Kondakarla Ava is a shallow (max 10 - 12') freshwater lake about 50 km from Vizag. From Visakhapatnam you can travel south towards Anakapalle ( 40 KM ) on NH5 and take a left turn towards Atchutapuram on Haripalem Road. After travelling 6 KM on Haripalem road the village road will be at your left. From here Lake is 2 KM through Kondakarla village. It is a rural area and does not seem to attract a lot of tourists, though.
Local fishermen and villagers prepare boats by joining two palm trees and making a sitting arrangement by placing a wooden plank or wooden bed over it. This arrangement remains quite stable in water. While boating you can pluck lotus flowers from the water. There is no fixed rate or any type of ticket arrangement here. Rates depends on demand and season. On our visit the boat man asked for Rs 300 for a one and half hour boating to other side of the lake. The early morning boating is a beautiful experience.
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jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-01 2:42
Another beautiful sunrise photo from you. Colors, contrast, DOF, light and composition look lovely.
annjackman (20117) 2014-04-01 3:44
I like the soft, beautiful light and the sharpness of the FG. A lovely, peaceful image of this area.
snunney (85621) 2014-04-01 4:06
A glorious composition with a dreamlike quality. Beautiful soft light and colours. Like it very much.
Sergiom (61982) 2014-04-01 5:12
On dirait qu'il y a deux soleil dans le ciel grâce à ce très beau reflet dans les eaux calmes comme un miroir.Il y a une petite brume bien plaisante dans l'air.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-01 5:43
pretty and romantic view which has a lot of peace about it. The sun reflecting on the water surface looks almost unreal. I like the delicate colors and very good light management in here. The composition is well balanced.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
holmertz (42267) 2014-04-01 8:33
This may not be a view I would immediately identify as being from India, but it is in any case a fine composition with beautiful light and colours. The blue, green and orange tones are superb, and that goes for the sky as well as he reflections in the calm water.
Cricri (108037) 2014-04-01 9:28
Un instant magique, calme et plaisant, magnifique le reflet du soleil et la brume qui ajoute un côté mystérieux, très jolie réalisation
pajaran (52972) 2014-04-01 10:38
Dobar tekst o jezeru sa opisom, lep odlazak dana ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa refleksom na vodi, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lep zalazak sunca.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
A good article on the lake with the description, nice going on ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with reflex on the water, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment, a beautiful sunset.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Fis2 (86777) 2014-04-01 12:26
Good POV and super composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
Photo has climate.
lousat (78427) 2014-04-01 15:04
Hi Satya,very nice capture of this moment,a peaceful atmosphere and a great exposure to take the best lights and reflections,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Corry (4508) 2014-04-01 20:56
Très beau paysage avec ce soleil matinal qui se reflète dans l'eau. Les couleurs sont très belles. Bravo.
rychem (24576) 2014-04-01 21:53
This is a kind of poetic shots with fantastic light and colors, simply a beautiful sunrise photo
saxo042 (37588) 2014-04-02 1:53
A very moody picture with a perfect symmetry and a very peaceful feeling. A very attractive picture.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-02 1:54
Wow! Two rising suns one in the sky and the other in the water :-) Perfect placement of both of them in the frame. Lovely serene and tranquil atmosphere captured, I can almost hear the morning raga playing as the sun rises. A well captured atmospheric image. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-02 3:18
a shot that typifies the magical atmosphere of this time of the day. The sense of quiet and tranquillity pervades this fine image so beautifully. Execution and presentation perfect.
Regards - B.
npecanhuk (66838) 2014-04-02 3:21
What a beautiful and lovely picture!
I love those symmetrical reflections... so attractive!
Sharpness, exposure, soft colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
dekanski (3628) 2014-04-02 9:03
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo.
ChrisJ (100112) 2014-04-02 9:24
A little pixellation in this one but still a wonderful sunset with good symmetrical reflections and well composed with the sun perfectly positioned over the 1/3 axis. Fantastic sharpness colour & saturation. I like the repetition of the water lilies bottom right. The hazy bg mountains add atmosphere to an already good shot. Have a nice week!
Silvio1953 (124609) 2014-04-02 10:51
Ciao Satya, fascinating sunrise, fantastic reflections, magic atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (30747) 2014-04-02 14:17
The colours of this sunrise are beautifully soft and muted and, in association with the lingering mist, they suggest a very gentle start to the day. It is the epitome of tranquillity.
My warm regards,
Didi (57492) 2014-04-03 9:38
I like this particular ambiance like in some places in my area in Center France
Very good lights control on the sunshine
Graal (98293) 2014-04-03 11:00
nice peaceful landscape here. I like the reflection of sun in water. Pleasant calm mood. Good shot.
Have a nice evening.
jemaflor (86054) 2014-04-03 22:36
Nice view on this landscape with water, very interesting reflections, well captured and managed.
claudeD (33620) 2014-04-04 10:06
very fine sunrise picture with an amazing atmosphere. Very good composition and fine color managment. Like the calm view ver much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
tenretin (2436) 2014-04-05 14:51
You made a beautiful photo of atmosphere entering the correct time of day.
imageme (1790) 2014-04-06 15:54
Hi Satya, Amazing sunrise scenery with beautiful reflections in the water. Well composed with nice tones. The algae in the water enhances the natural look of the lake. Gorgeous sunrise scenery. Thank for sharing
COSTANTINO (56791) 2014-04-08 8:14
Hello my dear friend
here we are again with a new photo
everybody has personal style to
pretty and romantic view with
soft beautiful lights
welldone and you are right
that the early morning boating
is a beautiful experience
thanks for sharing it with us
have a nice evening
nikkitta (14992) 2014-04-09 15:48
Impressive quiet landscape where the sun, (well positioned)give a romantic touch
Charming capture and ambience
Congrats and regards
ourania (32789) 2014-04-11 6:35
your photo surely confirms that "the early morning boating is a beautiful experience". Your composition is simple and has great depth, the texture of the water is so smooth and the limited chromatic palette is delightful and soothing. All the features of this picture convey peacefulness. The vegetation stands out with excellent definition, the bright fireball and its reflection make playful and attractive focal points. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-05-23 19:52
to take a boat ride on the river and to see this spectacular sunrise is more than a gift from nature..
waterlilies floating and an amazing stillness composing only the beauty of the simplicity!!
Miguel82 (24693) 2014-07-07 19:36
Very few visitors in that state indeed Sathya but that picture shows a preserved nature area, superb sunset picture, regards