The Maredumilli Forest is situated in Eastern ghats near Rajamahendravaram town, in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Maredumilli forest is having rich biodiversity and the area is having semi evergreen forests with undulating terrain, which forms part of the Eastern Ghats. The 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.
With canopies of semi evergreen trees, home for may butterflies, that drape the path everywhere you walk and with undulating terrain, which forms part of the Eastern Ghats, it sure makes your heart flutter with joy and brings a smile on your face when the sun plays peek-a-boo non-stop all through the day and sprinkles its incredible crepuscular rays (God’s rays) on you and giving out an impression of a panorama painted by God. The landscape is so breathtakingly beautiful that it chokes you up with emotion and that you’d wish you could etch it in your heart forever. In the end, this is one of the best places to visit if you are a nature lover and wants to experience local tribal lifestyle.
Jungle Star Camp Site
The Jungle Star Camp provides a unique opportunity to stay overnight in the deep woods of unexplored Eastern Ghats. This site is located adjoining the Valamuru River with the stream on 3 sides overlooking the Vali-Sugriva Konda which is believed to be the battle ground of 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 it really an interesting place to stay.
Maredumilli Forest Trek Routes
Valamuru to Amrutha Dhara 8 Km – 2 Km trek deep into waterfall
Cross Country Trek – From Tiger camp to Vijjuluru 8 Km
Perfect trekking place with 3 trek routes in deep forest
Scenic beauty of the Eastern Ghats
Bhupathi palem dam on the way
Lord Shiva old temple at Rampa
Abhayaranya Eco Tourism complex
Pushpanjali Garden Restaurent
Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas - MPCA
Madankunj Vihara Sthal - safari
Nandanavanam - Centre to make the public aware of medicinal plants.
Jungle Star camping site
Amrutha Dhara, Swarna Dhara the twin waterfalls
The weekly market on friday in a tribal hamlet near Pullangi village
How to Reach
Rampa and Maredumilli are two villages located in Eastern ghats on Rajahmundry - Bhadrachalam road.
Nearest town: Rajahmundry - 82 km
Distance: Bhadrachalam to Maredumilli - 117 km, Vijayawada to Maredumilli - 238 km, Visakhapatnam to Maredumilli - 230 km, Hyderabad to Maredumilli - 426 km
Nearest Airport: Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam
Nearest Railway Station: Rajahmundry
Nearest Bus Station:
MaredumilliTransport: Rajahmundry town is well connected by road and Nearest Railways. From Rajahmundry hire a vehicle or take APSRTC bus to Bhadrachalam, to reach Rampa then Maredumilli.
Maredumilli East Godavari District Andhra Pradesh - 533295.
Where to Stay
Van Vihari Eco-tourism resort - A community maintained resort in an excellent location with tall trees and big campus that provides different types of accommodation at very affordable rates.To view tour packages & Book rooms online visit: Vana Vihari
Best Season & Time to Visit
Post monsoon is the best time because the forest becomes green and waterfall filled with water. During the monsoon this place receives huge amount of rainfall, that may spoilsport your trip otherwise it is also good time.
Avoid dry seasons
What to Eat
You will find nice and tasty food at Vanavihari canteen.
Bamboo chicken, a very famous and delicious dish of culture in the Maredumilli. This is a non-vegetarian's must to taste dish. Marinated chicken is kept inside hollow bamboo piece and burnt in an open area.
Jeedi Kallu - A kind of toddy.
Local forest special items like Bamboo handicrafts, Vippa flowers, Saamalu etc.
Don't miss to enjoy the campfire (self prepared, can buy firewood locally).
Nights are too cold here. So pack woolens
Only BSNL phones work here.
Carry umbrella, jacket because this place faces high rainfall.