Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
View from a dam in Kinnarsani Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Telangana
LocationTelangana, India
Nearest cityBhadrachalam
Coordinates17°46′30″N 80°33′32″E / 17.775°N 80.559°E / 17.775; 80.559[1]
Area635.40 km2 (157,010 acres)
Governing bodyTelangana Forest Department
Strychnine tree in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) on Ixora brachiata

Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest located in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana, India. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 635.40 km2 (157,010 acres) with the picturesque Kinnerasani Lake with densely forested islands in the middle of the sanctuary. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) from the district's headquarters is in Kothagudem and 25 km (16 mi) from temple town Bhadrachalam.


This wildlife sanctuary has a forest mixed with dense scrub and meadows. It comes under the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests.

Flora and fauna

Flora: There is diverse flora and fauna in this sanctuary.[2] Floral diversity is high and includes

Common name Formal name Local name
Indian licorice Abrus precatorius గురువింద
Tree of Heaven Ailanthus excelsa పెదమాను
Neem tree Azadirachta indica వేప
Indian olibanum Boswellia serrata గుగ్గిలము
Banyan tree Ficus benghalensis మర్రి
Indian Fig tree Ficus racemosa మేడి
Garuga tree Garuga pinnata కొండవేప
Asiatic Bushbeech Gmelina asiatica పెదనేలి
Indian-elm tree Holoptelea integrifolia నాలి
Torch wood ixora Ixora brachiata కొరివి
Mahuva Butter tree Madhuca longifolia విప్ప
Strychnine tree Strychnos nux-vomica ముషిడి
Jamun tree Syzygium cumini నేరేడు

Fauna: There is a varied fauna present in the sanctuary
The Familiar Mammals in the sanctuary

Common name Formal name Observed
Indian muntjac Muntiacus muntjak Common
Four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis Common
Indian gazelle Gazella bennettii Rare
Indian leopard Panthera pardus fusca Rare
Indian Bison Bos gaurus Rare
Indian jackal Canis aureus indicus Common
Indian boar Sus scrofa cristatus Common
Indian sloth bear Melursus ursinus Common
Indian crested porcupine Hystrix indica Common
Indian hare Lepus nigricollis Common
Jungle cat Felis chaus Common
Ruddy mongoose Herpestes smithii Common
Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Common
Sambar deer Rusa unicolor Common
Spotted Deer Axis axis Common
Asian palm civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Common
Rhesus Macaque Macaca mulatta Common

See also


  1. ^ "Kinnerasani Sanctuary".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "flora and fauna in Kinnerasani Sanctuary". Telanganatoday.