A little nature circuit has been set up in the village of Maredumilli by the local tribal community and AP's Forest Department. A guesthouse, with cottages (₹1250 to ₹2500) in a wooded setting and excellent meals (₹50), is at one end of a 16km road lined by eight lush natural sites. These include a 70-hectare coffee plantation with pepper vines, wild-mango and orange trees, and great trekking; a medicinal-plant garden; two waterfalls tucked away in the forest; and a 260-hectare medicinal-plant conservation area with walking trails, 203 plant species and 170 species of birds.
The sites have been developed mindfully, with natural materials, and it's easy to immerse yourself in the forest. Some trails require a guide, which the guesthouse can arrange; it also hires bicycles and can set up autorickshaw day hire (₹500).