Eturnagaram Sanctuary


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Distance (From Warangal): 109 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Place Location: Border Of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh & Telangana

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: Laknavaram Lake, Medaram Sammakka-Saralamma temple, Ramappa temple and Ghanpur Temples are situated close to Warangal - Eturunagaram Road and can be visited enroute.

At a distance of 109 Kms from Warangal and 253 Kms from Hyderabad, Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest sanctuaries in South India. It was declared as wildlife sanctuary in 1952 by Hyderabad Nizam Government. The sanctuary is located near the border of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. The famous Sammakka-Saralamma Temple is situated inside the sanctuary.

This sanctuary is spread across 806 sq. kms area. Eturnagaram Sanctuary has a water source called Dayyam Vagu, which separates the sanctuary into two parts. This sanctuary provides shelter to Tiger, Leopard, Panther, Wolf, Wild Dogs, Jackals Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Black Buck, Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Four Horned Antilope, Chinkara, Black Buck, Gaur and Giant Squirrels. The sanctuary is also home to a wide range of bird species.

Jampannavagu, a tributary to Godavari River which flows through Medaram, merges with the River Godavari near Eturunagaram village. The wide & pleasant Godavarai River amidst thick forest is a delight to watch in peak monsoon season.

There are no organized tours and safaris available in the sanctuary. Visitors can hire a Jeep and explore the forest with permission from Eturunagaram Forest Officer (Ph: 08717-231240).

Accommodation options are available at Laknavaram (50 km - Haritha Resort), Tadvai (20 km - few cottages) and ITDA Guest House at Eturunagaram village.

Best time to visit Eturnagaram Sanctuary is October to May.