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Monday, September 22, 2008

Wildlife in Andhra Pradesh : Nehru Zoological Park and Kwala Sanctuary - 28

Nehru Zoological Park :

The Nehru Zoological Park near the Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad is a natural habitat supporting a teeming wildlife population. Situated about 8 kms. to the south of Charminar, over 250 species of animals and birds are housed in a lush green park sprawling over 300 acres. It has to its credit the first lion safari park of south Asia. The Pakkal, Tadvai and Ethurnagaram sanctuaries abound in tiger, panther, wild boar, jackal, muntjack, fox, gaur, wild dog and the sloth bear. The Kolleru Lake situated 95 kms from Amravati, is a haven for migratory birds. A little beyond 8 kms. lies Aredu, India's largest pelicanry, a favourite haunt of migratory birds.

Kwala Sanctuary:

Covering an area of 893 sq. kms. in the Adilabad district, the sanctuary hosts species like tiger, panther, gaur, cheetal, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, chowsinghs, mouse deer, sloth bear and a variety of birds. Also found here are dry deciduous teak forests with bamboo, Terminalia, Pterocarpus etc.

When to visit: November to May

Where to stay: Forest rest house at Jannaram

How to get there:

The sanctuary is 50 kms. from Mancherial railway station; 260 kms. from Hyderabad by road. The nearest airport is Hyderabad.

Contact: Divisional Forest Officer (WLM), Jannaram Tel. : 08739-36224

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
08. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8
09. Wildlife in Gujarat : Gir National Park and Sanctuary - 9
10. Wild Ass Sanctuary - 10
11. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Bandhavgarh National Park - 11
12. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Kanha National Park - 12
13. Wildlife in Bihar : Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary - 13
14. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary - 14
15. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Palmau Tiger Reserve - 15
16. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary - 16
17. Wildlife in West Bengal : Sunderbans National Park and Tiger Reserve - 17
18. Wildlife in West Bengal : Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - 18
19. Wildlife in Assam : Manas Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve - 19
20. Wildlife in Assam : Kaziranga National Park - 20
21. Wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh : Namdhapa National Park (Project Tiger) - 21
22. Wildlife in Orissa : Tikarpara Gharial Sanctuary - 22
23. Wildlife in Orissa : Ushakotih Wildlife Sanctuary - 23
24. Wildlife in Orissa : Bhitarkanika Sanctuary - 24
25. Wildlife in Orissa : Similipal Tiger Reserve (Project Tiger) - 25
26. Wildlife in Orissa : Nandankanan Biological Park and Chandka Elephant Reserve - 26
27. Wildlife in Orissa : Chilika Lake - 27
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