The drive from Guntur to Araku took us through interesting small towns on very good roads. Bhairavi met a lady at a tea stall who insisted that Bhairavi must comb and keep her hair in order, but before Bhairavi could do anything, the lady proceeded to do it herself!
The tea stall had interesting posters of many local films. Andhra Pradesh is a state that can be called the state full of statues and film posters. We did see and photograph quite a few statues of gods, politicians, film stars etc. but little did we think we would be able to meet and interview a statue maker who gave us a very clear insight to the trade and also why statues are part of Andhra life.
Just after dusk, we came to Araku Valley and the town of Araku and checked into a hotel for the night after a very fruitful, useful and interesting drive.
Distance Covered: 518 kms
Districts Covered: Krishna, West Godavari, East Godavari, Vishakapatnum.
States Covered: Andhra Pradesh