Pulicat National Park

Pulicat Wildlife Sanctuary

Pulicat Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park

Location: Nellore District

Area:500 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:The second largest brackish water Eco-System in the Country supporting the largest congregation of Flamingos in the State.

Flora:A vast coastal shallow, brackish water lake along the coast of Bay of Bengal into which several fresh water streams drain. Species include Prosopis, Casuarina, Ipomea, Pongamia etc.

Fauna:The back waters attract large congregation of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Grey Pelican, Painted Stork, Spoon Bills, Grey Heron, Ducks, Teals, Terns, Herons, Gull and a number of waders.

Accessibility:10 Kms. by road from Sullurpet Railway station, 50 Kms. by road from Chennai on Chennai-Kolkata road (N.H 5); Nearest Airport ? Chennai.

Accommodation:Inspection bungalow at Sullurpet & Tada

Season:October to March.

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, (Wildlife Management), Sullurpet.

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: Kurnool District

Area:6.14 Sq. Kms.

Uniqueness:The only habitat in the State for the rare and highly endangered Great Indian Bustard.

Flora:Open dry grassland interspersed with thorny bushes.

Fauna:Great Indian Bustard, Black Buck, Wolf, Jackal, Bonnet Monkey, Russell’s Viper and Cobra.

Accessibility:45 Kms. by road from Kurnool Railway station. Nearest Airport – Hyderabad.

Accommodation:Forest rest house at Kurnool, Inspection Bungalow at Nandikotkur.

Season:October to April

Contact:Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam, Kurnool District

Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: Adilabad & Karimnagar Districts

Area:29.81 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:A perennial basin in Godavari River, home for Marsh Crocodile or Mugger.

Flora:Riverine forest mixed with Teak, Terminalia, Bamboo, Anogeissus, Cassia.

Fauna:Flagship species is the Marsh Crocodile with Tiger, Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Sloth Bear, Cheetal, Sambar as other associates in the adjoining forests.

Accessibility:50 Kms. from Mancherial Railway station. 10 Kms from Manthani in Karimnagar District.

Accommodation:Forest rest house at Mancherial and Eklaspur (Manthani)

Season:November to April

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Jannaram, Adilabad District

Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary

Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary : National Park

Location: Cuddapah District

Area:464.42 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:The only habitat in the world harbouring the Jerdon?s Courser a highly endangered bird.

Flora:Dry deciduous mixed thorn forests with deep gorges and steep slopes. Red Sanders, an endemic species is found here.

Fauna:Panther, Sloth Bear, Cheetal, Sambar, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Fox and the Jerdon’s Courser.

Accessibility:60 Kms. by road from Cuddapah railway station

Accommodation:Forest rest house at Siddavotam & Cuddapah

Season:October to March

Contact:Conservator of Forests, Kurnool

Sri Peninsula Narasimhaswamy Wildlife Sanctuary

Sri Peninsula Narasimhaswamy Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Nellore District

Area:1030.85 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:Comprises a unique and endangered forest type viz. the dry evergreen forests. Hilly slopes, rolling forested areas and low valleys make this place worth visiting.

Flora:Dry evergreen forest type with species like Accacias, Cassias, Pongamia, Carissa etc.

Fauna:Panther, Cheetal, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Wild Boar, large number of Reptile and Bird species.

Accessibility:50 Kms from Nellore by road. Nearest Airport- Tirupathi

Accommodation:Forest guest house and Inspection Bungalow at Nellore.

Season:July to March

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Nellore

Sri Venkateshwara Sanctuary & National Park

Sri Venkateshwara Sanctuary & National Park

Location: Chittoor & Cuddapah District

Area:525.97 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:Comprises the Seshachalam hill ranges with the abode of Lord Venkateshwara in its midst. Supports some of the endemic and highly endangered flora & fauna.

Flora:Dry deciduous mixed forest with patches of moist deciduous forests in the valleys. Some of the rare and endemic plant species like Red Sanders, Shorea talura, Shorea thumburggaia, Terminalia pallida, Sandalwood, Cycas beddomei, Syzygium alternifolium, Psilotum nudam occur in this area.

Fauna:Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Cheetal, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Chowsingha, Wild Boar, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, Civet Cat, Jungle Cat, rare and endangered Golden Gecko, Slender Loris, Indian Giant Squirrel, Tree Shrew and Flying Lizard.

Accessibility:10 Kms. from Tirupati by road; Nearest Airport – Tirupati

Accommodation:Forest rest house at Tirupati, Rajampet, Talakona, Bakarapet

Season:Round the year

Contact:Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Management, Tirupati

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