Explore and discover the teeming wildlife of Telangana in their indigenous habitat and get truly mesmerized by the rare exotic and native species of birds, mammals, snakes, amphibians and other flora and fauna.
Telangana, by virtue of its unique location in the heart of Deccan Plateau enjoys unique climatic conditions. This is considered conducive for the thriving flora and fauna. There are renowned wildlife sanctuaries all over the region. Kawal is a dense forest region, which is home to endangered tigers. It is also called as Jannaram wildlife sanctuary.
Some of the other prominent wildlife sanctuaries in Telangana are Mrugavani National Park, KBR Park, Pranahita wildlife sanctuary, Shivaram wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, Shamirpet Deer Park, Nehru Zoological Park, Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary etc. The Deccan plateau is a region of unique and great biodiversity, reflected in the various wildlife havens of the region. There are many facilities provided, for tourists to enjoy a glimpse of the wildlife habitat.
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
If you want to explore one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries of Telangana, then you just can’t miss the Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located at a distance of 110 kilometers from Warangal. The Eturunagaram Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1953 by the former Hyderabad Government, thanks to its rich bio-diversity. One just can’t stop observing and praising the sanctuary’s unique feature in the face of climbers, which are found in great quantity across the length and breadth of this marvelous natural park. The area in this wildlife park is full of steeps and gentle slopes. On the top of it, the wildlife sanctuary area has some historical significance owing to the existence of tree fossils in this Sarvai area and caves.
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is also counted as those rare eco-regions around the globe that has various embryonic species of ephemeral elements. The natural park is spread over an area of 806 sq.kms in Warangal district. This very scenic place is a narrow band of forest formation and lose to three-fourths of this entire land is identified by rising and falling plain land surface while the remaining part of it is hilly with a superfluity of streams and springs. The perennial river Dayyam Vagu flows through this beautiful sanctuary. This Vagu separates the wildlife sanctuary into two parts. The region is covered completely with thick natural vegetation. The plethora of water in the sanctuary attributes to the presence of reptiles like the famous Mugger crocodiles and snakes like the Cobra, Python and Krait. Best season to visit the sanctuary is from October to April.
Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Located along the holy River Godavari which is the lifeline to the Sivaram wildlife Sanctuary in Karimnagar district of Telangana, the total area of this beautiful wildlife Sanctuary is approx. 36.29 sq kms. This wildlife sanctuary is well known for Marsh Crocodiles that are seen throughout the Indo Gangetic plain.
The marsh crocodiles are the fresh water crocodile which are also known as Mugger Crocodiles. These mugger crocodiles outnumber the salt water crocodiles, and can crawl for a considerable distances on land. These crocodiles that are equally mobile on land as well as in water, and this quality stands as the hot tourist attraction at Sivaram wildlife Sanctuary in Telangana.
The deciduous vegetation of this sanctuary consisting of Timan, Terminalias, Teak, Gumpena, Kodsha. It also has some Thorny Shrubs. The wildlife sanctuary attracts a lot of tourists with its wide collection of fauna which includes Sloth bear, Nilgai, Panther, Langaur, Rhesus Monkey, Cheetal, etc. The most appropriate time for a visit to this wildlife Sanctuary is winter.
Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
The Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, which is spread over Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar is the largest Tiger reserve in the country. This Tiger Reserve covers a total area of about 3,568 square kms. Srisailam’s temples and reservoirs are the major attraction for thousands of tourists and pilgrims visiting the holy town.
The Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Sanctuary was declared officially in the year 1978 and has been recognized by the Project Tiger in the year 1983. This Reserve has been renamed as the Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1992. The reserve is known for its breath taking scenic beauty. Situated in the deciduous Nallamala forests, the mystifying landscape of the lofty hills and echoing valleys, exciting winding roads, perennial rivers, is this most charismatic world of the wild cats. It is a true wild paradise. The mighty River Krishna which rising in Sahyadri Hills and makes its way through Maharashtra and Karnataka flows across Nallamala tiger reserve. The best time to visit the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve between the months of October to June.
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Khammam district of Telangana, India. This exotic wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of some exotic wild life and tourists visiting the sanctuary can easily spot the wide range of animals taking shelter in their natural homes. With such a a sanctuary, the government gives these animals a scope to enjoy their life and regenerate.
The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 21kilometers away from the Paloncha town which is in the district of Khammam. The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 635.4 square kilometers and this plentiful land serves as the native land for several endangered species. This sanctuary got its name after the river Kinnerasani. This river divides the sanctuary and meets Godavari. The fauna found in this sanctuary are Panthers, Chinkara, Chousinghas, Sambar, Cheetal, Gaurs, Hyena, Jackals, Wild Boars, Tigers, Sloth Bear, and Black Bucks. Tourists can also spot a number of birds like Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Peafowl, Nuktas, Spoonbills, Teals, and Doves.
Ujwala and Deer Parks
Ujwala Park located in Karimnagar District was created in 2001 near the Lower Manair Dam close to the outskirts of Karimnagar town. Today it has emerged as one of the famous tourist places in Karimnagar. It is situated near the NTR statue, at the entrance of Karimnagar town for those coming from Hyderabad and for tourists coming from Warangal it is located after Alugunoor Bridge.
Deer Park, also called as Rajeev Gandhi Deer Park is located on the outskirts of Karimnagar town close to the Lower Manair Dam. It is at a short distance from Ujwala Park built on a 30-acre land. It is situated at the entrance of Karimnagar town for tourists coming from Hyderabad and while those coming from Warangal can locate it after the Alugunoor Bridge. These parks have become popular destinations on the tourist circuit of North Telangana and particularly Karimnagar region.
Jannaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Thousands of tourists make it to this secluded animal kingdom for experiencing the beauty of the dense forests that houses many varieties of trees. Winter is considered as an ideal season to visit this sanctuary. Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Indian Bison, Panther and Tiger are some of the animal species that are spotted here.
Tourists can even find reptiles such as Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Python, Star Tortoise and Cobra, in Kawal wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary offers services like jeep safaris, and bird watching trips for tourists who can enjoy their stay, spotting rare animals in the wild habitat.Situated in the midst of scenic hillocks and greenery, this is an ideal destination for those who desire to be in unison with nature. Tourists can also take up trekking here in the forests.
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary located at Jannaram, in Adilabad district of Telangana is listed among the important wildlife sanctuaries in the country. The Kawal sanctuary is home to several varieties of flora and fauna and is a must-see place for those planning to catch a glimpse of wild animals in their most natural habitat.