Mrugavani National Park - Andhra Pradesh, India

Mrugavani National Park - Andhra Pradesh is situated in Chilkur in Moinabad Mandal, Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The park is located near Andhra Pradesh Police Academy and is spread over an area of about 9.1 km2.

About the park
The national park was established in October 1994 about 25 km away from the Hyderabad city. The variety of indigenous fauna and flora species of the region convinced the state government to confer it the national park status.

The prime vegetation cover of the park is dry-tropical type mixed with patches of grasslands and woodlands. More than 600 species of plant can be found here. The important trees here are Neem, Bamboo, Sandalwood, Rela, Teak and Picus. Shrubs and climbers are also found in certain areas of the park.

Black-naped hares, Wild boars, Mongoose Monitor Lizard, Civet Cat, Cheetal, Jungle Cat, Sambar, Cobra, South-Indian Rock Agama, Oriental Garden Lizard, Russell Viper, Python, etc. are prominent faunas of the park.

Mrugavani National Park is home to almost 100 types of bird species. Some of the important avian-fauna species here include Flower Peckers, Peacocks, Warblers, Lapwings, Jungle Babblers, Ducks, Quails, Indian Robin, Purple Sunbird, Myna and many more.

How to get there
The closest railhead and airport is located at Hyderabad city. From Hyderabad one can hire a cab or a bus to reach the park.

General information
Accommodation is available in the dormitories, cottages and tents located inside the park with prior bookings. Different activities such as nature trails, safari drives, snake shows, etc. are organized for the tourists for heightening their excitements. The tourists can also visit the watch towers located at different quarters of the park to have a panoramic view of the wildlife.

Tourist information
Mrugavani National Park, Enroute to Chilkur Balaji Temple, Chilkur, Moinabad, Hyderabad
Ideal time to visit: October to February
Visiting hours: 9.00 am - 5.00pm; Closed: Monday
Entry fees applicable

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