To bring you relaxation from the fatigue of daily life, we take you on a tour to the beautiful scenery graced by cloudy hill tops and a mighty river flowing in between the hills. Sounds like paradise, no?
Following a strict routine throughout the week could be tiring and monotonous. To bring you relaxation from the fatigue of daily life, we take you on a tour to the beautiful scenery graced by cloudy hill tops and a mighty river flowing in between the hills. Sounds like paradise, no?
Papikondalu or Papi hills is located in Rajamundhry district of Andhra Pradesh. The hills are spread over three regions, namely, Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari districts. An awe-inspiring place that resembles Kashmir, in all aspects, except for the snowcapped mountains. A perfect spot to plan a summer vacation; as Papikondalu is mostly visited by lovers of nature. But who does not want to spend time with nature, away from the hustles of city life.
Imagine, you standing at the extreme end of a boat deck, waters of a mighty river surrounded by hills on all sides, mesmerizing bird tweaks, sizzling fresh breeze and sun emerging from in-between the hills, better than the patented Titanic view? Maybe, you could also play the famous Celine Dion song from the movie.
The nearest airport from this place is Hyderabad. You could take a train from Hyderabad to Rajamundry and then take a taxi or hire a cab directly from Hyderabad. Another option, which is usually availed by most of the tourists visiting the place, is the cruise from Rajamundhry.
The air conditioned cruise boat from Rajamundry leaves every moring and on your way, you also get to visit the famous Bhadrachalam Temple. The temple is considered to be one of the greatest holy shrines for Hindus in South India, dedicated to Lord Rama.
Remember the sceneries you used to paint as a child? As you proceed on the road route from Hyderabad, the view keeps getting better. You cross a beach, with not even an ounce of commercialization nearby. So if you’re a person who loves solace, maybe you should take the road route.
The boat ride takes you through the mountains showing Lord Shiva’s idol, Munivaatam waterfalls, Polavaram project site, which is a multi-purpose irrigation project being constructed across the river Godavari whose reservoirs spread to parts of Chattisgarh and Orissa as well, and many more views perfect to be clicked just in time before the sun gets to shine bright.
So if you’re looking for another extended weekend trip, full of adventures and amusements, don’t forget to keep this ravishing hill station cum cruise in your mind.