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Sri Venkateshwara National Park

Location : Rajampet Of Cuddapah District And Chandragiri And Bailapadu Of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh.
Coverage area : 353-sq-kms.
Main attractions : 
Best time to visit : Throughout the year
Accommodation : 
Forest rest houses at Tirupati, rajampet, Talakona, kaarapet. APTDC Guest Houses at talakona.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is at Hyderabad.
-- By air : Nearest airport is at Tirupati.
-- By road : 10 kms from Tirupati by road.
Nearby excursions :  Nearby cities :

Sri Venkateshwara (also spelt as Venkateswara) National Park is located in Rajampet of Cuddapah district and Chandragiri and Bailapadu of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the third best zoo in AP, just after Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. It is a part of the Sri Venkateshwara wild life sanctuary and extends over an area of 353-sq-kms. Tirupati is the abode of Lord Venkateswara and has daily visitation of about 40,000 people. Park is developed with a spiritual theme - arrival of the auspicious elephant calf (rescued from cyclone) called "Venkanna".

Flora and Fauna :
Dry decidious mixed forests with patches of moist decidious forests in the valleys. Some of the Rare and epidemic plant species like red Sanders , Shorea talura, shorea thubuggai, terminalia pallida, sandalwood, Cycas beddomei, Syzygium alternifolium, Psilotumnudam etc. occur in this area. The main attractions of this park are 'Mayuravan' (the house for enchanting peafowl), 'Mrugavani' (the house for herbivores), 'Vrukavihar' (Living place for smaller carnivores), along with parakeets, manias, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds like flamingos, swans, pelicans, raptors etc.


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