Pocharam Sanctuary, Medak

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Pocharam Sanctuary is at a short distance of 15 km from Medak and about 115 km from Hyderabad. Unfortunately, there are no forms of government transport to take you to the sanctuary. You have to take a private bus or a privately owned vehicle to reach the spot.

During ancient times the sanctuary used to be the hunting grounds for the Nizams of Hyderabad. Later it was turned into a protected area for the wildlife of the region during the middle of the 20th century. The sanctuary has been named after the Pocharam Lake that was built when the Allair dam was constructed.

The sanctuary is home to plenty of flora and fauna. One can spot animals like wild dogs, wolf, leopard, forest cat, chital, antelope and sloth bear in the forest of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is visited by migratory like open Billed stork, Bar-headed goose and Brahminy ducks each year.

An interesting tourism aspect is the Eco tourism centre where tourists can get to see five types of Antelopes and Deer.

The best time to visit Pocharam is from November to January.


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