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Hyderabad to Srisailam road trip and guide

Srisailam roadtrip guide  

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  1. 1. Places to visit in Srisailam

    • Dindi reservoir
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    • Mallela Theertham waterfalls
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    • Tiger Safari
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    • Srisailam Dam
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    • Pathala Ganga (Rope way and boating)
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    • Phaladhara Panchadhara
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  2. 2. Best Accommodations in Srisailam

    • AP Tourism hotel Harita Srisailam
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    • Note: Most of the hotels in Srisailam are booked offline.
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  3. 3. Hyderabad to Srisailam route

    • Best route: Hyderabad -- Kalwakurthy -- Dindi -- Mallapur -- Dhomala penta -- Srisailam
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    • Alternative route : Hyderabad -- Jadcherla -- Kalwakurthy -- Dindi -- Mallapur -- Dhomala penta -- Srisailam
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  4. 4. Food option between Hyderabad to Srisailam

    • Sai Surya family restaurant
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    • Garnd sai Balaji
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    • Hotel Grand Akkamadevi (non-veg available)
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    • Haritha resorts
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    • Note : Most of the hotels in Srisailam are vegetarian
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1 hour ago, varunc said:

 

Dam opening/closing is unpredictable. 

Last year based on news, I drove to Srisailam but the gates are closed.

They were opened later in the evening, we came back to Hyderabad by that time.

 

It is purely based on luck. 

 

Yes Varunc ...agreed. Me too have travelled almost 10times to Srisailam in monsoon season but never have the opprtunity to see gate open....😃😃

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22 hours ago, BORNDRIVER said:

Me too have travelled almost 10times to Srisailam in monsoon season but never have the opprtunity to see gate open.

 

I have witnessed it for the first time during 2016 monsoon. 

View are fantastic, don't miss it in the next monsoon.

 

I think we still have chance in this monsoon. 

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29 minutes ago, driveking said:

road condition.

 

Road are good to Srisailam.
Even though it is a single lane, overall road condition is excellent.

 

Once you enter ghat section roads get narrow.

Be cautious while overtaking heavy vehicles. 

 

Also there are many speed bumps once you enter ghat section. 

 

29 minutes ago, driveking said:

I couldn't find any accommodations online.

 

AP tourism is your best bet. 

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On 9/5/2018 at 4:05 PM, Ranger said:

AP tourism is your best bet. 

 

Thank you for the update.

 

We completed the trip last weekend.

Roads are excellent but gets narrow in the ghat sections.

 

We started at 5AM and reached Srisailam by 10AM.

Did darshan and visited rope way. 

We had lunch at AP tourism, food is average. 

Started back to Hyderabad around 4PM and reached by 9PM.

 

We did not stay in Srisailam due to lack of proper accommodation.

Also Srisailam can be covered in a single day without any stress.

 

Drive through the forest is very relaxing and close to the nature. 

We spotted a deer and few monkeys enroute. 

 

 

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Visited Srisailam last weekend,

Roads are very good guys. We completed the trip in a single day.

 

Started at 8am in the morning, We had  a breakfast stop before hitting the ghat section, reached temple by 1pm.

 

We finished lunch by 3pm and started back, reached Hyderabad by 8pm, including a tea break.

 

Overall roads are very good. Some sections are narrow.

 

Speed barkers are annoying. Overtaking heavy vehicles in ghat section is difficult, plan cautiously, due to blind curves. 

 

We stopped in forest for some pictures, Cops came and told us to leave Patrolling is high in the forest region.

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Thank you for the updated.

 

Roads are pretty good from Hyderabad to Srisailam.  Even though it is single lane, it is very smooth and well laid. 

I have visited last year. Good to know that roads held up well. 

 

Ghat sections is not very smooth.

 

3 minutes ago, RajG said:

Overtaking heavy vehicles in ghat section is difficult, plan cautiously, due to blind curves. 

 

During our last meetup in Srisailam,

Our entire convoy trailed a RTC bus for 15 minutes.

Very difficult to overtake , on top that he is driving in the middle lane. 

 

5 minutes ago, RajG said:

Patrolling is high in the forest region.

 

We faced the same issue. 

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32 minutes ago, RajG said:

Cops came and told us to leave Patrolling is high in the forest region

This is new to me, never happened to me at least when I have driven down and took a quick pit stop in my last couple of drives to Srisailam. Maybe situations changed now. 

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2 hours ago, driveking said:

There are some designated stopovers.
I have seen some people having lunch over there (packed food)

 

We used to carry food till 2008, there were very few food options on the route.

Now we have plenty of options.

 

During those days, people used to cook food in the forest.

While coming back, they buy fish near the dam and get it cooked in the forest area. 

 

Those days are fun.

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4 hours ago, RajG said:

Visited Srisailam last weekend,

Roads are very good guys. We completed the trip in a single day.

 

Started at 8am in the morning, We had  a breakfast stop before hitting the ghat section, reached temple by 1pm.

 

We finished lunch by 3pm and started back, reached Hyderabad by 8pm, including a tea break.

 

Overall roads are very good. Some sections are narrow.

 

Speed barkers are annoying. Overtaking heavy vehicles in ghat section is difficult, plan cautiously, due to blind curves. 

 

We stopped in forest for some pictures, Cops came and told us to leave Patrolling is high in the forest region.

driving to srisailem and back always is very nice :) .. i generally prefer overnight stay near the temple and then start next day .. very peaceful during god's offseason days :)

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Three places missed in visits near srisailam one is shikaram, it's where devotees believes watching through the horns of nandhi at shikaram if u can see kalasha at main gopuram one will achieve eternal life.

 

 Second is ista kameswari temple no private vehicle entertained, u have to hire entire Jeep or share 900 bucks per head.

 

Third one is bheemuni kolanu no vehicle only trekking, from phaladhaara and panchadhaara.

Before going to srisailam u can visit Uma maheswaram temple on the way to munnanur starting of hills u get this on diversion towards achampet.

 

Farahabad view point which is the final destination in jungle safari for photography.

 

Pratapa rudra fort trek at the starting of hills on the way to munnanur.

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10 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

Three places missed in visits near srisailam one is shikaram, it's where devotees believes watching through the horns of nandhi at shikaram if u can see kalasha at main gopuram one will achieve eternal life.

 

 Second is ista kameswari temple no private vehicle entertained, u have to hire entire Jeep or share 900 bucks per head.

 

Third one is bheemuni kolanu no vehicle only trekking, from phaladhaara and panchadhaara.

Before going to srisailam u can visit Uma maheswaram temple on the way to munnanur starting of hills u get this on diversion towards achampet.

 

Farahabad view point which is the final destination in jungle safari for photography.

 

Pratapa rudra fort trek at the starting of hills on the way to munnanur.

 

Wow.. I got to know about a lot of new places around Srisailam..  I guess @sridhar has shared a log previously about Bheemuni Kolanu. Is that the same one which opens only once in an year :) 

 

@Sridhar Tandra Could you reshare the link your travel story of the place which stays open to public only once in the whole year.. I am not able to recollect the name  :D 

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12 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

Three places missed in visits near srisailam

 

Never heard of these places, thank for the information.

Around 2012, we went on a trek inside Srisialam forest.
That temple is opened once in a year, Saleshwaram Lingayya swamy temple. 

Place is very beautiful but it may get over crowded, best time to visit is during midnight. 
Yes, during that time of a year, they allow people to go inside the forest during night time. (officially) 


https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/464-hyderabad-to-saleshwaram-temple-that-opens-for-only-4-days-in-an-year/

 

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

 

Wow.. I got to know about a lot of new places around Srisailam..  I guess @sridhar has shared a log previously about Bheemuni Kolanu. Is that the same one which opens only once in an year :) 

 

@Sridhar Tandra Could you reshare the link your travel story of the place which stays open to public only once in the whole year.. I am not able to recollect the name  :D 

No bheemuni colanu is near phaladhaara panchadhaara, the one sridhar talking about is saleshwaram jatara, after mahashivaratri once ppl go there, the one I said about farahabad view point or jungle safari on the way u have to divert for this, beautiful place with treacherous trekking path recent conditions no idea did many times when I was a kid, u can hike a waterfall without slipping and no need for any ropes. Even in summer water will be child. U can plan for this on summer time

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2 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

No bheemuni colanu is near phaladhaara panchadhaara, the one sridhar talking about is saleshwaram jatara, after mahashivaratri once ppl go there, the one I said about farahabad view point or jungle safari on the way u have to divert for this, beautiful place with treacherous trekking path recent conditions no idea did many times when I was a kid, u can hike a waterfall without slipping and no need for any ropes. Even in summer water will be child. U can plan for this on summer time

 

Thanks much for this information. I think we need to explore this sometime :) 

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