Get out there and explore the Deccan's oldest surviving features with this group of rock-lovers and history-preservers. You don't find this kind of stuff on Google.
The Society To Save Rocks is conducting a rock walk on 19th September, to rocks near Gandipet and Narsingi. Participants must assemble at NMDC, Masab Tank, at 7:30am.
Presided over by Narendra Luther, the Society to Save Rocks aims to preserve and protect the spectacular ancient granite formations of the Deccan Plateau. To prevent the indiscriminate destruction of this natural, historical, and environmental heritage, a group of artists, photographers and environmentalists from Hyderabad has been working for the protection of this rocky landscape since 1992. In 1996, they formed themselves into a registered society, and since then, the Society to Save Rocks has expanded to include many other citizens, from students to housewives to businessmen and bureaucrats (totalling around 300 members).
As a result of the Society's efforts, it won the Heritage Award 2003 from the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a Certificate of Excellence for service in the field of Tourism Promotion 2003 from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the National Tourism Award 2002/03 for the Best Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in the Sphere of Tourism from the Government of India.
Rock walks are nature treks to different rocky areas in and around Hyderabad. They are usually held in the afternoon (and occasionally in the early morning) of the 3rd Sunday of every month. This week, the trek will include the rocks near Durgam Gandipet and Narsingi.
No fees are charged. Sensible walking shoes, long pants and a cap should be worn. You're advised to carry drinking water.
Please contact Frauke Quader at 2355-2923 / 98499-36248 for further details.