Located in the hushed and remote region of Chilkur district, Mrugavani National Park is a perfect weekend getaway from Hyderabad for those who wish to spend time amid nature while enjoying the luxury of a jungle resort. Declared a national park in 1994, Mrugavani is spread across 1211 acres of untamed land. It is home to 600 species of animals and plants, making it a lively place to visit with your family on a weekend.
If you find yourself in Telangana or Hyderabad, do pay a visit to Mrugavani National Park and experience nature in its raw form.
Entry fee, how to reach Mrugavani National Park and other things…
Entry fee: INR 10/person
Entry timings: Tuesday to Sunday. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Best time to visit: The park can be visited throughout the year
How to reach:
i. By train: Nearest railway stations are Nampally and Hyderabad Decan
Ii. By air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at a distance of 31 km
iii. By road: Roads are smooth, which makes driving pleasant. One can also take government-run or private buses from the city to Mrugavani National Park
The incredible flora and fauna of Mrugavani National Park
Since there are varieties of birds in Mrugavani National Park, bird watchers are in for a treat. From peacocks, quails, lapwings, flowerpeckers, and warblers to babblers, partridges, ducks, and curlews, there are so many beauties to see around.
Some of the wild animals of the sanctuary include civet cat, monitor lizards, forest cat, chital, sambar, mongoose, wild boar, jackals, foxes, porcupines, the and the black-naped hare. The plant species of the park are teak, rosewood, neem, bamboo, sandalwood etc.
Things to do in Mrugavani National Park
i. Jungle safari: The jungle safari at Mrugavani National Park costs INR 50/person.
ii. The tall tower: The tower inside the national park offers a mesmerizing view of the entire wild land.
iii. Environmental Education Centre & Museum: Explore this place if you’re interested in learning more about wildlife or you’re with kids.
Where to stay in Mrugavani National Park
Those in search of Mrugavani National Park accommodation can go for Mrugavani Resort & Spa (0.3 km), Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli (7.2 km), Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel (7.5 km), Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad (7.5 km), Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hyderabad Gachibowli (7.9 km), and Lemon Tree Hotel, GachiBowli, Hyderabad (7.7 km). Those who are looking for a temporary humble abode can go for Hotel Rainbow International Shamshabad, D Lake View Resort, or Dream Valley Resorts.
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Mrugavani National Park review
Anindras from Hyderabad says “It is kind of a park where one can go during a weekend with family and friends and food to have a small picnic. 2. Safari has nothing much to see except few deers and peacocks. Even in this month the land and plants/trees…” Read more
M Gouthan from Hyderabad says “Good place to spend some time especially if you coming back from Chilkur Balaji Temple. On the way to this park, you can enjoy fruits from fields by the side of the road from the villagers…” Read more
Louise says “We visited on a Tuesday afternoon. The billboards outside showed lots of birds and reptiles. However inside we could only find deer – no other animals or birds. The Safari was not running…” Read more
If you’re looking for an exclusive wildlife experience, Mrugavani National Park is not the place for you. But if you just want a relaxing vacation amid nature, you can give it a shot.