Pakhal Lake

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Pakhal Lake
Pakhal Lake Telangana.jpg
Pakhal Lake view
LocationWarangal, Telangana
Coordinates17°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
TypeReservoir
Basin countries India

Pakhal Lake[1] is a man-made lake in the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary in Warangal district, Telangana, a state in Southern India.[2][3]

History[edit]

The great Kakatiya, Telugu king Ganapati Deva has constructed Pakhal lake in the deepest forest area for the future uses of farmland for agriculture purpose. Now approximately 3Lakh Acres of the area is surviving under it. Kakatiya rulers have lot of future plannings to make people's lives better. They used so many kinds of engineering technologies in the constructions..they built Ramappa temple on a lake, as well as thousand pillars temples at Hanamkonda is constructed on sand land and still surviving for past thousand years and they will be standing so strongly other 2 to 3 thousand years so proudly after our generation.

Tourism[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, Ganapatideva is 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.

The sanctuary harbors mammals which include the nilgai, chital, leopard, jackal, sloth bear, porcupine, langoor, bonnet macaque, and reptiles like the python, cobra, russell's viper, common krait, monitor lizard, indian chameleon, and occasionally, marsh crocodiles. Fishes of the lake include Botcha, Rohu, Jella, Chandamama, Naayanikuntha, Peraka, Poomeenu, Korramatta, Kodipe, Kailam, &c. belonging to at least 6 orders of freshwater fishes.

Location[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakhal Lake Warangal Tourism: Telangana".
  2. ^ https://telanganatoday.com/warangals-pakhal-lake-developed-eco-tourism
  3. ^ http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2018-01-20/Pakhal-lake-to-be-role-model-for-Mission-Kakatiya/353052

External links[edit]

Pakhal Lake travel guide from Wikivoyage