WORLD’S BIGGEST BANYAN

Photo by Shravan Regret Iyer
Photo by Shravan Regret Iyer

The discovery of a gigantic banyan tree in Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh is one among a few wonders of nature. This gigantic tree in Gutibayalu a remote sleepy village of N P Kunta mandal in Ananthpur district is about 26 kms East of Kadiri town on Rayachoti Road.

The tree is located at the foot-hills of Eshwaramala reserve forest of Kadiri range which covers an extent of 2, 869 ha.

The tree known as Thimmamma Maarimanu spreads about 8 acres of land with whopping 4, 358 supporting roots, as determined in May 2010.

The tree is nearly 580 years-old and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The credit for earning entry into Guinness Book of World Records goes to veteran journalist Regret Iyer of Bengaluru.

Click here to watch “The discovery of a gigantic banyan” a documnetary on Thimmamma Maarimanu.

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