Papikonda National Park is a stunning location in Andhra Pradesh's East and West Godavari districts, as well as Telangana's Khammam district. The park is located in the Godavari River Basin. The park's forests cut through the Papikonda mountain range. Khammam, Suryapet, and Warangal are the cities closest to the park.
The National Park covers a total area of 1012.86 km2. In the year 2008, it was designated as a National Park. The Park has mythological significance because it was once the kingdom of the apes during the epic time of the holy Ramayana. The area was formerly known as Kishkinda, and its residents had assisted Lord Rama in bringing Sita back from Lanka.
The park's floral diversity is dominated by Eastern Ghats vegetation. It is a famous tiger reserve used to preserve water buffalos as well.
The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1978. The Sanctuary's total area is approximately 591 km2. In 2008, the Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary was designated as a National Park.
The park is located on the left and right banks of the Godavari River, which runs through the Eastern Ghats' Papikonda hill range. The River Godavari adds to the natural beauty of Papikonda Park.
Papikonda National Park is one of Andhra Pradesh's most popular tourist destinations. The park is the best place to see nature in all of her glory. The park allows wildlife to grow and regenerate.
Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is home to not only animals, but also a diverse range of plants and shrubs that contribute to the area's lush and vibrant vegetation. Both resident and migratory birds can be found in the area.
Latifolia, Albizzia Amara, Albizzia Lebbeck, Tectona Grandis, Terminalias, Tomentosa, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata, Bambusa Arundinacea, Dendrocalamus Strictus, Albizzia Amara, Pterocarpus etc.
Tiger, Hyena, Four horned antelope, Spotted deer, Muggers, Sloth bear, Jackals, Panthers, Gharial, Gaur, Sambar, lack Buck, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Marsh Crocodile, Sloth Bear, Muggers etc.