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Andhra Pradesh Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the outskirts of Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh state of India. Location of this sanctuary is 160 kilometers from Hyderabad city.Hyderabad is also the nearest airport to access this sanctuary.Out of the several wildlife sanctuaries situated in Andhra Pradesh, Eturnagaram has a special place as the climate of this area is very suitable for wild species habited inside this sanctuary.The location of this sanctuary is on the border line of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.This sanctuary is one of the biggest sanctuaries in Indian as it spread over on 812 SQKM area.
This area has a rich heritage of flora and fauna and suitability of environment according to the natural living of animals.Eturnagaram village is located at 55 kilometers distance from Warangal district headquarters.In the year 1952, it was decided to declare this area as a wild life sanctuary.The strength of various types of animals including bird species was not in danger in this location because of non disturbance from mankind.Bio diversity of the area has some rich features which could not be compromised and to save ecology of the surrounding area, the legendary leadership of Andhra Pradesh declared this are as a wild life sanctuary.After establishment of the sanctuary, preservation and protection to the endangered species come to an end, as the necessary life tools which were being washed off for survival of the species, have been created and maintained.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Weather of this area is generally hot weather in the summers of winters.Winter period is slightly comfortable but almost hot winds blows in winter too.Seeing the climatic condition, the best time to see this sanctuary is October to May every year.Monsoon season starts here from June onwards and tracks inside the sanctuary become muddy.Hence the best v9isiting time is before starting of monsoon season.
How to Reach
By air access to this sanctuary is also possible but the tourist is required to de-board at Hyderabad Airport.
Warangal is the nearest railway station and all the major trains of BG are well connected to this station.Warangal station is located at 62 kilometers from this sanctuary.
Road transportation is good to approach this sanctuary as a journey not more than 55 kilometers is required to be done to reach this place.Various rest houses are available at nearby place named Tadvai.Eturnagaram town has also some guest houses with amenities for the stay of visitors.In this village, paying guest facility is also being provided by the various house owners at affordable rates.
Flora and Fauna
This wildlife sanctuary has a great collection of sub tropical vegetables, trees and bushes everywhere in the area. Thiruman, Teak Maddi and Bamboo are some of the main trees found in this wildlife sanctuary.
Richness of fauna property can be seen everywhere in this sanctuary.A grand lake or water divider makes the two portions of this sanctuary.Migratory birds including some indigenous bird species are also naturally habited in this sanctuary.Cranes, Eagles, Mynas, Sparrows, Spotted Ducks, King Parrots, Swifts (from South Africa) can be seen any time in this sanctuary.Beside it, various dangerous wild species are also the part of this forest like Tigers, White Tigers (migrated from Sundar Ban), Hyena, Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear, Chinkara are some of the wild animals habited in this sanctuary.Some dangerous reptiles like Great Indian Cobra, Python, Karrait and Scorpions are also habited in this place.Endangered species like, White Tiger, Indian Cobra, Spotted Ducks and Gharials (Typical Indian specie of Alligators) which are being given a wide protection for their survival and breeding, are also a major part of this sanctuary.Though, there is a danger is spread over at each step but rare cases of snake bite and Crock Bite have been recorded in past few decades.Wild life find here is rare of the rarest as typical survival of different type of wild species is seen here and no such survival rate is seen in any other wild life sanctuary in India.