Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Located in the Jubilee Hills in the Hyderabad district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is a beautiful place that has a diverse variety of flora and fauna with some stunning visuals of the hills surrounding the park. Spreading in an area of about 1.425 sq. kilometers, the area was declared as a national park by the Andhra Pradesh state government in the year 1998. The park got its name after the name of the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy.

The park is a great escape from the hustle-bustle of life and offers an excellent lung space for a stress-free day. The park has over 600 species of plant life, around 130 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals, and several invertebrates. The park also has Chiran Palace at the center of the Jubilee Hills and is described as a jungle amidst the concrete jungle. The palace was the property of the former Nizam of Hyderabad but is now under the control of the government and is also a beautiful site to visit. The park also has Mor Bungalow on a hillock, Gol bungalow, stables for pet animals, motor khana for vehicles, several water tanks, and well, all of which are enveloped by a dense forest.

Expansive grounds of lush greenery, spectacular natural beauty, refreshing environment, and well-maintained environment are some of the reasons for which you must take a trip to this park. It can be explored in various ways and wildlife enthusiasts and photographers can delight their senses by engaging in activities such as jungle safari, nature walks, bird safari, and photography The park, is a symbol of the culture and heritage of the Nizams of southern India, attracts numerous tourists throughout the year.

Dominant Flora

The park has nearly about 600 species of trees, shrubs, herbs, climbers, grasses, besides various pteridophytes, bryophytes, and xerophytes. The trees that are seen most in the park are Teak, Sandalwood, Neem, Babul, Palas, Ficus, etc.

Dominant Fauna

Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Pangolin, Jungle Cat, Palm Civet, Wild Boar, Hare, Mongoose, Monitor Lizard, Peafowl, Partridge, Peacock, Quail, Snakes, etc.

Climatic Conditions

The weather in Hyderabad is temperate with May being the hottest month with a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius and December being the coldest with a temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. The total annual precipitation the park experiences is about 797mm.

The park remains open in all seasons, but the ideal time to visit the park is during the period of July to September and November to February when the weather remains cold and dry and pleasant for exploring the jungles.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railway stations are Hyderabad and Secunderabad Railway Stations. You can get cabs and buses from the station to reach the park.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Begumpet Airport at about 8.5km from the national park which is well-connected by road network and all the major transportation system to take you to the park.

Road Accessibility : The national park is well-connected to all the major cities and places by a road network. There are a number of government and privately owned buses that go to the park at frequent intervals.

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