If you got bored of routine life spending so much time in the office and want to snuggle in the laps of the nature for a weekend, you are at the right place to know who you can achieve that. 

APTDC(Andhra Pradesh tourism development corporation) is providing tourist package to Badrachalam and Papikondalu, which covers the darshan to lord Rama,in the Badrachalam and then the memorable boat journey to the kolleru river bed,through the beautiful papikondalu mountains. This river bed is the place you will be staying in the bamboo Huts. 

Our batch.

Here i am sharing the complete tour details and the itenary took from the AP Tourism website…!

Tour Details

Location : Badrachalam is in Andhra Pradesh, located at a distance of 312 km from Hyderabad.

Attractions: Lord Rama Temple, Parnashala, Pattiseema, Boat journey in the river Godavari, View of Papikondalu, Kolleru river bed, The Bamboo Huts, The morning bath in the water falls, Trekking in the forest.

Accommodation : First day after reaching Badrachalam, they will provide rooms in the Haritha Tourism hotel for fresh up and after reaching Kollur river bed, The accommodation will be provided in the Bamboo Huts on 4 sharing basis.

Best Time: Other thank Summer, anytime will be fine.

Total price : Non A/c Rs2300 per person
                   A/C Rs2800 per person

Contact: Tourists are requested to make a call to the Central Reservation Office, Basheerbagh to know more details of the package on phone numbers 040-23298456, 66746370, 6674986.

       Tank bund office: Phone no. 040-65581555, 23450165
       Tourism Plaza, Green land: Phone no. 65571682, 23414334
       Yatri Nivas, Secunderabad : Phone no. 040-27893100, 27816375

My personal Experience: We went in January-2012, around 30 people from our project in Non-Ac bus as it was winter that time. We have booked the tickets one month before just to avoid last minute hurry. It costed Rs2300 and Rs50 extra for pick up and drop at different places from Gachibowli to Lingampalli. We got one Tourist guide also as part of package only who is very helpful. The everything went according to the plan with + or – an hour difference.

To tell frankly, when we went to the Tourism plaza for enquiring and then for booking also, i observed the photos o the Huts there which are of Ok type. But to my surprise the Huts which are there are very new and exceeded my expectations. They provided freee pillows, bed sheets, and also maintained it very neatly. I liked the stay there, almost none of us slept that day, we were continiously playing different games whole night, and i used to click photos in the middle. Then coming to the food, we were provide both Non-veg and Veg there for dinner and the next day lunch, but i could not eat Non-veg as i was on my new resolution to not to eat Non-veg. The food is better than expected. So finally the whole place there is very beautiful so that you will forget everything about your routine busy office life once you go there.

I am happy to tell you that, our batch was the Best tourist batch, the APTDC people asked for our group photo to put in their brochures.

Based on My observations, i am giving these quick conclusions which might be helpful to you.

Positive : The journey in the boat, Food, Accommodation, Guide, Fare, Pick up and Drop from Hyderabad, No disturbance from the outside world for one day as there wont be signal for any network.

Negative: Very few i can say, mostly bathrooms neat the river bed are not clean, Ladies may feel little bit inconvenient, There wont be signal for any network.

Here i am sharing with you some of the pics i clicked during the whole tour….! Please feel free to give feedback or any comments.

Te APTDC bus

The Haritha tourism hotel where we will fresh up and have food.

Rama Temple

View of River Godavari at Parnashala

Shops at Parnashala

Idols at Parnashala

The flower at Haritha hotal

This is the place we start out boat journey

Photography in the jouney

View of  sunset amidst Papikondalu 

Campfire at the Huts

One more group photo

The campfire

On the way to waterfalls

The early morning view

The Huts

Huts from top

View of all Huts from the mountain

Our batch again at the water falls 

The  sun set in the return journney

Sunset 🙂 

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  2. Informative, nice pics. But do we have to share the huts ?

  3. Yes, the huts are on SHARING basis only…min 3 and 5 people per hut. But its very large enough for 5 people.

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  6. visited papikondalu on 27 dec 2013. The pics given above are true. I went by AP tourism package from hyderabad to bhadrachalam tour. The place is good. Stay at papikondalu is excellent. But few hitches-

    -The seats in AP tourism bus are not comfortable. you will not be able to sleep overnight. The behavior of drivers is also not very cordial.

    -The rooms in Haritha hotel in bhadrachalam are not very clean. And there is lot of confusion while allotting rooms to get fresh for 2 hours only.

    -The food was only south Indian with rice only but good.

    -As u are not able to sleep in bus during night the next day u are half sleeping all over the journey thereby missing the en route views. It is ideal if u go by car or train the previous day and stay at night in hotel before onward journey to papikondalu.

    -do not forget to take torch/emergency light as after 11PM there are no lights in tents.

    -Better to take extra bed-sheet and necessary medicines with u.

    enjoy the trip

  7. Hi Ameet, Hope my post would have been useful to u, if had checked this before your trip 🙂
    And also thank you for the feedback and sharing your views on the same…!
    Regarding seat, i also accept, but when went, we are are all colleagues and friends so dint sleep at all, and in the restaurant also we only planned ourselves well, as complete bus is dedicated for us..! I fully agree with with the last two points…!

  8. beautiful photography ganesh:)

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  11. Wud they really provide tht huts for the accomadation??

  12. Yes, You can the pictures of the Huts also in the above pictures 🙂

  13. nice photography and good info

  14. Hi,, we are planing next week… do they have toilets at the hut place..

  15. Hi Mahe, They do have toilets but dont expect them to be clean and luxurious … they are basic and only solves the purpose, and i feel you cannot expect more than that at such type of places.. i am not sure if they have renovated in the recent past 🙂

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  17. Hi Amit did you go there with family? If so, is it a gud place to go with a family.

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