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The Nagarjunasagar- Srisailam Sanctuary


Macaque, IndiaThe largest of India's Tiger Reserves, the Nagarjunasagar -Snsailam Sanctuary (3568 sq. km.), lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The terrain is rugged and winding gorges slice through the Mallamalai hills.

Adjoining the reserve is the large reservoir of the Nagarjunasagar Dam on the River Krishna.

The dry Deciduous forests with scrub and bamboo thickets provide shelter to a range of animals from the tiger and leopard at the top of the food chain, to deer, sloth bear, hyena, jungle cat, palm civet, bonnet macaque and pangolin. In this unspoiled jungle, the tiger is truly nocturnal and is rarely seen.



General Information:

Best Time to Visit: October to June.
Nearest Town: Macheria (29 km)
How to Get Here:
Air: Hyderabad (150 km)
Rail:Hyderabad (150 km)





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