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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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Hyderabad to Srisailam Guide

Distance :

220 kilometers

 

Route :
Hyderabad - Kadthal - Kalvakurthi (bypass) - Dindi - Munnanur - Mallapur - Sundhipenta - Srisailam

 

Road condition :

Hyderabad to Dindi, road condition is excellent. Super smooth road and has tolls.

 

Toll road : Hyderabad to Dindi
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Dinidi to Srisailam, road condition is good, roads are narrow, difficult to overtake and many blind curves but the views are fantastic.

 

Ghat road : Dindi to Srisailam

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Srisailam forest timings


Make sure you enter the forest section between Dindi to Srisailam between 6AM to 9PM.
You need to fill your name and car details at the forest check post and they charge 20/- per car. 

 

Forest opens : 6AM to 9PM
Forest closes : 9PM to 6AM

 

Best time to visit Srisailam

 

July to January would be a good time to visit Srisailam and It is best before monsoon ends. 

 

Hotels on Hyderabad to Srisailam highway

1. Hyderabad to Dindi

 Sai Surya family restaurant

https://goo.gl/maps/bKPQw2kRQTT2

 

Grand sai Balaji
https://goo.gl/maps/vc8e7E73Qur

 

2. Dindi to Srisailam
Very few hotels in this section.
All the hotels are almost near Srisailam

 

Hotel Grand Akkamadevi (non-veg available)
https://goo.gl/maps/pVt7aB8dvPE2

Haritha resorts
https://goo.gl/maps/V3JPVswqvRE2

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Places to visit in Srisailam and on Hyderabad Srisailam highway. 

 

1. Dindi reservoir
Dindi reservoir is located at a distance of 120 kilometers from Hyderabad.

You can drive till the reservoir if you divert from the main road, just before the reservoir. 


GPS link : https://goo.gl/maps/JJSHUTkQ45p
Take a right turn just before the dam to drive till the lake edge.

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2. Tiger Safari

Timings : 9AM to 5PM

Cost : 800/- per trip
Time : 40 mintues

 

GPS link : https://goo.gl/maps/rZ8ujX819dG2

 

Can we spot tiger at Nallamalla forest?
Nope, there are very less number of tigers in the Nallamalla forest reserve. 
You must be very lucky to spot a tiger.

 

What animlas can we spot at Nallamalla forest?

  • Deer herds
  • Monkeys
  • Peacocks
  • Squirrels
  • Birds

 

3. Mallelateertham waterfalls

You need to divert from the main road once you cross the tiger reserve. 

 

One needs to descend around 200 steps to get the first sight of the beautiful waterfalls. Waterfalls is seen only during monsoons and would recommend to avoid it during summers.

GPS link : https://goo.gl/maps/CTe7CDmb6qQ2

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4. Srisailam dam (view points)

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5. Srisailam bridge

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6. Cable car ride, Pathalaganga
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7. Akkamma Mahadevi caves

 

How to reach Akkamma Mahadevi caves?

  • Boats starts everyday at 9 AM
  • Cost/head is around 300/-
  • Boating time : 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • You need to carry snacks and water
  • Once you reach the destination you need to walk around 15 minutes to reach the caves.
  • Avoid this place during a day trip, If you are planning a stop over for the night, this place is ideal to visit.

 

 

Best accommodation in Srisailam

AP tourism is your best bet in Srisailam, you wont find hotels in online booking portals.
All bookings are done by the agents and so finding a decent hotel is tough.

http://www.aptdc.gov.in/accommodations.html

 

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Photolog of our Srisailam drive


Started from Gachibowli post breakfast at Village Aharam.
Speed limit on ORR is 100 kmph. If you cross the limit, get ready to pay 1435/- 

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Long weekends, Long queues at the toll booths

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Varun's EcoSport felt bumpy, we pulled over and reduced the air pressure. 

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Our next stop at Dindi reservoir

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Group picture! @Ravi is missing as he started the chasing birds. I am waiting for your pictures.
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Most of the memories come from the off roads that we take.

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Full attendance. Looks like @Omik was planning to punch me. 

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After Dindi reservoir exploration, our next stop was at the ghat section entrance.
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The forest road was waiting ahead

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We enjoyed the view for some time.
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And started our drive into the Nallamalla forest.

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Drive through the Nallamalla forest turned out be better than expected. Greenery was just amazing.

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We took a small break, enjoyed the wild breeze in calmness. 

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Roads get narrow once you enter the forest area. It is tough to overtake the private buses in this stretch. A stop-over at the view point. 
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We reached the Srisailam Dam in no time, We decided to drive till Sindhipenta and break for lunch.

We had our lunch at Grand Akkamadevi Hotel and drove back to the Dam.
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Round table conference, @varunc Looks like everybody were interested in your shoes. 

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Cars basking in the Sun.

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Soon the temperatures started to raise and we left the place.

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We took a tea break in the midway and reached ORR by 6:45 PM

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- Thank you

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Nice pictures, wish I could join the group on some weekend.

Few questions for you guys.

Should I wait one more month, or the monsoon has already arrived?

Is it crowded during weekends?

Tiger Safari is worth the money/time?

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19 hours ago, driveking said:

Should I wait one more month, or the monsoon has already arrived?

It is green, Wait for 10 more days.

 

19 hours ago, driveking said:

Is it crowded during weekends?

It is fine on weekends, avoid during long weekends.

 

19 hours ago, driveking said:

Tiger Safari is worth the money/time?

If you are going on a two days road trip, it is don't miss it.
On a single day drive avoid it.
 

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Superb pictures guys.. Next month will be perfect for a drive to this place. All you would find is just green out there :D

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I went yesterday.. enjoyed the drive a lot. If theme is dam, August would be the best time.

If drive & rain are the theme, its time now.

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23 minutes ago, Saran said:

I went yesterday.

 

Nice, saw few pictures.


You can post them here(on this link). :P

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2 minutes ago, Saran said:

Picture log.

Love those pictures, any change in water levels and greenery?

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Love those pictures, any change in water levels and greenery?

No change in water level. But good noticable change in greenery.

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9 minutes ago, santoshraut80 said:

I want to join this group and explore the new areas .Please let me know how to join it.

 

You are welcome to Join us.
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You can join our whatsApp group link

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saw in news that Srisailam Dam is full of water.... would love to visit sometime soon to try if the gates are lifted....

Looks like the shutters are open as per the dam status.. but not sure how many shutters are open.

Dam full level is 885 ft ! And it has 881.3 ft now. Must be all shutters open if I'm not wrong! Screenshot_20171005-193111.png

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