KBR National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park, popularly known as KBR National Park is a vast spread of lush greenery and rich fauna which is located in the middle of Hyderabad city- Jubilee Hills. Named after former Chief Minister Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, this park promises rejuvenating nature amid the concrete buildings and traffic of city life. A popular place to visit in Hyderabad, this park, along with its picturesque beauty and rich flora and fauna, is also historically significant. Chiran Palace of former Hyderabad’s Nizam is a place worth seeing. It was established in the year of 1994 with an aim to preserve the nature of this area. One of the popular tourist places, KBR Park is a must visit when on a Hyderabad Tour.
KBR National Park boasts of rich flora and fauna which is accompanied by a refreshing environment that is ideal of relaxing. There are around 600 varied species of trees and plants trees in the park. The park has equally rich fauna. It has around 140 species of avian fauna along with 20 species of reptiles and 20 species of mammals. There are around 15 different species of butterflies as well.
This area was declared as National Park in 1998 by the State Government, after getting the approval of central government. It was later declared as Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park in the memory of Late Chief Minister Kasu Brahmananda Reddy who was one of the popular leaders of the state.
The entire spread of lush green area which earlier belonged to Nizam of Hyderabad came under the forest department since then. However, out of this around 11 acres of land was solely Nizam’s property. Eventually in 2010, the area has been reduced to 6 acres of land. This part is not considered to be a section of KBR Park and hence visitors are not allowed to enter.
One of the prominent sites in KBR Park is the Chiran Palace, personal residence of the prince and his family, which is spread over an area of 6,000 sq. metres. This palace was built in the year of 1960. In 1967 it was handover by Prince Azam Jah to his son Prince Mukarram Jah. The entry gate to Chiran Palace is different from the main gate of KBR National Park. There are other various other properties in the same complex, namely Gol Bungalow, Mor bungalow, stables for horses, elephants and cattle, petrol pump, wells and water tanks, motor khana, etc.
KBR National Park Opening & Closing Timings, Holidays
The opening timings of KBR National Park is different for inside and the around the park. KBR Park timings for those entering inside the park are from 5.30 to 10 in morning and in evening from 4.30 to 6.30. These are the timings for summers. During winter and rainy season, KBR Park timings are from 6 AM to 10 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM. While for jogging around the KBR park, the timings are 4.30 AM to 9.30 AM and in evening it is from 4.30 to 9
Entry Fee of KBR National Park
The entry fee of KBR National Park is Rs.20 per person for adults. For kids, the entry fee is Rs.10 per person. Basic facilities such as toilets, dustbins and benches for sitting are offered at the park. Outside the park, one can find many small stalls, selling local snacks or fruits.
Reaching KBR National Park, Hyderabad
Located on the road no 2 of Banjara Hills, this park is located close to the LV Prasad Eye hospital which is also an important landmark of the city. This park is located opposite to the TDP Party house, which near to the Jubilee Hills checkpost, hence enjoys a good location. Reaching KBR Park is easy as it is right in the middle of the city amid various prominent landmarks. Peddamma Temple, another popular shrine of Hyderabad is also located nearby.
How to reach Charminar
Charminar is one of the most prominent landmarks of Hyderabad city hence reaching here is extremely easy even for first time visitors. Located on the Charminar road, Char Kaman in the Ghansi Bazaar, it can be reached via auto rickshaws and taxis.
There are many TSRTC buses that operate from major bus stands and railway stations of the city to Charminar. The distance between Charminar and Hyderabad bus stand is 5 km.
KBR National Park Entry Fee
20 per Adult
10 per Child
400 Monthly Fee per Person
1000 Yearly Fee per Senior Citizen
1500 Yearly Fee per Person