Sri Lanka Malleswara Wildlife Sanctuary is located 15kms from Cuddapah covering an area of about 464sq-kms. The evergreen lush pasture and red sander covers the major part of the Sri Lanka Malleswara sanctuary. The rich flora and fauna adorns the place with more than 1400 plant species belonging to 176 families. Even the animals are not left behind as the hilly terrain, the steep slopes and gorges support animals like tiger, deer, wild boar, fox and many endangered species. The rare and endangered Jordanâ€™s courser are also found in this sanctuary. Many common species of birds made this as their home. For a natureâ€™s lover, this place is one of the best destination to spend time on.
The environment found here is arid deciduous mixed forests with evergreen scrubs. The reserve forest consists of hilly area with gorges and steep slopes. A visit to this place provides an unforgettable and adventurous trip to Cuddapah.
Flora and Fauna:
The hilly terrain bounded by hills supports fauna like tiger, deer, Sambhar, wildlife boar, fox, sloth bear, black buck, monkey, mongoose, wild dogs, panther and jackal.
Major Wildlife Attractions:
Sanctuary is home to Indian tiger, deer, Sambhar, wildlife boar, fox, sloth bear, black buck, monkey, mongoose, wild dogs, panther and jackal. You may also come across an opportunity to view fox, jungle cat, rare and many other endangered species of animals. This wildlife sanctuary is a home to many common species of birds too.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the Sri Lanka Malleswara Sanctuary is between the months of October to February. The tourists can find guest houses near Sri Lanka Malleswara Sanctuary.
How to Get there:
Road: The excellent roadways ensure nice connectivity to other parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Rail: Cuddapah railway station is the nearst one.
Air: Nearest airport to the Sri Lanka Malleswara Sanctuary is at Hyderabad.
General Info / Tips:
As the sanctuary is not very far from the town, you can stay in Cuddapah as there are good range of hotels and lodges. You can also stay in the forest rest house at Siddavatam and Cuddapah.
Andhra Pradesh, India
Cuddapah (60 kms.)
Tiger, Deer, Sambhar, Wildlife Boar, Fox, Sloth Bear, Black Buck