Wildlife of Andhra Pradesh
Alisagar Deer Park, Nizamabad
Alisagar Deer Park is located in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh. The Alisagar was constructed in 1931 by the Nizam. Flanked by natural hillocks and lovely flower gardens, the lake and its surroundings are rich in scenic beauty.
Near the reservoir is situated the Alisagar Deer Park, which was established in 1985. The park hosts many deer species. This is a good picnic spot for tourists.
The Coringa sanctuary is situated around 20 Kms from Kakinada and 70 Kms from Rajahmundry. This sanctuary is a part of river Godavari and owns a heavy growth of Mangrove plantation. The highlight of the sanctuary is that it is situated on the backwaters of the sea. One can spot estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, fishing cats, otters and large variety of birds here.
Coringa Wild Life Sanctuary, Coringa
Situated 20 Kms from Kakinada and 70 Kms from Rajahmundry, this sanctuary is a part of river Godavari and has a rich growth of Mangrove plantation. A unique feature of this sanctuary is that it's located on the back waters of the sea. Otter, a protected specie is found here. Among other animals which include Fishing Cat, Jackal, Sea Turtle and Estuarine Crocodile which are found in the creeks. The common birds found are Snipes, Ducks, ,Sea Gulls and Flamingos.
Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary
The Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary is situated between Kurnool and Prakasam districts. It is sprawled over an area of 1194 sq.km at a distance of 30 Km. from Nandyal. Mixed deciduous forests is found here along with a diverse fauna that includes, Tiger, Panther, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Hyena, Jungle cat, Langur, Bonnet monkey, large variety antelopes, deer and reptiles.
Nehru Zoological Park
The Nehru Zoological park at Hyderabad is sprawled over a lush green area of 300 acres. This Park is a must visit for nature lovers, who are interested to see the best of nature.
Other Wildlife sanctuaries and parks in Andhra Pradesh are, the Rollapadu bird sanctuary, the Pakhal wildlife sanctuary, Papikonda sanctuary, Pocharam sanctuary, Paranahita wildlife sanctuary and the Rajeev Gandhi wildlife sanctuary, which can also visited while on your holiday vacations in Andhra Pradesh.
Eturnagaram Sanctuary, Eturnagaram
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh. It is spread at a distance of 806 sq.km in Warangal district. It is located at a distance of 90 km. from Warangal and 250 km. from Hyderabad.
The forest includes southern tropical dry deciduous type of teak and its associates like Thiruman, Maddi, Bamboo etc., while the fauna includes several endangered animals like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Four Horned Antelope, Chinkara, Black Buck etc.