Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary
Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary Located 15 Kms from Medak and 115 Kms from Hyderabad, this sanctuary can be reached by private transport from Medak. Pocharam Forest was the favourite hunting ground of the Nizam and he declared it as a wild life sanctuary in the early part of 20th century. Named after the Pocharam lake formed from bunding of the Allair in the year 1916 - 1922, it is spread over 9.12 Sq Kms. Surrounded by verdant green forest, it is rich in plants and fauna and attracts a lot of winged visitors, like the Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks and Open Billed Stork. There is a center for Eco- Tourism where visitors can see five, type of Antelopes and Deer. Summer temperature goes up to 46 C & in winter it drops to 6 C. Pocharam Forest & Wild Life Sanctuary is house to animals like Leopard, Forest Cat, Wild Dog, Wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, and Four horned Antelope.
Best season to visit: November to January.
Forest Guest House, Medak.