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  1. Surya78

    Hyderabad to Maredumilli drive

    Hi all. I have visited this place again this week.Tried to cover some places that I have missed during the last visit. This time I covered Tigris Waterfalls(Polluru falls). One has to travel via Mothugudem to reach these falls by taking a left turn from a junction after you cross Chinturu. It is approximately 27 kms from the Y junction. Places visited: 1.Tigris Falls 2.Explored Coffee Plantation 3.Jalatharangini falls 4.Amruthadhara Falls The ride Tigris Falls Path that leads to the falls. We can drive through the path where there is enough parking space. Road to Tigris falls from Mothugudem. Road condition is very good and this is the same road that one has to take to reach Lambasingi if travelled via Bhadrachalam. Since that was a weekend, the place was fully crowded with over 200 people.Schools around brought their children for picnic mostly from a village of Chattisgarh.
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli drive

    Haha Yes @Ranger.There are still some unexplored places.If there is a bunch of us we can go further deep into the Coffee plantation. We should try Jungle star night camp situated amidst forest.It would be really exciting staying there for a night with some trekking, deep into the jungle and setting up a camp fire.Heard some activities are also there, from the management.
  3. Surya78

    Hyderabad to Maredumilli drive

    Thank you @sagar. Yes. Pictures doesn't justify it's beauty. One has to feel themselves. Tigris falls has more water compared to the other two since it is situated lower from the hill.Being at this place during the monsoon or later shows it's true beauty.
  4. Surya78

    Hyderabad to Maredumilli drive

    Since the place is already mentioned earlier I'll keep it simple. Few pictures from the trip to Maredumilli. Enroute Maredumilli. Just before the first view point we have this beautiful stream of water coming all the way up from the falls. We stayed in Vana Vihari. Inside Vana Vihari Way to our cottage. the view point. Trails to Amruthadhara falls. Trails Some random clicks..
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli drive

    Coffee Plantation in Maredumilli. On either side of this road is Coffee plantation. View from inside the plantation. The gate at the entrance was locked.So we had to find our own way in. The place is vast so we couldn't go deep inside as we felt little scary and we are the only ones in that place at that time. Since it is a dense forest light goes out very early. Path that leads to no where. A flight of stairs that leads to???
  6. Hello all this is my first travel story and I will try to keep it as minimal as possible with all the important info. Trip distance : 450 Kilometers (one way) Drive time : 9 hours (includes multiple breaks) Hyderabad to Maredumilli can be done in two different routes. Route :1 Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Khammam --> Kothagudem --> Bhadrachalam --> Chinturu --> Maredumilli Route:2 Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Vijayawada --> Rajahmundry --> Rampachodavaram --> Maredumilli My choice was Via Bhadrachalam. Most scenic of the both. Hyderabad to Maredumilli : Take Route 1 Maredumilli to Hyderabad : Take Route 2 Road Condition :Route 1 Hyderabad to Suryapet : 4-lane, toll road Suryapet to Bhadrachalam : 2-lane, average road Bhadrachalam to Maredumilli : 2-lane, Most scenic road Road Condition :Route 2 Hyderabad to Vijayawada : 4-lane, toll road Vijayawada to Rajahmundry : 4-lane, toll road but poorly maintained, expect some potholes Rajahmundry to Maredumilli : 2-lane, average and scenic road Hotel details We stayed in Vana Vihari cottages, our cottage name is Bison which is very decent for the price. Costed us around 1300/- per day, rooms are very neat. Don't expect any luxury. Stay is pretty decent. I see many members asking, If the place is safe for families. Yes the resort is absolutely safe. Places to visit in Maredumilli Amruthadhara waterfalls Jalatharangini waterfalls Nature Trails Mothugudem waterfalls Medicinal Plants Conservational Area Coffee Plantation Nandanavanam Tribal Culture Swarnadhara Jungle Star Nature Camp Site Madanakunj Places to visit Rampachodavaram Rampa Waterfalls Temple of Lord Shiva Bhupathipalem reservoir
  7. Excellent pictures Gowtham. Did you visit any waterfalls. Waiting for more pictures. How is the road condition? Planning to visit again this December.. Sent from my Redmi 3S using India-Drive mobile app
  8. Great clicks Saran... My contribution....
  9. Sent from my Redmi 3S using India-Drive mobile app
  10. Confirm list: 1. Sagar +1 2. Gowtham+1 3. Rakesh+1 4. Varun +1 5. Jagadish+1 6. Aasresh 7. Vishu +3 8. Mady+2 9. Rahul +3 10. Sugandhar +2 (tentative) 11.Surya+3
  11. I had very less exceptions about Maredumilli, but this place has proved me that I am wrong.Next Day we drove back to Hyderabad via Vijayawada.It was an awesome drive. Long weekend well spent. Visited Dhraksharamam Jyotirlingam Couldn't capture the beauty of this place due to low light. Deva nagari lipi on the walls of the temple
  12. Jalatharangini waterfalls Don't miss the famous Bamboo Chicken. Views inside the Vana Vihari resort. Resort itself is located in the dense forest. Some times visibility is very low due to the fog. Some random picture of the waterfalls that we covered. Forest trails that we took to explore deep.
  13. My photography attempt. Breath taking roads through dense forest. Slight drizzle, fog, dense forest, ghat sections..What else do we require? Nights are lonely and scary. We came out for the drive after dinner. It was an adventure for sure.
  14. Pictures taken en-route from Bhadrachalam to Maredumilli Drive for the trip, A decade old but still turns the heads. Vana Vihar resort entrance. Bison cottage, Our accommodation for the day. You can park your vehicle near your cottage.