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Forests in Kadapa (YSR) District

The forest area in Kadapa district is 5,050 km². It is 32.87% of the district area. The forests of the district are of a dry deciduous type. The deciduous forests are very open and have a luxuriant undergrowth of grass. The overall condition of the forest in the district is not very

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FAUNA AND FLORA IN KADAPA DISTRICT

Kadapa district is blessed with a series of beautiful valleys through which holy rivers like Pinakini (Pennar), Papaghni, Chitravathi, Mandavya, Cheyyeru cut across the district giving the land sanctity of their own. The river Penna is the most important river flowing right through the District whose legend is incorporated in a sasanam (inscription) at Gandikota.

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LANKAMALA SANCTUARY

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Spread over an area of 464.42 sq. km. in Kadapa district Lankamala sanctuary lies at a distance of 60 km (15 km by walk) from Kadapa town. The sanctuary has deep gorges and steep slopes with beautiful waterfalls. The forest of this sanctuary is dry deciduous thorn mixed forests, dry evergreen scrubs, etc. It is the home of Red Sanders, an endemic species …

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