Pillalamarri at Mahabubnagar – 700 years old Banyan Tree
Pillalamarri is an 800-year-old banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar, Telangana. It is a major tourist attraction located 4 kilometers from Mehboobnagar town.
The most important place of interest near Mahabubnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamarri, which is about 8-km from the city.
Pillalamarri at Mahabubnagar
There is a shrine of a Muslim saint under the tree. From a distance the tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage but on reaching nearer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter. The tree is a very old one and it covers an area of 3 acres (1.21 hectares).
The tree has many banyan trees which grow in its proximity, like its children, hence the name. It is spread over three acres of land.
In 2003, it was announced that there would be a special cover to commemorate the tree. Beneath the tree lies the tomb of a Muslim saint and hence the name Peerlamarri which means Peer (saint) buried under the Marri(Banyan).
There is a science museum which houses some of the artefacts found in the palamoor region. There is a small nursery and a deer park around the great Peerlamarri, some movies scenes are shooted over there
There are three great Banyan Trees in India and Pillalamarri is one among them.
How to reach Peerlamarri
From Mahaboob Nagar Town 3 Kms
From Hyderabad City 90 Kms away