Recent Trip on Sep2020, I joined as a 12th men to this trip, 2 cars Polo and XUV 300 with 6 ppl, Road conditions was worst when we took detour towards Nandi hills, better to continue till the Bangalore Airport rd and the connecting road to Hassan, you wont regret only u have to drove 100kms etc compare to Annathapur-Challakere-Chikmaglur.
Note: Book you Homestays before starting from Hyderabad.
This thing costed us a stress and time, as i already mentioned i was a 12th man for this trip😃
It was my first road trip in Covid-19 time. My last trip was in Feb-2020 to Kolhapur and since then I was restless for 7 months in Covid. Normally I used to travel during my birthday in July first week and I was planning for a travel despite Covid-19. But the virus did not like the idea and infected me in the end of June and I was almost sick for a month.
In the middle of pandemic and all the chaos some heart warming pictures.
Trip Plan – Hyderabad – Kadapa – Tirupati - Tirumala – Srikalahasti - Penchalakona –Miryalaguda
Vehicle – Maruti Ertiga
Visited Date - 2nd week of March 2020.
No of People - 4 Members. No of days - 6
As we are just four members so middle and last row seats are folded and made it as Bed for my kids.
I would love for long drives so planned on our vehicle. I always prefer to visit on the way places and want to cover more and more on the trip.
We should plan well in advance for Tirupati Balaji Darshan. We had planned one month before and booked the 300Rs special entry darshan and booked rooms at All INDIA Arya Vysya Samajam.
Day 1 - Hyderabad to Kadapa – (Distance 415 KM)
Road Condition - Excellent, Toll -445 Rs.
We started around 2:00PM from Hyderabad and reached Kadapa by 8:00PM
I was under impression of 100KM/PH and do not noticed the speed limit is 80KM in the national highway. Speed guns are in place. (1 challana for over speed as I was @91KM/Ph)
While drive to Kadapa, we search for the hotel and booked it.
Hotel - Gokul Residency Near TTD kalyana Mandapam (Average and Budget hotel).
Just Started -
Day 2 – Covered local temples in Kadapa (Devuni Kadapa, Lord Venkateswara Temple(81 Feet Idol), Darga) and started towards Tirupati. (Distance – 161KM)
Road Condition – Excellent.(without dividers)
Hotel – All INDIA Arya Vysya Samajam (Any one can book in advance through phone)
On the way to Tirupati we covered the Vontimitta Kodandarama swamy temple and had lunch in satram (No proper hotels on the way to tirupati).
Before reaching the Vontimitta we have seen palakova center at right side of the road and the taste is too good. One the way to tirupati many banana shops are there in both side of road.
We reached Tirumala around 7:00 PM.
Lord Venkateswara Temple(81 Feet Idol) @ Kadapa
Kadapa to Tirupati Road( Excellent but no divider)
@Before Vontimitta Palakova center... Taste is super.
Tirumala Starting Point
Day 3 – woke up early and came back to Tirupati by bus as we planned to go through steps (3550 steps) and enjoyed a lot in the walkway and had darshan in the evening.
Walk Way--- Kids enjoyed a lot..
Day 4 – In childhood, I have visited local places of Tirumala after that I never, hence planned to cover them in this trip and visited these places (Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple(300 steps up and down), Sila Thoranam, Srivari Paadalu, Sri Venkateswara Museum, Papa Vinasam, Sikhara Darshanam, Temple Museum)
Mobile GPS is fine to cover these places.
Checked out from Tirumala and reached Tirupati.
@ Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, These squirrel are different and very big and we can see here only.
Day 5 – Covered Tirupati Local (Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple, Sri Venkateswara Zoo(Lion Safari) and Chandragiri Palace & Fort.) and started to Penchalakona.
In the zoo, we can bring our own car inside.
After Lunch, we check-out from Hotel and started towards Penchalakona. ( On the way visited Srikalahasti)
Tirupati – Srikalahasti – Penchalakona.(Distance – 110Km) Toll -65 Rs
Road condition – Tirupati to Srikalahasti Avg to below Avg road with heavy traffic.
Srikalahasti to Penchalakona excellent road without divider, but no proper hotels on this way.
Reached Penchalakona by 8:30 PM and there were no hotels to stay/food but there was Arya Vysya Satram to stay, we called in advance and booked the room.
Hotel – Arvya Vysya Satram and Its good.
There were rooms from Devasthanam but not sure how they are.
Day 6 - Penchalakona to Miryalaguda. (Distance - 390 KM) Toll -150 Rs
Had Darshan of Lord Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and started around 11:30AM and went inside of Nellore for lunch and had lunch at Komala Vilas ( Komala Vilas is famous in Nellore).
As we are from Miryalaguda and I have to choose the route like – Penchalakoan – Nellore – Ongole – Addanki – Miryalaguda.
Road condition Penchalakona to Nellore average and the rest of the road is Excellent.
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List of places to visit around Hyderabad which are under 100 kilometers
Miss road trips/traveling during COVID times? Here are the list of weekend getaways around Hyderabad which can be done without any outside contact. Pack your breakfast/lunch/water plan to start early in the morning from Hyderabad visit and place come back by afternoon.
1. Kondapochamma sagar reservoir:
2. GottamGutta Forest Hike:
3. Singur Dam:
4. Vikarabad Forest:
5. Bhongir Fort:
6. Rachakonda Fort:
7. Ranganayaka sagar reservoir:
8. Pocharam wildlife and reservoir:
9. Bidar Fort:
Top restaurants on Hyderabad to Vijayawada highway which has decent parking and washrooms:
7 Food Court Raju Gari Thota Village Aharam Hotel Vivera N-Grill Palle Ruchulu Border restaurant Subbaiyya Gari hotel
Tip: Suryapet has plenty of options. Usually it is an ideal stopover.