The next morning a villager came at our camping spot and started asking questions. Sai was speaking with him in Telegu, telling him how we landed there.
He told it was a not a good decision to camp there since the area was wild animal prone zone & part of Tiger Reserve. Heart pounded for a moment!
We then headed to the nearest village to have breakfast. The road crossed through forest, it was beautiful ride. For breakfast, I had Uggani there for the first time. Uggani is local dish famous in Rayalseema district.
Then we headed to a reservoir nearby. It was massive. We planned to settle down at the bank and chill for sometime. We couldn't resit but to take bath.
With soft music on, sunbathing and enjoying the view was one of the best moment of the trip. We then headed to the nearest village for lunch. The local meal was delicious. Especially, the hospitality of the people serving us touched our heart. They had a smiling face & they kept on asking us if we need anything else.
Our stomach was full but the hunger to travel was still there. We were not ready to go home & travel some more. So we decided our next destination to be Gandikota, 160 kms from there. Without any futher thought we started towards Gandikota.
Sunset at Gandikota was a must watch so we had to reach before sunset anyhow. The road was pretty smooth, mostly highway so we could easily maintain avg speed of 75 km/hr. We reached Gandikota by 5 pm, found a beautiful spot somewhere on huge rocks and enjoyed the sunset. We were so lost in chilling that we lost track of time and it was risky task to return at dark through the huge rocks. We had dinner at a local hotel. The hotel was run by a family. A little child of the family named Sugandhika(fragrance) was attracted us with her innocence. We were hungry & we enjoyed rice & pappu to the fullest. Then we headed in search of place to camp for the night. First we reached Camping spot for tourists, the rush was too much there. We were looking a calm place, away from humans.
It was 9 pm at night and the surrounding places were pitch dark. Gandikota is a place which stays windy all throughout the year. Night ride was a hell of an experience. We went a little off-road to a route explore the place at night. It was a forest with a small lane, it was damn scary at times. Our mind was screaming, go back but heart was whispering, let's explore a little more. What we then experienced was out of the world! There was a huge windmill in front. The blades were making sound gushing the winds. Looking at this huge thing with stars at background was an amazing view.
After rejecting few places, we finally camped at an open ground. It was so windy that it took more than 30 minutes for us to set-up the tent. We then saw two men on a bike approaching us, we were a bit tensed. Guess what? They were police, they were paroling. Fingers were crossed, there should not be any problem now. It was already 11:00 pm and we just found a spot to camp after a long time. Fortunately, they were convinced after Sai spoke to them in Telegu. Rest of the night was spent well.