Kaundinya National Park

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

Uniqueness:N/A

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

Location: Hyderabad

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

Accommodation:N/A

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

Uniqueness:N/A

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

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