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NAGARAVANAMS : Creating lung space for Residents

NAGARAVANAMS : Creating lung space for Residents
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Forest department with a view to make people and students environmental conscious and create love for trees and ecology has hit upon the idea of...

  • Nagaravanam at Pampanur is ready for inauguration in August
  • Three more sanctioned to Rayadurgam, Kalyandurgam and Puttaparthi constituencies each costing Rs 1 crore
  • Integrated eco-tourism park will have a deer park, mountain trekking, amphi-theatre, Yoga centre, volleyball and shuttle courts

Pampanur (Anantapur): Forest department with a view to make people and students environmental conscious and create love for trees and ecology has hit upon the idea of Nagaravanams.

It is also aimed at offering people an eco-park for enjoying the beauties of nature and to go off the mundane of everydayness of life. While the one at Pampanur is ready for inauguration in August, three more such Nagaravanams have been sanctioned at Rayadurgam, Kalyandurgam and Puttaparthi, each costing Rs 1 crore.

An integrated eco-tourism park at Pampanur, 18 km from here is an integrated project with a deer park, mountain trekking, amphi-theatre, Yoga centre, volleyball and shuttle courts and a 7-km nature camp tour within the park vicinity with transport facility to go around the forest to view its pristine beauty.

It is an eco-tourism journey extending up to 7 km within the designated reserve forest area.

For the citizens of Anantapur, the eco-tourism park is good news as the citizens will now have a let-out from the daily routine of life to enjoy the serenity of the mother nature and to forget the hustle and bustle of city life, along with families, thanks to the Forest department and the tireless efforts put in by DFO Chandrasekhar Reddy to make it a reality.

This park is attracting even schoolchildren as many games are designed for them. The park is particularly attracting tourists visiting Sumbramanyeswaram Swamy temple and the Narasimhaswamy temple on the hillock in Pampanur. Multiple entertainment items are enticing the children.

There are 10-15 items for children which are highly enjoyable. One of the highlights of the park is a separate trekking zone for youth. Roads have been laid throughout the jungle connecting the trekking mountain on which there is a proposal to build watch tower where a telescopic binocular is installed at the tower to watch the scenic beauty of the valley on either side of the mountain.

For tourists from outside and even for the people of the district, it is a feast to the eyes as such a nature park in a drought-stricken land is unknown to the locals.

For the elderly people and for the youth, sports facilities including the volleyball and shuttle court are planned. Besides, a restaurant will also be part of the grand facility at the nature park where even passers-by also can stop at the park, have snacks and rest for a while under the shade of the trees.

Four vehicles are also being planned for the visitors and tourists to go around the jungle park and have a feel of the nature riding 7 km at a stretch touching the trekking mountain. Mountain climbing can also be done with the support of ropes from the slope of the mountain to the top to reach the watch tower.

DFO A Chandrasekhar told The Hans India that the eco-tourism park will be a tourist paradise. The park dubbed as Nagaravanam has the presence of deers, bears, wild boars and even rabbits within the reserve forest in the region.

For those, who are confined to the park giving company to the children, an LED screen will be entertaining those sitting in the park with films etc. The wild forest, of late, now become a home for the almost extinct sparrows. The nature park with multiple dimensions will have a yoga centre and guest house.

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