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Old 26th July 2016, 09:57   #226
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We are a group of 6 (including 3 ladies) and are planning a 1-day return trip around Hyderabad on 14th August '16. We have shortlisted Kuntala Falls and Srisailam as the two options for now. Are there better options in a 5-600 kms round trip range? If not, which would be a better option from our short list?


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Old 30th July 2016, 08:49   #227
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Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
Just one input from my end, pictures of trip should be shared in the same post so all information is available at one location

Thank You Avinash,
Sure, I will add some pics as well. The reason I have the pics updated in my ownership thread is because it acts as a single point of reference for memories, when we flip through pages 😃.

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Are there better options in a 5-600 kms round trip range? If not, which would be a better option from our short list?

Hello Ashis,

I have tentative plans to visit Jannrum Forests on the same weekend.
Well if you are into temples then Sridailam is a good option doable in a day (being a long weekend, I expect it to be crowded). The drive on the mountains is amazing and refreshing.

Kuntala falls the drive wise it's a 6 lane Toll road so it's not too existing or scenic (except for a few km after you divert from the NH) in comparison to Srisailam, but yes will be less stressful.
Also the waterfall at Kuntala is very nice and with some good rains from the past few days I am expecting water levels to be decent.
Food options near the waterfalls is very limited it's better to take packed food or return to the highway to find some options.

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Old 16th January 2017, 11:53   #228
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My sister in law recently invited all of us to her wedding anniversary in Kakinada.
They booked rooms for everyone in Haritha Beach Resorts Kakinada

The car route was Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Eluru-Kakinada.
I just followed the route suggested by google maps and the drive was approximately 9 hours.

The road is decent all the way to Kakinada.

During the onward journey we stopped for lunch in Vijayawada at:
Kranthi's Innotel Hotel: Decent food, good and quick service. Clean toilets.
Address: Beside Ramavarappadu Ring, Eluru Rd, Ramavarapadu, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008

Return we stopped at a MacDonald's in Vijayawada. Super clean toilets.

About the Haritha Resorts. Its a government owned property. The food is kind of acceptable. There is a beach right next door to the property. Just need to walk up and down a wooden bridge.
The only issue I had with the resort was that all the water in the bathrooms was a tad salty. So brushing teeth was a huge problem. Had to rinse my hair with bottled water as it left them very sticky.

We also hired a boat to take us to Hope Island.
The boat ride was a lot of fun.
The Island has really clean beaches. But the space under the trees was littered with bottles and plastic.
Go to the Island only if you have a big group. Its deserted and I would not risk being there alone or with just my family.
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Saw these beauties at the Kakinada Jetty. The guy quoted 1100 a kilo. Could not buy because I was so far away from my kitchen.
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Thread seems to be dormant for a while. I was wondering if anyone could pass me some advice on picnic spots in and around Hyderabad. Although it won't be an exact weekend gateway kind of a trip. I was trying to find information about some place that can be round tripped within a day with a pot-luck kind of an arrangement. Shamirpet lake was on my radar but I went through an article recently where the visitors are being shooed away by the police, won't be a pleasant sight with families and friends in tow. The zoo is the last option or maybe the botanical garden as well, both within Hyderabad.
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You can try 'Pocharam Lake' near Medak. It is an old Nizam era reservoir with a now dilapidated inspection bungalow.
You can stop-by in Deer park before you head to the reservoir. This is owned by the state government and well maintained as there is a deer breeding center opposite to the park. There is a safari run but is functional always. You can try your luck on that front but the park is good to hang-out with family. Reservoir needs some off-tracking but worth it.

Google directions from Hyderabad.
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Default Re: Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

I visited Deccan Trails campsite near Vikarabad which is 60 kms from Hyderabad on the 1st of January 2018.

How to reach:
Hyderabad-moinabad-chevella-Manneguda Village, Gangupally Tanda,
Vikarabad, Telangana 501101.

Google maps pin: https://goo.gl/maps/jgbnSxc1Yeq
Tariff for Day picnic: 1050 adult, 900 kids, kids below 5yrs free

For detailed information watch this video.

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Thanks guys. I ended up visiting Laknavaram Lake which is located in the outskirts of Warangal. The travelogue is still in the assembly line.

Will try out the suggested options in the near future.
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