It has been a long time since i have written here. But after this amazing weekend, I thought that i should write.
So what happened, this weekend, you might ask. Well, I went on my first ever long drive, on my own. 1400 Kms approximately, to be sure, from Bangalore, to Hyderabad (https://goo.gl/maps/jxSmtcuoNtm), from Hyderabad , to Gulbarga (https://goo.gl/maps/S8jSTBaiGbt) and finally, Gulbarga, back to Bangalore (https://goo.gl/maps/vNQDGddk4oS2).
It was an awesome experience, especially dotted by me beating google travel time by over 2 hours (maps said i will need 8.5-9 hrs on road. I made it in 6.5 hrs on road).
NH 44 is a really awesome drive, especially on Andhra Pradesh side, with beautiful scenery, and clean roads. I essentially was above 100 kmph for the entire road, hitting upto 190-200 kmph in bits, and averaging out at around 140 kmph.
I left Bangalore, as quietly as a Ninja, crossing Telengana border, before anyone realised what had happened.
Mom on call : “Kahan hai tu beta?”
Me : “Umm, halfway to Hyderabad …”
I dont need to express how that conversation went further :p …
Awesome breakfast happened on the way
From here, i went to Gulbarga, experiencing a whole different world of travelling. Where NH44 was a scenic route, the way to Gulbarga, cutting through Sedam was a different experience.
The Sedam road is under repair / widening, which basically meant i was in for a bumpy ride, for over 200 kms of stretch.
Imagine travelling a broken, muddy road, with dust flying, cutting visibility to a few meters in front of you. And here i thought was the dust in front of office really bad… At least there i dont have to worry if i smacked into someone at 20 kmph, just because i could not see them.
Arriving at Gulbarga, i found myself a nice AC room in a hotel for 1.5 k a night, and just dropped dead 😀 ….
The next day, i spent in travelling Gulbarga, and even picking up some sweets (the Milk Cake, famous from Gulbarga), for friends and family, visiting a few dams and forts. Nothing too notable.
Once i was done, i made my way to Bangalore. It was a different experience, travelling through a different route, through village areas and farmlands
It was a beautiful road though, with farmlands, hills, green houses etc, with the hustle and bustle of a village.
I made it back to Bangalore, on Sunday midnight, around 12:30 pm.
All in all it was a really awesome experience, that showed me, for real, that i can actually achieve physically challenging and dangerous tasks. That i can be just as physical, as i can be smart :p
I am looking forward to more such experiences, and even achieving one of my newly formed goals of a car drive to Jammu and Kashmir, and then conquering Mt. Everest.
Thanks for reading my rant 😀 😀 😀