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Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad, Monsoon Magic


Gowtham
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When : Saturday, June 15th
Why : @Saran wanted to drive :D 

Where : Anathagiri Hills, Vikarabad.

Plan

  • Start early in the morning by 5AM
  • Explore the hills
  • Have breakfast and drive back home by 10 AM

 

Drive was planned in the whatsApp group a day before.

Me, Dr.Sudhir, Ashwin and Sridhar agreed to join him.

Had a great time meeting the new and old members.
Anathagiri hills is beautiful now, starting early morning is the best way to explore the hills.

 

WhatsApp chat:

Friday: 
Saran : Change in my plan to go to Vikarabad tomorrow early morning 5 o clock to enjoy the early morning breeze.

If anyone is up for it, reply me.

Kumsi : How do u guys wake up at 5 on a weekend? Go for a nice night drive. Weather also seems great. Isn't it?

Me : Keep me into you tentative list.
If you are planning to drive back by 9/10 AM, I will try to join.
Breakfast at Haritha, would be ideal.
@⁨Saran when are you planning to return?


Dr. Sudhir : My question too... Return plan? I would like to join at 5:00 am...  Saturdays r working days for me... For that matter Sundays too... ?

 

Saran : Before Hyderabad traffic wakes up
Yep.. Before 9 return


Sridhar : I will also join the drive tomorrow morning if we return by 10
Will I get the 'roadtrippin' tattoo for my car tomorrow if you are coming??

 

Me : Yes


Sridhar :  Is the plan on at 5am?

Saran: Will confirm in an hour.

Confirmed

 

Ashwin : I'm in.
Sridhar : 5am, Gachibowli ORR entrance is it

Saran: Yep


Sridhar : Will be at ORR entrance at 5 am

 

Saturday :

Me : Good morning 
Will be there at ORR entrance by 5am.

 

Dr. Sudhir :  Doesn't look like anyone slept ????
 

Saran:  Am starting to ORR, Will be there in 15 mins

Ashwin : Me too. See you there guys.

 

That's how it all started, Thank you saran for taking the initiative.

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Places explored in Ananthagiri hills:

 


More information about best places to visit in Ananthagiri Hills:

 

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First stop over. View point is opposite to the temple.DSC_0189-01.jpeg.999263da506f992fa7e80f9fdfbfb27f.jpeg

 

Nothing can beat an early morning drive during monsoons, specially when it gets cloudy. 

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Lake view from the hill top.

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Clouds passing by quite actively with a slight drizzle. 

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Mandatory selfie.

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Father and son time.

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Kids don't remember their fancy toys, but they will remember the time that we spent with them. 

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Shot from a YI action camera, sharpness is missing due to poor lighting. 

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We spent around 40 minutes at the view point.

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Next task - exploring the village side. 

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We went further inside the village and found a route to the lake. (old route was too bad with a lot of wet land so inviting to catch hold of the tires :D)

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Roadtrippin' - Getting tattooed

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Polo poses

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Dr. Sudhir, capturing Arnav.

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While the two CIVICS enjoyed the view. 

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That moment when everyone got busy clicking pictures. 

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We spent around one hour and left the place.

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Tiago and polo joining the convoy as we rolled ahead. 

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Railway under-pass crossing. 

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Beautiful road

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Breakfast stop at Harita. We reached Hyderabad in one and a half hours. 

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-Thank you

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35 minutes ago, abhinay1189 said:

Nice article guys.

 

23 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Wonderful write up Gowtham!!

Thank you.
It was great meeting you @Sridhar Tandra

 

24 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

will need to plan a bigger trip next time

We will have official meetup, sometime in the next month.
We will let you know the details.
 

25 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Attaching few pics from my OP5

Beautiful pictures. I'm very impressed by picture quality.

Oneplus 5 is worth every single penny. 

Waiting for more pictures from your side. Want to see the lake pictures. 

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@ Ranger, guys, i m a travel buff and love to drive and ride. been doing long drives for the last 8 yrs. can i join this group and the group rides in da near future. plzz drop me a mssg on my wtsapp at 9701822434


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On 7/17/2017 at 2:53 PM, Ranger said:

 

Thank you.
It was great meeting you @Sridhar Tandra

 

We will have official meetup, sometime in the next month.
We will let you know the details.
 

Beautiful pictures. I'm very impressed by picture quality.

Oneplus 5 is worth every single penny. 

Waiting for more pictures from your side. Want to see the lake pictures. 

Waiting for the meetup & really big drive..!! and yes I am in love with OP5, complete VFM! It was great meeting you all too.. @Ranger @Saran could not tag others :)

 

On 7/18/2017 at 11:37 AM, sagar said:

@Sridhar Tandra

Brilliant captures mate. They don't look like the mobile captures at all. Looking forward to catch up in the drive meets soon..

Thanks so much @sagar Looking forward to meet you soon :):) 

 

Attaching few more pictures (Originals, without edits) shot en route Lake and at the Lake!

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Attaching few more pictures (Originals, without edits) shot en route Lake and at the Lake!

Beautiful pictures, Now those pictures are questioning SRL capabilities.

We shall do a long drive soon.
We have official meetup coming up in the August, will share more details once the dates are fixed. 
 

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