The FIAT Linea 1.3 MJD proved what a fantastic car it was by giving us once in a life time experience of long distance drive from Coimbatore to Bhutan & back and brought us back safe. The car was extremely good and proved that it really was a long-distance runner. Brand new car, no breakdown, no puncture, no fatigue only pure pleasure of driving it long distance and excellent build.Its suspension was so good that there was no body pain to any one of us through out the journey and my 2 small kids went to school the next day morning & I was back in Office to work. That speaks it all.Read More
Andhra Pradesh, fondly being hailed as Kohinoor of India, is replete with beauty. Golden beaches at Vishakhapatnam, one-million-year-old limestone caves at Borra, picturesque Araku Valley, Belum Caves, Horsley Hills resorts, river Godavari racing through a narrow gorge at Papi Kondalu, waterfalls at Ettipotala, and rich bio-diversity at Talakona are some of the natural attractions of the state.
The Godavari, Krishna and Penner river deltas enrich the coastal plains of Andhra Pradesh. It experiences a hot tropical summer (March to June), rainy season (July to September) and a moderate winter. October and November lash the coastal region with cyclonic rain storms.
This state has a good network of roads and railways, connecting all the towns and villages and the state transport has a Guinness record holding fleet of buses. The capital city of Hyderabad has an award winning International Airport to its credit and the state is connected by air through airports at Vishakhapatnam (recently made international), Vijayawada, Rajahmundry and Tirupati.
Local language is Telugu. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken.
Food lovers would relish many items from the spicy Andhra cuisine like the Hyderabadi Biryani and many pickles and chutneys unique to this region.
Andhra Pradesh abounds in Hindu pilgrimage sites of which Tirupati and Srisailam are the most popular. In and around the capital city of Hyderabad are many heritage sites and museums of art, cultural and historical interest. For the fun loving tourists, there are excellent picnic spots near Hussainsagar and Osmansagar lakes, gardens and wildlife reserves.
Day – 13 30.12.2010 (Thursday) Bhubaneswar (Orissa) to Satapara Chilika Lake (Orissa) = 227 km Starting Place: Hotel Richi Bhubaneswar Starting Km Reading: 7395…Read More
20.12.2010 (Monday) Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) to Bhadrak (Orissa) = 606 kms Starting Place: Vishakhapatnam Starting Km Reading on the odometer of the car: 3642…Read More
19.12.2010 (Sunday) Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) to Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) = 442 kms Starting Place: Vijaywada Starting Km Reading on the odometer of the car:…Read More
18.12.2010 (Saturday) Chennai (Tamil Nadu) to Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) = 520 kms Starting Place: Chennai Starting Km Reading on the odometer of the car:…Read More
Hi friends, I just want to share my experience with the Golden Quadrilateral. I left Delhi on 23 October, 2010 with my wife and…Read More
The drive from Nagpur to Hyderabad was a breeze as most of the way was 4 laned highway with occasional diversions through Andhra villages. It also provided a lot of scenic views on the way.Read More
21.10.2010 The distance between Srisailam and Tirupati is approx 400 KM and it takes around 12 hours by bus. From Srisailam to Tirupati there…Read More
As per Skandapuran, all 12 jyotirlingas of lord Shiva are enlisted in the Dwadash Jyotirling Stotra as follows: According to this Shloka following are…Read More
DAY 1- 25 Dec 2010: Left home for Bangalore by 0820 hrs flight from Mumbai reached Bangalore international airport at 1030 hrs and took…Read More
Sri Raghavendhra Swamy was an ardent devotee of Sri Moola Rama and Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya. He performed penance here for 12 years and got the dharshan of Hanuman in the form of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya, an incarnation of Lord Hanuman. The anjaneya is a swayambu inscription on the rocky cave.Read More
Our next stop was Kailashgiri Park, a tourist spot developed at a height of 130 m overlooking the city of Vizag and facing the Bay of Bengal. There are various view points offering a panoramic view of the city and ocean. We had a ride in the toy train which goes around the hill.Read More