Within 2 hours of drive we reached the end of Hyderabad. Our travel map is given below:
While going,we crossed one more biker ,with all covered with travel gears with a red flag. I felt there might be crazy enthusiastic guys like us, still existing in Hyderabad. We were very happy to see this dude.
We stopped for a roadside dhaba near Chotuppal for quick tea. My bike also was looking for some rest. Post that we went to Suryapet. Then we stopped at Kodad for some food.Pulsar was pulling 70+KM always. Road was great.Just before Kondapally we refueled our motorcycle.
We reached Vijayawada at around 2PM. We had a booking in budget hotel called Executive Inn.
We took some rest. Post lunch we went to PVP mall . KFC and hot coffee from barista made our day. We came to hotel for dinner. The hotel did not have any kitchen facilities but arranged food for us. The andhra meal was too good.
Next day we went to Narasimha Temple,top of a hill.The way was too good.Ghat road.The view from temple was very good.
Our last visiting place for the day was Rajib Gandhi Park. I would say this was a must visit place in Vijayawada.Mostly crowded by local couples. But there was an wax art exhibition, many of which were microscopic in size. We literally had to see them under lens.We enjoyed most of these.
Then we went to Lenin statue bazar, famous bazar in Vijayawada. We ended second day travelling. At hotel we took dinner same andhra meals.Little spicy but tasty. Those who are veg have an option called Minerva Grand hotel. Otherwise you can go to same PVP mall and have KFC or Handi biriyani. There are Chinese options as well.
Third day, we went to Haritha Resort at Vijayawada,just on the bank of Krishna River. I would strongly suggest to stay here if you are travelling to Vijayawada. We kept our bike and took ticket for Bhavani island. This is an Island just on the middle of Krishna River. Scenic beauty was just great.A ferry used to transport between main land to Bhavani Island.
Haritha resort at Bhavani Island. It was superb.
I must say try biriyani or egg fried rice with chicken curry.
This was how Vijawada looked from the Island.
After spending around 4 hours we came back to mainland -vijayawada,We went to Prakasam Barrage and went to Kanaka Durga temple..I must say,it was a great arrangement. Devotees could go by walking or they could take auto or cars to go to top. The beautiful temple lied on top of Indrrakiladri Hills and enshrines Goddess Kanaka Durga. The hill offered some amazing view of the city along with the river. There were two routes to the temple.The first one was the stairs leading to the temple which was difficult and arduous.While going we took this route.It was around 500+ steps. The other route was driving up the Ghat road. Local legend claimed that Arjuna, the mighty warrior from the Mahabharatha, received his divine weapon, the Pasupatha, at this site and after getting the weapon, he constructed the temple to honor Goddess Durga. There were three lines VIP,Normal and Free. VIP was costing Rs 500,then 100 and then free. We took VIP ticket for a VIP darshanam.
We missed it,We started to climb further to for the fort. We reached Dooradarshan center Vijayawada. The guards guided us to fort. Finally almost at last we reached fort. It was a closing time then. We requested the ticket collector and this guy seemed to be great. He accepted our request and showed us the fort . He acted as a guide ,costed us 200 rs.However the view of sunset was unforgettable.
We had some quick snacks and tea just outside of the fort.After the sunset the kondapalli ghat road was scary. Just then my Hella projector and beloved pulsar assured us a safe journey down to kondapalli junction.We ended the journey by taking same andhra meals.
Next day, we started in the morning from Vijayawada and reached Hyderabad by after noon.It was a memorable long drive with my wife on our pulsar180.