Pocharam wildlife sanctuary is located on
the shores of Pocharam Lake and is named after it. It is 120-km away from
Hyderabad , in
Medak district. It extends over an area of 130-sq-km and lies between
Medak and Nizamabad districts.
In 1952 the Nizam of Hyderabad State, because of its richness in floral
and faunal composition declared this area as wildlife sanctuary.
The Animal & Bird Life
The habit of this wild animal sanctuary is southern tropical dry deciduous with predominantly teak and its associates. Small water pools are found in the sanctuary, undulating with low hills. Large flocks of migratory birds like Bar-headed goose, Brahminy ducks, Painted storks etc are attracted towards the lake in the sanctuary.
Animals like Leopard, Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, Four-Horned Antilope are mainly found here. The floral composition consists of Teak, Nallamaddi, Garuga, Tirman, Satin, Mohwa, Chirongii, Chennangi, and Abnus etc.
Rail: The nearest railway station
is at Hyderabad .
Road: Tourists can take buses from Hyderabad and Medak.
Inspection bungalow is available at
Pocharam and Medak.