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Boat Ride to Papikondalu, Camping in Kolleru Bamboo huts.....

One of the most popular weekend leisure getaway into the beauty of papikondalu along with a boat ride in the beautiful River Godavari and camping at the famous kolluru bamboo huts...


This is a cross post from GHAC Travel and Leisure. Request you to RSPV on the below link

Open to Anyone (This is a travel trip, so kids, family members are welcome to join)
Where : Godavari River, Rajamundry
Difficulty level : Easy


One of the most popular destinations in AP is a treat and a great getaway into nature.

Papi Kondalu is a hill range in Andhra Pradesh, India whose scenery resembles that of Kashmir in North India. Papi kondalu are distributed between Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari districts. The entrance of Papi kondalu can be seen from Koruturu (West Godavari District).

The original name for this hill range was ‘Papidi Kondalu’. Papidi is a rough translation for partition in Telugu. Since this range looks like a well designed partition that splits river Godavari, this name was coined. There is also another idea that the range looks like a partition of a typical Indian Woman's hair line. In due course, it settled for ‘Papi Kondalu’.

The scenary, including the waterfalls at Munivaatam, and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal area make this area a tourist attraction. The idol ofShiva under serpent shade was installed in Munivaatam of Khammam district. The village Peranta palli is in this area. Swami Balananda was involved in uplifting the tribals of the region.

The most popular route to reach Papi kondalu is through Bhadrachalam of Khammam district or Rajahmundry of East Godavari District by boat. There is also a twisted Ghat road of 35 km to reach Papi kondalu though Polavaram of West Godavari district, via Shinganna Palli and Vadapalli.

Papi kondalu has a wide varieties of natural vegetation and wildlife, that spreads across the three districts of Andhra pradesh. Papi hills lies in Eastern Ghats. Papi kondalu wild life sanctuary is shelter for animals including tigers, panthers, antelopes, hyenas, jackals, spotted deers and many types of birds.



Friday : Train to Rajamundry

Saturday - 1st Day
7:30 AM Pick up from Rajamundry Railway Station. Road journey to Pattiseema revu/ Purushothapatnam revu.
9.00 AM Check in to Boat. Breakfast in the Boat, then journey starts on holy river Godavari
10.00 AM Reach GandiPochamma Temple situated on bank of River Godavari, darshan
1.00 PM Vegetarian lunch in the Boat while on journey.
2.00 PM Reach Papikondalu. Journey in between Papikondalu is a memorable experience, enjoy the scenic beauty
3.00 PM Reaches Perantapalli Tribal Village. Local sight seeing then journey towards Camp site
4.30 PM Reaches Bamboo huts situated on the bank of River godavari at Kolluru Tribal Village of Khammam district. Check out Boat, evening snacks and free time at Camp site. Night Dinner and accommodation in huts with camp fire.

Sunday - 2nd Day
6.00 AM Local sight seeing by walk in the Forest area with guide. Bathing in PAMALERU wagu situated in between Papikondalu, is a memorable experience.
9.00 AM Breakfast will be provided at camping site and local sight seeing.
2.00 PM Lunch  & 3.00pm BOAT PICKUP
Return journey by Boat
6.30 PM Reaches Pattiseema revu / Polavaram revu / Purushothapatnam revu.
7.00 PM  By road journey to Rajahmundry and dropping to Railway Station and train back to Hyderabad at 8 PM.

Monday 7 AM- Reach Hyderabad.

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

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) Food will be mostly vegetarian.

5) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

6) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

7) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water

8)Organizer word is final, and if any unwanted behavior is exhibited, the person would be removed from the trip at anytime.

Cost : Rs.3450/-

For Children(5 to 10 yrs) :Rs 2650

Anything more or less Will be shared.

Add yourself to Waiting list and You will be moved to YES list after receiving the payment on First come First Serve basis.

Payment Details - NOTE - The Account No.

Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account No.:[masked] 
Account Type: Savings Bank 
Bank: Axis Bank Ltd

Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills 
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

Payment Remark- Please mention[masked]_yourname in ur payment transaction

For Creditcard payments:(Extra service charge of 2.4% will be added for the credit card provider)

Please spend sometime and read about the GHAC refund policy before you make payments on what would happen in case you dropout. We have a updated policy. Link given below. No refund for any cancellations upto 3 days before the date of journey since the logistics arrangements would already have been made.

Refund Policy : GHAC refund rules apply.


Event Host: Yogi Ganta ([masked])

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  • Akhila

    Also when should the payment be made?

    December 26, 2013

    • Yogi G.

      it depends on the availability of train tickets :(

      December 28, 2013

    • Akhila

      When r u plng to book the tickets?

      December 29, 2013

  • Gokul Krishna A.

    What is the train timing from Hyd on 17th Jan & which station?
    I am thinking of coming along with my wife and Kid (3.5 yrs).. Please let me know so I can plan accordingly.

    December 26, 2013

  • Akhila

    Hi Babita, what were the changes that were made?

    December 26, 2013

  • Seshu

    I am from Rjy. May I please know how much it would cost me if I want to join the trip?


    December 19, 2013

    • Rajani

      Hi, You need to pay Rs. 2890/- if joining from Rajahmundry.

      December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Halo, I can join from Rjy , if yes pls let me know the amount ?

    December 22, 2013

    • Rajani

      You need to pay 2890/- if joining from Rajahmundry.

      December 23, 2013

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