Kasu Bramhananda Reddy National Park or KBR Park, Hyderabad With Video and Pictures
We are always besmirching the destruction of the environment. Here is a rare chance to commend the conservation and growth of a natural habitat bang in the heart of the city. A wildlife marvel located in the posh and bustling, Banjara Hills in Hyderabad; KBR Park is named after the former Chief Minister of the state. Established in 1994 in order to preserve biodiversity Kasu Bramhananda Reddy National Park or KBR Park Hyderabad is spread across 390 acres. There are 20 species of reptiles, 13 kinds of birds, 15 types of butterflies, 20 kinds of mammals and 600 different trees that have found a home here; a dense and green jungle amidst the concrete jungle. Fascinatingly, the park also has the beautiful Chiran Palace and few other historical edifices. Declared as a National park by the Andhra Pradesh state government after getting approval from the central government in year 1998.
Natural Utopia in the city
The park offers exceptional breathing space and environs to the denizens from the intensifying pollution levels in the city. The place is thronging with walkers, joggers and fitness freaks every morning. You will find people using the open-air gym with cross-trainers, twisters and air swings. It’s a perfect place for practising yoga and Suryanamaskar welcoming the morning sun. Every morning and evening, the park is a hub of activity. Walkers tread the 5 km outer walkway or the inner track for a 4 km walkers’ path. There is an entry fee for the inside track. The rest of the park is a conservation zone.
Walking on the track between canopies of huge trees, one can chance upon prancing peacocks. They are used to humans in the park and do not shy away. Every visit is an experience in itself. The birds chirping, the flowers blooming and the rustle of the leaves is the natural concert that is refreshing music to the ears. You can rest awhile in the many gazebos, tree seaters and benches scattered all around the park. The visitors range from toddlers to senior citizens who gather with friends and there is an air of camaraderie and bonhomie.
Kasu Bramhananda Reddy National Park or KBR Park Hyderabad
Birdbaths and water dot the park for the various birds. There is no litter and there are clean bathrooms. There are CCTV’s all over. You are not allowed to touch the flowers leaves or feed the peacocks. Even shed peacock feathers are confiscated at the exit gate. The nature quotes are heart-warming. Trees are planted, grafted and sown.OIl cans are used as planters. There are even fruit trees in this natural Eden. Termites are said to help in water prospecting.
There are many entrances to the outer periphery walkway. Right outside the main gate, there is a special tea vendor and others selling sprouts, fruit and other healthy food items.
The Best Time to Visit
The National Park is open throughout the year. One can visit any day but in all seasons, but the best time to visit the Park is between July to September and November to February.
The entry fee to KBR Park is ₹ 35 for adults and ₹ 20 for children. There is a monthly package for walkers- ₹600. The Park is open to visitors from 5:30 to 10 am and 4:30 to 7 pm
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