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Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : 55-km From Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. 
Coverage area : 812-sq-km.
Main attractions : Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgiri, Black Buck.
Best time to visit : October to May 
Accommodation : Forest Cottages and Rest House Tadvai, ITDA Guest House at Eturnagaram.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is at Warangal (90 Km.)
-- By air : Nearest Airport hyderabad.
-- By road : BIt is well connected by Road. It is about 55-km from Warangal and 200-kms from Hyderabad. 
Nearby excursions : 
Nearby cities : Warangal

Andhra Pradesh has splendid wildlife reserves, one of such is the Eturnagara wildlife sanctuary, which is 55- km from Warangal. The sanctuary is located near the Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra border. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh. In the year 1952 on 30th January the erstwhile Hyderabad Government because of its rich bio-diversity declared it as a sanctuary.

The land is undulating from steep slopes to gentle slopes from west to east. Three-quarters of the area consist of a plain while the rest is hilly with many streams and springs. The vegetation here is tropical dry deciduous with teak and other trees of good quality standing 60ft and above.

Flora :
Dry deciduous teak forest with bamboo, madhuca, terminalia, pterocarpus.

Fauna :
A perennial water source called "Dayyam Vagu", divides the sanctuary into almost two halves. It is home to Tiger, Leopard, Panther, Wolf, Wild Dogs, Jackals Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Black Buck, Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Four Horned Antilope, Chinkara, Black Buck Giant Squirrels and many kinds of birds. Reptiles like Crocodiles (Mugger), Python, Cobra, Kraite, Star
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