Andhra begins celebration of three-day full moon festival
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 09-Jun-2017

Hyderabad, June 9: The Andhra Pradesh Tourism holding a three-day full moon festival at Oravakallu, a natural landscape of regal rock formations in the state’s Kurnool district begins today.

The 'Punnami Oravakallu' will begin on a fabulous scale among the stone arrangements in Kurnool, considered as one of the oldest rock developments on the planet.

AP Tourism Regional Director G Gopal on Tuesday stated that it is the first ever full moon festival to be celebrated at one of the best-kept secrets of Andhra Pradesh.  These three-billion-year-old rock formations are the ideal weekend getaway for Hyderabad, Bengaluru tourists.

AP Tourism distinguished the greatness of these arrangements and has set up a 1,000-acre 'Oravakallu Rock Garden' park with igneous rock formations as the center of attraction.

Located about 25 kilometers from Kurnool, Orvakallu is a natural landscape of regal rock formations around a long, meandering body of water.

Gopal also said that they expect nearly 10,000 to 15000 visitors to witness the festival. “The festival will be an annual affair. Based on the footfall and response, we may even consider holding the event every month also”.

Gopal informed that to set up various tourism related projects such as star hotels, resorts, adventure activities, MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) centres, heritage hotels, museums, heli tourism, jungle on Public-private partnership (PPP) mode, Andhra Pradesh in terms of MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) had already attracted Rs 8,000 crore investments.