Day 1 was decided to be the halt at Vijaywada. The question was whether to start with a night drive or with a rather energy succulent day trip.
Since couldn't get a full rest a day before (due to the excitement and a small party the previous night (😜), started with a fresh morning; left bangalore from the whitefield KR puram Kolar side (last time i used this highway when visited Kotilingeshwara).
Many trips in past always had the Yeswantpur exit for NH4 or Hosur road exit for NH7 but this time it was more of a lesser known highway to pick.
Since it was a early morning start it wasn't late when we started feeling hungry for a good breakfast (whenever i remember a morning breakfast during a trip/while driving i miss kadumane's on mysore road a lot, A2B, kamath is also good but the 2 instances we had breakfast at Kadumane were very pleasant experience, believe it is no more there).
Anyways had a okay-ish breakfast at one place, on highway now, out of City, time to speed up. It was going to be 650km on day 1 till Vijaywada.
Guess around past 100km it was going to be Karnataka Andhra border. Not sure how true is that but whenever i have crossed any 2 states the road quality drops between the bordering towns till you at least cross the first bordering town of next state.
The highway was good till Karnataka border ends and then the highway broadening work was underway as soon as you enter AP. The first big town that we were going to be in post entering AP was The Temple City Tirupati via Chittor. No stoppage was planned here and took the blessings of the Lord Vishnu from highway itself from where the main mountain is visible for a good stretch.