About Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh occupies a strategic position in the Indian subcontinent. It’s
varied topography from high ranges of the Eastern Ghats and the Nallamalais to
the shores of Bay of Bengal, has given rise to a variety of flora and fauna. In
the Eastern Ghat ranges are found moist to semi evergreen forests, which give
way to the dry thorn scrubs of the Ananthapur plateau. This variation in turn
has given rise to a varied fauna including tigers, panthers, wolves etc.,
Location of Kinnerasani Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located in Khammam District near paloncha. The sanctuary
includes a big reservoir Kinnerasani.
Area of Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Habitat of Kinnerasani Sanctuary
The sanctuary represents dry deciduous mixed type forests with teak, bamboo
and Terminalis and the picturesque Kinnersani resersvoir.
Animal found in Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Black bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambars,Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog,
Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers and a variety of bird species like
peafowl, jungle fowl, Quails, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills Nuktas,
Open bill stork, nest and graze in Kinnerasani lake and number of water pools in
the interior forest areas. Muggers are also found in their reservoir.
Accessibility to Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Nearest rail head is Bhadrachalam Road which is about 25 km’s from
Accommodation at Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Forest rest house at Pakhal
- Divisional Forest Officer, wildlife management, Warangal and DPRO
- Divisional Forest Officer. Paloncha and Kothagudem.