Next morning, following the same pattern, we were up and ready to leave by 6:30AM. We drove directly to Aluru Kona, which is a right deviation on the Tadipatri-Kurnool road just after the town of Tadipatri. After following some really remote and deserted forest like roads, we reached Aluru kona. This place is in midst of a forest and has a Ranganathaswamy temple atop a small hill.
On my return journey I took a different road that skipped NH7 for most of the way. It took the old Hyderabad-Bangalore road from Dharmavaram to Lepakshi junction via Puttaparthi route. That would save you some toll charges too.Once at Mekhri circle, we were welcomed by a horrible traffic jam. By 6:30 PM we were at home.