The national animal, tiger, has all but disappeared from the newest state in the country.

Warangal Aug. 21: Rampant felling of trees in the name of podu cultivation is threatening the Eturnagaram forests. Smugglers have been cutting down trees in large numbers and have been transporting them illegally to neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

Warangal, July 6: Backpackers who want to trek through deep forests and nature lovers who love to slowly sail across waters are flocking to the district, which is fast turning into a favourite eco and adventure tourism destination. Enchanting locations such as the Lakhnavaram Lake, the Pakhal wildlife sanctuary, and the mysterious Pandavulaguttalu are attracting hundreds of visitors every day.