Vizag-Araku-Chitrakoot in Dec with multiple itineraries

#1 Oct 25th, 2017, 21:11
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Hi Guys,

I am planning for Vizag trip this December with family (2 twins-3 yrs).We are accompany with friend and planned to cover mentioned place.

I have multiple itineraries. Let me know which plan will be best options

Plan A
date place Train/car
23-Dec HWH-Vizag 20889 HUMSAFAR EXP :2.10am
24-Dec vizag sight-seeing Bheemili Beach, Thotlakonda Hill Top, Rushikonda Beach, Kailashgiri.
25-Dec vizag sight-seeing RK Beach, Fishing Harbor,Visakha Museum, Yarada Beach, Dolphin Hill
26-Dec Jagdalpur sight-seeing Chitrakoot Falls, Teerth Garh Falls ,Kailash Guha, Bastar Palace
27-Dec Jagdalpur-Araku Tribal Museum ,stay at araku
28-Dec Araku-vizag Gardens, Galikonda View Point, Coffee Plantations, Borracaves,stay Araku
29-Dec vizag - kolkata Car/Train by Car to Vizag and then take train to Kolkata 22641 SHALIMAR EXP night 23-05 pm

Plan B
23-Dec HWH-Vizag 20889 HUMSAFAR EXP :2.10am
24-Dec vizag sight-seeing Bheemili Beach, Film City,Thotlakonda Hill Top, Rushikonda Beach, Kailashgiri,Simhachalam temple, Sagardurga temple
25-Dec vizag->Jagdalpur reach at evening and Rest
26-Dec Jagdalpur sight-seeing Chitrakoot Falls, Teerth Garh Falls ,Kailash Guha, Bastar Palace,Dalpat Sagar, Danteswari Temple, Kotamsar Caves, Tribal Museum, Balaji Temple stay night
27-Dec Jagdalpur->Araku reach Araku and visit Tribal Museum and night stay Araku
28-Dec vizag by Car to Vizag, on the way Borracaves,Gardens, Galikonda View Point, Coffee Plantations
29-Dec vizag - kol Car/Train sight-seeing RK Beach, Fishing Harbor,Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum,Yarada Beach, Dolphin Hill,Light House and then take train to Kolkata 22641 SHALIMAR EXP night 23-05 pm


Plan C

22-Dec HWH-Jagdalpur Friday night train HWH SBP JDB EXP 21:30 pm
23-Dec Jagdalpur Train reach 22:45 pm
24-Dec Jagdalpur sight-seeing Chitrakoot Falls, Teerth Garh Falls ,Kailash Guha, Bastar Palace,Dalpat Sagar, Danteswari Temple, Kotamsar Caves, Tribal Museum, Balaji Temple stay night
25-Dec Jagdalpur->Araku reach Araku and visit Tribal Museum and night stay Araku
26-Dec Araku->vizag by Car to Vizag, on the way Borracaves,Gardens, Galikonda View Point, Coffee Plantations
27-Dec vizag seeing Bheemili Beach, Film City,Thotlakonda Hill Top, Rushikonda Beach, Kailashgiri,Simhachalam temple, Sagardurga temple
28-Dec seeing RK Beach, Fishing Harbor,Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum,Yarada Beach, Dolphin Hill,Light House
29-Dec vizag - kol Car/Train REST or We can catch morning train to avoid one more day stay charge rather taking night train to Kolkata
#2 Oct 25th, 2017, 21:25
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Hi Souvik

Either go for Plan C or do it in reverse. no point in going to Jagdalpur and then coming back to araku and back again to Vizag--too much of wastage of time.
2 days in Vizag should be enough for sightseeing.
1 night in araku should suffice
keep some time for exploring Borra caves (beware of stairs!)
If you still have time in hand, stay in rushikonda, or spend more time in exploring Chattisgarh

Depending upon your mode of transport, and your choice of places, you can stay in Ananthagiri, and from Araku visit Chapurai
#3 Oct 25th, 2017, 21:55
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Yes. Considering you have 2 twins of 3 yrs, I would suggest you to pursue plan C (never plan B)
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Hi Joy

Thanks for your reply.
I am actually having few issues with Plan C due to below reasons

1>Huge hotel rush on 25th Dec on Vizag so moving to Jagdalpur also long duration HWH-Jagdalpur(24hrs+)
2>In Plan C we need to take cab from Jagdalpur---Araku--Vizag,but all travel agencies saying that cab will be starting from Vizag-- Jagdalpur---Araku --Vizag. So it will be cost effective to start from Vizag and return to Vizag.
3>Getting Car in Araku & Jagdalpur is difficult in pick season.So better option to having car for 5 days(Vizag-->Jagdalpur-->Araku-->Vizag)

Let me know your view on it.
#5 Oct 26th, 2017, 13:43
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hi Souvik,

you can try the Kirundul exp. I believe it now has a first class coach for tourists, containing large glass windows for better views. You can catch this train to reach Jagdalpur, or from Jagdalpur you can reach Araku. From there, it should be easier to book a cab to Vizag.

check the timings and book the tickets early as the seats get booked fast.
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Hi Joy,

Thanks for your opinion.I have already check the Kirundul exp.There are no tickets available for coming Dec.Only Feb tickets are available now.

Can you have good ,reliable, secure & safe driver/travel agent for cab?
#7 Oct 26th, 2017, 16:14
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There is some issue with Kirandul passanger. It is under repair and unavailable up to some 2 months, I heard from this article. In that case, hiring car for the whole route would be better and riskfree.
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In 2015, when we went to Vizag-Rushikonda-Araku, we did it with a person called Sandeep Mohna. He is not a cab driver, he owns a travel agency. Their arrangement was really great, and it was quite reasonable.

However, an IMer recently contacted them, and according to him, he charged a hefty amount. So, do bargain if you feel the price is high. That's the only contact I can share.

His number is: 9705533975/9866715577
#9 Dec 17th, 2017, 14:32
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@Souvik Pal:

I had the araku-vizag trip during October, 2017 and I boked the cab from Mr. Ramakrishna (9299501309). The details are in my blog: https://upprberth.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/araku-vizag/

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