Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

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Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 10,
Kids: INR 5,
Boating packages are available in the sanctuary

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Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Warangal Overview

The Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in the Telangana region located about 110 kilometres from Warangal. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary due to its rich biodiversity by the former Hyderabad Government in 1953. The sanctuary has unique features spread across its length and breadth which one cannot stop praising.The Dayyum Vagu River flows through the sanctuary making it appear even more beautiful and separating it into two parts. Natural vegetation covers the sanctuary and enhances the scenic beauty of the place to a different level altogether. People from all over visit this exquisite location to unwind and spend a fun day away from the fast-moving and hectic life. 

There are steeps and some gentle slopes in the wildlife park along with a historical significance dating back to the existence of the tree fossils in this Sarvai area and caves. This natural park is spread over an area of 806 square kilometres and is believed to be one of the rarest eco-regions around the world. Three-fourth of the sanctuary is covered in rising and falling plains and dense forest formation while the remaining one-fourth comprises of springs and streams. Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is also very famous for the largest tribal jahtra of Asia known as Sammakkka Sarakka Jathra which takes place once in every two years.

The wildlife refuge is dense with ephemeral teak woods, and many exotic and rare wild animals such as the tiger, spotted deer, wolf, panther, black buck, Chinkara, giant squirrels, jackals, nilgai, sloth bear and four-horned antelopes. To see wildlife in its natural habitat with lush and sparkling greenery all around, a visit to this forest wildlife sanctuary is a must.

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Flora and Fauna at Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is home to wealthy biodiversity rich in both flora and fauna. Dry deciduous style of teak trees grows in abundance in the sanctuary along with foliage such as Terminalia, Pterocarpus or mukwa, bamboo, and madhuca to name a few. Spread over a huge area, the sanctuary is also home to several species of animals. The Dayyam Vagu stream flowing through further provides a strong support to the wildlife growing in the region.

This place is home to carnivores including tigers, sloth bears, black buck, four bicornate bovids, chinkara, and chowsingha. There is also a diminishing population of wild dogs or dholes, nilgai, Indian large squirrels, sambar and noticed cervid. The sanctuary is also known for it being able to accommodate the biggest population of gaurs also known as the Indian bovid in the state.

All sorts of birds find the sanctuary their breeding grounds and build their abode here. The forest becomes alive by the constant chirping of these birds. There is a huge reptilian population present in the sanctuary as well as a healthy count of python, krait, robber crocodilian, star and elapid snake.

Best Time To Visit Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

The ideal time to visit the wildlife sanctuary is between the months of October and April when the weather is pleasant and pretty much enjoyable. Also, during the winter months, most of the inhabitants can be spotted in their natural habitat.

How To Reach Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is well-connected to Warangal by road. Numerous buses maintained under RTC operate regularly on this route and is an economical way of travelling to the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are looking for a more comfortable option, you can hire a cab from Warangal.

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