Maredumilli Eco Tourism

Maredumilli Eco Tourism

The Maredumilli Forests of East Godavari District are having rich biodiversity and the area is having semi evergreen forests with undulating terrain, which forms part of the Eastern Ghats.T he Maredumilli Community Conservation & Eco Tourism Area is situated on Maredumilli – Bhadrachalam road, nearly 4 Km. away from Maredumilli village. The area is having many streams flowing over the undulating rocks in the deep woods and any visitor feel thrilling experience in the Nature.
Vanavihari - Maredumilli
Vanavihari - Maredumilli

The Eco-tourism project is managed by the local indigenous tribal community of Valamuru, Somireddypalem and Valmeekipeta Vana Samrkshana Samithi people with the active support of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. The project was successfully completed in a short span of time due to the commitment of the highly motivated community participation coupled with the timely financial assistance from the World Bank aided Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project. This also provided unique opportunity to the native ethnic community to spread the message of conservation to the masses.

The jungle star campsite is located adjoining the Valamuru river with the stream flowing on 3 sides overlooking the Vali-Sugriva Konda which is believed to be the battle ground of the Vali-Sugriva during the Ramayana period. The remarkable variation of the battleground with the presence of grass land, encircled by forests on the other hillocks makes the visitor to pay attention on the legendary story.

As a part of Tourism Development Maredumilli Forest Rest House was constructed in the year 1914, the Forest Rest House is in Maredumilli Village with all facilities. The name of the rest house is Abhayaranya Forest Rest House. Suits are available here for stay of Tourists.

Apart from this there are various activities and places to see in the luxurious environment.

Nandanavanam :An Ethno Medico Awareness Centre, this area has been developed with an intention to make public aware of the medicinal plants. It houses Bamboo plantations and different medicinal herbs.

Karthikavanam :This is a garden with plenty of Maredu (Bael) and Amla (Gooseberry) trees.

Vali Sugriva Medicinal Plants Conservation Area :An open laboratory to the botanists and research scholars, this area is an undulating terrain with an extent of 260 Ha with approx. 203species of plants including medicinal and rare plants that were identified in this area.

Madanikunj-Vihara Sthal :It is a picnic place with Pine Plants and Golden Bamboo clumps. Visiting this Eco-tourism area, will give you a chance to view wild animals like Tiger, Panther, Bison, Peacocks, Red jungle fowl and other wild life in addition to varieties of delicate and colourful butterflies.

Jungle Star :Located adjoining the Valamuru River with the streams flowing on 3 sides, it is a camping site which also provides a unique opportunity to stay overnight in the deep woods of the unexplored Eastern Ghats. This area is believed to be the battleground of Vali and Sugriva during the Ramayana period. The remarkable variation of the battle ground with the presence of grassland, encircled by forests on the other hillocks draws attention of visitors to the legendary story.
Maredumilli Eco Tourism Photo Gallery
Cottage at Maredumilli
Cottage at Maredumilli

Valamuru River - Maredumilli
Valamuru River - Maredumilli

Valamuru River - Maredumilli
Valamuru River - Maredumilli

Best place in Maredumilli forest
Best place in Maredumilli forest

Beautiful Trees - Maredumilli
Beautiful Trees - Maredumilli

Forest area Maredumilli
Forest area Maredumilli

River Maredumilli
River Maredumilli

For those who love trekking, the Forest Dept. of Andhra Pradesh organizes trekking trips which are:

1. Valamuru to Amrutha Dhara 8 Km – 2 Km trek deep into waterfall

2. Cross Country Trek – From Tiger camp to Vijjuluru 8 Km

3. Adventure Trek – From Valamuru to Nelluru 10Km

For the quaint and serene atmosphere loving people, staying and lounging in the suspended canopies under the tree covers is an ideal way to spend their time. The interiors of the resorts are also quite comfortable with all amenities of television, phones, and others. Tourists can just sit in their rooms enjoying the beautiful sceneries from outside their windows, listening to the calls of the wild, or watch the interesting and traditional Kommu Dance, performed by the tribals specially for the tourists of which one can never be bored of.

ACCOMMODATION


One can stay at "ABHAYARANYA", the Forest Rest House, which was constructed with all facilities. These have been divided as:
Rooms No.s Tariff
Non A/C Cottages 3 Rs.1000/-
A/C Containers 4 Rs.1000/-
A/C Hill Top Guest House 2 Rs.1000/-

VIP Suits 2 Nos. @ Rs.500/- each
Other Suits 3 Nos. @ Rs.350/- each
Apart from these there also other options of accommodation like.

HOW TO REACH:

Maredumilli which is 81 kms from Rajahmundry can be accessed via Gokavaram and Rampachodavaram and is 120 kms from Kakinada which can be accessed via Jaggampeta, Gokavaram and Rampachodavaram.

For more information, enquiries, and bookings:

1.Forest Range Officer, Rampachodavaram, Phone: 08864-243838.

2. Sub-Divisional Forest Officer, Rampachodavaram, Phone: 08864-243838.

3. District Forest Officer, Kakinada, Phone: 0884-2379381, Mobile: 09440810042.
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