Geography of Mrugavani National Park
The topography of Mrugavani National Park constitutes rocky exposures which are characteristic of Deccan formation. The temperature of the region varies from 11 and 40 degree Celsius and it receives an annual rainfall of 750 cm.
Flora and Fauna of Mrugavani National Park
Mrugavani National Park is mainly covered with southern tropical dry deciduous forests, scattered with woodlands and grasslands. Several endemic species of flora of Hyderabad region are also found here. About 600 plant species have been recorded here including various herbs and shrubs. Common floras which grow in the park include Rela, Palas, Picus, Sandal, Bamboo, Teak and many more. The park also shows huge diversity in terms of its faunal population. It is inhabited by Cobra, Russell's viper, Python, Monitor Lizard, Mongoose, Civet Cat, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Sambar, Cheetal, Indian Hare and other species. Common birds which flock around the park are Black Drongo, Little Egret, Pond Heron, Indian Robin, Green Bee-Eater, Red Vented Bulbul, Peafowl, Quail, Grey Partridge and many more. The population of butterflies in the forest is fascinating and comprises Crimson Tip, Common Pierrot, Common Emigrant, Plain Orange Tip etc.
Mrugavani National Park is situated at a distance of 25 kilometres from the main city of Hyderabad and can be easily approached by road. Cottages and tents in the park provide comfortable accommodations to the tourists. The place can be visited all round the year. Jungle safari can be opted to have a close rendezvous with the nature. There is also a watch tower inside the park which offers a panoramic view of the vibrant wildlife around. It also houses an Environmental Education Centre, a well stocked library and a museum.