Pillalamarri or Pilla Marri is a 700 year-old (Approximately) banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a major tourist attraction located 4 kilometers from Mahabubnagar town.
The tree has many banyan tress which grew in its proximity, like its children hence the name. It is spread over three acres of land (1.21 hectares).
In 2003, it was announced that there would be a special cover to commemorate the tree.Beneath the tree lies the tomb of a Muslim saint.
There is a science museum which houses some of the artefacts found in the Palamoor region.There is a small nursery and a deer park around the great Pillalamarri.
|Pillala Marri, Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh|
|Old Banyan Tree, Pillala Marri|
From a distance the tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage but on reaching nearer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter.
How to Reach Pillalamarri
Mahbubnagar is well connected to the rest of the State through buses and trains. The nearest airport is the Shamashabad International Airport that is located outside Hyderabad. The airport is around 80 km from the town. The international airport is well connected to the rest of the country. This is the best option for travelers who are arriving by air. Taxis are available from the airport and they are the best option to reach the town. Taxis charge around Rs 1300 for the trip. It is advisable to hire A/C taxis during the summer months.
Mahbubnagar is well connected to the rest of the State through buses. There are frequent APSRTC buses that connect the place to Hyderabad, Kurnool and Raichur. There are buses from Mumbai to Mahbubnagar as well. Ticket prices vary according to the place. There are frequent APSRTC buses from both Raichur and Hyderabad.
Mahbubnagar has a railway station that is well connected to many parts of the State. Mahbubnagar is connected to Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many other cities. Travelling by rail is also a good option and tickets are inexpensive.