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Maredumilli - Forest Camping & Trekking

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.

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Tourist Attractions

  • Perfect trekking place with 3 trek routes in deep forest
  • Scenic beauty of the Eastern Ghats
  • Bhupathi palem dam on the way
  • Rampa waterfall
  • Lord Shiva old temple at Rampa
  • Abhayaranya Eco Tourism complex
  • Coffee plantation
  • Pushpanjali Garden Restaurent
  • Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas - MPCA
  • Jalatarangini waterfall
  • 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
  • Tribal culture
  • 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: Maredumilli
  • Transport: 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.

Address

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.

Shopping

Local forest special items like Bamboo handicrafts, Vippa flowers, Saamalu etc.

Traveller Precautions

  • 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.
  • Mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito bytes
  • Torch light is an optional

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