Camping: When we hear this word, the feeling of having fun, enjoyment and getting experience comes. Recently I went for camping with my friends near the Laknavaram lake, which is about 200 KMs away from Hyderabad.
How to go: There are multiple ways to go there. We were 9 people so we have chosen to go by traveler bus from Hyderabad. We started our journey at 5:00 a.m. We carried camping tent, lights, charcoal burn oven, wooden logs (for the campfire), snacks items and Bluetooth audio system with us.
Journey: We enjoyed the route by listening music and stopped at small roadside Dhaba at 8:00 am. There we had Dosa, vara, puri-sabji and idly. After breakfast, we headed to the laknavaram. We had enough time so we decided to visit “Thousands pillar temple” (To checkout more about Thousand Pillar temple visit : Must visit in warangal). This is Lord Shiva temple with an amazing architecture. We took some pictures here and moved forward but the memory of the beautiful architecture remained engraved in our heart. Now we headed to the laknavaram lake. It took 2 hours from temple to reach our destination. We reached laknavaram by 11:30 am or 12:00 pm. We had our lunch in the Telangana state government canteen. We enjoyed multiple viewpoints from the Laknavaram lake, we took pictures and spend 3-4 hours over there.
Forest Camping: We went to the market and bought chicken, Maize, and some veggies, by 6:00 PM we were ready with our stuff. We went inside the forest nearby Laknavaram lake by 7:00 pm and there we come to know that the staff from forest department will provide us Camping Tents and will change for 500/Person. So our rented tents were useless. Well, the guys from forest department did setup tent and we keep our belongings in the tents.
The bonfire: Once we adjusted our stuff in the tent. Guys from forest department help us to set up the bonfire. So we were all set up with a bonfire, wooden logs started burning and we roasted maize, and potato in the bonfire. The roasted maize and potato were very delicious. We also carried charcoal burn oven (grill box) with us. We grilled chicken, cooked chicken curry and cooked rice. As every friend’s group have some vegetation, so we were not the exception of it (:D). We do also have some vegetarian friends. So, We cooked veg curry.
The magic hours: We played songs on Bluetooth and sung together. We also played some fun game. It was a very amazing experience. When we saw up, the sky was full of stars and we were enjoying the moment. We went to sleep in our tent by 3:00 a.m. and discussed things until we slept.
Bye-Bye Laknavaram: Next day we woke up by 7:00 a.m. We packed our belongings and moving ahead to Bogatha waterfall. It is 73 Km away from our camping place. It took 2 hrs to be there.
The Bogatha Waterfall: We reached Bogatha by 11:00 a.m. Everyone was very curious to take a breathtaking bath in Bogatha fall. We took bath for more than 2 hours. Bogatha waterfall is not too deep so you can enjoy here. Water was cold so the bath was relaxing. We spend quality of time here.
Coming back to Hyderabad: Now it was the time to come to Hyderabad. We left Bogatha at 1:00 p.m. and coming back to Hyderabad. After a long bath, we were feeling hungry so we stopped at a Dabha to have lunch there. Food was tasty. We reached to Hyderabad by 9:00 p.m. Everyone reached his place. It was 2-day trip that brings us more close. We shared a quality of time with each other and had fun. It’s been one month but still, when I remember it, it brings a smile on my face and we all wanted to go on such amazing camping again.