Two New routes to Pandava caves found
Interestingly, the tour threw up a lot of new findings including two new routes to the famous Pandava caves. Kompelli Venkat Goud said on Tuesday.
Hyderabad: In a rare initiative, a group of 40 persons comprising Kakatiya University students, techies, teachers, documentary film makers and history buffs under the guidance of Kompelli Venkat Goud undertook a study tour for four days and explored the historical and archeologically important sites such as Pandava caves, Mylaram caves, Ghanpur group of temples, Damarwai dolmens and Mallur Fort in the second week of January.
Interestingly, the tour threw up a lot of new findings including two new routes to the famous Pandava caves. Kompelli Venkat Goud said on Tuesday. “There are so many hidden treasures in the form of rock paintings and sheer scenic beauty. There is a huge potential to develop these areas as tourist spots.”
The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) extended help to the group who formed Telangana Social Media Forum to make the trip. Peravaram Ramulu, Chairman, TSTDC said the discovery of new routes and more importantly a 4-5 km wall at the ruined fort which is on the bank of River Godavari adjacent to the Eturunagaram- Bhadrachalam highway would be developed.
There is a 4,500 year-old Laxmi Narsimha Swamy temple too. It is 4 km away from the Mallur village of Mangapet mandal, Jayashnkar district. He further added that Rs 99 crore Central government scheme for developing tribal circuit under Swadeshi Darshan would be used to develop pathways, solar lighting in caves, rest houses, restaurants and other facilities for tourists in Pandava caves, Mylaram caves, graves in Suragonndayya hills , Dhamerwai village of Thadwai Mandal and Mallur fort.
Phani Kumar, president, Telangana Social Media Forum said, “A report would be submitted to the Tourism Department to develop heritage and adventure tourism. Telangana has a rich heritage but has not been showcased enough in the last 60 years.” In the village of Mylaram of Ghanpur Mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, these are expanded in an area of 3.5 kms.
These are formed of Quartzo felisphat and carbonate rocks. Inside the caves the deposits of lime stone has formed into various structures 0f Stalagmites like shivalinga ,flying birds, lion ,eagles etc. We have such in Uttarakhand, Hariyana, MP, Andamman & Nicobar Islands. These are only of its kind in Telangana state.