Now a days am more passion about four wheeler drive since borrowed Maruti 800 from my Brother. Already I drove maximum 200+ in a day whereas it was challenging for me to ride 700+ in a day. It was one of the most memorable journey with my sweet daughter & son & my half shirt [wife].
Since a long weekend [4 days] for Ganesha Festival decided to take family in Maruti 800 to my native Bidar. It is northern tip of Karnataka [Crown of Karnataka] and it is covered one side by Maharashtra and another side Andhra Pradesh boundaries. We can reach Bidar in two routes, the one is within Karnataka via Tumkur – Hiriyuru – Bellary – Gulbarga - Bidar [Around 800 kms] and the other one is Andhra Pradesh via Ananthapuram – Kurnool – Hyderabad – Bidar [Around 705kms]. People prefer to go by second route since you will get complete National Highway and distance also around 100km less.
Woke up early morning 3.00 am and finished the morning duties. Loaded the luggage and left the Kolar by 4.45 am. The weather was very cool and drizzling across the journey.
The Kolar – Chikkaballapur stretch of the journey is around 55km and very difficult to drive in the single road. Road was pretty busy with heavy vehicles, however reached the NH 7 around 6.15 am. The sun was not in mood to come out. Weather was pleasant and traffic was very less.
First break took at near Kurnool. Brought Chapatis from home and enjoyed the delicious lunch. My son & daughter enjoyed the leisure time at lunch break.
The next stop was near Zaheerabad for tea break. The Hyderabad to Bidar road was worst and rain was pouring heavily. This stretch took little more time. Reached to the home comfortably by 4 pm.
It was very special to my son since this is the first time who visiting the Bidar for long two days stay. Enjoyed the two days and celebrated Ganesh Festival grandly.
Again decided to leave early in the morning back to Kolar, due to some work it pushed to 8.00 am. Left the home little late and our first stop was after almost 5 ½ hour [350 km] journey. The weather was cool in the morning and its become hot in noon. As usual roads were empty.
Finished the lunch at road side farm house and left for the remaining journey. Given two tea breaks since feeling sleepy after heavy mother made lunch. Reached safely home at 7.00pm
The entire journey is enjoyed by all. Am so happy and feeling confident that further I can take more challenges for long drives. Thanks to Maruti 800 taking back us safely without any hurdles. The total drive is 1,486KMs!!!