Pakhal Lake is an artificial (man-made) lake situated in the Pakhal sanctuary close to Warangal City. Believed to have been constructed in 1213 A.D by the Kakatiya King Ganapathidev, the lake encompasses an area of 30 kilometers squared. A breathtaking, panoramic view coupled with the prospect of spending hours in isolated bliss make Pakhal Lake an extremely popular retreat for tourists. It is located in the midst of pristine hilly terrain and dense, lush forests and serves as a picnic spot for thousands of people around the year.
The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary runs around the lake’s shorelines, and a variety of flora and fauna can be seen here. Panthers, monitor lizards, crocodiles, sloth bears, pythons and wolves are some of the wildlife that one can feast their eyes upon at the sanctuary. All in all, it covers an area of 839 square kilometers.