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.
The vegetation here is southern tropical deciduous and
is the last remaining representative of the indigenous flora of Hyderabad
region. The park has nearly 600 species of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs,
grasses, besides several pteridophytes, bryophytes and xerophytes.
The fauna comprises around 113 species of birds, 20 species
of reptiles, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals and numerous
invertebrates. The park situated inside the city provides an urban refuge
for Jungle Cats, Palm Civets, Wild Boars, Hares, Mongooses, Monitor Lizards,
pea fowls, patridges, quails, Pythons, Cobras and other snakes. Only a
few of the large mammals are found here.
The park houses some historic monuments like the Chiran
palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad and others. Regular nature camps
are conducted for school children for spreading environmental awareness
among the citizens.
Open from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.