Nandanavanam to Prasanthi Vanam: NewsMeter takes you on a tour of Telangana's urban parks

Urban forest parks in Telangana provide a wonderful, nourishing haven for wildlife, flora, and fauna and also offer a variety of activities and facilities.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  4 March 2022 2:30 AM GMT
Nandanavanam  to Prasanthi Vanam:  NewsMeter takes you on a tour of  Telanganas urban parks

In a world filled with workload and pressure, recreational spaces have become a necessity. But recreation shouldn't just be limited to long vacations, it must be a part of our daily lives. Recreation and well-being should be the norm and what a better place to relax the mind and body than a park.

Parks help maintain a healthy, wholesome, and quality life day in and day out. Urban forest parks in Telangana provide a wonderful, nourishing haven for wildlife, flora, and fauna and also offer a variety of activities and facilities.

Here is a list of a few urban forest parks in Telangana that have become attractive destinations for visitors to relax, rest and reset.

1. Mayuri Haritha Vanam, Mahbubnagar

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8cBYGN2RkJSFSp4X9

Located between Mahabubnagar and Jadcherla highway, Mayuri Haritha Vanam is one of the largest Eco-Tourism Parks in the state. Butterfly garden, rose garden, landscape garden, herbal garden, Astro garden, macaw bird enclosure, currency park, outdoor gym, flag point, nature interpretation center, walkers paths are some of the attractions. Some adventure activities including zip line, commando tower, bamboo bridge, wall climbing, hanging tyre bridge, net climbing, ladder climbing, rifle shooting, and archery make it truly a fun-filled place.

It is open from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm.

Mayuri Haritha Vanam Entrance Gate




Sky Cycling




Green Park Area




Butterfly Park




Rope Walking




2. Bhagyanagar Nandanavanam

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LTC9K3JWsmz71CfN6

Located at the Ghatkesar Mandal, on Hyderabad-Warangal road in Medchal District, the park is a visual treat for nature lovers. It is filled with walking paths, forest trails and is a perfect destination for nature walks. A walking track, cycle track, children's play area, yoga shed, canopy walkway, and a watchtower are some of the attractions. One can even spot deer and peacocks in the park.

It is open from 5: 30 am to 9 am for walkers and from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM for visitors.

Canopy Walk




Deers at the park




Watchtower



(Credits: Walk4Health)

3. Gandharivanam

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LVfTKEzadXRU2e116

Located in the outskirts of Thimmapur village, Mandamarri Mandal, this park is the perfect place to spend time with families. The Urban Park is a hub of Biodiversity with 500 varieties of plant species. Hundreds of people across the state and neighboring states come to visit.

It is open from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Bird's view of the park




Picnic spot




Entrance of the park




4. Prasanthi Vanam Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/GTz37MU3yVU5vSaL8

Located on Dulapally – Bahadurpally Road, this park is stretched over 25 acres and is filled with medicinal & flower plantations. The species include Marri, Raavi, Peltophorum, Usiri, Chinta, Bamboo, Nemalinara, Seethaphal, etc. The park also has a walking track, children's play area, and a yoga shed.

It is open from 5.30 AM to 9.00 AM for walkers and 1100 to 600 pm for visitors.

Walking track








5. Shanthivanam Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/D8rLSXhZqz9tJpWHA

Located in the Medipally Mandal, on Chengicherla road in Medchal District, the park has major species like Vepa, Kanuga, Rela, Nemalinara, Subabul. The park has a walking track, herbal garden, play area, open-air gym, gazebo, watchtower, and a yoga shed

It is open from 5.30 AM to 9.00 AM for walkers and 11;00 to 6:00 pm for visitors.

Gazebo




Walking track




6. Kandlakoya Oxygen Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/VkfFpdEJB7eJuaeZA

Located on National Highway 44 near Medchal, the park is home to major species like Marri, Raavi, Peltophorum, Usiri, Chinta, Bamboo, Nemalinara, Seethaphal, etc. It has a herbal garden, open-air gym, children's play area, gazebo, watchtower, yoga shed, and photo points.

It is open from 5.30 AM to 9.00 AM for walkers and 11;00 to 6:00 pm for visitors.

Walking track




Watchtower




7. Panchavati Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/RWJ2AFYEdA56dxsE7

Located in the Domnair Reserve Forest Block of Rangareddy district, the park is an Urban Lung Space that is known for its medicinally important plants. The park is known for its large Peacock population.

Aerial view




Entrance view




To find out more information about theme-based Urban Forest Parks, check out the mobile app developed by the state that facilitates visitors to plan their visits and journey. The app "Urban Forest Parks" provides information about the nearest urban parks and forest areas in the user's vicinity.

Photo Credits: Telangana Tourism Website

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