The Mrugavani National park covering an area of 3.60 sq. km (700 acres)
was established in October, 1994. It is situated at Chilkur near Himayatsagar
lake at a distance of 25 kms from Hyderabad. The park is an urban refuge
for small mammals like wildboar, jungle cat etc. and contains about 600
varieties of birds, 20 varieties of snakes and other animal habitat. Over
600 plant species including herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees like Teak,
Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neem, Bamboo etc are found here.