Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary a good blend of flora and fauna makes this a good place for spending with family and friends. The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is one of those rare ecoregions of the world that has various emergent species of plant and animal diversities. The different species of flora that are found in the Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary are Tectona Grandis, Tomentosa, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata, Latifolia,Albizzia Lebbeck, Dendrocalamus etc.

The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of the river Godavari. The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary stretches to an area covering three major districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari. The area of the Papikokonda Wildlife Sanctuary is very large. It spreads to an area of about 591 sq. km and is located at a distance of 50-km away from Rajahmundry town. There are lot of lush green forests and natural habitats that assist to make this wildlife sanctuary a typical ecological and geomorphologic zone. Forest rest house is available at Rajahmundry, Maredumilli, Kannapuram that ensures nice accommodation facility to the tourists.

Flora:
The different species of flora found here are Tectona Grandis, Terminalias, Tomentosa, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata, Latifolia, Albizzia Amara, Albizzia Lebbeck. Dendrocalamus Strictus Bambusa Arundinacea.

Fauna:
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.

Major Wildlife Attractions:
The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary provides habitats to numerous endangered and protected species of animals and plants. The finest representative forests of the Eastern Ghats supports living for the big cats like Tiger, Leopard, Gaurs, Panther and other animals like Spotted Deer, Four Horned Antelope, Sambar, Hyena, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Muggers. The presence of Gharials was also reported in the Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary. A variety of both resident and migratory birds are found along river Godavari and its tributaries. Different species of flora that are found in the Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary include Tectona Grandis, Terminalias, Tomentosa, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata, Latifolia, Albizzia Amara, Albizzia Lebbeck. Dendrocalamus Strictus Bambusa Arundinacea.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of November to June

How to Get there:
Road: Papikonda sanctuary is 50-km away from Rajahmundry, which is well connected by road.

Rail: The nearest railway station is at Rajahmundry.

General Info / Tips:
The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary region observes tropical type of climate. Maximum temperature shoots upto 45 degree celsius in summer while the minimum temperature dips down to 18 degree celsius in winter.

Location:
Andhra Pradesh, India

Nearest Access:
Rajahmundry (50 kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Tigers, Gaurs, Panther

Coverage Area:
591-sq-kms