Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is situated amidst profound scenic beauty, which supports wide range of biodiversities. Considered a nature’s treasure, the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary always fascinates the admirers of nature as they consider this wildlife sanctuary as the prefect destination to look for multiplicity of flora and fauna in India. Hidden deep inside the dense forest, the sanctuary is considered a major attraction for those interested in wildlife photography. Mysteries and dangers rule in every corner of the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, located about 250 km. from Hyderabad in the Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh, covers 893.23 sq. km. of tropical dry deciduous teak forest with abundant bamboo, Terminalia and Bombax. Managed as a game reserve until 1965, it was declared a sanctuary in 1972 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act. The final notification was issued in August 1999, dividing the sanctuary into six ranges: Kadam, Pembi, Jannaram, Indanpally, Tadlapet and Birsaipet.

Flora:
The dry deciduous forest of the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary holds rich biodiversity of plants and animals. The wildlife sanctuary is abounds in teak forest, bamboo and other varieties of trees, shrubs and herbs.

Fauna:
The dense forests of the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary also provides habitats to many species of mammals, reptiles, and birds including Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Muntjac (barking deer), Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger, Partridges, Peacocks, Quails, Vultures, Eagles, Kites, Owls, Mynahs, Pigeons, Kingfishers, Python, Crocodile, Star Tortoise, Kraite, Cobra and Monitor Lizard. Migratory birds make the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary a center of attraction for visitors.

Major Wildlife Attractions: Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Muntjac (barking deer), Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger, Partridges, Peacocks, Quails, Vultures, Eagles, Kites, Owls, Mynahs, Pigeons, Kingfishers, Python, Crocodile, Star Tortoise, Kraite, Cobra and Monitor Lizard. Migratory birds make the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary a center of attraction for visitors.

Best Time to Visit:
November to May is considered the best time to visit the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to Get there
Road: At about 260 km. by road from Hyderabad, it is easily reachable by State owned bus services.

Rail: The Mancherial is the closest Railway Station from Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary (50 Kms.).

Air: Hyderabad is the nearest airport.

General Info / Tips: Climate is generally hot and dry except during the South-West monsoons in the months of June-September.

Location: Andhra Pradesh, India
Nearest Access: Mancherila (50 kms.)
Main Wildlife Found: Tiger, Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Panther, Python, Crocodile, Star Tortoise
Coverage Area: 893.23-sq-kms