Peerlamarri or Peerla marri or Pillala Marri is an 800-year-old banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India. It is a major tourist attraction located 4 kilometers from Mehboobnagar town.
The tree has many banyan trees which grow in its proximity, like its children, hence the name. It is spread over three acres of land.
In 2003, it was announced that there would be a special cover to commemorate the tree.Beneath the tree lies the tomb of a Muslim saint and hence the name Peerlamarri which means Peer (saint) buried under the Marri(Banyan).
There is a science museum which houses some of the artefacts found in the palamoor region. There is a small nursery and a deer park around the great Peerlamarri, some movies scenes are shot over ther.
The branches of this tree spread over an area of around three acres. While visiting the town, travellers can also explore historical idols and articles at the archaeological museum.
There is a section in the art repository illustrating several cultures of ancient civilisations. Tourists can also head towards a zoological park and an aquarium. Boating can be done in Pillalamarri during the rainy season.
The magnificent tree with its branches stretching over an area of three acres is acclaimed as a "living legend'' of the district. Over the years, the heritage symbol, located in the fields 4 km from Mahabubnagar town, attracted tourists from far and near. From a distance, it presents the look of a small hillock covered with thick foliage. As one draws closer, the majestic tree stands out like a giant umbrella, which can shelter upto 1,000 persons. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint underneath the tree.
The most interesting place to see in Mahabubnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamrri, which is about 4 km from the town. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree. The tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance but on reaching closer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter. In Telugu, "Pillalu" means children & "marri" means a banyan tree. There is also an aquarium, a small zoo and an archaeological museum here. There is a boating facility in the premises of Pillalamarri available only during the rainy season.