Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary

Pranahita wildlife sanctuary is a protected area located in Mancherial district (Old Adilabad District) of Telangana State, India.[2]

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
LocationTelangana State, India
Nearest cityMancherial
Coordinates19°01′32″N 79°54′19″E / 19.0256091°N 79.9053466°E / 19.0256091; 79.9053466[1]
Area136.2 km2 (52.6 sq mi)

This sanctuary is on the bank of Pranahita River, 35 km away from Mancherial town. It is famous for Blackbuck and over 20 species of reptiles, over 50 species of birds, over 40 species of mammals.

History edit

Pranahita was established on 13 March 1980, and covers an area of 136.02 km2. Pranahita is a southern tropical dry deciduous forests, with dry shrub jungle and grasslands.[3]

Visiting time edit

Best time to visit the place is in November to April.[3]

There are forest rest houses at Mancherial and Chennur.[citation needed]

The air temperature varies from 15 to 40 degrees Celsius.[4]

How to Reach edit

By Road:

HyderabadKarimnagar- Mancherial – 258 km

By Rail:

Hyderabad to Mancherial – 236 km

By Air:

Nearest airport – Hyderabad

References edit

  1. ^ "Pranahita Sanctuary".
  2. ^ "Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary". Telangana Forest Department. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Telangana Forest Department". National Portal of India Telangana Tourism. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  4. ^ Guru, Travel (5 August 2013). "The Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary Andhrapradesh". Beautiful Indian Tourist Spots. Retrieved 22 June 2021.