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Road Trip Hyderabad to Srisailam > Mahanandi > Ahobilam > Hyderabad

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Hello Everyone,

 

I would like to plan the Road trip on this August 14th.

Day 1- Hyderabad to Srisailam (on the way mallela theertham) 

Day 2- Srisailam Local

Day 3- Start to Mahanandi -- stay in mahanandi or start to Ahobhilam?

Day 4 - Ahobhilam -- Hyderabad

 

Please suggest is this fine or an compress this plan. or can we add any other stops.

How about the road condition from Srisailam to mahanandi.

Can we get accommodation in Mahanandi or ahobhilam ?

 

Thanks in Advance.

Regards

Subhash

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One of the biggest problems is accommodation.

 

Make sure you prebook the accommodations. 

It will be tight in both Srisailam and Ahobilam .

Expect over crowd in all the locations. 

 

 

Day 1 : Hyderabad to Srisailam 

Start early in the morning. You will reach by 11 AM. 
Complete the rituals. Explore around.

 

You need to take lot of steps to visit Mallelatheertham.

 

I feel that one day is good enough for Srisailam. 

 

Day 2 : 

Explore around Srisailam.
Drive down to Mahanandi temple. 

Plan stopover at Ahobhilam.

Day 3: 
Take a guide and go on the Ahobilam forest trek. 

It is beautiful during monsoon.

 

Day 4:
Drive back to Hyderabad via Bangalore highway. 

 

Based on accommodation availability you can change the plan.

Roads are good, you wont feel them hectic since the distance is less. 

Single lane roads. Not suitable for high speed cruising. 

Return drive will be easy, since you will the Bangalore highway. 

 

You can cut short the trip to three days, go on a short trek in Ahobilam and drive back on the same day.

 

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5 hours ago, SUBBU1 said:

Day 3- Start to Mahanandi -- stay in mahanandi or start to Ahobhilam?

Day 4 - Ahobhilam -- Hyderabad

I feel Ahobilam deserves an overnight stay .. A short trek into the forest is the best at this place. But make sure of your accommodation being booked in advance if you are travelling to Ahobilam as there are limited options.

Drive safe and Keep revving!

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I would suggest this plan

 

Day 1 - Hyderabad to Srisailam (on the way mallela theertham) 

Day 2 - Start to Mahanandi as there isn't much around Srisailam and cover Mahanandi with overnight stay at APTDC / Haritha Mahanandi

Day 3 - Start to Ahobhilam early morning, reach there finish off darshan's at both diguva and eguva Ahobilam and trek to old temple post lunch, return back to stay (try to book APTDC / Haritha Ahobilam)?

Day 4 - Ahobhilam -- Hyderabad via Bangalore Highway

 

You can also do this, this will be much easier

 

Day 1 - Hyderabad to Srisailam (on the way mallela theertham) 

Day 2 - Start to Mahanandi as there isn't much around Srisailam and cover Mahanandi (Check for temple timings) and proceed to Ahobilam with overnight stay at APTDC / Haritha Ahobilam

Day 3 - Finish off darshan's at both diguva and eguva Ahobilam and trek to old temple post lunch, return back to stay 

Day 4 - Ahobhilam -- Hyderabad via Bangalore Highway

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Thanks for the replay.

 

We are planing to go Group of 12 family members and plan to visit akkamahadevi temple. and rope way..so plan to stay a day in srisailam.

How about route any idea ... Srisailam to Mahanandi.

 

Regards

Subhash

 

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3 hours ago, SUBBU1 said:

How about route any idea ... Srisailam to Mahanandi

It is good, you take regular Hyd Srisailam while going and take Dornala - Atmakur route while returning on your way towards Mahanandi, there is an alternate route which goes through Dornala - Giddalur but take Atmakur route to get on to Nandyal road which I feel is faster and better

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Vehicles - Ertiga and Dzire,.

 

Day 1 Hyderabad to Srisailam (235)

Route  : ORR – Exit 14-Kadthal – Amangal  - kalvakurthi- Munnanur- srisailam.

Road condition : Excellent.

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10 Gates are opened and we stopped at the DAM view point and kids enjoyed well, next Sakshi Ganapati Temple then moved to srisilam, checked-in the hotel as we booked the rooms in advance.

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After lunch we went for Rope way and boat ride(Akka mahadevi caves closed due to heavy water flow) then did the darshanam of  Lord Mallikarjun and  Bhramaramba Devi.

 

Day 2-

Check-out from hotel and started to Mahanandi.

In the morning visited the Paladara panchadara but no water there, later visited the shikara darshanam and moved towards Mahanandi.

 

Route – Srisailam – Dornala –Atmakuru – Mahanandi.(175 KM)

Srisailam to Dornal ghat section(Road is good) Dornala to Atmakuru(Forest and full bamboo tress, Road is Average) Atmakur to Mahanandi( Road is good except 5 to 7 KM.)

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Reached the Mahanandi by 5:00PM and Inside temple have koneru that will be closed between 5:30PM to 6:30PM so we waited for 1hour and take the holy dip at 6:30 and darshan the Lord shiva.

Started towards to Ahobilam(75KM)

Route – Mahanandi- Giddaluru Junction-Allagadda bypass- Ahobilam

Road condition – Excellent.

Checked into hotel.

Stay – There are many trusts for staying. I stayed in (Yogi Vema Reddy Bhavan and booked through https://tripnetra.com.

 

Day 3

There are 9 temples in Eguva Ahobilam and Diguva Ahobilam so have to cover all of them in one day so hired a guide for route.

 

Started at 8:00 AM and went o Eguva Ahobilam

For Darshan Upper Ahobilam temples we have to trek around 7 Km.

For Pavana Narasimha(one of the 9 temples) we have to go by car for 14 KM. ( we can hire local jeep/auto or we can go by our car)

For Bhargava narasimha (One of the 9 temples) we have to hire a local jeep/Auto because of road is not good.(4KM)

We came back to hotel around 6:30PM and stayed in Ahobilam only.

 

------Some pics of Ahobilam Trekking-----

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Day 4 – Ahobilam to Yaganti(80KM)

Route – Ahobilam – Allagadda – Koilkuntla- Banaganapally

Road is good.

@Yaganti

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Visited the Yaganti and had lunch there and started to Belum Caves.

Route – yaganti – banaganapally – owk – Belum Caves(40 Km)

Road condition is good.

Visited the Belum Caves(caves will close at 5:30PM) and started towards Hyderabad at 6:30PM.

Route – Belum caves – Banaganapally – Betham charla – Kurnool – Jedcharla – Hyderabad.

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Reached Hyderabad by 2:00AM.

Road condition is excellent.

 

Had a good trip with family.

 

Thank You.

 

 

 

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@SUBBU1 Nice log .. I think your post deserves a separate thread where you can add more details and pictures which can be very helpful for everyone. :)

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Fantastic log with some good latest updates on road conditions @SUBBU1 Thanks for sharing the information back to the group!

On 9/4/2019 at 2:37 PM, SUBBU1 said:

Route – Belum caves – Banaganapally – Betham charla – Kurnool – Jedcharla – Hyderabad.

Instead you should have taken Banaganapalle - Nandyal - Kurnool, it would have been even better, Internal roads between Banaganapalle - Betamcherla until you take left on to Orvakal is not so good with so many villages!

 

On 9/4/2019 at 2:37 PM, SUBBU1 said:

For Darshan Upper Ahobilam temples we have to trek around 7 Km.

Is this the same trek that leads to Ugra Stambham inside Forest? If yes, how tough was the trek level? can this be easily done by kids too? Heard mixed inputs on trek level for this destination.

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Instead you should have taken Banaganapalle - Nandyal - Kurnool, it would have been even better, Internal roads between Banaganapalle - Betamcherla until you take left on to Orvakal is not so good with so many villages!

 

Not very bad... its manageable.

 

1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Is this the same trek that leads to Ugra Stambham inside Forest? If yes, how tough was the trek level? can this be easily done by kids too? Heard mixed inputs on trek level for this destination.

we went till temple only, For Ugra Stambham we have to trek 2 more hours  from temple as per the guide.

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On 9/4/2019 at 2:37 PM, SUBBU1 said:

Vehicles - Ertiga and Dzire,.

 

Very helpful information.
Thank you for sharing the information. It will be helpful for other members. 

 

How much time does the trek take, Is it difficult? 

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46 minutes ago, Ranger said:

How much time does the trek take, Is it difficult? 

4 years and 6 years of my kids trekking along with me.. its not difficult..

It took 3 to 4 hours. entire stretch is 7 KM. But we can cover it less than 2 hours if only Adults.

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