Bairluty Jungle Camp, Srisailam - Timings, Safari Cost, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Srisailam): 96 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Near Atmakur

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 15 km from Atmakur, 47 km from Dornala, 85 km from Kurnool, 96 km from Srisailam, and 300 km from Hyderabad, Bairluty is a tribal village in Atmakur mandal of Kurnool district, 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 Bairluty 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. Bairluty is the one among the three locations of eco-tourism programmes initiated by Andhra Pradesh Government in Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Pacherla.

The camp is build around the concept of Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) in Karnataka. Spreads over an area of 10 acres, Nallamala Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages, six semi-permanent tented accommodation cottages, reception, a library and dormitory, built at a cost of Rs. 2.17 crore. Eco-tourism programmes like Jungle safari, Trekking, Bird watching and Tribal Archery are 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 an age old Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple and Ganesh Temple in the forest near Nagalooti.

Trekking through the Nallamala landscape negotiating the deep valleys and gorges is an experience in itself. There are various trekking routes from short to long durations in the Tourism zone that can be selected. Smaller groups of 5-6 persons would be accompanied by a local guide. Each natural trail would be around 3-4 km. Nallamala forest is also a heaven for bird watches as t has around 200 species of birds. Grey Hornbill, Drongo, koel, 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. Visitors would be taken for Nature walk of 2-3 km to watch these incredible creatures.

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

Safari Timings: 6 AM & 3 PM (Around 2 Hours)

Safari: Rs. 800 per Jeep (Max 6 Pax), Rs. 1000 per 10 People for Eco Walk, Rs. 600 per 6 People for Bird Watching