took the rural roads and faced lot of issues, We reached the spot by 11PM and pitched our tents for sleep.
       
      December 24th, 2020
      Gandikota -> Belum Caves -> Yaganti
       
      Wow, we woke up early to witness the beauty of Gandikota and we captured some beautiful pics. 

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Near fort back side we stopped near a temple for bath and food preparation. We used our dress changing tent as shower room.

       
      2 PM
      Done with Gandikota and moved towards Belum caves.

       

       
      5 PM
      Reached Yaganti, Very peaceful location. We reached this place via Banaganapalli.

       

       

       

       

       

      8 PM
      We pitched our tents near to Ahobilam and prepared food, Just once re-capped our trip, and believe me no one is tired and everyone wants to go another trip soon.
       
      December 25th, 2020
      Ahobilam -> Hyderabad
      We know one day is not enough to cover the Ahobilam, but this is our 8th day, So as per my mom sentiments we should reach the home on 8th day, otherwise we need to wait for 10th day.
      So we woke up early, and started visiting temples one by one. we covered 5-6 temples.

       

       
       
       

       

       

       
       
       

       

       

       
      6 PM
      Final episode of our trip, with lot of memories we started our journey towards Hyderabad. This trip will be remembered forever, Because this is my daughter's first trip in her life.
       
      So we reached Hyderabad by 11.30 PM.
       
      Travelled total 2327 KM in 8 days.
      Plan:

       
      ODO:
       
      Happy Ending


    • By Gowtham
      Road trip experience in a Tesla

      Sharing a road trip experience in EV with Pros and Cons when compared with ICE cars.
      This is not a leisure travel, We had to go on a work trip from SF to LA. I tried to capture as many details as possible.

       
      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 Auto Pilot  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 Advantages with Tesla is super charging network 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$
       
    • By sagar
      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:

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      😎 Volkswagen Polo - Raghunandan
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      11) Maruti Suzuki Swift Dezire - Vishu
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      13) Maruti Suzuki Brezza - Srinivas
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      15) Ford Ecosport - Varun
      16) Maruti Suzuki SX4 - Tej
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    • By Ravitejagoud
      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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