Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : 12-km From Paloncha, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh.
Coverage Area : 635.4-sq-kms.
Main Attractions : Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Chinkara.
Best Time To Visit : June To October.
Accommodation : Rest House at Paloncha & Kothagudem.

Arrival Information :

Rail : Nearest railway station is at Bhadrachalam,which is about 25-km from Kinnerasani.
Road : Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located at about 12-km from Paloncha in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.

This Wildlife Sanctuary lying on the Right Bank of the Godavari River forms a part of the Dandakaranya forests in Khammam district. It is situated 12-km from Paloncha, Khammam District. It extends over an area of 635.4-sq-kms It derives its name from the river Kinnerasani, which bisects the sanctuary and ultimately drains into the Godavari River. The sanctuary represents dry deciduous mixed type forests with teak, bamboo and terminals. Other species found here are Maddi, Yepi, Yegissa, Sommi Thandra, Bandaru, Amla, Mango, Tendu. Main attractions of the sanctuary are the Deer Park, Kinnerasani Dam and Reservoir with Jaladrushyam Guest house. Many perennial springs known as "Togus" flow through this sanctuary along with Kinnerasani Rallavagu.

Flora :

Dry deciduous teak forest with bamboo, terminalias, anogeissus.

Fauna :

Animals like Cheetal, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers, and a variety of bird species like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Qualis, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas, Open bill stork, come to nest and graze in Kinnersani lake. Reptiles like Python, Cobra, Kraite and Vipers can also be seen.

A holiday home glass guesthouse, Eco park near dam, Environmental Education Centre and Luxuriant forests along the fore shore of the Reservoir are other tourist attractions of this place.

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