Krishna District- The “Diamond Hunt” in Andhra Pradesh, rumours of post rain treasure draws the tourists.
The state is witnessing the heavy rain in the last few weeks. The beauty of the state is attracting the public and tourists. All laughter and chatter in the air of the beauty of Krishna District. Along with the fame of the beauty of this state, something else is gaining more of the fame now. A strange rumour has gripped the imagination in the Gudimetla hills of Chandarlapadu – that diamonds are being found lying in the open. And so more people are flocking to the hills to find these precious stones. A group of men and women seriously digging away at the loose mud, inspecting every rock they come across carefully.
Recently due to the heavy rainfall the upper area of the Krishna River has led to the opening of the gates of the Prakasam barrage. The Krishna River is the fourth-biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India after the Ganga, Godavari and Brahmaputra. The river is almost 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) long. The river is also called Krishnaveni.
The tourists had their visit to the Krishna River to onlook the beautiful view and to enjoy the nature visit. But the news of the precious stone not just drawn the tourists but also the several flocks of the treasure hunters.
What they said?
- During this time when the news of diamonds was catching fire among the public. A man came in front and gave his statement with a smile on his face. He told the TV19 reporter,”It is believed that people have found diamonds here earlier, but I couldn’t find one.”
- “So many people here are talking about diamonds being found just like that in the hills.We just came here to have fun and see if anyone found these elusive stones,”said the middle aged man.
- “It’s Sunday, so I just came here to see if diamonds can really be found here.Nothing can be found here though, everyone is searching here and in Ramannapet, but there doesn’t seem to anything here,” said a youngster.
On the weekends we can especially see the arrival of people in the Nadigama and Chandarlapdu soils.