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Weekend trip, Hyderabad to NallaMalla Jungle Camp - Pacherla

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We wish to enjoy the monsoon rains and want to disconnect from this city busy life and pressures. Want to explore some forest & greenery places and some time for devotional places as well. We decided to visit "NallaMalla Jungle Camp - Pacherla" and booked accommodation through its website (http://nallamalaijunglecamps.com)

 

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Car : Fiat Punto 90HP

Places Visited : Nalla Malla Jungle Camp, Srisailam

Route Taken : Miryalaguda - Nagarjuna Sagar - Macherla -  Nalla Malla Jungle Camp - Srisailam - Dindi - Miryalaguda

Distance : 700kms (Round Trip - approx)

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We booked our accommodation and started from Miryalaguda on Aug 25th - 5AM. 

Reached Nagarjuna Sagar dam by 6am, took some pics on the dam and enjoyed the cool climate.

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From Nagarjuna Sagar, we reached Macherla and visited "chennakesava swamy temple" and headed to "Forest Camps" via "giddalur".

The road condition was really good and it went through some forest areas which provides pleasant driving feel.

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We took the road towards "Nandyal" from "Giddalur" and travelled for about 35kms to reach "Forest Camp".

This 35kms road is driver's paradise with full of mountains and ghat sections. It was raining heavily when we visited and added more beauty to the place.

 

The real fun of driving starts here with this road and its curves ... xD

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This 35kms road condition was pretty awesome with no pot holes and full of tress on both sides.

 

Here are small videos of road condition

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After 4 hours of journey, we finally reached our destination :DIMG_6125.JPG.f1d0a6d146060a60f3b06b856356a98b.JPG

The accommodation provided was pretty clean with all facilities. They welcomed us with hot tea (welcome drink) as the climate is damm cool.

Some pictures of the jungle camp :

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Few pics from Jungle Safari : 

 

There you can spot the old railway bridge which was destroyed long ago (that bridge even flashed in few movies).

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Even they arranged nice camp-fire after our dinner.

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Time for some sport in the jungle camp :-

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After our pleasant stay in the jungle camp, we headed towards srisailam. 

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After having darshan of the Great Mallikarjuna Swamy, we headed to Miryalaguda via Dindi ( its my wife's turn to drive me to home :P ).

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Overall, it was really good experience for us and enjoyed our trip alot. Even its economical too when considering stay packages at Nalla Malla Jungle Camp.

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Excellent pictures and very well written.
I will follow your plan on some weekend.

Never expected Nallamalla forest to be this beautiful.

Your information is very helpful for the first timers. Thank you sharing the details. 

How is the overall road condition?
Any bad stretch in the whole circuit?

 Hyderabad -Miryalaguda - Nagarjuna Sagar - Macherla -  Nalla Malla Jungle Camp - Srisailam - Dindi - Miryalaguda -Hyderabad

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28 minutes ago, Ranger said:
How is the overall road condition?
Any bad stretch in the whole circuit?

 Hyderabad -Miryalaguda - Nagarjuna Sagar - Macherla -  Nalla Malla Jungle Camp - Srisailam - Dindi - Miryalaguda -Hyderabad

 


Road condition is good all the way. No bad stretch at all.

 

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Is it really Nallamalla Forest?

Great write-up and crisp pictures.
Driving Punto on those roads will be a drivers dream.

How much does the resort cost?
Is it including food?

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16 hours ago, driveking said:
Is it really Nallamalla Forest?

Great write-up and crisp pictures.
Driving Punto on those roads will be a drivers dream.

How much does the resort cost?
Is it including food?

 


Yes.. it is Nalla Malla forest.
Resort costed us Rs.4000/- including stay , food(welcome drink, lunch, evening snacks , dinner and next day breakfast) and jungle safari.
 

 

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14 hours ago, jay_chitti said:

Resort costed us Rs.4000/- including stay , food

 

Pricing looks economical.
Any animal spotting in Safari?

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Yes.. it is Nalla Malla forest.
Resort costed us Rs.4000/- including stay , food(welcome drink, lunch, evening snacks , dinner and next day breakfast) and jungle safari.
 
 

Everything under 5k? Seriously

Miles to go before I sleep

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3 hours ago, Ranger said:

 

Pricing looks economical.
Any animal spotting in Safari?

 

You can spot peacocks, deer and lots & lots of monkeys. Therez a pond in forest where all the animals comes for drinking water, jungle safari guys will take you there. There you might get a chance to spot bears or tigers.

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57 minutes ago, jay_chitti said:

There you might get a chance to spot bears or tigers.

 

Spotting tiger and bear is very tough in Nallamalla.
According the report from 2016

 

1 hour ago, jay_chitti said:

You can spot peacocks, deer and lots & lots of monkeys.

Nice
 

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The NSTR (Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve) is spread in 5,937 km out of which 3,737 km is in Andhra Pradesh. The Nallamala forest is spread in Kurnool, Prakasam, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda districts. The core area of tiger is 2,444 km, the officials said. There are 2200 tigers in the country out of which 68 tigers are found in Nallamala forest.

 

It is almost like one in 100 kilometer radius.

We can spot many deer and monkeys on the highways itself.
Especially, If you drive early/late in Nallamalla you can spot many deer.

 

Few more questions :D, how much time does the Safari last.
Is the Safari limited to accommodation? Outsiders can book only Safari? 

 

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20 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

Spotting tiger and bear is very tough in Nallamalla.
According the report from 2016

 

Nice
 

 

It is almost like one in 100 kilometer radius.

We can spot many deer and monkeys on the highways itself.
Especially, If you drive early/late in Nallamalla you can spot many deer.

 

Few more questions :D, how much time does the Safari last.
Is the Safari limited to accommodation? Outsiders can book only Safari? 

 

 

They will take safari to two different places and each last for around 2hrs. For outsiders, they will charge Rs.1000/- ( i don't know exactly).

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Awesome report.
Place is beautiful in monsoon.

Good to know that roads are good. Planning a short drive to Nagarjunasagar.


Thank you for sharing the information. :)

 

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Lovely report @jay_chitti . very well explained and Your Punto looks fab. How many members does he take for the safari at a time? I mean to ask, in a single vehicle..?

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18 hours ago, sagar said:

Lovely report @jay_chitti . very well explained and Your Punto looks fab. How many members does he take for the safari at a time? I mean to ask, in a single vehicle..?

 

Around 5 to 6 people at a time for one vehicle. They got two safari vehicles, so 10 to 12 people at a time.

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Amazing details.

Information is spot on.

Pictures are very natural.

 

Will plan a drive with my family.

 

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Guest Sriharsha

Hey what is the distance u covered in the route u chose?

They are asking me to take hyderabad, kurnool, nadhyala , pacherla route

Which one is better. Pls suggest

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