Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ERRA MATTI DIBBALU ,VISAKHAPATNAM,ANDHRA PRADESH
























  • The Erra Matti Dibbalu, which resemble a mini-Grand Canyon and are just about 28 kilometers away from Vizag city.

  •  Erra Matti Dibbalu mean Red Mud Hillocks in Telugu. Popularly known as the Red Soil Hills, these natural ravines spread extensively in various formations – some jagged, some deep, some maze-like and some creating walls along trekking pathways – thanks to recurring wind currents and soil erosion.
                  
                                               
  • Said to be over a million years old, they comprise sand, clay and silt and are acknowledged as a rare geographic phenomenon. 

  • They are also favorite location spots for film shootings and for tourists.

  • On the Bay of Bengal coast, to the south of the Bhimunipatnam ridge, is an area comprising deeply gullied red sand dunes of around 4 km length and 2 km width. 

  • It is bounded by streams "Chittigadda" in the North-West and "Peddagadda" in the South-West.They are unique because of the gullied red dunes formations.  

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