Nagarjuna National Park

Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: Guntur, Prakasham, Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar

Area:N/A

Uniqueness:It is India’s largest tiger reserve which spreads over 5 Districts with river Krishna flowing through the reserve. It presents some breathtaking sights with hills, valleys and deep gorges.

Flora:Dry deciduous mixed forests with Teak, Bamboo, Terminilias, Hardwickias, Anogeissus and hundreds of medicinal plants.

Fauna:Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Jackal, Wolf, Fox, Ratel, Indian Giant Squirrel, Tree Shrew, Cheetal, Mouse Deer, Black Buck, Sambar, Chousingha, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Mugger Crocodile, Rock Python and Peafowl.

Accessibility:130 Kms. by road from Hyderabad. Nearest Airport – Hyderabad

Accommodation:Rest house and cottages at Srisailam, Mannanur, Atmakur, Bairluty, Nagarjuna Sagar, Macherla & Markapur.

Season:October to May

Contact:Field Director, Project Tiger, Sunnipenta Srisailam, Kurnool District. 08524-286089

Nelapattu Wildlife Sanctuary

Nelapattu Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park

Location: Nellore District

Area:Area 4.58 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:The largest breeding ground for the Grey Pelicans. You can watch the Pelicans in their nests from a few feet away.

Flora:A fresh water tank with Barringtonia trees providing nesting ground for Pelicans also has Babul, Psosopis, and Ipomea.

Fauna:Grey Pelican, Open Bill Stork, Spoon Bill, White Ibis, Night Heron, Cormorant, Teals, Ducks etc. Villagers of Nelapattu offer full protection to these birds.

Accessibility:23 Kms. by road from Sullurpet railway station 80 Kms. by road from Chennai on Chennai -Kolkata road (N.H.5). Nearest Airport – Chennai.

Accommodation:Inspection bungalow at Sullurpet

Season:October to March

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Sullurpet

Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park

Location: Warangal District

Area:Area 860.20 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:N/A

Flora:Dry deciduous Teak forest with Bamboo, Mohua, Terminalia, Pterocarpus.

Fauna:Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackal, Fox and migratory Birds like Duck, Teal, Ibis, Stork and Cormorant.

Accessibility:60 Kms. from Warangal / Kazipet (Railway station). 230 Kms. from Hyderabad by road. Nearest Airport ? Hyderabad.

Accommodation:Forest & Tourist rest house at Pakhal

Season:November to June

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Subedari, Warangal.

Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary

Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: East Godavari, West Godavari & Khammam District

Area:591 Sq. KmsUniqueness:The Godavari River flows through this forest which is dense with hills and deep gorges.

Flora:Dry deciduous Teak forest with Bamboo, Terminalia, Pterocarpus, Cassias and other species conforming to the Eastern Ghat vegetation.

Fauna:Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Cheetal, Chousingha, Sambar, Black Buck, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Boar, Marsh Crocodile and a variety of birds both resident and migratory.

Accessibility:50 Kms. from Rajahmundry Railway station. Nearest Airport ? Rajahmundry

Accommodation:Forest rest houses at Rajahmundry, Maredumilli and Kannapuram.

Season:October to May

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife Management), Rajahmundry

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park

Location: Medak & Nizamabad Districts

Area:129.84 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:The vast Pocharam Lake adjoining the Pocharam Sanctuary makes it a place worth visiting.

Flora:Mixed dry deciduous forest with patches of scrub and grassy plains. Terrain undulating with low hills and small water pools.

Fauna:Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena, Jackal, Python, Ducks, Teals, Storks, Partridges and Quails.

Accessibility:120 Kms. by road from Hyderabad. Nearest Airport ? Hyderabad

Accommodation:Inspection bungalow at Pocharam and Medak. Forest rest house at Medak.

Season:October to May

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Medak

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: Adilabad District

Area:136.02 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:Pranahita River, one of the tributaries of mighty Godavari, abuts this Sanctuary on its east. It is the home for the endangered Black Buck, Chinkara, Wolf.

Flora:Dry deciduous and riverine Forests along river Pranahita with Teak, Bamboo, Terminalias, Anogeisus etc.

Fauna:Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Cheetal, Black Buck, Nilgai, Chinkara, a variety of aquatic Birds & Reptiles.

Accessibility:70 Kms. from Mancherial Railway station. 300 Kms. from Hyderabad by road. Nearest Airport ? Hyderabad.

Accommodation:Forest rest house at Mancherial and Chinnur

Season:November to April

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Jannaram

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