Experience the salubrious climes amidst enchanting environment
The landscape is like a green carpet spread across many hillocks. There are many hills and valleys all around. Floating clouds which can be almost at touching distance, dot the skyscape in Gudise village of Rampachodavaram Agency mandal in East Godavari district.
Rampachodavaram: The landscape is like a green carpet spread across many hillocks. There are many hills and valleys all around. Floating clouds which can be almost at touching distance, dot the skyscape in Gudise village of Rampachodavaram Agency mandal in East Godavari district. The enthralling journey to the picturesque village, neslted at a height of 1350 feet from sea level and located at round 43 km away from here, through a route winding and criss-crossing up its via the hills and vales provides an exhilarating experience which is complemented by the salubrious and cool climate.
There is a vast expanse of plain areas spread over 200 acres one km away from Gudise village. This location is ideal for tourists for setting up pitching their tents camps, setting up camps and settling down around a camp fire. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation got the regions' natural beauty captured on camera with the help of drones. A documentary has been made depicting the atmosheric changes that take place in the area from dawn to dusk. Several film directors have shot songs for their movies in this location.
The forest department has set up eco-tourism resorts at Maredumilli. Now the stage is being set to develop hill tourism in the region as the number of tourists to the place has increased. A few days ago, Rampachodavaram sub-divisional forest officer M Samuelraj and ranger A Trimurtulu Reddy visited the village and planned to pitch in wildlife tents for the benefit of the tourists instead of constructing permanent buildings on the hilltop.
The legend is that during World War-II period, British figher planes used to touch down at this place since there is a wide place on the hill top.
Cell phone networks of three states is active on the hill top. The village comes under Pullangi gram panchayat in Maredumilli mandal. In fact, the village has 12 Kondareddy families living there. They gather minor forest produce to support themselves. They reach Pullangi by foot and take a three-wheeler to Akumamidithota weekly shandy to purchase their month-long groceries.
Yogita Rana, former ITDA project officer, offered to build homes at Pullangi for the families at the foot of the hill. But, they refused to pay heed to her advice as they depend on the forests for livelihood. Forest ranger, A Trimutulu Reddy, said that livelihood to tribals would be provided by developing hill tourism at this location. A project would be designed in such a way that the tribals would manage the tourism projects. The tribals can earn moeny by providing drinking water to tourists as there is no water on the hill top.
By S Satish Babu