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Adventure Awaits Trekkers at Bhupalpally


The ancient rock art paintings and rock shelters near Narsapur village, Tadvai mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district are going to be turned into an ecotourism spot by the forest department soon. Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district forest officer T Ravi Kiran said these Rock art paintings located at Narsapur village are several thousand years old and the route to reach these places makes for an adventurous trekking experience.

Narsapur is located 15 km from Tadvai and 87 km from Warangal. To the West of Narsapur a chain of hillocks locally known as Pedda Gutta extending in North South direction are located. A rivulet locally known as Kausetti vai Thogu or Neela Vagu, a tributary of the river Godavari flows close to the hillocks.

Adventure Awaits Trekkers at Bhupalpally

TWO ROCK - Shelters with paintings drawn in red and white ocher colours are located in these hillocks known as Kossegutta and Bommala Loddi.

THESE PAINTED - Rock Shelters are very close to the Megalithic burials (Dolmen type of chamber tombs with stone sarcophagi) located in Dameravai.

The valley is locally known as Devarala Loddi (valley of Gods). Two Rock Shelters with paintings drawn in red and white ocher colours are located in these hillocks known as Kossegutta and Bommala Loddi. These painted Rock Shelters are very close to the Megalithic burials (Dolmen type of chamber tombs with stone sarcophagi) located in Dameravai.

To reach the place from Tadvai one needs to go to Narsapur village located in Tadvai mandal, from Narsapur a trek into the fields for 2 km takes one to Peddagutta. From there, Kossegutta Rock Art paintings are located about 9 km away A trek on to the chain of hillocks takes one to the spot. On the way one can find Madimagu pokka which is perennial rivulet on Peddagutta. From Kossegutta to reach Bommala Loddi we have to trek for another 5km. On the way we can locate Chinthagundem orre in order to reach Devarala Loddi' which is a Perennial rivulet and Bommala Loddi which is a Rock shelter Mr Ravi Kiran said they have made all arrangements for the adventurous trekkers who would like to take this path.

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