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Kawal Sanctuary, spread over 893 square km, is densely covered with teak, bamboo and other dry deciduous trees. Animals found here include Cheetal, Nilgai, Sloth Bear and Tiger. There are also a vast variety of birds. The best time to visit the sanctuary is between November and May. There is a provision for staying at the Forest Guest House in Jannaram by arranging with the Divisional Forest Officer.

To get there:
Rail: Nearest rail head is Mancherial
Road: State buses are available from Hyderabad


Covering an area of 3,568 square km, the Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam sanctuary is spread over Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool, Mahboobbnagar and Nalgonda districts. It is 130 km from Hyderabad.

River Krishna runs through this sanctuary and cuts through the gorge of the Nallamalai Hills. The wildlife sighted here includes Mugger Crocodiles, Indian giant Squirrel, Black Bucks, Wolves, Jackals and Tigers. A good time to visit is between October and May.

To get there:
Road: State buses connect the sanctuary to all important towns of the stateTop


Spread over 4,404 square km, this bird sanctuary is situated on the east coast in the Nellore district, 100 km north of Chennai. Grey pelicans can be found nesting on the Barringtonia trees near a small irrigation tank. Other nesting birds include Cormorants, White Ibis and Open Bill Storks. The sanctuary is best accessible from Chennai by road over the Chennai-Calcutta National highway.

Accomodation is available at the PWD Rest House in Sulurpet by arranging with the Executive Engineer, PWD, Nellore.

To get there:
Road: Regular State bus service available from Chennai. Also from Hyderabad and other imprtant towns, including Nellore.


Pakhal sanctuary, situated 130 km from Hyderabad, is located in Warangal district. It derives its name from the well known Pakhal lake, built by Kakatiya kings around 1213 A.D. The Pakhal sanctuary is spread over 860 square km and is known for its Spotted Deer, Sambar, Ducks, Teals, Spoon Bills and Storks.

Season time stretches between November to June. Visitors can stay at the Forest Rest House at Pakhal by arranging with the Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Warangal.

To get there:
Road: Regular state bus service available from Hyderabad, Warangal and all other important towns of the state



Pocharam sanctuary extends over an area of 130 square km. in the districts of Medak and Nizamabad and is located along the shores of the Pocharam lake, near Medak. The sanctuary is 120 km from Hyderabad. Small water pools and low hills dot the whole terrain. Flamingos, Quails, Cheetah, Wild Boar are some of the animals spotted here. Visiting season extends from October to May. Government accommodation is available by arranging with the Executive Engineer, I&P, Medak.

To get there:
Road: Regular State bus service available from Hyderabad and other important towns of the state

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