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Mrugavani National Park – complete detail – updated

Mrugavani National Park – complete detail – updated. Dominant flora and fauna of Mrugavani National Park. How to reach Mrugavani National Park. This park is officially declared a National Park in 1978. The climate here is pleasant most of the time. The animals which are found here are Cheetal, Sambar, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose Monitor Lizard, Python, Russell………..
Total area of the park is about 3.60 Km2. The park has been home to over 600 species of plants and animals. The topography of Park supports woodlands, grasslands and rocky areas. Apart from the varied flora and fauna the Mrugavani National Park boasts of more than 100 species of birds including warblers, peacocks, lapwings, and flower peckers. 
There is also a library and Education center in regards to the Environment a museum and auditorium which exhibits wildlife. Visitors may also go for safari rides for those willing to get closer to the park’s denizens, besides nature walks with guides.
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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Mrugavani National Park

Mrugavani National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Hyderabad district of the state of Telangana. The park is situated at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal at a distance of about 25 km away from Hyderabad city.

This park is officially declared a National Park in 1978. Total area of the park is about 3.60 Km2. The park has been home to over 600 species of plants and animals.

The park has unique urban forest Eco-System supporting many floral and faunal species. Human interference is strongly observed to make sure that all the animals remains untroubled in their normal habits.

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The plant species include bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Herbs, Shrubs, Climbers and Trees. The vegetative cover presents a mosaic of woodland and grasslands. The plants of the park is of tropical waterless deciduous forest of degraded nature.

The animals which are found here are Cheetal, Sambar, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose Monitor Lizard, Python, Russell Viper etc.

Apart from the varied flora and fauna the Mrugavani National Park boasts of more than 100 species of birds including warblers, peacocks, lapwings, and flower peckers.

The climate here is pleasant most of the time. There is a point in the park which is at a height for high point views and there is also a watch tower so as to watch animals closely.

There is also a library and Education center in regards to the Environment a museum and auditorium which exhibits wildlife. Visitors may also go for safari rides for those willing to get closer to the park’s denizens, besides nature walks with guides.

The topography of Park supports woodlands, grasslands and rocky areas. Most of the vegetation can be classified as southern tropical dry deciduous forests. The Park does the significant job of conserving the near disappearing native flora of Hyderabad region.

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Seasons

Winter – November to February

Summer – March to May

Monsoon – June to October

Average rainfall: 300 to 750 mm

Temperature:       Maximum – 40o C

                             Minimum – 10o C

Coordinates – 17°21’27.79″N and 78°20’26.91″E

Dominant flora

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

They are dry deciduous forest in the Southern tropical. The undulating topography shows the rocky side of the formation of the Deccan trap.

Dominant fauna

Mammals – Panther, Cheetal, Sambar, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose, Jackals, Porcupines, fox, Black naped Hare etc.

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

Birds – Quails, Peacocks, Warblers, Quails, Partridges, Flower Peckers, Ducks, Partridges, Curlews, Lapwings, Babbler, Koel etc.

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Other Attractions

Jungle Safari

The tall tower inside the Park which offers a bird’s eye view of the entire landscape

Environmental Education Centre

A well-stocked library

Museum with wildlife exhibits

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Best Time to Park Safari

The park can be visited at any time of the year. The park is open on all days except Mondays from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

Entry Fee

Rs. 10/- Per Person

How to Reach

By Air Nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International airport, about 31 Km from the Mrugavani National Park. Rajiv Gandhi International airport is well connected by road to Mrugavani National Park.

By Rail – Nearest railway stations are Nampally and Hyderabad Decan railway stations. These railway stations are well connected by road to Mrugavani National Park.

By Road –  Mrugavani 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 Mrugavani National Park at frequent intervals.

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Distance from Major Places

Hyderabad – about 25 km

Indira Park – about 4 km

Lumbini Park – about 3 km

Peddamma Temple – about 10 km

Mount Opera – about 32 km

Qutub Shahi Tomb – about 10 km

Important Contact (Official)91-40-23607663

Divisional Forest Officer, Hyderabad Phone (Office): 040-23607663

Forest Range Officer, Mrugavani National Park, Chilkur – 923-235135

Website – www.telanganatourism.gov.in/wh-kbr-national-p

Book a hotel at Mrugavani National Park

http://www.travelguru.com/hotels/india/telangana/hyderabad/hotels-near-mrugavani-national-park-chilkur.html

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 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Telangana 1994 1.43
2 Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Telangana 1994 14.59

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