The motive behind this trip was to visit an unexplored territory. After lot of researching, I found this place called “Sagi Banda Tanda”.. a small village somewhere inside deep jungles of Andhra Pradesh. So, what’s there in Sagibanda tanda? Well, there’s nothing. People living in Sagibanda tanda are sufferring with no water and food. Moreover, this is considered as a naxal area. I felt, visiting this place would give me a view of India that I haven’t been able to see in my life. So, the journey began. Btw, this place isn’t that far away from Hyderabad.
Route: Hyderabad – Nagarjuna Sagar Rd till – Gangal – Bodakonda – sologutta tanda – sagibanda tanda – Ram das tanda – Mallepalli – Nagarjuna Sagar Rd till – Hyderabad.
Total distance of the journey is around 225 Kms. Started the journey at 8:00 in the morning. We had packed food for breakfast and lunch.. and some extra food for the locals if at all we meet needy people.
Overall, the journey was Ok. There are places were roads aren’t that good.. but good enough for Tata Safari to march on.
For the first time, I clearly understood, why people vote for politicians who promise 1Kg rice/white for Rs. 2...or politicians who promise free electricity. These people have nothing but a little hope.. that someday.. one of those politicians keeps his word. They hardly get food twice a day… hardly there is rain in the region… and hardly there is any scope for employment.