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Thank you Prashant and all. I completed my trip successfully and it's an awesome experience....visited Laknavaram, kaleshwaram temple, kaleshwaram barrage, Kawal wild life santuary, kadam dam, temples like Dharmapuri , kondagattu anjaneyaswamy , vemulawada.
I will share the details and pictures in the coming weekends...
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22 hours ago, sahil said:

Thank you Prashant and all. I completed my trip successfully and it's an awesome experience....visited Laknavaram, kaleshwaram temple, kaleshwaram barrage, Kawal wild life santuary, kadam dam, temples like Dharmapuri , kondagattu anjaneyaswamy , vemulawada.

 

Wow, that list is impressive.

Waiting for your report. 

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Laknavaram –Kaleshwaram - Kaddam  dam- Kawal - Dharmapuri - Kondagattu - vemulawada– Hyderabad

Dates - Started on  20 Oct Saturday @ 7.30 am , reached hyderabad - 21 Oct 2018 @ 10 pm

 

Day 1 - Started at Laknavaram @ 7.45 AM  after breakfast with wife and kids

Reached Kaleshwaram in 2 hrs. The route is good and goes via Ramappa and Bhoopalpally. 

Visited  Godavari river ghat and the temple.

Temple is a very old. There are 2 shiva lingas inside temple. One Shiva linga for Yama Dharma Raja and the other for Lord Shiva.

After the temple visit started to Kadam dam / Kawal. To cross check the google maps correctness for the route, I enquired locally with 3 to 4 people.

Found that the route showing by google map is not the correct one. It is showing 116km. I need to cross the Godavari river to reach the high way on the other side which goes to Machiryal and Nirmal. With google map route, only 2 wheeler vehicles will go. When I try to find the other route in google map, it is showing 165 km, via Ramagundam/Manthani. Few people told  me that there is a route via Kaleswaram barriage and is good. After around 5 kilometers traveled back in the bhoopalpally route, took a diversion route via Kaleswaram barriage .

Later I realised that I should not have taken this route as it has lot of pot holes and many places no road at all. The speed reduced to 20 Kmph and it is around 25 km, we traveled like that and reached the main highway  NH-63 at Chinnur. Only solace is, we were able to see the under construction kaleshwaram barriage.

 

 

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From Chinnur to Manchiryal, the road is in good condition. But in few places they are laying 2 lane road and there are diversions need to be watched. Reached Manchiryal by 1 PM and enquired few places for good restaurant.  Had Lunch at Geeta  bhavan quickly which is besides bus stand. Food is ok types. Started to Kawal via NH 563/ SH 24. Gave few calls to book Safari at Kawal. But couldn't get safari booking and they said, preference only for the people who stay at Haritha. We were able to reach Jannaram by 3.30 PM and as its on the way we visited the Safari reception office to recheck once.  As couldn't get safarai, we have asked for next day morning safari and started to Kadam dam  which is 30km from there where I booked the stay for that night.

 

Reached Kadam Haritha by 4.15 and checked into room. Went quickly to the boating as it will be closed by 5PM. Boating is really disappointment as its only 20 mins and they didn't go long.

No kayaking option. 

After the boating went on Drive / walk on the dam which is good. stayed there till 6 pm and back to room for snacks. 

Snacks (manhuria) and tea is Good. Need to give dinner order by 7PM, so that it get ready by 8.30 pm. 

Surprisingly food and rooms are clean (didn't expect). I went with zero expectations. The Haritha hotel has ample car parking and manager is also helpful.

 

Sunset from the dam.

 

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Rooms at Kadam

 

 

 

 

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Daty 2 - Next day morning sun rise at Kadam dam

 

 

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After the break fast and checked out room, and went to Jannaram for Safari. As no safari sharing option available, took safari for our family alone.

Almost went 20KM total inside forest. But only found few deers and Nilgai. The forest is very deep and good. But if your purpose is to have a glimpse of animals, this is not a place.

Few pictures - 

 

 

 

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Next destination is Dharmapuri  temple - 

Which is also on the Godavari river bank. The temple is very old. There also people doing special pooja for Yama Dharma Raja. After visiting the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, we quickly started for our next destination Kondagattu Anjaneya swamy temple. On the way at Jagityal had lunch. 

Visited Kondagattu temple. the route from Kondagattu temple to Vemulawada is not good. It took long time for us. Reached Vemulawada by 6 PM. HAd a quick darshan and at 7 PM we started back to Hyderabad and reached there by 10 PM. 

 

Dharmapuri Godavari Ghat - 

 

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Note - My write up may not be good. my apologies for all the mistakes. there are more picks in my DSLR, but still not copied yet to my laptop.

 

 

 

 

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Note - My write up may not be good. apologies for all the mistakes. there are more picks in my DSLR, but still not copied yet to my laptop.

Also, didnt take pictures at Kondagattu and Vemulawada as very less time and is getting dark. We almost covered 5 places on  2nd day. Our original plan is to have safari on 1st day but not materialized. that effected alot on the 2nd day itenary.

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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 12:12 AM, sahil said:

 Our original plan is to have safari on 1st day but not materialized. that effected alot on the 2nd day itenary.

 

Wonderful Report @sahil. Thanks a lot for these details especially about the Haritha, Kadem stay. True that Dharmagiri is definitely not a place for animal spotting but, I must say you were still lucky for spotting the deers in their habitat :D 

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On 11/17/2018 at 12:12 AM, sahil said:

Note - My write up may not be good. apologies for all the mistakes. there are more picks in my DSLR, but still not copied yet to my laptop.

We are more than happy for the effort you took to provide this information buddy! @sahil 

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