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Trip to Thatipudi (Vizianagaram Dist.)

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Last December me & my cousins went on a short trip to Thatipudi Reservoir, we heard good things about the place, so on a very good afternoon we started off. Lies on the borders of Vishakhapatnam & Viziangaram districts is Thatipudi Reservoir near Thatipudi  village, Gantyada Mandal, Vizianagaram District. The reservoir was constructed across Gosthani River during 1963-68  to provide drinking water to Visakhaptnam City.


The wide expanse of the river surrounded by hills makes for one amazing view at any time & it is a photographers delight. Thatipudi can be reached by two ways, one being through Vishakapatnam Dist & another being through Vizianagaram Dist.


As you Reach


 Thatipudi(Vizag Route), You see the reservoir gate & spillway on your left after that you see an old building & a restaurant in the same compound.


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Go a little further & you see the road to the reservoir with sign boards.


Things To Do -


 At the place you have boating which takes you from


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It Costs 50/- per person, it’s a 1 hour trip (40 min Up & Down, 20 min to stay on the other side)












Places to Eat


There is a restaurant of the tourism department on the other side of the boat trip & River bay Restaurant beside the old building near the reservoir spillway.


River Bay Restaurant Review -


Restaurant Maintenance - 3.5/5

Taste - 3/5

Price - $$

Car parking space is available, No Wi-Fi

Very Good Locations for photographs.







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Ways To Reach The Destination - 


Vishakapatnam District Road -


Vishakhapatnam --> NAD Junction --> Pendurthi --> Kotthavalasa --> Srungavarapu Kota --> Bowdara(Take Right) --> Thatipudi Reservoir


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It is the same route you take to Aruku from Vizag & this is a 2 lane state highway road going through small towns & villages, I'd choose this route only if I was near to the locations above mentioned.


Vizianagaram District Road -


Vishakhapatnam --> Madhurwada (Dr YSR ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium) --> Anandapuram (Avakai Restaurant) --> Thagarapuvalasa (Avanthi Engineering College) --> Y Junction (Take Left) --> Modavalasa (Raghu Engineering College) --> Vizianagaram --> Gantyada --> Thatipudi Reservoir


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^ This is a National Highway road up till the Y Junction, from there it is a 2 lane state highway.


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^ From Vizianagaram To Thatipudi, the road is very scenic  with green fields, cool weather & no traffic at all.


I Recommend Vizianagaram Road as this is a part National Highway, State Highway & a Scenic Village Route(from Vizianagaram to Thatipudi Via Gantyada) and less traffic.


Nearby Tourist Attractions -


Aruku, which is around 60 km and will take 1 hr 30 min to get there


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Beautiful pictures.
Very well written.
Places like this are untouched, you are lucky to explore them.
It very difficult to find less crowded places in India.

Ciaz is looking handsome.
I had an eye on it, can be my next car.

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Awesome pictures and great writing skills. smile.png

You covered all the information.

It is a lovely trip.

Posts like this will help us to explore the unknown.

Thatipudi is on my list, next time I visit to vizag.

I got a place to explore.

Thank you for sharing.

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Nice post!! And your car's color is really awesome!! Pictures are beautiful!!

Never heard of this place before!!

If we want to stay, are there any nearest good accommodations in thatipudi?

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1 hour ago, shammy said:

Nice post!! And your car's color is really awesome!! Pictures are beautiful!!

Never heard of this place before!!

If we want to stay, are there any nearest good accommodations in thatipudi?


Haven't seen any hotels or lodges nearby but best Option is to stay in Vizianagaram (24 KM from Thatipudi) as there are many good hotels with reasonable prices.

Vytla Residency & SVN Lake Palace to name a few.

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Great write up and super good pictures @4GSK .. Haven't heard of this place anytime before. Thanks for sharing this.. A new place for me to explore when I come to Vizag next time :) 

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Been to this place, few years back.

Great information.

These pictures brought back my memories of the forgotten place.


Vizag is a beautiful city, many beautiful locations around the city.


Have fun in exploring and drive safe.


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I visited this place long back.. but don't remember much.. after reading your post and by looking at the pictures, I recollected once again everything. Thanks for sharing the information. Nice write up and pictures.

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Nice report @4GSK .. Have not heard of this place anytime before. I have been to Vizag many times before but it has always been that I end up visiting the same old places again and again. Will try to hit this place during my next trip to Vizag :)

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