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.
Air: Kurnool City does not have its own airstrip. The nearest one is located in Hyderabad, the GMR Hyderabad International Airport, about 240 kilometres away from Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary and 198 kilometres away from Kurnool. Those taking a flight can take the roadways or board a train heading to Kurnool and from there, rent a cab to reach the wildlife sanctuary.
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: For tourists reaching Kurnool from other locations, they can choose from the roadways and the railways. Kurnool Bus Station is located about 43 kilometres away and the Kurnool Railway Junction is about 53 kilometres away from the Sanctuary. The route from the railway station goes via New Bus Stand Road on NH 40/ SH 50 and then follows the same route given above (via Kurnool Guntur Road).
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