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Experience the Wild in Kurnool

by Madhav Srinivasan 1963 days ago

Wildlife in the district of Kurnool is vibrant as the place is covered with a diverse range of flora and fauna. This part of Andhra Pradesh is endowed with a range of deciduous forests lying on the Eastern Ghats area.

Kurnool is a district in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is located nearly 212 km towards the south of the capital city, Hyderabad. It was the capital of Andhra Pradesh during 1st October 1953 to the 31st October 1956. It has a vibrant biodiversity and a rich ecosystem, owing to the number of wildlife sanctuaries present in the district. One can come to Kurnool by booking holiday packages from Hyderabad.

Visiting the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total area of 614 sq km in Kurnool, and it is home to a rich variety of animals and birds. The wildlife sanctuary is home to a number of reptiles, birds and wild animals. Some of the wild animals found in Rollapadu wild sanctuary are Bonnet Macaque, Black Buck, Sparrows, Russel’s Viper, Mynas, Indian Roller, Indian Cobra, wolf, Indian fox and jackal.

The wildlife sanctuary provides shelter to the Great Indian Bustard, which is a very popular and an endangered bird. The entire landscape of the sanctuary is covered with thorny shrubs and bushes as well as vast areas of open grasslands that provide the perfect habitat for these animals and birds. So book your Kurnool holiday tours in Andhra Pradesh for an enchanting holiday. 

Gundla Brahmeshwaram Wildlife Sanctuary

The Gundla Brahmeshwaram Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the border of Kurnool and Prakasam districts. Entire area covered by this sanctuary is 1,194 sq km. You can find animals like tigers, monkeys, sloth bears, nilgai, wild dogs, mouse deer, tigers, panthers, sloth bears, pythons and chinkara. The deciduous forests house Gundlakamma River, which flows through the sanctuary in between the months of May and October.

When to Go There

The best time to visit Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary is in between the months of October and February. You can stay at the inspection bungalow in the nearby town of Nandikotkur or the forest rest house at Kurnool. A large number of buses shuttle between the town of Nandikotkur and Kurnool. The nearest airport to Kurnool would be the international airport at Hyderabad. Kurnool railway station is at a distance of nearly 60 km from Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary.

The sanctuary is actually located nearly 60 km from Kurnool and lies nearer to the town of Nandikotkur

Getting There

Kurnool can be reached by road from nearby cities  by taking up tours from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Anantapur by APSRTC buses. The railway station lies on the Gooty/Guntakal railway line and the major railway stations in Kurnool are Adoni, Kurnool town Dhone junction and Nandyala. 

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