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The weather in Hyderabad added charm in atmosphere. We decided to explore Gottam gutta which was there in my Bucket list and pending for long time.

 

Planning done, day decided (Friday as being less crowed).

 

My companion in travel:

  • Car Baleno Zeta CVT – reliable partner.
  • Smartphone Poco f1 – all the photos were taken with it.
  • And most importantly Home minister and leader of opposition (son). They rule the house and without them trip is impossible.

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Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling

 

Things to carry:

  • Own food and water to avoid contact with outsider.
  • Sun cream, sunglasses & Hats.
  • Umbrella (due to rainy season).
  • Trekking shoes (useful for trekking).

 

Difficulty level:

  • No problem for elders and kids.
  •  Care to be taken while trekking at Chincholi wildlife sanctuary. People with difficulty in breathing should avoid it.

 

Road condition:

  • Roads are good till Zaheerabad. After that it is mixed of good and bad road but manageable by car and bikes.

 

Best time to visit:

  • The monsoon is the best season to visit the place with family and tourists will not regret having chosen the destination.
  • If you hate crowed and wants to enjoy peacefully then plan trip on weekdays.  

 

Introduction to Gottam gutta:

People looking for adventure and Nature lovers can relax at the picturesque Gottam Gutta located on the Telangana-Karnataka border. Surrounded by forests and eddies of the Chandrampally dam on the Bhima River in Karnataka.

The government of Karnataka built the project in the village of Chandrampally in Chincholi Taluka of the district of Gulbarga.

 

Gottam Gutta Route Map:

To reach gottam gutta there are two routes.

One is a regular route through the village where the dam is also present; the name of the dam is Chandrampalli dam.

Another route is through few small villages and a forest. 

 

Hyderabad > Sangareddy > Zaheerabad > Govindapur >  Mogudampalli > Chincholi wildlife sanctuary > Gottam Gutta

 

We took first route to reach dam and second route for return journey.

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Best places to visit in this area:

  1. Chandrampalli dam.
  2. Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary.
  3. Ethipotala falls.

 

1. Details about Chandrampalli dam:

Chandrampalli Dam is built across the Bhima River. The dam is located in Chandrampalli village of Chincholi taluq under the Gulbarga district of Karnataka. As one of the main dams in the district, dam is responsible for the irrigation of several villages in Chincholi taluka.

 

Quick Facts

Built on: River Bhima
Type: Earthen Dam with Left Bank spillway
Length: 926.54 meters
Height: 28.65 meters above the foundation
Full Reservoir Level (FRL): 493.16 feet
Maximum Water Level (MWL): 496.21 meters
Number of gates: 6
Purpose: the Irrigation project

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Travel. Because money returns. Time doesn’t.

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I travel so my life isn’t disrupted by routine

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2. Details about Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary:

Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a sanctuary in 2011 and extends over 134.88 Sq.kms. It is the first dry land Wildlife Sanctuary in South India. This is the only area in the Hyderabad Karnataka Region with rich floristic diversity. The forest hosts rich biodiversity. Apart from medicinal herbs and trees, species like Red Sanders and Sandalwood are found abundantly.

 

Main highlights:

  • Safe haven for Wolf and Hyena: Wolves and Hyenas are the primary attractions of Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Spread over five blocks: Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary consists of five blocks- Chincholi Forest, Sangapura Forest, Bhonsapur Forest, Magdumpur Forest and Shadipur forest. 
  • Rich Flora: Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary is home to dry and moist deciduous trees in its core zone and teak, acacia plantations in the outer area.  Medicinal herbs, sandalwood and red sanders trees are also found in Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Local Tribes: Chincholi is also home to Lambani Tandas, a protected tribal community that lives in the forests in harmony with nature.

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 Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror

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Go find yourself

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Take memories, leave footprints

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  We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

 

3. Details about Ethipotala falls:

 

Ethipothala Falls (Zadi Malkapur Falls) is a 20 feet & 40 Feet seasonal waterfall cascade, situated at Telangana-Karnatak Border 20 KM from Zaheerabad.
This is a Seasonal waterfall starts from Kohir Mandal, Kohir in local slang means "red diamond". The "Pati Matti" once mixed with water turns into very strong material fit for construction of multistoried buildings.


Over this journey you can experience the lush green fields on red soil.

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Let's wander where the wifi is weak

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Hey GPS, let’s take the scenic route today

 

This guide is meant for beginner travellers who could use a little help with structuring their short trip.

I aim to create travel Vlogs and guides to inspire others. And equip with useful + valuable insights for your next adventure. Most importantly to make genuine connections and new friends. Let’s explore the world together.

follow me on Instagram :@nomadic_mit.          

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Very beautifully narrated.
Attention to details is fantastic.

Best part is the way you avoid crowd. 


So far this is one of the best travel stories in our website. 
Appreciate your efforts in helping our fellow members with details.

Proper guide for the first timers, even I couldn't capture so many details during my first visit.


Drive Safe and Keep travelling. 

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14 minutes ago, mit1682 said:

We have done all three points in 1 day. But it was very hectic. Better to plan any 2 in a visit.

 

Thank you for the information. If I start at 6AM I will cover all the three places or else I will stick with two places.
I think I can cover waterfalls and forest in a single day. 

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8 minutes ago, shiva said:

I can see your passion for travel. Great going. Pictures came out very well. It was fun reading through. I have visited this waterfalls accidentally during college days. 
Roads were very narrow and goes through villages. Is it still the same?

Roads are still narrow. But we can drive car and bike easily.

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On 9/21/2020 at 7:27 PM, mit1682 said:

We started at 9 am from Hyderabad and returned by 8 pm. We have done all three points in 1 day. But it was very hectic. Better to plan any 2 in a visit.


thank you the information 

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Hi

Your post on Gottam gutta visit is very helpful for those visiting this picturesque place. we are also planning to visit this place next weekend. could you tell us whether we need to pay inter-state border tax to Karnataka when we visit this place. the travel agent told us it will be around Rs. 12500 for a 17 seat tourist temp traveller. how much tax did you pay when you visited there?. thanks

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30 minutes ago, MPS said:

Hi

Your post on Gottam gutta visit is very helpful for those visiting this picturesque place. we are also planning to visit this place next weekend. could you tell us whether we need to pay inter-state border tax to Karnataka when we visit this place. the travel agent told us it will be around Rs. 12500 for a 17 seat tourist temp traveller. how much tax did you pay when you visited there?. thanks

Hi not sure about such taxes. Only you need to pay fastag charges. Check weather conditions. It will be good if it is cool. Hot weather will be problematic

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On 8/8/2021 at 12:57 AM, MPS said:

Hi

Your post on Gottam gutta visit is very helpful for those visiting this picturesque place. we are also planning to visit this place next weekend. could you tell us whether we need to pay inter-state border tax to Karnataka when we visit this place. the travel agent told us it will be around Rs. 12500 for a 17 seat tourist temp traveller. how much tax did you pay when you visited there?. thanks

 

Tax is only for rented vehicles, there is no tax for private(own) vehicles.
Yes, you need to pay inter-state road tax.

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Guest Wilson

Thanks @mit1682 for this informative sharing, its been a while that you wrote this hence checking if overnight camping is allowed and would it be safe, if so which would be the safest location. And if Car or Bike, which would be the best to go during this time (mid Jan).

Regards!

 

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8 hours ago, Guest Wilson said:

if overnight camping is allowed and would it be safe


Camping on your own may not be a suggestible option.
Place is pretty isolated during the night. Villagers may not be happy about camping.

If there is any camping provider, it should be fine with a group. 

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