Having clocked 1,00,000 KM in my car and having captured 340 species of birds in my camera, I keep wondering - WHERE NEXT! A blog about my long drives across different states of India, my Birding experience, Wildlife, Photography & all other exciting moments that I share along the way.
This was the second instance when I drove between Hyderabad and
Bangalore. Left early morning 6 AM, reached comfortably by lunch time. This was
a surprise visit for our friends in Bangalore and that was the fun all about. The
decision to drive down was taken just 2 days back, that’s what the beauty of
car driving is all about. You can pack and leave whenever you want. No need to
check any availability or booking.
After entering Bangalore, lost our way a little bit, google
maps couldn't direct us correctly and we took a wrong turn, resulting in an
hour of delay from normal time of arrival. Rest all was smooth, even the return
journey was smooth as well, without any hassles. While returning, we left late
by 12 noon, and hence found traffic both in Hyderabad and Bangalore. Reached Hyderabad around 8 PM. That’s the
advantage of leaving early morning, which I prefer the most.
While going to Bangalore the focus was primarily on mileage hence didn't drive above 100 KMPH. While returning, the focus was time, hence even
touched top speed of 160 KMPH without worrying much about mileage.
The roads are simply superb. Definitely one of the best I have
seen in my entire travel diary. Complete 4 lanes, with tolls in regular
intervals, nice BPCL ghar outlets provide clean toilets for ladies. Just an
ideal car-drive, can’t ask for more in India. (My first trip between Hyderabad and Bangalore happened a few months earlier http://highwayodyssey.blogspot.com/2010/07/drive-from-hyderabad-to-bangalore.html )