Papikondalu, a mountain range in Andhra Pradesh that will take your breath away with its stunning natural beauty.
Legend has it that the name Papikondalu originated from the middle partition of a woman’s hair, also known as ‘Paidi’ in Telugu. As the hills become closer and closer to the visitor, the width of the mighty Godavari becomes narrower, creating a view that resembles the middle partition of a woman’s hair. Lord Rama and Goddess Sita were believed to have visited this area during their exile, making it a truly divine destination.
Papikondalu is often compared to Kashmir, and it’s not hard to see why. The area is bountiful with nature and boasts waterfalls at Munivaatnam. The lush greenery and majestic beauty of this place will make you want to visit again and again.
But it’s not just about the stunning views. Adventure lovers can indulge in camping and trekking in this protected National park, covered by tropical rainforests. And if that’s not enough, you can also explore nearby attractions like Perantalapalli, Pattisam, Jammalapuram Temple, and Gandi Pochamma Temple.
So pack your bags and head over to Papikondalu from October to January, with the peak time being from November to December. And if you’re wondering how to get there, it’s located at a distance of 1,796, 1,149, 1,068, and 823 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Trust me, this adventure is worth the distance.