Pacherla Jungle Camp - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mahanandi): 31 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Near Nandyal

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 31 km from Mahanandi, 33 km from Nandyal, 77 km from Ahobilam, 110 km from Kurnool, 143 km from Kadapa, 167 km from Srisailam, and 328 km from Hyderabad, Pacherla is a tribal village situated near Nandyal in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the eco-tourism projects initiated by AP Tourism and among the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad.

Nallamala Jungle Camp at Pacherla is a community-based eco-tourism initiative which was started in 2017. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, to impart conservation education to the visitors and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods. Pacherla is the one among the three locations of eco-tourism programs initiated by Andhra Pradesh Government in Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Bairluty.

The camp is build around the concept of Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) in Karnataka. Nallamala Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages, 2 semi-permanent tented accommodation cottages, reception, and dormitory. Jungle safari is available for the tourists at this camp. About 2 hours of Jeep Safari offered by the Camp in the Nallamala Forests offers wilderness experience and exposure on the floral and faunal diversity of Eastern Ghats apart from its awesome landscapes. During Jeep safari, one can also visit Dongalabavi in the forest.

Nallamala forest is also a heaven for bird watches as it has around 200 species of birds. Grey Hornbill, Indian Roller, Paradise Fly catcher, Black headed Oriole, Red vented Bulbul, Purple sunbird and commonly found in the Reserve. Butterflies of 89 species and 57 species of months have been recorded.

Camp Tariff: Rs. 5000 for Tent, Rs. 4000 for Cottage (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, Safari)

Safari Timings: 6.30 AM & 3.30 PM (Around 2 Hours)