Often called the City of Pearls, Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is famous for its rich history and modernity. It is one of the top tourist places in South India with wonderful historical sites dating back to the 16th century, palaces, museums, temples, gardens, and lakes which are very often thronged by noisy crowds. If you want to look for a break from all these maddening crowds, and busy schedules and to go somewhere where the noise, pollution, and mundane life do not bother you much, jungle camps around Hyderabad are the best option for you. These eco-friendly, substantial, and quaint jungle lodges are one of a kind and let the wildlife enthusiasts soak in the sun and the jungle sounds, watch the birds in all their glory, or spot a shy animal on a Safari as part of the Hyderabad tour packages.
Here is the list of some amazing jungle camps around Hyderabad.
Located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Nallamala Jungle Camp at Bairluty is a community-based eco-tourism initiative that was started in 2017 by AP Tourism in Nagarjunasagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve; the other two are Thummalabailu and Pacherla. About 85 km from Kurnool, 96 km from Srisailam, and 300 km from Hyderabad, this is one of the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad. The main aim of the camp is to elicit local support for wildlife, impart conservation education to the visitors, and empower the local communities to improve their livelihoods. Spreads over an area of 10 acres, Nallamala Jungle Camp has four cottages and six tents. Eco-tourism programs like jungle safari, trekking, and bird watching are available for the tourists at this camp. The camping site is located amidst deep valleys, gorges, and forests, making it an ideal getaway for an overnight stay, and to explore the unhindered scenic beauty of its natural landscape while promoting conservation education to the visitors.
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Pacherla Jungle Camp is one of the three eco-tourism projects started by AP Tourism in Nagarjunasagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve. Located near Nandyal in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, it is one of the famous jungle camps around Hyderabad and among the best places to visit in Mahanandi. This community-based eco-tourism camp was started in 2017 to conserve wildlife and provide job opportunities for the local communities. Pacherla Jungle Camp has four semi-permanent cottages and 2 semi-permanent tents. Situated in the deep jungles of Nargarjunasagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve, this wilderness camp combines the vast ruggedness of the jungle with the reassuring comforts of home. Jungle safari is available for the tourists at this camp that offers wilderness experience and exposure to the floral and faunal diversity of the Eastern Ghats along with its awesome landscapes. It is also heaven for bird watchers where one can spot Grey Hornbill, Indian Roller, Paradise Flycatcher, Black-headed Oriole, Red-vented Bulbul, and purple sunbird.
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Blackbuck Resort is a jungle camp maintained by the Jungle Resorts and Lodges, Govt of Karnataka. About 160 km from Hyderabad, it is one of the best jungle resorts maintained by the Government of Karnataka, and among the popular places to visit in Bidar. Located between the Honnikeri Reserve Forest and the Vilaspur Lake, the jungle lodge is spread over 4 acres of land, surrounded by lush greenery, flora, and fauna. Rustic cottages perched on slopes by the lake shore create a medley of beautiful vistas. The resort offers guided tours of Blackbuck National Park in jeeps where you can savor the unique experience of trailing blackbucks on foot and watch them disappear into thickets. The park has pristine grassland where one can have glimpses of wolves, foxes, jungle cats, and hyenas. Besides, the resort arranges bird-watching tours for guests every morning. One can also go boating and coracle ride in the lake during your stay at the resort. It is a perfect setting for those who want to enjoy a lakeside rhapsody while leaving the baggage of urban life behind.
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Lies in the Nallamala Hills of Telangana, Amrabad Jungle Camp at Mannanur is part of the Nallamala Forest track that has rich biological diversity with several endemic species of flora and fauna. It is one of the best jungle camps around Hyderabad and among the popular places to visit in Srisailam. The jungle camp in Amrabad Tiger Reserve is providing the city dwellers with a chance to explore the jungle, its flora, and fauna. The jungle camp has well-furnished cottages, a health clinic, an interpretation center, a plastic recycling center, a biological lab, and others. Along with the stay, the camp also organizes jungle safari through the forest paths up to Farhabad Shikar Ghat prepared by the sixth Nizam during 1869-1911. From the Farhabad viewpoint, the tourists can enjoy the breathtaking view of the jungle, its beautiful lakes, the Krishnaveni river, and mountains.
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Tadvai Forest is one of the popular eco-tourism spots located near Medaram, among the top places to visit in Ramappa Temple. Maintained by the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district forest department, Tadvai Forest Huts offer accommodation amidst the deep jungle at a very nominal cost. People can experience a wonderful morning listening to many beautiful voices of different types of hummingbirds while staying at the camp as part of the Ramappa tour packages. Forest trekking, Forest cycling, Night camping, Nature Trail, Bird Watching, and Damravai Dolmens are some of the top things that are offered by Tadvai Forest Huts with the most affordable rates. One can also spot many rare birds and old trees here.
Situated in Mancherial district of Telangana, Jannaram is famous for Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary. Recognized as a Tiger Reserve in 2012, it has been declared as the 42nd tiger reserve in the country and among the important wildlife sanctuaries in Telangana. Spread over an area of around 893 sq.km, the sanctuary houses several species animals including Cheetal, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Indian Bison, Panther and Tiger. One can stay in the Haritha Eco Resort which is surrounded by scenic hillocks and greenery. Also, this camp offers services like jeep safaris, and bird watching trips for tourists to spot several rare animals in their habitat. The main attraction of the jungle safari is the Tiger. Thousands of tourists visit this sanctuary to experience the thrills amidst wild beasts of the region.
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