Srisailam, Kurnool, Hyderabad, Telangana
The Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Sanctuary was notified in 1978 and came under the protection of Project Tiger in 1983. It is the largest tiger reserve in India and was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in 1992. The reservoirs and temples of Srisailam are major attraction for many tourists and pilgrims.
Amrabad Tiger Reserve was part of 'Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger reserve' but after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the northern part of the reserve is vested with Telangana state and renamed as 'Amrabad Tiger Reserve'. The Southern portion continues to be Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger reserve is with Andhra Pradesh. There are an estimated 23 Tigers in the reserve.
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