Explore the Natural Wonder of Mrugavani National Park in Hyderabad

The Serene Beauty of Mrugavani National Park is seen to be believed

The entrance of the National Park | Image credit

Mrugavani National Park, located in Chilkur in Moinabad mandal in Hyderabad, is a paradise for nature lovers and ornithologists. Spanning an area of 3.6km², this national park is a safe haven for a variety of flora and fauna.

This 1200-acre National Park is about 25 kms from the city and boasts of an impressive array of 600 different types of plant life, as well as around 350 spotted deer. Other animals inhabiting the area include Indian hare, forest cat, civet, Indian rat snake, Russell’s viper, chital, and flowerpecker.

The Mrugavani National Park was established in 1994 and is managed by the Telangana Forest Department. The park provides a great opportunity to spot more than 100 species of birds such as flowerpeckers, lapwings, peacocks, and warblers. There are also a number of reptiles including monitor lizards, cobras, and Russell’s vipers.

Mrugavani National Park is characterized by rocky formations specific to the Deccan Plateau and tropical vegetation such as dry forest, grasslands, shrubs, and herbs with trees like Teak, Sandalwood, and Bamboo.

The park offers a number of activities such as nature walk with authorized guides, bird watching, and safari rides into the park. The park also has a nature interpretation center where visitors can learn about the local ecology and the park’s flora and fauna. The park also houses a museum, an auditorium, and a library.

This National Park’s terrain comprises of woodlands, grasslands, and rocky areas. The majority of the vegetation is classified as southern tropical dry deciduous forests.

This park plays an important role in preserving the native vegetation of the Hyderabad area, which is in danger of disappearing.

Overall, Mrugavani National Park is a great place to visit and explore the rich biodiversity of the region. It is a great place to spend a few hours immersed in the beauty of nature, with plenty of things to keep you occupied.

Deer at the park | Image credit
Must-do Things:
  1. Experience the thrill of a Jungle Safari! Enjoy a 45-minute ride in a bus with a capacity of up to 50 people, all for just 60 INR each. Don’t miss out on this incredible safari!
  2. Panoramic view Tower: Go to the tower inside the park. The tower provides a beautiful, all-encompassing view of the surrounding area.
  3. Environmental Education Center: This Informative Center provides comprehensive wildlife information and resources, making it an ideal learning destination for children. Here, they can gain knowledge about the fascinating world of wildlife, from its habitats to its behavior.
The view from the watch tower | Image credit

9 am to 5 pm on all days of the week.

Entry Fees:

Rs 30 per adult
Rs 75 for a safari ride
The safari can accommodate about 50 people.

Visitors to Mrugavani National Park may plan their stay near Chilkur with a range of accommodation options available, such as resorts, tents, cottages, and dormitories. Furthermore, there are small restaurants close by, so visitors need not worry about food and drinks.

If you have a religious inclination then visit the famous Chilkur Balaji Temple which is close by. This temple is also known as Visa Balaji Temple because it is said that people who desire a visa can go and pray there and the visa would be granted.

You can also choose to visit Ocean Park, a fun-filled and entertaining amusement park offering a range of activities, from thrilling rides to water sports. Ocean park is about 5 kms from this National Park. Or go and check out Gandipet Lake, a beautiful and tranquil man-made reservoir for anyone looking to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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