Bangalore to Hyderabad by Road
If you are planning to go via road from Bangalore to Hyderabad,then preparation for the journey before hand is a must. The road from Chikballapur by pass road is in good condition, but from Anantapur to Kurnool one has to drive with caution, because it is one way and road work is going on. From Kurnool to Hyderabad again the road is good.
The total distance from Bangalore to Hyderabad is 550 kilometers and the drive is about 10 hours. There are a total of 4 toll gates and the Highway,which you will be covering would be the national highway 7.
It is better if you cover this journey during day time and not night time. On the Karnataka side, one can get to see a pleasant landscape of fields and greenery, but as you enter Andhra, one can see the rocky hills of the Deccan and no greenery at all. It is a barren landscape with the sun at its fiery best.
Kurnool comes from the Telugu word Kandanavolu, and this place is a hub of education. At Kurnool there are two good sightseeing places to visit. The Royal Fort and the Belum caves.
The Belum Caves, are the longest underground caves. Here one can find exquisite stalactite and stalagmite formations, a huge marble Buddha statue, with Buddhist monks having their meditation. In these caves one can see a natural waterfall which is a lovely sight.
As you near Hyderabad you can see the Outer Ring road Expressway having 12 lanes. This road leads you to Hyderabad, but driving on this expressway causes great joy because it reminds you of a foreign country.