Road trip to Ananthagiri – Vikarabad

Feels great. Festive mood not sunk in completely. Four days at home which means four good days of Home food and great time  this Sankranthi. Initially, we(My father, mother, myself and my brother) planned a trip to Warangal, which is about 170 kms form Hyderabad. Planned for an overnight stay, but we had a different treat this time. After my cousin’s son birthday party at Village in Inorbit Mall(More about this later), I wanted to show my parents the road leading to financial district in Gachibowli , hyderabad that housed Infosys, ISB, Microsoft, ICICI tower and to name a few. My parents were just spellbound after being through the extremely well planned part of Hyderabad. My father at that time proposed that instead of taking two day trip to Warangal, we should go to Ananthagiri , In vikarabad. I was very Happy as I would want to sleep in my home whenever I am in hyderabad so that saved a good night’s sleep during the festival.

On 12th January, a bright sunday, after having a light breakfast we set out for Ananthagiri at 8.30AM with packed Pulihora(tamarind Rice) and Daddhojanam(Curd Rice) to have at some place during the journey amidst the nature( kind of a picnic meal). Traversed along Shivrampally, and took the road along PVNR till pillar no 156, we took a left and reached gandipet road leading to Vikarabad. Reached the temple  by 10.45 AM. Had darshan and prasadam. Been through the steps downwards and had a good view leading to the thick forest of Vikarabad. Spent a good 45 minutes in the temple, my parents keen about knowing more about this temple when I was keen on prasadam. Started our way back at 12 Noon and felt really good to see the number of vegetable vendors by the road from Vikarabad to Chevella. We saw a person selling Vegetables which seemed very fresh nearby a small stall which and we bought a good quantity of vegetables enough for one week. He plucked out Gongura(I do not know the English name) form the ground and gave us which was one of its kind.

After travelling for some more time, we stopped by a tree shade and had our lunch. On our way back, we took ORR(Outer Ring Road) at Himayatsagar entry and I was extremely happy for having got the chance to drive on the ORR quite frequently. Also had the opportunity to drive a brand new Swift Dzire VDi of my friend Laxmi Narasimha. To me, the ride quality of Swift Dzire comes close to that of Honda City. Well, spare me some more time for the pics. Overall, a mentally, physically , emotionally satisfying weekend.

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