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Nagarjuna Tourism and Travel Guide

History of The City

NagarjunaIntroduction to Conservation History of Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh is spread across five distinct districts of Andhra Pradesh. Bordered by the Annamalai hills in the south and the Krishna River in the east, the Nagarjun Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 3,560 sq km. Within the area of the sanctuary is the temple town of Srisailam visited by a number of pilgrims. The Nagarjunasagar -Srisailam Wildlife sanctuary is the largest tiger reserve in India. The conservation history of the Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Park mainly dates back to 1973 when it was declared a protected area.

The Conservation History of Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary
In the pre independence era, the southern half of the Nagarjunasagar wildlife sanctuary was controlled by the British while the rulers of the princely state of Hyderabad used the Northern part of the Reserve as their royal hunting ground. The forest path of Nagarjunasagar had been open for human visits since pilgrims from all over used to cut through forest routes to reach the pilgrim centre at Srisailam. In 1973, the area came under protection and was declared a wildlife sanctuary. Later it came under the Tiger Project, during 1983. The Nagarjunasagar -Srisailam sanctuary was renamed the Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1992. Use of fire arms, chemicals, littering thrash and use of polythene packets are strictly prohibited. Using radio or tape recorders is also prohibited to prevent any disturbance caused to the animal lives.

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How to Reach Nagarjunasagar

Introduction to How to Reach Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjuna The Nagarjunasagar wildlife sanctuary, a home to a large number of fascinating species of flora and fauna is spread across an undulating landscape, across the Mahaboob nagar, Kurnool, Prakasam,Guntur and Nalakonda districts in Andhra Pradesh. Being the largest of the tiger reserves in India, it is visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. There are a number if accessible roads and ways to reach Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to Reach Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary by Air: The Hydrabad Airport is the nearest airport to the Nagarjunasagar wildlife sanctuary. It is about 316 km from Srisailam. There are regular flights connecting Hyderabad to other important cities in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata as well as to other international gateways.

How to Reach Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary by Rail: South Central Railways connects Srisailam to Hydrabad and also to Markpur which is 85 km away from Nagarjunbsagar. It is thus not very difficult to reach Nagarjunasagar by rail.The nearest rail stations are Kurnool and Nandyal on the Guntur-Hubli Road.

How to Reach Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary by Road: To reach Nagarjunasagar by road, you can travel via a number of ways. Srisailam is 190 km from Kurnool, 220 km from Guntur, 470 km from Chennai and 85 km from Mannaur. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and provide satisfactory services connecting Nagarjunasagar with Hydarabad, Mohaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Guntur, Anantpur, Tirupati and other places.

Hotels in Nagarjuna

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