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.
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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