Largest Tiger Reserve in India

75 Stripes & Counting

Largest Tiger Reserve in India

Tiger Reserve
in India
Stripes & Still Counting
Tigers are 63 & still counting

Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve

India’s largest Tiger Reserve

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About Us

Nagarajunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) is located in the Nallamala hill ranges (offshoot of the Eastern Ghats) of Andhra Pradesh. It attained the status of a Tiger Reserve in 1983. The total area of the reserve including core and buffer is 3727.82 Square Kilo meters  and it is India’s largest Tiger Reserve. NSTR spreads across Prakasam, Nandyal and Palnadu Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Two wildlife Sanctuaries, namely Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary (GBM) constitute the Tiger Reserve.

The river Krishna traverses through this Tiger Reserve for a linear distance of around 270 Kilo meters.  

How to reach:-

  • By Road
    • Hyderabad to NSTR 200 Km
  • By Air
    • Nearest Airport – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad – 190 Km
    • NTR Amaravathi International Airport, Vijayawada – 238 Kms

Activities in NSTR for Conservation of Tiger Habitat

Protection of Forests and Wildlife

Establishment and maintenance of Anti-poaching camps, Foot patrolling, Vehicle patrolling, Boat patrolling, wireless network, Surprise inspections, Dog Squads, Strike forces etc.,

Eco-Tourism activities

Jungle safari, CBET at Bairluty, Pacherla, Thummalabailu, VSS at Rollapadu, Environmental Education Centers, Ecological knowledge park and ERM lab at Sundipenta.

Publicity & Awareness

Signboards, caution, boards, hoardings, Pamphlets, Posters, Wall writings, Banners, Stickers, Back light boards, Digital Scrolling display, Publicity van. Creating awareness on protection of Forests & Wildlife in fringe villages of Tiger Reserve.

Habitat improvement

Grass land improvement, Weed eradication, Fire Management, Water Management, Garbage removal and disposal

Wildlife Monitoring

Camera traps, Pugmarks collections, M-STrIPES, Phase-IV etc.,


Flora &
Fauna of

Floral Diversity

NSTR is endowed with a rich floral diversity comprising of trees, shrubs, herbs and climbers. Around 1521 Angiosperm taxa spread over 149 families along with 29 species of grass and 353 species of medicinal plants have been documented.

Faunal Diversity

The faunal diversity documented in NSTR includes 50 species of mammals, 200 species of birds, 54 species of reptiles, 18 species of amphibians, 55 species of fishes, 89 species of butterflies, 57 species of moths, 45 species of beetles, 30 species of dragonflies and damselflies.

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Tiger Population of World

WWF has announced that global tiger populations are on the rise, for the first time in more than 100 years. 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild globally.

India’s tiger population currently stands at 2967 (as per AITE, 2018) which is around 75% of the Global Tiger population. India counts the number of wild tigers every four years. The population is showing a promising rise from 1411 tigers in 2006 to 2226 tigers in 2014.

The trend for rising population of tigers in India is as follows:


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Attention to all Tourists

Forest Checkposts and travel restrictions.

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Name of the Checkpost



Forest Checkpost at Dornal (Ganapathi) (on NH-765)

Enroute from Guntur, Kurnool, Nandyal, etc., to Srisailam.


Forest Checkpost at Shikaram (on NH-765)

Enroute from Hyderbad, Srisailam to Guntur, Kurnool, etc.,

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Time Restrictions


Light Vehicles

Cars, Toofan and Tempos, etc.,

09.00 pm to 06.00 am (Next day)


Heavy Vehicles

Bus and Truck

06.00 pm to 06.00 am (Next day)

  • Time restrictions are implemented to ensure a right of way for wild animals during the night.
  • To avoid man-animal conflicts.
  • Please plan your travel well in advance.
  • Kindly co-operate with the Forest Department.