Nallamalla

Nallamalla

 

mountains in southeastern India, within the Eastern Ghats. They consist of two echelon-like ranges, which are sometimes regarded as independent orographic units—Velikonda, rising to 1,105 m, and Nallamalla proper, with a maximum elevation of 917 m. The mountains stretch for more than 300 km from north to south. The Nallamalla are block massifs composed primarily of gneiss and granite, with flat summits. They are dissected by the valleys of the rivers of the Krishna and Penner basins. Sparse monsoon forests and shrub thickets cover the slopes.

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Earlier on June 19 neighbouring Andhra Pradesh had also witnessed its first major encounter in many years when police killed three Maoists in Nallamalla forest area on the borders of Guntur and Prakasham districts.
Minister YSR Reddy and four others on September 2, 2009 after hitting the cliff of a hillock in the dense Nallamalla forest.
It meanders through the Nallamalla forests in Mahbubnagar and Kurnool districts, and crosses Nalgonda, Guntur and Krishna districts before meeting the sea.
He dismissed a 1,00,000- strong public meeting Jagan held near Pavuralagutta in the Nallamalla forests on Friday.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will visit on Saturday the site of the helicopter crash, where former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and four others were killed, in order to probe the crash at Pavirallagutta in the dense Nallamalla forests.
Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR) and four others atop a hillock in Nallamalla forest in Kurnool district at 8:30am.
Rajasekhara Reddy and four others were killed when their helicopter crashed on a hill of the Nallamalla forest range near Kurnool.
Rajasekhara Reddy went missing in the thick forests of Nallamalla in Kurnool district on Wednesday morning.
State Government sources said that they have narrowed down the search to a 20-square kilometer radius in the Nallamalla Forest Range where they believe the seven-seat Bell helicopter carrying the chief minister may have gone down on Wednesday at around 9.
Six- hundred Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF) personnel and an equal number from the elite Greyhounds unit of the Andhra Pradesh Police have reached Atmakur in the Nallamalla forest range in Kurnool district, the spot where the last mobile phone signals were received around 9.
The 6,500 sq- km Nallamalla forest that covers the four districts of Kurnool, Prakasham, Chittoor and Ananthapur is a Maoist stronghold.
Rajashekhara Reddy was traveling hit the top of SreeSailam hill in the Nallamalla forest area before exploding into bits and pieces.