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Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Warangal district, Narasampet - Warangal south division 60km. from Warangal District head quarters.  Coverage area : 879 Sq. km.
Main attractions : Pakhal Lake.
Best time to visit : November to June. 
Accommodation : Forest & Tourist Rest Houses at Pakhal.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is at Warangal (60 Km.)
-- By air : Nearest Airport Hyderabad.
-- By road : It is located on Narsampet-Warangal division, which is at a distance of 50-km from Warangal.  Pakhal is 130-km by road from Hyderabad. It is well connected by road. 
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Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is located 50-km from Warangal, along the shoreline of Pakhal Lake and is named after it. It is a man made lake, completed in 1213 AD by the Kakatiyas. The sanctuary is spread over 860-sq-km consisting of a large plateau surrounded by low hills. The environment and the Pakhal Lake form the core area of the sanctuary. The vegetation consists of tropical dry deciduous mixed forests, bamboo and mixed teak forests.

Flora :
Dry deciduous teal forest with bamboo, madhuca, terminalia, pterocarpus.

Fauna :
Its natural scenic beauty and landscape is extremely beautiful and captivating, which makes this place worth visiting. This sanctuary is home to Spotted Dear, Sambhar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Guar, Python, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Hyena, Sloth Bear, Panther, Tiger, Ducks, Teals, Cormorant, Spoon Bills, and Storks etc. It has wide variety of jungle birds and several water birds that spend the winter here.


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