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Andhra Pradesh Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary
|Location||Located in the Andhra Pradesh,India|
|Main Wildlife Found||Hyena, Fishing Cat, Bear, Sambar, Cobra, Rat snake and Tree snake, Water Snake, Garden Lizard, Land Tortoise|
|Coverage Area||194.81 km2 (48,140 acres)|
|Temperatures||0 to 28 degree celsius|
|Best Season||October to February|
Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary is based in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is very close to the Avanigadda village. It is part of the coastal plain that is part of Krishna delta. It is located in the mangrove wetland in state of Andhra Pradesh. It is spread from Krishna to Guntur district that are part of Andhra Pradesh. The Garden Lizard, tortoise, Snakes and Wall Lizard have been housed in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary. The rich fauna of the sanctuary includes the frog and the saltwater crocodile. These are the amphibians of this sanctuary. The spotted deer, black buck and sambar are the other herbivorous kind of species. The Hyena, Jungle Cat, Fox, Fishing Cat and Bear are the other animals that are housed in this Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary. The Crested Serpent Eagle, Wagtails, Indian Roller and Piptis are part of Avifauna. This sanctuary can be reached from Vijayawada railway station and by road through Repalle in Guntur. The natural beauty of the sanctuary acts as an inviting agent to the nature lovers. It has the unique ecoregion facility that is originator for various new kinds of plants and animals. The Krishna wildlife sanctuary is covered with green and lush grasses. The sanctuary also has very dense forest. The unique feature of the wildlife sanctuary attracts the nature lovers to enjoy the beauty as the flora and fauna of this sanctuary is very rich. The wildlife sanctuary is named after the river Krishna that flows through this sanctuary. The wide variety of plants that can be seen here are Leptadenia reticulate, Spinifex littoreus, Date-palm, Spinifex squarrosus, Palmyra, Pongamia pinnate etc. The climate of the sanctuary is that of tropical type. The temperature varies from 45 degree Celsius to 18 degree Celsius in summers and winters respectively. The place is easily accessible both by rail and road.
The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary has following forests in its vicinity Molagunta Reserve Forest, Yelichetladibba Reserve Forest, Lankivanidibba Reserve Forest, Nachugunta Reserve Forest, Sorlagondi Reserve Forest, Kottapalem Reserve Forest and Adavuladivi Reserve Forest.
The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of around 194 sq. kms.
During the visit to Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary the visitors also get to see some other places that are in the nearby arrears. The other beautiful places near to sanctuary are Ghantsala, Bhattiprolu Maha Stupa, Bhattiprolu. Ghantsala is the town in the Krishna district and is the largest town of the krishna district. It is one of the main centers for the Buddhist sculptures. During the year 1919 to 1920 the vestiges of stupas and sculptures of Buddhists were found here. There is a Maha stupam that is found in the district and is named as Bhattiprolu. This town is associated with Buddhists. This shape of the stupa is that of the wheel. It was originally named as Pratipalapura that belonged to sala kingdom.
The forest in the wildlife sanctuary is quite dense and the major plants that can be seen in the forest are Date Palm, Palmyra, Mango, Tumma, Margosa, Peepul, Prosopis juliflora Banyan, Pongamia pinnate, Spinifex littoreus, Spinifex squarrosus, Leptadenia reticulate, Thespesia biloba, Cassia auriculata, Casuarina equisetifolia, Calotropis gigantean, Pongamia gladra are few of them.
The fauna of the mangrove forest is house for Hyena, Fishing Cat, Bear, Sambar, Cobra, Rat snake and Tree snake, Water Snake, Garden Lizard, Land Tortoise, Jungle and Fishing Cat, Spotted Dear, Black Buck, Wall Lizards. The Indian Roller, Pipitis, Crested Serpant Eagle and Wagtails are few of the birds that have their home in this forest. This wildlife sanctuary is one of the best places for the bird-watchers.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Krishna Wildlife sanctuary is from October to February.
How to Reach
Hyderabad is the closest airport to reach the Krishna wildlife sanctuary.
Vijayawada is the closest railway station to this wildlife sanctuary. This station is 80 km away from the sanctuary.
The Krishna wildlife sanctuary has been planned in a manner that it is well connected to the different and famous towns in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Where to Stay
The most famous places where people can stay are Vijayawada rest house and Repalle rest house in the Guntur district. These rest houses belong to the Forest department.