Papikondalu (Papi Hills)
Papi Hills is a set of three hills that form a beautiful gorge on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh. The nearest place where one can stay is Kolluru village. The Papikondalu mountain range is located in Rajahmundry, AP. This beautiful place has scenic beauty and you will be amazed after seeing this beauty. The width of the Godavari becomes narrower as you become closer to the hills.
It is said that the middle partition of a woman’s hair was initially named Papidi Kondalu- paidi in Telugu means the middle partition of the women’s hair. But then later it was known as Papikondalu. This place offers you the view of a narrowing river that twists and turns along with the Papi Hills and provides you with a breathtaking experience.
This place’s beauty is often compared to the beauty of Kashmir, as the surrounding area of the mountain ranges is quite beautiful and the best place for nature lovers. Papikondalu (Papi Hills) takes travelers through a canopy of the lush green area which is covered by tropical and deciduous rainforests. And after watching that you will forget all the areas, as it is much more beautiful than you think.
How to reach:
You can reach the hills, either way, running through Bhadradri Kothagudem, East Godavari, and west Godavari districts, Papikondalu can be reached by the river also. However, Boats are available every day on the banks of the Godavari to take tourists to the Papi Hills.
Best time to visit:
For tourists and all travelers, the best time to visit the place is between the month of November to the month of March. Well, you don’t need to hire anyone for guidance about the place, because the locals know more so you can ask any locals about the place, they will give you excellent information about its significance and the flora and fauna.
as like everyone, the locals and tribal communities have their way of living life, a way of simplicity, and a sorted pattern. If you are there then must taste their cuisine like bamboo chicken and special fish curry, you will love it as they are made by using the traditional technique.
Where to stay:
If you searching for a place to stay near the Papi Hills then you can go for the tented accommodation, and ask the locals as they give you the place for staying. Tents are available on the flat bed of sand on the hilly side of the river. But the arrangements would be basic, but you can enjoy the place under the dark skies, forest area, mountain range, and the extreme beauty of the area surrounded by Eastern Ghats far from the busy and crowded city life.
Furthermore, if you are looking for a 1- or 2-day tour package then it is also available here from Bhadrachalam to Papikondalu Resorts, here is some information about the package tours.
Bhadrachalam To Papikondalu For 2 days package with transport is,
The price for the Adults is starting from Rs 2200
For children between 5-10years – 1600
Without transport, if you want then for an adult is – 2000
For Children between 5-10 years is 1400, (100 extra for fresh up)
The meeting place is- Telangana Tourism Time at sharp 8:00 AM, Near Sitarama Temple.
Visiting Places- Pochavaram, Papihills, Perantapalli, Kolluru, Bhadrachalam.
The basic Packages facilities are- including Breakfast, Veg lunch, Evening snacks, and in night veg or non-veg dinner, also accommodation in Bamboo huts. Next day breaks fast, veg or non-veg lunch, and evening snacks.
Bhadrachalam To Papikondalu 1-day Tour Package
The price for adults is starting from- Rs 650
For children between 5-10years – RS 450
Without transport, if you want then for an adult is – 500
For Children between 5-10 years- Rs 300
The meeting place is- Telangana Tourism Time at sharp 7.30 AM, Near Sitarama Temple.
Visiting Places – Pochavaram, Papikondalu, Perantapalli, Kolluru, Bhadrachalam.
The basic Packages facilities are- including Breakfast, Veg Lunch, and Evening snacks in the boat.