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Papikondalu, a mountain range with dense forests in the Eastern Ghats. These are located between the West Godavari and East Godavari districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The area covers an area of 1,012.86 km2 (391.07 sq mi). Its about 60 km from the city of Rajahmundry and about 60km from the town of Bhadrachalam in telangana. The forests of this region are home to large tigers, leopards, black tigers, wild buffaloes, deer, moose, foxes, wolves, pythons, various species of monkeys, bears, porcupines, wild boar, various birds, poisonous insects and more. There are also thousands of varieties of medicinal plants and plants.
River Route to Papikondalu
The Papikondalu excursion from Rajahmundry is on the road to Poshammagandi Gudi in the Devipatnam Mandal. From there it goes through Lanchi to Poodipalli, Sirivaka and Kollur to Perantalapally Ishwaralayam. During this trek, the Godavari flows through the hills with a very small width and is even more scenic From Bhadrachalam, you can reach Perantalapally by taking the Godavari River for about three hours from Sriramgiri village in the VRpuram zone of East Godavari district.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism re-approves Papikondala tourism on July 1, 2021, 21 months after the accident in September 2019
Road Route to Papikondalu
There is also a ghat road to Korutur via Koyalagudem, Kannapuram, Polavaram, Shingannapalli, Vadapalli and Chedoor in the West Godavari district at the back of Papikonda. The ghat road route is about to disappear due to the Indira Sagar Polavaram project being constructed at Polavaram.
The excursion (Papikondalu Tour) begins again
The government has stopped tourism after a boat accident at Kattalur two and a half days ago. However, the AP and Telangana governments allowed the excursion. With this, the Papikondala excursion resumed on 18 December 2021 from Pochavaram, Ramachandrapuram Mandal, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, 60 km from Bhadrachalam with a limited number of boats.
The Departments of Revenue, Police, Irrigation and Tourism will work in coordination to ensure the smooth running of the trip. Satellite phones and GPS trackers are available on every boat.