Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the rarest eco-regions of the world owing to the fact that it harbors vast tracts of pristine mangrove forests. It is believed among conservationists as one of the last remaining tracts of thick primary mangrove forests of South India, which is rapidly disappearing due to absence of protective measures.
The sanctuary is a part of the mangrove wetland in Andhra Pradesh and are located in the coastal plain of Krishna delta, spread across Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh.
It includes Sorlagondi Reserve Forest, Nachugunta Reserve Forest, Yelichetladibba Reserve Forest, Kottapalem Reserve Forest, Molagunta Reserve Forest, Adavuladivi Reserve Forest and Lankivanidibba Reserve Forest. They occupy the islands of the delta and the adjacent mainlands of Krishna and Guntur Districts.
A part of the mangroves is located far from the main mangrove area. This unconnected regions lies near Machilipatnam on its eastern side and Nakshatranagar on its western side.
The estuary of Krishna River passes through the sanctuary, and the mangroves line the estuary. It is believed that this region potentially holds one of the most significant populations of fishing cats in the world and yet, no concrete surveys on fishing cats or community-based fishing cat conservation efforts have been carried out here. The area has the potential to become world's first reserve for a few of the IUCN identified endangered species including the fishing cat or better known locally as bavuru pilli. Read more about Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary
Zone A, Zone B
Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Hyderabad is the closest airport to reach the Krishna wildlife sanctuary. (Even Vijayawada is much closer, 80kms)
Vijayawada is the closest railway station to this wildlife sanctuary. This station is 80 km away from the sanctuary.
The Krishna wildlife sanctuary has been planned in a manner that it is well connected to the different and famous towns in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Any, spotted deer, sambar, black buck, hyena, jungle cat, fox and bear
Any, crested serpent eagle, indian roller, wagtails, pipits
Any, indian python, common sand boa, john's sand boa, common wolf snake, common kukri snake, striped keelback snake, chequered keelback snake, common trinket snake, rat snake, common indian bronzeback, common green whip snake, common cat snake, common krait