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
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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