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Hi all.

I have visited this place again this week.Tried to cover some places that I have missed during the last visit.

This time I covered Tigris Waterfalls(Polluru falls).

One has to travel via Mothugudem to reach these falls by taking a left turn from a junction after you cross Chinturu.

It is approximately 27 kms from the Y junction.

 

Places visited:

 

1.Tigris Falls

2.Explored Coffee Plantation

3.Jalatharangini falls

4.Amruthadhara Falls

 

The ride
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Tigris Falls

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Path that leads to the falls.

We can drive through the path where there is enough parking space.

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Road to Tigris falls from Mothugudem.

Road condition is very good and this is the same road that one has to take to reach Lambasingi if travelled via Bhadrachalam.

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Since that was a weekend, the place was fully crowded with over 200 people.Schools around brought their children for picnic mostly from a village of Chattisgarh.

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Coffee Plantation in Maredumilli.

On either side of this road is Coffee plantation.

 

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View from inside the plantation.

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The place is vast so we couldn't go deep inside as we felt little scary and we are the only ones in that place at that time.:o

Since it is a dense forest light goes out very early.

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Path that leads to no where.

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A flight of stairs that leads to???

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Since the place is already mentioned earlier I'll keep it simple.

Few pictures from the trip to Maredumilli.

Enroute Maredumilli.

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Just before the first view point we have this beautiful stream of water coming all the way up from the falls.

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We stayed in Vana Vihari.

Inside Vana Vihari

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Way to our cottage.

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the view point.

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Trails to Amruthadhara falls.

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Trails 

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Some random clicks..:cooler:

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Superb @Surya78. Your pictures are beautiful and description is very much informative. Tigris waterfall is one such place about which I've hear it for the first time and I can totally imagine how beautiful it can get during the rains. 

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Thank you @sagar

Yes. Pictures doesn't justify it's beauty. One has to feel themselves. Tigris falls has more water compared to the other two since it is situated lower from the hill.Being at this place during the monsoon or later shows it's true beauty. 

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Looks you became Maredumilli forest explorer for India-Drive members.
Excellent pictures. 
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We never heard about these waterfalls, may be next time we will cover this place.
Thank you for the information. 

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Haha Yes @Ranger.There are still some unexplored places.If there is a bunch of us we can go further deep into the Coffee plantation.

We should try Jungle star night camp situated amidst forest.It would be really exciting staying there for a night

with some trekking, deep into the jungle and setting up a camp fire.Heard some activities are also there, from the management. 

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Hi 

This is an excellent information.

How long the drive took? Was it a day trip or you stayed overnight at a place?

thanks

Moorthy

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1 hour ago, Moorthy said:

How long the drive took? Was it a day trip or you stayed overnight at a place?

 

It is not possible to cover it in a single day, at least from Hyderabad.
3 days will be ideal for this trip.
December/January is the best time to visit. Avoid this place during summer.

You can go through the below links for accommodation and places to visit details. 

https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/347-hyderabad-to-maredumilli-forest-road-trip/

https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/100-hyderabad-to-maredumilli-rampachodavaram-road-trip/&

 

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Yes, days would be Ideal to do this trip.

Day 1 - Start early from Hyderabad, You reach Maredumilli jungle stay by late noon.

Spend Rest of Day -1 and Day -2 at the place exploring around the forest areas.

Day 3 - You can start back to Hyderabad. If in case you want to explore Lambasingi.. You can take that route and reach Hyderabad but, It is going to get late by the time you reach Home.

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This info is super cool. I was looking for some time. 

 

Which rout is preferable (Road condition)?

1.Bhadrachalam --> Chinturu --> Maredumilli

2.Rampachodavaram --> Maredumilli

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6 minutes ago, kailash310@gmail.com said:

This info is super cool. I was looking for some time. 

 

Via Rajahmundary is preferable route.
Via Bhadrachalam, I heard views are good but road condition is below average. 

 

If you don't mind bad roads, you can go via Rajahmundary.
While coming back, start early in the morning and take Bhadrachalam route.
Maredumilli is best during early in the morning. 

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1 minute ago, Ranger said:

 
Via Rajahmundary is preferable route.
Via Bhadrachalam, I heard views are good but road condition is below average. 

 

Great. Thank you!

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On 12/15/2017 at 11:07 PM, Surya78 said:

This time I covered Tigris Waterfalls(Polluru falls).

 

Pictures are eye pleasing, going to home town this weekend.
I may go visit Mareduilli.
Will share pictures next weekend. 

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22 hours ago, driveking said:

 

Pictures are eye pleasing, going to home town this weekend.
I may go visit Mareduilli.
Will share pictures next weekend. 

 

I am very much sure that you wouldn't have any forest stays left vacant the coming weekend being the festive season unless you have made your bookings well in advance. It will definitely be a bit crowded. May be a day drive from Rajahmundry would be best suited during this season. 

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      From the lessons learnt in the morning we ensured to shift from NH50 to NH52 by taking a left turn near Vijayapura.
      Nearly about an hour after crossing Vijayapura we were amazed to drive on Uttar Karnataka’s longest bridge built on the river Krishna situated in Kolhar.
       
       
       
       
        
      Since we got our lunch packed from home, we took a 15min break near Bagalkot. We resumed our journey at 1pm and reached Belgaum by 3:30pm where we refuelled our car (2nd full tank).
      As we wanted to drive the Chorla Ghat before Sunset we continued without further breaks. Ghat roads initially were smooth but turned out to be patchy nearing Goa. The sky dusked as we entered Goa and travelled through the dark, narrow and silent lanes of Poriem, Bicholem and Paliem. Travelling through the busy roads of Calangute we reached our destination, Candolim, by 7:30pm.
      Glimpse of Ghat road
       
       
       
       
       
      We stayed in recently constructed property in a peaceful locality of Pintos Vaddo street in Candolim.
      Property details: Sonika’s Leisure. A decent hotel with in-house bar & restaurant, swimming pool and AC rooms with attached balcony and excellent Wifi connectivity. Rooms were very neat with sparkling clean bathrooms. Great hospitality and yummy food.
       
       


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