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Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park – complete detail – updated

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park – complete detail – updated. Dominant flora and fauna of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is a beautiful place, located in Jubilee hills in the Hyderabad district of the state of Andhra Pradesh (Move to Telangana). 
Total area of the park is about 1.425 Km2The entire park was declared as a National park by the Andhra Pradesh state government after getting approval from the central government in the year 1998. The park also houses the famous Chiran Palace. It is located centrally in Jubilee Hills and is described as a jungle amidst the…………
The park has nearly about 600 species of plant life (trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes), around 130 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous invertebrates.
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is a beautiful place, located in Jubilee hills in the Hyderabad district of the state of Andhra Pradesh (Move to Telangana). Total area of the park is about 1.425 Km2.

The entire park was declared as a National park by the Andhra Pradesh state government after getting approval from the central government in the year 1998.

After official declaration, the forest department took control of the major portion of this area and only 11 acres of land was left under the control of Nizam. As the time passed the control of the Nizam was further reduced to the present less than 6 acre.

The name was given to the park after the name of the former chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy.

The park also houses the famous Chiran Palace. It is located centrally in Jubilee Hills and is described as a jungle amidst the concrete jungle.

Chiran Palace was built in 1960. The entire palace complex is spread over an area of about 400 acre and was given to Prince Mukarram Jha on his coronation by his father Prince (Azam Jha) in 1967.

The Chiran Palace, unlike the other palaces of the Nizam like Falaknuma or Chowmahalla, is a modern facility designed to serve the needs of the prince. It is not a palace in the traditional sense of the term.

The duplex type palace has two cellars where the prince had his billiard room along with a large conference hall. The ground floor contains an armory hall, two guest rooms in addition to his office, place for visitors, pantry and kitchen etc. The first floor comprises seven bedrooms where the Nizam lived with his wife and children.

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The park provides an excellent lung space and environment from the busy city life and rising pollution levels.

The park has nearly about 600 species of plant life (trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes), around 130 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous invertebrates.

In June 2010 the Prince and his representatives reached an agreement with the state government to exchange Chiran Palace and 16 other pieces of his property scattered over the national park with 6 acres of land on the north-west corner of the park.

This land would not be considered the part of the National park and thus will not provide access to forest officials and visitors to the park. All the properties on the land, including the Chiran palace would be notified as part of the national park and the land to be handed out to the prince was struck out of the park.

Seasons

Winter – November to February

Summer – March to May

Monsoon – June to October

Average rainfall: 300 to 500 mm

Temperature:       Maximum – 40o C

                                Minimum – 10o C

The mean annual precipitation is 600 to 665 millimeters.

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Dominant flora 

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

Teak, Sandalwood, Neem, Babul, Palas, Ficus etc.

Dominant fauna

Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Pangolin, Jungle Cat, Palm Civet, Wild Boar, Hare, Mongooses, Monitor Lizard, Pea fowl, Partridge, Peacock, quail, Snakes etc.

Other Attractions

Bird Safari

Jungle Safari

Nature Walks

Photography

Entry Fee

Adult – Rs. 20/-

Children – Rs. 10/-

Yearly fee (Adults) – Rs. 800/- to Rs. 1500/-

Yearly fee (Senior citizens) – Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-

Monthly fee– Rs. 200/- to Rs. 400/-

Note The enhanced fee will be for a period of one year from July 1 to June 30, 2015

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Timings

Summer (Morning) – 5:30 am to 10:00 am

Summer (Evening) – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Winter and Rainy (Morning) – 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Winter and Rainy (Evening) – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visitors should leave the park within 30 minutes of the closure time.

Best Time to Visit

The National Park remains open in all seasons, but the best time to visit the Park is during the period of July to September and November to February.

How to Reach

By Air Nearest airport is Begumpet airport from the Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park. Begumpet airport is well connected by road network to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park.

By Rail – Nearest railway stations are Hyderabad and Secunderabd railway stations. These railway stations are well connected by road network to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park.

By Road –  Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park at frequent intervals.

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Important Contacts

Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife Management), Hyderabad. Phone – 040-23607663

Forest Range Officer, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, Phone – 040-23555463

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Other National Parks in Telangana. Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
S. No. Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Telangana 1994 14.59
2 Mrugavani National Park Telangana 1994 3.60

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