Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
Named after the local hillock " Kambalakonda " acting as a green lung for citizens of Vizianagaram, is this large and sprawling sanctuary.
A beautiful forest located on the outskirts of Vishakapatnam city.
Indicator Species: Leopard.
Legal Status: 13-09-2002.
Dry evergreen forest mixed with scrub and meadows.
Summer - 45° C; Winter up to 9° C
The invertebrate fauna too is wonderful with insects, arachnids, etc. Reptilian fauna is represented by Russell viper, Common Cobra, Chameleon, etc. Avifauna includes Paradise flycatcher, Tree pie, Quails, Partridges, etc. The mammalian fauna in the Sanctuary includes mammals like Leopard, Barking Deer, Jackal, etc.
The faunal diversity is wonderful with plants like Tectona grandis, Randia dumetorum, Grewaia tiliaefolia, Abrus precatorius, etc.