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Address: Kondakarla Village, Visakhapatnam, India
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Awesome Boating in Awesome Lake

50 km away from Visakhapatnam is this awesome lake , around 2m deep and 720 ha of fresh water . There are quite a handful of migratory birds, white lilies, frogs, lots of fish and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Vadodara, India
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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

50 km away from Visakhapatnam is this awesome lake , around 2m deep and 720 ha of fresh water . There are quite a handful of migratory birds, white lilies, frogs, lots of fish and other water life ... kids, especially teenagers would really like this place. Boating is provided by locals on a two hollow toddy palm trunks carved... More 

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Visakhapatnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a natural lake having lots of lotus and beautiful surroundings. It is a bird sanctuary for local as well as migrated overseas birds which are seen only during winter season which is the right time to visit this place. State government has not done anything either to develope or to advertise this lake. It is almost 50 km... More 

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Visakhapatnam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were searching for some fresh water and nature after Hudhud and planned this trip after reading reviews. Though we were staying in Vizag, very few people know of this place. Even locals / travel agents drew a blank when we asked. We went ahead to Anakapalle and from there started asking locals. Its just around 20 minutes from Anakapalle... More 

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary is located about an hour away from the city and is best to visit during the winter season. The place is scenic with beautiful clean lake, surrounded by the Eastern Ghats and green Palmyra trees. The local villagers also offer boat rides on the lake with a small fare. These hollow boats are interestingly carved out of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

1. Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary (Boat ride in Kondakarla) - about one hour from the city, very nice and calm, two logs are combined into a simple boat. Birds, water, green and quite. All the area is very rural and very different from the city. Simple and nice people. This was one of my favorite tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Kondakarla a very beautiful natural river with rare birds, having a Shivalingam at under water nice seanaries...kvr visakhapatnam

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

No sign board No proper access No human beings found Not safe with family Even people of vskp dont know about such name

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Visakhapatnam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Hi!! all nature lovers. During mid-July, along with my family, I visited kondakarla avva. Yes, it is a big lake. May be, as stated, second largest lake in Andhra Pradesh. Though it is mansoon days, in India, still there was less water. Yes, there were white lili plants ( remember: not lotus) inside avva. However, very less flowers are visible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Amazing place to cherish your photography skills. Kondakarla Ava (sanctuary in telegu) is situated in Anakapally around 50 Kms from Visakha. The lake is of more than 2000 Acres huge. and one can see many migratory birds here. And its on your patience how many lotus flowers you can collect. Tip : Be there by 5:30Am - 6 Am.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

i visited this place number of times since i live in visakhapatnam which is aprox 50km the fresh water and the scintillating air, the lotus leaves and flowers the sunrise and sunsets and unspoilt freshness attracts me although it is so close to cities.

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