Roadtrip to Offbeat places in Andhra Pradesh

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://traveldiaries.vacations/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

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://traveldiaries.vacations/roadtrip-to-gandikota-belum-caves-and-yaganti-andhra-pradesh/

Dindi

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
Map of Lambasingi Region

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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Andhra Pradesh Offbeat Destinations

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  1. Jesper, The Biveros Effect – Sweden
    Jesper, The Biveros Effect says:

    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 🙂

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      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…

      1. Jesper, The Biveros Effect – Sweden
        Jesper, The Biveros Effect says:

        Two years would probably be needed to be satisfied 🙂

      2. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
        Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

        You bet!

  2. Doctor mommy – i am a Physician, Podcaster, Author, mother of two on a journey to spread awareness and share experiences about motherhood, parenting and a lot more.
    Doctor mommy says:

    That was an amazing resource. This beautiful neighbouring state is now on my bucket list.

  3. Ashvini Naik – Bangalore – Blogger at www.fitbewell.com A former corporate trainer, a new age wife & mum. Smitten very much by the blogging bug, I love to blog about that every bit of fitness, Yoga, eating & evolutionary parenting. Holla! If that just lights you up, please walk in to my blog www.fitbewell.com. And, I promise there's stuff for everybody!
    Ashvini Naik says:

    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.

  4. Myfumblingthoughts – Hi friends, Reading is my passion. Cooking is my hobby. When I doing neither, I log in here. Join me as I learn and explore life.
    Myfumblingthoughts says:

    Love the post. Loved the pics. Longing for things to go back to normal so that I can visit such places.

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      Thank you for liking the post…

  5. AnecdoteMomlife – Ramblings of a first time mother and also a working mother.
    Anecdotes of Mom Life says:

    I have never explored Andhra Pradesh much and this list will be very helpful when I plan to travel there.

  6. AnecdoteMomlife – Ramblings of a first time mother and also a working mother.
    Anecdotes of Mom Life says:

    I have never really explored Andhra Pradesh much and this is an amazing list for me to keep handy while planning my vacation there.

  7. Radhika Acharya – Abu Dhabi – You've reached the site of Radhika Acharya. It's a humor blog aimed at tickling your funny bones. I'll do all the work - the thinking , the writing and the tickling - you don't have to do a thing. Just get yourself a decent chair and some popcorn. Well... maybe you could scroll down to like, comment or follow my blog!! And keep dropping by. It'll make me happy.... :)
    Radhika Acharya says:

    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.

  8. Haimanti
    Haimanti Bhattacharjee says:

    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!

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      Thank you Haimanti…. Need to learn a lot more in photography….. Just basic skills my side… Hopefully sometime soon

  9. shail – I am a lawyer by profession but love to cook. Being a foodie myself I keep trying variations with my recipes. My blog is all about my experiments and experience with food. You can follow me on instagram, twitter and facebook all having handles alawyerskitchen. I am also on the food reviewer panel with GoToChef, which is the perfect platform to check out reviews on various food products and also find recipes using the same. You can also find me on blogchatter https://www.theblogchatter.com/user/shailparekhthosani and pinterest https://in.pinterest.com/alawyerskitchen2018/
    shail says:

    Loved your pics and such detailed itinerary and description. Will definitely follow your post when I visit AP.

  10. Puspanjalee Das Dutta – India – Blogger | Solopreneur | SuperMom | In love with everything creative | BookWorm
    Puspanjalee Das Dutta says:

    Bookmarked it and added to my bucket list

  11. Puspanjalee Das Dutta – India – Blogger | Solopreneur | SuperMom | In love with everything creative | BookWorm
    Puspanjalee Das Dutta says:

    Bookmarked it and added to my bucket list. Thank you for sharing

  12. vidhya29 – Let the blogs Talk,talk and talk ! Happy to know my Weakness And strengths.Passion of Photography,Socializing,anchoring and much more and more A girl with full of dreams, One who loves to spread smiles Though walking alone miles and miles With broken heart but attached to everyone at the end she's among the one :) I love to share my happiness with everyone and sadness with none Book addict, poem and quotes are the things i love
    vidhya thakkar says:

    wowowo loved the pictures. I have never been there!! i so want to visit after looking at the pictures

  13. BINIL VARGHESE – Bangalore – a man stuck between life and motorcycles
    BINIL VARGHESE says:

    Brought back memories of my trips in AP during my travels across the country

  14. upasna1987 – Chandigarh, India – Hobby Singer/ Blogger/ Minimalist / Gratitude practitioner A working Mother who strive to spend as much time as she could with her Toddler. A Music Lover who loves to share her experiences and beliefs which boosted her to start a blog. She is living her dream to settle down in the same city in which she was born and love to greet people with handmade Greeting Cards. Upasna blogs at Life Through my Bioscope
    Upasna says:

    Loved the breathtaking pictures. I never heard about these places but this post has made me certain to travel to AP once.

  15. I would love to visit these places.I have visited Vaizag and the places around it but none of these.

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      You should plan a Roadtrip in the winters to Andhra Pradesh to enjoy exploring the beautiful state…

  16. Dipali Bhasin – New Delhi, India – Welcome to Spoons and Sneakers - the two things needed to explore the world. A general’s daughter and a globetrotter for a husband, I have travelled to both near and far-flung places. My love for food and passion for travelling ensures that my suitcases are never tucked away and my passport and sneakers are always at standby. Obsessed with food, I never miss an opportunity to try and learn about new cuisines and to explore the multitude of cultures, art and lives of the people in this world. This blog journals my experiences, feelings and my opinions as a lover of food and the places I travel to quench my thirst for wanderlust. Through storytelling and luscious photographs, I reach out to you and ask you to join me in this epic journey of mine.
    Dipali Bhasin says:

    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.

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      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..

  17. Must confess being in AP for long time I never visited these places, shall consider in my next visit.

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      Do share your experiences 🙂 There are a few more wonderful hidden gems which I will try sharing in my next posts..

  18. Aurora M – It's bit difficult to describe. All I can say is ,hmmm, a woman trying to capture few moments of life with the help of words binding together in a form of story, poem or just as feelings.
    Aurora M says:

    Loved all the pics , captured the roughness of nature so beautifully!

  19. Despite being a local, I haven’t been to these places!

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      You should probably plan a few places sometime soon once the pandemic settles

  20. anurbannomadic – Freelance writer
    anurbannomadic says:

    Amazing resource, I have this on my bucket list now

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      Trust me, you would enjoy the places and the hospitality of the locals.. you should definitely try..
      Thanks for liking the post

  21. Atulmaharaj – India – I am Atul, Atulpriya Sharma aka Atulmaharaj online :P Currently working as an IT professional. I’m an alumni of Amity University, Noida, The Brigade School, Bengaluru, New Era High School, Panchgani(Taare Zameen Par waala school :P) I am a POLYGLOT(Hindi,English,Gujarati, French, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu under process :P) Interested in cooking, listening to music, and trying out new things and an enthusiast in learning new languages. I played professional cricket and have represented my school at various districts and zonal level tournaments. I am also interested in Drawing and Painting. I have won several Regional and National Awards. I have passed the State Level Elementary and Intermediate Drawing exams . I am an avid quizzer and have a deep interest in Politics, Law and Indian History. I represented my school in the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest in February 2005 at Kolkata. I was in the Prefect Council for 3 consecutive years and also the Head Boy of the New Era High School. I was made Secretary of Art and Performing Arts at The Brigade School. I have also worked with Mr. Aamir Khan in his blockbuster TAARE ZAMEEN PAR. Working with Aamir Sir was a great learning experience for me. I got to learn many new things from all the instances during the shoot. I helped in filming the climax – Art Mela Scene – and worked closely with Aamir Sir and the directors. Aamir Khan also mentioned that I was a great help in filming on his blog here. (Navigate to Aamir’s responses ->Reply no.4) This blog was started in December 2012 and has come a long way since then. I have a wide range of interests, ranging from Food, Cooking, Sports, Politics, Law, Finances, Aam Aadmi Issues, movies etc etc. So don’t be surprised if you see any type of post here. This blog will have all sorts of posts which might be helpful to many. So keep reading and drop in your valuable suggestions so that I could improve ! Cheers ! Well there is a lot more about me, but for that follow my blog or follow me on twitter !
    Atulmaharaj says:

    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.

    1. TravelwithSrikanth – Hyderabad, India – Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.
      Srikanth's Traveldiaries says:

      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…

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