Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Medak and Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh. The wildlife sanctuary is the place where tourists will enjoy the typical flora and fauna of Andhra Pradesh. The low hills and the water pools serve the best place for the wild animals to live in.Wildlife in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra, Flora Fauna in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Tours The wildlife sanctuary is named after Pocharam Lake. The Pocharam Wildlife sanctuary was established to protect the wild animals from being extinct.
Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary:
Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary covers 130 sq kms in the district of Medak and Nizamabad. The wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1952 by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The sanctuary is the homeland of various species of animals and birds. Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena and Jackal are the main attractions of the sanctuary. Wildlife in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra, Flora Fauna in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Tours The river Manjira is the main river that adds life to the jungle. The water body is nestling for the fish like Catla, Rahu, Murrel, Ech Paten, Karugu and Chidwa. Crocodile, fresh water turtles, Cobra and Marsh can be located in this sanctuary.
The floras of the sanctuary make the sanctuary livelier with green vegetation like Babul prosopis, Pistia, Hydrilla, Eichornia and Vallisneria. The tree tops remain populated by migratory birds and their sound vibrates the area and makes it lively.
The nine small islands are the main breeding areas for birds, crocodiles and turtles. Birds like Painted Storks, herons, Coots, Teals, Cormorants, Pochards, Black and White Ibises, Spoon Bills and Open Billed Storks make their nests in these tranquil islands.
Located 15 Kms from Medak and 115 Kms from Hyderabad, this sanctuary can be reached by private transport from MedakWildlife in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra, Flora Fauna in Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Tours. Pocharam Forest was the favourite hunting ground of the Nizam and he declared it as a wild life sanctuary in the early part of 20th century.
Named after the Pocharam lake formed from bunding of the Allair in the year 1916 - 1922, it is spread over 9.12 Sq Kms. Surrounded by lush green forest, it is rich in flora and fauna and attracts a lot of winged visitors, like the Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks and Open Billed Stork.
There is a center for Eco- Tourism where visitors can see five species of Antelopes and Deer. Summer temperature goes up to 46 C & in winter it drops to 6 C. The sanctuary is home to animals like Leopard, Forest Cat, Wild Dog, Wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, and Four horned Antelope.
Best season to visit : November to January.
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