Maredumilli

Encapsulating the beauty of the East Godavari district is its latest attraction, Valmiki valley vana vihara sthali, Maredumilli. It offers a visual feast to the visitors. The forests are rich in flora and fauna, undulating hilly terrain, silvery streams cascading down the rocks, waterfalls, fragrant medicinal plants, the pine and golden bamboo clumps and many more attractions.

Overview

Located in the dense forests of Eastern Ghats, this quaint little village has been developed by the Forest Department as an Eco-tourism Centre. Maredumilli is a place of wildlife, nature, and of tribal people. This forest area is conserved and developed by the tribals who have habituated the lands for generations. The entire region is amazing and picturesque with green grasslands encircled by hills with many streams flowing over undulating rocks.

The semi-evergreen forests of the village make it a wonderful place to have some adventure in the wild and immerse oneself with nature. The Maredumilli Community Conservation & Eco Tourism Area is situated on Maredumilli - Bhadrachalam road, nearly 4 km away from Maredumilli village. Jungle Star Nature Camp is a nature lover's paradise which provides an excellent opportunity to explore the Eastern Ghats. Located adjacent to the river Valamuru, the camp has a stream flowing on 3 sides overlooking the Vali-Sugriva Konda of the Ramayana era.

Significance

The quiet, the greenery, the river, and the clear night skies make Maredumilli one of the most scenic spots in south-eastern India. Jalatarangini waterfall, Amruthadara waterfall, Manyam viewpoint, Sokuleru viewpoint, Bhupathipalem Reservoir and Rampa Falls are the popular tourist places to visit in Maredumilli. Valmiki Valley Vana Vihara Sthali is another famous spot in Maredumilli Forest which is situated in an undulating terrain with an extent of 260 Hectors. Around 203 plant species including medicinal and rare plants have been identified in this area. One can also visit the APFDC coffee and pepper plantations near Nandanavanam. For those who love some trekking, the place is perfect with many trails to nearby areas. Apart from these, Maredumilli is also famous for Bamboo chicken and is a must try for every non-vegetarian who visit Maredumilli.

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How to Reach

The nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is about 69 km from Maredumilli.

The nearest railhead is Rajahmundry Railway Station which is about 69 km from Maredumilli.

One can reach Maredumalli by road from Rajahmundry which is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.

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