National park of India / National park of South India
Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary
1978 as a sanctuary
50-km From Rajahmundry, Spreading Over Three Districts Of Khammam, East And West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Description of Papikonda
Nestled in fertile Godavari basin is one of the finest representative forests of the eastern ghats known for the big cats like Tiger, Leopard and the large herbivores is also a treasure trove of the birds. It lies on the left and right banks of the river Godavari and cuts through the Papikonda hill range of Eastern Ghats.
Papikonda is part of the precipitous Papikonda range (150-1,350m). The river Godavari cuts through the preciptious Papikonda range through a picturesque gorge.
Varied and multifarious streams emanating from covers of the hill make the Papikonda forest vegetation luxuriant. All these constitute to make the area into a typical ecological, facinal and geomorphological zone.
Visiting Season in Papikonda
November To June
Access of Papikonda
Nearest railway station is at Rajahmundry.
Papikonda sanctuary is 50-km from Rajahmundry and is well connected by road.
Accommodation of Papikonda
Forest rest house is available at Rajahmundry, Maredumilli, Kannapuram
Wildlife of Papikonda
The different species of flora found here are Tectona Grandis, Terminalias, Tomentosa, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata, Latifolia, Albizzia Amara, Albizzia Lebbeck. Dendrocalamus Strictus Bambusa Arundinacea.
The habitat is suited for Tigers, Gaurs, Panther and other animals like Spotted Deer, Four Horned Antelope, Sambar, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Muggers. The presence of Gharials was also reported. A variety of both resident and migratory birds are found along river Godavari and its tributaries.
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