(Last Updated on : 12/12/2014)
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Telangana
, at a distance of about 35 kilometres from Mancherial
which is located in the district of Adilabad
. It is about 35 kilometres towards the north east side of Hyderabad
. Spanning over an area of 136 square kilometres, the place is immersed in the scenic landscapes of Deccan plateau
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the scenic landscape of Deccan plateau. Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary covers the thick deciduous teak forests.
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for sighting deer and certain species of birds. The topography of Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is prehistoric as it belongs to the Deccan plateau and the remains that can be seen on the rock formation is yet another place of interest. The sanctuary is also a treasure of fossils.
The region in Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is hilly with undulating terrain, sprinkled with patches of grassland and plateau. The thick deciduous teak forests cover Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary. The natural beauty of Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is further augmented by Pranahita River
, a tributary of river Godavari
, which meanders gracefully through the beautiful sanctuary. Pranahita River also serves as a source of water for the wildlife. Various fossils have also been found in the sanctuary. The climate is usually hot and dry and the temperature varies from 15 to 40 degree Celsius.
Flora and Fauna of Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a rich biodiversity and is the home to a vast variety of flora and fauna. Common plants and trees found in the sanctuary include Dalbergia sissoo, Ficus spp., Dalbergia latifolia, Dalbergia paniculata, Pterocarpus marsupium
and many more. It shelters a number of fauna too especially mammals such as Forest Cat, Sloth Bear
, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Langur
, Rhesus, Leopard
And Tiger. Stunning birds can also be spotted in the sanctuary among which the common ones include Herons, Ducks, Teals, Strokes and many others.
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is best visited between the period of October and March. The roadways conveniently connect Mancherial with other cities of India, which is very near to the sanctuary. Hyderabad is the nearest airport which is about 300 kilometres from the sanctuary.