This age old tree is located around 3 Kms from Mahaboob Nagar District head quarters and 100 Kms away from Hyderabad City. Nature itself is a great magician. It is showing many wonders and attracting human beings towards nature. Pillalamarri great Banyan Tree is one of the wonders attracting many people. The tree is approximately 800 years old and spread into many branches so that people call it as Pillalamarri. One could not see the main trunk of the tree. There are three great Banyan Trees in India and Pillalamarri is one among them.
The tree is a special attraction in the district for the visitors. The tourism department has started an exhibition centre here. The statues and sculptures found in the district are exhibited in the exhibition here. A historical ShivaTemple which was submerged under Srisailam Project was relocated here. A mini zoo with bird park and animal parks were also added as attractions to this place.
In 2003, it was announced that there would be a special cover to commemorate the tree. 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.Locally this is also called Peerla Marri – Beneath the tree lies the tomb of a Muslim saint and hence the name Peerlamarri which means Peer (saint) buried under the Marri(Banyan).
How to reach:Pillalamarri is in the ourskirts of Mahabubnagar which is about 100 kms from Hyderabad
Where to stay:
Though this is just a day getaway from Hyderabad, One can find moderate accommodation in Mahboobnagar as this is a District Headquartes.