The Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Palamaner in Andhra Pradesh. It is 50 Km away from Chittoor and 120 Km from Bangalore by road. It covers an area of 358-sq-kms.
Flora: The area is covered with southern tropical thorn type of forests, consisting of flora Albiziaamara, Ficusreligiosa, Ficustomentosa, Ficus Bengalensis, Bamboo, and a species which is a regeneration of `santalum' album.
Fauna: A wide variety of animals like elephant, cheetal, four horned antelope, sambhar, mouse deer, hare, porcupine, wild boar, jungle cat, jackal, sloth bear, panther, jungle fowl, starred tortoise, slender Loris are found here.
Landscape: Kaundinya sanctuary is rugged with high hills and deep valleys, with the Kaigal and Kaundinya streams flowing through the sanctuary
Best time to visit: October to April
Where to stay: Forest guest house at Palamaneru, Madanapalli and Horseley Hills
Access to Kaundinya
By Air - Hyderabad, Tirupati, Chennai, Bangalore (120km) Airports.
By Road - Palamaneru is located 41 Km from Chittoor. It is well connected to Chittoor by Road.
By Rail - Palamaneru is located 41 km from Chittoor.