Introduction to Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Nagarjunsagar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the largest of India's tiger reserves.The Nallanalai hills surround the sanctuary on the southern and the eastern sides while the Krishna River forms a natural edge on the other side.Nagarjunsagara is the name of a dam in the north eastern region of the area, and hence the sanctuary has been named the same. There is an ancient plateau region that forms the central and western parts of the plateau. It is best to visit the Nagarjunsagar Sanctuary during the months of October to June. The sanctuary covers five districts of the state namely Kurnool, Prakasam, Guntur, Nalgonda and Mahboobnagar
Description of Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary
The main forest kind at the Nagarjunsagar wildlife sanctuary is dry deciduous mixed forest, with scrub and bamboo thickets, that forms a natural shelter for the wide variety of wildlife present here. The scrub and climbers are present at the foothills while the slopes are covered with thorn forests. The landscape of the sanctuary is rugged and interrupted by deep gorges of the Nallamalai Hills. There are a wide array of animals that are found in the Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh. These include spotted deers, mouse deers, Indian Giant Squirrels, Rayels, Tree shrews, wild boars, Sambhars, Chousingha Nilgai, crocodiles, jackals, foxes. There are also wild animals such as panthers,tigers, wild dogs and wolves. There were about a hundred tigers at a time, but census says that the numbers have come to a drastically low level of only 20 tigers.
How to reach Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary
To reach the Nagarjunsagar Wildlife sanctuary. You can fly to Hydrabad or take a train till there. Hydrabad is connected to all major cities and towns. The nearest airport, Hydrabad is 316 km away from Srisailam which is well connected by buses and trains to Hydrabad .If you are traveling by road, the nearest town to the sanctuary in Hydrabad is 29 km away.