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Andhra Pradesh Siwaram Wildlife Sanctuary
A place just 10 km away from Manthani and at distance of 80 km and 50 km from Karimnagar and Mancherial respectively that is famous for the marsh crocodile that are found in the Godavari River is known as Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is famous for its rich flora and fauna and is house of following habitants like Sloth Bear, Black Buck, Pythons, Leopards, Nilgai, Cheetahs and Langurs. The sanctuary also houses the crocodiles of the River Godavari. The forest consists of the terminalia and teak trees and it is spread over an area of 37 sq. km. The sanctuary also is beautified by the natural terrains that are in its vicinity.
The sanctuary is located on the banks of River Godavari and thus the sanctuary has fresh and refreshing flora and fauna. The history of the sanctuary goes back to 1987 and is rich in the vegetation of Timan, Gumpena, Teak and Kodsha and there are numerous thorny shrubs.
The Shivaram wildlife sanctuary is a heaven for those who have a heart for the nature and it is also rich for its natural glory and magnificence.
The reason for which the Shivaram Wildlife sanctuary came into existence to protect the fresh water crocodiles that came into the sanctuary from the River Godavari. The various species of the Crocodiles can be seen in the sanctuary. The crocodiles can be seen lazing around in the sun. The most famous among all the species of crocodile is the mugger crocodile that are the fresh water crocodiles. The mugger crocodiles have a distinguish feature as compared to the salt water crocodiles that they can travel a larger distance on the land by crawling. These fresh water crocodiles known as the Mugger crocodiles can be related to the Mugger Fish the species of fish that is most famous and common in India.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is during the season of winters. The jeep safari is another attraction for the visitors who come to Shivaram Wildlife sanctuary. The people who love and enjoy adventure would love this place for everything this sanctuary has to offer them. One could visit this place over and over again as this place always attracts its visitors for a revisit. Many locals visit this place more often to get more and more mesmerized by its rich flora and fauna. This is one of the best places for the nature lovers.
The other excursion points in Manthani and Karimnagar can be another reason to visit Shivaram Wildlife sanctuary. The environment is so clean all around and thus lets the visitors enjoy the fresh air tranquility of the nature.
The nature lovers should never miss visiting this place.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The temperature during the summers goes as high as to 44 degree Celsius and as low as 29 degree Celsius during the summers. The temperature in the winters is 40 and 15 maximum and minimum degree Celsius respectively. The area receives the rainfall of 153 mm annually.
The best time to visit the Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary is during winters. The months from December to April are considered as the best time and visitors can enjoy and come to this place again and again.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to reach Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary is Hyderabad.
The closest rail line to sanctuary is the Karimnagar Rail line.
The Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary is accessible by road from all the major cities of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of 172 kms from Hyderabad and approximately 80 km from Warangal.
The rich flora of the wildlife sanctuary includes Terminalia, Teak etc.
The mesmerizing Fauna of the sanctuary comprises of the fresh water marsh crocodiles that are mainly part of Godavari River. The other animals that are part of the sanctuary are Sambhar, Monkeys, Jackals, Python, Tiger, Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Langurs, Wild Boars, Sloth Bear and Panthers.
The jeep safaris are available for the excursion of visiting the Shivaram Wildlife sanctuary.
Where to Stay
The visitors can stay at the guest houses that are in Mancherial and Eklaspur where they have made all the comforts available to the visitors. The area also has some of the eating joints that are famous for their tasty mouthwatering dishes.