Hyderabad to warangal one day trip
Breakfast was complementary for us. (Check before you book). I heard from my friends, they did not serve complementary breakfast for them.Lucky we!!.
Those who booked this hotel can go inside near the gate. Rest have to park their vehicle outside and have to walk to the entry gate. Since we had booked the rooms there,there were no entry fee but for others they had to book a ticket costing Rs 10 INR. Boat riding cost was 150 Rs each ferry /per head and it was 30 minutes ride.The night had a different beauty. The reflection of moon on the lake was just awesome.There was one RO treatment plant inside of the Island. But I would suggest to buy water bottle from them or carry.
The island is protected with mesh-net but that was having lots of gaps.It was said that there are crocodile in the lake. So be careful with your kids and before you jump in the lake for a swim.
During night lot of flies entered into our room which forced us to switched off the light for few minutes. After half an hour, we were accustomed with the situation.
Do check the lock of the rooms and window. One of my friend reported the lock of the window was not working for them.
Next day we wake up at around 8:30 AM. They served Tea at rooms. After the tea , we went straight to cafeteria for breakfast. We knew a long drive was coming. We checked out at 9:30 AM and started next day driving.
Day-2: Laknavaram Lake->Ramappa Lake->Pakhal Lake—>Warangal Fort—>1000 pillar temple—>Ghatkeswar—>Hyderabad
Ramappa Lake: journey towards the Ramappa lake was just fabulous. The road condition was ok.
The more we advanced towards the lake more the beauty of the nature flashed. Finally we reached the lake. There was a boating-facility available. It was Rs 30 INR/per head per trip for 15-20 mins of boat ride. Since it was raining, we had to drop the plan.
Ramappa temple was beside the lake. it was built in 12th to 13 th century. We were spell bound by the beauty of the architecture of the temple. Even the sculpture was superb.The structure were made block by block. A superior example of ancient three dimensional work. Unfortunately no body was preserving the great work.This superb piece of engineering survived many natural calamities, including earthquake.
It took almost 2 hours to reach to pakhal lake. The only bad thing happened to us was to save our 5 KM,google diverted us to a muddy road.It was a horrible experience. Both the cars were skidding left and right. After a lot of off roading test, we finally reached to the original road. Initially we thought that the lake was situated in a remote corner, hence without asking the locals we took the road.Seeing the good road, everybody were happy.
We did a little off roading again to reach to the last point of motorable road. It was very near to the lake.This place had a haritha hotel long back. This is the 8th best lake of the world and 2nd best lake in India. It was told that the great kakatiya king engineered this lake for drinking and water for irrigation for nearby 4 mondals.Not sure why tourism department was not giving importance to this lake. The best part was to watch sun rise or sun set.
Worse part was there were lot of drunk people on the bank of the lake which made us to leave. We clicked some quick photo and started our journey towards thousand pillar temple. It was dusk so we left our plan to visit sanctuary. If you are planing to go here, go early you will see It is worth visiting the sanctuary. It has deer, cheetahs,tigers.
If you are travelling late the sunset can be a very good option. However it was a treat for eyes,lenses. Since we were late we dropped the plan to go to waterfall nearby called-Bhoinum.If you are going for jungle visit,don’t miss the taste of GIRIKA TADDU KALLU- a drink available in village.
We came back to fort at around 4:30pm,Sun god showed us some mercy. He gave enough lights to check the musical garden and the fort. The best part was this garden has a good toilet facility. They were selling snacks.Since the sun god was with us,we took lots of pictures. There was a laser show. Due to bad weather and less number of visitors, it was cancelled for that day.
In this journey, a good thing happened. We were taking tea from a tea stall outside of the garden, We came to know this guy has a connection with kolkata. He goes to kolkata once in 6 months. He could talk in bengali. Wow,We found him!!!.
After that we went to hawa mahal.
It was in ruin state now. Nothing was left out but good for history student like us.
Our last leg of the travel was to go to thousand pillar temple. It was constructed from 11th century to 13th century constructed during king Rudra Deva. The design was a master piece of arts again with block by block stone. It was built is the shape of a star. This is famous for for extensive curve and thousand pillars.When we visited most of it’s parts were under construction/renovation. We could only go to the main portion of the temple. Photography was not allowed here in the main temple. So we had to click outside. There were charges to enter(10 rs /head),camera (30 rs) and parking (25 rs/car).
We went to nearby KFC for lunch at warangal at around 6:30 PM. Then our return journey started. We reached at around 11:30 PM at ghatkeswar.We came back with lots of memories.
Total journey: 630 KM
Volume of diesel/petrol-35 litre
Amount on Toll-180 Rs