Andhra Pradesh

1 Tiger Reserve | Total Area: 3297 Sq. Km.

Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India . The reserve spreads over five districts, Nalgonda District, Mahbubnagar district, Kurnool District, Prakasam District and Guntur District. The total area of the tiger reserve is 3,568 km2 (1,378 sq mi). The core area of this reserve is 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi). The reservoirs and temples of Srisailam are major attraction for many tourists and pilgrims. 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.

Core Area: 3721 Sq. Km.

Buffer Area: 2216 Sq. Km.

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Best time to visit: October-June

Tiger Status: 53-67(2010 census)

Likelihood of spotting Tiger: Likely

Closest Airport

Farhabad Tiger Reserve, is located nearly 154 Kms from Hyderabad which involves a diversion from Srisailam highway and is a part of the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve.

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