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Kinnerasani Sanctuary

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

655.41 Sq.Km’s.

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 Kinnerasani

Accommodation at Kinnerasani Sanctuary

Forest rest house at Pakhal


  • Divisional Forest Officer, wildlife management, Warangal and DPRO Warangal.
  • Divisional Forest Officer. Paloncha and Kothagudem.


  • October to June.

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