Backwaters & Beach Hopping: Flee To This Riverside Village In Andhra Pradesh
What Makes It Awesome
Unfettered by the suburban aura, Dindi is nestled at the intersection of River Godavari and Bay of Bengal. Flanked by coconut trees and palm trees on either side of the road, the luscious greenery of this village fills you in with surprises from the moment you arrive. Whether you’re looking for a beach trek or a backwater tripping, there’s something for everyone out there. The drive to Dindi from the closest railway station/bus stand or by car can appease even the Satan in you. While the sprawling farm fields, sky-high trees indulge you in the real Godavari, the tranquil river makes for a perfect weekend getaway. If you’re into bird watching and cycling, rent a cycle and set out in the morning. You can explore the backwaters and untouched areas of the village with the houseboat. We also recommend camping for some serious stargazing.
At a 20 km drive away from Dindi is Antarvedi, which is known for its Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and a clean beach with a clear horizon. There is also a beach trek at Antarvedi which is a 26-km trek that takes you through the coastal areas where you can witness magical sunrises, interact with the local fishermen and go boating, and host a little BBQ night. Popular for its seafood, this region will introduce you to some terrific dishes made from fish. If you got what it takes, go on a fishing excursion and catch a few for your BBQ nights.
Depending upon your budget, you have stay choices ranging from luxury resorts to government resorts. If you got no qualms about the cost, Sterling By Godavari should be on the top of your list. The other stay option you can explore is the Palavelli Boutique Resorts where you can score some good views too.
Getting there: You can board a train or a bus to Rajahmundry and reach Dindi by road, which is a two-hour drive away.