A community based ecotourism was developed at Talakona, in Chamala Range of Wildlife Management Division, Tirupati. The objective of the Eco-tourism is to inspire, inform and enable the communities to turn eco-friendly system and get into a sustainable source of livelihood and create awareness to through well managed eco-tourism. The tourism center is abutting the famous Siddeswara Swamy temple which attracts lakhs of people from all over southern India. The tourism center is developed to get the benefits of these visitors and educate them on the importance of forest and wildlife. Read more..
The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) Sanctuary of Rollapadu at Latitude N-15o 52’ an d longitude E-78o 18’ with its picturesque gentle rolling golden grass lands situated in the sylvan surroundings of the hinterlands of Nandyal- Nandikotkur of the vast ‘outback’ of the Kurnool District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The total extent of the Wildlife Sanctuary is 9.37 Sq.km notified under Section 26 (A) of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 as “Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary” vide GO Ms No.98 Environment, Forests, Science & Technology (For-III) Dept, Dt.17th July,1998 Read more..
The Rayalaseema region was once known to be home to the pachyderm. Over seven lakh infantry, 32,000 war horses and 550 elephants were known to have participated in the successful conquest of Raichur fort by the Vijayanagar emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya in 1520 A.D., Baptist Tavernier, French traveller and diamond merchant, also recovered the presence of elephants during his travels in the region in the 17th century. The area, he said was rich in forest with a sizable population of elephants and tigers. The elephants were used for participating battles or logging operations. Read more..
Bairluty Eco-Tourism Centre (N:15.86807, E: 78.71342), located on Kurnool – Guntur road at a distance of 15 Km from Atmakur, was started on 10-05-2017. The project was taken up with a financial outlay of Rs.2.17 crores, and is managed by tribal chenchus of Bairluty & Nagaluty Gudems. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, to impart conservation education to the visitors and to empower the local communities improving their livelihoods. Read more..
Kambalakonda CBET park was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minster for Forests in the year 2002. Located in the midst of the city of Visakhapatnam, the Kambalakonda Eco Tourism Park offers the wilderness and feel of being in nature to the visitors. The Ecotourism Park has got several facilities including restaurant, adventure facilities, open air amphitheater, boating, trekking, pagodas, aesthetic views and sighting of wild animals. Read more..
East Godavari district criss-crossed by rivers and palm-fringed canals and carpeted by swaying paddy fields, can aptly claim to be Gods own District. Or quite simply, GOD, as the acronym goes. Encapsulating the beauty of the district is its latest attraction, Valmiki valley vana vihara sthali, Maredumilli. It offers a visual feast to the visitors. The forests are rich in flora and fauna, undulating hilly terrain, silvery streams cascading down the rocks, waterfalls, fragrant medicinal plants, the pine and golden bamboo clumps and many more attractions. Read more..