It was nice early morning drive along NH-4 from Bengaluru to Chittoor, past the many rocky hills of Kolar. However the broad four lane tracks turned into a single track after crossing Mulbagal. The construction work was underway and hopefully would be a smooth drive all the way till Chittoor very soon. Though the roads were single lanes after crossing over to Andhra Pradesh, it has been beautifully maintained. We drove through the Koudinya wildlife sanctuary with numerous boards of animal crossings. Unluckily, we did not encounter any. The hills of Tirupati loomed shortly after that and then it was a long drive along NH-5 to Nellore. After a couple of enquiries, we were on the long 22 km village road to Mypadu.
From the dusty roads of Nellore, the drive to Mypadu was a refresher. The road was lined with prawn hatcheries, coconut trees and paddy fields till it ended at the dark blue waters of Bay of Bengal. Mypadu is a small village with a crossroad and a few shops, a kilometer before the road hits the blue sea. Apart from the locals who are basically the fisher folk, there are hardly any visitors during the weekdays. Haritha resort, run by the state tourism board is located right next to the beach. The vistas that my room provided were magnificent. In fact all rooms face the sea and the roar of the waves hit your ears all through the night. Even though it was mid noon the beach was crowded being a weekend. Weekend travellers from Nellore and a few who stayed at the resort were happily frolicking the salty waters of Mypadu beach. There are a couple of thatched shops near the beach that sells tea, water, biscuits etc.
|Prawn hatcheries on the way|
|View from the room|
|Boats lined up|
I walked along the shore for a distance and after a while the fishermen, their boats, the frolicking visitors and everything seemed distant. All I could see was the sea and the horizon, both melting in brilliant shades of blue. It was blissful to sit on the sands and hear to the waves thrashing and frothing as it touched my feet. Numerous shells in various shapes, sizes and colours got dropped on the shore each time a wave came by. Slowly the sky turned grey and I could not sit for long as the crabs started chasing me. All the hidden ones were all over the place and I had no option but to walk back to my resort. I went into the waters and then strolled along with knee high waves splashing on to my trousers. There were a few people who were enjoying the cool breeze as I trod past them to my room.
|Ready for a catamaran ride?|
|Fishermen all set to sail|
|Into the roaring waters|
|Can you spot the fins towards the right side of the frame?|
Mypadu beach is quite a secluded one but is slowly gaining prominence on the tourist map and is sure to lose its charm once the frequency of travellers increase. The beach also needs to be maintained as the entrance was quite littered. The vastness and golden sands are the big attraction of this beautiful beach along the Bay of Bengal.
Signing Note- Blue waters and golden sands await you at this little explored beach along the east coast...!!
Route- Bengaluru- Kolar- Chittoor- Tirupathi- Naidupeta- Nellore- Mypadu
Distance- 405 Kms
Fascinating & captivating pics of the beach, the sands the blue skies & clouds. Looks like you had a swell time relaxing & rejuvenating in the tranquil & serene Mypadu Beach & Resort.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot. It was a relaxing weekend at this lovely beach.Delete
The view from your room was fabulous.ReplyDelete
It absolutely was. The sound of the waves too was awesome.Delete
I agree with you when you say that the beach will lose its charm once tourists throng it. This is so true!ReplyDelete
Hope so it doesn't.Delete
Lovely captuure .ReplyDelete
Prawn made me water :-PReplyDelete
BTW, if you can take the trouble of traveling north along the bay of bengal coast, i can show you some pristine beaches :)
Am sure there are loads of them further up the coast. Should explore them very soon.Delete
very nice post...good captures and good write upReplyDelete
awesome shots...and brilliant write up...ReplyDelete
Crabs on the beach? Exciting! And dolphins too -- lovely. The beach does look inviting. :)ReplyDelete
Both were unexpected and it was delightful when they appeared. The beach too is beautiful.Delete
Lovely pictures and write up... I like "Fishermen all set to sail" picture a lot...ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Vineeta.Delete
Great sights from the beach.ReplyDelete
Glad that you liked it.Delete
Beautiful Pictures of a pristine beach !!ReplyDelete
Dolphin sighting must have been a great experience!ReplyDelete
It was a pleasant surprise and loved every moment of it.Delete
wide and beautiful beach :)ReplyDelete
There are very few articles about this place. This post definitely helps people exploring beaches in that regionReplyDelete
I hope it helps travellers headed in that direction.Delete
Great post, being a travel enthusiast, I just loved your post. I have not been to South India so this post is very informative for me.ReplyDelete
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Thank you Maryam. Shall definitely go through your blog.Delete
beautiful narration and i love the deserted beach...ReplyDelete
Is it safe to visit there alone as a couple?
Howz the food there both for ver n non-veg.
anyway great post, thanks for sharing info.
Thank you. It is safe for couples to visit the place. Non veg food is nice, did not explore veg food much.Delete