A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife buffs, Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Srisailam and is often referred to as Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary.
Established over a huge area of nearly 3568 sq. kms, this land rich in flora and fauna lies adjacent to Nagarjunasagar Reservoir. In fact its massive area covers five district of Kurnool, Prakasam, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Gutnur. Apart from being declared as a 'Tiger Reserve' in 1983, this place also inhabits several other species including langur, jackals and macaques etc. The sanctuary is also home to around 150 species of birds which include grey horn bill and pea fouls. Reptiles like monitor lizard, pythons, soft shelled turtles and marsh crocodiles also call this place as their home. The area is also adorned with River Krishna which flow through Nallamala Hills providing all the inhabitants source of water. Travellers will also find guesthouses, temple and cottages within the sanctuary premises. The perfect time to explore the wilderness of the area is from October to May as the weather is quite pleasant and cool.
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