Sri. Venkateswara Sanctuary

Sri Venkateshwara Sanctuary is the wildlife zone covered by highly aromatic plants and rare endangered species within a distance of 15km from Kadapa and 10km from Tirupati. This 506 sq. km area is the place for dry deciduous forest with some small patches of moist deciduous forest. The entrance of the place is decorated by the Gods who represent several form of the animals in Hindu mythology. It has the famous quote “I am the eternal seed of living beings” from Bhagwat Gita written all over it. This eco-tourism spot of Indian state Andhra Pradesh is the living zone of 349 species of birds, 168 species of mammals and 138 species of reptiles. Some of the rich plant types found here are like Sandalwood, Redsanders, Shorea, Thumbergiana, Shoreatalura, Terminaliapallida, Cycasbebbomei, Syzygiumalterifolium etc. Rare types of like Giant squirrel, Gecko, flying lizard are found here too. Other animals found are panther, sloth bear, sambar, cheetal, mouse deer, barking deer, Indian fox, chinkara, wolf, baboon, blackbuck, nilgai, elephant, porcupine and etc.

Travel Tips

  • Best time to visit the sanctuary is June to March.
  • The timing is 8AM to 6PM during summer and 9AM to 5PM in winter.
  • Carry light cotton clothes during summer and light woollen clothes during winter in grey shades which can create camouflage.
  • Carry rainproof clothes as a must.
  • Avoid littering the area with plastic bags or chemical materials.
  • Do not create loud noises or talk in loud voice. This will create distraction in the animal’s mind.
  • Avoid going to the area which is restricted.
  • Do not take a stroll or walk in the area by your own.
  • Keep off all type of flashes of mobile camera and video camera.
  • Carry repellent creams to avoid the stings of the insects.
  • Carry emergency medicines and kit always.

When to visit

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sprinkles Pleasant
  • 35° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 20.8 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

The best things to do at this preserved zone is exploration of the sanctuary and its habitats. Nature lovers will spend a quiet beautiful time inside this zone.People need to walk inside the sanctuary to cover its area and get a glimpse on its residence.

Getting Around

The place is well-connected by public and private transportation options. Autos, rental cars and luxury deluxe coaches are available to take the tourists at this sanctuary.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The nearest airport is at a distance of 55km at Tirupati. there are some domestic flights available on irregular basis. Major airport is at a distance of 420km at Hyderabad. This is connected by domestic and international carriers on regular basis.
  • Tirupati railway station is the nearest major railhead at a distance of 12 km. this is connecting the place by trains of Indian railway on regular basis.
  • Public buses are available at Tirupati to take the tourists at this sanctuary. Hired cars are available also.

Surrounding Attractions

Tirupati is the most attractive tourist spot surrounding the area. Devotees pays a visit at this southern temple of India without a brief stop. ISKON temple is another popular destination to the religious travellers. Talakona waterfall is providing a simplistic alluring look to all its visitors of this region also. There is a fort and palace inside the Tirupati named as Chandragiri palace and fort. Another famous temple named as Sri PadmavathiAmmavari temple is a popular place for visit also.

Important Numbers

  • Police: 100
  • Fire: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Management, Tirupati, Phone:- 0877-2231887
  • Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Sri Venkateshwara National Park, Tirupati 0877-2280980.
  • Conservator of Forests, Sri VenkateswaraNational Park, Tirupati. Tel: 08574-24980.