As our plan changes to make combine day & night driving. Being a travel enthusiast, I changed my travel plan. On the way to my native I decided to visit some sightseeing places to make it memorable.
This is our route plan after doing some minimum research.
Hyderabad ORR - Mallepalli - Nagarjuna Sagar - Ethipothal Water Falls - Thirumella - Addanki Road - Ongole - Nellore - Chennai - Pondicherry.
Planned to start by 1PM and complete the Day journey before 7PM to reach Addanki Road. After 7PM to drive on National Highway.
As usual we got delayed due to various reasons and reached Hyderabad ORR by 3 PM. We stopped in ORR near Airport for 30 Mins to have our packed lunch. Daughter has enjoyed very well by seeing the flights coming to Airport.
We reached the Nagarjuna Sagar dam enjoyed the view and some photography. Road condition:
Road condition is in acceptable level. Some of the places diversion and road broadening works were going on. Lot of speed breaker (scientific & pot holes) ensure you don't drive more than 70 - 80 KMPH. Ghat road is also properly laid in some places looks like a single lane road.
After nagarjuna saar visited Ethipothalla Water falls. A very good falls, I recommend you to visit the falls if you passing by this road. Single lane Road condition is good to reach water falls area from the main road. Only 10KM from the main road. Parking space is not a issue near falls.
BY the time we leave water falls it become 7PM. Area become so dark.
Driven thru the combination single lane, two lane and pot hole road to reach Vanikunta
on the way to Venukonda
From Vanikunta, I have to take diversion to reach Addanki Narketpally State Highway to take National Highway.
The red highlighted load goes thru the rural village. And the road condition is typical rural village road. Very worst road for 10 KM. After that yellow highlighted is single lane road for another 10 KM with good condition
. After crossing Thirumella,
it joins the state Highway near the tollgate. I forgot the tollgate name area.
After taking the state & National Highway able to maintain the speed of 100+ in Night with some diversion as road work is in Progress. Chennai to Pondicherry the road is excellent.