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Timings : Open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day except Mondays

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Rs.10 for adults (above 6 years) Rs. 5 for children

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Shamirpet Deer Park, Secunderabad, Secunderabad Overview

Shamirpet Deer Park is one of the beautiful picnic spots located on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad. The park was built in 1971 during the rule of Nizams. The park is spread over the vast area of 54 acres and is home to a wide array of animals. It has many species of deer which can be seen in their natural habitat. Blackbuck and Chital Deer are the main wildlife attractions. There is also the famous Shamirpet Lake located in the proximity of the park which is the lifeline for many animals and bird species of that area.

The park is popularly known as the Jawahar Deer Park is and maintained by the government of Telangana. Frequent Visitors to the park include people of all ages pertaining to their interest in botanical aspects of nature. Although the park is popularly known for its flora and fauna, it doesn’t stay behind in attracting the young crowd by providing various adventure activities like Trekking and bouldering. Bound by the natural habitat of diverse flora and fauna, it is a perfect place for a holiday. Present in the lap of nature and far away from the busy and congested city life, Shamirpet offers an experience like never before.

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Things to Do and Activities at the Park

Shamirpet Deer Park can be best explored by taking a walk around it. The park is divided into two areas: the visitors’ area and the core area. Tourists are allowed to stay in the Visitors’ area only. There are high chances that you might find many deer strolling in the park while you are in the park. The park has vast species of deer, which you can watch in their natural habitat. The park also has a watchtower and a viewpoint giving the visitors a perfect view of the Shamirpet Lake. One might also find some deer near the lake that would be there for quenching the thirst.

Other activities include boating, trekking and bouldering. Boating in the lake is the perfect way of manifesting the beauty of the lake. You can also do bird watching here since the lake attracts many bird species towards it. The park has a fascinating rocky terrain which presents the visitors with prospects of bouldering along the rocks in lush green surroundings. The captivating sunset at the lake gives a blissful experience to its visitors. There is also the possibility of trekking in the park for adventure lovers. The ideal trekking time is 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and you can find many visitors in the park during this time going their way around the park. Overall, the park offers ample ways to its visitors to enjoy being there and feel within nature.

Permit for Trekking

To get permission for trekking, one necessarily has to carry a photo ID with a Xerox copy.

Geography of Shamirpet Deer Park

Shamirpet Deer Park is spread over 54 acres and has various species of wildlife. It also has an observational tower from which one can easily see the beautiful Shamirpet Lake. The lake attracts many birds and has a rocky terrain along with lush green surroundings. There are also some forest cottages near the lake for the tourists. The lake and the park, both are a fascinating sight to the tourists. 

Flora and Fauna of Shamirpet Deer Park

The park has a wide species of many animals, but since it is a deer park, the main wildlife attractions are the Blackbuck and the Chital Deer. There is thick vegetation around the park, and the park is filled with a vast area of deciduous forest. The huge towering trees and the multi-coloured flowers catch the intrigue of the visitors. The forest trees (Butea monosperma), the yellow bells (Tecoma Stans), Pongamia trees and the Ranawara trees are the significant flora of the park. Peafowl, mountain lizards, civet cats, spotted deer, wild boars, porcupines, centipedes, millipedes, bullfrog, common toads and a variety of butterflies are among the significant fauna of the park. The cobalt blue lake and the highly deciduous Shamirpet Park are a perfect home to all its flora and fauna.

History of Shamirpet Deer Park

After being built in 1971 by the Nizams, the Shamirpet Deer Park was allotted to forest department in 1975 and was inaugurated in 1980 by former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr M. Chenna Reddy. The park is also known as Jawahar Deer Park by the name of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Best time to Visit Shamirpet Deer Park

The park can be visited any month of the year but try avoiding the months of May, June and July since the temperature is quite high; thus the park doesn’t offer the best of its experiences in these months. It is advised to visit the park in the months when the weather is pleasant in Hyderabad.

Where to Eat and Stay

Since the park is located far away from the city, the government of Telangana has built a resort in the park to cater to the needs of its visitors. The resort near the lake is named as Haritha Lake Resort which offers quite good dining facilities and a variety of cuisines for its visitors. The resort also provides staying facilities to its visitors and has both A/C and Non-A/C cottages according to the preferences of the visitors.

How To Reach Shamirpet Deer Park

Located in Shamirpet, Medchal-Malkajgiri District of Telangana, the park is located at a distance of 23 kilometres from the city of Secunderabad. The nearest railway station is the Secunderabad Railway Station which is at a distance of 23 kilometres to the Shamirpet Deer Park. This distance can be covered either by cabs or buses. Buses with route no. 211A and 211S from the Secunderabad Junction go very frequently to Shamirpet. You can also visit the nearby temple of Goddess Katta Maisamma once you are here. The temple is very famous among the local people there and is quite crowded on weekends.

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