Through the Tunnels, Into the Sea

” I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them –  Andy Warhol”

Inspired by the quote, and to prove myself that I’m strong enough to tackle life’s abnormal challenges, I decided to embark my journey for a brief trip with my bestie. ❀

Hi there, been so long that I’ve poured my heart out on paper and ink – technically blog and a laptop for the tech savvy generation like you and me. ❀ πŸ˜‰

A 2 day trip. Precisely a 58 hour-round the clock trip.

We started by train, from Hyderabad to Vizag.
Almost a sleepless night since you’re two single girls travelling, people tend to gawk at you like you’re a miracle from Wonder Woman. ( Not kidding πŸ˜› )

We reached Vizag by 12 Noon, took a compensatory sleep for 3 hours and started off to explore the city.

Day 1

Destination 1 : Kailasagiri

Presenting you “A hilltop view of the whole vizag city with it’s breathtaking sea view.”

With the cool sea breeze hitting your face, you tend to forget your worries for a while. πŸ™‚

And the best part is, you get to reach the top through a cable car. ❀
They charge Rs. 90/- per head for a round trip.

You can drive your way up too.
A 20 mins Toy Train ride around the hill-top in case you’re in a hurry. πŸ˜‰

Destination 2: INS Kursura (S20) Submarine Museum

An abode to Indian Navy’s Pride and honor and a must visit destination while you’re in Vizag.

INS Kursura is a real-time submarine now for display in R.K beach.

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Back from the Submarine, we went to dine at the local street food joint (somewhere near pantaloons) and believe me, it’s Yumm. πŸ˜›

Day 2

You know you’re amazing at time management when you got a train to catch at 6:50 A.M and you’re getting a ticket from the counter at 6:48 A.M. πŸ˜›

And the biggest achievement is when you catch the train. ❀ πŸ˜›

Yep. You heard that right. #Girlboss

We hurried through the smooth platforms of Vizag and took our train towards          Borra Caves

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The Train Journey was “Through the tunnels.” ❀
Beauty of the valleys on the sides and people cheering for every time the train went dark.

A once in a lifetime experience.

The caves from the railway station is a 10 minute walk.
You get autos at Rs.5/- and travel packages from there to Araku ( Negotiable.)

We decided to explore the caves to our heart’s content.
Picked up some water bottles and started to walk down the road.

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The entry tickets are as follows:

Rs.60/- for Entry (Adults) , Rs.25/- for carrying your mobile phone and Rs.100/- for a Still/Video Camera.

You also have a cloak room to submit your belongings for minimal prices.

Eatables aren’t allowed inside as you’ve my friends in there (refer the below picture) :

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After a 20 mins process of ticketing and submitting all the baggage, we checked in. πŸ˜‰

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Beautifully formed stalactites and stalagmites we spent hours exploring them. ❀

We had our lunch outside the caves (pretty expensive) and started our trip back to Vizag.
We came back by bus which is 7 K.M away from the caves. You get shared cabs for Rs.40/- per person.

The ride down the hill, I named it Snake ride (short one, though.)
The twists and turns of the bus make you feel nauseous and pukish. Please carry required medicines with you.

And then comes the soul of Vizag, the beach. ❀

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The best part about beach is it brings out the child in you. πŸ™‚
Playing with the waves and making sand dunes, I met one of my old friend.

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With shells in my hand and a secret gift the ocean had sent me, I signed off with memories in my Travel Diaries. ❀

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