Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is a deer national park located in Vanasthalipuram , Saheb Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is place every nature lover and wildlife enthusiasts must visit. Established in the year of 1975, it has been named after the great Jain saint Lord Mahavir, in his honour on the occasion of his 2500th birth anniversary. Located in Vanasthalipuram, at a distance of 15 km from Hyderabad, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is famous for being a home to the endangered species of Black Buck Deer.

Visiting Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park offers glimpses of not only black buck deer, known as Jinka in Telugu language but also offers the rare opportunity to explore the extensive range of flora and fauna. Some of the animals that you can see here are cheetals (chital or spotted deer), monitor lizards, wild boars, porcupines and varied kinds of snakes.

Spread across an area of approximately 15 km, this national park boasts of a rich avian fauna as well. Some of birds here are cormorants, partridges, pond herons, quails, egrets along with doves, peacocks, kingfishers, vultures, kites and many others. If you like to spend some time bird-watching and studying various species, then plan a visit to this park. Here you will find a range of beautiful birds. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is also home to about eighty species of migratory birds. If lucky you can also get a glimpse of rare bird Short-toed Eagle that has also made this place as its home.

There are good facilities for visitors to observe animals; many sheds and viewing towers have been made for the purpose. Get on these watch towers for a mesmerising view of the area around, vast spread of nature in its wildest form, without buildings and vehicles to obstruct your view. There is also the facility of safari in the park. To get the real experience is to actually watch the wildlife live in action. The safari rides at the park presents every visitor with that opportunity. There are vans which take visitors around the national park, presenting view of the animals amid the dense vegetation. Neem, Acacias, Buteas and Bauhinias are only a few names out of the vast species of flora here at the national park. Along with this, there is an exhibition hall as well, which offers a detailed insight into the wildlife conservation; an informative library and a collection of audio visual presentation on wildlife.

The government has also introduced van safaris to take the visitors on a ride within the park to watch the animals closely.

The national park is located nearly 18 km away from Hyderabad city towards outskirts, nearby Hyderabad – Vijayawada highway.

Park Entry Fee 
20 per Adult
15 per Child
NA for Video Camera
NA for Still / DSLR Camera

Timings : 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Monday Closed

Park Address: 2/B, National Highway 9, Vanasthalipuram, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Auto Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500070, India


  1. Cheetas are not found in Telangana, they are probably leopards.


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