Exploring Hyderabad & nearby - Night Camping @ Koil Sagar

Tripoto
27th May 2017
Photo of Exploring Hyderabad & nearby - Night Camping @ Koil Sagar by Abhishek Singhania

For a motorcycle traveler, it was not the appropriate time to tour in the middle of scorching heat of May! But for love of motorcycle & travel, we had to ride somewhere.

Lot of research was done in search of a place to suit both, the pleasure of riding & the excitement of destination.

Finally, the plan was on table & it was a NIGHT CAMPING at Koil Sagar Dam. Read some travelogues to know more about the place.

It was a Saturday evening, we (group of 5 travel freaks) reached our meeting point at Mehdipatnam (Hyderabad) at around 6 PM (which was 5 hours behind our planned starting time - Better late than never). We readily packed our bags with lots of water bottles, pair of comfortable clothes, cooking & camping requirements.

Riding on NH44 is always a bliss. As we set off for our ride, the weather showed mercy on us & it started drizzling. It drizzled for a very short time. We continued our ride on a cloudy windy weather. The route was quite simple - Airport > NH44 > Mahabubnagar > Devarkadra > Koil Sagar. After taking a small tea break and lots of fun on the highway, we finally reached Koil Sagar Dam. There comes the most difficult job - to find the camp spot. With great difficulty & some serious fun, we made it to the right camping spot. Distance covered was 140 Kms in the odo, it was already 10:00 PM.

FUN BEGINS...

We had picked some firewood & hay for our campfire on our way. It was a crazy no-moon cloudy night. We set up our tents and managed to fire the wood in an hour or so. Tutorial of how to set up a tent & how to start a campfire is a must for first timers.

Day 1

the smell of a campfire

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Camping without cooking is no camping!

Most delicious Maggi ever :)

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Cutting Chai ;)

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

We spend whole night totally awake, gazing stars, telling stories, listening songs, thinking about life and so on.......

Nowadays, You don't see these very often

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania
Day 2

the lighthouse (I guess)

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

early morning view

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

It was 5:30 in the morning when we actually realized the beauty of this place.

Love for mountains.

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

sunrise

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

beautiful lake

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania
Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Bird Watching.

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Barren land.

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

biker's morning

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Can't resist :)

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

The Showstopper

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

It wasn't the monsoons but the picturesque beauty of greenery was so mesmerizing. Early morning exploration & motorcycle riding at this place with the sunrise was quite an experience!

Photo of Koilsagar Project and Reservoir, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

We wished the final goodbye to the place around 7 in the morning and started back to Hyderabad. We were having our Poori breakfast in the nearby village when a friend told us about this 800 year old Banyan tree in Mahabubnagar which we visited while heading towards Hyderabad.

life

Photo of Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

The PIT STOP..

Dashmesh Punjabi Dhaba in NH44, around 60 Kms from Hyderabad towards Bangalore, is our all time favorite Paratha destination.

the old school dhaba

Photo of Dashmesh Punjabi Dhaba, Raikal, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

After having our 2nd round of breakfast, we headed back to Hyderabad.

Final goodbye for the trip...

Photo of Nehru Outer Ring Road, Weaker Section Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Abhishek Singhania

Traveling - It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller!

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