Time Required : 3-4 hours
Entry Fee : Price varies according to Safari package chosen
Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (timings may change according to sunrise and sunset timings)
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the old Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. The smell of the wilderness, untouched and uninhabited regions where animals thrive in harmony is precisely what Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is all about. The reserve is situated almost 250 kilometres away from Hyderabad and 50 kilometres away from Mancherial district. Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is popular for its enormous variety of flora and fauna. It was given the status of being a Tiger Reserve in the year 2012 and has a rich and varied population of Cheetahs. The tall teak trees that shade the forest are protected by the wildlife authorities.
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1965 but it was only in 1999 (under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1970) that it was declared as a Protected Area in the region. Before being recognized as a reserve, the sanctuary was the hunting grounds of the Nizams who ruled the region. They would frequent the forests mainly to hunt Tigers. In order to protect the population of Tigers in the region, in 2012, the sanctuary was later recognized as a Tiger Reserve but the main aim is to preserve the complete flora and fauna. The region also serves as a catchment area for River Kadam, which is a tributary of River Godavari and feeds the river, especially during the monsoon season.