If you are even slightly like me- enjoys nature, loves long rides to less populated areas then I have a place which I consider to be the less known jewel of AP, it is called Maredumilli. It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. If you are in a rush (or your parents don’t approve of the trip) then you can wind up the trip with lifelong memories in one day also.
Travel From Rajahmundry to Maredumilli
Maredumilli forest is located 80 km away from Rajahmundry near the Rajahmundry-Bhadrachalam road. It is carefully placed in the center of the Valmiki Valley. This place offers a visual feast to the visitors as generally in the morning you find snow till 9 in the rainy season and 11 in the peak winter season. The forest is rich in flora and fauna. The road in this hilly terrain, the streams that pass by right beside the road, the waterfalls, and the exotic bridges just offer you a breathtaking experience as a whole.
Maredumilli Forest Famous Dish Bamboo Chicken
Maredumilli forest is famous for its fresh fruits and “Bongu lo” varieties in chicken and biryani. Foodies will have a feast on the chicken varieties here. Vegetarians also have their varieties of Veg bongu lo biryani that is a must try. There are several small hotels that are located in the center of Maredumilli forest. However, our favorite hotel is in the way of Rampachodavaram and is called “Manyam Srinu” restaurant. The Bongulo biryani here is a must try.
Maredumilli Forest – Maredumilli Waterfalls
Maredumiili has the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. The waterfall is located 20kms away from Maredumilli forest in an up-hill area called Rampachodavaram. It is suggested that you visit the waterfall in summer or winter as in rainy season due to the heavy rainfall that happens in this place the rocks tend to be very slippery and dangerous.
Maredumilli Hotels – Maredumilli Night Stay
here are several hotels/resorts that have been set up in Maredumilli forest. We suggest either the AP Tourism resorts or the Birds Nest. However, our favorite is Birds nest as they have a swimming pool, water rides which are complementary to their guest. Right beside the resort, you can find a stream flowing. Overall you can make the most of the trip. You can find these hotels for around 3000rs here. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative then you can lodge in the center of Maredumilli forest.