India - Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

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Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

Nellapattu Sanctuary

This bird Sanctuary located in Nelapattu village is one of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast Asia. It has lot of migratory birds in Pulicat Lake.
 
Alisagar Deer Park

The Alisagar Deer Park located in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh has has beautiful hillocks and lovely flower gardens. Apart from this, there is also a lake, surrounded by scenic beauty. Many types of deers can be found in this place.

Coringa Sanctury

The Coringa sanctuary is situated around 20 Kms from Kakinada and 70 Kms from Rajahmundry. This sanctuary is a part of river Godavari and owns a heavy growth of Mangrove plantation. The highlight of the sanctuary is that it is situated on the backwaters of the sea. One can spot estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, fishing cats, otters and large variety of birds here.

Manjira Bird Sanctuary

The Manjira Bird Sanctuary, located near Sangareddy in Medak district is snuggled between Manjeera and Singur barrages. It is formed by nine small islands, where there are a number of animals, migratory birds and reptiles like Marsh Crocodiles and Muggers. The sanctuary located 50 Km from Hyderabad is well connected by road.

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

The Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary located at a distance of 90 km from Warangal has a forest that includes southern tropical dry deciduous type of teak and its associates like Thiruman, Maddi, Bamboo etc. It is also rich in wildlife including several endangered animals like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Four Horned Antelope, Chinkara, Black Buck etc.

Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary

The Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary situated between Kurnool and Prakasam districts has mixed deciduous forests along with a diverse fauna which includes, Tiger, Panther, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Hyena, Jungle cat, Langur, Bonnet monkey, large variety antelopes, deer and reptiles.

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary situated at Jannaramin has dry deciduous teak forest, bamboo and other kinds of vegetation. Animals like Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Muntjac (barking deer), Indian Bison (Gaur), Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger and variety of birds like Peacocks, Patridges, Quails, Vultures, Eagles, Kites, Owls, Mynas, Pigeons, Tree - pies, Kingfishers are seen in the sanctuary.  There are also reptiles like Python, Crocodile, Star Tortoise, Cobra, Kraite, and Monitor Lizard.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park situated at Visakhapatnam has nearly 80 species of animals. It has Panthers, Tigers, Lions, Pumas and Jaguars and lesser carnivores, like Wolves, Jackals, Wild dogs, Hyenas, Pythons, Snakes, Land Tortoises, Terrapins, Water Monitor Lizards, Monitor Lizards etc. Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Barking Deer and Thamin Deer.

Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary located at Palamaner displays a wide variety of animals along with different types of trees. The sanctuary has the southern tropical thorn type of forests, consisting of flora Albiziaamara, Ficusreligiosa, Ficustomentosa, Ficus Bengalensis and Bamboo.

The animals seen in this place are Cheetal, Four horned Antelope, Sambhar, Mouse Deer, Hare, Porcupine, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Panther, Jungle Fowl, Peafowl's and Elephants.

Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary situated at Kinnerasani on the right bank of the Godavari River is a part of the Dandakaranya forests. The vegetation includes Bamboo, Teak, Maddi, Yepi, Yegissa, Sommi Thandra, Bandaru, Amla and Tengu. The animals like Cheetal, Chinkara, Chousinghas, Sambar, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Hyena, Jackals, Panthers, Sloth Bear, Tigers and Black Bucks are found in this place. The varieties of birds like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Teals, Nuktas, Spoonbills and Doves are the common birds in the sanctuary.

Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary

The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary at Kolleru has the largest fresh water lake in Asia. It is the home for the migratory birds like Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Blackwinged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants.

Mrigavani National Park

The Mrigavani National Park at Chilkur has over 600 plant species ranging from bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Herbs, Shrubs, Climbers and Trees. The vegetation includes a medley of woodland and grasslands. Well-known trees are Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo, etc.  The park is a home to many wild life species including Sambar, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Hare, Forest Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose, Peacocks, Warblers, Babblers, Flower Peckers, Partridges, Lapwings, Ducks, Curlews and Quails.

Nehru Zoological Park

The Nehru Zoological Park at Hyderabad is sprawled over a lush green area of 300 acres. This Park is a must visit for nature lovers, who are interested to see the best of nature. The place is the home to Mandrill, Orangatun, Chacma, Olive and Yellow Baboons, Rhesus, Bonnet, Monkeys, Lions, Tigers, panthers, jackals, wolves, hyenas, bears, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Zebras, American bison, Antelopes, Black buck, Chousingha, Chinkara, Deer, Sambhar, Brow Antler Deer etc.

 

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