Sammakka Saralamma Jathara Medaram, Waranagal, Mulugu, Telangana, India

Pandavula Guhalu

Jayashankar Bhupalpally district consists of many Prehistoric habitation sites, which were explored by the Indian Archaeological authorities. Paleolithic Rock art paintings are found at Pandavulagutta, Regonda mandal in the district. The paintings on rock shelters were dated to megalithic times of 1,000 BC.

Rock art is a form of landscape art, and includes designs that have been placed on boulder and cliff faces, cave walls and ceilings, and on the ground surface.

It’s a global phenomenon, being found in many different regions of the world. Such artworks are often divided into three forms: petroglyphs which are carved into the rock surface, pictographs which are painted onto the surface, and earth figures engraved into the ground. The study of rock art gives us a good insight into our history from pre-historic ages.

The figures depicted in the paintings at these hills are geometrical designs and impressions in green, red, yellow and white pigment colours. Besides these rock paintings, inscriptions of Rastrakutan times and fresco paintings of late medieval period have also been reported from these hillocks. Some of the paintings were superimposed, depicting highly developed anatomical features and curves.

Apart from this, there are lot of rocks to climb and have fun too!