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Nagarjunasagar Road trip Guide  

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  1. 1. Places to visit in Nagarjunasagar

    • Nagarjunasagar Dam
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    • Ethipothala Water Falls
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    • Nagarjuna Konda (Island)
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  2. 2. Best Accommodations in Nagarjunasagar

    • TSTDC Resort Vijay Vihar
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    • Note: No online booking for other options
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  3. 3. Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar route

    • Best route: Hyderabad -- Yacharam -- Mallapalli --Sunkishala -- Nagarjunasagar
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    • Alternative route : Hyderabad -- Narketpally -- Nalgonda -- Sunkishala -- Nagarjunasagar
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  4. 4. Food options between Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar

    • Hotel Sidhartha
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    • TSTDC Resort Vijay Vihar
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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)

 

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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.


Vegetarians:
Sai Annapurna hotels , Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/qK64agvUpqm


Non-Vegetarians:
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

 

Stay options:

A.P tourism is the only best option available at Nagarjunasagar. There are few private hotels but most of them are not maintained properly.

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Trip meter set to zero and we are started off our journey :D

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In no time we hit the Outer ring road at Gachibowli.

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Cruise set to 100 km/hr we cruised lazily for the first 60 kilometers.

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At exit 12 we got down from the ORR and paid 50/- at the toll booth.

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We took a quick break and clicked few pictures.

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Slowly, the sun started to rise up.

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Outer ring road is arguably the best road to drive in India.

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Bumper sticker speaks it all.

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After crossing the ORR , It is the single lane road for the next leg of the journey.

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Most of the journey is uneventful.We can easily maintain around 100 km/hr.

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Beautiful scenic roads surrounded by trees.

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Immensely enjoyable to drive on these long sweeping curves.

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We took couple of breaks to click few pictures.

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We resumed our journey after 15 minutes break.

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Soon the scenery started to change from boring roads to a hilly terrain.

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Then slowly we started to climb the hills.

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Stop over for the lunch at A.P tourism hotel.

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View from the AP tourism resort.

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We quickly resumed our journey in order to catch the ferry which will take us to Nagarjunakonda Island.

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Neatly maintained dam road where the private vehicles are not allowed.

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We stopped over the bridge which is parallel to the dam to click pictures.

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View of the dam from the bridge.

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Ethipothala Water Falls is a is a 70 feet (21 m) high river cascade. It is located at a distance of 12 Kilometres from Nagarjunasagar dam. We can see that it is bone dry due to less rains.It is must visit place during monsoon.

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After Eithpothala water falls visit, we started back to Narjunasagar.

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View of the bridge.

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We parked our car at a paid parking and headed towards APDC launch station. They charged us 120/- per head for a boat ride.

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Boat journey lasted for an hour (one way).

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The breath of fresh air and water surrounded by hillocks made our day.

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Views enroute to Island.

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First boat already coming after Island visit.

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Fisherman on coracle.

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Don't miss the goats in the background.

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We started going deeper into the river.

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First glimpse of the beautiful Island.

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Boat standing over there acts as a bridge.

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we got down quickly and started climbing steps.

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Museum,photos are not allowed inside.

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Views from the Island.

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Nature at its best.

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Exploring deep into the Island, We came to the edge of the Island and there was lone tree.

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Megalith Age Burial Area 2nd century A.D.

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Random Monuments.

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Buddha statue.

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Scary tree.

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Guide map of Nagarjuna Konda Island.

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Island exploration lasted for an hour after that we started waiting for the boat.

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We bid Goodbye to Island.

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And started our return journey to Launch station.

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Views en route

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Boat timings

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Clicked a picture at the Launch station.

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After some refreshments. We hit the road.

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No trip is complete without the pictures of the car.

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Stopped at the bridge and had a refreshing juice watching the beautiful sunset.

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It took us 3 hours to reach the ORR.

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Took some pictures in the tunnel.

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And headed back home.

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Civic has split personality. Mileage varies from 8KMPL to 16KMPL depending on how you drive.Total trip :374 Kilometers door to door.

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Excellent pictures. Nice write-up.

Been to Nargarjunasagar many times but never heard of this Island. Got a reason to drive down again.:cooler:

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Awesome pics. Trip to Sagar during summer. Brave :P

Thank you :D

Nothing can stop the itch to scorch tarmac.

Excellent pictures. Nice write-up.

Been to Nargarjunasagar many times but never heard of this Island. Got a reason to drive down again.

Thank you. Island was the main reason to initiate the drive.:cooler:

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Very detailed and excellent travel story.:clap:

Awesome pics. Trip to Sagar during summer. Brave :P

It is like summer already. Hope to see good amount of rains this year.

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sagar said:
Beautiful travelogue shammy and what pictures ... Speechless :D
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Very detailed and excellent travel story.:clap:

 

Thank you. Nagarjunasagar is always a quick getaway place for many Hyderabadies. Hope this information is helpful.

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I din't know that an island named nagarjunakonda existed around this area... Will definitely cover it up during my next drive to sagar.. Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative travel story.. :)

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I din't know that an island named nagarjunakonda existed around this area... Will definitely cover it up during my next drive to sagar.. Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative travel story.. :)

Boat ride to the Island is amazing. A must visit place.

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Awesome pictures. Looks like water level is going down day by day. Hope we will have a good amount of rains this year.

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