Hello friends!!!! This post is most probably my last post from the Papikondalu series…When i was reading the previous posts. I realized that I did not mention few things that we did. So, I wanted to compile things which you should not forget to do, if you are going to visit Papikondalu.
1.Eat Bamboo chicken
Bamboo chicken got its name from the process of making it. The raw flesh of chicken, is pushed into the hollow parts bamboo sticks after all the ingredients are applied to it. Then the bamboo sticks are cooked on burning coals. I can not comment on taste as I am a vegetarian. But, They say the whole process gives it a wonderful and special taste.
2. Get religious:
The trips to Papikondalu are either from Bhadrachalam or from Rajamandry. Either way you can plan a visit to the temple in Bhadrachalam. There is a very famous temple for Lord Sri Rama in Bhadrachalam. There is also an interesting story associated with the temple. Visit the temple and learn the story.
3. Learn Mythology
There is a place near Bhadrachalam called Parnashala where the episodes of Ramayana are depicted through colorful sculptures. They replicated few of the scenes from Ramayana. You can get autos easily to get to this place.
4. Take a holy dip.
River Godavari is considered as one of the holy rivers in India. Enjoy your dip here. Forget about holiness, you can simply have fun while taking bath in river.
5. Enjoy ‘River food’
You get various special types of fresh water fishes and other things cooked with a tribal touch.
6. Forget everything.
Put your head in your lap and simply relax. World will not stop working, if you stop thinking for two days.
7. Leave social media to others.
Life has become sooo meaningless without facebook and waatsapp. Go to this place, You will never get a damn signal, even if you want to post a selfie diving into the water.
8. Learn to live basic
You won’t get fast food, even soft drinks are rarely available. Forget about A.C, you won’t get a fan here in the accommodation. ( Read my experience here). Once in a while it is needed to learn to live with basics.
9. Buy Handicrafts and encourage them
Tribal people here make beautiful handmade things with bamboo. They are pretty cheap. Buy them at least to help those people.
Stay tuned for next posts.
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