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Fantastic experience on this weekend trip to Srisailam hill station Nallamala Forest.

Road conditions is pretty good, ghat roads are fun to drive with excellent curves.

 While driving on Nallamala forest, we spotted many monkeys, peacocks and dears etc. 

A wonderful wild life experience. 

 

Some sections are fantastic, covered with bamboo trees on the both sides of the road.

This is my first ghat experience and we had a great drive. 

Traffic is less compared to other highways around Hyderabad.

We maintained around 80km/hr speeds in flat section and Ghat section speed varied from 30km/hr to 70km/hr

 

Adding few pictures: 

Forest safari entry

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Selfie time

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My car inked with the famous Srisailam painting

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Dam view

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Low water levels on the other side 

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Thank you

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Nice shots, looks you enjoyed the drive a lot.
 

20 hours ago, Vikram_i10 said:

Some sections are fantastic, covered with bamboo trees on the both sides of the road.

 

Would suggest you to visit this place during monsoon.(When the dam gates are opened).
Views and greenery are fantastic.

How may hours did you take from Hyderabad to Srisailam?
Did you stay in any hotel or drove back on the same day?

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Hi Ranger,

expecting question from you :)

 

Yes, your right it's a lesson learned for me on this summer season visit, place is dry, no greenery around with no water in dam also.

 

my suggestion :
Best time to visit is monsoon, you can enjoy the greenery and climate.

 

it's a one day trip generally, start at early morning via Hyderabad ORR then Kalwakurthy, Srisailam forest.
Road condition is good.

Ghat roads are fun to drive.

 

We started from Shamirpet, total kilometers: 260km, total time : 5hrs
With few small breaks. 

 

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Thank you for this information @Vikram_i10 I will be doing this stretch this weekend. I hope road condition from Hyderabad all the way until Srisailam is as good as it was couple of months back! I shall keep the group posted with my drive details once I finish this trip, mine would be a hectic schedule, Planning to do Hyderabad - Saleswaram Temple (This temple opens only for 3-4 days in year & includes about 2-3 kilometers trek to reach the place). Planning to start about 3am this Friday and return by Saturday afternoon around 3pm.

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18 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Planning to do Hyderabad - Saleswaram Temple


I have visited Saleshwaram temple few years back.
Please, plan your trip carefully. 


Also it is better to avoid the drive with family and kids. 
Path is little risky at some points.
It may be over crowded during weekends. 

We have started at 5PM from Hyderabad and reached Saleshwaram parking at 8PM.
Trek took us around 2~3 hours one way.
We diverted to many unkown paths and explored into forest. 
Once we reach near the temple, path will get tricky.
People push each other and can get risky. 

 

  • Saleshwaram should be done only during night time(temperatures are very high during day time)
  • Carry enough water and food
  • Shoes are must, avoid slippers. 
  • You will have designated car parking, so no need to worry about parking. 
  • Carry spare clothes
  • Trek(hike) level is easy but time taking

 

Le me know, If you have any queries.

 

 

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Thank you very much Gowtham, do you remember until where we can drive? Will my Tia be able to do it peacefully? We are planning to start at about 3am Saturday morning and return by about 3/4 pm. I am not going with family and kids but with cousins. Looks like we will have tough time returning back on the trek, but we do not have choice now. Thank you very much for the tips and pointers. Will share my trip details once I complete it next week.

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12 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

do you remember until where we can drive?

 

We took a right turn after crossing tiger safari entry.

Around 10 minutes drive after the diversion. 

We did this place in 2011. 

 

You can check the cops at the check-post. 
 

12 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Will my Tia be able to do it peacefully?

 

We drove in Swift, won't be an issue for Tiago except for dust.
 

12 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

We are planning to start at about 3am Saturday morning and return by about 3/4 pm.

 

Temperatures are high during the day time, people usually start the trek during the sunset.  

But you can click some pictures of the beautiful locations. 

 

12 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Will share my trip details once I complete it next week.

 

Sure, waiting for some pictures. 

We went there unplanned, If you go with a plan, it will be good experience. 

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4 minutes ago, Ranger said:

We went there unplanned, If you go with a plan, it will be good experience. 

Plan is definitely on but there is very less information about this place and experiences. I will try and capture as much information as possible, that's the plan! Let's see how this goes

 

5 minutes ago, Ranger said:

But you can click some pictures of the beautiful locations. 

 

One of my main motto of keeping this trek day time

 

5 minutes ago, Ranger said:

We drove in Swift, won't be an issue for Tiago except for dust.

We will explore more only if we get Dusted ;) 

 

5 minutes ago, Ranger said:

You can check the cops at the check-post. 

Will surely do at the check post as well as at the Tiger Safari Entry gate

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And looks like I will have a little change in plan, might start late evening tomorrow about 10pm. @Ranger Is the trek / temple open round the clock? Any suggestions on time to start if the plan is to start late in the evening tomorrow? My plan is to start about 10pm and reach around 1am and then start trekking if it is allowed or to take a quick nap in the car until 3am and start the trek. Wanted to know if it is round the clock trek! 

 

Would surely miss out on the photographs of the place overnight which was the actual plan earlier but looks like I am going to miss that now

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