Hyderabad: Nature lovers can look forward to experiencing the beauty of Nallamalla forests on foot with Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR) planning to launch a trekking tour from Mannanur to Umamaheswaram in November.
Covering a distance of five km in the deep forests, en route the trek, there will be some picturesque locations to enjoy, besides sighting of about 60 to 70 species of birds. During the trek, participants will descend the hill from Mannanur to Umamaheswaram. Depending on the participants, the route can be covered in a couple of hours, a senior official from ATR told Telangana Today.
As part of pre-launch exercise, ATR officials are working on the logistics, including tie-up with a bank to facilitate online booking for the trek. Efforts are on to offer 25 to 30 slots for booking per day. The charges and other aspects are being finalised, the official said.
Under this initiative, ATR officials have roped in local Chenchus who are being trained to serve as guides for the tour. During the training, they are being made to learn a few basic aspects about receiving tourists, briefing them about flora and fauna, especially bird species, the official said.
“The idea is to ensure some employment for the local tribes as well as ensure proper guided trek for the tourists. It serves both ways,” the official said.
Through the trek, forest officials also aim to create awareness among participants, especially youth on forest conservation and about the local tribal life. ATR already has safari rides at Farahabad, Octopus Point and other areas in the forests. Bookings for these trips are also likely to be opened from November.
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