5 Best wildlife Sanctuaries in Andhra Pradesh

Wildlife

At a distance of 40 km from Kurnool, 43 km from Nandyal, 63 km from Alampur, 59 km from Mahanandi, 71 km from Yaganti & 255 km from Hyderabad, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best sanctuaries in the state. It is primarily known as a habitat of the Great Indian Bustard, a rare species of bird. The sanctuary also attracts large number of migratory birds and it is often called as Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary. It is situated at a distance of 4.5 km from Rollapadu village.

Covering an area of 6.14 sq. km, it was established in 1988 to protect the Great Indian Bustard. It is the only habitat for the Bustard in Andhra Pradesh which is a critically endangered species. Rollapadu sanctuary is a dry grassland area that provides unique setting to the location. There is also a large lake called Alaganuru Reservoir at a distance of 3 km from the Rollapadu village (7 km from the sanctuary). Alaganuru Reservoir is the base site for the migratory birds and it's a must visit place.

Rollapadu sanctuary is home to variety of species with large number of deer's and black bucks. Other wildlife includes Foxes, jackals, bonnet macaques, jungle cats and sloth bears have been reported at the sanctuary. It also houses 132 bird species with the Alaganuru reservoir near the sanctuary being a haunt for migratory species. Some of the bird species ...

Adventure / Trekking | Wildlife

At a distance of 15 km from Tirumala and spread around Tirumala Hills, Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 353 Sq. kms, over Kadapa and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. Established in 1989, the park is a heaven for nature lovers with unfathomable valleys and striking waterfalls, surrounded by Seshachalam and Tirumala Hills. The waterfalls is also a great place for trekking and it's a nice place to visit from Chennai as a weekend getaway.

The wide range of fauna found here includes Tiger, Civet, Jackal, Black Buck, Panther, Spotted Deer, Ibex, Sloth Bear, Bonnet Monkey, Wild Dogs, Bison, Jackal, Fox, Rare Golden Gecko, Jungle Fowl, Indian Giant Squirrel, Tree Shrew, Flying Lizards, Nilgai, Wildboar, Occasional Leopard and Hyena. Fauna comprises of more than 100 species of birds, including Crested Serpant Eagle, Ashy Crowned Finch Lark, Indian Roller, Kingfishers, White bellied Woodpecker, etc.

The best gateways to the sanctuary are Papanasam Dam on Tirumala Hills and Talakona waterfalls which is 64 km from Tirupati by Road. The best way to explore this beautiful sanctuary is by foot from these two entry points.

There are several trekking trails within the sanctuary with duration ranging from half day trek to 3 full days. Tumbura Thirtham is situated within the sanctuary which can be completed within ...

Wildlife

At a distance of 60 km Nagajuna Sagar, 30 Kms from Srisailam and 173 km from Hyderabad, the Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam Sanctuary (or Srisailam Sanctuary) is the largest tiger reserve in the country, spread across 3568 Sq. Kms. It is spread between Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir & Srisailam reservoir. It was declared a sanctuary in 1973 and was incorporated under Project Tiger a decade later.

Animals that can be found here are the panthers, tigers, spotted deer, mouse deer, black buck, sambars, chousingha nilgai, tree straw, mugger crocodile, and wolfs, sloth beer & wild dogs. Mannanur (104 Kms from Mahbubnagar towards Srisailam), Kandla Kunta (30 Kms from Macherla & 60 Kms from Sagar towards Srisailam), Vatwarla Palle (30 Kms from Srisailm towards Mahbubnagar) are different gateways into the sanctuary.

The Forest department organized a Jeep Safari in the forest (to Farahabad Viewpoint) from the entry point on Hyderabad to Srisailam highway. The entry point is situated between Mannanur and Vatvarlapally, 57 km before Srisailam. The duration of the trip is about 1 hr 30 minutes and costs Rs. 800 per trip (can accommodate 6 people). Private vehicles are not allowed for Safari.

Several places of interest near Srisailam like Malleka Teertham Falls, Saleshwaram & Uma Maheshwaram are acitually situated inside the sanctuary and provide an opportunity to experience the ecology ...

Wildlife

At a distance of 15 km from Atmakur, 47 km from Dornala, 85 km from Kurnool, 96 km from Srisailam, and 300 km from Hyderabad, Bairluty is a tribal village in Atmakur mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the eco-tourism projects initiated by AP Tourism and among the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad.

Nallamala Jungle Camp at Bairluty is a community-based eco-tourism initiative which was started in 2017. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, to impart conservation education to the visitors and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods. Bairluty is the one among the three locations of eco-tourism programmes initiated by Andhra Pradesh Government in Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Pacherla.

The camp is build around the concept of Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) in Karnataka. Spreads over an area of 10 acres, Nallamala Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages, six semi-permanent tented accommodation cottages, reception, a library and dormitory, built at a cost of Rs. 2.17 crore. Eco-tourism programmes like Jungle safari, Trekking, Bird watching and Tribal Archery are available for the tourists at this camp. About 2 hours of Jeep Safari offered by the Camp in the Nallamala Forests offers wilderness experience and exposure on the floral and faunal diversity of Eastern Ghats apart from its awesome landscapes. ...

Wildlife

At a distance of 31 km from Mahanandi, 33 km from Nandyal, 77 km from Ahobilam, 110 km from Kurnool, 143 km from Kadapa, 167 km from Srisailam, and 328 km from Hyderabad, Pacherla is a tribal village situated near Nandyal in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the eco-tourism projects initiated by AP Tourism and among the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad.

Nallamala Jungle Camp at Pacherla is a community-based eco-tourism initiative which was started in 2017. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, to impart conservation education to the visitors and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods. Pacherla is the one among the three locations of eco-tourism programs initiated by Andhra Pradesh Government in Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Bairluty.

The camp is build around the concept of Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) in Karnataka. Nallamala Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages, 2 semi-permanent tented accommodation cottages, reception, and dormitory. Jungle safari is available for the tourists at this camp. About 2 hours of Jeep Safari offered by the Camp in the Nallamala Forests offers wilderness experience and exposure on the floral and faunal diversity of Eastern Ghats apart from its awesome landscapes. During Jeep safari, one can also visit Dongalabavi in the forest.

Nallamala forest is also ...

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