Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

The Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1990 as an elephant reserve,  to accommodate elephants that had migrated back to this area from places around after 200 years of living away. Flanked by the clear waters of the Kaindinya and Kaigal tributaries of Palar River, It is situated in a region where the Deccan Plateau ends and slopes down into the plains of the state of Tamil Nadu creating valleys and slopes.


How to reach

By Air : The nearest domestic airport is in Tirupati and International airport is in Bengaluru. 
By Rail : The nearest railway station is in Chittoor which is about 50 kms away from the sanctuary. 
By Road : The nearest town is Palamaner or Palamaneru from where buses, taxis, or private cars are available to reach the sanctaury.


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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of October to April.

  • What to eat
  • It is advisable to carry some light snacks and packaged water with oneself while visiting this Sanctuary.

  • Attractions
  • The animals found here are Indian Elephant, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Cheetal, Slender Loris, Chowsingha, Sambar, Tortoise, Porcupine, Jungle Cat, Jungle Fowl, Jackal, Starred Tortoise, Panther, etc. The Sanctuary is also home to the the vulnerable yellow-throated bulbul. Around the Sanctuary one can visit the beautiful Sripuram golden temple, the mysterious Antharagange caves, Jalakandeswarar temple, Horsley Hills, Swamimalai Hills, which are famous for their plantations and the Tada falls.

  • Activities
  • Bird watching, elephant rides, jeep safaris are some of the interesting activities to be engaged in here.

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