situated amidst a thick forest, infested with wild animals, like
cheetahs, jackals, tigers etc., and inaccessible due to inadequate
means of transport facilities, this reputed Saivakshetra is luring
lakhs of people, particularly on Mahasivaratri festival every year.
Its tourist potential is its special attraction. The green verdure
and awe-some spectacles of Nature's bounteous beauty greet the eyes
sooner than entering the forest zone, where Lord Mahadev is abiding
in a modest sized Sivaalaya for over centuries, and conferring
solace to the care-worn bhaktas. Although the entire zone shines
resplendent and pulsates with devotional activities, only during
periodical festivals, the attraction it has, is something unusual.
For pure religionists, it is a spiritual haven and nature-lovers an
open air museum. And above all, for film makers, it has turned out
an El Dorado to shooting films involving wild animals or romantic
lies near Piler in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh
commanding all transport facilities.