The royal city Hyderabad has seen steady growth, especially in the past ten years. The city went on to become cyber city with its progressive step up for global recognition. Amidst all the corporate hulla bulla and modernization, lies yet another jungle, which belongs to Mother Nature. While there are the busy IT parks in the cyber city, there is this complete antithesis of the megacity, a park that calms your senses and soothes your mind. The Kasu Bramhananda Reddy National Park is teeming with life that is not very sophisticated, more primitive and uncivilized and yet, so enlightening and exotically beautiful. This place is also called the KBR National Park, and yes, this is a must visit place.
Established in the year 1994 with an aim to protect the richness and biodiversity of the area it is built on, the enchanting Kasu Bramhananda Reddy National Park is sprawled over an area of about 156 hectares in the lush lanes of Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills. The KBR Park is named after former Chief Minister Kasu Bramhananda Reddy. Apart from being breathtakingly picturesque, the park is also home to a variety of flora and fauna like most of the national parks. The park also has the magnificent Chittan Palace of the former Nizam of Hyderabad and a many other historic structures. There are some 600 species of trees and plants within the park’s vicinity, ranging from herbs, shrubs, to climbers and creepers. When it comes to the fauna, the park homes approximately 20 species of reptiles, 13 species of birds, 15 species of butterflies, 20 species of mammals, and a wide variety of invertebrates.