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Exploring Yanam Part 1

 

Origin: Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.

Destination: Yanam, Puducherry.

 

Route Taken: Ramachandrapuram - Tallapolam - Draksharamam - Kuyyeru - Yanam

Start Time:5:10AM

Distance: 27KMS

Time Taken: 1hr 

Car: Honda City VX i-VTEC

Mileage: 13.2KMPL

Road Condition: Mix of good, average, bad and worst. 

Scenic Views: Single lane roads with beautiful scenes at either side of the roads. The roads are surrounded by lush green farms on either side. 

 

Trip Report

 

 

Yanam, the place that I first visited in 2013, when I was 17. And this time again I wanted to visit the place only to know it better and love it more...

 

Started early in the morning at 5:10 and reached the area in 1hr. 

 

The only thing I thought I could do in the place is to take the initial sunrise photo touching the waters. That's a beautiful sight and I never missed that. But surprisingly this time I got more than what I expected. I got to know about the area more and explore the area and the backwaters. This time, unfortunately, I could take my favourite shot, the sun touching the waters because of clouds. But got a chance to explore the area a bit. 

 

It was 7:00 AM, the sun just started rising pushing the clouds aside. And there I saw a person in a white shirt and white pant, assumed him to be a local and approached him to inquire more about the place. To my surprise, he turned out to be the government boat operator. Upon asking him, he arranged a boat ride into the waters and at 7:15 I was on the boat moving gently on the backwaters. 

 

The boat driver Ramakrishna, is a very nice guy. I finished taking photos and started talking with him. he spoke many things, from the political situation in Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh, their lives, the local MLA and not to forget, the insider information about the place.  Yanam, a very beautiful place, mostly unexplored and left undeveloped. "Yanam chala manchi ooru Saru, Kani Chala mandi teliyaka raru. Tourists perigite maku income perugutundi" said the boat driver. 

Yanam indeed is a really beautiful place, there are many places to explore from Yanam. 

 

The first one, 

 

  • Bhairavapalem Mangrove Forests (Where we can find many rare migratory birds. It takes 2 hours to come and 2 hours stay on this island. Total of 6 hours. Price for 10 is 6000 INR)
  • Koringa Mangrove Forests
  • And many small unexplored islands (We can find many migratory birds)

 

I think the area should be developed, but that development shouldn't destroy the natural beauty and serenity of the place. The local activities early in the morning, sunrise, birds chirping and the fishing activities are really beautiful and the development should not destroy these...

 

Part 2 coming soon... I'll be writing about the places that in have visited in part 2.  

 

Places to stay:

  • The Regency Hotel (best for families as per trip advisor)
  • Sarva Inn
  • Puducherry Government Guest House 

 

Few Pictures

 

 

 

Mount of Mercy YNM.jpg

 

Fisherman boat sea YNM.jpg

 

Pine Trees YNM.jpg

 

Sunrise boat YNM.jpg

 

Boats in beach YNM.jpg

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Nice start to the log @SK01 , It keeps me waiting for your part -2 to commence. Beautiful pictures and the place looks so serene. :) 

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On 2/23/2019 at 5:39 PM, SK01 said:

Exploring Yanam Part 1

 

Thank you for sharing the information. 

Always wanted to visit Koringa Mangrove forest, never got an opportunity.

Waiting for more pictures. 

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4 hours ago, sagar said:

Nice start to the log @SK01 , It keeps me waiting for your part -2 to commence. Beautiful pictures and the place looks so serene.

Thank you @sagar

Even I'm eager to explore the area more. Will surely explore before you people explore and write part 2😬

20 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

Thank you for sharing the information. 

Always wanted to visit Koringa Mangrove forest, never got an opportunity.

Waiting for more pictures. 

Thank you @Ranger

 

Do visit the area. It's really amazing. 

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 5:39 PM, SK01 said:
  • Bhairavapalem Mangrove Forests (Where we can find many rare migratory birds. It takes 2 hours to come and 2 hours stay on this island. Total of 6 hours. Price for 10 is 6000 INR)

Boats in beach YNM.jpg

 

Do share some pictures of the rare migratory birds that you have captured during your visit to this island :) 

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4 minutes ago, sagar said:

 

Do share some pictures of the rare migratory birds that you have captured during your visit to this island :) 

Sure, will do. 

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There many areas around Coastal Andhra which should be accessible to tourists. Lack of proper roads and hotels made us to neglect these places.
Nice pictures and information SK. 

 

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16 hours ago, uday said:

There many areas around Coastal Andhra which should be accessible to tourists. Lack of proper roads and hotels made us to neglect these places.
Nice pictures and information SK. 

 

Thank you @uday.

 

yes, there are many places in and around Costal Andhra, rich flora and fauna infact. Yesterday while going through Instagram, i found an account by the name, Srikanth wildlife https://www.instagram.com/srikanthwildlife/

 

His pictures are all about wildlife in Andhra Pradesh and they’re beautiful. I want to explore at least few of them having good accessibility and roads. And most of the hotel prices maintained by GOVT are also on the lower side. Hope I explore these places before uncontrolled development hits them...

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On ‎2‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 9:20 AM, SK01 said:

 Hope I explore these places before uncontrolled development hits them...

 

Before beginning to explore, I would recommend you to pay a visit to Maredumilli and Lambasingi via Sileru. It is a lovable drive experience especially in the morning hours (5 AM to 7 AM). There a quite a few forest resorts in this region too. :) 

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On 2/28/2019 at 9:38 AM, sagar said:

 

Before beginning to explore, I would recommend you to pay a visit to Maredumilli and Lambasingi via Sileru. It is a lovable drive experience especially in the morning hours (5 AM to 7 AM). There a quite a few forest resorts in this region too. :) 

When is the ideal time to visit? 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 7:36 PM, SK01 said:

When is the ideal time to visit? 

 

October to January would be the ideal months to plan your visit to these places. Note: Make sure you don't plan this during long weekends like Dussera or Christmas or Sankranthi weekends

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