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Drive to Chitrakoot Falls

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Route :

Vijayawada — Rajahmundry — Tuni — Visakhapatnam — Vijayanagaram — Salur — Sunki — Sunabeda — Koraput — Jeypore - Kotpad - Jagdalpur — Chitrakoot —  Sunabeda — Detour to Some least explored Hilltop in Eastern Ghats (Deomali)  — Vijayanagaram  — Vijayawada 


Road Condition

Vijayawada — Eluru — Tanuku — Rajahmundry .. The Roads are good. Look out for the occasional dips and potholes. 


Rajahmundry - Tuni - Visakhapatnam ..  Good Roads. 

No separate Fast Tag lanes and toll collected is through hand scanners for fast tag users which take away the purpose of fast tag.


Bypassing Vishakhapatnam in peak hours is a mess particularly the stretch between Airport / Nad Junction / Towards Vizianagaram 


4 Laning in progress between Vishakapatnam and Vizianagaram 


Vizianagaram to Salur — Decent 2 Laned roads. 


Salur to Sunki Ghat has lovely marked roads and the scenery is mind-blowing at the Sunki Ghat and betters as you enter Odisha. 


Sunki to Jeypore — Good Roads. Look out for local traffic on this stretch.


Jeypore is plagued with local traffic and the roads are Okaish with occasional potholes.

From Jeypore to CG border the roads are well marked and good throughout. 


From the CG Border till Jagdalpur — Road widening in Progress. 


Jagdalpur to Chitrakoot — The roads for the first 6 kilometres or so is not in great shape with potholes and once this stretch is crossed, the roads are good till chitrakoot. 


Stay Options in Chitrakoot — CG Tourism, Dandami Resort. Booking is ONLY via online and no-walkins permitted. No other stay options anywhere close by.


Detour to Deomali — This is between Sunabeda and the Odisha - AP Border and is a beautiful place to visit. Care needs to be exercised while driving up the last 3 kms to the top as the route is infested with loose gravel and mud. 

Return to Vijayawada by the same route taken for the onward journey.














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14 hours ago, H-Hoppr said:

Return to Vijayawada by the same route taken for the onward journey.


Beautiful place.
When are these pictures taken? I mean which month?

Is it worth a visit from Hyderabad?

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Always wanted to visit this waterfalls.

But it is almost 600 kilometres drive just for waterfalls. ?

Also roads doesn't look inspiring. 
But it will be in my to do list. 


Thank you for the information.
Will try to cover this during monsoon. 


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23 hours ago, Ranger said:

Always wanted to visit this waterfalls.

But it is almost 600 kilometres drive just for waterfalls. ?


Don’t take this route , this is naxal infested route , via Vizag is the best option

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@H-Hoppr Lovely information about a place which none have shared so far in the forum till date. I have always wanted to visit this place but it was too long for just 1 place which had pulled me back from doing this. I think, the falls looks this way post monsoon.

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1 hour ago, sagar said:

@H-Hoppr Lovely information about a place which none have shared so far in the forum till date. I have always wanted to visit this place but it was too long for just 1 place which had pulled me back from doing this. I think, the falls looks this way post monsoon.

Thank you @sagar , yes this is very far away from Hyderabad, but trust me its worthy post monsoons 

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23 hours ago, H-Hoppr said:

Don’t take this route , this is naxal infested route , via Vizag is the best option

Thank you for the information ?

19 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

That would be ~1000 kms stretch!!


May be we can plan the entire circuit.

Maredumilli > Sileru > Araku > Chitrakot 

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2 hours ago, Ranger said:

Maredumilli > Sileru > Araku > Chitrakot 

This would be better with enough stops and covering all these places enroute instead of going straight to Chitrakoot driving for about 1000 kilometers! but this plan would need about a week's travel / drive to properly cover all of these places! Seriously a good idea ??

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Nice Idea @Ranger.. This is very much doable.. but the total distnace from Hyd > Maredumillu > Sileru > Araku > Chitrakote is coming around 977 kms and the journey time is >20hrs as suggested by Gmaps...  It takes lot of time in the drive itself..

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On 6/5/2018 at 8:29 AM, sagar said:

In which place have you done the night stay :)


Only CG Toursim resort is available in Chitrakoot , no other options ..... There is one Circut House (Govt Guest House) but getting accomodation in that is not possible 


On 6/5/2018 at 10:49 AM, Ranger said:

Maredumilli > Sileru > Araku > Chitrakot 


September will be the ideal time for this this trip 


Check this video

Drive to Deomali Hill Top

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22 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

but this plan would need about a week's travel / drive to properly cover all


22 hours ago, Jagan24 said:

20hrs as suggested by Gmaps.


Agree that time is major concern.
If we have 20 hours of drive time, we can easily the reach Kerala and explore around.?

But from the pictures waterfalls looks like a worthy visit. 


21 hours ago, H-Hoppr said:

Only CG Toursim resort is available in Chitrakoot

Thank you for the information. 

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