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Old 16th December 2014, 14:49   #556
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Friends, any idea about eateries on this route during a night drive? I have not done this since March. I need to be Chennai on Saturday 10am, but I can't leave hyderabad until 930pm Friday. Will have to travel with family (kids too), planning to pack some curd rice if nothing suitable
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Friends, any idea about eateries on this route during a night drive? I have not done this since March. I need to be Chennai on Saturday 10am, but I can't leave hyderabad until 930pm Friday. Will have to travel with family (kids too), planning to pack some curd rice if nothing suitable
Fly down.

If you are travelling with kids that is my advice. Since you cannot get free till 9:30 PM I assume you are going to be busy working. A night drive after a full day of work is not a good idea.

If you still plan on driving down, I would highly recommend that you pack some food and eat that. No point risking hotel food as imho it is always suspect.

Use colin and clean your windscreen really well. A dirty windscreen is the worst thing on a night drive. Spare bulbs and learn how to change them.

Again I would request you to please reconsider. This road is very good and invariably people drive fast. Some of those drivers are not very good at stopping.

All the best. Have a safe drive.
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Thanks bro. Appreciate your concern.
Btw.. I will not be working that day.it is just that my kids are performing that Friday evening. They can't miss it and I cannot miss Saturday. Will have a chance to get a good sleep until evening.
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Fly down.

If you are travelling with kids that is my advice. Since you cannot get free till 9:30 PM I assume you are going to be busy working. A night drive after a full day of work is not a good idea.

If you still plan on driving down, I would highly recommend that you pack some food and eat that. No point risking hotel food as imho it is always suspect.

Use colin and clean your windscreen really well. A dirty windscreen is the worst thing on a night drive. Spare bulbs and learn how to change them.

Again I would request you to please reconsider. This road is very good and invariably people drive fast. Some of those drivers are not very good at stopping.

All the best. Have a safe drive.
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Thanks bro - appreciate your concern and I totally understand why.

BTW, I will not be working that Friday - I will make sure I rest (read: sleep) until evening - after all how can I break my family's blind trust in me.

It is just that my kids are performing that Friday evening.
They cannot miss Friday and I cannot miss Saturday.

I will drive safe!
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Friends, any idea about eateries on this route during a night drive? I have not done this since March. I need to be Chennai on Saturday 10am, but I can't leave hyderabad until 930pm Friday. Will have to travel with family (kids too), planning to pack some curd rice if nothing suitable
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Thanks bro. Appreciate your concern.
Btw.. I will not be working that day.it is just that my kids are performing that Friday evening. They can't miss it and I cannot miss Saturday. Will have a chance to get a good sleep until evening.
There is absolutely no issue with regard to driving on this road at night. But food options are very grim. You better pack some food and have it. Have a safe journey.
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Old 16th December 2014, 19:23   #561
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Don't risk for food when travelling with kids. No decent eateries till ongole when coming from Hyderabad. While driving from Chennai this Saturday, was forced to have something after Addanki and that's it. Didn't find anything decent till Narketpalli.
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You might encounter significant fog and mist along the way at that time.
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The rivera restaurant at Narketpalli junction doesnot open till 7am. As bblost mentioned it would be better to start little late due to the Foggy conditions.
Thanks imran and venki for the suggestion. I am planning to drive till trichy(TN), hence this early start. Regarding food, I think we will pack some snacks + bread for breakfast.

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Thanks imran and venki for the suggestion. I am planning to drive till trichy(TN), hence this early start. Regarding food, I think we will pack some snacks + bread for breakfast.

You might want to reevaluate the route.
Hyderabad - Bangalore - Trichy is what I would choose.
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You might want to reevaluate the route.
Hyderabad - Bangalore - Trichy is what I would choose.
Yes, I agree. But I have done this route many times(Hyderabad - Bangalore and Bangalore - Nagercoil). Hence trying a different route. My actual destination is Nagercoil/Kanyakumari and planning to stop at Trichy or before for night stay.
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Is it easy to find the right @ Narketpally towards chennai? Any landmarks? Also any good/reliable fuel station after nellore? It would be good if they accept credit cards as well.
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Arun, when you are on the vijayawada highway, you will see a board called Nalgonda NAM expressway. That is the exit that you will have to take. Once you take the exit turn right and you will see the board chenni 5** kms. Even simpler, there will be a Vivera restaurant on to your right and you will have to take the exit on to your left. There are various COCO pumps in Ongole.not sure if they accept CC. Hope this helps.
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Is it easy to find the right @ Narketpally towards chennai? Any landmarks? Also any good/reliable fuel station after nellore? It would be good if they accept credit cards as well.
At Narketpally there is a fly over on the bypass road.
From the flyover there is a down ramp towards Nalagonda and Chennai.
The sign boards are clearly marked on the fly over.
Hope this helps

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The turn at Narketpally flyover towards Nalgonda and Chennai.
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The turn at Narketpally flyover towards Nalgonda and Chennai.
gajadonga, thanks for posting the pics. But I think the order of the pics has to be reverse. First you get to see the mountains, then onto the flyover and then the exit on the left side of the flyover. Thanks again.
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Day3: Hyderabad to Trichy (985Kms) - Via Chennai
So finally you took the same bypass? The one via Redhills? How was the experience?
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