Monday, February 28, 2011


  • Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park located at Jubilee Hill, Hyderabad covers an area of 156.30 hectares. The park established in 1994 to safeguard the biodiversity and richness of the area, is named after late Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. 

  •  This picturesque park is unique in its own way. It houses the stately Chiran palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad and also the other historic structures.

  • It is meant to safeguard the greenbelt and the existing variety of flora and fauna. It is expected to prevent pollution, replenish fresh oxygen and recharge ground water. 

  • It is also envisaged to be the centre stage for spreading environmental awareness among the citizens.

  • Regular nature camps are conducted for school children and a full-fledged environment education centre is coming up

  • The flora is typically representative of southern tropical deciduous forests and the last vestigeal representative of the indiginous flora of Hyderabad region.  

  • The park has nearly 600 species of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes.

  •  It is a house to nearby 113 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous invertebrates. 

  •  It serves as an urban refuge for Jungle Cats, Palm Civets, Wild Boars, Hares, Mongooses, Monitor Lizards, Pythons, Cobras and other snakes. No large mammals are present in the national park.

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