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Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

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Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Kurnool Overview

A wildlife sanctuary spread across an area of 614sq kms in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Rollapadu offers its visitors a journey into the wild, close to nature, amidst a number of diverse species of flora and fauna.

Established in 1988, Rollapadu is specially known for being the home to the endangered specie of The Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican. The wildlife sanctuary, spread across huge area is the home to many birds and reptiles. From Black bucks to sparrows to bonnets and from mynas to Indian rollers, Russell's vipers and Indian cobras. A range of protected species can be spotted here. For the lovers of flora, there are species of shrubs ranging from Arisitidafuniculata, Heteropogan contortus, Sehima nervosum, Dicanthium pseudoischaemun to diverse varieties of Morinda sp, Pheonixsp. If you're a nature lover, passionate about being close to and learning about bio diversity, a day in Rollapadu would be worth it. With the Rollapadu village nearby, a man made water reservoir, preserved for the consumption of wildlife, another reservoir for the collection of rain water, Rollapadu also sets a very good example of the mutual co existence of mankind and nature.

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Rollapadu experiences hot and humid summers with the average temperature ranging from 15- 45 degrees. The winters on the other hand are usually cold. The period between October to February is considered the best weather for visiting Rollapadu.

Apart from the various budget inns around the sanctuary, you can stay in the forest rest house in Kurnool or the inspection bungalow in Nandikotkuru.

Carrying a bag pack with light snack and water is suggested as there aren't any eat aways in close proximity of the santuary.

Leave for the sanctuary early in the morning and try to end up in the first half of the day. Or start by noon and finish the tour by early evening.

Rollapadu is considered one of the finest grasslands in the world. It is the home to one of the most endangered specie of The Great Indian Bustards.

1. It is advised that you hire a local guide to know the place and study the diversity in detail. 2. Carry your binoculars and exploring the sanctuary with a bag pack including water bottles, first aid, light snacks is suggested. 3. Be careful with the wild, don't venture into unknown places or try to feed the wild.

  • Air: Hyderabad Airport is the nearest airport, 60 kms away from the town, states buses, taxies and cabs are available from there to Kurnool.

  • Rail: The nearest railway station in Kurnool is 45kms away from the sanctuary and is well connected to the major stations in the state of Andhra Pradesh and major cities of the country. Shared cabs, taxies and buses are available to cover the rest of the journey.

  • Road: APSRTC runs buses from the major cities connecting Rollapadu. The nearest major city closest to Rollapadu is Kurnool which is 43kms away from the sanctuary. Kurnool is linked by road to the major cities of the state of Andhra Pradesh like Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore.


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