Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area, located at Jannaram mandal of Mancherial District in Telangana. It is the oldest sanctuary in the state, established in 1965 and later declared as Tiger Reserve in 2012. The sanctuary is well known for its abundant flora and fauna and acts as a catchment for Godavari and Kadam rivers, which flow towards the south of the sanctuary. A huge number of tourists pay a visit to this secluded animal kingdom to experience the thrills amidst wild beasts of the region.
The flora of the sanctuary consists of the richest teak forests, mixed with Bamboo, Terminalia, Pterocarpus, Anogeissus and Cassias.
Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Chowsingha, Peacock and Sloth Bear.
Birds: Several species of birds are found here.
Reptiles: Crocodile, Python, Monitor Lizard, Star Tortoise and Cobra.
The Wildlife Sanctuary witnesses hot and dry climate during summer. The monsoon season that commences from June and continues till September adds life to the forest and makes it bliss. The perfect time to visit the sanctuary is winter months.
Nearest Train Station: Alidabad and Mancherial are the nearest railhead to the sanctuary.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is located in Hyderabad, which is about 270 kilometres away from the sanctuary.
Road Accessibility : The sanctuary is accessible by both Mancherial and Hyderabad, located at a distance of 50 km and 270 km respectively.