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Hiking at Kondaveedu Fort and Suryalanka Beach

Hiking along the beautiful suryalanka beach and Kondaveedu fort.

Difficult level :Medium. You should be prepared to hike for 2 days and camp on the beach.

Kondaveedu Fort is to be found at a distance of 25 km from Guntur. It was built during the rule of the Reddy kings. Located on a hilltop, this historical fort offers around 21 structures to be seen. There are also many temples, residential structures, pillared halls and the entrance gate ways worth seeing here. The panoramic view from the summit is awe inspiring and is ideal for trekking. The Gopinatha Temple and Kathulabave at the foothill are other major attractions of Kondaveedu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




















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When: Dec 13th(Friday evening)-Dec 16th(Monday morning)
Where : Kondaveedu Fort - Guntur 
Rating: Medium
Cost: Rs 1500 per head (Approximate) 
Includes travel, food and stay.

Make the payment of Rs. 1500 to the following bank account.

Breakup approximately: Train Hyd to Guntur and back Rs.250 ;Food Rs.400; Local trasport Rs.400; Emergency Rs.80; Organizer Expenses Rs.160; GHAC Fee Rs.170; Service tax Rs.40;

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Payment Details:  Transfer the amount , to confirm your place.

NOTE: GHAC ACCOUNT HAS SHIFTED FROM ICICI TO AXIS.THIS IS A NEW ACCOUNT.DO NOT TRANSFER IT TO OLD GHAC ACCOUNT.

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 
Account No.:[masked]
Account Type: Savings
Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills 
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] 

Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

Credit card payment link:

http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=149846652

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Few things in between are not planned and these things are must in an adventure trek.

Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology.

Route Map

Mode Of travel: Train, Bus, Auto..we need to get from place to place so we will be flexible and adaptive here on what ever is available.
Route: Train to Guntur, Bus to Phirangipuram via Narsaraopet. 
Distance from Hyderabad: 300 Kms

 


 

Tentative Itinerary: 

Friday :
9 PM Evening: Board train to Guntur 

Saturday:

Reach guntur and move to guntur bus station 
Start journey to KOndaveedu fort.
Reach Kondaveedu Fort Base- Conquer the fort.

Start and Reach Suryalanka Beach and Camp there.


Sunday :
- Hike at the Beach. 
- Reach guntur, check out the town or watch a movie 
- Catch the train to hyderabad

Monday:
- 8 AM - back in Hyderabad

 

THINGS TO CARRY

1. Full Sleeve Tshirt, loose trouser/track pant. One extra pair of clothes for water and one jacket for the cold.

2. Good Trekking shoes

3. 2 Pairs of socks/Extra pair of clothes/Minimum 2/3L Water bottles/Sun cap/Windcheater/Plastic Covers (for wet clothes)

4. Torch light(Mandatory)

5.Sleeping bag (else get 2 blankets one to put on the floor and one to cover yourself up).It will be cold, so plan accordingly.

6. 3L of water. We will refill when ever we get a chance.

7. snacks like chocolates/Dates/DryFruits/Carrots/Chana/Energy Bars which provide easy energy.

8. Toiletry.

9. Please bring a signed copy of this declaration + an original ID proof

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC-Disclaimer-2012.pdf

Pack Light as you will be carrying your bag for 2 whole days.


Important Instructions:
1) no smoking and no alcohol   
2) No littering, no pollution of water   
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable   
4) Accommodation is separate in tents for Men and woman. Everyone will share the weight of the tents while trekking. 
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian   
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers   
7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.  
8) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water

9)Organizer word is final, and if any unwanted behaviour is exhibited, the person would be removed from the trek at anytime.

 

Contact:

Siri:[masked]


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  • KIRANMAI

    Made a payment of 1500 with Trxn Remarks[masked]_Kiranmai. Pls confirm the receipt.

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Kiranmai: Account details Please :). I need to return your Rs.1000.

      December 23, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Kiranmayee: Refunded Rs.1000 to your account.Rs.500 was held and transferred to GHAC as dropout charges.

      January 2, 2014

  • Siri A.

    Total Amount collected 20180 Train tickets 2850
    Hotel+camp fire 2800
    Local Transport(Bus+Autos) 3234
    Food(Tea+breakfast+lunch+Dinner) 6725
    Organizer reiumbersement 300
    To GHAC: Fund+Service tax+cancellation charges 3020
    Refunds 1250

    2 · December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I appreciate the transparency in sharing the expenditure details on event page. I strongly believe you are the FIRST person to do this (in so called 5+ years) including Organizer discounts. This builds faith and confidence in members .........

      2 · December 23, 2013

  • Satbeer

    One of the best bunch of the people I have ever been with.
    great place, great people and wonderful organizers. the abundance of enthusiasm to keep going and adventure, was amazing
    This was a Trek and Leisure at its best

    Special thanks to Organizers Siri and Chandu to make this a memorable trip.

    3 · December 16, 2013

    • VamshiKrishna

      chandu ... guntur local hero.. the man who never says impossible, as long as he is in guntur :P. The sweets were awesome..

      4 · December 16, 2013

  • Prashant B.

    this trek has made me realize that with good company and good food average place also can become a unforgettable experience. thanks everyone for making it such pleasant trip...

    3 · December 16, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Request you to provide your feedback to help us improve future meetups. We assure you that your feedback will be confidential and accessible only to the Feedback Team of GHAC. Thank you.

    Click http://www.ghac.in/event-feedback.html to provide your feedback.

    You can also write to [masked]

    December 16, 2013

  • Siri A.

    It was a great trip..from all the hiking at kondaveedu to chilling out at the beach side at Suryalanka and ending the whole trip with a movie at Guntur..The group was amazing, could not have asked for a better one..enthusiastic, ready to explore and fun..

    Do share the photos ..satbeer ji..your camera has most of them :)

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • VamshiKrishna

    tough,fun, pleasure n awesome food

    5 · December 16, 2013

  • SUDHEENDRA K.

    Where is the meeting point?

    December 10, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Sudheendra, We will meet directly at the station at our coach.Train details given below.

      December 10, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Hi All,
    Here are the train details for the people coming from Hyderabad. Plan to be at the station 15 mins before the boarding time.

    Hyderabad to Guntur:
    Train Number: 57620
    Train Name: +KCG RAL FASTPAS
    Boarding Point: KACHEGUDA 21:00
    Destination:GUNTUR JN 04:00
    Coach: S4 10,11,13,14,16,24 64,66,67,69,70,72

    Guntur to Hyderabad:
    Train Number:57619
    Train Name:+RAL SC FASTPASS
    Boarding Point: GUNTUR JN 23:20
    Destination: SECUNDERABAD JN 07:55

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Rani G.

    Would love to join

    December 8, 2013

  • SUDHEENDRA K.

    amount 1500 paid Reference Number:[masked]_sudheendra kumar K
    Please confirm

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sudheendra, your payment of Rs.1500/- vide NEFT/[masked] is received

      December 3, 2013

    • Ravi S.

      Hello Sudheendra, we met in Narsapur trek. I think you are a frequent trekker. would like to know on the preparations for this kind of trek, as I am a beginner. share me your thoughts.. drop a mail if you think its good.. this is my no... [masked]

      December 5, 2013

  • Prashant B.

    made payment for me+1, with tx. no[masked] and remarks[masked]_Prashant Bhut

    December 3, 2013

    • Prashant B.

      thanks for detail info.

      December 3, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Prashanth, your payment of Rs.4500/- vide NEFT/[masked]/ &
      NEFT/[masked]/ is received

      December 3, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Guys no more payments please .Slots are full.

    December 3, 2013

  • Siri A.

    We have 3 more spots left on this trip in anyone from waiting list want to join in.

    December 3, 2013

  • nitesh d.

    hi.let me know if i m moved to the confirmed list so that I can pay

    December 2, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Hi Nitesh, You can go ahead and make the payment. Once we receive the payment i will move you into going list.

      December 2, 2013

  • SUDHEENDRA K.

    If any slot is available please let me know, Im interested[masked]

    November 30, 2013

    • Siri A.

      We have spots left. Make the payment into the above mentioned account to join in.

      December 1, 2013

  • Shwetabh

    payment made 1500/-
    ICONN/[masked]

    November 27, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Shwetabh, your payment of Rs.1500/- is recieved

      November 29, 2013

  • Satbeer

    Payment made, reference #[masked]

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • VamshiKrishna

    made payment for my guest via creditcard

    transaction id :gh[masked]

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      VAmshi, your payment of Rs.1500/- is recieved

      November 21, 2013

  • nootan singh r.

    Siri,
    Hope you are doing well.
    Do we have to carry anything; Please add that too 'Tentative Itinerary' (if any)??

    November 8, 2013

    • nootan singh r.

      Siri, Reference id -[masked], Payment Id -[masked], Remarks -[masked]PADMINI, From ING Vysya bank. Can you check now!

      November 20, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Nootan, your payment of Rs.3000/- vide NEFT/IBR[masked] is recieved

      November 21, 2013

  • Soumyojyoti B.

    Dear soumyojyoti banerjee,
    Event:[masked]
    Organizer:GHAC
    Date :[masked]:22:40
    Status:Success
    Amount:[masked]
    trx no: gh[masked]
    Powered by www.eventdunia.com !;p

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Jyoti, your payment of Rs.1500/- is recieved

      November 21, 2013

  • Laxmi R.

    Payment remark :[masked]_Laxmi Reddy
    Confirmation Number :[masked]

    Maneesh please confirm..

    1 · November 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Laxmi, your payment of Rs.1500/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      November 20, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Guys in the waiting list..payments :)

    November 20, 2013

  • Soumyojyoti B.

    cnfrm wht time are you planning to start for the village from guntur!;p

    November 18, 2013

    • Soumyojyoti B.

      have a departure from vijaywada @ 2130 hrs on sunday hope that doesnt pose problems , will make pymt by cc once get a green from office tonite !;p

      November 18, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Sure :)

      November 19, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Love the group which is forming for this trip...but people start paying unless we start our adventure from Hyderabad railway station itself if we do not get tickets in time :)

    November 15, 2013

  • VamshiKrishna

    Hi siri,

    I transferred 1250rs. transaction id : IR[masked]

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • VamshiKrishna

      Is this the UTR no : SBIN[masked] ? I Dont have any other data other than these two numbers.

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Vamshi, your payment of Rs.1250/- vide NEFT/SBIN[masked] is recieved

      November 14, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Hi All, I have moved all to Waiting list. Once we receive a payment you will be moved into going list. We plan to take only 12 people.

    November 13, 2013

  • sainagabharadwaj p.

    Hi Siri,
    Can you pls mention how far (km) we gonna trek totally?

    November 12, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Hi, We cannot exactly predict in kilometers but we should be prepared to hike for the whole 2 days. The pace and kilometers will depend on the team which will be formed finally.

      November 12, 2013

  • VamshiKrishna

    Hi siri, I will be joining from guntur. I will transfer 1250 and inform you

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Siri A.

    Guys in going list. Can you start making the payments please.

    Do note that from all the trips form Dec, GHAC has a new account to transfer the money into. You need to transfer the money into the above mentioned account not the old one we used till now.

    November 12, 2013

  • Lokesh Sai K.

    Siri,
    I would like to join directly from Guntur.
    So how much should i need to pay.

    November 8, 2013

    • Siri A.

      Rs.250 less Lokesh i.e Rs.1250.

      November 8, 2013

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