(Last Updated on : 18/06/2014)
Jawahar Deer Park, also known as Shamirpet Deer Park is a deer park located in Shamirpet, Ranga Reddy district
of the newly formed Indian state, Telangana.
Jawahar Deer Park is extended over 54 acres and has over hundreds of deer
. It is close to Shamirpet Lake with the plenty of deer.
Jawahar Deer Park is also the abode of peacocks
and different kinds of exotic birds. It is also domicile to one of the two butterfly parks in Hyderabad, the other being Mrugavani National Park.
History of Jawahar Deer Park
Jawahar Deer Park, better known as Shamirpet Deer Park is located north from Secunderabad. This deer park was built during the rule of Nizam
kings in the early phase of 20th Century. Jawahar Deer Park is located near a manmade lake constructed 50 years back. Its spread over an area of 80 acres allocated to deer's and other herbivorous animals.
Attraction in Jawahar Deer Park
Jawahar Deer Park is the destination of 15 different species of snakes and birds also. To mark as a tourist spot in Andhra Pradesh
, Tourism Department of Andhra Pradesh has built cottages for lodging. One can also organize picnic with the prior permissions from the Forest Department of Telangana, as Ranga Reddy district falls under Telangana State.
Jawahar Deer Park was identified as the landmarks and point of interest by Andhra Pradesh tourism board and they started this park in 1971. Other popular tourist attraction near Jawahar Deer Park is the Katta Maisamma Temple and Ratnalayam temple as well as Wargal. This temple is located in the near vicinity of Jawahar Deer Park, which is popularly known as Shamirpet Deer Park. Jawahar Deer Park along with Shamirpet Lake is popular spot for picnic families on weekend.
The local and the foreign visitors can observe the different species of deer in their natural habitat at this deer park. The natural beauty shows entire Shamirpet Lake attractive. The nature lovers can enjoy the few minutes calmness and tranquillity. The coming of deer forward from its hiding places or the deer enjoying a water bath in the Shamirpet Lake is the scene of photographer's choice.