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The current best route which you can opt to drive to Tirupati is by hitting the NH7 (Bangalore highway)

HYDERABAD - JADCHERLA - MAHBUBNAGAR - NANDYAL - KADAPA - TIRUPATHI .

Usually it takes around 9 to 10 hours of drive time to cover up 550 kms including a lunch break in between considering the highway traffic conditions. Have a safe drive :)

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Sreeni,

Route given by sagar is the best route.

HYDERABAD - JADCHERLA - MAHBUBNAGAR -KURNOOL - NANDYAL - KADAPA - TIRUPATHI .

Hyderbad to Kurnool : 4-Lane toll route.

Kurnool to Nandyala : Pending road works but can be done easily.

Nandyala to Kadpa : 4-Lane road (almost finished and tolls are operational.)

Kadapa to Tirupati : 2- lane road. But road condition is excellent.

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Just now, Guest Akshay said:

How is the below road condition from Hyderabad to Tirupati now?

Route: Hyderabad - Kurnool - Nandyal - Kadapa - Tirupati

 It is good, below route is the best route.
 

 Hyderabad to Tirupati route:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati


It is completely 4-lane from Hyderabad to Nellore

https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/109-nam-express-way-review/&do=findComment&comment=1293

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Guest how is the route now said:

How is the route now, Any latest updates?


Road is pretty good.
You can take the NAM express way.

 

Hyderabad to Tirupati best route 2017:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore --> Gudur -->Tirupati

 

Most of it 4-lane toll road.


Hyderabad to Narketpally : 4-lane : Road condition it excellent : Toll road
Narketpally to Ongole : 4-lane : Road condition is good : Toll road
Ongole to Gudur : mix of 4/6 lane : Road condition is good : Toll road

Gudur to Tirupati : Single lane : Average

 

Narketpally to Ongole has very few food options.
If you are starting from Hyderabad, early in the morning.

Breakfast stop at Narketpally : GPS : Hotel Vivera : https://goo.gl/maps/oYgVnFqNgAJ2
Lunch stop before Nellore : GPS : Hotel N5 food plaza : https://goo.gl/maps/LabRx7Sc8Rx

 

 

 

 

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On 9/15/2017 at 3:21 PM, Guest how is the route now said:

How is the route now, Any latest updates?

It all depends on your starting point in Hyderabad. If you are starting from Dilshukhnagar, Uppal -> NAM express (no choice). Excellent road and shortest one.

If you are starting from Gachibowli, you have two options 1. via Kurnool 2. via NAM express

Hyderabad -> Kurnool is excellent. Kurnool to Nandyala -> Excellent new 4 lane road. Nandyala to Kadapa -> 4 lane road with on going work. Kadapa -> Tirupati pathetic 2 lane road.

Either way, the traveling time will be same

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Hi!

 

I will be visiting Tirupati this weekend and plan to explore both the suggested routes.

My onward journey would be via Kurnool and Kadapa and I plan to do the NAM expressway in return journey.

 

Any suggestions for good restaurants around Kadapa for lunch would be really helpful. Thanks!  

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You can try AP tourism Haritha, it is available at the entrance of Kadapa.
Food and Place is decent, don't keep high expectations. 
Sharing the google maps link

https://goo.gl/maps/KdZpZwKipS82
 

 

12 hours ago, vinz said:

I might not have time to go into Kadapa

 

Kadapa is a small town, there will be around 10/15 minutes difference between ring road and Via town.

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1 hour ago, uday said:

You can try AP tourism Haritha, it is available at the entrance of Kadapa.
Food and Place is decent, don't keep high expectations. 
Sharing the google maps link

https://goo.gl/maps/KdZpZwKipS82
 

 

 

Kadapa is a small town, there will be around 10/15 minutes difference between ring road and Via town.

 

If you are driving into kadapa. you can find may restaurants between kotireddy circle and  NTR circle.

and if you are driving into kadapa town it will make minimum of 20-30 mins difference with ring road.

If you want to have non veg try Chennur biryani approximately 10 km before kadapa exactly  after crossing Penna bridge.

this is special in kadapa

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On 9/17/2017 at 9:18 AM, nitin88 said:

It all depends on your starting point in Hyderabad. If you are starting from Dilshukhnagar, Uppal -> NAM express (no choice). Excellent road and shortest one.

If you are starting from Gachibowli, you have two options 1. via Kurnool 2. via NAM express

Hyderabad -> Kurnool is excellent. Kurnool to Nandyala -> Excellent new 4 lane road. Nandyala to Kadapa -> 4 lane road with on going work. Kadapa -> Tirupati pathetic 2 lane road.

Either way, the traveling time will be same

 

 

Hyderabad -> Kurnool is excellent. Kurnool to Allagada  -> 4 lane road with on going work   Allagada  to Kadapa -> excellent 4 lane road . Kadapa -> Tirupati pathetic 2 lane road.

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@vinz I suggest you to reverse the trip plan. While going, pick the NAM express way and on return pick the Kurnool highway. The reason is simple, by the time you reach Kadapa, you will be tired and Kadapa to Tirupati so pathetic road, it will make you feel so uncomfortable with lots of speed breakers and broken road.

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Then in that case maybe I will take the NAM both ways as I need to drop my family in Renigunta airport during the return.

I am planning to start around 5:30 AM from Gachibowli tomorrow morning and I need to reach Tirupati by 3PM.

The only question I have on NAM is about Naidupeta to Tirupati - is it as bad as Rajampet to Tirupati or better?

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17 hours ago, vinz said:

Then in that case maybe I will take the NAM both ways as I need to drop my family in Renigunta airport during the return.

I am planning to start around 5:30 AM from Gachibowli tomorrow morning and I need to reach Tirupati by 3PM.

The only question I have on NAM is about Naidupeta to Tirupati - is it as bad as Rajampet to Tirupati or better?

Naidupeta to Tirupati is excellent 2 lane road. Traffic might be there otherwise its very good road. Nothing to worry

 

Reaching Tirupati by 3PM is tough unless you push yourself.

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6 hours ago, nitin88 said:
Naidupeta to Tirupati is excellent 2 lane road. Traffic might be there otherwise its very good road. Nothing to worry

 

Reaching Tirupati by 3PM is tough unless you push yourself.

 

Reached at 2:30 PM. Started at 6:40 AM from Gachibowli, took NAM and then Gudur - Tirupati route. First 30 odd kms on Gudur - Tirupati was bad but loved putting my Hexa through it and it did perform very well. Post that the road was a breeze.

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Thanks all for the inputs. Tried out the Kadapa - Kurnool route in the return journey.

Started at 10:30 AM from the Tirupati Airport and reached Gachibowli around 6:30 PM.

 

Road condition update:

  • Tirupati to Koduru (45 kms): Average road with few bad stretches and some unmarked speed breakers. (drive will be good as it goes through a forest range)
  • Koduru to Rajampet (38 kms): Bad roads with lots of potholes and many unmarked speed breakers.
  • Rajampet to Kadapa (55 kms): Mix of average and bad roads. Nothing alarming though.
  • Kadapa to Nandyal (130 kms): Beautiful 4 track toll road till you approach Nandyal and that's where the worst part begins.
  • Nandyal to Kurnool (75 kms): Pathetic would be an understatement. There is almost a 60 km stretch just before Nandyal and after the town (till Panyam) where a proper road is missing. Its a mess and quite bad. But again gave me an opportunity to appreciate my Hexa more :-) Beast just muscled itself through. It gets a little better around Panyam - Orvakal
  • Kurnool to Hyderabad (210 kms): Very good (will not report on this as its been very well covered in this forum). 

 

Overall a journey of 550 odd kms took me close to 8 hours. Will try and post a full travelogue in the next couple of days. 

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I thought you would take NAM on both ways like mentioned, did you change your mind after one way Journey?
No specific reason, had the whole day just to drive so thought I can at least report on this road and moreover it was going to take me the same amount of time. Also, I had travelled through this route multiple times during 2011 - 14 so wanted to see the changes first hand :-)
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Hi vinz,

 

I am planning for a trip at the end of November in my VW Polo.

Basically thinking for a night drive, starting from Hyderabad sometime by 5 P.M or 6 P.M and reaching Tirupati by 4 A.M.

 

So which route would you suggest for the night drive?

 

Thanks,

Baran

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6 hours ago, b@r@n said:

So which route would you suggest for the night drive?

 

Definitely take the NAM expressway. At that hour of the day don't risk by traveling through Nandyal.
There is a Indian Oil COCO fuel station before Ongole (once you join the Kolkata - Chennai highway), you can fill up there. And considering the time of your travel, avoid the diversion at Gudur and take the one at Naidupeta.

 

5 hours ago, Ranger said:

Very limited food options between Narketpally to Ongole.

 

I agree, plan your dinner stop properly. The ones mentioned are the only 2 good places to stop.

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16 hours ago, Guest Atul said:

 

Hi,

 

I am planing to take same route, is it safe route to drive in night ?

 

As Ranger mentioned, yes it is very safe to travel by the NAM Expressway.

 

There won't be much of a trouble because of the cattle's or stray dogs.

 

I did my night drive for onward & return journey through the NAM Expressway in the end of November 2017.

Just that when you reach some towns, the roads are not good. But once you cross the towns, you will be back on the 4-way lane.

 

Before Ongole, when you are in the Vijayawada - Chennai highway, it is 6-way lane and it would be great to drive.

 

Yes, food options are minimal.

 

But, yes Gudur - Tirupati route is the one to watch for.

When you get diverted from the Vijayawada - Chennai highway towards Gudur - Tirupati route, to some extent the roads are very patchy. Often you would be changing your gears.

Then before 20 - 30 KM's of Tirupati, the roads are smooth even though it is 2-way lane.

 

Enjoy your ride and have a safe drive. :)

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Hello Guys -

 

I will be travelling to Tirupati in a few days, wanted to know If this still the best route to Tirupati:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore --> Gudur -->Tirupati

 

OR

 

Should I take the Hyderabad - Jadcherla - Mahbubnagar - Nandyal - Kadapa - Tirupati route?

 

Regards

Sridhar

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On 7/24/2018 at 6:36 PM, Sridhar84 said:

Hello Guys -

 

I will be travelling to Tirupati in a few days, wanted to know If this still the best route to Tirupati:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore --> Gudur -->Tirupati

 

OR

 

Should I take the Hyderabad - Jadcherla - Mahbubnagar - Nandyal - Kadapa - Tirupati route?

 

Regards

Sridhar

Hi Sridhar,

 

There are 3 routes to Tirupati from Hyderabad.

 

1) Hyderabad - NAM Expressway until Medarametla from Narketpally - Ongole - Nellore - Gudur - Kalahasti - Tirupathi

This route is good overall but the total distance of travel is little high, it is almost 650 kilometers.

 

2) Hyderabad - Kurnool - Nandyal - Kadapa - Rajampet - Mamandur - Tirupathi

This route is all good too with a few bad stretches of about 50 kilometers around Nandyal and few more bad patches between Kodur - Mamandur - Dodlamitta since this passes through the Forest and a lot of villages. The total distance if you take this route is about 550-600 kilometers approximately.

 

3) Hyderabad - Kurnool - Nandyal - Kadapa - Rayachoti - Pileru - Tirupati

This route is all good again except bad stretch around Nandyal and I understand that the road laying / repairing work between Rayachoti - Pileru is almost complete. The total distance if you take this route is about 550-600 kilometers approximately.

 

I would personally prefer taking the 3 option if I am asked to drive to Tirupati from Hyderabad.

 

You may choose your suitable route considering the aspects like if you are travelling with Family and kids, good pit stops, time you start from Hyderabad etc.,

 

Hope this helps :) Have a safe trip and provide us more updates on current road conditions once you are back from your trip!

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Hyd - NAM Expressway until Medarametla from Narketpally - Ongole - Nellore - Gudur - Kalahasti - Tirupathi

This route is good overall but the total distance of travel is very high, it is almost 900 kilometers

Thanks for the quick reply Sridhar.

Just a quick clarification on this one. I've checked in google maps for this particular route i.e. from

Gachibowli - ORR -  Narketpally - Nalgonda - Miryalaguda - Medarametla - Ongole - Nellore - Gudur - Kalahasti - Tirupati

The distance it says is 630 kms. Am I missing something here or that's what the distance is.

 

Regards

Sridhar

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12 hours ago, skshaan02 said:

Hyderabad-Jedcherla-Kurnool-kadapa-rajampet-Thirupathi
Is too good and I travel in this route to Thirupathi it’s totally highway not a single disturbance

 

Thanks a lot for sharing this update on the route to Tirupati @skshaan02 .. Will help a lot of travellers planning to go to tirupati :) 

 

12 hours ago, skshaan02 said:

Hyderabad-Jedcherla-Kurnool-kadapa-rajampet-Thirupathi
Is too good and I travel in this route to Thirupathi it’s totally highway not a single disturbance

 

If you can add a few good food stops enroute for breakfast and lunch too, we would appreciate it :) 

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Hello Guys -

 

Just an update. I completed my trip to Tirupati(Tirumala) with my family, below are some of the details:

 

Route: Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla --> Addanki --> Ongole --> Nellore --> Gudur --> Naidupeta --> Tirupati
Total round-trip distance: 1288 kms
Total round-trip Toll expenses: 934 Rs.
Total one-way journey time: ~11.5 hrs (with breaks)
Start time: 0530 Hrs, Destination reached at: 1700 Hrs.

 

Stopped At
a. Hotel New Murugan, Kamepally
This is on SH2/NAM Expressway.
Washrooms/Toilets: OKAY, Food: Din't have anything here.

 

b. Hotel N5 Food Plaza
On NH16.
Washrooms: Somewhat Stinky, Food: OKAY.

 

c.CCD, Gurivindapudi
On NH16. This is after Krishnapatnam Port Road crossing.
Washrooms: GOOD, Food: Usual.

 

On our way back, apart from the above, we stopped at Hotel Vivera, Narketpally as well. 

 

Route Experience: 
NAM and NH16 both were pretty good. Encountered some traffic from Nellore till Krishnapatnam Port Road Crossing but other than that there wasn't much till Naidupeta. 
Road from Naidupeta to Tirupati was also good but there was lot of traffic especially some School and Company buses, an Army convoy and many slow moving tractors, probably it's just to do with the time of the day because I did not find any of these on my way back.

 

Overall, the road conditions were pretty good.  

 

Thank You all for suggesting this particular route.


Regards
Sridhar

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6 minutes ago, Sridhar84 said:

Route Experience:

 

Thank you for the update Sridhar, it is very helpful to know the recent status. 

 

7 minutes ago, Sridhar84 said:

Naidupeta --> Tirupati

 

How the road condition from Naidupeta to Tirupati?

Any potholes and speed bumps? 

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Dear All,

I am planning for Trip to Tirupati via Nallamala Jungle Camp, Horsley Hills, Talakona Waterfalls & Tirupathi and back to Hyderabad.

Its very exciting long journey, I will keep you posted after returning back in a few weeks.

 

Onward journey 

Day-1

Halt at Nallamala Jungle Camp

My planned route is Banglore highway i.e Hyderabad ---> Jadcharla--->Kurnool-->Nandyal--->Nallamala Jungle Camp Pacherla

Day 2

Halt at Horsley Hills

Planned route Nallamala Jungle Camp --->Jammalamudugu--->Pulivendula---> Horsley Hills (1-day break)

Day 4

Halt at Tirupati (enroute Talakona Waterfalls)

Planned route Horsley Hills--> Talakona waterfalls --> Tirupati

Day 5

Tirupati darshan

 

Return Journey

Day 6

Tirupati NAM expressway  Tirupati--->Srikalahasti-->Nellore-->Kavali-->Ongole-->Nalgonda-->Hyderabad.

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Dear All,
I am planning for Trip to Tirupati via Nallamala Jungle Camp, Horsley Hills, Talakona Waterfalls & Tirupathi and back to Hyderabad.
Its very exciting long journey, I will keep you posted after returning back in a few weeks.
 
Onward journey 
Day-1
Halt at Nallamala Jungle Camp
My planned route is Banglore highway i.e Hyderabad ---> Jadcharla--->Kurnool-->Nandyal--->Nallamala Jungle Camp Pacherla
Day 2
Halt at Horsley Hills
Planned route Nallamala Jungle Camp --->Jammalamudugu--->Pulivendula---> Horsley Hills (1-day break)
Day 4
Halt at Tirupati (enroute Talakona Waterfalls)
Planned route Horsley Hills--> Talakona waterfalls --> Tirupati
Day 5
Tirupati darshan
 
Return Journey
Day 6
Tirupati NAM expressway  Tirupati--->Srikalahasti-->Nellore-->Kavali-->Ongole-->Nalgonda-->Hyderabad.
If you have time , u can cover few more places like
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary and srkslahasthi temple.
Note - I didn't visit bird sanctuary yet.

NELAPATTU BIRD SANCTUARY, Ayyapalem, Andhra Pradesh, Nelapattu, Andhra Pradesh 524126

https://goo.gl/maps/jKC3X8WUHMs
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Hi All,

 

I have completed Hyderabad -> Tirupati -> Hyderabad

 

Took both the routes.

 

while going I took 
Hyderabad --> Kurnool -> Kadapa -> Tirupati

There are few bad patches and few single lane stretches. 

 

 

While coming back, I took 

Tirupati --> Nellore --> Narketpally --> Tirupati

NAM expressway is good.

 

Also I met a India-Drive member at Tirupati.

Few clicks

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3 hours ago, karthik said:

Hi All,

 

I have completed Hyderabad -> Tirupati -> Hyderabad

 

Took both the routes.

 

while going I took 
Hyderabad --> Kurnool -> Kadapa -> Tirupati

There are few bad patches and few single lane stretches. 

 

 

While coming back, I took 

Tirupati --> Nellore --> Narketpally --> Tirupati

NAM expressway is good.

 

Also I met a India-Drive member at Tirupati.

Few clicks

Thanks for the update. How much time it took for both the journey?  Kurnool - Kadapa four lane is completed?

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On 10/24/2018 at 8:14 PM, SPG said:

How much time it took for both the journey?  

 

I felt, time is almost the same.

If you have fast car, may be NAM (via Ongole) can be an advantage. 

Overall, average will be higher. 

 

On 10/24/2018 at 8:14 PM, SPG said:

Kurnool - Kadapa four lane is completed?

 

Around 5~10 kilometeres is under construction. 

Road is good.

But once you cross Kadapa, it is single lane and speed bumps killed the average. 

 

Both the roads are fine.

My personal choice is via Nellore.

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5 hours ago, karthik said:

 

I felt, time is almost the same.

If you have fast car, may be NAM (via Ongole) can be an advantage. 

Overall, average will be higher. 

 

 

Around 5~10 kilometeres is under construction. 

Road is good.

But once you cross Kadapa, it is single lane and speed bumps killed the average. 

 

Both the roads are fine.

My personal choice is via Nellore.

Thanks for the update.

For me Kurnool -> Kadapa -> Tirupati is 70 km shorter would prefer that, do you think it is possible do it in 8 hrs? if I start around 5AM.

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13 hours ago, SPG said:

is possible do it in 8 hrs?

 

It took us around 10 hours+, to reach the hill top.

Two quick breaks for breakfast and lunch.

We were driving in two cars, Duster and Innova.

 

We have driven in relaxed manner.( never crossed 120 kmph)

May be you can shave off an hour. 

I don't think it is possible to do it in 8 hours.

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People driving from Hyderabad to Tirupati usually take Kurnool route.

While coming back they take NAM expressway, So that they can cover Kalahasthi temple. 

 

14 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

NAM while going and Kurnool route while coming

 

You are doing reverse. ?

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On 11/1/2018 at 9:59 AM, karthik said:

You are doing reverse. ?

I kind of had planned that way to avoid crowd at the religious places .?

breakfast at vivera.

lunch at Nellore komala vilas ( excellent).

darshanam at kalahasti and spend quality time till evening .

goto Tirupati get the token for next day morning . 

Darshanam and then next day evening ammavaru darshanam .

and now just relax and start early and reach home early tomorrow morning via Kurnool route ... 

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I kind of had planned that way to avoid crowd at the religious places .[emoji23]
breakfast at vivera.
lunch at Nellore komala vilas ( excellent).
darshanam at kalahasti and spend quality time till evening .
goto Tirupati get the token for next day morning . 
Darshanam and then next day evening ammavaru darshanam .
and now just relax and start early and reach home early tomorrow morning via Kurnool route ... 
If it's on the way try to cover ontimitta srirama temple, which is famous now a days...and then Ahobilam and maha Nandi..
.for last 2 temples need to go 20km inside one way..
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Did Hyderabad(Manikonda)-Tirumala-Hyderabad(Manikonda). Started 7:00AM  on 19th Nov Reached Tirumala 05:30PM Including four breaks(BreakFast, Tea, Lunch, Tea) total break time was 2 hrs. Started from Tirumala 12:15PM on 20th Morning & Reached home 10:30PM Including three breaks of 1hr 30 mins. Took below route for both Journeys.

 

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Did Hyderabad(Manikonda)-Tirumala-Hyderabad(Manikonda). Started 7:00AM  on 19th Nov Reached Tirumala 05:30PM Including four breaks(BreakFast, Tea, Lunch, Tea) total break time was 2 hrs. Started from Tirumala 12:15PM on 20th Morning & Reached home 10:30PM Including three breaks of 1hr 30 mins. Took below route for both Journeys.

 

HYDERABAD - JADCHERLA - MAHBUBNAGAR - NANDIYAL - KADAPA - TIRUPATHI

Total distance 585km each side.

 

10km bad batch(Under construction) around Nandiyal. Around 10 km of broken road in patches between Kadapa & tirupati. rest of the roads are Very good to good through out.

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15 hours ago, Shekar said:

I did both routes. Best is via Miryalaguda-Adanki-Nellore. As Kurnool to Kadapa 4 lane work is still pending and have diversions. Kadapa to Tirupathi is 2 Lane with many speed breakers (4 per each village) and will be trouble some in night. 

 

thanks a lot for updating us back on the recent road status @Shekar

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Just did the Hyd to tirupathi stretch yesterday.Picked my as-usual route via kadapa(my native place).

From Hyd to Kadapa except that nandyal town in and Out passes are pathetic to run over but one can glide it in 15 mins during non rush hours.

And from kadapa to tirupathi asusual and nothing new and the roads are below average.

Overall it took 8 hours for me including two pitstops and bio-breaks.

 

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6 minutes ago, venkyasam said:

Just did the Hyd to tirupathi stretch yesterday.Picked my as-usual route via kadapa(my native place).

From Hyd to Kadapa ,Superb roads all over and except that Nandyal town in and Out passes are pathetic to run over but one can glide it in 15 mins during non rush hours.Especially Kurnool to kadapa stretch allowed to use my beast's Cruise control happily as there was less traffic compared to NH44.

And from kadapa to tirupathi asusual and nothing new and the roads are below average.

Overall it took 8 hours for me including two pitstops and bio-breaks.

 

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Hey All

Planning to visit Tirupati from Hyderabad (Secunderabad). Traveling with Family and so what would be the best and safe route. Details about gas stations and if I want to reach Tirupati by 6 PM what be the idle time to start at Secunderabad?

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9 minutes ago, SVVP said:

Hey All

Planning to visit Tirupati from Hyderabad (Secunderabad). Traveling with Family and so what would be the best and safe route. Details about gas stations and if I want to reach Tirupati by 6 PM what be the idle time to start at Secunderabad?

 

Hi @SVVP, you can stick to the route below

 

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore --> Gudur -->Tirupati

 

I would recommend you to start before 6 AM in the morning so that you can reach Tirupati by 5 PM. You can stop by for lunch at Hotel Vivera or NH5 Food Plaza in Narketpally  

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On 8/7/2017 at 12:46 PM, Ranger said:

 It is good, below route is the best route.
 

 Hyderabad to Tirupati route:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati


It is completely 4-lane from Hyderabad to Nellore

https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/109-nam-express-way-review/&do=findComment&comment=1293

 

 

 

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati     Is this NAM Express Highway? Do we have enough gas stations and what would be the traveling hrs?

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1 minute ago, sagar said:

 

Hi @SVVP, you can stick to the route below

 

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore --> Gudur -->Tirupati

 

I would recommend you to start before 6 AM in the morning so that you can reach Tirupati by 5 PM. You can stop by for lunch at Hotel Vivera or NH5 Food Plaza in Narketpally  

@sagar Thank you!!! :)

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3 hours ago, SVVP said:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati     Is this NAM Express Highway? Do we have enough gas stations and what would be the traveling hrs?

Hello SVVP,

 

Yes it is NAM EXPRESS HIGHWAY.....and it is  very very good with less traffic with minor toll amounts.  After crossing ADANKI , you  need to take a right turn  where you will meet VIJAYAWADA-CHENNAI HIGHWAY  which is excellent till CHENNAI.  If I remember well, You will find diversion to TIRUPATI  after GUDUR.  Till TIRUPATI  diversion , it is all the way 4 lane from HYDERABAD.

 

You should be able to reach TIRUPATI max by 12 hrs to 13hrs in a relax drive.

 

Even I am planning around 3rd week of APRIL as well.....???

 

Thanks

BORNDRIVER

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7 hours ago, SVVP said:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati     Is this NAM Express Highway? Do we have enough gas stations and what would be the traveling hrs?

 

Yes it is NAM expressway. 
It has few options but not at regular intervals. 
Very few limited food options on this section. 

 

Plan a food/fuel stopover either at Narketpally  or at Ongole. 

-Hotel Vivera, Narketpally

-Hotel N5 Food Plaza (after NAM)

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9 hours ago, SVVP said:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati     Is this NAM Express Highway? Do we have enough gas stations and what would be the traveling hrs?

 

NAM to an extent is a good 4 lane highway which meets the Kolkata - Chennai (NH16) expressway near Medarametla. I will not call it an Express Highway as there are lots of villages enroute till you hit the NH16 and it will not be easy to maintain good speeds. I did this route in Oct 2017 and back then I had reached in less than 8 hours (I did some spirited driving as I had a timeline to honor). I suggest you start early (5/5:30AM) so that you enjoy your early morning drive. Breakfast at Hotel Vivera and then aim for lunch at Tangutur - Hotel N5 Food Plaza. You should take a diversion from Naidupeta towards Tirupati. There are many gas stations so it won't be a worry. The one I stopped to refuel was at a large IOCL fuel station before Tangutur. 

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11 hours ago, SVVP said:

Hyderabad --> Narketpally --> Mirayalaguda --> Piduguralla ---> Addanki --> Ongole--> Nellore -->Tirupati     Is this NAM Express Highway? Do we have enough gas stations and what would be the traveling hrs?

 

Yes, You will be doing the NAM expressway.. There are a good number of gasoline stations in this route and if you are asking about gas, I am not sure about it... You would probably take about 12 hours including the break time

 

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While going to Tirupathi via NAM express way, one can visit Wadapalli Just before entering in to AP before crossing Krishna River. It is confluence of Musi and Krishna. There are two ancient temples, Meenakshi Agasteswara and Laxmi Narsimha Swami. Both are worth a visit and it will not take more than an hour including detour of very small distance from main road. Diversion is opposite to India Cements (Earlier Raasi Cements). 

 

I did this drive including visiting Wadapalli and Srikalhasti and reached Tirupathi in 13 Hrs including all breaks. 

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Wadapally being at the confluence or sangam of the two rivers have continued to attract tourists. They come to view the unique ‘L’ shape formed by the rivers which join at this point and continue to flow together. The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, the famous temple in Wadapally stands at the mouth of this confluence. There is a legend which goes to explain the origin of the temple. Vyasa Bhagwan , the great sage, prayed to Lord Vishnu to appear in Wadapally. Vishnu pleased with his penance appeared before him in the form of Narasimha having just killed Hiranyakashyapa and still fuming in rage from the effects of the battle. Vyasa requests him to stay in Wadapally in the form of Narasimha to which Vishnu obliged. Therefore the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple bears the ferocious form of Vishnu as Narasimha who blesses devotees and alleviates their problems. To establish the truth behind the legend, the temple authorities have adopted a unique method. They have placed two lamps next to the idol of the Narasimha Swamy Temple. One of the lamps is seen to flicker to indicate the heavy breathing of the fuming and enraged god while the other lamp remains steady.

The other famous temple located in Wadapally is the Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple. This was built under the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a huge Shiva lingam within its premises which is around 6000 years old. It is said that this lingam was installed by the great sage Agastya. A unique feature of the temple which attracts a large number of tourists is the presence of a large crevice above the Shiva lingam. This crevice is always filled with water no matter how much of it is removed, the water level remains unchanged. The source of this continuous supply of water remains unexplained since the Shiva Lingam is placed almost 120 feet above water level. It is logic defying events such as these that strengthens faith in the minds and hearts of devotees.

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