Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park home of black buck in India

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The park is positioned in Vanasthalipuram, on the periphery of Hyderabad city at a distance of nearly 15 kilometers on the Hyderabad Vijayawada road. Formerly the hunting ground of Nizam, it is at present habitat to the stunning black bucks with spiral horns together with numerous species of birds. The park named after the famous Jain saint Lord Mahavira was recognized during 1975, in tribute to his 2500th birth anniversary.

The deer park preserved by the Forest Department, has an undulate terrain, of 190 hectares mainly by acacia trees and grasslands. The park looks charming in the monsoon with the flowers of the trees on the flourishing green carpet of grass. Besides Acacias, neem, Bauhinias, Buteas or flame of the forest and a range of thorny scrub species are found in this dry forest.

ideal / best season / time / when to visit : throughout the year

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