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Hyderabad to Pocharam wild life sanctuary route.

 

Distance : 140 kilometers

 

Ride:

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Route-A

Hyderabad --> Dundigal --> Narsapur --> Medak --> Pocharam wild life scantuary.

This is a 2-lane route cutting through the forests and hills(small).

Try this route only if you plan to start early in the morning. (traffic is high during day time)

 

Route-B

Hyderabad -->Medchal-->Ramayanpet--> Pocharam wild life scantuary.

This is the best route to take.

Hyderabad to Ramayanpet : 4-lane and road condition is excellent.

Ramayanpet to Pocharam : 2-lane and road condition is very good.

 

Places to visit around:

 

1.Pocharam wild life sanctuary

 

2.Pocharam reservoir/Dam

 

3.Medak church 

 

 

Poacharam wild life sanctuary.

 

  • 15 kilometers from Medak.

     

  • Timings morning to evening. (Will closed before 4/5PM)

     

  • Guide is available at the forest entry.

     

  • It will cost you under 300/- including guide and forest entry.

     

  • They wont allow you inside without guide.

     

  • You need to provide a space inside your car for Guide. 

     

  • Bikes are not allowed inside the trail.

     

  • You cannot get out of the vehicle inside the forest. (Can get down only near watch tower)
 
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We took route-A while going from Hyderabad to Pocharam.1-02.jpeg

 

If you start early in the morning, roads are mostly free.

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Road condition is good throughout the journey.

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Roads cut through the forests. You find many monkeys/Peacocks en-route.

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After travelling around 60 kilometers, we took a short photo break.

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Bikes may come and go but, Royal Enfield will stay forever.

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After a quick photo session, we headed towards the Pocharam reservoir
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Place was deserted and we spent some time clicking some pictures
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While we were clicking pictures, An ancient fort grabbed our attention

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The water looked very and most importantly zero crowd. Rare in India.

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Only bikes are allowed on this bridge, but you need to return back on the same path.

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After spending some quality time, we headed towards the old building which looked haunted.

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When the reservoir gets full, water overflows on to this bridge.

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Got to know that water flow has stopped a week before we went there, unlucky!

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We visited the old builds through a muddy road. Had a tough time with the civic, cloud not click proper pictures of this place. After some exploration we resumed our journey towards Pocharam sanctuary.

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When the thump becomes your heartbeat, only then you know what it is like to ride a Bullet!

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This is forest trail entrance. We were surprised to see no one around.

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We enquired around and got to know that we needed to hire a guide and buy tickets in the park, which is opposite to the sanctuary.

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We hired a guide and bought the entry tickets which costed us under 300/- including guide and forest trail entry.

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Our 4.5 kilometers forest trail begins.

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We spotted plenty of deers running around.

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Missed my long lens badly, all the pictures were clicked from a moving car

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Some of those best trees I have seen till date.

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View opened up wide.

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You can spot the reservoir from the forest trail.

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We went towards the watch tower and spotted some deers and birds which i failed to capture them with my small lens.

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View of the reservoir from the watch tower.

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Climbing the watch tower is a bit tricky because of the poorly designed ladder.

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Our ride parked below the watch tower.

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We spent around 20 minutes on the tower and left towards the exit.

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We were not allowed to get out of the vehicle. We requested to click some pictures as there were no other vehicles behind us.

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It took us around 40 minutes to cover the forest trail

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On our return leg we, clicked some pictures of the famous Medak church
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Beautiful architecture.

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On our return journey, we took Route-B, 4-lane and road it condition is very good.

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Personally, i would rate this place above average which is neglected by many travelers. 
Good thing about this place?very less visitors and place is almost isolated.

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Personally, i would rate this place above average which is neglected by many travelers. 

Good thing about this place are very visitors and place is almost isolated.

Good report and useful[mention=1]gowtham[/mention]

Miles to go before I sleep

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Excellent pictures @gowtham .. I keep going there frequently, but never covered this sanctuary .. Good to know that they have allowed cars inside. I shall cover this during my next visit at pocharam. Thanks for sharing

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@gowtham great work on the post. I always thought there was nothing exciting apart from the church towards medhak and you have proved me wrong. Your photolog always inspires me towards exploring new places out of nothing. Thanks for sharing and i will soon checkout this sanctuary you have mentioned about :)

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Amazing info! Perfect for a Sunday fly off.


Don't expect much from this place.

It is good for a quick getaway, main importantly less crowded.

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On 1/22/2017 at 0:39 PM, Ranger said:

On our return leg we, clicked some pictures of the famous Medak church
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Beautiful architecture.

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On our return journey, we took Route-B, 4-lane and road it condition is very good.

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Personally, i would rate this place above average which is neglected by many travelers. 
Good thing about this place are very visitors and place is almost isolated.

Nice report Gowtham.

I'm planning this Sunday with my friends.

How much time did it take for you to cover route A from kompally and route B till kompally? 

What time did you start at route A? And what time did you reach? Can we stop our vehicle in the trail for few minutes and take pictures sitting inside? And is there restriction to people sitting inside the car? We are four in my WagonR. How much time can we click photos at the watch tower? Any restrictions? Lastly is route A too risky for a beginner who has no experience in two lane driving? We are planning to start at 7:00AM at kompally and expecting to reach back by 3:00 PM. Take route A while going and route B while coming so that we can cover church. 

As I never drove on those kind of roads for hours together, I only drove on highways. 

 

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On 1/22/2017 at 0:02 PM, Ranger said:

Route-B

Hyderabad -->Medchal-->Ramayanpet--> Pocharam wild life scantuary.

Best route 

 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

How much time did it take for you to cover route A from kompally and route B till kompally? 

 

Avoid the route via Narsapur, take route B.
 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

We are four in my WagonR.


Four is fine, you need to provide a seat for the guide.
 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

How much time can we click photos at the watch tower?

 

It depends on crowd, we spent around 20 minutes on the tower. 
When we went we are the only car in the sanctuary. 

 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

Lastly is route A too risky for a beginner who has no experience in two lane driving?

 

Route A is not worth it, Just take Route B.
 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

route B while coming so that we can cover church. 

 

Both the routes meet at the same point, route B is the best option, even If you are planning to cover the church.

 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

Can we stop our vehicle in the trail for few minutes and take pictures sitting inside?

Yeah you can happily stop for pictures. Better to take a zoom lens. 

 

2 hours ago, Krish said:

what time did you reach?

It took me around 3 hours in route B, avoid route A. Including pit stops.

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Last Sunday did a breakfast drive to Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary & Medak Church. Since most of the information is covered by @Ranger, just sharing updated information & few snaps here:-

 

1) Ticket cost of Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary: Rs 120/- (Single Person+Single vehicle). Ticket counter is opposite to the gate

2) Timing of the sanctuary: Though from 9AM to 5PM, it is better to visit around 9.30 AM & cover Medak Church before coming here. 

3) Food: If you want to have some food its better to grab at one of those restaurants near the gate of Medak Church. I had Dosa at Chandra Bhavan.

4) Route: Narsapur - Kulcharam - Medak Church - Pocharam is having some bad patches as road widening is under progress.

 

Now here are some pics from my drive:-

 

1) The reason I took Narsapur route because it cuts through the jungle/greenery:

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2) In front of Sanctuary:

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3) Morning drive inside the sanctuary was so much fun:

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4) Excuse my childish behavior 😊🙂:

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5) The "White knight" posing at Medak Church:

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6) Food joints infront of Medak Church & the Food (Masala Dosa):

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Cheers!

Pralay

 

Any more information if required, I would be happy to help

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