Mrugavani National Park is a national park located in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. It is situated at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal, 20 km from MGBS and covers an area of 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) or 1211 acres. It is home to a 600 different types of plant life. The Park is home to around 350 spotted deers. The animals include: indian hare, forest cat, civet, Indian rat snake, Russell’s viper, cheetal and the flower pecker
It was declared as a National Park in 1994.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.
Teak, Bamboo, Sandal, Picus, Palas, Rela. 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. Cheetal, Sambar, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Mongoose Monitor Lizard, Python, Russell Viper, King Cobra. 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.
How to Reach :
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is nearest airport at a distance of 21kms.
Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 19.7kms.
Mrugavani National park is accessible by road and located at a distance of nearly 20 km from Hyderabad enroute Chilkur, close to Nehru Outer Ring Road.