Wild Life

Pocharam Sanctuary

Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 15 km from Medak and around 115 km from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Tourists can avail of private transport to reach the sanctuary from Medak. Pocharam Forest was reported to be a favourite hunting ground for the Hyderabad Nizam who had declared it as a wild life sanctuary as early as the beginning of 20th century. The sanctuary gets its name from the Pocharam Lake formed after the construction of Pocharam dam on Allair river between 1916 – 1922. The sanctuary is spread over 130 square kilometers.

Surrounded by lush green forest, the place has rich flora and fauna attracting winged visitors such as Brahminy Bucks, Bar-Headed Goose, and Open Billed Stork. The place is an ideal spot eco-tourism where visitors can enjoy spotting five species of Antelopes and Deer. The sanctuary is home to animals like Wild Dog, Leopard, Wolf, Jackal, Forest Cat, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, and four horned Antelope. The ideal season to visit is October to May and for accommodation, tourists can book the inspection bungalow at Pocharam and Medak. Forest rest house at Medak.