Telangana

2 Tiger Reserves | Total Area: NA Sq. Km.

Kawal Tiger Reserve

Kawal Tiger Reserve is located at Jannaram mandal of Mancherial District (Old Adilabad district) in Telangana state of India.Govt of India declared Kawal wildlife sanctuary as Tiger Reserve in 2012.The reserve is the oldest sanctuary in the northern Telangana region of the state. It is well known for its abundant flora and fauna. This sanctuary is catchment for the rivers Godavari and Kadam, which flow towards the south of the sanctuary. Mancherial district is situated between 18.8756° N, 79.4591° E. It is surrounded by Adilabad and Komuram Bheem on the north, Karimnagar and Nizamabad on the south and Nanded district on the west. The KWS was established in 1965 and later declared as a Protected Area (PA) in 1999 under the WPA, 1972. It is located in the Mancherial district at a distance of 50 km (31 mi) from its district headquarters. It extended from the Sahyadri hillranges to the Tadoba forest in Maharashtra (GoAP2012; Rajagopal 1976)[5] It is spread over an area of 893 km2 (345 sq mi). It is increasingly getting threatened by growing human encroachment, rampant poaching, illegal wood felling and habitat loss. The sanctuary is one of the richest teak forests in the state, with dense pristine areas free of human disturbance. The River Kadam flows through this area. Dry deciduous teak forests mixed with bamboo, terminalia, pterocarpus, anogeisus and cassias.

Core Area: 892 Sq. Km.

Buffer Area: 123 Sq. Km.

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Best time to visit: NA

Tiger Status: NA

Likelihood of spotting Tiger: NA

Closest Airport

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Where to Stay

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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 area consists mostly of Nallamala Hills but varies from plains to precipitous cliffs. More than 80 per cent of the area is gently rolling to hilly. High hills, deep valleys and gorges are characteristic features. The hill ranges contain number of plateau of which Amrabad, Srisailam, Peddacheruvu, Sivapuram, Nekkanti are noteworthy. Nagarjunasagar receives rains from the southwest monsoon which is active from second half of June to the end of September. After a dry spell of one month during October, the northeast monsoon becomes active. The wildlife is generally confined to plateaues during monsoon and in valleys during summer. 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: NA

Tiger Status: 67 (2010 Census)

Likelihood of spotting Tiger: NA

Closest Airport

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Where to Stay

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