Kambalakonda Eco Tourism Park
This wild life sanctuary ( not that wild ) is located by the side of National Highway 5 just outside the Visakhapatnam city on the way towards Vijaynagaram and Srikakulam. In front of this park at the other side of National Highway the Indira Gandhi Zoological park or popularly known as Vizag Zoo is located. The Kambalakonda Eco Tourism Park is located at in an area of 71 sq KM out of which 0.8 sq KM of sanctuary are is marked for community based eco-tourism project. The entry fee is Rs 10 for adults and Rs 5 for kids. Vehicles can be taken inside the park against a fee of Rs 200 which includes entry fee for 5 members. Inside the Park cottages are available for Rs 250/- .
Canteen is available inside the park. The park opens at 9 AM and closes at 4.30 PM. While going round the park you will be greeted by spotted deer roaming inside the park. There is a small water storage system where rain water is stored and boating facility is available in this small lake.
There are different trekking routs available inside Kambalkonda park. There is a fee of Rs 150 for a group of 10 members for trekking. One guide will accompany the group. The trekking starts early morning around 6 AM and it takes 3 hours to return. One day before information is to be given at reception to make the arrangement for local guide.
In winter many visitors from Vizag and nearby areas come to this place for a Jungle walk and spending time inside forest area.
Telephone number of Kambalakonda Eco-Tourism Park ticket counter : 0891-6452143