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.
Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Khammam --> Kothagudem --> Bhadrachalam --> Chinturu --> Maredumilli
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
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
Medicinal Plants Conservational Area
Jungle Star Nature Camp Site
Places to visit Rampachodavaram
Temple of Lord Shiva