2013-04-21 17 78

From Geohashing
Sun 21 Apr 2013 in 17,78:
17.6455865, 78.3601992

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Near a beautiful lake in an empty field.


  • Mohit Kharb
  • Gurupreet
  • Sneha Magapu
  • Lokesh
  • Puneet
  • Prashant Poladia
  • Saurav Panwar
  • Jagjeet
  • Aman Deep
  • Ruturaj Dhekane Root2


The plan was a randomness Meetup by the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club. More information about how the meetup was planned is located here. Geohashing - the adventure in randomness


We met at 6AM and identified the coordinates. The location was N17.645586°, E78.360199°.

The team of 10 drove along the road towards Bonthapally and took a left turn into the open fields where the coordinate was located.We reached a beautiful looking lake where we parked the bikes and went geohash hunting. With multiple persons using GPS devices and going North and East and Puneet and Saurav leading ahead we finally reached the destination. The location was verified by a real GPS device also. It was a piece of land as empty as the place around.

Mohit placed a Shankha (Conch Shell) to mark its existence for any future excavations.

From there, unable to take a bath in the lake since the water was dirty, we moved towards Narsapur Forest range with Mohit leading. There Sneha and Lokesh decided to head back and Rest eight of us Mohit, Puneet, Jagjeet, Aman, Saurav, Prashant, Gurupreet and Ruturaj decided to climb the small hill which had rocks on the top.

After a quick climb followed by Sandwiches and bananas left behind by Sneha for us, we headed back towards Hyderabad. Under scorching heat, Prashant's aviator broke down. He luckily got a tempo which took the vehicle to Gandi Maisamma for repair. We continued into the Hyderabad city and went our ways.

Sweet smell of rain marked the end of the hike and GeoHash.

All photos taken are uploaded here - Meetup photo page



10 members of the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (17, 78) geohash on 2013-04-21.
10 members of the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (17, 78) graticule, here, on 2013-04-21.
Hyderabad, India earned the Largest geohash achievement
by congregating at the (17, 78) geohash on 2013-04-21 with a participation of 10 geohashers.