Wildlife Sanctuaries In South India

If animals in their natural habitat are what you wish to see, then a trip to Wildlife Sanctuaries in South India is just what the doctor ordered. The fascinating nature of Wildlife in India can be seen in full glory at South India Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in South India are home to more than 500 species of mammals, 1225 varieties of Birds, 1600 types of reptiles and amphibians and about 57,000 species of insects.

Commonly seen creatures in the wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and bird sanctuaries are Leopards and the Tigers, Antelopes , Sambhar, Deers, Bison and Elephants. Among the prominent species of Birds are the Malabar Trogon, Crested Serpent Eagle, and the Malabar Pied Hornbill.

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries In South India

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: leopard, panther,sambhar, spotted deer, cheetal, panther
Coverage Area: 55 Acres.
Established:

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B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: Gaur, Chital,leopards, four-horned antelope
Coverage Area: 540 sq.kms
Established: 2010

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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: sloth bear,panther,gaur,bison,colorful birds
Coverage Area: 866 sq.kms
Established: 1956

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Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamilnadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: Nilgiri Langur, Lion Tailed Macaque, Birds
Coverage Area: 321 sq.kms.
Established: 1977

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Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: tiger, leopard, jungle cat, wild dog, wolf, jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, four-horned antelope
Coverage Area: 14.44 sq.kms
Established: 1983

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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger,leopard,Elephants,panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys,
Coverage Area: 345 sq.kms.
Established: 1973

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Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Leopard,Tiger,Lion tailed macaque,Barking deer,black naped hare,
Coverage Area: 55 sq.kms
Established: 1984

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Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Asian elephant,Sambar deer, leopard, tiger, jungle cat,elks
Coverage Area: 125 sq.kms.
Established: 1958

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Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Leopard, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Elephant, Sambar (deer), Bonnet Macaque,
Coverage Area: 53 sq.kms.
Established: 1983

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Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger,Leopard,Brown palm civet,Small travancore flying squirrel,indian pangolin,malabar giant squirr
Coverage Area: 171 sq.kms
Established: 1984

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Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: leopard, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, elephant, wild boar
Coverage Area: 527 sq.kms.
Established: 1987

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Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

Location: karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: Black-headed Crane,Darter,Indian Shag,Waterfowl,White-headed Crane,Indian Pond Heron,Cormorant,
Coverage Area: 0.74 sq.kms
Established: 1993

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Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Avocets,Wigeons,Gadwalls,Cormorants,Shovellers,Painted Storks,
Coverage Area: 673 sq.kms
Established: 1999

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Manjira Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Darter, Asian Openbill,cranes,barheaded geese,peacock,partridge
Coverage Area: 20 sq.kms.
Established: 1978

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Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: leopard, sambhar, nilgai,mountain gazelle, four-horned antellope, wild boar
Coverage Area: 869 sq.kms.
Established: 1952

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Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Cheetal, Chowsingha, Sambar,Hyena, Jackal, Wild Boar
Coverage Area: 591 sq.kms.
Established: 1979

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Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks,Open Billed Stork,Leopard,Sloth Bear, Sambar
Coverage Area: 130 sq.kms.
Established: 1952

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Pranhita Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Sloth Boar, Tiger, Leopard, Nilgai,Hyena,Brahminy Ducks,
Coverage Area: 136 sq.kms.
Established: 1980

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Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: jackals, bonnet macaques, jungle cats, sloth bears, Foxes
Coverage Area: 614 sq.kms.
Established: 1988

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Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Wild boar, Sambar, Lion-tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Tahr
Coverage Area: 285 sq.kms.
Established: 1973

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Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Maharashtra
Main Wildlife Attractions: Barking Deer's,Chikaras, Hares, Porcupines,Jungle Cats
Coverage Area: 82.94 sq.kms
Established: 1986

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Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamilnadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: Elephant, Gaur, Wild boar, Chital, Sambar, Muntjac,Nilgiri Langur
Coverage Area: 108 sq.kms
Established: 1976

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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Karnataka
Main Wildlife Attractions: elephant, gaur, sloth bear, wild boar, black leopard, Jungle Cat,spotted deer, barking deer
Coverage Area: 492 sq.kms
Established: 1974

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Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Spotted Deer, Sambar,Black Buck,Hyena,Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Fox
Coverage Area: 194.81 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: leopards, sloth bears, nilgari, black buck, cheetahs, pythons
Coverage Area: 37 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Pulicat Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Pelicans, Painted Storks, Open Billed Storks,Spoon Bills, Egrets, Reef Herons
Coverage Area: 500 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Srilanka Malleswara Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: tiger, deer, wild boar, fox,jackal,hyenas,wolf,spotted deer
Coverage Area: 464 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Chinnar Wildlife Santuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: panther,Tigers,chital, Hanuman monkey,threatened Nilgiri Tahr,Sambar Deer
Coverage Area: 90.44 sq.kms
Established: 1984

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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Elephants, Poorcu Pine, Sambar Deer, Wild dogs,Jungle cats, Malabar Gaint Squirrel, Wild boar
Coverage Area: 77 sq.kms
Established: 1976

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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Sambar, Barking deer, Bonnet macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri tahr.
Coverage Area: 128 sq.kms
Established: 1958

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Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala
Main Wildlife Attractions: Leoperd, Loin tailed Macaque, Atlas Moth,Malabar Civet.
Coverage Area: N.A
Established: 1936

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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Golden Jackal, Sea turtle, Fishing cat, Estuarine Crocodile,Small Blue Kingfisher, Cattle Egret
Coverage Area: 235.7 sq.kms
Established: 1978

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Eturnagaram Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Dholes, Golden jackals, Sloth bear, Chousingha, Blackbuck, Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted deer, Chinkara, Indian giant squirrels
Coverage Area: 812 sq.kms
Established: 1952

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Gundla Brahmeswara Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Sloth bear, Wild dog, Hyena, Jungle cat, Langur, Bonnet monkey, Pangolin, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsinga, Chinkara
Coverage Area: 1194 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Sloth Bear, Panther, Cheetal, Chowsingha, Sambar, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Jungle Fowl, Starred Tortoise
Coverage Area: 358 sq.kms
Established: 1990

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Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, leopard, gaur, cheetal, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, chowsingha, sloth bear
Coverage Area: 893 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Main Wildlife Attractions: Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Chousinghas, Sambhars, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackals
Coverage Area: 635 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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Crocodile Bank Tamil Nadu

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: mugger crocodile,saltwater crocodile, gharial, Olive Ridley sea turtles.
Coverage Area: N.A
Established: 1972

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Kalakkadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: tigers. Panthers, jackals, jungle cats, striped hyenas.
Coverage Area: 358 sq.kms
Established: 1988

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Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, Mouse deer, Leopard, Rusty spotted cat, Brown palm civet, Leopard, Sambhar
Coverage Area: 895 sq.kms
Established: 1988

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Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: Bonnet Monkey, Wild Boar, Monitor lizard, Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Small Indian Civet.
Coverage Area: 21.47 sq.kms
Established: 1967

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Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: mouse deer, nilgiri langur, nilgiri tahrs, palm civets, porcupine, sambar
Coverage Area: 480 sq.kms
Established: 1989

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Vallanadu Black Buck Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Tamil Nadu
Main Wildlife Attractions: Blackbuck Antelope, Spotted deer, macaques, Jungle cat, Monkeys, Peacock, Heron, Stork, Grey partridges
Coverage Area: 16.41 sq.kms
Established: N.A

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