Our Trip started from Hyderabad around 7 o'clock in the morning after the early breakfast. Hyderabad to Chirala by road is 5 hrs 30 min (302.1 km). It was one of the most memorable road journeys, as we were 11 family members traveling in a van and was fun. We had to stop at the check post from where we entered Andhra Pradesh. After a few kilometers we found a small village, where we got to eat some snacks from a bakery. As we had kids travelling we took extra water like 20 ltrs can and few snacks which saved all of us from hunger, as there are no good dhaba's on the way. Our journey continued with few hassles beacuse we were traveling in a mini bus which could not pass the fitness test (Travel agent's fault) authorities dint allow the bus to cross the toll. However, we booked another vehicle immediately and continued the journey. Finally, after a long day we reached our destination around 3 o'clock. We stayed at a "Palm cost Beach Resort" where services were slow need to wait for almost an hour after ordering which wasted our time. We killed our hunger munching on snacks we had by enjoying the view of sea from the resort.
My 1st day went admiring the beach and relaxing at the resort which was much needed as we travelled for about 6 hrs. Well, the food served at resort was of course expensive and spicy (outside food not allowed). If you can take a short drive to Bapatla main city, you can find great options for food at a very low price compared to Haritha Resort food prices. And if you're looking for proper Andhra meals, then here you go:
ChiralaAt a distance of 300 Km from Hyderabad near Bapatla, Chirala is for those who wish to spend their holiday just chilling by the beach. The untouched and beautiful Chirala beach would leave you spellbound. You will fall in love with the soft sand, the invigorating sea breeze, the feeling of being in nature's lap and the privacy that it offers you. The coastline lights up at night with a rarely seen blue magical glow that comes from bio-luminescent sea algae. Though there is not much to do in and around Chirala, it offers a perfect weekend destination for anyone who is looking to take a break to relax and soak in the beauty of virgin beaches.Preferred mode of travel: Car or TrainTravel Tip: Try getting accommodation at Seabreeze resort if you are looking for basic and clean rooms. The staff is helpful and the resort offers beachside dinner on request, which is a beautiful experience. Must check out the famous Chirala saris.
A small twin towns by names Chirala-Perala is the second most looked after place in the district of Ongole. Though it's yet to be marked on the portrait of development, it surely will have you make note of it.  While I was planning this weekend outing last week, I was thinking of reaching Chirala and to move on to nearby place. I searched alot on all online sites but couldn't get much of hotels,  Just two, to be specific. I was doubting the scale of city's digitization but now that I reached the place, I understand what's wrong?  You do not have much of hotels/lodges to stay. The only option  you have to go with the beach resorts on the sea Shores while will burn holes in your pocket. On peak time,  a std room in any these resorts can go up to 3k-4k.
After having this tasty lunch, we took a short walk in the streets of Bapatla. Did a little shopping, then lemon soda and finally reached to our rooms and took a quick nap. Well, the evening was time to visit Chirala beach which was crowded. Then drove back to Suryalanka beach and on the way back picked up some street food (mirchi bajji, punugulu..).Finally, we packed up and started on our way to Babai hotel Vijayawada which is about 90kms. Heard a lot about this place and it was time to visit and we did. Idli..Dosa..Filter Coffee..tried everything on the menu and must say it was more worth travelling all 90kms to taste this delicious food.