Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th March 2015, 19:09   #211
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 113
Thanked: 47 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Could somebody give an update on the latest road condition of the stretch Tirupati-Rajampet-Kadapa? I wish to try that route shortly.
Tirupati - Rajampeta - Kadapa is a decent 2 lane road with occasional rough patches. However there are many speed breakers before and after every village on the route. TPT - Koduru and Rajampeta - Kadapa are very scenic with the later having a mini ghat section.
srimath is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2015, 16:21   #212
BHPian
 
9tMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 197
Thanked: 63 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Planning to visit Tirupati on coming Monday, 23rd March.
Will be staying at Tirupati (not in Tirumala) for one or two nights.
Can anyone suggest some good hotel options with decent room and parking facility in a peaceful environment. Would prefer the hotel to be away from too much crowd and noise.
Googling suggests Fortune Select Grand Ridge to be one such option - any feedback from anybody ?
Also is it advisable to go with advance booking or there are sufficient alternate options available to check out and then decide on the spot.
Thanks.

Last edited by 9tMax : 18th March 2015 at 16:28. Reason: added text.
9tMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 07:35   #213
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 113
Thanked: 47 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9tMax View Post
Planning to visit Tirupati on coming Monday, 23rd March.
Will be staying at Tirupati (not in Tirumala) for one or two nights.
Can anyone suggest some good hotel options with decent room and parking facility in a peaceful environment. Would prefer the hotel to be away from too much crowd and noise.
Googling suggests Fortune Select Grand Ridge to be one such option - any feedback from anybody ?
Also is it advisable to go with advance booking or there are sufficient alternate options available to check out and then decide on the spot.
Thanks.
Along with Fortune Select Grand Ridge, you can also try Fortune Kences, Bhimas Residency, Bhimas Paradise or Hotel Bliss. All these are very near to the Tirupati Bus Stand and have good rooms and lots of parking.
srimath is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 08:13   #214
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,786
Thanked: 7,457 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by srimath View Post
Along with Fortune Select Grand Ridge, you can also try Fortune Kences, Bhimas Residency, Bhimas Paradise or Hotel Bliss. All these are very near to the Tirupati Bus Stand and have good rooms and lots of parking.
+1

Bhimas and Fortune are the good ones. Point to note there are more than one Bhimas. The one I would sugggest is the one closer to bus stand. Its also closer to Fortune. (Location)
ampere is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 08:59   #215
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: "Luck-City", TG
Posts: 591
Thanked: 274 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
+1

Bhimas and Fortune are the good ones. Point to note there are more than one Bhimas. The one I would sugggest is the one closer to bus stand. Its also closer to Fortune. (Location)
There are 2 Fortunes. Kences is opposite the bus stand.
hyd_traveller is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 09:25   #216
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,786
Thanked: 7,457 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by hyd_traveller View Post
There are 2 Fortunes. Kences is opposite the bus stand.
Did not realize there are two of them. I always remember seeing Kences! Thanks for bringing that out.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 11:10   #217
BHPian
 
poised2drive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 241
Thanked: 221 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Bliss , of late, has not been up to the standards. So avoid if possible. I'd suggest Fortune Kences opposite bus stand.

And for food [ if interested] , try Andhra Spice [ got branches - one near bus stand and other opposite Municipal Office]. Having studied at Tirupati, I can vouch for that.

Last edited by poised2drive : 19th March 2015 at 11:17.
poised2drive is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 13:27   #218
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,786
Thanked: 7,457 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by poised2drive View Post
And for food [ if interested] , try Andhra Spice [ got branches - one near bus stand and other opposite Municipal Office]. Having studied at Tirupati, I can vouch for that.
The other I remember is Mayura. Again close to bus stand. It used to the usual procedure for us. Mostly finish darshan before 12 (We were lucky enough I guess). Come down; eat at Mayura and then hop on to a Bangalore bound Volvo.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 14:40   #219
BHPian
 
poised2drive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 241
Thanked: 221 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
The other I remember is Mayura. Again close to bus stand. It used to the usual procedure for us. Mostly finish darshan before 12 (We were lucky enough I guess). Come down; eat at Mayura and then hop on to a Bangalore bound Volvo.
Yeah, the one and only 'Mayura' , quite famous for its' vegan meals . Also do I remember an instance where it was almost opposite of your situation.

We reached tpt at noon , around 1:30 , decided to climb the hills on foot and to prepare for such a task , we had a humongous delicious lunch at Mayura , which turned out to be a horrible decision.
We sent the car atop to Tirumala and we started on our foot at around 3 . The 1st 30 - 45 minutes went well with the 'initial enthusiasm' and with the time passing by, everyone realized how excruciatingly tough the uphill climb became with the 'food stuffed tummies' . Since I was in my early teens, I maintained my pace along with an other cousin and it took us almost 4 hours to reach the top .

I guess the nature took pity on us and the clouds drizzled some cool showers in the evening to bring down the soaring mercury.
And that was my first and the last time going to tirumala on foot.

And by the way, Andhra Spice is famous for its Non-veg food[ and ice creams] , though I know most of us wouldn't dare to have nv on the Tirumala trip. But I suppose, you can have some after you complement the Tirumala visit with the darshan of 'Shiva' at the nearby Srikalahasthi [ where the legend tells us that the ardent devotee, Kannappa, fed the Lord with meat' - a good reason for food lovers who could use this ]

Last edited by poised2drive : 19th March 2015 at 14:42.
poised2drive is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2015, 15:54   #220
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,786
Thanked: 7,457 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by poised2drive View Post
Yeah, the one and only 'Mayura' , quite famous for its' vegan meals . Also do I remember an instance where it was almost opposite of your situation.
Our usual method for BLR-Tirupathi used to be:

- Take a night Volvo from Bangalore at 10:30/11 PM on a Friday Night
- Arrive at the base of the hill by 3:30 AM
- Start Climbing to be there on top by 7AM
- Get into the queue by 8/9AM after freshening up
- Get out at 12. (Some how by luck at least 4-5 times this has happened to me!)
- Take the bus down
- Go to Mayura (or Bhimas) by 1PM.
- Eat like a glutton
- Take the Volvo back by 3PM to be in Bangalore by 8/9PM

Those were the times, when I did not know how to drive!
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th March 2015, 08:21   #221
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,147
Thanked: 3,836 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by srimath View Post
Tirupati - Rajampeta - Kadapa is a decent 2 lane road with occasional rough patches.
Thanks, srimath. I rode on this route and returned to Chennai via Rayachoti/Chittoor on 17/18 March 2015. Both the SH and NH were superb. I enjoyed the scenic beauty, riding by the side of many moving trains! The details are here (Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 : My Motorcycle Diaries).

Name:  RouteMap.jpg
Views: 2452
Size:  291.6 KB
J.Ravi is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2015, 17:33   #222
BHPian
 
9tMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 197
Thanked: 63 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Finished the Tirupati circuit, as per the route below:

Went via NAM Expressway - Ongole - Naidupeta - Srikalahasti - Tirupati and came back via Tpty - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills - Anantapur - Kurnool - Hyd.

Road condition in the Naidupet - Srikalahasti - Tirupati stretch was below my expectation, but not bad. Being a VIP road I had expected it to be in a much better shape.

Tirupati - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills by the Chennai - Anantapur NH-205 was much better. Surface condition in the entire route was pretty good, and specially the Bhakrapeta ghat section was fabulous. The entire route appears to have been widened since our last visit to Horsley Hills in 2011. Only at a small stretch of few kms near Anantapur the road widening work is going on at present.
Attached Thumbnails
Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info-tpty-track-copy.jpg  

9tMax is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2015, 18:12   #223
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,036
Thanked: 1,038 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9tMax View Post
Finished the Tirupati circuit, as per the route below:

Went via NAM Expressway - Ongole - Naidupeta - Srikalahasti - Tirupati and came back via Tpty - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills - Anantapur - Kurnool - Hyd.

Road condition in the Naidupet - Srikalahasti - Tirupati stretch was below my expectation, but not bad. Being a VIP road I had expected it to be in a much better shape.

Tirupati - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills by the Chennai - Anantapur NH-205 was much better. Surface condition in the entire route was pretty good, and specially the Bhakrapeta ghat section was fabulous. The entire route appears to have been widened since our last visit to Horsley Hills in 2011. Only at a small stretch of few kms near Anantapur the road widening work is going on at present.
Was the return journey via Madanapalle longer? And what was the driving time on either route?
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2015, 23:31   #224
BHPian
 
9tMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 197
Thanked: 63 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Yes, the Madanapalle route will certainly be longer than the Rayachoti-Kadapa-Nandyal-Kurnool route. But still we chose this route because
1. We wanted to spend one night in Horsley Hills.
2. I was feeling allergic towards the diversions that are mentioned in this thread - between Kurnool and Nandyal. Had a sufficient dose of diversions between Medarmetla and Nellore on NH-5, while going. It was damn irritating.
3. To avoid the Kurnool city traffic in peak evening hours.
4. To enjoy driving on the Anantapur - Kurnool stretch of NH 7, because the Hyderabad - Kurnool stretch has been done endless number of times and has become absolutely boring.

About the driving times - while going, we started at 22:30 from LB Nagar, touched NH-5 at Medarmetla at 04:15, Naidupet at 10:30 and Tirupati at 11:45. Distances were not noted, but found the distances shown by Google maps are fairly accurate. And I never crossed 90 ( take a look at my handle ). There was one tea break during the night drive but after the daylight came out, stopped a number of times for photo shoots. So my timings will be on a higher side.

From Tirupati to Horsley Hills took about 4 hours with plenty of photo session stops and tea breaks as this was the first time we were covering this stretch and i was driving even more slowly to soak in the natural beauty.

While coming back, didn't keep a record this time, as we have done the Horsley Hills - Hyderabad drive a number of times. But approximately, it takes about 10 - 11 hours via Anantapur, with my driving style.

For crossing Anantapur, we took this bypass as suggested by google maps and it was really a breeze crossing the city.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by 9tMax : 27th March 2015 at 23:39.
9tMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd April 2016, 13:07   #225
BHPian
 
smsrini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 959
Thanked: 213 Times
Default Re: Hyderabad to Tirupati : Route Info

Hi!

Can anyone please advise the road condition between Tirupati and Hyderabad via Kadapa-->Kurnool ?

Is coming via Nellore-->Ongole-->Suryapet a better option ?

Any options for food/rest rooms on either routes ?

thanks
Srinivas
smsrini is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bangalore - Tirupati - Road, Hotel info required blorebuddy Route / Travel Queries 77 24th August 2016 15:01
Photologue: Hyderabad-Tirupati. 1420 kms in a VW Jetta SanjeevReddy Travelogues 9 19th November 2013 14:15
Route, Road, Hotel Info : Hyderabad-Rajasthan-Delhi-Hyderabad mobike008 Route / Travel Queries 37 7th December 2010 17:24
Tirupati - Pune route query sreenidhibr Route / Travel Queries 5 28th August 2008 13:56
Need Route Info: Hyd - Srisailam - Tirupati hyderabadi Route / Travel Queries 0 15th October 2007 17:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:33.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks