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Tiger Tours in Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary

Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary
Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary (Credit.3494400556)
The Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary spread on 3568 has got the distinction of being the largest Tiger Reserve in India. The vast area of the sanctuary is spread across various districts of Andhra Pradesh including Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar and Nalgonda. The rugged terrain along with winding gorges that slices the Mallamalai Hills provides natural habitat for wide ranging wild animals, birds and plant species. The sanctuary is named after the Nagarjunasagar Dam which is built on the River Krishna and is located close to the reserve.

The excellent topography of the area featuring dry deciduous forests and rugged terrain provide natural shelter for wide ranging wild animals such Spotted Deers, Mouse Deers, Black Bucks, Sambhars, Chousingha, Nilgai, Wild Boars, Indian Giant Squirrels, Tree Shrews, Rayels, Mugger Crocodiles, Wild Dogs, Jackals, Wolves, Foxes, Sloth Bear, Leopards, Panthers and Tigers. At one time the there were more than 100 tigers in the reserve but because of excessive poaching the tiger count has reduced to 20 only.

Best time to visit: October to June 

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest airport to Nagarjunasagar National Park is at Hyderabad. 
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Hyderabad.
Road: The nearest town to this sanctuary is Macherla, 29-km away from the sanctuary.