Location : Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad
Season : All the year round
Open : 6.00 A.M. to 8.00 A.M. 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park located at Jubilee Hill,
Hyderabad covers an area of 156.30 hectares. The park established in
1994 to safeguard the biodiversity and richness of the area, is
named after late Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, the former Chief Minister
of Andhra Pradesh. This picturesque park is unique in its own way.
It houses the stately Chiran palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad
and also the other historic structures.
It is meant to safeguard the greenbelt and the existing variety of
flora and fauna. It is expected to prevent pollution, replenish
fresh oxygen and recharge ground water. It is also envisaged to be
the centre stage for spreading environmental awareness among the
citizens. Regular nature camps are conducted for school children and
a full-fledged environment education centre is coming up.
The flora is typically representative of southern tropical
deciduous forests and the last vestigeal representative of the
indiginous flora of Hyderabad region. The park has nearly 600
species of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, grasses, besides several
pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes.
It is a house to nearby 113 species of birds, 20 species of
reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and
numerous invertebrates. It serves as an urban refuge for Jungle
Cats, Palm Civets, Wild Boars, Hares, Mongooses, Monitor Lizards,
Pythons, Cobras and other snakes. No large mammals are present in
the national park.