Pakhal Lake

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Pakhal Lake
Pakhal Lake Andhra India.jpg
Pakhal Lake view
Location Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates 17°57′N 79°59′E / 17.950°N 79.983°E / 17.950; 79.983Coordinates: 17°57′N 79°59′E / 17.950°N 79.983°E / 17.950; 79.983
Type reservoir
Basin countries India

Pakhal Lake is a man-made lake in the Pakhal wildlife sanctuary in Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh, a state in Southern India.

Importance[edit]

Pakhal Lake, situated amidst undulating forest land hills and dales is a popular retreat for the tourists. The lake, constructed around 1213 A.D. by Kakatiyan Ruler, Ganapathidev and spread over an area of 30 km2., provides a beautiful site. Set around the shores of this lake is the Pakhal Wild Life Sanctuary with an area of 839 km2. It is a dense forest shelter for a variety of fauna.

If, one is lucky, one can spot a tiger or a leopard or a bear and one can find a herd of deer roaming about freely in the wild. The sanctuary is also harbouring Mammals like panthers, hyenas, wolves, wild dogs, jackals, sloth bear, nilgal, porcupine, langoor, Reptiles like python, cobra, common krait, monitor lizard and Crocodiles.

Location[edit]

Pakhal is situaled about 50 km east of Warangal and it is well connected by road passing through the east while taluk headquarters of Narsampet which about 12 km away.

External links[edit]

Pakhal Lake travel guide from Wikivoyage