Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
|Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Telangana State, India|
|Area||130 km2 (50 sq mi)|
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary located 15 km (9.3 mi) from Medak and 115 km (71 mi) from Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Spanning over 130 square kilometres (50 sq mi), it was a former hunting ground of the Nizam that was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the early 20th century. It is named after the Pocharam lake, formed from the bunding of the Allair from 1916-1922. The sanctuary has an ecotourism center for visitors. It is home to many species of birds and mammals.