About Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary:
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is the beauty of Nizamabad Tourism. It is situated at a 15 Km from Medak and a distance of 115 km from Hyderabad. The former hunting grounds of Nizam rulers have been transformed into the well furnished sanctuary.
It covers an area of 130 sq km. It is named after the Lake, Pocharam by which the sanctuary is bordered. The area is plentiful of mixed forest with beneficial patches of grassy and scrub plains. Therefore it is a favourite spot for birds with its lush green vegetation. Brahminy Bucks, Bar-Headed Goose, Open Billed Stork, Quails and Partridges are few of the frequent bird visitors. This is a feasting place for Bird-Watchers.
Pocharam Sanctuary is also a home to various quadrupeds in addition to the winged group. It is especially famous for housing 5 species of antelopes including the 4-horned antelope. It also a home for various types of deer family including Nilgai, Sambar, Chital and Chinkara. This Wildlife Sanctuary also houses Forest Cats, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Jackals, Wolves and Sloth Bear.
This Sanctuary is also a trekking spot stretching for over 4.5 km which goes through evidently thick forest. This provides a thrilling experience for tourists to relish the forest atmosphere. The narrow and slim branches of the trees interweave and forms a net which makes the forest look very thick. This makes an exciting experience for no doubt. The nearby water flowing from the dam washes the feet of the tourists. Cars are needed to be taken for enjoying the Pocharam trek.
Till today, the Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary bears the evidences and remains of watch tower, which is used to keep a watch out for the animals by the Nizams for hunting. If visitors brave and climb the unsteady metal staircase and reach the final position, then the treat for them is worth the effort.
There is a small wall built over the Manjeera River which was built with an intention to construct a dam. The small belies of this dam act as Water Park and car wash. Tourists often park their vehicles in order to get them washed naturally. In order to stay, there are various affordable hotels in Medak.
This Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary and lake is a beautiful place for family picnic and trekkers. It helps in refreshing the mind of a person and reorganizes the body.
Special attractions of Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Trekking trail and small water dam.
- Abandoned Bungalow of Old Nizams located inside the sanctuary.
- Peaceful atmosphere of Pocharam Sanctuary.
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Timings: 8.30 Am to 5.30 Pm
Nearest Tourist Attractions:
- Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
- Medak Church
- Medak Fort
- Gottam Gutta
- Distance from Medak to Pocharam Sanctuary: 15.2 km
- Distance from Hyderabad to Pocharam Sanctuary: 114 km
- Distance from Nizamabad to Pocharam Sanctuary: 120 km
- Distance from Warangala to Pocharam Sanctuary: 167 km
Contact Numbers for Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary:
- State Tourism Department: 040 23450444
- District Informatics Officer Nizamabad: 08462 224362