Jamshedpur - Tirupati - Hyderabad - Jamshedpur

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Trip from Jamshedpur to Tirupati
It was my dream to do a road trip from Jamshedpur, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand to Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on a car with my family. Earlier I had done trips to South on my Motorcycle, Scooter as well as car, but my dream was to do on a brand new car. I bought a Maruti Wagonr LX in 18th July 2005 and I cherished my dream December 2008 when I made road trip on my Wagon R from Jamshedpur – Puri – Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada – Tirupati – Vellore – Sripuram – Tirupati – Cuddapah – Kurnool – Hyderabad and back from Hyderabad via Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam – Puri – Bhubaneswar – Jamshedpur total covering 4,785 kms .
My family myself B.V.Vinod Kumar, my wife B.V.Meena, my two daughters B.V.Vimeeta aged 15 yrs and my younger daughter B.V.Vidita aged 5 started our pleasure cum adventure journey on 19th December 2008 and completed our Journey on 4th January 2009. Planning for this trip nearly took a month as we had too book hotels in advance. Only modifications in my wagon R was that I had installed was a luggage carrier to put four VIP bags one for each so that my children can have few winks in the car, further to carrier I had put fog lights in my car.
On 19th morning Friday we started our trip early morning 5:30 pm from Jamshedpur and our first destination was puri. Early morning from Jamshepur to Baharagora the weather was quite foggy and we could barely see 100 meters. We travelled slowly as morning heavy trucks were plying. The fog as well the climate was little bit sunny till we reached Baripada and by afternoon 1:00 pm we reached Bhubaneswar. We had lunch at Bhubaneswar and we all relaxed little bit during lunch By 2:00 pm we proceeded to our 1st destination Puri and reached puri by 3:00 pm. We checked in at Hotel Sairam, unpacked our bags and freshened up. Later in evening we visited the famous Jagannath Temple and then went to Puri beach and enjoyed the evening at beach. We took a early dinner so that we can ample rest so that we can start our jouney next day early morning.
On 20th we got up early, took bath, packed our bags and were bound to our next destination Visakhapatnam. Early morning from Puri to Bhubaneswar we faced again dense fog and we drove slowly.

Our hotel at Puri Early morning at entrance at Puri
At Bhubaneswar we had our breakfast at a road side eatery , we had idly’s and sambhar , the breakfast was quite pecular as the sambar comprised of kabuli channa.

After our breakfast we resumed our journey to Visakhapatnam via Berhampur.




At berhampur we visited a NGO who were working for AIDS patients and the NGO was doing a commendable job for AIDS patients.

From Berhampur we started our onward journey to our destination Visakhapatnam and we reached our destination by 5:00 pm . We stayed at our relative place and met all our friends and relatives who stays at Visakhapatnam.. On 21st December we visited Simahachalam temple along with my cousins and their family. Few snaps of Visakhapatnam and Simachalam.

On 22nd morning we packed our bags and started our onward destination to Vijayawada. At Tuni we had our breakfast at a Road side Inn. we had idlis dosa . They were sumptuous. On our way to Vijayawada we visited Annavaram temple at Annavaram and Somalamm temple at Rajamundry. We had our lunch at Rajamundry at our relatives place. By evening we reached Vijayawada and visited the famous Maa Durga temple which is popular known as Kanaka Durga temple. We stayed at Hotel Gaurda at Vijayawada. The hotel hospitality was superb. We had our dinner early as we had to leave for our next destination which was magnificent temple town Tirumala. The lord of seven Hills. Early morning of 23rd we started our journey and we had breakfast at Chillkuurpeta and had our lunch at Naidupeta at 1:15 pm , after lunch at Naidupeta we reached our dream destination Tirupati and Tirumal at 4:00 pm . We had already booked our accommodation thru online. We had our accommodation at Sapathagiri guest house. We all freshened ourselves and we were waiting for my sisters family who were coming from Bangalore. All of us had a splendid evening at Tirumala. On 24th morning we had darshan of Lord Venkateshwara and went for sightseeing of Tiurmala and by evening we of 24th We reached Tirupati and had temple darshan of Govindrajuswamy temple.
Few snaps of Annavaram ,Vijayawada , Tirupati & Tirumala :

25th December morning we went to Vellore and reached Sripuram the golden temple , the temple was magnificent and its architecture was splendid and remarkable. My advise anyone who visit Tirupata, they should visit Golden Temple , Sripuram. For details of Sripuram one can visit www.sripuram .org. By evening we reached Triupati and had our night stay at tirupati. On 26th morning we had a early start at 6:30 am and we reached Hyderabad by 5:15 pm via Cuddpah, Kurnool, Mahabhubnagar via NH7. The traffic at Hyderabad was very congested and we reached our brother’s place ay Kukutpally by night 8:00 pm. The stretch from Tirupati to Hyderabad was quite tiring and on 25th we had early dinner and took rest. We stayed at Hyderabad for three days. And there we visited my relatives, friends and had sight seeing of Hyderabad and saw Ramoji Film city and Chilkurau Balaji Temple at R.R Dist. This is known as visa temple.
Few snaps:

On 30th December 2008 we resumed our journey from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam , we had breakfast at Udipi / Punjabi Dhaba which was 100 kms from Hyderbad . the food was superb, we bought some Telugu songs as well as Hindi songs, we reached Vijayawad at 1:00 pm and our lunch and by evening we reached Visakahapatnam. We stayed at Visakhapatnam for two days and celebrated our New year at Visakahaptanam. On 2nd Jan ’09 we started for Puri and Jamshedpur. We had one days stay at Puri where we enjoyed the lovely waves at puri and mast mast body massage at beach at puri, which had rejuvenated my body of constant driving.
On 4th January we started from Puri and had breakfast at Bhubaneshwar at my friends place and reached Jamshedpur by 4:00 pm thus cherishing my dreams by covering 4785 kms withough having tire puncture or any incidents. Thanks to Lord as well my trusted Wagon R.
Few snaps


Next my plan for Dec’09 is from Jamshedpur – Bhillai – Shirdi- Pune – Mumabi – Goa
BYE - BYE
B.V.VINOD KUMAR

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