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 Medak and Nizamabad, 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), in the districts of Nizamabad and Medak,[2] 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.

  • The sanctuary is situated 100km from Nizamabad city.


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