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Ride to an overflowing lake - Pocharam

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  • [Photo Feature]: Ride to an overflowing lake - Pocharam

    There had been heavy rainfall for three days in Coastal Andhra and Telangana areas, and the news was all the reservoirs in these areas were filled up to brim. I knew the Pocharam lake would be overflowing and decided to pay a visit. Overflowing of this lake is a very rare sight as it doesn't happen every season. It happens very rarely. The last time I saw this lake overflowing was in 2008.

    Pocharam Lake is a beautiful water reservoir situated in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary. The peculiarity of this lake is, it has no flood gates to control the water flow; excess water just overflows from the dam, and its a beautiful view. Situated in a mini-forest area, the surroundings are very calm and undisturbing. Bird photographers love this place as the lake attracts a variety of birds in seasons.

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    Two weeks back, when I was in a 9-day ride to Kerala and Tamil Nadu, I came to know the lake was overflowing. Felt sad for not able to visit it. Luckily, the rain in the last three days again brought lots of inflows into this lake.

    Its cloudy in Hyderabad, a perfect climate for a refreshing small ride. The lake is approximately 110 kms from Hyderabad, towards Medak. Started around 10:30 p.m. from my house. Within no time, I was on Narsapur road. Its a two-lane highway with a bit of traffic. The Narsapur forest was in full bloom and thick green. Spent 10 minutes in the forest enjoying the green beauty and then headed for Medak. After Medak, took left turn towards Bodhan. After 15 kms, took a right turn at a Y-junction that leads to a gravel road. After about half-a-kilometer, this scene was in front of me.




    I was delighted to see huge waterflow. This is just start of the lake and the main dam was after this dam. I love this place because I can ride in the water, unlike other dams. As I approached near the water, I realized the flow is heavy and was scared to enter into the water. Parked my bike a side and entered into water. The water flow pushed my leg when I tried to move in the flow. Waited for 10 minutes with disappointment. Then all of a sudden I saw a bike parked on the other side of the dam and smile came on to my face. It was all pure fun after this.

























    Crossed the water body and reached the main Dam. There was heavy overflow and it was a visual treat. You can walk on the dam but with lot of care. People huddle together and walk on this.
















    Came back to the front of the Dam and explored around to get different views of the lake.















    This view shows complete view of the Lake with water overflow at three places. It was a breathtaking view with dark clouds in the background.






    At around 3 p.m., saw dark clouds in the backdrop, and felt it was the right time to packup. While I was riding towards Medak, I could see dark clouds looming over Medak and I was worried as I was not prepared for rain. The roads were all wet as it rained before. As I reached Medak, it started to pour and luckily I reached a good Hotel near Medak Church. Had my lunch there watching over the heavy pour. Luckily the rain stopped as soon as I finished lunch and started riding back.

    Just after Medak, I saw this view with dark clouds creating an evening atmosphere at noon.



    Packed my camera and cell and tucked inside the jacket and started riding. It rained for around 10 minutes, and after that it was dry with just clouds. After around 10 kms, there was no rain and the sun came out. There were lots of paddy fields on either side and with evening Sun rays, it was a visual treat to watch.





















    Reached home by 6 p.m. At 80 kmph constant, my bike returned 42 kmpl and was pretty happy about it.
    Last edited by ravi@17bhp; 10-06-2012, 01:39 PM.
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    • #3
      Short and sweet log Ravi Pictures are just awesumm. Keep Posting bro
      Ride Safe
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      • #4
        Re: Ride to an overflowing lake - Pocharam

        Originally posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
        Short and sweet log Ravi Pictures are just awesumm. Keep Posting bro
        Thank you! :-)

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        • #5
          Excellent photos,
          Excellent place,
          Excellently maintained bike,
          Excellent you! to post this travelogue.

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          • #6
            nice trip...the pics came out beautiful..
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            • #7
              Excellent location and the sound of water gushing would have been music. Great pictures there.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by amit_purohit20 View Post
                Excellent photos,
                Excellent place,
                Excellently maintained bike,
                Excellent you! to post this travelogue.
                Thanks for the 'excellent' liking. I am glad you enjoyed the pics.

                Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
                nice trip...the pics came out beautiful..
                Thank you!

                Originally posted by LazyRyder View Post
                Excellent location and the sound of water gushing would have been music. Great pictures there.
                Would like to listen to the sound of the water gushing? Have a small video of it. I thoroughly enjoyed riding in the water. And it cleaned my bike also.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilwfc15X5QQ
                Last edited by ravi@17bhp; 10-06-2012, 08:29 PM.
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                • #9
                  Beautiful as usual Ravi !! You really choose the best of places at the best of times to ride to ! You really are tempting me to ride to AP sometime soon.Lovely pics !!

                  Take Care & Ride Safe

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ridermax View Post
                    Beautiful as usual Ravi !! You really choose the best of places at the best of times to ride to ! You really are tempting me to ride to AP sometime soon.Lovely pics !!

                    Take Care & Ride Safe
                    Thank you very much for the appreciation sir. There are lots of beautiful places in Andhra Pradesh; we have to visit them at right time. Please do ride to AP.
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                    • #11
                      Nice pics...

                      I remember seeing this on tv..it looks even better in your pics
                      Jay

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                      • #12
                        beautiful lake.. nice pics.. the best part is, you can take your bike up to the water exit in the dam..
                        i hope more pics are yet to come...

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                        • #13
                          That's a lovely place right under my nose and I was traveling places to find a weekend trip..
                          Can you please list down some places. I remember one of your rides to a bird sanctuary. I have covered Belum caves, Bidar fort, Suryalanka beach, Srisailam, Nagarjuna sagar, Kuntala water falls, Bangalore, Hogenakkal falls, Mysore.. What next can I cover within 500 kms. Yes - Vizag remains. If I wake up early tomorrow (actually today) I will cover this lake for sure.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jayakrishna View Post
                            Nice pics...

                            I remember seeing this on tv..it looks even better in your pics
                            Jayakrishna, it looks more beautiful than in my pics.

                            Originally posted by Sirish_G View Post
                            beautiful lake.. nice pics.. the best part is, you can take your bike up to the water exit in the dam..
                            i hope more pics are yet to come...
                            Yes Sirish, the best part is one can ride in the water flow. Thats why, I would never miss the chance to ride to this place whenever the water overflows, which happens very rarely.

                            And there are more pictures, but of the same location. Would post once I get some free time.
                            Originally posted by muztariq View Post
                            That's a lovely place right under my nose and I was traveling places to find a weekend trip..
                            Can you please list down some places. I remember one of your rides to a bird sanctuary. I have covered Belum caves, Bidar fort, Suryalanka beach, Srisailam, Nagarjuna sagar, Kuntala water falls, Bangalore, Hogenakkal falls, Mysore.. What next can I cover within 500 kms. Yes - Vizag remains. If I wake up early tomorrow (actually today) I will cover this lake for sure.
                            Great! So, did you visit the place yesterday? If so, how was the water flow? Seems you covered many places. Did you ride to Ananthagiri Hills?
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                              very excellent pics bro...liked very much...you are showing the beauty of our Andhra in your own style
                              Drive Safe

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