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Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi Beach - A hidden paradise, Andhra Pradesh


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Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi Beach - A hidden Paradise

 

After a long wait for the December trip, we kick started our vacation to the most beautiful Hamsaladeevi beach located in the Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

 

Usually many of them skip this place due to lack of accommodation, but you will find a decent stay in Vijayawada which is around 80 kms approximately from Hamsaladeevi. It is definitely worth travelling so far to see the beauty of this Sagara Sangamam, where river Krishna meets the Bay of Bengal.

 

We started at an early hour from Hyderabad and reached Vijayawada by 10 AM and checked into the OYO hotel. There are no food joints available at Hamsaladeevi beach so we packed the lunch from the hotel and headed out. Vijayawada to Hamsaladeevi drive took us 3 hours with some breaks.

 

Hamsaladeevi village is 24 kms away from Avanigadda and we reached Hamsaladeevi by 3 PM. After a long drive from Hyderabad, there was an adrenaline rush gushing out to see this most beautiful place and couldn't wait to snap the sandy beach and the 'river-beach' meeting point. This point is 2 km away from the beach (From Hamsaladeevi village, beach is 4 kms) and we drove our car on the beach side shore to the port to see the confluence.

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Distance : 376 km

Ride: Honda City

Fuel : Petrol

Mileage : 15 kmpl

Hotel : OYO rooms (2000/- per night)

 

Best Route 2016

Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Vijayawada -->Pedapulipaka --> Madduru --> Thotlavalluru --> Nimmagadda --> Avanigadda --> Nagayalanka --> Chodavaram --> Hamsaladeevi Beach

 

Note: Don't take any diversions from the mentioned route else you might end up between bad conditioned roads and longer distances as you pass 

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Hamsaladeevi village welcoming us with the beautiful hay bundle

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We found ourselves so lucky on our way to the beach as this empty land had offered us a chance to sight the meeting point closer. Usually, it is filled with water during high tides and heavy rains.

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City showing off ;)

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Getting ready for the drive on the sand bed. It is a 3 kilometers drive to reach the meeting point

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On our way to the river Krishna and Bay of Bengal meeting point

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This sandy land had some air to breathe ;)

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As the port has heavy Tidal waves, we can see slight difference in water colour. But you can figure out the meeting point from a distance with the waves striking the river.

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Even our city wants to pose with the beach

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One more click please, says the city to the photographer ;)

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Fishermen on their duty.

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Capturing the leafy moments

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And the boats went deep into the ocean and faded away.

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The port area

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Have you ever seen a Honda city shying off at the river ;)

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The sticks in the background are clear indicators of the water depth.

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Leafy moments II

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Random click. Can anyone figure out?

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All set to go on a beach drive

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Here we go, The beautiful Bay of Bengal

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The sand bed is at a same level for until 1 km, we haven't risked further though ;). It is a paradise for the swimmers.

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Mr.Sun welcoming us for a free tan on the beach.

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You can see people going a little further into the sea and still at a same height.

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Huge waves kicking in some fun.

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The other side of the beach has an extraordinary view.

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One of the best is, crabs building their homes by sand balls with beautiful designs everywhere.

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Our return journey pumped us with a small stream line with the beautiful greenery on either side.

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We were in awestruck by seeing this natural view with a combination of green and brownish red.

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Fisherman take their boats from here towards the river.

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Road to Vijayawada gave us "Stress free journey".

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This amazing fields on our way back to home, made our trip complete.

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Mr. Sun waving Good-bye to us ;)

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For Hamsaladeevi trip,I can help you with stay and food at Devarapalli Village,which comes after Thotlavalluru, which is on the way to Hamsaladeevi.From Devarapalli village,Hamsaladeevi is further 60 KM.

 

It would be good if you can spend two days for this trip.You can start Saturday early morning @4AM,you can reach Devarapalli @ 9 AM.You can fresh up, have break Fast pack the lunch and leave to Hamsaladeevi. Have fun At Hamsaladeevi and come back by evening to guest house at Devarapalli and have light snacks and can roam at Devarapalli Village just 1/2(Half) KM away from Krishna River and have dinner and sleep.

 

Morning you can wake up(Sunday Morning) have break fast and can enjoy SUN RISE at Krishna river and enjoy the greenery fields till afternoon.

 

Have lunch at Devarapalli Village and start to Hyderabad @3PM.You will reach Hyderabad @8PM. Reach Home,sleep well and start the work by Monday Morning!!!

For any assistence you can message me.

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Another unexplored place. Even though I travel a lot couldn't get any information about this place.

Picture are very beautiful. Fed up with Suryalanka beach as the crowd is very high during holidays.

Added this place to my check list. Excellent share 

 

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For Hamsaladeevi trip,I can help you with stay and food at Devarapalli Village,which comes after Thotlavalluru, which is on the way to Hamsaladeevi.From Devarapalli village,Hamsaladeevi is further 60 KM.

 

Will message you if I need any stay.:D

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Excellent pictures shammy.

It truly looks like a paradise.

A new place added to Hyderabad weekend getaway list.Thank you for sharing

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Such a beautiful trip.. Your drive has been a visual spectacle with some brilliant pics and yes as Gowtham said, another place for a weekend getaway from Hyderabad.. Cheers ..!!!

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Nice exploration.. your literary will be very helpful for people who wish to visit for the first time
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Added this place to my check list. Excellent share .

Thank you all. May be we can include this place for the next india-drive meet?

 

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Sand bed drive looks fantastic. Any chances of vehicle getting stuck?

Locals discourage you to take your own vehicle as they want to charge money for the trip.

There is no problem as long as you follow the track. If you want to make your own road you defiantly need a 4*4.

Any car can do the regular track.

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Hey Shammy thanks a lot for sharing the details. If we are going do we have to book the hotel in advance or getting accommodation will be easy?

Hey Kulmeet,

Stay at Vijayawada is not a problem.There are plenty of OYO rooms available.

Even though if you use Google maps make sure you go through each and every place given in the route.

Let me know If you need any further information.:cooler:

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Superb pics and it definitely looks like a place to explore before it gets commercialized.. An add-on to my 'To drive' list ..Thanks a ton :)

Yeah it is one of cleanest beach on that belt. Accommodation is only a issue.

Best option is to stay at Vijayawada, Pack you stuff and drive down to Hamsaladeevi.

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Hello Team,I'm doing this tomorrow. Just wanted to understand how is the road condition between nagayalanka and hamsaladeevi....Driving the car till the shore isn't a bad idea ?
It is below average but nothing alarming. Single lane roads passing through small villages.Make sure you pass through each and every village mentioned in the route.Once you reach Hamsaladeevi in order to take your car onto the beach use the approach ramp.You can find the approach ramp near a two storied building which is visible from the beach.Hamsaladeevi to Sagar sagammam is a 2 kilometer drive on the sand bed. You can follow the tracks. Do not divert unless you travelling on a 4x4 SUV with a low range gear box.Locals try to discourage you as they want us to use their Jeeps and Autos. But we have seen many small cars doing the route without an issue.Let me give you a graphical example to get better understanding.

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P : PathB : BuildingP1 ---> Tar Road (your approach to beach)B1 --> Two store Building with dolphin symbols has a constructed ramp for vechicles.B2--> Building near Sagar SangamamP2--->Lake bed (solid sand track)P3---> Sand track to beachP4---> Solid sand track
  • Drive from B1 to B2 : using P2
  • B2 to River
  • River to Beach using P4 (Which is along the river)
  • Don't use P1 and P3 because there is loose sand at the end. There are chances of getting stuck. (But still check and decide on your instincts)

Let me know if you have any questions. Update us back when you are done with your travel flag

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sagar said:
That's so crystal clear and more than sufficient for anybody to take this drive... Good map buddy.. and Good luck and safe drive.
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Nice information @gowtham

It will be helpful for the first timers.

4x4 Seems ideal for this place to explore more. Did you face any challenge, while driving on the sand bed?

 

We did this route on a Honda city which has very low ground clearance. You don't need a 4x4. We didn't face any challenge as we used the already existing tracks.:P

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Really sorry for the late update. Gowtham that was just awesome information from you or may be you should start writing tour books (Just kidding).

 

I have been to hamsaladeevi last week. I've one of my frnd at nagayalanka which made accommodation and food easy for us.

We took the route Hyd - Vjy- Avanigadda - Nagayalanka. We followed a route from Nagayalanka to Hamsaladeevi which is single lane road amidst villages all the way till beach. Road condition is average and better than I've expected. Journey from Nagayalanka is almost 35 km which took 1 hours for us.

 

Unlike Suryalanka you will find very few people here. I'd rather say It's best beach for the people looking for privacy. We haven't been to sagara sangamam for some reasons.

 

Overall it was a nice experience. I did this in Dzire, No issues with Dzire Ground clearance or any other thing which will be a green light to almost all the domestic Indian cars. However I didn't take car till the shore.

 

Incase if you wanna make it to sagamam, Take the route suggested by gowtham. Drive along seashore only if you and your car has got enough skills.

 

PS: I found the soil of this beach is little different from the ones I've visited. Its little black just so you all know.

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Really sorry for the late update. Gowtham that was just awesome information from you or may be you should start writing tour books (Just kidding).

I have been to hamsaladeevi last week. I've one of my frnd at nagayalanka which made accommodation and food easy for us.

We took the route Hyd - Vjy- Avanigadda - Nagayalanka. We followed a route from Nagayalanka to Hamsaladeevi which is single lane road amidst villages all the way till beach. Road condition is average and better than I've expected. Journey from Nagayalanka is almost 35 km which took 1 hours for us.

Unlike Suryalanka you will find very few people here. I'd rather say It's best beach for the people looking for privacy. We haven't been to sagara sangamam for some reasons.

Overall it was a nice experience. I did this in Dzire, No issues with Dzire Ground clearance or any other thing which will be a green light to almost all the domestic Indian cars. However I didn't take car till the shore.

Incase if you wanna make it to sagamam, Take the route suggested by gowtham. Drive along seashore only if you and your car has got enough skills.

PS: I found the soil of this beach is little different from the ones I've visited. Its little black just so you all know.

 

Thank you for sharing the update :clap:

 

How are the temperatures now?

 

Waiting for some pictures now :)

 

PS: You can start a new topic or add some pictures to the this topic. Remember to limit to 5 pictures per post(suppose if you have 20 picture post them in 4 back to back posts) so that it will be easy to edit.

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sorry for the late replies. We have been to beach @ 9 am on sunday morning. Temperature was better than what we expected near the beach, but once we are back to nagayalanka village things got horrible, too much humidity, May be this isn't the best time to visit :)

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santosh said:
sorry for the late replies. We have been to beach @ 9 am on sunday morning. Temperature was better than what we expected near the beach, but once we are back to nagayalanka village things got horrible, too much humidity, May be this isn't the best time to visit :)

 

Temperature will be unquestionably high during March and April. It was cool when we visited this place in January.

Worst part is we cannot even find a patch of shade to hide away from sun.

In this two months it is better to visit early in the morning or late in the evening.

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13 hours ago, sbhamidi said:


A wonderful post on a wonderful place.... A jewel on a jewel app I just noticed.. thanks for the share.


We explored this place in Winter, it is still untouched beauty, Zero commercial crowd.
No food and stay options available.
We carried own food and had a good family outing. Would suggest you to visit this place in winter.
 

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15 hours ago, vivek said:

Hi guys, Any recent indicatives about the stay anywhere close by Hamsaladeevi ?

No proper stays at Hamsaladeevi.
Stay at Vijayawada, drive down to Hamsaldeevi, carry food and drive back in the evening. 

Would suggest you to avoid Hamsaladeevi in summer.

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Guys
I'm planning to drive from Hyderabad to Hamsladeevi during December last week.

 

Any accommodation available in Hamsaladeevi beach?
How is the latest road condition from Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi beach?

Can we drive on a beach in Hamsaladeevi beach?

Best time to visit the Hamsaladeevi beach?
 

 

 

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Hyderabad to Hamsaladeevi is a little crowded during the weekends. I suggest you to visit the beach for an early sunrise and it is definitely worth it. Yes, you can drive your car on the beach. Road to Hamsaldeevi is flawless. Expect a bit of traffic in Vijayawada. Best place to choose your stay is Vijayawada as there are no stay options in Hamsaladeevi.

Have a safe drive. :)

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Hi @shammy, Lovely pictures and Write up. I am planning to visit this place the coming weekend as I would be attending my friend's marriage Vijwaywada. Could you please direct me the route and road conditions from Vijaywada to reach this place. I would be traveling with my wife and 2 kids and this is my first visit to Andhra Pradesh.

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In monsoon, sand track is not available,  there is water everywhere. 

Route from beach to river has to be done via beach shore.

 

These Auto guys are scaring car owners.
But it is easy to drive a car.

Beach is very much solid.
Maintain steady pace, you wont find any issues. 

 

If an Auto can do it easily, i think any car can do it. 

 

Early morning is the best time to visit. 

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Driving on the beach is a risky affair.
Proper precautions should be taken before venturing.

If you get stuck during high tide, be prepared for total loss.

Be cautious and take a not of high/low tide timings.

I have driven Honda city on the sand track before the beach.
But I did not dare to drive on the beach.

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Wow!!!! awesome shammy, wonderful images, I belong to the nearby village, which is about 20km to hamsaladeevi. A was born in Chennai bought up in Hyderabad all my relatives are still there in near by villages I travel very often to villages.

Happy to help you guys. Ping me for any time help.

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this beach looks so clean and beautiful. Added to my TO-DO list.. 7 hours drive is what I found to this place..

What grabbed my attention was that we can take our cars and drive along ..

as @Ranger asked above if we have decent places to stay close by then it would many of us as 7 hours drive from hyderabad  is not short :) ..

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On 1/4/2016 at 2:23 PM, shammy said:

Hotel : OYO rooms (2000/- per night)

 

Best Route 2016

Hyderabad --> Suryapet --> Vijayawada -->Pedapulipaka --> Madduru --> Thotlavalluru --> Nimmagadda --> Avanigadda --> Nagayalanka --> Chodavaram --> Hamsaladeevi Beach

OYO rooms near the beach?

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7 hours ago, sha52rath said:

 

Happy to help you guys. Ping me for any time help.

 

It’s awesome to hear it from a localite @sha52rath.. is there any source for a decent stay around this place..? Or Is Vijayawada the only option we have got?

 

Also, Please let us know if camping is possible on the beach for a night. It would be great to hear back from you on this..? 

 

Thanks in advance mate!

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It’s awesome to hear it from a localite [mention=1401]sha52rath[/mention].. is there any source for a decent stay around this place..? Or Is Vijayawada the only option we have got?
 
Also, Please let us know if camping is possible on the beach for a night. It would be great to hear back from you on this..? 
 
Thanks in advance mate!


Hi sagar,
I do stay in Secunderabad Sainikpuri, born and bought in Chennai, but all my relative do stay in avanigadda, machavaram, Koduru, vetapalem other places.

Well Decent stay would be very difficult, it’s not good for overnight camping for family as it’s completely lonely place, if you have bunch of friends, yes you can. You will not find stay near by, or you can stay either in avanigadda or repalle a drive of 35 & 50 km to destination. and vijayawada would be too far for stay. You will be literally tired in return.

you can visit a temple mopidevi Subramanya swamy temple in mopidevi village which is very famous which is near to avanigadda, Let me know when are you planning to visit. Will try my best to help you. Sen me your contact no. I will talk to my brother in law, he will will definitely help you in Koduru.

Sharath
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13 minutes ago, sha52rath said:

vijayawada would be too far for stay.

 

We stayed in Vijayawada during our lat visit.

 

There is a huge spike in crowd.

Place became very famous recently.

Don't go to this place during Dussehra and Sankaranthi. 

Highly crowded, on regular days, it is almost empty. 

Weekend crowd is still average, it is on verge of getting commercialised. 

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Well Decent stay would be very difficult, it’s not good for overnight camping for family as it’s completely lonely place, if you have bunch of friends, yes you can.

Sharath


Great to hear it back from you bro. It’s so awesome to know that there won’t be a problem for camping on the beach.. but, is this a sure shot information that we don’t have to take any permissions and just go do our camping? Won’t it be an issue from the cops or the villagers staying around?
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13 hours ago, sagar said:

It’s so awesome to know that there won’t be a problem for camping on the beach.

 

You can camp but from my experience, it is not so secured.

If we are a group of guys we can manage, but with families it may be difficult. 

 

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Great to hear it back from you bro. It’s so awesome to know that there won’t be a problem for camping on the beach.. but, is this a sure shot information that we don’t have to take any permissions and just go do our camping? Won’t it be an issue from the cops or the villagers staying around?


Hi sagar,

Yes you can stay around, but not recommended, no permission required, usually people don’t stay. Not good for families for a bunch of boys, yes.. you can.
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21 minutes ago, Manish Sharma said:

Hows this place during Dec?

 

Winter is the best time to visit. 

 

22 minutes ago, Manish Sharma said:

I am planning for 7th/8th Dec

 

You don't have any decent stays around Hamsaladeevi beach. (expect for few home stays)

You can stay at Vijayawada.

 

Try to visit early in the morning, it is fantastic. (5AM)

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20 hours ago, Ranger said:
 
You don't have any decent stays around Hamsaladeevi beach. (expect for few home stays)
You can stay at Vijayawada.
 
Try to visit early in the morning, it is fantastic. (5AM)

How do we go to lighthouse ?
Any boating people contacts, safety to reach light house...where to board boat for lighthouse...

I'm planning during Pongal time. For a day trip.from Hyderabad...
- Subramanya temple
- light house
- Hamsaladeevi

Return in the evening to Eluru...

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@Ranger @arifismyname amazing pics. Drones brought different perspective to photography and videography. That last picture is stunning!

 

1 hour ago, Manish Sharma said:

Only thing is - are drones legal? if yes, do share the details.. would love to have one.. ??

 

Flying a drone is legal in India now. Depending on the classification of the drone, you need to register and get a license to fly it.

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19 hours ago, Manish Sharma said:

are drones legal?

 

It is legal, but there are many restrictions.

Drone size, flying zone etc.

 

Overall, It is worth it.

Price is getting cheaper year by year.

 

I think with in a span of three years,

Drones will can be accessible at a reasonable price point. 

 

 

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