Pillalamarri Banyan Tree in Mahabubnagar

Pillalamarri: The 700 years old Giant Banyan Tree in Mahabubnagar.

Pillala Marri History:

If you are planning for a Mahabubnagar trip next time along with your kids, family and friends, then don't miss to visit Pillalamarri - The Giant Banyan Tree.

Pillalamarri is often called with different names including Peerla marri or Pillala Marri or Peerlamarri.

You can also notice the tomb of sacred Muslim saint under the Banyan tree which has its huge branches spreading across an area of more than three acres.

Pillalamarri Banyan Tree in Mahabubnagar

It's one of the best picnic spot I have visited in recent times along with my family. Kids will definitely enjoy a lot at this place.

Try to get some food and snack items along with you while coming to this place as there are only limited stalls operating in this vicinity.

Pillala Marri Banyan Tree Mahabubnagar

Peerlamarri or Peerla marri or Pillala Marri

Pillamarri Banyan Tree Mahabubnagar

The huge banyan tree looks like a giant green umbrella under which more than 1000 members can take shelter very easily. Its a best place for picnics and for fun holiday celebrations.

Pillalamarri - A famous banyan tree

Pillala Marri

Pillala Marri park entrance

Pillamarri Banyan Tree, Mahbubnagar

Pillalamarri Location:

This famous banyan tree is placed at a distance of around 4 km from the district headquarters town Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. Pillala Marri is at a distance of around 90 km from the State Capital city Hyderabad.

Pillalamarri Banyan Tree


Pillalamarri (Banyan Tree) In Mahabubnagar

Pillala Marri or Peerla Marri Other attractions:

Apart from the stunning Banyan tree you have other attractions to visit at Pillala Marri. Some of these attractions include:
  1. A small Aquarium
  2. Zoo
  3. Archaeological Museum
  4. Boating [Occassionally available during the rainy season]
Another tourist attraction in Pillalamarri is the newly relocated Lord Shiva Temple, which was earlier submerged under the Srisailam reservoir project.

Picture of Pillamarri Banyan Tree

Pillalamarri, Mahaboobnagar District

Pillamarri Banyan Tree

mahabubnagar pillalamarri tree

The big Banyan tree is surrounded by other small Banyan trees like its kids and hence, got the name of Pillala Marri or Peerla marri.


The famous tree got its name from the combination of two telugu words: Pilla means Children and Marri means Banyan tree.

700 years old Pillalamarri

There are many other stunning attractions in Mahabubnagar district which are surrounded by Nallamalla hills spreading over an area of around 3,500 Square Km that comes under Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary.

Top Banyan Trees in India:

Pillala Marri is one among the top 3 popular Banyan trees found in India. Among the other two huge banyan trees, one is present at Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden present in Shibpur near Kolkata.

The another one situated at Howrah district of West Bengal state. [The author has some doubt regarding the truth of these two lines and any corrections/suggestions are welcomed].

Hotels near Pillalamarri:
  1. Avanthi Hotel, Mahbubnagar [Tariff 400 to 900]
  2. Ganesh Lodge, Mahbubnagar [Tariff 200 to 300]
  3. Geetha Hotel, Mahbubnagar [Tariff starting from 300 - AC/Non-AC Available]
Nearby Tourist Places in Mahabubnagar:
  1. Wanaparthi
  2. Gadwal Fort and Chennakeshwara Alayam Temple
  3. Somasila
  4. Alampur Temple
  5. Kollapur - Sri Madhava Swamy Temple
  6. Srirangapur - Sri Ranganayaka SwamyTemple
  7. Umamaheshwaram - Umamaheshwaram temple
  8. Mallela Theertham Waterfalls
  9. Jetaprole - Agastheswara Swamy Temple
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Recent Update:

The world's second largest and more than 700-year-old banyan tree in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangan, is on a saline dip undergoing the treatment to kill the termite population that infested it.

The tree is a major tourist attraction spreading over three acres of land is often referred to as "Pillalamarri" or "Peerla Marri".

Recently one of its branches got infested, and government officials are now taking care of this tree by injecting pesticide into the barks of the tree.

Once the tree is restored, the site will be re-opened to the public.

Until then, visitors have to look at the tree from a distance from barricades.


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