At a distance of 15 km from Atmakur, 47 km from Dornala, 85 km from Kurnool, 96 km from Srisailam, and 300 km from Hyderabad, Bairluty is a tribal village in Atmakur mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the eco-tourism projects initiated by AP Tourism and among the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad.
Nallamala Jungle Camp at Bairluty is a community-based eco-tourism initiative which was started in 2017. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, to impart conservation education to the visitors and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods. Bairluty is the one among the three locations of eco-tourism programmes initiated by Andhra Pradesh Government in Nagarjunasagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Pacherla.
Spreads over an area of 10 acres, Nallamala Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages, six semi-permanent tented accommodation cottages, reception, a library and dormitory, built at a cost of Rs. 2.17 crore. Eco-tourism programmes like Jungle safari, Trekking, Bird watching and Tribal Archery are available for the tourists at this camp. About 2 hours of Jeep Safari offered by the Camp in the Nallamala Forests offers wilderness experience and exposure on the floral and faunal diversity of Eastern Ghats apart from its awesome landscapes. During Jeep safari, one can also visit an age old Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple and Ganesh Temple in the forest near Nagalooti
The landscapes of Nallamala is unique with Deep Valleys, Gorges Grass lands and Forests and a best place for promoting conservation education to general public, Pilgrims and students. Nestled in the Nallamala Ranges of Eastern Ghats, the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) is a repository of Biodiversity and an abode for endangered flora and fauna. The Largest Tiger Reserve in India with an area of 3727.82 Sqkms (Core and Buffer) spread over Prakasam, Kurnool and Guntur Districts of Andhra Pradesh. Most of the area is hilly terrain with plateaus, Ridges,Gorges and Deep valleys which support tropical mixed dry deciduous and moist deciduous forests with an under growth of bamboo and grass. Two Wildlife Santuraries namely Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Santuary and Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary (GBM) constitutes the Tiger Reserve area.
Geologically the oldest river, Krishna forms the Northern most boundary of Tiger Reserve. Two multipurpose dams at Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar have been constructed on this river in the Tiger Reserve area limits. The famous ancient temple of Lord Mallikarjuna and his consort Goddess Bhramarambha is on the Srisailam plateau, being worshipped from time immemorial.
To elicit local support for wildlife and to impart conservation education to the visitors, eco-tourism programmes involving local communities have been initiated in NSTR in three locations Bairluty, Thummalabailu and Pacherla. Eco-tourism programmes like Jungle safari, Jungle camp, Nature trails, Trekking, Bird and Butterfly watching, Tribal Archery and Heritage walk are aimed to sensitize the visitors on nature conservation and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods