Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is one of those rare ecoregions of the world that has pleasant climate and the perfectÂ environment to hold various emergent species of animals and plants. Wide ranges of biodiversities find the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary a secure asylum to continue their life activities without any external disturbances. This Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in wildlife and natural beauty. A good blend of flora and fauna makes this a good place for spending with family and friends.
The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is situated amidst natural scenic beauty and landscape alongside the man made Pakhal in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India at an altitude of 280-300 ft from the sea level. The Wildlife Sanctuary got its name from the lake Pakhal, which is situated some 50 kilometres away from Warrangal town. The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over an area of 860 square kilometers and was established as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1952. Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary consists of a large plateau surrounded with low hills and its vegetation consists of tropical dry deciduous mixed forests, bamboo and mixed teak forests.
Flora and Fauna:
Biological diversity is the key feature of the sanctuary. The place is inhabited by many a species of woodland animals who roam around in the cover of the forest. The flora and fauna, for which it has gained quite a reputation include:
Flora: Most of the forest area is covered by dry deciduous plant life interspersed at few places with evergreen vegetation. The evergreen species include Aegele marmelos and Mallotus philippensis. Deciduous vegetation includes Adina cordifolia, Bombax ceiba, Bridelia retusa, etc. The names are for people who have a taste for botanical names. For a layman the area is lined up with big and rough trees some of which are colored dark green all through the year. The forest floor is covered with shrubs and dense bushes at some places.
Fauna: Among animal species we have leopard, sambhar, nilgai, sloth bear, spotted deer, mountain gazelle, four horned antelope, wild boar and black buck. There is also a large number of migratory birds that come in the breeding season.
Major Wildlife Attractions:
Sanctuary is home to leopard, sambhar, nilgai, sloth bear, spotted deer, mountain gazelle, four horned antelope, wild boar and black buck. There is also a large number of migratory birds that come in the breeding season.
Best Time to Visit:
November to May is the best time to visit the place as the temperature during this period is very pleasant.
How to Get there:
Road: Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 50-km from Warangal, motor vehiciles are the best ways to reach the sanctuary by road.
Rail: The nearest rail station is Warangal. Visitors can take Narsampet-Warangal Division which is 50 kms from Warangal.
Air: Nearest airport is at Hyderabad.
General Info / Tips:
Accommodation is provided by PWD Rest House. It is advised to make an early booking for the Rest House.
Andhra Pradesh, India
Warangal (50 kms.)
Leopard, Sambhar, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer