Thursday, March 3, 2011


  • The Mrugavani National park covering an area of 3.60 sq. km ( 700 acres) was established in October, 1994 near Himayatsagar lake at a distance of 25 kms from Hyderabad.
  • It is among the few national parks, which despite being close to the urban landscape continue to retain their jungle charm. 

  • You also get to see some rare rock formations and a wide variety of flora here, thus making it a perfect destination for trekking.The undulating topography of the park has rocky exposures of the Deccan trap formation and the vegetation is tropical dry deciduous forest of degraded nature interspersed with woodlands and grasslands. 
  •  Over 600 plant species including herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees like Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo etc are found here.The fauna comprises of wild boar, jackals, foxes, porcupines, Black naped Hare, Monitor lizards, Forest Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose, Cheetal or Spotted deer, Sambar etc and a wide variety of reptiles including Pythons, Cobra, Rat Snakes, Russell’s Viper, Monitor Lizard etc. Over 100 species of birds have been identified in the park including Peacocks, Quails, Warblers, Babblers, Flower Peckers, Partridges, Lapwings, Ducks and Curlews. 


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