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Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi Beach - A hidden paradise, Andhra Pradesh

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Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi Beach - A hidden Paradise

 

After a long wait for the December trip, we kick started our vacation to the most beautiful Hamsaladeevi beach located in the Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

 

Usually many of them skip this place due to lack of accommodation, but you will find a decent stay in Vijayawada which is around 80 kms approximately from Hamsaladeevi. It is definitely worth travelling so far to see the beauty of this Sagara Sangamam, where river Krishna meets the Bay of Bengal.

 

We started at an early hour from Hyderabad and reached Vijayawada by 10 AM and checked into the OYO hotel. There are no food joints available at Hamsaladeevi beach so we packed the lunch from the hotel and headed out. Vijayawada to Hamsaladeevi drive took us 3 hours with some breaks.

 

Hamsaladeevi village is 24 kms away from Avanigadda and we reached Hamsaladeevi by 3 PM. After a long drive from Hyderabad, there was an adrenaline rush gushing out to see this most beautiful place and couldn't wait to snap the sandy beach and the 'river-beach' meeting point. This point is 2 km away from the beach (From Hamsaladeevi village, beach is 4 kms) and we drove our car on the beach side shore to the port to see the confluence.

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Distance : 376 km

Ride: Honda City

Fuel : Petrol

Mileage : 15 kmpl

Hotel : OYO rooms (2000/- per night)

 

Best Route 2016

Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Vijayawada -->Pedapulipaka --> Madduru --> Thotlavalluru --> Nimmagadda --> Avanigadda --> Nagayalanka --> Chodavaram --> Hamsaladeevi Beach

 

Note: Don't take any diversions from the mentioned route else you might end up between bad conditioned roads and longer distances as you pass 

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Hamsaladeevi village welcoming us with the beautiful hay bundle

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We found ourselves so lucky on our way to the beach as this empty land had offered us a chance to sight the meeting point closer. Usually, it is filled with water during high tides and heavy rains.

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City showing off ;)

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Getting ready for the drive on the sand bed. It is a 3 kilometers drive to reach the meeting point

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On our way to the river Krishna and Bay of Bengal meeting point

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This sandy land had some air to breathe ;)

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As the port has heavy Tidal waves, we can see slight difference in water colour. But you can figure out the meeting point from a distance with the waves striking the river.

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Even our city wants to pose with the beach

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One more click please, says the city to the photographer ;)

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Fishermen on their duty.

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Capturing the leafy moments

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And the boats went deep into the ocean and faded away.

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The port area

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Have you ever seen a Honda city shying off at the river ;)

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The sticks in the background are clear indicators of the water depth.

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Leafy moments II

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Random click. Can anyone figure out?

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All set to go on a beach drive

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Here we go, The beautiful Bay of Bengal

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The sand bed is at a same level for until 1 km, we haven't risked further though ;). It is a paradise for the swimmers.

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Mr.Sun welcoming us for a free tan on the beach.

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You can see people going a little further into the sea and still at a same height.

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Huge waves kicking in some fun.

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The other side of the beach has an extraordinary view.

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One of the best is, crabs building their homes by sand balls with beautiful designs everywhere.

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Our return journey pumped us with a small stream line with the beautiful greenery on either side.

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We were in awestruck by seeing this natural view with a combination of green and brownish red.

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Fisherman take their boats from here towards the river.

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Road to Vijayawada gave us "Stress free journey".

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This amazing fields on our way back to home, made our trip complete.

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Mr. Sun waving Good-bye to us ;)

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Excellent pictures shammy.

It truly looks like a paradise.

A new place added to Hyderabad weekend getaway list.​Thank you for sharing :D.

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Such a beautiful trip.. Your drive has been a visual spectacle with some brilliant pics and yes as Gowtham said, another place for a weekend getaway from Hyderabad.. Cheers ..!!! :D

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How come people missed out on such a lovely place which is so close to Hyderabad and Vijayawada.

@ Shammy Nice exploration.. your literary will be very helpful for people who wish to visit for the first time :).

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For Hamsaladeevi trip,I can help you with stay and food at Devarapalli Village,which comes after Thotlavalluru, which is on the way to Hamsaladeevi.From Devarapalli village,Hamsaladeevi is further 60 KM.

 

It would be good if you can spend two days for this trip.You can start Saturday early morning @4AM,you can reach Devarapalli @ 9 AM.You can fresh up, have break Fast pack the lunch and leave to Hamsaladeevi. Have fun At Hamsaladeevi and come back by evening to guest house at Devarapalli and have light snacks and can roam at Devarapalli Village just 1/2(Half) KM away from Krishna River and have dinner and sleep.

 

Morning you can wake up(Sunday Morning) have break fast and can enjoy SUN RISE at Krishna river and enjoy the greenery fields till afternoon.

 

Have lunch at Devarapalli Village and start to Hyderabad @3PM.You will reach Hyderabad @8PM. Reach Home,sleep well and start the work by Monday Morning!!!

For any assistence you can message me.

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Another unexplored place. Even though I travel a lot couldn't get any information about this place.

Picture are very beautiful. Fed up with Suryalanka beach as the crowd is very high during holidays.

Added this place to my check list. Excellent share 

 

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For Hamsaladeevi trip,I can help you with stay and food at Devarapalli Village,which comes after Thotlavalluru, which is on the way to Hamsaladeevi.From Devarapalli village,Hamsaladeevi is further 60 KM.

 

Will message you if I need any stay.:D

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Amazing pictures.

Sand bed drive looks fantastic. Any chances of vehicle getting stuck?

Looks we cannot drive on the sand bed during rains.

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This places looks clean and far better than the Baptla beach which is getting overly crowded during weekends.

Always want to drive the car on a beach, but I never got a chance. Will visit this place for sure. Nice share.

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Hey Shammy thanks a lot for sharing the details. If we are going do we have to book the hotel in advance or getting accommodation will be easy?

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Excellent pictures shammy.

It truly looks like a paradise.

A new place added to Hyderabad weekend getaway list.Thank you for sharing

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Such a beautiful trip.. Your drive has been a visual spectacle with some brilliant pics and yes as Gowtham said, another place for a weekend getaway from Hyderabad.. Cheers ..!!!

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Nice exploration.. your literary will be very helpful for people who wish to visit for the first time
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Added this place to my check list. Excellent share .

Thank you all. May be we can include this place for the next india-drive meet?

 

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Sand bed drive looks fantastic. Any chances of vehicle getting stuck?

Locals discourage you to take your own vehicle as they want to charge money for the trip.

There is no problem as long as you follow the track. If you want to make your own road you defiantly need a 4*4.

Any car can do the regular track.

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Hey Shammy thanks a lot for sharing the details. If we are going do we have to book the hotel in advance or getting accommodation will be easy?

Hey Kulmeet,

Stay at Vijayawada is not a problem.There are plenty of OYO rooms available.

Even though if you use Google maps make sure you go through each and every place given in the route.

Let me know If you need any further information.:cooler:

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Can we camp at the beach ?

I think it is not safe to camp on the beach, unless you are in a large group.

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I think it is not safe to camp on the beach, unless you are in a large group.

Hmm.. True, I am trying to contact any local at that place. I got plans.. :D

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Hmm.. True, I am trying to contact any local at that place. I got plans.. :D

Please update us with your findings, It will be helpful for others.:cooler:

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Superb pics and it definitely looks like a place to explore before it gets commercialized.. An add-on to my 'To drive' list ..Thanks a ton :)

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