The state of Andhra Pradesh boasts of several parks and sanctuaries that are beautifully landscaped. The parks and sanctuaries support a wide range of rich bio-diversity that the state boasts of due to its geographical distribution. The gardens are home to diverse plant species some of which are rarely found in India.
Beautiful Sanctuaries and National Parks in Andhra Pradesh:
Here is a list of Parks and Sanctuaries in Andhra Pradesh.
1. Lumbini Park:
Lumbini Park in Hyderabad is a beautifully adorned park on the banks of the beautiful Hussein Sagar Lake. The majestic structure of the Buddha on this lake is best viewed from Lumbini Park. The park offers a tranquil sight with the Secretariat and the B.M. Birla Temple forming the perfect backdrop. At the main entrance, a large floral clock welcomes you to the park. Made of bright blooms and a variety of grass planted on the ground in the pattern of a clock, it shows the real-time and the patterns keep changing based on the season.
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2. NTR Gardens:
The gardens were built around the memorial of the enigmatic ex-chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N.T.Rama Rao. The peaceful and perfectly manicured lush gardens a hit with people of all age groups. Earlier this was a dumping ground of the local thermal power station but not it is the site of the freshest load of oxygen in the city of Hyderabad.
The Primary Attractions Are:
- Japanese Garden,
- Car Café,
- Ant Hill,
- Machan Tree,
- Children’s playing area and
- Monorail ride.
A great place for the family to unwind
3. Indira Park:
A tribute to the late Prime Minister of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi, this Park has lush green lawns and a different variety of trees. The Sandals, palms and Kevudas adorn the park. There are numerous fruit orchards in the park and an artificial waterfall with musical fountains. It also boasts a rose garden and a commercial nursery. In addition to this, a boating facility just seals the deal for a full fun family outing.
4. Sanjeevaiah Park:
Sanjeevaiah Park is located at the Necklace Road, Hyderabad is the most visited park in the state. A vast 99-acre property named after the former President of India, Mr Neelam Sanjeev Reddy. The highlight is the beautiful and aromatic rose garden made of roses of the highest order. Another attraction is the Rock Garden. Thus it still attracts a steady flow of visitors to regale in its beauty.
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5. Yogibear Children’s Park:
The Yogibear Children’s Park in Hyderabad, located near Sanjeevaiah Park, is an amusement park for children. This is a favourite amongst children of all ages.
6. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park:
A national park rightfully called a jungle amidst a concrete jungle also houses the famous Chiran Palace and is located in the posh locality of Jubilee Hills. It is a bout of greenery in the rising levels of pollution and thus provides excellent lung space. It is known to be home to a staggering
- 600 species of plants
- 140 species of birds
- 30 species of butterflies
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7. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali (Deer) National Park:
This is a deer park located in Hyderabad and is spread over 3,758 acres of land. It is the largest green patch in Hyderabad. This used to be a hunting ground of the Nizams but was later converted into a national park named after a Jain saint. It houses several animals along with the state animal the blackbucks. It is a popular tourist spot which gives Eco tourism tours of the blackbucks.
8. Sri Venkateshwara National Park:
It is a biosphere reserve known for its many waterfalls like the Talakona, Gundalakona and Gunjana. Located on the Eastern Ghats this spreads over the Seshachalam hills and Tirumala hills. The area has
- 1,500 vascular plant species
- 178 species of birds
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Some of the threatened and endangered species around the world are found here such as
- Yellow throated Bulbul
- Pompadour Green Pigeon
- Oriental White-backed Vulture
- The Asian Elephant
Be enthralled by the parks of Andhra Pradesh it’s a place where people value nature.