Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is a deer national park situated in Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India amidst the concrete jungle. The Park is spread over an area of 3,758 acres. It is the largest green lung space in the city of Hyderabad harboring the State animal of Andhra Pradesh, the Black Buck.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park took its name from the Indian Saint Lord Mahavir, in commemoration of his 2500th nirvan anniversary in the year 1975 and was started primarily as a Black Buck conservation area. And before that, the park was the favorite hunting ground of the Nizam rulers, little wonder though. A deer park was set up in order to preserve this precious heritage and rehabilitate it.
Vegetation found in the park includes Dry deciduous forest mixed with scrub jungle and grasslands. The terrain varies from hilly to gently rolling. Sandalwood, Rosewood, Palas, Amalthas, Albizzias, Accacias, Teak.
Fauna of Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park includes Panther, Black Buck, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Civet, Porcupine, Peacock, 30 species of Reptiles and over 120 species of birds.
The forest Department offers audio-visual education on nature and wildlife and is supported by a good nature library. There is an exhibition hall displaying exhibits explaining intricate problems of wildlife conservation.
Best time to visit:
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park remains open throughout the year.
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee. Usually the Park remains open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
There are a lot of accommodation options around Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
NH9, Vijayawada Highway, Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad – 500070
Telephone: 2402-0950, 93948-33525