Sri Venkateswara National Park stretches over the districts of Chittoor
in Andhra Pradesh
. It occupies an area of about 353 sq km, covered by dry deciduous mixed type of forest.
The sanctuary is renowned for the rare lender Loris and the golden Gecko, Indian giant squirrel,
tree shrew and flying lizards. Other animals found here are panther, sloth bear, sambhar, cheetal, mous
e deer, barking deer, wild boar, wild dog, hyena, jackal, fox, civet cat and jungle cat. Bird watchers can observe the crested serpent eagle, ashy crowned finch lark, Indian roller, kingfishers and white bellied woodpecker.
Best time to visit is from November to January. Accommodation is available at the forest rest houses in Tirupati, which is 10 km away.