Papikondalu Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to March
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Papikondalu Tourism Papikondalu mountain range runs along the River Godavari (Western Godavari) and is located in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Papikondalu is a sheer fest to the eyes in terms of its scenic beauty. As the hills become closer and closer to the visitor, the width of the mighty Godavari becomes narrower. In accordance with this view resembling the middle partition of a woman's hair, it was initially named as 'Papidi' Kondalu- Paidi in Telugu means the middle partition of a woman?s hair. Later, it came to be known as Papikondalu in the local language. The river narrowing, its twists and turns along with the Papi Hills form a breathtaking visual experience. Its beauty is often compared to that of Kashmir as the area around the ranges is quaint and bountiful with nature. The ranges also boast of waterfalls at Munivaatnam. Download Papikondalu PDF Guide > What's Great? One can a have a unique experience of staying in Kolluru (bamboo huts) along the beautiful hill range. What's not so Great? There is a lack of good eating joints (advisable to carry your own food). For Whom Papi Kondalu is one of the top places to explore in Andhra Pradesh. It is ideal for people looking for a getaway full of natural beauty. It is also suitable for camping and trekking. A perfect place for a trip with family and friends.

Etymology The mountain ranges are named from the Telugu word meaning 'partition' because from an aerial view they look like the partition women make in their hair. Itinerary If you're in for a day, there are some places you would skip, however, it is recommended to have a two day stay to experience the unique setting of Kolluru bamboo houses by the shore. Day 1:Ideally, reach Rajahmundry or Bhadrachalam whichever you chose, by 8:00 - 8:30 AM in the morning to catch a 9:00 AM boat. By 10:00 AM, you'll reach the Gandi Pochamma Temple. The boat will leave by 11:00, giving you an hour to explore the place. After this, the next destination will be the Papi Kondalu hills themselves, the journey through the middle of the mountains being particularly noteworthy. Next, you can stop at Perantpali village and see Ramakrishna muni Vatika ashram and Swami Veereswara and proceed to do some local sightseeing. The last stop of the day would be Kolluru village where you could get a Bamboo hut for yourself and have the rest of the evening for leisure. Day 2:In the morning after breakfast you could do some local sightseeing and can even hire a guide to explore the forest area. After this, you can take the boat back to the mainland in the afternoon. You'll reach Rajahmundry or Bhadrachallam by 6:00 PM.

Restaurants and Local Food in Papikondalu There is a lack of good places to find food near Papi Kondalu. It is advisable to carry food from Rajahmundry and Bhadrachalam beforehand. There are small hotels that offer decent food but it's good to carry some along with you just in case the food is not satisfactory for you.

Latest questions by travellers on Papikondalu Rohit Shroff 22-8-2015 we want two tickets ap tourism boats in rajamundry Devyani Chandra There are packages available from Rajahmundry which will take you on a one day or two day tour of Papi Kondalu. The one day tour costs 500 for adults and 350 for children (non AC) and 600 for adults and 400 for children (AC). The two day costs 2200 and 1600 only has AC tickets. Add an Answer Add a Comment 0 Comments Ask a question from people who travelled to Papikondalu recently Submit Question View All Questions about Papikondalu >>

Oct-Maris the best time to visit Papikondalu The weather here is hot and humid, with a tropical climate. The mean maximum temperature of this place is around 32 degrees Celcius. The best time to visit this region is from October to March i.e apart from summers.   Weather in Papikondalu Loading... Papikondalu in Summer (April - June) Summers are burning in this part of the country with temperature ranging from 34 to 48 degrees Celcius. Heavy showers of rain are experienced at the end of summer season. Papikondalu in Winter (November - February) The winters are less hot than summers, the weather is pleasant but not cold. The months of December and January are the coldest with the temperature falling down to 18 degrees Celcius. Monthly Weather in Papikondalu Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 15 29 February 16 33 March 21 37 April 25 41 May 27 41 June 24 34 July 22 29 August 22 30 September 22 27 October 19 30 November 16 31 December 16 32

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