Perantalapalli is sure to give you the ultimate experience with its picturesque landscapes. Its beauty can be gauged by the fact that it is referred to as cloud-laced hill range. It is located between Kunavaram and Rajahmundry. This tribal village located on hilltop offers view of the confluence of Sabari and Godavari Rivers. View of Papi Hills and Munivaatam Falls are breathtaking.
We settled down once again after the excitement subsided, it was slowly getting hot as the afternoon drew on when we reached Kolluru, the Bamboo Huts resort, we were to stay there for the night. However, the boat ride would take us further to Perantalapalli and drop us at Kolluru on the return. We got a glimpse of the Bamboo Huts on the bank and we couldn’t wait to get there !
Perantalapalli, is a tiny tribal village, 10 minutes boat ride from Kolluru. There is a Shiva temple here and a hermitage called Ramakrishna Hermitage. The boat stops here for 20 minutes for a visit to the temple.
There is a small stream in front of the temple, the water here is believed to be cool in all seasons. After the journey in the hot sun, the coolness was refreshing.
The village has no power, they thrive on solar energy, there is no access to the village by road or other means except boats. Visitors are expected to respect the customs and privacy of the tribals.
You can buy local handicrafts but you are not allowed to bargain. These bamboo handicrafts are very pretty and priced between Rs.30/-and Rs.100/-. We bought a bamboo flower bouquet and a very cute looking bamboo basket. The basket was actually shortlisted by someone else who wanted to buy it on the return from the temple, unaware of that, we bought it before them and it now graces our home ! Is this what we call destiny?