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 especially known for being the home to the endangered species of The Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican. The wildlife sanctuary, spread across the huge area is the home to many birds and reptiles.

The wildlife sanctuary, spread across huge area is the home to many birds and reptiles. From Blackbucks 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. If you're a nature lover, passionate about being close to and learning about biodiversity, 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 rainwater, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary also sets a very good example of the mutual coexistence of mankind and nature.

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Best Time To Visit Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is best visited during the winter season, i.e. between November and February. Kurnool experiences temperatures between 25ᵒC and 26ᵒC. The minimum reaches 17ᵒC in the coldest months (December and January) and the maximum stays around 30ᵒC.
Every year, between June and September, Kurnool receives rainfall around 660 mm. Tourists can skip the season, but if the rains are too tempting, they may head to the sanctuary by the end of the monsoons which is in the month of September/ October when the forest is lush green and the atmosphere is extremely pleasant. Throughout the season, the sanctuary has temperatures between 32ᵒC and 23ᵒC.
The summer season is not recommended because the mercury level usually reaches 39ᵒC during the peak months. Mornings and evenings, however, could provide some respite for the ones who want to go on a safari ride at the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary. The average daytime temperature during this season is around 32ᵒC. 

Stay Near Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

There is no accommodation at the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, but tourists can find enough options near the sanctuary or in Kurnool City. Some of the hotels within a radius of five kilometres from the reserve are Hotel DVR Mansion (3.6 kilometres), Sign Regency Hotel (3.2 kilometres), Sai Krishna Residency (3.1 kilometres), The Mourya Inn (3.1 kilometres), S V Regency Hotel (3.2 kilometres), Hotel Atithi Regency (0.7 kilometres), MS9 Guest Inn (1.8 Kilometres) and Hotel Rajavihar Deluxe (4.6 kilometres from the attraction).

Tips For Visiting Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

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 explore the sanctuary with a bag pack including water bottles, first aid, light snacks are suggested.
3. Be careful with the wild, don't venture into unknown places or try to feed the wild.

How to reach Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is located 43 kilometres away from Kurnool from where, the only way to reach the sanctuary, is by the roadways. Renting a cab is the best option but taking a state transport bus can be an affordable one. The route from Kurnool to the reserve goes via NH 40 – SH 50. Travellers need to take the New Bus Stand Road on NH 40/ SH 50 and head towards Kurnool – Guntur Road. Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is about 36 kilometres ahead from Kurnool – Guntur Road.

  • 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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