Nagarjuna  Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjuna Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Andhra Pradesh of southern India, spreading over five districts, namely Nalgonda, Mahaboobnagar, Kurnool, Prakasam and Guntur in an area of 3568 sq km. This is the largest of India's Tiger Reserves. It was notified in 1978, and declared a Tiger Reserve in 1983. The Reserve was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in 1992.

The landscape of the park is hilly, varying from plains to arduous cliffs. The huge reservoir of the Nagarjunasagar Dam on the River Krishna is adjacent to this sanctuary. River Krishna flows through the sanctuary over a distance of 130 km.

The Animals of this Sanctuary are elephants, leopards, pangolin, spotted deer, wild dog, sloth bear, sambar, mouse deer, black buck, chinkara, chausingha, mugger, python, cobra, peafowl etc.

Some of the main flora of this dense forest are Anogeissus latifolia, Cleisthanthus collinus, Terminalia species, Pterocarpus marsupium, Hardwickia binata, Boswellia serrata, Tectona grandis, Mandelia suberora, and Albizzia species.

Reaching Nagarjuna Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air: The nearest Airport is at Hyderabad, 316 km away from Srisailam. 

By Rail: Markapur is the nearest railway station. (85 kms away)

By Road: Srisailam is 190 km from Kurnool, 220 km from Guntur, 470 km from Chennai, and 85 km from Mannanur

Best Season to visit: October to June

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