Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary

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Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A view from Pocharam Lake with Herons, Egrets, Openbills etc W IMG 9727.jpg
Location Telangana State, India
Nearest city Medak
Coordinates 18°13′59″N 78°14′31″E / 18.233°N 78.242°E / 18.233; 78.242Coordinates: 18°13′59″N 78°14′31″E / 18.233°N 78.242°E / 18.233; 78.242[1]
Area 130 km2 (50 sq mi)
Established 1952

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Pocharam Sanctuary". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ Gupta, Om (2006). Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House. 

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