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Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Sanctuaries

 

Kawal Sanctuary

Location  Adilabad district, Forest Division - Jannaram, 50km. from Mancherial Railway Station.
Area  893 Sq. Km
Season  November to May.
Accessibility  Mancherial is the nearest railway station at about 255 km from Hyderabad, Nearest airport is at Hyderabad.
Forest type Mixed deciduous forest.
Animals found  Cheetal, Sambhar, Nilgai, Muntjac (Barking Deer), Indian Bison (Gaur), Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger and also have  large variety of attractive birds.
 
 

Sivaram Sanctuary

Location  The sanctuary is located along the river Godavari in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts. It is 50 km. from Mancherial in Adilabad district.
Area  36.29 Sq. km.
Season  December to April.
Accessibility  The sanctuary is easily  reachable   from Mancherial in Adilabad District about 50 km and from Manthani in Karimnagar District about 10 km.
Animals found  Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Nilgai, Monkeys, Langurs, Jackals, Wild Boars, Python, Sloth Bear, Panthers and Tiger. The sanctuary is noted for the presence of marsh Crocodiles in the river Godavari.
 

Pakhal Sanctuary

Location  Warangal district, Narasampet - Warangal south division 60km. from Warangal District head quarters.
Area  860 Sq. km.
Season  November to June.
Accessibility  Nearest railway station is at Warangal, 130 km. by road from Hyderabad. Well connected by State owned bus services.
Animals found   Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Guar, Python, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Hyena, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger and Ducks, Teals, Cormorant, Spoon Bills and Storks.
 

Pranahita Sanctuary

Location  District - Adilabad, Chinnur- Mancherial forest division about 300 km. north east of Hyderabad.
Area  136.02 km.
Season  November to April.
Accessibility  By road about 70 Km. from Mancherial. The nearest air port is Hyderabad ( 300 km.)
Animals found  Cheetal, Black Buck, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger and a variety of birds including Brahminy Ducks, Teals, Storks and Herons.
 

Eturnagaram Sanctuary

Location  District - Warangal, Mulag- Warangal North Forest Division 80 km. from Kazipet Junction. (S.C.Railway) and Warangal Town
Area  803 Sq. km.
Season  October to May.
Accessibility  Nearest Railway Station is at Warangal. By Road from Hyderabad 130 km. Well connected by state buses.
Forest type Mixed teak forest.
Animals found  Spotted Deer, Black Buck, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Guar, Jungle Cat, Jackals, Foxes, Wolves, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger and variety of other birds
 

Kinnerasani Sanctuary

Location  The sanctuary is located in Khammam District near Paloncha.  The sanctuary includes a big reservoir kinnersani.
Area  655.41 Sq. km.
Season  October and June.
Accessibility  Nearest Railway Station is at Bhadrachalam Road which is about 25km. from kinnersani.
Forest type Dry Deciduous
Animals found  Cheetal, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers, and a variety of bird species like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Qualis, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas, Open bill stork, come to nest and graze in Kinnersani lake and there are number of water pools in the interior forest areas.
 

Papikonda Sanctuary

Location  The sanctuary is located on the left and right banks of river Godavari as it cuts through the Papikonda range of the Eastern Ghats.
Area  591 Sq. km.
Season  October and May.
Accessibility  Nearest railway station is at Rajamundry.
Forest type Dry Deciduous
Animals found  Cheetal, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers, and a variety of bird species like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Qualis, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas, Open bill stork, come to nest and graze in Kinnersani lake and there are number of water pools in the interior forest areas.
 

Coringa Sanctuary

Location  East Godavari District, near Kakinada port along Bay of Bengal.
Area  235.70 Sq. km.
Season  October and May.
Accessibility  Nearest Railway Station is at Kakinada. Well connected by State buses. Nearest airport – Rajamundry.
Animals found  Fishing cats, Otters, Jackals, Estuarine Crocodiles, Sea Turtles and birds like Seagulls, Pelicans, Storks, Herons, Snipes, Ducks, Flamingos.
 

Pocharam Sanctuary

Location  Medak and Nizamabad. The sanctuary is situated along the shores of Pocharam lake, near Medak.
Area  130 Sq. km.
Season  October and May.
Accessibility  120 km, by road from Hyderabad.
Animals found  Cheetah, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears, Panther, Ducks, Teals, Storks, Partridges, Quails and Flamingos.
 

Krishna Sanctuary

Location  Located near Avanigadda village, this sanctuary spreads into Krishna and Guntur districts. It is at a distance of 80 km. from Vijayawada.
Area  194.81 Sq. km.
Season  October to February.
Accessibility  80 km, by road from Vijayawada.
Animals found  Fishing Cats, Otters, Jackals, Estuarine Crocodiles and a variety of birds.
 

Gundlabrahmeshwaram Sanctuary

Location  Located in the districts of Kurnool and Prakasam at a distance of 30 km. from Nandyal Railway Station.
Area  1194 Sq. km.
Season  October and May.
Accessibility  100 km, by road from Kurnool. The nearest railway station is at Nandyal.
Animals found  Chital, Black Buck, Sambhar, Neelgai, Chousingha, Chinkara, Mouse deer, Langoor, Bonnet Monkey, Pangolin, Monitor lizard, Python, Mugger Crocodile, Jungle cat, Wild dog, Hyena, Panther and Tiger.
 

Shri Venkateshwara Sanctuary

Location  Located in Rajampet of Cuddapah district and Chandragiri and Boilapadu of Chittoor district.
Area  506.94 Sq. km.
Season  Round the year.
Accessibility  The sanctuary is approachable from Tirupati and well connected by train, air services and State buses. Nearest airport is Tirupati.
Animals found  Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Python, Jackals, Hyena, Foxes, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers and the very rare Slender Loris, apart from a variety of fauna.
 

Srilanka Malleswara Sanctuary

Location  Located at Cuddapah district.
Area  464.42 Sq. km.
Season  October to March.
Accessibility  15 km, by road from Cuddapah.
Animals found  Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Fox, Sloth Bear and Panther. This sanctuary is the habitat for rare and endangered species, Jordan’s Courser.
 

Pulicat Sanctuary

Location  60 km. north of Chennai city on National highway
Area  500 Sq. km.
Season  October to March.
Accessibility  Nearest railway station is at Sulurpet. By road about 50 km. from Chennai on the Chennai-Calcutta National Highway No.5.
Animals found  Large congregations of Flamingoes, Pelicans, Ducks, Teals, Storks, Terns, Herons, Gulls and a number of Waders.
 

Kaundinya Sanctuary

Location  Located in the Chittoor district.
Area  357.60 Sq. km.
Season  October to April.
Accessibility  50 km. from Chittoor and 120 km. from Bangalore.
Animals found  Cheetal, Four horned Antelope, Sambhar, Mouse Deer, Hare, Porcupine, Wild boar, Jungel cat, Jackal, Sloth bear, Panther, Jungle fowl, Pea fowls and Elephants.
 
 
 
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