Orvakal Rock Garden, Kurnool

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Orvakal Rock Garden
Orvakal Rock Formations.jpg
Orvakal Rock Garden, Kurnool is located in Andhra Pradesh
Orvakal Rock Garden, Kurnool
Orvakal Rock Garden, Kurnool is located in India
Orvakal Rock Garden, Kurnool
Type Sculpture garden
Location Kurnool, Andhrapradesh, India
Nearest city Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates 15°41′30″N 78°09′09″E / 15.691633°N 78.152531°E / 15.691633; 78.152531Coordinates: 15°41′30″N 78°09′09″E / 15.691633°N 78.152531°E / 15.691633; 78.152531
Area Kurnool
Created APTDC
Open 24 Hours
Status Present

Orvakal Rock Garden, or Oravakallu Rock Garden, is the 1000 acre Sculpture Garden park with ancient cave and igneous rock formations between pools of water. It is located on NH-18 highway, outside the village of Orvakal, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, southern India. There is a lot of facilities include Boating, Hotel etc.,

The park, with hiking paths that snake up a hill, was developed by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC). The content of the rocks is quartz and silica, a raw material for the glass industry. Several companies have petitioned for the ability to mine the area, which raises ecological concerns.[1]

The garden has been a site for film production, which has resulted in another ecological concern due to plaster of paris remnants left at the park after the movies were completed.[1]

Films shootings[edit]

Jayam Manadera, Takkari Donga, Subash Chandra Bose (film), Baahubali: The Beginning, adhi,shambo siva shambo,

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b K.V. Kurmanath. "A rocky, solid gift from nature". Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 16 December 2013.