Delhi to Bangalore: Day 4 (Travel to Hyderabad)

Hyderabad always has a soft corner in my heart. I started my job here, met with Dipty, and bought my first bike. I have so many memories that I cannot forget Hyderabad.

Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana. Hyderabad was founded by the Qutb Shahi sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 CE.

Today, I planned to reach Hyderabad from Nagpur. The total distance between the two cities is 500 km and as per google maps, it will take 9.5 hours. I completed the distance in 8 hours. On the way, I crossed river Penganga, which is also the border between Maharashtra and Telangana. Also, I crossed over the river Godavari after crossing Nirmal. The major cities I crossed are Adilabad, Nirmal, and Nizamabad which all are part of Telangana.

The best scenic view is on the Niram district stretch, where the highway goes through the Sahyadri mountain range.

While there is repair work going on the Maharashtra side of National Highway (NH) 44, but the road is very good on the Telangana side. In certain stretches, 100 – 120 kmph speed is easily achievable.

I reached MEDCHAL (suburb) at around 1:00 PM and thought “ok! now I am in Hyderabad”. But I have to reach Bangalore highway, which is on the other side and I have no option but to crossover the City Traffic. For a distance of 50 km, it took me 2 hours. There is an option of taking Outer Ring Road, but it is not open for bikes else I would have saved an hour.

I booked a room in hotel “Hotel Hyderabad Grad” near Samshabad Airport as it will be easy for me to start traveling towards Bangalore tomorrow morning. The Hotel is good and on the road itself. The staff is very polite and helpful. For lunch, I had Chicken Handi and Tandoori Roti which taste good.

After having my lunch in the hotel, I went back to City and met my relative Kinshuk in Amnesia Lounge Bar. Amnesia is having a nice ambiance. We took an open-air table, from where we can watch Hyderabad Metro and the road. Overall, the food was good and we had a good timeout.

Tomorrow, I will reach my home (Bangalore).