2 DAY TRIP FROM HYDERABAD | BHADRACHALAM - KINNERASANI DAM

Pilgrimage | Lake & Backwaters | Wildlife

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 6 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 5

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : BHADRACHALAM

Travel from Hyderabad to Bhadrachalam

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 4:30 AM to 1 PM & 3 PM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Bhadrachalam Bus Station, Sri Sita Rama Temple is a magnificent temple situated close to the banks of River Godavari. Bhadrachalam is a major pilgrim town in Telangana. Parnasala, near Bhadrachalam is believed to be the place where Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana stayed during their 14-year exile in forests. Ravana abducted Sita at this place in the absence of Rama and Lakshmana.

This temple was built by Kancherla Gopanna popularly known as Bhakta Ramadasu in the year of 1630 AD. Gopanna was the Tahsildar of Bhadrachalam and constructed the temple using public donations. But the Golconda Sultans were misled and felt that Gopanna had misused the government funds to build the temple. He was imprisoned in a dungeon at Golconda Fort. Lord Rama is said to have miraculously appeared before the Sultan and paid the money spent by Gopanna, after which he was released. Kabirdas, the famous Muslim saint and poet, was .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 5:30 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 Kms from Bhadrachalam Bus Station, Sri Abhaya Anjaneya temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is situated in Seethammadhara.

This temple was constructed in the year 1998 by a devotee of Lord Hanuman who manages the temple. The temple has excellent carvings of several deities in its premises. The beautiful sculptures of gods and goddesses carved along the border of the temple complex are very attractive. This temple attracts thousands of devotees on Tuesdays.

Timings: 5:30 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 9 PM.

Overnight Stay in Bhadrachalam

DAY 2 : KINNERASANI DAM

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 5 AM to 1 PM & 3 PM to 8:30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 35 Kms from Bhadrachalam, Parnasala is a popular tourist spot with historical reference to Ramayana. This is said to be the place where Ravan abducted Sita.

A small hut with gaudily painted sculptures of Sri Ram, Sita, Laxman and Ravan depicting key events from Ramayan is what Parnasala is about. This is an extraordinarily unkempt and dilapidated place. Monkeys, beggars and insistent vendors hogging tourists, weathered sculptures, a botched attempt to replicate the sculptures with fiber glass, lack of maintenance make it a sad and frustrating experience. However, passing through tiny tribal hamlets and expansive fields of paddy by a spooky tree lined road plus the serene Godavari River are the saving grace.

There are frequent buses available to Parnasala from Bhadrachalam once in every 2 hours.

Timings: 5 AM to 1 PM & 3 PM to 8:30 PM

Entry & Parking: Rs. 100 for Car

Wildlife

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 11.5 km from Palvoncha, 40 km from Bhadrachalam, 102 km from Khammam and 297 km from Hyderabad, Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated around Kinnerasani Dam in Khammam district of Telangana.

Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the right bank of Godavari River and also it is part of Dandakaranya Forest. The sanctuary is named after the River Kinnerasani. This river divides the sanctuary and meets Godavari.

The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 635.4 sq km with the picturesque Kinnerasani Lake and densely forested islands in the middle of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is the home for many animals like Cheetal, Chinkara, Chousinghas, Sambar, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Hyena, Jackals, Panthers, Sloth Bear, Tigers and Black Bucks. The varieties of birds like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Teals, Nuktas, Spoonbills and Doves are the common birds in the sanctuary.

The sanctuary .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: Boating: 9. 30 AM - 1.30 PM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Adults, Rs. 10 for Children, Rs. 50 for Car, Rs. 50 for Deluxe Boat & Rs. 300 for Speed Boat (1-4 members)

At a distance of 11 km from Palvoncha, 40 km from Bhadrachalam, 102 km from Khammam and 297 km from Hyderabad, Kinnerasani Dam is located at Yanambile in Khammam district of Telangana. The dam is situated inside Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Kinnerasani Dam was constructed in 1966 on the Kinnerasani River, one of the important tributaries of Godavari River. The dam provides water to Kothagudem Thermal Power Station at Palvoncha for power generation. It also provides irrigation facilities to the nearby farmers through lift Irrigation.

Kinnerasani Dam is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by greenery and natural landscape. A Glass House constructed by Singareni Collieries at Kinnerasani has improved the spot as a tourism place. A deer park housing little over 80 spotted deer nearby the scenic Kinnerasani dam site is the major attraction for tourists. The vast Kinnerasani reservoir harbors number of crocodiles .....

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