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Old 31st May 2017, 15:53   #541
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Anyone has any recent feedback on the above roads? I will be driving during the night and hence, was looking for some pointers rather than facing surprises tomorrow.

The intended route is Hyderabad -> Vijaywada -> Rajamundry -> Vizag -> Bhubaneswar
Having done this route multiple times with my current place of stay being Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar/Cuttack being my native , this route is all good through out. No issues with the road at all. Are you travelling with family? If so then I would suggest avoiding drive during the night.

If travelling with friends then exercise caution and all should be good. But do remember most of the accidents happen early morning time. You can't beat the biological clock of the body how hard you try.

Drive safe.
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Old 31st May 2017, 17:09   #542
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Having done this route multiple times with my current place of stay being Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar/Cuttack being my native , this route is all good through out. No issues with the road at all. Are you travelling with family? If so then I would suggest avoiding drive during the night.

If travelling with friends then exercise caution and all should be good. But do remember most of the accidents happen early morning time. You can't beat the biological clock of the body how hard you try.

Drive safe.
Thanks for the information. Even I stay in Hyderabad but belong to Bhubaneswar.

I will travelling alone (is there any concern?) and plan to start tomorrow evening. I don't have any fixed targets in sight and plan to drive till Vijaywada or beyond (depending how early I start and how fresh I am). Will catch some sleep before covering the remaining distance the next day. I will avoid driving in the 12-5AM as that is the time when we feel sleepy.
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I drove from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar. Started at 5:30PM on June 1, 2017 and reached Bhubaneswar at 12:30PM the next day. While I had plans to stop somewhere and catch a few hours of sleep, destiny had other plans. I was fresh till 1AM and reached Rajahmundry by then. Took the bypass and looked for a hotel/lodge. There was a powercut and couldn't find any. Parked on the service road in front of a petrol bunk, rolled down the windows and took a 40 min nap. Woke up and resume driving from 2AM onwards and somehow, kept driving till I reached home.

Some pointers from the trip:

* Vijaywada bypass is a mess and Google Map fails here. The local cops decide which way you have to go. I crossed around 10:30PM and the traffic within the city wasn't any less. Be extra careful as anyone can jump in from any side
* Roads from Eluru to Rajahmundry is quite bad.
* Roads from Rajahmundry to Vizag is not flawless (first 100 kms).
* Google Map suggests taking the Relli Anakapalli road to bypass Vizag. You will avoid the whole Vizag city by covering 50+ kms on this road. Bad part is that this single lane BROKEN road is FULL of trucks
* There are no petrol bunks on the left side of the roads 100+ kms before Girsola (border checkgate between OD and AP)
* Local traffic after Girsola is pretty bad for almost the next 100 kms. You can see a lot of bikers and trucks on the wrong side of the roads charging at you. Similar traffic 20 kms before you reach Bhubaneswar. I covered these areas between 10AM-1PM.
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I am planning a trip to Vijayawada to attend a weeding next weekend. I can only leave Bangalore on Friday at around 4pm, so I will have to break the journey in between. I think Tirupathi would be an ideal spot, but I can push further if needed. What are the best budget options for stay on this route as I will only need a room to sleep in the night and we will again resume early morning next day. we are 2 adults and 1 kid.
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I am planning a trip to Vijayawada to attend a weeding next weekend. I can only leave Bangalore on Friday at around 4pm, so I will have to break the journey in between. I think Tirupathi would be an ideal spot, but I can push further if needed. What are the best budget options for stay on this route as I will only need a room to sleep in the night and we will again resume early morning next day. we are 2 adults and 1 kid.
If u can manage to drive till Nellore, then u can get some good hotels to stay overnight but may be they charge little more and also you may end up in reaching there by mid night.
Best thing is to stop near Tirupathi or srikalahasti where you can get good overnight staying options.
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I am planning a trip to Vijayawada to attend a weeding next weekend. I can only leave Bangalore on Friday at around 4pm, so I will have to break the journey in between. I think Tirupathi would be an ideal spot, but I can push further if needed. What are the best budget options for stay on this route as I will only need a room to sleep in the night and we will again resume early morning next day. we are 2 adults and 1 kid.
Tirupathi is your best option and getting onto the highway next day morning would not take much time.Nellore Ongole etc have poor stay options.
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