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Srisailam is one hill station which promises a fantastic drive from Hyderabad under 250 kms radius. It is considered as one of the favorite weekend getaway destinations from Hyderabad. The single lane road is awesome to drive with smooth tarmac surrounded by thick forests. Traffic is very thin throughout the journey.

 

Note: Forest entry is blocked during night hours at Munnanoor check post and roads remain close from 9:00 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Distance : 230 kms

Drive time : 5 hrs

Mileage : 18 kmpl

Ride : Swift

 

Primary attractions:

  • Dindi Reservoir (10 kms from Hyderabad)
  • Forest drive and Ghat roads (Nallamalla hills)
  • Tiger reserve
  • Mallelatheertham waterfalls
  • Srisailam Dam
  • Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  • Cable car ride
  • Boating

 

Route 2016 (Best Route)

 

Hyderabad ORR --> Kalwakurthi (Take left) --> Munnanoor (Check-post) --> Dam --> Srisailam.

 

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Short-Break at the Dindi Reservoir. Spent an hour walking on the embankment.

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Picture of our drive from the embankment.

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A quick stop for a photo session at the entrance of the ghat section.

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First Glimpse of the hills

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The beginning of the hill section

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View after a drive up the hill 

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Smooth tarmac with thin traffic and some marked/unmarked speed bumps 

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Monkeys that you find en-route. Most them are on the roads for food 

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View of the forest En route

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Twins

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Showers from the dam. Not Rain!

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The Rock slid down and we found ourselves lucky

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First view of the dam 

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Stopped over by the bridge for photo session

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Fishing point where you can buy fresh fish 

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View of the Dam from the bridge

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View of the dam from the other side of the bridge was breath taking 

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Cable car ride,You can spot the showers from the Dam

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Cable car rides they go together

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View of the dam the next morning during the return journey

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Rainbow around the dam stayed there for quite a long time 

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Thick forests of Nallamala 

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After a 20 mins drive on the dirt track we reached the entrance of the Mallelatheertham water falls

One need to descend around 200 steps to get the first sight of the beautiful waterfalls.

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Mallelatheertham water falls, notice the size of people to get a scale of the falls 

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Closer view

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The sky goes orange during our return

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The last picture for the day

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I heard 4 way road is under construction. Any update on this. I'm doing this in december.

You are right Santosh.

Regular route is under construction.No idea if it is still under Construction.

I took following route in September.

NH7 --> Jadcherla --> Bijnavaram --> Nagarkurnool --> Munnanur --> Srisailam Ghat road.

May be the new road wont get finished by December as construction work is very slow.Better stick to Jadcherla route.

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santosh said:
I heard 4 way road is under construction. Any update on this. I'm doing this in december.

Never knew about new road until now.Will add a note to the Route section.

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NH7 --> Jadcherla --> Bijnavaram --> Nagarkurnool --> Munnanur --> Srisailam Ghat road.

Thank you for sharing the route Karthik.

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Hari said:
Could some one let me know the current Road condition of Hyderabad-Srisailam. Heard road widening works going on???, any alternate routes if so!

 

I have driven on this road last month.No idea if there is any progress on the road construction.

Hyderabad to Dindi is excellent (100 kilometers), but after Dindi road is full of diversions.

 

My suggestion is take the following route via Jadcherla, while going to Srisailam(Road condition is decent)

NH7 --> Jadcherla --> Bijnavaram --> Nagarkurnool --> Munnanur --> Srisailam Ghat road.

 

One the return drive you can try the regular route.

Hyderabad ORR --> Kalwakurthi (Take left) --> Munnanoor (Check-post) --> Dam --> Srisailam.

 

Please update the road condition once you have done the trip :)

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Hari said:
Could some one let me know the current Road condition of Hyderabad-Srisailam. Heard road widening works going on???, any alternate routes if so!

 

One of my friend is going to Srisailam on December 5th.I can update the route once he is done with the trip.

Route suggested by Karthik seems to be good.Once you reach Srisailam you can check with locals about the route via Dindi.

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santosh said:
I heard 4 way road is under construction. Any update on this. I'm doing this in december.

 

Update on Srisailam Route

Regular route is now in good shape.One can easily maintain triple digit speeds.:fight:

Except near DIndi dam most of the work before the forest is done.

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santosh said:
Okay!! I was told that its being developed by some contractor who lay NHAI roads hence I've thought that there is a possibility for the Tolls.

We see Tolls in various other parts of india even for well laid state highways but that's not the case in United AP so far...

 

When are you planning to drive?

Any plans of going for a tiger safari on the way.

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mcrangu said:
Those pics were really awesome bro. Planning a road trip on bike to srisailam from hyderabad. how's the road condition and any advices about what to carry and any nice dhabas in the route? Please reply :) thanks

 

It is newly laid road and the condition is good now. You can follow the regular route. There are few Dhabas en route where you can taste good food but don't expect comfort..

 

Don't miss the waterfalls and the cable car ride.

Hyderabad ORR --> Kalwakurthi (Take left) --> Munnanoor (Check-post) --> Dam --> Srisailam.

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