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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.


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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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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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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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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.. :)

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

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Provided Info Is so helpful and lively,while looking at pictures with and going through the comments, I felt like visiting this place,Awesome.

Appreciate your efforts for taking time and adding all the info with pictures.

:-)

Thank you very much:). Best time to visit this place is during monsoon as the dams are opened at this time.

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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.

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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

 

Attaching few pictures of the recent drive.

Explored the other part of Nagarjunasagar, will share more details soon.

 

Pictures taken on OnePlus 3T

 

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Guest Arindam Ghosh

Hi. Was just going through your wonderful write-up. I plan to visit Nagarjunakonda soon. Could you please tell me what the timings for the return boat ride from the island to the launch station is? If I take a boat at 9:30 will it be enough to see the island. Also please enlighten me on some reasonable hotels in the area. And how long does it take to get to the Ethiopothalla falls?

 

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18 hours ago, Guest Arindam Ghosh said:

If I take a boat at 9:30 will it be enough to see the island.


It will take around 2 hours to explore the Nagarjunakonda island including boat ride.

 

18 hours ago, Guest Arindam Ghosh said:

Also please enlighten me on some reasonable hotels in the area.


TSDC Vijay vihar is the best option in Narjunasagar, It has beautiful view.

 

18 hours ago, Guest Arindam Ghosh said:

And how long does it take to get to the Ethiopothalla falls?

 

Nagajunasagar to Ethipothalla drive is just under 30 minutes.

PS: There is some boats inspection going on at NagarjunaSagar, verify if the boats are back to the dock. 

 

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I don't think the boats towards Nagarjunakonda have started yet. Anyone who have done this off late, please do update us on the latest conditions and any new rules. Also, are the safety life jackets being provided to the tourists doing this boat ride right now as this was not there before. I think they should implement the provision of giving the life jackets to all the tourists which is most essential for a boat ride.

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3 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

haha true! and was that an old sticker of ID?

 

Yeah it was old sticker.

We removed it since it is too big.

 

3 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

btw Is this the same Mystery Island that ID camped on recently? Or was that a different one?

 

Yes it was indeed mysterious island.

There are many islands in that section.
I'm not sure about exact naming convention. 

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      10) Ford Figo Aspire - Bhargav
      11) Maruti Suzuki Swift Dezire - Vishu
      12) Mahindra Thar - Ravi Teja
      13) Maruti Suzuki Brezza - Srinivas
      14) Ford Ecosport - Vinay
      15) Ford Ecosport - Varun
      16) Maruti Suzuki SX4 - Tej
      17) Hyundai Verna - Madhavi
      18) Hyundai Verna - Nishant
      19) Hyundai Creta - Sagar
      20) Mahindra XUV 500 - Rahul
      21) Honda Civic - Saran
      22) Honda Civic - Gowtham 
      23) Toyota Corolla Altis - Praveen
       
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    • Hyderabad, How to remove Bank Hypothecation without agent?
      Received form 35 and NOC from SBI on 06 Feb 2021. I was happy that loan closed but next challenge was how to contact RTO of hypothecation removal.
       
      Searched on internet and there was mixed response. 
       
      Contacted few agents, they quoted me charges ranging from 1200 to 2500 based on how urgent we need it.
       
      But decided to give a try by myself. Searched on net and found below link, 
       
      https://www.transport.telangana.gov.in/html/registration-hptermination.html
       

       
      Once you will click it, it will redirect to other link shown as below
       
      https://tgtransport.net/tgcfstonline/Registration/RegistrationOnline.aspx?Trans=HAT
       

       
      click on Hypothecation/ Hire Purchase/ Lease Termination
       
      If you have original RC then click on YES. Then below window will be open
       

       
      Once you will type above details, in next window you will get your full details. I was not sure whose number to be typed at financer mobile number i typed mine alternate number and it worked 😆. Once click you will be directed to slot booking window (image only for ref)
       

      Click on available slot. Once that is done you will be asked to pay charges. (image just for ref) fees is around 635. Take print out of it (important)
       

       
      Once all done take below document to respective RTA. Below documents required
       
      1. Original RC
      2. Printout of slot booking form
      3. Form 35, 2 nos (original)
      4. NOC from bank (original)
      5. Valid insurance (Xerox)
      6. Aadhar (Xerox)
      7. One small polythene pouch to keep original RC in it. At RTA they are charging Rs 5. And for printout it is Rs 10
       
      also keep below doc in case they want (not asked to me)
      1. PUC Xerox
      2. PAN card Xerox
      3. Residence proof
       
      In my case it was RTA Rangareddy. Mine slot booking was on 12 Feb 2021 01:40 to 01:50
       
      Reached there around 12. Agents started chasing me. But i decided not to pay attention. Went to window No 4. Waited for 10 min.
       
      Officer took my documents checked for 30 seconds and issued me slip. Asked me to go to window 6 for photo.
       
      Went to window 6 waited for 10 min. officer took my slip, done some typing on screen took my photo and signature. And told me that RC will be received via post.
       
      Everything done in 30 min of time, no agent. 
       
      Mine application is approved on same day. Now waiting for RC😏
       

       
       
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    • FASTag is mandatory now or pay double price
      FASTag is mandatory or pay double price. 

       
      Govt: Statement 
      Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided that all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as FASTag lane of the fee plaza w.e.f midnight of 15th/16th February 2021.Therefore, as per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category

       
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