Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary
· Summer: 40 to 45° C (Hot)
· Winter: 15 to 20° C (Pleasant)
· Monsoon: June to September
Best time to visit:
Between October and April
Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Unfolded in over 358 sq km. Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary demos an ideal mix of rich and diverse flora and fauna in the country. A haven for nature lovers, the sanctuary presents a cluster of a wide range of flowers like Reetha, Shikakai, Amla, Sandalwood and Mahagony.
The only sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh that has a huge elephant reserve, this place is covered with tropical dry deciduous and thorn forests. Home to about 78 Indian Elephant, the sanctuary is a habitat for Yellow-throated Bulbul, Cheetal, Jungle Wild Boar, Jungle fowl, Tortoise, Slender Lions and Chowsingha etc.
A most sought after place among photographers and bird lovers, Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary has a huge collection of birds like Love Birds, Budgerigars, Grey Pelicans, Painted Strokes and Rosy Pelicans. It is one of the best tourist attractions in the state.
Tirupati and Bangalore are two of the best nearby locations you can visit.
State transport buses connect the sanctuary to nearby cities in Andhra Pradesh. Daily buses are available from Madanapalle and Tirupati. You can also book a cab to reach the place.
Madnapalle Railway Station (located about 26 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the sanctuary. The railway is linked to Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore, Patna and Kanyakumari. You can book a taxi from the station.
Tirupati Airport (located about 145 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the sanctuary. You can book a taxi from airport to the sanctuary.