The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the bank of Godavari River at a distance of 12-kms from Paloncha, Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh. The sanctuary acquired its name from the river Kinnerasani, which flows through the sanctuary to meet the Godavari River. The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is spreaded over an area of 635.4-sq km and forms a part of the Dandakaranya forests in Khammam district. The dense forests of the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary serve the homeland for various endangered plants and animals species. The green vegetation and the lively wildlife in the sanctuary make the place one of the greatest tourist destinations.

This wildlife sanctuary is the homeland to varieties of wild animals, birds and reptiles species and hence it is considered an important tourist destination for admirers of nature. The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is one of those rare ecoregions of the world that holds various emergent species of animals and plants.

Flora:
Dry deciduous teak forest with bamboo, terminalias, anogeissus.

Fauna:
Animals like Cheetal, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers, and a variety of bird species like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Qualis, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas, Open bill stork, come to nest and graze in Kinnersani lake. Reptiles like Python, Cobra, Kraite and Vipers can also be seen.

Major Wildlife Attractions: The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is marked by dense forests, abundant flora and fauna and picturesque spots. Dry deciduous forests, with trees like teak and bamboo makes the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary a store house of exotic animals including Cheetal, Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Panthers, Tigers, Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Doves, Ducks, Teals, Spoonbills, Nuktas, Open Bill Stork and dangerous reptiles like Python, Cobra, Kraite and Vipers. The dense foliage of the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary holds varied plant species including Maddi, Yepi, Yegissa, Sommi Thandra, Bandaru, Amla, Mango and Tendu. In the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists can easily spot the animals in their natural habitat where they are given all the scope to enjoy their life and regenerate.

Best Time to Visit: The period between June to October is the best time for visiting the sanctuary.

How to Get there
Road: Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 12 km from Paloncha, Warangal.

Air: One can travel by air till Hyderabad.

Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Bhadrachalam, which is about 25-km  from Kinnerasani.

General Info / Tips: The climate is generally hot and dry except during the South West monsoons.

Location: Andhra Pradesh, India
Nearest Access: Paloncha (12 kms.)
Main Wildlife Found: Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Chinkara
Coverage Area: 635.4-sq-kms