03-Oct-2008 -- (visited by Ranganayakulu P.V. and Adinarayana M.)
3-Oct-2008 -- I, Dr Ranganayakulu, working in Tirupati as physician and Dr Adinarayana, working as professor in Visakhapattanam, have visited the location 14o N 79oE on 03rd October 2008. We left Tirupati before 9.00 am in a four-wheeler and reached Rayavaram village at 12 noon, after crossing Piler, Rayachoti and T. Sundupalli. It was cloudy and raining. Lot of thunders around. We were accompanied by two forest guards, who are curious to know what we are going to do.
There are two small seasonal streams (Pincha and Bahuda) converging near the Rayavaram village. We walked in the sand for 40 minutes from the Rayavaram village and finally detected the confluence point of 14oN and 79oE. It was exactly 1 p.m. We waited for rain to stop to take some photographs using our camera in the cell phone. We used two GPS apparatus to cross check. Both give us exact reading of the confluence point. The point is in a rice field. When Sekar and Vasudevan tried to reach the point in July, the field was green. Now, after the harvest we both (Ranganayakulu and Adinarayana) could reach the exact spot on 3rd October 2008. We are happy to complete the visit to an incomplete location. We took pictures in all directions. Please remember, it was cloudy and rainy.
We are thankful to Mr P. Mallikharjuna Rao I.F.S., the Chief Conservator of Forest in Tirupati, who provided us with the GPS instrument and conveyance. We reached the check post of the Forest department near T. Sundupalli (this area of the forest is known for rare 'red sander' trees) and had dinner with employees of the Forest Department. Then we proceeded to Rajampet and to Tirupati enroute visiting picturesque locations near the Cheyyeru stream. Wild elephants entered this area recently.
Coordinator's Note: This visit is classified incomplete because it does not meet the photo requirements of the project.