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    Default Adventure Ride: Guntur-Srisailam

    Studies...Studies...Studies...

    Bored with the routine college life, me and some of my friends decided to ride to some far off place to spend sometime with the beautiful nature....Lots of searching over the internet made me mark my destination as Srisailam which is about 220km from Guntur...

    What really attracted me was the gorgeous ghat road which is about 50kms long. So,made this trip in 2 days in which we covered most of the local site-seeing places.

    We are a total of 4 guys on 2 Karizma's (Struggled a lot with the luggage)

    Total Ride Distance: 501km (100km ghat roads)
    No. of Days: 2


    Here are some teasers for now...Will be back with detailed trip log and more pictures
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    Topic Approved.

    Seems like you guys had a jolly good time. Waiting for the write-up and the rest of the pictures, ofcourse.
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    Nice teasers. Bring on the rest of the pics and write-up.

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    So, the thread came up, so early. Nice teasers there Ajay, roll the rest.

    Sorry, could not call you back on Sunday. Was riding in rains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    So, the thread came up, so early. Nice teasers there Ajay, roll the rest.

    Sorry, could not call you back on Sunday. Was riding in rains.
    thats ok anna....
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    So the thread is ready..Upload the pics soon
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    yUP... waiting for the pics and trip log...
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    Ok, here is the triplog....
    When i first brought up this idea of riding 230km on bike, most who heard me thought i was crazy...but after somedays 6 guys
    agreed to ride with me...but as the ride day came nearer the number slowly fell to 3. I had my Karizma serviced recently so
    i didnt bother much about the bike..just filled fuel to the full just before the day prices rose..So, we decided to do the trip anyway

    Day 1:
    We planned to start at 3 o clock sunday early morning so that we can reach srisailam by 10 o clock,but none of us are used
    to getting up so early....it was 4.30 by the time we started anyway...Our route was Guntur-Narasraopet-Vinukonda-Dornala-Srisailam.

    We took our tea break at Perecherla junction which is 10km from Guntur, then started to Narasaraopet which is 50km away...The roads were
    pretty decent and we could do 100kmph easily...took the bypass next to Vinukonda.....

    Here in a stretch of 25km till santhamaguluru junction are one of the worst roads i ever saw.....potholes everywhere..Could barely do 40kmph maximum.

    After that the roads are smooth till Vinukonda that is 40km furthur..
    We had our breakfast here....not many hotels, just a small tiffin centre....Here we have to turn left to Dornala that is 78km away...
    To my surprise the roads here are so nice that we can easily cruise at 120kmph easily...There are very few villages till Dornala so if your bike develops any trouble
    its difficult to get help.

    From Dornala we have to take a right,we can see the huge entrace to srisailam ghat road......if we go straight its Kurnool...

    Ghat road.....What can i say about it?? its 49km of pure heaven....The tarmac is newly laid and is soooo smooth i just wanted to sleep there itself.
    There is also a significant change in the weather too...the air has become very cool...We stopped at any place we could to take as many photos as possible.
    I was able to clock 105kmph in a stretch here.....This road is mostly uninhabitated..So its not uncommon you would get lost in the forest
    if you keep wandering staring at the beauty of the place....very less traffic too....

    Finally reached Srisailam at 11.30am....Found a nice A/C room in Hotel Ganga Sadan (Govt owned) for rs.650/- a day.....
    Since, we woke early in the morning, we were very tired, had a bit of tiffin and retired into out cool beds till 4.30pm...

    After getting up, we decided to check the dam site so drove there which is 10km away......the dam is wonderful, unfortunately there
    is little water in the reservoir and there is no way the gates are gonna be opened soon....

    Came back to the room by 6pm....Went for darshan of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy, one of the 12 jyothirlingas, and bramarambhikadevi....
    Free darshan was always crowded,we took a 50rs ticket so everything was over within 30min.......We were lucky to touch the sivalingam
    with our foreheads...

    Took some snaps near the temple, did a bit of shopping, had dinner in hotel ilapuram just beside our hotel and slept dreaming about the places we would visit the next day....
    (P.S. Since my net speed is very slow i cannot link the photos from online,so posting them as attachments, kindly check them out)
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    Ajay, that is a nice write-up man. You are lucky to touch the sivalingam with your forehead. I had a different funny story when I visited the temple. Thought the sivalingam is big and was looking for the main temple and came out of temple. I was thinking where the sivalingam?? Later I came to know that it is very small and to look to the floor. I pleaded the guard and went back and had the darshan.

    You are true. The roads in the ghats are very nice. Seems the greenery increased after the recent rains. Am raring to do this trip again soon.

    Pics are nice.

    Did you visit Mallela Theerdham?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Ajay, that is a nice write-up man. You are lucky to touch the sivalingam with your forehead. I had a different funny story when I visited the temple. Thought the sivalingam is big and was looking for the main temple and came out of temple. I was thinking where the sivalingam?? Later I came to know that it is very small and to look to the floor. I pleaded the guard and went back and had the darshan.

    You are true. The roads in the ghats are very nice. Seems the greenery increased after the recent rains. Am raring to do this trip again soon.

    Pics are nice.

    Did you visit Mallela Theerdham?
    So did the guard allow you the second time?? I dont know about ghat road on dindi side but from dornala side they are awesome anna.....

    I didnt get time to visit mallela teertham...we were running behind schedule...Had to skip many places....you will know more from my day2 log
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