Papikonda National Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh 507113, India
Contents in This Page
About Papikonda National Park
Located in the Papi hills. It is an important bird and biodiversity area and home to some endangered species of flora and fauna which spreads over 1012.86 square kilometres. The park lies on the left and right banks of the river Godavari and cuts through the Papikonda hill range of Eastern Ghats.
Attractions Near Papikonda National Park
Parnasala is a village in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam district. The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam. It is a village which is popular with its natural beauty and climate.
The Godavari Bridge or Kovvur-Rajahmundry Bridge is a truss bridge spanning Godavari river in Rajahmundry. It was commissioned by South Central Railway division of Indian Railways. Godavari Arch Bridge, adjacent to Havelock Bridge is the newest bridge built in 1997 and presently in service. Constructed by the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), this bridge is a modern day engineering feat. The bridge is made of bow string girder arches. The bridge is fit for 350 km/h rail services.
This is a ghat located in the Godavari district where the Godavari pushkaram festival is conducted. Godavari Pushkaram is a festival of River Godavari which occurs once in 12 years. The pushkaram festival last held in the year 2003.
The rock-cut part of the site has two Buddhist caves, a chaitya hall and a large group of stupas. The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture, a simpler version of that at the Lomas Rishi Cave. There are remains of structural buildings in brick and stone, including remains of two vihara made of brick, as well as excavated caves at two levels, including an unusual structural chaitya hall.
The Kinnerasani Dam was constructed in 1966 on the Kinnerasani River, one of the important tributaries of Godavari River. The dam provides water to Kothagudem Thermal Power Station at Palvoncha for power generation. It also provides irrigation facilities to the nearby farmers through lift Irrigation. It is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by greenery and natural landscape. A Glass House constructed by Singareni Collieries at Kinnerasani has improved the spot as a tourism place.
The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Khammam district of Telangana, India. This exotic wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of some exotic wild life and tourists visiting the sanctuary can easily spot the wide range of animals taking shelter in their natural homes. With such a a sanctuary, the government gives these animals a scope to enjoy their life and regenerate.
Where is Papikonda National Park
Discover More Attractions in East Godavari, Where Papikonda National Park Is Located
The District is known as the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh with lush paddy fields and coconut groves