If you are a person who likes to go to the hill station and also an animal lover then papikonda National park is a great choice for your holiday trip. Papikondalu is a small village in Andhra Pradesh which is around 180 kilometres away from Vijayawada and 260 km away from Vizag. So if you are planning to visit Andhra Pradesh then papikondalu should be on your list. You have to stay there for one or two days to enjoy the whole area and the best season to go to this place is from October to January. The village is located on the banks of Godavari River and has an awesome tropical rainforest which is announced to be a protected National park in 2008.
The whole National park is spread for around 1000 kilometre square area and the best season to go there in October to May. Papikondalu village is actually between the East and West Godavari district. If you want to visit inside the national park then you have to get the entry from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The ticket price for the adults to go to this National park is 10 rupees and that amount is reduced to 5 rupees for the children.
Papikondalu hills station also has an awesome waterfall named Munivaatam. It is an area where you will find the beauty of nature to the fullest and all of your stress from work will go away at once. People believe that the lord Rama and Sita came to this place at the time of their example and that is why it is considered to be a holy village altogether. The whole hill station has three hills in total and the mountain range looks like a woman’s hair which is a great sight for everyone.
If you want a place which will be perfect for your trekking and camping plan then papikondalu is the best choice without any doubt. It has nice tropical rainforest with a national park in it where you can set up your camp and enjoy a bonfire with your loved ones. The trekking area is also in between the words which are bliss for a trekker. But if you want to stay safely at night then you can also opt for going to Rajahmundry or kollur camp in the nearby area.
Papikondalu has some tribal communities there who are amiable people in general. Their major occupation is fishing and agriculture. But they also make some awesome handicrafts. That handicraft set available in that area and you can buy them from those tribal people only. So if you want a place with a perfect amalgamation of the forest as well as hill then papikondalu is a great place for you. And also if you want some adventurous trip in the woods with the tinge of trekking then also papikondalu National park can be considered at the top of the list. So get ready and plan your trip to papikondalu National park as soon as possible to enjoy the serenity of nature with the wild animals.