Mrigavani National Park in Andhra Pradesh

Location : 25 km. from Hyderabad

If one really wants to enjoy nature, surrounded by birds and animals, then Mrigavani National Park is the right place. It is situated in Chilkur, 25 km. from Hyderabad which covers an area of 700 acres.

The Forest Department has declared it as a National Park and is currently administered by it to have a natural feel and look. National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Mrigavani Wildlife Park, Wildlife National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Wildlife Sanctuaries Andhra Pradesh This park contains of 600 varieties of birds, 20 varieties of snakes and other animal habitat. The more importance to Eco tourism and to protect it from environmental disasters, a sum of Rs. 7 lakhs has been granted by the Central Government and a sum of 10 lakhs has been granted by the State government.

Every year from July to February, the Forest Department conducts around 150 camps, with a minimum of 4 to 5 camps per week. Basically, the main purpose of these camps is to educate every students about the concepts of Ecology and Eco-diversity. Every year, for this purpose, the Forestry Department sends invitations to all the schools in and around twin cities. The schools select around 50-60 students for participation in these camps.National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Mrigavani Wildlife Park, Wildlife National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Wildlife Sanctuaries Andhra Pradesh The responsibility and needs of the students are well taken care by the forest officials once they are in the camp. As an aim to create awareness about the Environment, the entry to all the students is free. In addition to that, arrangements have also been made to provide free like tea, snacks and lunch.

The park harbors over 600 plant species ranging from bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Climbers, Herbs, Shrubs and Trees. The vegetative cover presents a mosaic of woodland and grasslands. Prominent trees are Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo, etc. You can find a large number of spices such as Sambar, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Hare, Forest Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose, Peacocks, Warblers, Babblers, Flower Peckers, Partridges, Lapwings, Ducks, Curlews and Quails and more than 20 species of butterflies and several hundred species of other insects and worms.

You can also watch the tourist facilities like an Environmental Education Center with an auditorium, a well-stocked library and a museum with wildlife exhibits. Snake show with live specimens is an added attraction also for tourists. National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Mrigavani Wildlife Park, Wildlife National Park Mrigavani Andhra Pradesh, Wildlife Sanctuaries Andhra Pradesh Cottages facilities are also available for tourists on rent like 'Mayuri' and 'Chakora' who visit this park in the day time, the entrance fee is Rs. 200. But the same is not allowed for the student. The accommodation is free for students and they are allowed to stay whole night, while they are dropped safely to their respective places in the early morning.

The park covers an area of 700 acres and is located at a distance of 25 km. from Hyderabad.

The flora of the park is of tropical dry deciduous forest of degraded nature. The park harbors over 600 plant species ranging from bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Herbs, Shrubs, Climbers and Trees. The vegetative cover presents a mosaic of woodland and grasslands. Prominent trees are Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo, etc.

20 species including Sambar, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Hare, Forest Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose.

115 species including Peacocks, Warblers, Babblers, Flower Peckers, Partridges, Lapwings, Ducks, Curlews and Quails.

More than 20 species of butterflies and several hundred species of other insects and worms.

Python, Cobra, Rat Snakes, Russell's Viper & Monitor Lizard.

Pleasant for most part of the year with winter temperature at around 11 degrees C and summer around 40 degrees C. Annual rainfall is around 750 mm.

Tourist facilities

The park has an Environmental Education Center with an auditorium, a well-stocked library and a museum with wildlife exhibits.

Regular nature camps are conducted for school children taking them for nature walk, bird watching and safari ride.

Snake show with live specimens is an added attraction.

How to Reach This Place

Road : It is 25 Km from Hyderabad. Transport is available from Hyderabad.

Rail : It is 25 Km from Hyderabad. Transport is available from Hyderabad.

Air : It is 25 Km from Hyderabad. Transport is available from Hyderabad.

More great attractions can be found in the Explore Wildlife in India page.

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