Wildlife Sanctuaries in AdilabadToday, most of us keep busy in the virtual world. Although it is true that technology has made our lives much easier and saves our time too, we ought to keep connected with nature too. Glued to online games, new apps, video games, online shopping websites and social networking sites, we have little or no time left to venture out and witness the beauty of nature.
Nature teaches us some simple yet necessary facets of living life happily. These include discipline, love, patience and giving. So, visiting wildlife sanctuaries can be a good idea as it will bestow you with the opportunity to be one with natural surroundings and embrace nature.
There are many wildlife sanctuaries in Adilabad district of Telangana which include the following:
- Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary (50 kms. from Mancherial and 250 kms. from Hyderabad)
- Pranahitha Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Kawal Wildlife SanctuaryKawal wildlife sanctuary, established in 1965, comprises of dry deciduous forest. With the advent of monsoon (June-September), the entire complex is adorned with greenery with bamboo, teak, herbs, shrubs and diverse variety of trees to add to the green cover. The best time to visit the sanctuary is during winters.
Animals such as Nilgai, Barking deer, Sambar,Sloth bear, Cheetal, Indian Bison, Tiger and Panther have made the sanctuary lively and interesting. Reptiles that you have seen only in books can be seen here. It can be scary at times but it does bring out the excitement in children and adults alike!
Follow real animals - Python, Monitor lizard, crocodile, cobra, star tortoise etc. Enjoy the large variety of birds all around you - Mynahs, Quails, Eagles, Kingfishers, Patridge, Owls, Kites and yes, unusual migratory birds too! A haven for bird watchers.
The government is making efforts to curb poaching, illegal deforestation and human encroachments. New posts have been made and water sources have been upgraded. The sanctuary was made a Tiger Reserve in April, 2012.
How to Reach Kawal Wildlife SanctuaryThe nearest Railway station is at Mancherial (50 kms.). Tourists can also board a bus from Adilabad and reach here. You can find accommodation at the Forest Rest House at Jannaram.
Pranahitha Wildlife Sanctuary
How to Reach Pranahitha Wildlife SanctuaryThe sanctuary is 50 kms. from Mancherial Railway Station and 10 kms. from Manthani. However, the nearest airport is in Hyderabad (300 kms.)You can find accommodation in the Forest Rest House at Mancherial and Chinnur.
Important Phone Numbers
- Divisional Forest Officer, Jannaram Phone: 08739-236224
- Divisional Forest Officer, Mancherial Phone: 08736-254752
- Divisional Forest Officer, Karimnagar East Division Phone: 0878-2243610
Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Sivaram wildlife sanctuary is unique as it is home for the Marsh crocodile or Mugger which can crawl quite a distance on land. There are many other species of crocodiles too. There are trees such as teak, bamboo, cassia etc. Jeeps are available here so that you can venture inside forests - jungle safari brings out the excitement in you! Do not forget to watch out for tiger, cheetal, langur, rhesus monkey, sambar, sloth bear etc.