Hyderabad to Maredumilli plan
Frustrated with Hyderabad traffic and bad roads due to rains, I have decided to get out of the city and explore the farm lands of Godavari district and the forest range of Maredumilli.
Idea is to go on a quick getaway.
All the accommodations at Maredumilli are full.
This did not dampen my spirits.
Its not about the destination, It is the drive that matters to me.
Did some quick research and booked accommodation at the nearest town which is Rajahmundry.
Hyderabad to Maredumilli route plan(best route):
Hyderabad to Maredumilli has two routes
Route 1 : Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Vijayawada --> Tanuku --> Rajahmundry --> Maredumilli
Route 2 : Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Khammam --> Kothagudem --> Bhadrachalam --> Chintur --> Maredumilli
Route 1: It is the best route to take. Completely 4-lane till Rajahmundry
Route 2 : Avoid it unless you are planning to cover Bhadrachalam
Day 1 : Hyderabad to Rajahmundry Day 2 : Rajahmundry to Maredumilli Day 3 : Exploring villages around Rajahmundry Day 4 : Rajahmundry to Hyderabad
Places to visit in Maredumilli and Rampachodavaram (link)
Excellent post @Surya78, your post helped us a lot.
Best places to visit in Maredumilli
1. Bhupathipalem reservoir : gmaps
2. Rampa Water Falls : Gmaps
3. VanaVihari Eco tourism : Gmaps
4. Bamboo Chicken is available near VanaVihari resort : Gmaps
5. View point, there is no name to this place, you will find it en-route to Amruthadhara : Gmaps
6. Amruthadhara waterfalls : Gmaps
Best resorts in maredumilli
Vanavihari Eco Tourism Center Aranya Eco Resorts Jungle Star Nature Camp Site Birds Nest Resorts
There are few private/small resorts at exotic locations. Need to do some research on those places.
Book the resort in advance during holidays/weekends.
Distance : ~190 kilometers
Drive time: 4 hours including breaks
Mileage : 16 KMPL (Best mileage we have ever achieved, never crossed 120 km/hr)
Total trip cost : 2600/- (Including fuel for 2 persons)
Road condition 2017: Quick update Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar road condition:
Road condition has improved a lot compared to last year. First 50 kilometers has a beautiful single lane road(similar to srisailam road) Last 100 kilometers is a good single road.
Places to visit at Nagarjunasagar:
1. Nagarjunakonda Island
a) Visit APDC launch station.(around 10 kilometers from Dam)
b) Park your vehicle at the paid parking.
c) Take a boat to the Island.
d) Total trip takes around 3 hours (approximately)
Timings:9:30,11:30 and 1:30
Price : 120/- per Adult and 100/- per Kid
2. Nagarjunasagar dam
3. A.P tourism hotel (excellent view, no entry charges and food is good )
4. Ethipothala Water Falls.
Food option on Hyderabad to Nagarjuna sagar highway.
Sai Annapurna hotels , Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/qK64agvUpqm
Naga lakshmi Kaveri Family dhaba, Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/nQPLuhBck5A2
Food options at Nagarjuna Sagar
Hotel Siddartha , Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/HiCqkP1TVDU2
TSDC tourism Vijay vihar, Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/fEpVvnMfVkk
A.P tourism is the only best option available at Nagarjunasagar. There are few private hotels but most of them are not maintained properly.
Hyderabad to Srisailam Guide
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
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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