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Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad, Monsoon Magic


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

Where : Anathagiri Hills, Vikarabad.


  • 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:

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.



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.



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. 



Lake view from the hill top.



Clouds passing by quite actively with a slight drizzle. 



Mandatory selfie.



Father and son time.



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





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



We spent around 40 minutes at the view point.



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)



Roadtrippin' - Getting tattooed












Polo poses



Dr. Sudhir, capturing Arnav.



While the two CIVICS enjoyed the view. 



That moment when everyone got busy clicking pictures. 



We spent around one hour and left the place.



Tiago and polo joining the convoy as we rolled ahead. 



Railway under-pass crossing. 



Beautiful road





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



-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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Incomplete Response earlier
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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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