Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Overview

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, which is also known as the Chiran Palace or Chiran Fort, is a vast spread of lush gardens with rich flora and fauna. It is located in the heart of Hyderabad city, Jubilee Hills.

Named after former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and one of the most popular leaders of the state, Kasu Brahmananda, this park holds the promise of a rejuvenated nature amid thick concrete jungles and chaotic traffic of the city life.

It is situated on 390 acres of land. In 1967, the entire Chiran Palace complex was handed over to Prince Mukarram on his coronation by his father Prince Azam Jah. The fort complex was declared a national park by the then Andhra Pradesh government in 1998.

Vast swathe of open greenery, picturesque natural beauty, refreshing environment and well maintained surroundings are some of the reasons for which you must take a tour to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park during your visit to Hyderabad. This is a perfect place to relax and have a chilled out time with your loved ones.

The park houses hundreds of varied species of trees, birds, insects and animals. The park, originally the property of the Nizams of Hyderabad, is now maintained by the forest department of the state. The palace was built in 1960 by the royals for their personal accommodation purpose.

However, the entry gate to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is different to the Chiran Palace entrance. The park, a symbol of the culture and heritage of the Nizams of southern India, draws thousands of tourists round the year.

How To Reach

Begumpet Airport is the nearest airport to the park which is nicely connected with the major cities around it. Various government and private agencies offer transportation facilities to and from the park. You can hire app cabs or auto rickshaws from the airport to get to the park.

The distance between the airport and the park is around 8.5km which can be covered half an hour through these transportation facilities.

Best Time To Visit

The park is open round the year during all seasons. But the best time to visit the park is during July to September when monsoon sets in and also anytime between November to February when the weather remains cold and dry.

Other Essential Information

Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana.

The timings for entry inside and around the park are different. 

During summer- The park remains open for those who will go inside it from 5.30am to 10am and from 4.30 to 6.30 in the evening every day. These are timings for summer. 

During monsoon and winter- The timings are 6am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm. Joggers or walkers who use the space around the park can access it from 4.30am to 9.30am, while the evening timings are 4.30pm to 9pm. 

The entry fee to the park for adults is Rs 30, while it is Rs 15 for children. Basic facilities like benches, toilets and litter bins are available across the park premises.

Flora and Fauna at Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is famous for its plethora of rich flora and fauna. Over 600 plan life, including trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, climbers along with several pteridophytes, xerophytes, bryophytes, around 130 species of avian creates, 20 species of reptiles, 20 species of mammals, 15 types of butterflies and varied kinds of invertebrates can be found here. 

The southern tropical dry deciduous forest and the large vestigial representative of the endemic flora of the southern Indian region can be witnessed here. Among the trees, there are teak, Babul, sal, palas, ficus, sandalwood and neem.

Among the fauna, you can witness civet cat, jungle cat, pangolin, wild boar, palm civet, hare, mongoose, monitor lizard, peacock, quail, partridge, snakes , pea fowl and the like. The park houses over 350 peacocks. 

Biodiversity at Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

The park is maintained strictly for the betterment of wildlife and biodiversity and therefore, activities like poaching, hunting, grazing, developmental forestry are not permitted here. The boundaries of the park are well marked and circumscribed.

Tips to Follow at Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is a vast area with lots of greenery and wildlife covering around. Follow these tips while your visit to the park.

2. Carry an umbrella, caps, goggles if you are visiting during summer

3. You can carry camera inside the park but be considerate of the mood of birds and animals before going click click.

4. Visit the park as early as possible, especially anytime after 6am as the weather remains at its best and you can have brilliant sightings of animals and birds.

5. Do not destroy the natural ambience of the park.

6. Do not disturb animals or birds.

7.  Do not litter across the park.

8. Park your cars at the designated place outside the park.

9. Keep watch on your children.
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Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park FAQs

How long is KBR Park?

The park is spread over 390 acres of area which is 1.6 square kilometres. The entire palace complex consists of around 400 acres of land.

Is photography allowed in KBR Park?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the park premises. But visitors must not disturb the animals and birds while using their cameras.

Are dogs allowed in KBR Park?

No, pets are not allowed inside the park premises. However, you can always walk your dog while taking a jog outside the park area.

Are washrooms available in park?

Yes, washrooms are available inside the park.

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