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  1. 1. Best hotels on Hyderabad to Bangalore highway.

    • Palm arabia, near shamshabad
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    • Hill park drive-in, Mehboobnagar
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    • M Food court, Balanagar
    • Food Pyramid, Kothakota
    • Hotel Blue moon, Ananthapur
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    • Hyderabad chef, Ananthapur
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    • Hotel Suraj Grand, Kurnool
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    • Bharati 97 food and fuel, Mahbub nagar
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  2. 2. Ananthapur to Bangalore

    • Swagath delicacy, Chickaballapur
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    • Nandi Upachar, Devenahalli
    • Kamat Upachar, Chickaballapur
    • NH7 Refuel
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  3. 3. Best fuel pumps between Hyderabad to Bangalore

    • Relaince petrol, Dhone
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    • Note: Never had any issues with fuel quality, but felt Reliance has good quality fuel.
  4. 4. Toll details

    • Total toll gates : 9
    • Total price : 735/-
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Just back from a trip to Bangalore. I saw most of the truckers drive on the fast lane than on the slow lanes.  I understand diverting to the fast lane to overtake , But they continuously drive on it.

 

On the other hand fastag works beautifully end to end. Saved a lot of time today . the vip treatment is a added bonus.

 

No more waiting at toll booths.

 

Food stops:

  • Drive inn and coffee day(will open after 6)
  • M hotel
  • Food pyramid

 

 

 

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Hello there!! Its great to know that you are doing Hyderabad Bangalore by road. Its awesomne to drive on NH 44, which is paradise for drivers. We have done this route couple of times, so based on our experience I will share some precautionary measures you should take:-

 

1) The road is well maintained & supper, and the curves are almost perfect, so sometimes driving is kind of boring too some extent, as there's no challenges as such, Here comes the biggest challenge!! Its very common to loose concentration at times. Due to high speed it can be fatal. So, kindly dont get relaxed, rather enjoy the driving while concentrating & please take a proper 8 hours good sleep before you start. If slightest of doubt is coming while driving, please take some rest & then move on.

 

2) I will always prefer to drive during day time, because, default system of our body is to sleep during night. So there's no point for pushing your body during night(especially 1 AM to 3 AM) unless its very very emergency.

 

3) As the drive is super smooth, by default we start felling high speeds( 80-100 km/Hour) as normal speed.(generally happens after driving couple of hours at constant high speed). Though braking point substantially reduce at highers speed than normal city speed. Please control your speed near city/town areas. Especially near Kurnool area, roughly 200 KM from Hyderabad. Suddenly some people/bikes may cross the road where you need to brake your car very hard. More the speed, more the time to brake.

 

4) Check your vehicle properly before you start the trip. There are some stretches where you will not find anything and that too in this scorching heat. Maintain the recommended tyre pressure(very very important in this summer, do not fill less pressure, its of no logic, fill recommended pressure. Also check the reco pressure for full loaded car which usually 2-3 PSI more than the normal condition)  

 

5) There's place call Chikbalpura, which is roughly around 70-80 KMs from Bangalore. Often people get caught for over speeding by the speed guns. So beware of the speed limits (80 KM/H) from here on till Bangalore. Even near Nandi hills crossing speed guns used to be there, especially on weekends. That's why better to stick to teh right to mid lane & maintain a steady 70-80 Km/H speed . On this stretch you never know where you will get flagged down.

 

6) Dont change lanes without indicator, it can be fatal at times.

 

7) WEAR SEAT BELTS AT ALL TIMES, AT ANY COST

 

8) Be safe! Dont park your vehicle abruptly at any place especially during night time.(if you are travelling at night), rather find a cafe or restaurant to park the vehicle to take rest. Find a place which is decent & people are around you at all times. 

 

 

Breakfast points: a) Hill park restaurant (Opens 6.30 AM)

 

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Hill+Park+Restaurant/@16.9390248,78.1664331,14.29z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x3bca33a0a59f0795:0xfd9fc7bc90de106f!2sM+Food+Court!8m2!3d16.897834!4d78.174478!3m4!1s0x0:0xf860d9efa7d55331!8m2!3d16.951832!4d78.1854111/

 

b) M food court (opens at 6.00 AM) 

 

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/M+Food+Court/@16.897834,78.1722893,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bca33a0a59f0795:0xfd9fc7bc90de106f!8m2!3d16.897834!4d78.174478

                            

Other lunch point: Food pyramid.

 

Here are the tables showing how we did Hyd-Blr-Hyd during last year, you can change timing as per your wish. 

 

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Best,

Pralay

 

 

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7 minutes ago, sbhamidi said:


Thanks Pralay.... It was a good journey.. only challenge was the scores of trucks on the highway, this is so different than the Vijayawada highway.. however enjoyed the drive


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:D My bad timing!! Should have been bit early. 

Please share your experience! 

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23 hours ago, Pralay said:

based on our experience I will share some precautionary measures you should take

Was amazed with your attention to details, excellent review of one of the best highway.

Recently they have added white strips at junctions. It is a good move, keeps the driver alert.

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Don't forget those unexpected speed bumps.
Do they still exist?

Forward:
Killer speed bumps at Tumkur.

Location of Tumkur Kyatasandra Speed Breaker (towards Bangalore)- 13.314567,77.145505

Location of Harihar Speed Breaker- at Kumarapatnam (on both sides)- 14.537067,75.761927

Location of Motebennur Speed Breakers (9kms before Haveri) towards Pune- 14.718544,75.481747

Additionally, there was a Speed breaker (but smaller magnitude compared to the above three) at 5.6kms after Hebbalu Toll towards Bangalore
Location: 14.366435,76.157714

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On 18/04/2017 at 3:07 PM, Pralay said:

Hello there!! Its great to know that you are doing Hyderabad Bangalore by road.

Great writing skills, I would like to take some inspiration from it.

 

I love the drive form Hyderabad to Bangalore, Once we cross Ananthapur and Penugonda, views are amazing.
I usually start around 11 PM from Hyderabad, early morning drive and views from Penugonda to Bangalore is pure bliss. 

Beautiful views, cold weather and tea stop on a road side is so refreshing.

One more advantage of starting at 11 PM is you can visit Nandi Hills early in the morning, which is on Hyderabad--> Bangalore highway.

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@Ranger thank you..!! Its reallt great to hear that you guys liked it. And yes those stripes are great & alert very well the driver before any junction.

 

he he he mate. What else can be better for a blogger/writer if readers get inspiration from the write up..!! Thank you so much.

Though its really great to drive at night to catch beautiful nature during sunrise. But personally I can't take the risk to push my body to drive during late night. Because personally I feel its not worth taking that risk. Rather I'll drive during a comfortable time, will stat at hotel(will hardly cost 1000/- maximum) near nandi, then early morning drive to Nandi Hills.

Don't take it personally please. Its purely my personal view. [emoji5]

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, Pralay said:

Rather I'll drive during a comfortable time, will stat at hotel(will hardly cost 1000/- maximum) near nandi, then early morning drive to Nandi Hills.

Agree with Pralay.
I used to go on night drives, when I was young. 
Now, I would rather start at 4 AM in the morning than starting at 11 PM in the night.


Poor visibility, Stress and continuous breaks, will reduce the average during a night drive.

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During long weekends (last weekend), Bangalore Highway is complete mess, I hate when people jump lines at toll booths.
Most of the fast-tag lanes are occupied by regular vehicles.

During long weekends, my only suggestion is to start at 4AM.
 

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Awesome thread for someone planning a Hyd-Bangalore trip! @Pralay - that was a super-primer for the trip! Meanwhile, just did the Hyderabad - Bangalore sector today. A brief note:

 

1. Started at 6am (planned start at 5am - the relatively short distance and the known quality of NH44 brought out the laziness in us!) from Srinagar Colony.

 

2. Soon hit the PV Narasimha Rao Expressway and exited the same at about 6:20am.

3. Refuelled at the HP bunk just at the exit of the expressway.

 

4. Passed through breakfast options - Hill Park (70kms from home at 7:10am) and M Food Court (75kms @ 7:15am). Since kids were sleeping, stopped at Food Pyramid (on the opposite side of the highway) for breakfast and that was a good decision. The entrance to Food Pyramid is clean and effortless - there is a median gap in the divider at the exact position. The parking is great and a worthy shelter for a car. The food quality is good, the staff efficient and the ambience clean and pleasing. There is a small kids play area as well. The washrooms are clean and maintained well. Super choice for a breakfast stop.

 

5. Hit the NH back after an hour at breakfast.

 

6. Impeccably constructed and maintained tarmac - it is smooth and perfect to the point of boring. And hence once needs to be careful - control speeds and be on alert always. Multiple drum-roll rumble strips will keep you awake!

 

7. Encountered a lot of 2 wheelers and at a couple of places, 4/6 wheelers coming into you with disdain. Need to be very careful.

 

8. A read-through of others' experience on this stretch had made me cautious of killer speed bumps and speed guns as one nears Bangalore.

 

9. Am not sure if the speed bumps I encountered (Tapovan signal and Kodikonda cross-roads) were the same that were referred to. Either ways, slow down as you reach these man-made monstrosities.

 

10. At about 1pm and 497 kms away from home, came across Swagat Delicacy on the opposite side. Did not stop here for lunch, though

 

11. Finally, decided on lunch at The Indian Paratha Company (@1:45pm and 535 kms). The ambience and construct is nice. But over-priced is what I felt. Incidentally, just after I placed my order, a couple of Indian Metrology Officers paid them a visit! Apparently, IPC was charging Rs 20 for 500ml packaged water (typically, it is Rs. 20 for a liter). As the guys nervously tried to deal with the officials, service suffered and they did not supply me the water they had charged for and refunded Rs. 20!! The food was okay. May not give it a try again.

 

12. The final stretch to Medahalli, KR Puram was through Budigere and this part of the drive was scenic too! Again, one needs to be very careful negotiating this stretch.

 

13. In a nutshell, a very nice drive. But beware of rogue traffic at all points. Overtake two wheelers carefully - do not do so very close to them as that could destabilize them very badly.

 

Attached is the trip log  with toll details. Hope this helps!

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12 hours ago, Siju@Yeti said:

Super choice for a breakfast stop.

Food Pyramid is a good choice (breakfast) for the people who start early in the morning.

Earlier, only option we have is Hill park drive in.
We used to start  at 4 AM, breakfast stop was at a random dhaba near toll booths.


Now food Pyramid is ideal stop over for early morning starters.

But the lunch options are very few, Anyway we used to reach Bangalore by lunch time.  

 

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But the lunch options are very few, Anyway we used to reach Bangalore by lunch time.  

 

 

True mate, road like this is a treat for enthusiasts like us, result is we can truly reach Bangalore before lunch. However, if you really want to have lunch then BPCL Ghar Dhaba, Gooty is a good option. We had our lunch on our way back from Gandikota. It was decent.

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Drive in at Jadcherla is opened only after 6:30 AM, fully functional after 7AM.
M-food court and Food Pyramid are ideal stop overs for the people starting from Hyderabad.

I stopped here twice for washrooms and refuel. Will try it next time. Did not risk due to less activity.
It is on the left side while going from Hyderabad to Bangalore?
 

4 hours ago, Pralay said:

BPCL Ghar Dhaba, Gooty is a good option.

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I have been following this forum for quite some months and the information available in these such posts and travelogs here are so brilliant and helpful. Would like to thank a few members whose information on things has helped me a lot during the past few months. @Ranger @sagar @Saran @sbhamidi @pralay @4gsk @siju @shiva @driveking @balag Thanks a lot guys. Looking forward for more logs which would be helpful. Thanks to the admins for creating such a good platform for information sharing amongst the roadtrippers.

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I have been following this forum for quite some months and the information available in these such posts and travelogs here are so brilliant and helpful. Would like to thank a few members whose information on things has helped me a lot during the past few months. [mention=1]Ranger[/mention] [mention=7]sagar[/mention] [mention=488]Saran[/mention] [mention=716]sbhamidi[/mention] @pralay @4gsk @siju@shiva@driveking@balag Thanks a lot guys. Looking forward for more logs which would be helpful. Thanks to the admins for creating such a good platform for information sharing amongst the roadtrippers.

Glad our posts are helping... [emoji106]

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Consolidating the list of best hotels on Hyderabad to Bangalore section

  1. Hill Park Drive-inn 
    GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/7ZNDrYxertw
  2. M food court
    GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/FivCMLrSMP42
  3. Food Pyramid
    GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/ja4NhMqsru32
  4. Hotel Suraj Grand
    GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/RPgNwMTCDDQ2
  5. Blue moon Highway restaurant
    GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/7kBSZ7g6xVK2
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Last week, I did Hyderbad to Bangalore strech.
Road condition is fantastic.
Lately, I have observed increase in traffic.
Strech between Hyderabad to Kurnool has lot of truck/car traffic.
It is better to start to early in the morning from Hyderabad. 

 

 

Once we cross kurnool traffic is very less.
This is the first time I have used cruise control for more than 50% of the drive. 

 

Hyderbad Aiport to Banglore Airport took us 5:30 hours, including a quick breakfast stop. 

 

We had breakfast stop at food pyramid.
While coming back from Banfalore we stopped at Bluemoon.
Breakfast is good in both the places. 
 

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On 4/18/2017 at 3:07 PM, Pralay said:

Hello there!! Its great to know that you are doing Hyderabad Bangalore by road. Its awesomne to drive on NH 44, which is paradise for drivers. We have done this route couple of times, so based on our experience I will share some precautionary measures you should take:-

 

Super detailed recommendations and tips bro. You have covered almost everything possible

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On 3/14/2018 at 7:53 AM, Sridhar Tandra said:

 

Super detailed recommendations and tips bro. You have covered almost everything possible

Thanks mate.. Hope my post or our forum will continue to help all the users as effectively as ever!

Cheers!

:)

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Nanded-Hyderabad-Benagaluru trip.

1.No. of member's-3(me,my wife n 11 nth baby).

2.Start time -6am from Nanded.

3.car- Ignis Delta AMT petrol.

4.Route guide-Google Map.

5.Route description (NANDED TO HYDERABAD)

*Always take long route show on google maps via Bodhan.Last time i took short route via bidar,that was a rollercaster ride.Please avoid that.

*Road was excellent on NH 161 till Nai gaon.U ll face multiple speed breakers near villages.From naigaon taken Bodhan Road .It is also good, maintained speed of 80 km till border of MH-TS (a bridge over river).

From there till bodhan , road is poor to average .Speed will be in range if 20 to 60 kmph.

*Crossed Bodhan by going in town.As show on maps.From there to Nizamabad rood is average ,easily maintain 60-80 kmph .

*Joined NH44 (NE7) after that and till hyderabad zooming at speed if 100-120 kmph.

*Taken Nehru ORR to bypass hyderabad city.

6.No. Of .Toll- 3 .Fastag was not working.

7.Reached Hyderabad (Paradise restaurant) - 11.10am.

8..Break- No break taken b/w nanded to nizamabad .Taken break for nature's call only.On NH44 taken 10-15mins break for petrol refill n tea break.Finally taken lunch at Paradise restaurant,in Shamshabad .

9.Route description (HYDERABAD TO BENGALURU)-

*Started by 12.40pm.

*Continued on NH44.As described by Mr. Pralay....It was fun to drive.

*Avg speed was 100-120 kmph.No hiccups.

*Reached devanhalli by 6.40 pm.

10.No. of tolls- 6-7 not exactly remembered.

11.Breaks- Taken 10-15min tea break around anantpur.

Taken breakfast at devanhalli.Hotel nandgokul.

12.Devanhalli to Electronic city.2 hours. Traffic was headache.

13.Reached destination by 9pm.

It's overall was a great fun long drive .I am delighted to ride on NE7 .Thanks to All travellers who reviewed nicely on this platform,esp Pralay.Thanks to everyone.

"Journey becomes successful,only when it complete."

Happy safe journey.

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49 minutes ago, driveking said:

All the fast-tags on Hyderabad to Bangalore highway


During my recent drive to Bangalore, most of the fast-tags worked fine.
I think at the first toll around Jadcherla, fast-tag did not work.

One more toll has fast-tag recognition problem, but they scanned the tag manually. 

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On 5/29/2018 at 2:37 PM, driveking said:


All the fast-tags on Hyderabad to Bangalore highway are in working condition?
Im planning to drive down on this month end. 

I am attaching hereby screenshot of my sbi fastag transactions....It's is in haphazard manner..Sorry for that

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15 hours ago, Aaditya said:

I am attaching hereby screenshot of my sbi fastag transactions....It's is in haphazard manner..Sorry for that


Thank you for the information.

So the total toll price from Hyderabad to Bangalore is 745/-
I used to remember the price to be around 550/- 

 

Distance between Hyderabad to Bangalore is around 575 kilometres.
 

745/575 = 1.2/- 

 

So it we are paying around 1.20/- per kilometre. 
Hyderabad to Bangalore highway is one of the best highway, still the pricing levels are questionable. 

Since it do not have any controlled exits and there are numerous u-turns, no proper fly overs. 

 

With the recent increase in traffic, I think it is high time to make it six lane. 

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1 hour ago, Ranger said:

With the recent increase in traffic, I think it is high time to make it six lane. 

 

Yes, it is high time they build a 6 lane or an 8 lane between this stretch.. The traffic flow between Hyderabad an Bengaluru has increased by a lot and especially during the weekends.

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On 5/5/2017 at 10:33 AM, Ranger said:

Food Pyramid is a good choice (breakfast) for the people who start early in the morning.

I second this.. i reached there almost by 8 to 9 am all 3 times i drove and perfect time to hog and then continue the drive..

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14 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

I second this.. i reached there almost by 8 to 9 am all 3 times i drove and perfect time to hog and then continue the drive..

 Exactly.. Hill park drive-in and M-hotel are reached a way too early. Food Pyramid would be perfect for the breakfast time. My 2nd option would be hotel blue moon in Ananthapur.

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4 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

I think we should add Amazon Kitchens @Kurnool to the list. Food was good, decent parking space and washrooms

 

Absolutely @Sridhar Tandra. I loved what I have ordered at this place. 'Amazon kitchens' en-route Kurnool while travelling from Bangalore can be a place for food lovers with an interesting menu on the card :)

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On 7/11/2018 at 5:18 PM, Sridhar Tandra said:

I think we should add Amazon Kitchens @Kurnool to the list. Food was good, decent parking space and washrooms

 

Agree on it.
Food is very good.

 

Sharing gps location of Amazon Kitchens.
https://goo.gl/maps/jcQXgzNA2JF2

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Anyone tried Palm arabia near shamshabad?

They have very interesting lights. 

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Hi @ranger, I have been to Palm arabiana restaurant with my friends after one of them got his new brezza  few weeks ago. This place has different restaurants in a single one with so many activities. We had our dinner at Kabul Darbar and Tea at Chai point which are commonly with in the same compound. The tastes were good and this location is pretty big which has everything in food that you can ask for. :) 

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On 3/15/2018 at 11:25 AM, Pralay said:

Thanks mate.. Hope my post or our forum will continue to help all the users as effectively as ever!

Cheers!

:)

Agree brothers ....Hyderabad to Bangalore does not need any introduction or route condition updates. This could be one of the best Highway among the other highways in India.... I have driven more than 20 times  in this stretch in different times (morning,evening,whole night)  in last 5 years and every time is it is stress free.Last time in MAY-2018 , I started from HYDERABAD at evening 8:30 and reaches in MARATHAHALLI at 4:45 AM with dinner at M-FOOD COURT.

 

Not only till Bangalore but till Kanyakumari this highway is in excellent condition. In this highway pay the toll and enjoy the drive. The NH-44 stretch from NAGPUR to KANYAKUMARI is fantastic though I am not sure how it is after NAGPUR towards North side. The toll amount has increased a little across  all the toll gates...between HYDERABAD to BANGALORE..As per my last drive from HYD to BANGALORE in MAY-2018 , I paid around Rs.750 till last Toll DEVANHALLI.

 

There are numerous food outlets across the entire stretch from HYDERABAD to BANGALORE .....Sometime I used to get confuse where to take food.. ...FOOD PYRAMID AMBIENCE is good but Food Taste was not good. I ordered two Veg Curry and One Chicken Biryani and One Chicken curry but all were full of Chilly ...We could Hardly eat anything . Conversly I found M-FOOD COURT is good. While returning from Bangalore , I found NANDI UPCHAR is a very IDEAL place for BREAKFAST .

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Sure Sagar ....Locked. Seems to be a nice place.....I will try this during my next trip to Puttaparthi/Banglaore. Just for information apart from Bangalore, I frequently drive to Puttaparthi (at least twice/thrice a year) to Lord Satya Sai Baba Ashram....We are devotee of Lord Satya Sai Baba....So NH-44 is like my 2nd home......????

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Hello Guys, 

 

I recently traveled to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and was looking for some information on some pit stops on the way to Bengaluru. I found this thread to be very useful, albeit the information is a little dated. This thread helped me plan my travels better. I wanted to contribute with some updates from my end so that others also can benefit from this thread. 

 

Given the ongoing pandemic, we had a lot of apprehensions before travelling with regard to restrictions on the inter state travel, safety, etc., I did some thorough research around the current rules around interstate travel and some safe places on the way to Bengaluru. I wanted to share the information for benefit of everyone in four segments (Rules around interstate movement,  Safe pit stops, Drive conditions, Tolls)

1. Rules around interstate movement

Given the current situation, I don't think anyone would want to travel for leisure. We had to travel to Bengaluru due to a death emergency in the family. I am sure there would be other unavoidable reasons why people may want to travel. Since, this route involves transiting from 3 different states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), its important to keep yourself updated about the ever changing rules of these three states. You can follow the below steps to ensure that your trip is within the rules of these three states. 

Karnataka -

a. You need to log in to sevasindhu portal (https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English) and apply for an e-Pass.

b. Pls be careful in choosing the category. We chose "Death Emergency" as the category. However, if you want to return within 48 hours of your entry into Karnataka, you need to choose "Inter-state Business traveller" category. If you choose a wrong category, then the authorities will affix a stamp on your hand, compelling you to be home quarantined for 15 days within the address your are going to in Karnataka. ?

c. You need to choose the check post through which you will enter and exit Karnataka. We chose Bagepalli Toll plaza as entry and Venkatagirikote checkpost, as the exit. 

d. You need to enter the entry and exit dates, if these are within 48 hours, then there will be no stamping and home quarantine required.

e. Once, submitted, pls print the e-pass and keep it with you, because you need to show the same at multiple places. I would suggest you print the e-pass instead of mobile, because you don't want to keep giving mobile to multiple people increasing the risk of transmission

Andhra Pradesh

a. There is a check post near Pullur before entering into Kurnool. As long as you have the e-Pass showing you are just transiting through Andhra Pradesh, you are fine. There will be no other questions. You don't need to get out of your car as well. 

b. On the way back, there will be a check post near Amakthadu, as long as you show that your destination address is in Telangana, they won't ask any further questions.

Telangana

a. Currently, there is a G.O. M.S no 721 dated May 31, 2020, which allows unrestricted travel to and from Telangana state. They did not even stop us, (infact, I don't remember seeing a border check post also). It was a breeze for us. However, there were talks about lock down being imposed within GHMC area, however, fortunately for us, there was no lock down. Its important to track latest updates from Telangana Polic website, which lays down various rules for movement of public. You can access the site here (https://www.tspolice.gov.in/jsp/homePage?method=getHomePageElements)

2. Safe Pit stops 

Since, we were travelling with elders, I was very particular about places which offered some hot beverages and clean toilets for refreshing ourselves. After some hours of research, I found 4 places which met the criteria. I am listing them down here for your ready reference

a. Pitstop 44, Kurnool - Its relatively newer place with drive in facility. It serves good hot beverages and has clean toilets. We stopped here for around half hour after driving for 3.5 hours from Hyderabad. 

b. AP02, Anantpur - Even though we haven't stopped here, its got good reviews and also serves some good local food

c. Cafe Coffee day, Ramarajupalle - Its an excellent place which serve very good coffee. Its staff were also very well behaved, and properly covered their face and hands with mask and glovers respectively. It also has clean toilets. We stopped here for about half hour.

d. Tasty Treat, Anantpur - This is a restaurant which is close to KIA motors plant. It also offers some Korean food and relatively clean. We didn't stop here though. My views are based only on online reviews

Since, the road is very good, we didn't have to stop anywhere else and these pit stops are good places after you drive for 3 - 4 hours from either side.

3. Drive Conditions

Our drive from Hyderabad to Bengaluru took about 9 hours from door to door. I had to go from Kushaiguda in Hyderabad to RR Nagar in Bengaluru. Both these places are quite far away from their respective city centers. One can target to get from Hyderabad Airport to Bengaluru Airport with in 6:00 - 6:30 hours since, the roads are very good. There is stretch near Kurnool where  road renovations is going on. Otherwise, the entire stretch had very good driving conditions. There will be some random vehicles coming in the opposite direction near some villages, one needs to be very careful and slowdown near the villages. There are some badly designed speed bumps near Gooty, which one needs to watch out for. Since, we drove during the day, we could see some beautiful scenes. Attached, is one of the images I took while driving. 

4. Toll

There are 8 tools between Hyderabad and Bengaluru (not taking the ones on ORR into account). It costed me around 880 on each side. By now, most of you will have Fastag on your vehicle, its a breeze and its hasslefree on 90% of the tolls while some tolls may have some problem in Fastag readers. 

 

Hope that this information comes in handy while planning your trip. I must say inspite of all the travel restrictions and ongoing pandemic, our trip was very safe and enjoyable.

 

Keep Tripping!!?

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Hello Guys, 

 

I recently traveled to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and was looking for some information on some pit stops on the way to Bengaluru. I found this thread to be very useful, albeit the information is a little dated. This thread helped me plan my travels better. I wanted to contribute with some updates from my end so that others also can benefit from this thread. 

 

Given the ongoing pandemic, we had a lot of apprehensions before travelling with regard to restrictions on the inter state travel, safety, etc., I did some thorough research around the current rules around interstate travel and some safe places on the way to Bengaluru. I wanted to share the information for benefit of everyone in four segments (Rules around interstate movement,  Safe pit stops, Drive conditions, Tolls)

1. Rules around interstate movement

Given the current situation, I don't think anyone would want to travel for leisure. We had to travel to Bengaluru due to a death emergency in the family. I am sure there would be other unavoidable reasons why people may want to travel. Since, this route involves transiting from 3 different states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), its important to keep yourself updated about the ever changing rules of these three states. You can follow the below steps to ensure that your trip is within the rules of these three states. 

Karnataka -

a. You need to log in to sevasindhu portal (https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English) and apply for an e-Pass.

b. Pls be careful in choosing the category. We chose "Death Emergency" as the category. However, if you want to return within 48 hours of your entry into Karnataka, you need to choose "Inter-state Business traveller" category. If you choose a wrong category, then the authorities will affix a stamp on your hand, compelling you to be home quarantined for 15 days within the address your are going to in Karnataka. ?

c. You need to choose the check post through which you will enter and exit Karnataka. We chose Bagepalli Toll plaza as entry and Venkatagirikote checkpost, as the exit. 

d. You need to enter the entry and exit dates, if these are within 48 hours, then there will be no stamping and home quarantine required.

e. Once, submitted, pls print the e-pass and keep it with you, because you need to show the same at multiple places. I would suggest you print the e-pass instead of mobile, because you don't want to keep giving mobile to multiple people increasing the risk of transmission

Andhra Pradesh

a. There is a check post near Pullur before entering into Kurnool. As long as you have the e-Pass showing you are just transiting through Andhra Pradesh, you are fine. There will be no other questions. You don't need to get out of your car as well. 

b. On the way back, there will be a check post near Amakthadu, as long as you show that your destination address is in Telangana, they won't ask any further questions.

Telangana

a. Currently, there is a G.O. M.S no 721 dated May 31, 2020, which allows unrestricted travel to and from Telangana state. They did not even stop us, (infact, I don't remember seeing a border check post also). It was a breeze for us. However, there were talks about lock down being imposed within GHMC area, however, fortunately for us, there was no lock down. Its important to track latest updates from Telangana Polic website, which lays down various rules for movement of public. You can access the site here (https://www.tspolice.gov.in/jsp/homePage?method=getHomePageElements)

2. Safe Pit stops 

Since, we were travelling with elders, I was very particular about places which offered some hot beverages and clean toilets for refreshing ourselves. After some hours of research, I found 4 places which met the criteria. I am listing them down here for your ready reference

a. Pitstop 44, Kurnool - Its relatively newer place with drive in facility. It serves good hot beverages and has clean toilets. We stopped here for around half hour after driving for 3.5 hours from Hyderabad. 

b. AP02, Anantpur - Even though we haven't stopped here, its got good reviews and also serves some good local food

c. Cafe Coffee day, Ramarajupalle - Its an excellent place which serve very good coffee. Its staff were also very well behaved, and properly covered their face and hands with mask and glovers respectively. It also has clean toilets. We stopped here for about half hour.

d. Tasty Treat, Anantpur - This is a restaurant which is close to KIA motors plant. It also offers some Korean food and relatively clean. We didn't stop here though. My views are based only on online reviews

Since, the road is very good, we didn't have to stop anywhere else and these pit stops are good places after you drive for 3 - 4 hours from either side.

3. Drive Conditions

Our drive from Hyderabad to Bengaluru took about 9 hours from door to door. I had to go from Kushaiguda in Hyderabad to RR Nagar in Bengaluru. Both these places are quite far away from their respective city centers. One can target to get from Hyderabad Airport to Bengaluru Airport with in 6:00 - 6:30 hours since, the roads are very good. There is stretch near Kurnool where  road renovations is going on. Otherwise, the entire stretch had very good driving conditions. There will be some random vehicles coming in the opposite direction near some villages, one needs to be very careful and slowdown near the villages. There are some badly designed speed bumps near Gooty, which one needs to watch out for. Since, we drove during the day, we could see some beautiful scenes. Attached, is one of the images I took while driving. 

4. Toll

There are 8 tools between Hyderabad and Bengaluru (not taking the ones on ORR into account). It costed me around 880 on each side. By now, most of you will have Fastag on your vehicle, its a breeze and its hasslefree on 90% of the tolls while some tolls may have some problem in Fastag readers. 

 

Hope that this information comes in handy while planning your trip. I must say inspite of all the travel restrictions and ongoing pandemic, our trip was very safe and enjoyable.

 

Keep Tripping!!?

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20 hours ago, SrikanthP said:

Hope that this information comes in handy while planning your trip. I must say inspite of all the travel restrictions and ongoing pandemic, our trip was very safe and enjoyable

 

Thanks much for sharing the information @SrikanthP. This will surely be a lot helpful for the travelers between Hyderabad to Bangalore. We are glad that your trip turned out to be safe well.

Cheers! 

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Latest update, Epass not required any more:

 

Finally made the long due drive from Bangalore to Hyderabad and back. What an amazing road.. full highway with no single road in between at all.
Started at 5 AM from Hennur, once you reach Hebbal, it is all highway (NH44) with excellent condition.
 
Made only 1 stop for tea break for 15 mins. Reached Hyderabad at 12:45 PM. Return next day started at 6:45 AM from Hyderabad and reached back home at 3:15 PM with a 30 minute break in between.
 
Saw the massive KIA motors plant in between and few beautiful temples on the way apart from the epic scenery.
 
There were no checkpoints and no pass requirements. Only while exiting Bangalore in the early morning at one point there was a check point where police asked where I was going and if there was anything in the boot.
 
No exertion, hassle-free drive all along. I am happy I decided to take this trip and avoid a flight. 🙂
 
Technical details:
Total trip ~1200 kms.
Total tolls cost ~1310 (more single trip cost incurred towards the end as I returned the next day)
Lesser traffic on the highway with no RTC/Volvo buses.
Pack your own food to have a zero contact trip.
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On 7/5/2020 at 12:23 AM, SrikanthP said:

recently traveled to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and was looking for some information on some pit stops on the way to Bengaluru. I found this thread to be very useful, albeit the information is a little dated. This thread helped me plan my travels better. I wanted to contribute with some updates from my end so that others also can benefit from this thread. 


Excellent information very helpful thank you for sharing 

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Recently I have travelled to Banglore. Highway works were taking place in Kurnool. So, we found a lot of traffic over here as everybody has to use service road. Also, I have found a large bumps on highway after Penukonda. Except these two remaining road is well maintained and it was smooth. We have started from LB nagar at 4:00 Am and reached Hebbal by 2:00PM.

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An ideal pit-stop between Bangalore and  Hyderabad and vice versa, Triguna Clarks Inn Kurnool located conveniently near the highway offers best-in-class accommodation and delectable dining options.

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