This Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is situated in vanasthalipuram on NH9 towards Vijayawada. It is 15km distance from Nampally Railway Station. After the 2500th birth anniversary of the saint it was named as holy jain saint ‘lord Mahavira ‘and it was established in the year 1975. There is a sanctuary which was one of the exciting ‘shiikargarh’ or hunting ground for one of the Nizams ruler. It has been converted to a national park. During monsoon season the park is full of blossom flowers with different colours.
This park is known as the home of Black buck deer. According to the estimation there are 400 deers roam around the National park fearlessly. There are a wide variety of animals in the park like Black bucks, porcupines, water monitors, short toed eagles, Indian herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants and myriad species of birds.
It is a very wide area to walk. So the forest department provides a minivan safari into the forest. It is for 15 minutes of duration only. So that people can watch wildlife very closely. We can see a group of deer’s from safari track. The van stops for few minutes inside the forest to allow the visitors for enjoying the wildlife. We can see several peacocks roaming freely in the park. The butterfly park is situated towards northern end of the complex. There is a wildlife museum in the premises of the park with several images of animals and birds which gives a colourful setting.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Timings: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM Monday Holiday.
Entry Fee: 20.00 Rs For Adult, 15.00 Rs For Childrens.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park,
2/B, National Highway 9,
Telangana – 500070.
Phone: 040 2428 6523
National Park Area: 14.59 km²