Thursday, March 3, 2011


  • The Public Gardens is the biggest and the oldest park of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • It is one of the prime attractions for children as a Children's train that takes visitors around this beautiful garden is a popular attraction. 
  • The Public Gardens are an important landmark of Hyderabad city. They are famous not only for the well-maintained lawns and greenery, but also the famous buildings that lie within the Garden.

  • This brilliantly laid out Garden also houses two museums, the Andhra Pradesh State Archaeological Museum and the Health Museum.
  • Besides the museums, there is a park where kids can play endlessly, a mini school called Jawahar Bal Bhavan for children to be trained in Fine Arts and an auditorium called Indira Gandhi Auditorium. 


  • The climate is pleasant for most parts of the year. The park has a high view point and a watch tower to watch the animals at close quarters.  

  • The Park also organizes safari drives, nature trails and snake shows to enliven the tryst with nature. The park has a well-stocked library, an Environmental Education Center with an auditorium and a museum with wildlife exhibits.
  • An awe-inspiring collection of snake skins could also be seen at the Park's museum and if you prefer a closer look at the reptiles, interactive sessions and slide shows are also organized at the auditorium. 

  • Mrugavani National Park also arranges nature camps for groups and provides tents and dormitories for up to 40 people. It has two cottages with sit-outs as well. All bookings need to be made at the Forest Office counter, at the KBR National Park .


  • 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.