27-May-2006 -- Confluence Point (CP): 19 N 79 E,
Altitude (Approx): 780 Feet
We started off from Hyderabad at 05.30 AM and reached Karimnagar (around 150 Kms from Hyd) at 8.35 AM; we picked-up a person working for Andhra Pradesh Forest Department at Karimnagar who guided us towards the Battapalli village.
Based on satellite pictures it was clear that the CP is around 10-13 kms from Battapalli. When we showed the pictures to the forest department person he told the point should be there just before the village of Beerpur.
The CP is in the left side of the road to Beerpur. We stopped the car some 600 meters away from the CP and started walking toward the CP as directed by GPS. The way to CP from the road was full of dry paddy and sugarcane fields. We found the CP in a dry paddy field. We photographed the GPS readings and the places in the North, East, South and West directions of CP.
After coming back to the car, we had tamarind rice and chapatti for lunch.
All in all a fantastic first confluence and a great way to meet some of the locals.