Mrugavani National Park

Located in the city of Nawabs in Hyderabad, Mrugavani National Park is a beautiful area with scenic landscapes and a variety of flora and fauna. The park is situated at Chilkur in Moinabad Mandal at a distance of 25km away from Hyderabad. It was officially declared as a National Park in the year 1978 with a total area of 3.60 sq. kilometers. The park is home to over 600 species of plants and animals that are the highlight of this place and attracts a number of visitors throughout the year.

Mrugavani National Park has a unique forest ecosystem that offers sustainable life to many floral and faunal species. Human movements and activities are closely monitored to make sure that all the animals are unbothered and remain untroubled in their natural habitat. The plant species that inhabit the park comprises bryophytes, pteridophytes, herbs, shrubs, climbers, trees, etc. The plants and vegetation here are of tropical waterless deciduous forest of degraded nature. Apart from a diverse range of flora and wildlife, the park also boasts more than 100 species of birds and reptiles in its lap. The weather remains pleasant most of the months and a watchtower is also constructed for visitors to watch the wildlife closely and to behold the spectacular view of the entire park.

The park premises also has a library and Education Centre in regards to the environment, a museum, and an auditorium which showcases wildlife. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife paramours, visitors can explore the park through safari rides or nature walks with guides. The topography of the park supports woodlands, grasslands, and rocky areas with southern tropical dry deciduous forests and the management do an important job of conserving the near disappearing native flora of the Hyderabad region.

Dominant Flora

Teak, Bamboo, Sandal, Rosewood, Neem, Picus, Palas, Rela, etc.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Panther, Cheetal, Sambar, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose, Jackal, Porcupine, Fox, Black Naped Hare, etc.

Reptiles: Snakes, Rat Snakes, Monitor Lizard, Russell Viper, Cobra, etc.

Birds: Quails, Peacock, Warblers, Partridge, Flower Pecker, Duck, Curlew, Lapwings, Babbler, Koel, etc.

Climatic Conditions

The climatic conditions of Hyderabad are temperate with the summers being scorching hot and the temperature rising to 40 degrees Celsius while the winters are pleasant but the temperature can fall to 10 degrees Celsius at night in December. The average annual rainfall that the park experiences if 300mm to 750mm.

The best time to visit the national park is between October to March when the weather is pleasant and migratory birds can be spotted.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: Nearest railheads are Nampally and Hyderabad Decan railway stations. These railway stations are well-connected by road to the national park and taxis are available from the stations to the park.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at about 31km from the national park. The airport is well-connected by a road network and cabs can be availed from the airport.

Road Accessibility : The park can be reached through road from all the major cities and places near Telangana. There are a number of government and private vehicles that go to the national park at frequent intervals.

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