Planning your trip
I am writing this post after visiting this place at least a couple of times and did not get an opportunity since then.
There are multiple options to reach Hamsaladeevi Beach and would share them below:
There are one Highway which would take you to Hamsaladeevi (partially) and a state highway
NH65 (Hyderabad – Vijayawada Highway)¬†The journey time would wary between 6-7 hours depending on traffic conditions on the highway and within Vijayawada city.
NH65 and Hyderabad – Guntur road (mix of highway until Chityal and a state highway road) with a travel time of around 7-9 hours as most part after the diversion is a double lane road
Vijayawada is widely connected by rail and road and has frequent connections between Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Journey time varies between 5-6 hours until Vijayawada.
You can from Vijayawada take a state transport bus until Avanigadda / Kodur to reach the destination.
From Avanigadda / Kodur, you can take a shared auto which can take you to the wonderful beach destination
Where to Stay
Stay is an area that would be a bit of a dampener for those planning a overnight trip to Hamsaladeevi, a day trip might be a thing to look for if you stay in Vijayawada and could could hit the gas at 0400 hrs in the morning and head over, which is the case as there are not any stay options at Hamsaladeevi or many great places to stay around Avanigadda.
For some good news, you can camp in Hamsaladeevi around the beach, now, would that not be a lovely way to wake up to a lovely sunrise? This would be possible should you want to carry your tents, a few utensils to cook Maggie for the night.
What to Do
The Drive itself from Vijayawada offers you breath-taking views and picturesque spots. The total drive time would range anywhere between 1.5 – 2 hours for this stretch of 95 kms.
The route after you cross Vijayawada and get onto the Avanigadda route has fields on one side and river Krishna on the other which is a lovely route to drive on.
Places to visit / look out for:¬†
- Hamsaladeevi Beach
- Confluence of Krishna river into Bay of Bengal
- Vast fields and greenery
- Venugopala Swamy Temple
Don’t forget to explore driving on the beach should you have a SUV with you..The beach out at Hamsaladeevi has some tight sand that allows you to drive your SUV on the beach….
On your way backDo not forget to stop at one of the villages to have farm fresh bananas and papaya pieces which are sold on the Avanigadda – Vijayawada road. They offer some of the best quality for a very low cost..
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