Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park
Location: Chittor District
Area:357.60 Sq. Kms
Uniqueness:This is the Only Elephant Reserve in the State
Flora:Southern tropical dry deciduous & Thorn Forest. It consists of Albizzias, Accacias, Lagerstroemea, Ficus, Bamboo.
Fauna:Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Panther, Cheetal, Chowsingha, Sambar, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Jungle Fowl, Starred Tortoise, Slender Loris.
Accessibility:50 Km by road from Chittoor. 120 Kms. from Bangalore. The nearest Airport is Bangalore & Tirupathi
Accommodation:Forest Guesthouse at Palamaner, Madanapalli & Horseley Hills.
Season:October To April
Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Chittoor (West)
Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary
Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary: National Park
Location: Khammam district
Area:Area 635.40 sq. kms
Uniqueness:This wildlife sanctuary is named after the picturesque Kinnerasani Lake which is densely forested. It has islands in the middle which presents a breath taking sight.
Flora:Dry deciduous teak forest with bamboo, terminalias, anogeissus, and cassia.
Fauna:Tiger, panther, gaur, cheetal, chinkara, chowsingha, sambar, wild boar, wild dog, hyena, jackal, sloth bear and a variety of ground nesting and aquatic birds. The kinnerasani lake and water pools harbour marsh crocodile.
Accessibility:15 kms. from Bhadrachalam road railway station. 15 kms. from Kothaguda..
Accommodation:Forest rest house at paloncha, kothagudem & bhadrachalam.
Season:October to May.
Contact:Divisional forest officer, wildlife management, paloncha, Khammam district.
Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary
Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park
Location: Krishna and Guntur District
Area:Area 194.81 Sq. Kms
Flora:The Sanctuary supports rich mangrove vegetation with plants like Rhizophora, Avicennia, Sonneratia, Aegiceros.
Fauna:Fishing Cat, Otter, Jackal, Estuarine Crocodile and a variety of local & migratory birds.
Accessibility:80 Kms. by road from Vijayawada Railway station. 25 Kms. from Repalle in Guntur District.
Accommodation:Forest rest house at Vijayawada & Repalle of Guntur District
Season:October to February
Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Eluru. West Godavari District
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park : National Park
Area:14.59 Sq. Kms
Uniqueness:This is the largest single green patch in Hyderabad City. It harbor?s the State animal of Andhra Pradesh, the Black Buck.
Flora:Dry deciduous forest mixed with scrub jungle and grasslands. The terrain varies from hilly to gently rolling. Sandalwood, Rosewood, Pala?s, Amalthas, Albizzias, Accacias, Teak.
Fauna:Panther, Black Buck, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Civet, Porcupine, Peacock, 30 Species of Reptiles and Over 120 Species of Birds.
Accessibility:15 Kms. By Road from Hyderabad City
Season:Round The Year
Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, (Wildlife Management), Hyderabad.
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park
Location: Medak District
Area:Area 20 Sq. Kms
Uniqueness:It’s a man made reservoir made for Aquatic Birds, Marsh Crocodiles.
Flora:Fresh Water Eco-System With Species Like Ipomea, Babool, Prosopis, Vallisnaria, Eichornia, Reeds.
Fauna:Marsh Crocodile, Fresh Water Turtles, Herons, Storks, Teals, Ducks, Geese, King Fishers, Moon Hens, Jacanas, Kites.
Accessibility:5 Kms from Sangareddy Town, 60 Kms. from Hyderabad. Nearest Airport Hyderabad.
Accommodation:Inspection Bungalows at Sangareddy, Singur & Sadasivapet
Season:October to June
Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Medak
Mrugavani National Park
Mrugavani National Park (Chilkur): National Park
Location: Moinabad Mandal near Hyderabad city
Area:Area 3.60 Sq. Kms
Flora:Teak, Bamboo, Sandal, Picus, Palas, Rela.
Fauna:Leopard, Cheetal, Sambar, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose Monitor Lizard, Python, Russell Viper, Cobra, Grey Partridge , quail & Butterflies
Accessibility:25 Kms by road from Hyderabad
Accommodation:Cottages & Tents in the Park
Season:Round the Year
Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, (Wildlife Management), Hyderabad