The Kasu Brahmananda Reddy usually know as KBR National Park was known as Chiran Palace earlier.In the year 1960, Chiran Palace was constructed sovering an area of 400 acre. The palace complex was given as a gift to Prince Mukarram Jah by his father Prince Azam Jah in the year 1967 on the occasion of his coronation. The present name was given to the park after the name of the former chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy.
The park is covering an area of 150 hectares and has been established with the aim to safeguard the biodiversity of this region. The Chiran Palace which now belongs to the former Hyderabad’s Nizam is located here.
The Mor (Peacock) bungalow other than the Chiran Palace is also constructed here on a hillock. The park also houses Gol Bungalow, which has stables for horses, elephants, cattle. The motorkhana house located in the park housed a fleet of beautiful vintage cars along with a workshop, few outhouses, petrol pump, two wells and water tanks.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh declared the entire park as a national park after getting approval from the Central Government in 1998. As a result the forest department took control of the major portion of this area and only eleven acresof land was left under the control of Nizam. It was further reduced to six acres. Later the park was renamed as to Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park.
In and Around
Many species of birds are found here. One can get full entertainment by bird watching in the park.
Jungle safari can be done to explore the flora and fauna of the region.
Nature Walks/ Jogging
Nature lovers can enjoy a walk and even jogging in morning or evening.
The National Park remains open in all seasons. So, you can make your travel plans throughout the year. But the monsoon seasons add a unique charm to the place as its greenery appears more fresh and beautiful. The park timings are between 6.00 am – 8.00 am and 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm. It is open on all days including Sundays.
How to Reach
Begumpet is the nearest airport to the Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park. This airport is located at a distance of five kilometers from the railway station of Secunderabad. The flights of Indian airlines connect the airport to Hyderabad and all the major cities.
The nearest railaway stations to the park are Hyderabad station, located at a distance of ten kilometres from the park, Secunderbad and Begumpet stations.
The nearest APSRTC bus terminal is at Goliguda(16 kms). If you travel from Secunderabad, look out for bus nos. 10H, 47L, 47V. These are available every 10 minutes. If you begin your journey from MGBS Bus stop (11.5 km), board buses with nos. 222, 127K, 225D, 47 L. Here too, the buses are too frequent that you will hardly have to wait for 10 minutes.
Stay / Eat
Where to Stay
Ebony Boutique Hotel
Road Number.2,Banjara Hills,
Near Annapurna Studio, Hyderabad,
Mapple Inn Hyderabad
Plot No. 1133, Green Square,
Rd No 36, Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500033
Rd Number 1, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500034