NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA


Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park - Andhra Pradesh, India





Nestled in the magnificent Jubilee Hill of Hyderabad city, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park was declared a national park by the Andhra Pradesh Government in 1998. The park is also popularly known as KBR National Park.

About the Park
The famous Chiran Palace, which the Nizam Azam Jah gifted to his son Prince Mukarram Jah on his coronation in 1967, is located inside the forest. Hence the park is also referred to as Chiran Palace by the locals. At present the park is named after Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The national park is spread over an area of about 1.425 Sq. Km.

Flora
Most of the Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is covered with Southern tropical dry deciduous forest. The important trees here are Sandalwood, Teak, Babul, Neem, Ficus, Palas etc.

Fauna
Large size animals are not found in KBR National Park. Prominent animals of the park include Small Indian Civet, Porcupine, Pangolin, Jungle Cat, Mongoose, Wild Boar, etc. Around 130 bird species are found in the park. Peacock is the endemic bird here.

Getting there
Hyderabad station is the nearest railhead and is located around 16 kilometers away. Begumpet station and Secunderbad station are other closest railheads. Closest airport is located at Begumpet which is about five km away. The nearest bus terminal is located at Goliguda which is about 16 km away.

Tourist tips
Good quality accommodation facilities are available in several hotels and lodges located in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Begumpet. The tourists can visit the three ancient palaces - Chiran Palace, Motorkhana house and Gol Bungalow that are located inside the park. The visitors can also avail the safari trips that are organized by the forest authorities.

Tourist information
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - 500034
Phone: 040 2355 5463
Visiting hours: 6.00 - 8.00 am and 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Ideal time to visit: January to December

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