Why visit KBR National Park
- The Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park popularly known as KBR National Park is a popular park in Hyderabad. It’s located between Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills.
- It is right in the heart of the city and a great place to go for a morning or evening walk. A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature.
- You will find two trails at KBR park. The inner walkway and the outer walking track. You need to pay a fee to use the inner walkway. However, the outer walkway is free.
- If you want to jog or go for a run then the inner walkway which is about 4.00 km is better. The outer walkway is uneven and rough.
- If you want to prepare for a trail run then the outer track is perfect with it lot of steps and boulders on the path.
History of KBR National Park
This 400-acre park belonged to the Nizam. However, the state government took over the property and declared it a national park in the year 1998. Out of the 400 acres. about 6 acres are still under the control of the Nizam, where a palace exists. The palace of the Nizam in the park is known as Chiran Palace.
Today, the park is controlled by the Forest Department and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The park has over 600 species of plants, including several rare and endangered species. The park is also home to several species of animals, such as the Indian hare, Indian fox, wild boar, jackal, and Indian mongoose. One of the main attractions of KBR National Park is the large population of peacocks that roam freely in the park.
Apart from the mammals, the park is also home to a wide variety of birds, including several migratory species. Some of the bird species found in KBR National Park include the Asian koel, Indian robin, Indian pitta, and the black-winged kite. The park is also home to several species of reptiles, such as snakes and monitor lizards.
However, despite the rich biodiversity of the park, several species of flora and fauna are under threat due to factors such as habitat loss and fragmentation. Some of the endangered species found in KBR National Park include the Indian pangolin, the Indian grey mongoose, and the black-naped hare.
KBR National Park offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors. The park has several well-maintained walking trails, which allow visitors to explore the park and admire the diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can also enjoy birdwatching and wildlife spotting at the park.
Apart from nature-related activities, the park also has several recreational facilities such as open-air gyms, a yoga shed, and a meditation hall inside the park. KBR National Park also has several facilities and services to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit for visitors. The park has well-maintained restrooms and drinking water facilities throughout the park.
Despite the efforts taken to conserve the biodiversity of KBR National Park, there are several challenges that need to be addressed. One of the major challenges is the encroachment of the park’s buffer zone by nearby communities. This results in habitat loss and fragmentation, which in turn affects the biodiversity of the park.
Another challenge is the lack of public awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation. Many visitors to the park may not be aware of the impact of their actions on the park’s flora and fauna. This can result in activities such as littering, which can have a negative impact on the park’s ecosystem.
Rs 45 per Adult
Rs 25 per Child
Rs 770 Monthly Fee per Person
Rs 1870 Yearly Fee per Senior Citizen
Rs 2750 Yearly Fee per Person
Monthly and Annual passes can be quite a saving in case you are going to the park regularly. However annual passes can be pretty difficult to procure. You may have to visit the Forest office inside the park to check if any annual passes are available.
The monthly passes are usually given only on the 1st and 2nd of every month
5 am – 9 pm
4 pm – 6 pm
4:30 am – 9.30 am
4:30 pm – 9.30 pm
- There is no point going into the park once it turns dark. There are not too many lights and you wouldn’t be able to enjoy yourself.
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and carry sunscreen and insect repellent.
- Parking would be a challenge after 7 am and in the evenings.
- You can find a lot of eating joints outside the park where you can grab a bite in the evenings
- In the mornings you will find a lot of vendors selling fresh vegetables or you can also grab a healthy drink like beetroot juice or lemon juice with chia seeds
- It is also important to follow the park rules and regulations, such as not littering and not feeding the animals. Visitors should also avoid making loud noises or disturbing wildlife in any way.
Can we visit KBR National Park all year round?
A -Yes, the park is open throughout the year, although it is recommended to visit during the early morning or late evening hours for the best wildlife spotting opportunities.
Are there any entry fees for KBR National Park?
A – Yes, there is a nominal entry fee for visitors to the park. Rs 45 per adult and Rs 25 per child.
Can we carry food and drinks inside the park?
A – No. Visitors are not allowed to carry food and drinks inside the park and littering is strictly prohibited.
Are there any guided tours available in KBR National Park?
A – Yes, the park offers guided tours conducted by trained naturalists who provide information about the park’s flora and fauna. You need to check with the local forest office located inside the park
What are some of the popular tourist destinations near KBR National Park?
A – Some of the popular tourist destinations near the park include the Jagannath Temple, Lotus Pond, Peddamma Temple, Hare Krishna Golden Temple.
Opposite TDP party office, Jubilee Hills
The nearest Metro Station is Jubilee Hills Checkpost.
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