We got our new car in Aug 2018, decided to go for a long drive during dasara holidays.
So we planned for a 3 day trip to Anantapur, lepakshi and madhavaraya temple gorantla.
Distance : 366 KM
Travel time : 6 hours approx
Started on Sunday afternoon around 1:30 PM,
we took the NH44 towards jadcherla, karnool. Reached around 7:30 to Anantapur with tea break and dinner break nearby Anantapur (Hotel Mayura) .
We stayed at Hotel Serena as we saw some good reviews about the place, and its close proximity to NH.
Hotel was good as we expected.
Distance: 255 KM
We began our journey to Lepakshi temple around 8 am after had a delicious breakfast filled with yummy idlis and hot wadas at Ramaiah Idly Centre,
which seems to be famous food joint known especially for Idlis in Anantapur. Reached Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi around 10 PM.
Temple is maintained so clean and neatly, found parking place near by the entrance.
Around 2 hours we spent in the temple admiring the marvellous sculptures of Vijayanagara architecture.
Being the holidays season temple had good amount of visitors, though we had a pleasant darshan.
Temple has a small garden and washroom facilities. This is a must visit temple if you like visiting historical places filled with beautiful sculptures and grand architecture. Few pictures take using my mobile. hope you like them.
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.
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