About Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary
Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest freshwater lake, located between the deltas of Krishna and Godavari rivers. Kolleru serves as a natural food-balancing reservoir between the two rivers. The lake is fed directly by the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru rivers and is connected to the Krishna and Godavari systems by 67 inflowing drains and channels. It is an important waterfowl habitat and a reservoir of fish with an average production of 7,000 metric tonnes per year. Aquaculture is practiced here. A wetland marsh habitat, consisting of aquatic weeds and certain tree species.
Flora – Typical wetland flora like Ipomoea aquatic, Ottelia spp, Typha spp, Acacia nilotica, Samanea saman, Prosopis juliflora, create a wonderful niche for birds here.
Fauna – The lake supports a rich biodiversity of residents as well as migratory birds like Glossy ibis, Open billed stork, Purple moorhen, Painted storks, Pied avocet, Marbled teal, Common redshank, etc. It also supports the rich biomass of fish (63 species) and planktons-a major food source for the Birds
Best Time to visit Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary
October – March
Entry Fee – 10 INR
Camera – 100 INR
How to Reach Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air: Vijayawada Airport – 57 km,
By Train: Eluru Railway Station – 15 km, Vijayawada Railaway Station – 50 km,
By Road: Kaikaluru – 1.5 km, Vijayawada – 49.8 km, Eluru – 14 km,
Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaikaluru Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh – 534004, India.
AP Forest Dept. Official Site of Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
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