Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 12 kms from Paloncha in Khammam District. This santuary is situated on the bank of Godavari River and creates a part of Dandakaranya forests in Khammam district. Stretching over an area of 635.4-sq km, the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary received its name and identity from the river Kinnerasani. The river Kinnerasani cuts this sanctuary in two parts and finally merges into the Godavari River.
In the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary you can find animals like Cheeta, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers and Tigers. At this elegant sanctuary not only animals but the beautiful species of birds will also catch your attention. Some of popular birds' species that you will witness here include; Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas and Open bill stork. Apart from these, if you want to catch the sight of dangerous reptiles like Python, Cobra, Kraite and Vipers then Kinnerasani Lake is an ideal place.
Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary : Situated about 65 Kms from Vijayawada & is spread to about 673 Sq.Kms. During November to March its estimated to about 2 Lakhs of birds visiting this palce which includes Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Blackwinged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants, Garganys,ducks,Open bill storks, Herons, Flamingos & grey pelicans, among Others.
How to Reach Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Hyderabad is the nearest airport which is 293 km away.
Bhadrachalam is nearest Railway Stations to Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary .
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by APSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.