Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread across an area of over 1194 km sq and covered by mixed deciduous forests, Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary which is situated on Gundla Brahmeshwaram plateau which runs from south to north of the Nallamala Hills is the last surviving tract of pristine forests of Nallamala Hills. Gundlakamma river flows through the sanctuary on its eastern side and is the life line of the place providing a varied habitat for flora and fauna around here.
The climate of the Gundla Brahmeswara Wildlife Sanctuary is quiet hot round the year with most of the precipitation occurring during the monsoon months. Winters in the Gundla Brahmeswara Wildlife Sanctuary are usually mild and pleasant reaching up to a minimum temperature of 18o C, while summers are quiet hot as the maximum temperatures hovers around 40o C to 45o C. The best time to visit this place is from October to May. Accommodation is available for tourists at the inspection bungalow at Nandyal and at Forest Rest House at Diguvametta.
Flora and Fauna
Renowned as one of the most picturesque forest areas in India, the sanctuary have mixed deciduous forest of Terminalia, Albizzia, Teak, Pterocarpuss, Anogeissius, Andug, Bamboo Dalbergia, Boswellia and Shisham at ease here. Most of the plants of the sanctuary have immense ethno-botanical value.
Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to large number of faunal population and some of the animal exist in the region are Wild Dog, Bonnet Monkey, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Langur, Pangolin, Chinkara, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Mouse Deer, Python, Sambar, Crocodile and Monitor Lizard. Some of these animals are considered as endangered animals. The main attractions of the Wildlife Sanctuary include Tufted Gray Langur and Mouse deer. Animal lovers should be enthusiastic to have a close encounters with them.
How to reach Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary
By Road: The Sanctuary is well connected by road from Kurnool, which is only 100 kms away from the sanctuary.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Nandyal Railway Station at a distance of 30 kms away from the Gundla Brahmeswara Wildlife Sanctuary.
By Air: Hyderabad International Airport is the nearest airport to reach the Gundla Brahmeswara Wildlife Sanctuary.
Area - 1194 sq.km.
Best time to visit - October to May
Nearest airport - Hyderabad, 295 kms away
Nearest railway station - Nandyal, 30 kms away
Entry – Paid
Pets – Not allowed
Timings - 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Contact - Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam, Kurnool District. Phone: - 08524-
D.F.O., Nandyal, Phone: - 08514-242463, Forest Range Officer, G.B.M Range, Phone: