Offbeat Destinations in Andhra Pradesh
Most of us feel that there are no or very less offbeat places to visit over a weekend or long weekend from Hyderabad. While this is a bit true, but not completely,
I would be constantly updating this with all offbeat places with wonderful routes or less touristy but with a request for those reading this blog-post to maintain the place and not litter around.
The destinations are spread in Andhra Pradesh under 500 kilometres which would be a decent medium road-trip for you to explore at your pace.
Andhra Pradesh Off-Beat Destinations
While there are many destinations, I am listing below the Places that come to my mind and are in the distance mentioned above and I would be constantly updating this post with more information at regular intervals!
Hamsaladeevi Beach comes top on the list for me, this is a beach close to Machalipatnam and is not explored much other than by locals due to the only reason that there are no amenities for people to stay / have any food options.
Here is my travelogue to Hamsaladeevi Beach https://explorebyroad.blog/roadtrip-to-hamsaladeevi-beach-andhra-pradesh/
You can stay overnight at Vijayawada and start early in the morning at around 3:30/4:00 am to reach Hamsaladeevi in time for a wonderful sunrise.
After Hamsaladeevi, comes Gandikota!
Gandikota is next in the list with its gorge and camping ground. Haritha Resort of AP Tourism here and you can get decent meals at this place.
You can explore Gandikota, Yaganti, Belum caves and Orvakul when you plan this trip.
For details of Gandikota Camping trip: https://explorebyroad.blog/roadtrip-to-gandikota-belum-caves-and-yaganti-andhra-pradesh/
Dindi is the next in the list which is in the Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
AP Tourism’s Haritha Resort has a property here which is no less than some of the well renowed resorts in the area.
Food is decent and the resort is Godavari facing with boating options.
How to get to Dindi?
If you are driving, the distance is a little over 450 kms from Hyderabad and is a four lane national highway until Tanuku where you take a diversion.
What to do in Dindi?
Dindi is known for the Godavari and coconut groves “Konaseema” belt of Andhra Pradesh.
- The main attractions are staying among the coconut groves and exploring Godavari river
- Antarvedi beach is a close by beach where River Godavari meets the Bay of Bengal, again a good place to view Sunrise in the mornings
Special Mention: Lambasingi
Lambasingi is known as the Kashmir of South in Andhra Pradesh.
Places that you should not miss:
- Kothapally Waterfalls: Kothapalli is a village in Gangaraju Madugula Mandal, near Paderu in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh.
- Strawberry and Dragon Fruit farms: Lambasingi has a new identity in addition to its near zero temperatures.
- Strawberry, Apple and Dragon Fruit variants are being cultivated here, should you visit this place, ensure you talk to a few locals and not miss visiting these farms
How to get to Lambasingi?
Lambasingi is connected through APSRTC busses from Rajahmundry, Aaraku, Visakhapatnam and Rampachodavaram.
Best way to get to Lambasingi is in own vehicle or booking a taxi either from Rajahmundry or Vishakapatnam.
If driving from Hyderabad, follow the Hyderabad – Bhadrachalam – Lambasingi route:
Where to Stay in Lambasingi?
Try talking to the farm land owners and explore possibilities of pitching your own tent savoring the local Bamboo chicken or opt for Andhra Pradesh Tourism Haritha Resort which has tents pitched.
The accommodation would be basic but you would be awe-struck for the country side food.
Starting with these four locations that I found fascinating and would be adding more destinations that would definitely leave you awestruck as you visit them.
Until my next blog post, this is Srikanth signing off!!
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32 responses to “Roadtrip to Offbeat places in Andhra Pradesh”
Really fun to read about for me new places, hope to visit India one day and see some of all these places. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Great that you like them Jesper… Do let me know when you visit… Am sure even two full month’s won’t be sufficient to visit many touristy places in India…
Two years would probably be needed to be satisfied 🙂
That was an amazing resource. This beautiful neighbouring state is now on my bucket list.
First off, the pictures are just amazing!
I’ve been wanting to go to Gandikota, but somehow, that hasn’t happened yet. Love your detailed touring & explanation equally, Srikanth.
Love the post. Loved the pics. Longing for things to go back to normal so that I can visit such places.
Thank you for liking the post…
I have never explored Andhra Pradesh much and this list will be very helpful when I plan to travel there.
I have never really explored Andhra Pradesh much and this is an amazing list for me to keep handy while planning my vacation there.
Familiar names in this post l. However a tad sad i haven’t been to any of them inspite of visiting Vijayawada every summer vacations when I was younger. Let’s hope there are opportunities in the near future.
Lovely images, maps, directions on how to get to a place and personal suggestions. Good travel blog.
If and when I go to AP, I will try to make it a point to visit these less popular yet beautiful places… Thanks for your suggestions…. Btw, you are an amazing photographer as well!
Thank you Haimanti…. Need to learn a lot more in photography….. Just basic skills my side… Hopefully sometime soon ☺️
Loved your pics and such detailed itinerary and description. Will definitely follow your post when I visit AP.
Bookmarked it and added to my bucket list
Bookmarked it and added to my bucket list. Thank you for sharing
wowowo loved the pictures. I have never been there!! i so want to visit after looking at the pictures
Brought back memories of my trips in AP during my travels across the country
Loved the breathtaking pictures. I never heard about these places but this post has made me certain to travel to AP once.
I would love to visit these places.I have visited Vaizag and the places around it but none of these.
You should plan a Roadtrip in the winters to Andhra Pradesh to enjoy exploring the beautiful state…
I had never heard of Dindi, Lambasingi or Gandikota. There are amazing places like these that we still do not know about in our country. Love the detailed post. Extremely informative and well researched.
Lambasingi is a gem down south Dipali.. on the way to Araku Valley from Hyderabad and is a must camping destination in winters.. glad you enjoyed reading the post..
Must confess being in AP for long time I never visited these places, shall consider in my next visit.
Do share your experiences 🙂 There are a few more wonderful hidden gems which I will try sharing in my next posts..
Loved all the pics , captured the roughness of nature so beautifully!
Despite being a local, I haven’t been to these places!
You should probably plan a few places sometime soon once the pandemic settles
Amazing resource, I have this on my bucket list now
Trust me, you would enjoy the places and the hospitality of the locals.. you should definitely try..
Thanks for liking the post 🙏
Haven’t been to any of these places yet. Gandikota is what I want to visit sometime. Let’s see, will read your other post on this.
I am sure you will enjoy camping at Gandikota… I tried camping at Hamsaladeevi this weekend but due to bad weather had to return back to my relatives place at a close by place…