VIJAY VIHAR RESORT
USP: In communion with Nature
Imagine waking-up to the view of the rising sun from amidst a cluster of hills. The sight of the sunrays casting an orange spell on the waters readies you to jump out of bed and gear up for an exciting day. If you are at theVijay Vihar Resort on the banks of the Nagarjuna Sagar lake, a couple of kilometres before the Nagarjuna Sagar dam, this view is guaranteed. The resort maintained by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has 43 rooms, most of them air-conditioned. It has outdoor camping options too.
The silence of the place is enough to take away any stress. Once done with admiring Nature's beauty, one can hit the well-equipped health club and swimming pool. There is a baby pool too.
Those looking for adventure and fun can get into adventure sports such as biking, rowing and trekking. Situated 150 km from Hyderabad, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of the tallest masonry dams of the world. The resort is on banks of the lake and en route to the dam. Apart from the lake and the dam, there is the Ethipothala waterfalls. The well-illuminated falls make for a wonderful sight after sunset.
The resort serves fresh home-style food, including fish, and the buffet is popular.
How to get there
Nagarjuna Sagar is well connected by road from Hyderabad and Vijayawada. The nearest airport is Hyderabad, 150 km away. The nearest rail station is Macherla (22 km away) on the Hyderabad- Guntur line.
Ranges from Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 2,500 a day.
Things to do
Get on a special boat or hire a regular ferry to Nagarjuna konda or Nagarjuna hill. The island around the hill is worth a look. Visit the museum of old Buddhist relics. Get on a coracle for some adventure, or try your hand at angling.