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RoadTripsCo in Hyderabad ensures unusual experiences for like-minded travellers

Members of RTC on different road trips

Members of RTC on different road trips   | Photo Credit: By arrangement

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One for the road: The RoadTripsCo (RTC) in Hyderabad ensures unusual experiences for like-minded travellers

You love following the monsoon and the rains on a trip, but your friends don’t. You have pets but are not sure if you can take them along on your weekend getaway. You yearn to travel by road but not confident of planning one. Many such doubts are part and parcel of every person who has unusual travel requirements. Having information is bound to making one feel more confident.

In Hyderabad, Road Trips Co (RTC) equips road trippers with such information, by organising meetups and announcing Post the meetups and announcements, like-minded individuals and families group together and head out on trips of various durations. Motorists can either bring their own vehicles (four and two wheelers) or share a ride. Each member contributes towards the expenses incurred on the trip.

“We are all about planning holidays, discussing routes and ensuring that it is fun and exciting for participants. People with diverse cultures and experiences come together, to drive through the less explored parts of the country. We have already done several road trips from day sprints, monsoon treks and camp nights to weekend getaways, heritage walks and long expeditions. Most of these treks are also child-friendly and pet-friendly,” says Sumitaba Banerji Banerji of RTC in Hyderabad.

Some of the recent trips from Hyderabad include an adventure sprint to the Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary where travellers got to know more about the endangered crocodiles and their lineage which dates back to the prehistoric age. Another drive was to Medak Fort, just a few hours away from the city. “We recently conducted a trek in Hanamkonda. As a travel community we take a lot of precautions while planning a trip. We also encourage car-pooling in case interested participants don’t own a vehicle for long trips,” says Sumitaba.

RoadTripsCo in Hyderabad ensures unusual experiences for like-minded travellers

RTC was formed by Deepak Ananth and Vineet Rajan at Mumbai, in February 2018 . The company of passionate travellers including solo-trippers, families, motorcyclists and other individuals interested in on-road experiences successfully spread out to over 18 cities within a year. The Hyderabad chapter of RTC was launched in August 2018, and has since grown to being a 250-member community.

A look at the community’s website shows that they have had star gazing trips, night camps, jungle treks and a lot more. Deepak Ananthsays, “RTC is about people who love to spend their weekends and holidays driving to places they have never been to before. We wanted to create a safe and convenient platform for road travel enthusiasts including families, bikers, solo-travellers and individuals travelling with their pets, to experience something new each time they travel and also connect with like-minded people. With over 6000 members, we are here to spread the joy of road-tripping!”

RTC encourages everyone to come down for weekend meetups where they can get to know their fellow travellers (old and new) better. It also uses the platform to raise awareness about different concerns in society.

A lot of emphasis is also given to road safety. “We do not encourage rash driving. When travelling together as a community, it is important to keep pace with each other and also to understand each other’s comfort. That is why the weekend meetups are an important platform for us to communicate with each other,” adds Sumitaba.

RTC Hyderabad is now planning a heritage tour to the prison museum in Sangareddy.

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