Skip Kasol And Visit This Andhra Pradesh Hill Station Which Is A Marijuana Paradise

by Suchismita Pal
Skip Kasol And Visit This Andhra Pradesh Hill Station Which Is A Marijuana Paradise

Around 90 kilometres away from Rajahmundry city, lies the picturesque hamlet of Maredumilli. The pristine, intensely green hill station in Andhra Pradesh is an abode of milky white waterfalls that meander through the charming rocks. Some noteworthy waterfalls present here include Swarnadharna waterfalls, Rampa waterfalls, Amruthadhara Falls, Polluru Waterfalls and Jalatarangini waterfalls. If you want to experience the beauty of mountains in seclusion, you can probably ditch Himachal and Uttarakhand and head over here. The village in the Eastern Ghats also has an eco-tourism hub in the lap of the thick wilderness. While Maredumilli can be visited at any time of the year, monsoons are the best to witness its grandeur.


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Maredumilli, The Hill Station Home To Immense Natural Beauty

At Maredumilli, you can revel in a variety of pleasures, from waking up to the sound of birds, and smelling coffee farms to being surrounded by nature. The place has a mythological significance too. The Vali-Sugriva battlefield of the Ramayana is believed to be present here. Apart from coffee, pepper, gooseberry and amla are also cultivated here. Interestingly, a sprawling expanse of the village is blanketed by marijuana plants. Marijuana is produced here at a remarkable rate, and in the near future, Maredumilli may become the cannabis capital of India.


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Soak In The Tribal Life And Trek Through The Jungles

A campsite called Jungle Star Nature Camp Site lies between three waterfalls at Maredumilli and offers stay experiences close to the local culture. It can give you a glimpse into the tribal life over there and their traditional art forms. The jungles at Maredumilli are inhabited by majestic wild creatures and colourful butterflies. Thrillseekers can also embark on treks and trails through the forests.

The Bhupathipalem Reservoir, flanked by mountains, is also in proximity to Maredumilli. The Bhupathipalem backwaters are a treat to the eyes and the location is a paradise for birdwatchers. Maredumilli has two stunning viewpoints, the Manyam Viewpoint and the Sokuleru Vagu Viewpoint which offer 360-degree views of the valley. A road trip to Maredumilli from Hyderabad can be a scenic one, surrounded by mountainscapes and streams on both sides. One can also reach Maredumilli from Rajahmundry hill station or Rajahmundry airport.