The Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Sanctuary was notified in 1978 and declared a TigerReserve in 1983. The Reserve was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in 1992.
The river Krishna flows through the sanctuary over a distance of 130 km. The multipurpose reservoirs, Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar, which are important sources of irrigation and power in the state are located in the sanctuary. ,nagarjuna national park,andhra pradesh,Srisailam Sanctuary,tour to srisailam,nagarjuna national park tour,wildlife Sanctuaries such as Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary The reservoirs and temples of Srisailam are a major tourist and pilgrim attraction for people from all over the country and abroad.
The terrain is rugged and winding gorges slice through the Mallamalai hills. Adjoining the reserve is the large reservoir of the Nagarjunasagar Dam on the River Krishna. The dry deciduous forests with scrub and bamboo thickets provide shelter to a range of animals from the tiger and leopard at the top of the food chain, to deer, sloth bear, hyena, jungle cat, palm civet, bonnet macaque and pangolin. In this unspoilt jungle, the tiger is truly nocturnal and is rarely seen.
Anogeissus latifolia, Cleisthanthus collinus, Terminalia species, Pterocarpus marsupium, Hardwickia binata, Boswellia serrata, Tectona grandis, Mandelia suberora, Albizzia species.
Best time to visit
Summer: Mid-March to mid-June
Monsoon: Mid-June to mid-November
Winter: Mid-November to February
Three Forest Rest Houses and 40 bed capacity dormitories are available for tourist occupation in the Tiger Reserve at Srisailam, Mannanur and Nagarjunasagar. ,nagarjuna national park,andhra pradesh,Srisailam Sanctuary,tour to srisailam,nagarjuna national park tour,wildlife Sanctuaries such as Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary There are connections to Srisailam from Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Guntur, Kurnool, Markapur. The distance from these towns to Srisailam ranges between 90 to 240 km.
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