Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary
A trip to Warangal is not complete without a sojourn at the vast Pakhal Lake. That should ring a bell for those of you who are familiar with the
The vegetation consists of tropical dry deciduous mixed forests, bamboo, and mixed teak forests. The evergreen species include Aegele Marmelos and Mallotus Philippensis and deciduous vegetation includes Adina Cordifolia, Bombax Ceiba, Bridelia Retusa, etc. The low hill plateau is also covered by climbers, woody herbs, shrubs, and monsoon plants. Extensive grasslands occur in patches near the lake during the winter. Animal species are varied including leopard, sambhar, nilgai, sloth bear, spotted deer, mountain gazelle, four horned antelope, wild boar, and black buck. The migratory waterfowls and waders arriving at the lake between November and March, make this place special during winter.
How to reach
From Hyderabad city, the road distance to Pakhal wildlife Sanctuary is about 130 Kms. There are private tour operators who run their buses to the place. Taking a bus to warangal and switching to another bus that plies to the park is also a good idea.
Warangal is the nearest railway station. You can get to Warangal by train and then take a connecting bus to park.
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad which has an international airport. From there you have take either the Road route or Rail route to reach this place.
Accommodation is provided by PWD Rest House, Sulurpet. It is advisable to make an early booking for the Rest House.
Tips for Tourists
The best time to visit the place is between November and May. Monsoon is not the best time to visit, with rains splashing the hills.
Places to visit nearby
Warangal would be a best. Refer the following link for tourist places in Warangal.
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