Hyderabad To Omkareswar And Mahakaleswar

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  1. SATYANARAYAN PRADHAN

    SATYANARAYAN PRADHAN New Member

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    In SEPTEMBER-2017 , I did a trip from HYDERABAD to OMKAESWAR,MAHAKALESWAR,SHIRDI and HYDERABAD. The route I took was:

    HYDERABAD-NIZAMABAD-BODHAN-NANDED-AUNDHA NAGNATH (NAGNATH DARSHAN IN AUNDHA)-WASHIM-PATUR-KHAMAGAON-BURHANPUR-OMKARESWAR-MAHAKALESWAR (UJJAIN)-DHULE-SHIRDI-AHEMEDNAGAR-TEMBHURNI-SOLAPUR-HYDERABAD

    I will split this route into 4 parts .

    1. HYDERABAD TO OMKARESWER
    2. OMKARWSWAR TO MAHAKALESWAR
    3. MAHAKALESWAR TO SHIRDI
    4. SHIRDI TO HYDERABAD

    1. HYDERABAD TO OMKARESWAR:

    This is one of the worst road I have ever seen in my life (atleat from AUNDHA to OMKARESWAR).It is total 780km from HYDERABAD TO OMKARESWAR and and took 21hr for me.I was trvelling by my TOYOTA ETIOS SEDAN. I started from Hyderabad at morning 5am on 21st September 2017 an reach in 1:30 AM (NEXT DAY 22nd Sept.).It was almost 21hr drive...the longenst in my life.Till NIZAMABAD it was excellent drive with 4 lane express highway . After NIZAMABAD it was deterirating horribly . After AUNDHA NAGNATH ....I dont wat to speak about that road condition .I reached AUNDHA (360km from hyderabad) by 12:00 . We did DARSHAN in NAGNATH and started from AUNDHA at exactly 1 PM.From AUNDHA to OMKARSWAR it is around 420 km but it took 12hr for me ... The entire stretch from AUNDHA-WASIM-PATUR-KHAMAGAON-BURHANPUR....till 20km to OMKARESWAR was full of pot holes with huge traffic . I just wondered , despite so huge traffic how the road condition is like this and government is not taking any action. Before this trip I did lot of search in google and I selected this route based on many positve feedback .I am sorry but those feedbacks are not correct .May be that the road condition has deteriorated recently before my trip... However such deterioration cant be in one or 2 month....So I will suggest everyone who plan to travel from HYDERABAD to OMKARESWAR should not take this route and try some other . It will take years to repair this route .

    In OMKARESWAR we stayed in NARMADA resort. I had booked this before through MP TOURISM website . The rooms were clean and very spacious. We had booked two NON AC rooms as it was a MONSOON seaosn and OMKARESWAR is just like a small hill town. We did the DARSHAN in OMKARESWAR TEMPLE in the morning . The DARSHAN and PUJA etc....was so smooth that we forgot the pain of 21hr drive ... The OMKARESWAR TEMPLE is in a small island inside NARMADA RIVER. You need to cross NARMADA RIVER over a small bridge from OMKAREWAR TOWN. As it was a monsoon season the views from the bridge were breathtaking. We took lots of photograph over the bridge . You can see big dam on the NARMADA river from this bridge . Over this bridge only pedestrians are allowed...No vehicle ....

    2. OMKARWSWAR TO MAHAKALESWAR:

    On 22nd Sept. We started from NARMADA RESORT to UJJAIN for MAHAKALESWAR darshan at around 12 pm . It is total 140km and first 50km was again same as before. Lot of pot holes and it is also a GHAT road. Anyway it took almost 2 hr for us to cross this 50km . However it is very scenic and you will enjoy the forest . You can stop in this stretch to have sweet corn...They are very tasty. Once you cross this 50km stetch than next 90 km to UJJAIN is a pleasure to drive ...We stopped at CHARPAI restaurant for lunch...It was A BREATHTAKING RESTAURANT....So nice ambience and good food. Little bit expensive but that is understandable... I was thinking how they are maintaining such a nice restaurant in the highway...

    In UJJAIN we had booked HOTEL KALPANA PALACE through GOIBIBO.COM. We reached UJJAIN by 4:30 PM and get refreshed in the HOTEL . Than took a AUTO for Rs.450km to move around many famlous places in UJJAIN like SANDIPANI ASHRAM, MANGALNATH TEMPLE,KAL VAIRAV TEMPLE etc..... On the same evening we also did LORD MAHAKESWAR darshan as well.

    We stayed overnight in Ujjain and next day morning (23RD SEP.) 4 AM get ready for BHASHMA AARTI DARSHAN....Remember to book your BHASHMA AARTI ticket prior through their temple website. In google you can find the details for BHSHMA AARTI ticket booking . Without BHASHMA AARTI DARSHAN LORD MAHAKALESWAR darshan will not complete....Please remember that peoples start the que for BHASHMA AARTI at 2AM itslef. We were little bit late but gOt lucky to get into the temple because we had earlier reservation . The gate for BHASHMA AARTI darshan will close by 4:30AM....

    We finished the BREAKFAST at the hotel and start our trip to Shirdi at around 10PM from UJJAIN .

    3. MAHAKALESWAR TO SHIRDI

    We took the DHULE route and it was a pleasure drive ...Absolutely no issue . The entire stretch till around 20 to 30km to Shirdi was 4 lane express highway .....
    This stretch is around 460km . You will not feel any issue on this route ....We reached Shirdi by 6:30 PM and stayed in DWARAVATI BHAKTINIWAS (pre-booked). On the same evening we did Baba's dashan and stayed overnight.

    4. SHIRDI TO HYDERABAD

    We took Shirdi-Ahemad Nagar-Tembhurni-Solapur-Hyderabad. It was around 610 km . From Shirdi to Ahemednagar the rod is good with occassional pot holes.From Ahemednagar to Tembhurni the road is not very great but it is manageable. You can maintain a speed of 60-70km/hr.As I am driving in this route from last 2 year ...I can see the stretch from Ahemednagar to Tembhurni is improving year by year ...The 4 lane work going on in this route . Please be-careful as there will be lots of diversions with huge no.of trucks loaded with sugar canes. You will find lot of sugarcane field in this stretch.Occassionally you will find the tractors and carts as well. As a summary this stretch is very busy and you need to have little bit patience .Now from Solpur to Hyderabd the first 100km is not so great with lot of four laning work and diversions. Once you cross this 100 km next 200km is 4 lane express highway.

    Have a safe trip friends....
     
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    deepam Super User

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    Nice update.
    It would be nice if you could post if you have captured any photos of the road condition, shall help people understand better....
    A pic describes 1000 words.
     
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    Other question is any progress of work happening / visible on NH9; Solapur to Omerga stretch? When do you anticipate this route to be ready?
     
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    I am sorry Deepam as I was so busy in driving and my family was very worried that we forgot to capture any pictures.....Moreover most of the stretch I covered during evening time ......but believe me it took 12 hr to cover the stretch between AUNDHA and OMKARESWAR.....around (420km) .....stopped for Lunch and Dinner during this time (max 30 mins each) so you can consider almost 10 hr continuous drive ......That is too much . I normally covered HYDERABAD to BANGALORE (excellent highway) in 7 hr (580km)...... The stretch between The road after NANDED becomes terrible till OMKARESWAR..
     
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    I should appreciate your driving stamina - I agree it is not easy when you see the bad roads.
    Similar road I had traveled once post AP border to Sedam and Chittapur [about 8 years back] - to cover 60 km - I took 2 hours 45 minutes each side. That is 120 kms in 5 hour 30 minutes! I had to stop the car and access the road and then decide how to navigate! Luckily the same road for last 4 years is now a 2 lane Toll road.
     
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    Other question is any progress of work happening / visible on NH9; Solapur to Omerga stretch? When do you anticipate this route to be ready?
     
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    Solapur tp Omerga stretch is still in BAD shape . It will take minimum 2 hr to cover the same distance. While returning from Shirdi in Sept-2017 , I covered this stretch after 7:30 PM which makes driving more difficult . I expect it to finish with in 2 years as work seems to going on in a good rate....After Omerga...It is 4 lane express highway.....that to NO TOLL that time....
     

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