Pakhal is home to threatened animals like leopard, wolf, sloth bear and hyena.

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

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.