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Drive to Yedupayala Bhavani Temple

Sridhar Tandra

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Here I am, back with another interesting trip to one of the most happening temple in Telangana, Yedupayala Durga Bhavani Temple along with the Pocharam dam located in Medak District.



We have planned a quick drive to the temple with 10 of us, cousins in two cars (My Tia baby and MS Swift).


Our plan was to gather at my place (being the closest to the ORR towards Medak / last stop after all my cousin's residences) at 8 am and start as early as possible, but thanks to my cousins coming from Badangpet I had to ask the Swift (Badangpet) folks to take ORR and join us at Dundigal Air force Academy as they were getting late. We have started around 930 am from the Air force Academy and had a quick pit stop at Narsapur for Breakfast.


We started back to continue towards Medak and reached the temple at around 1130 am and were amazed to see that this place is full of water in all the 7 streams (Yedupayalu in English is 7 Streams) and this is the specialty of the place, although we can see only 5 streams directly and the other two coming between somewhere within the forest around. This place was covered / temple was almost submerged in water the week before (14/15 wala weekend) and the water levels came down after the rains giving a break (this was one of the reason for us to choose this place). But the weather last weekend was absolutely hot.


We finished Darshan in the temple and started exploring the surroundings, there is another temple if we trek a little in to the hill behind the temple which we managed to explore in spite of super hot weather, took a little break on top of the hill under the trees and explored the little dam like site behind the temple, our fun was doubled when we saw water overflowing from the dam (we got to know that the gates for this little dam stuff were not working) and fishes trying to climb up the stream and fishermen trying to take advantage of the downstream. We had enough fun here at this place and headed to Pocharam dam.


We Reached Pocharam dam in no time and it was an amazing sight there too. Reservoir full of calm water waiting to overflow from the dam, again we understood that the gates are not in a good shape here too. I almost got a feeling that I am walking on the water, it was almost at the tip of the reservoir. We took a few snaps here and returned back home reaching my place (Quthbullapur) by 9 pm.


Have a couple of beautiful Slow Mo videos of Tia baby, Fisherman fishing the Fish and a nice regular video of Fishes trying to climb up the stream..!! Will upload them to our FB page for sure.


All in all, it was a super fun day outing.


Road Conditions:

  • Road repair works going on between Jeedimetla - Gundlapochampally ORR Entry / Exit
  • Average Road from Gundlapochampally ORR Entry / Exit until Narsapur Forest Range
  • Good but single road from Narsapur Forest Range - Medak - Machavaram
  • Average Road from Machavaram - Yedupayala Temple (Need to divert towards left from Machavaram village towards Yedupayala temple from the main road)
  • Good but single road from Machavaram - Pocharam Dam and return




























































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3 minutes ago, Ranger said:

Excellent narration and beautiful pictures.

I have been to the above places around 10 years back in monsoon, we couldn't not enter temple, due to heavy stream flow around the temple.

I guess you have missed the Pocharam sanctuary. link

May be a reason to drive down again.

Pocharam Sanctuary was not in our itinerary @Ranger Not sure how it is but need to try that soon. Water Stream was heavy like you have mentioned a week before we have gone there but it was ok to enter temple when we have gone here last weekend, water stream was still heavy and we observed that it has increased within 15 minutes. We took a picture on a stone surrounded by water, completed the little hill trek and came back to see that stone was submerged in water by then, that's how we have realized that water stream's can be so dangerous unknowingly!

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Good pictures and nice log.
Used visit this place in my childhood days.
That ramp near the temple is newly constructed.
Previously we used to walk from the water to visit the temple.
It used to be in closed state during high rains.
Even now it's closed when it rains heavily, water overflows on the ramp.. may be that's a temporary arrangement to skip walking in water avoiding slips
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Good narration accompanied by wonderful photographs [mention=594]Sridhar Tandra[/mention] I am looking at the place for the first time. Haven't ever been to pocharam though. how many kilometres did the stretch measure from your place? I will probably visit this place next month.
It came up to ~230-250 kms for me up and down, I would say 110-120kms one way
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6 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

It came up to ~230-250 kms for me up and down, I would say 110-120kms one way


Oh wonderful, It would be perfect for me to do a day drive in that case. I can probably cover the temple, dam and the sanctuary about which you guys have been discussing above. Thanks much for the information buddy :)


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