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 favorite hunting ground for the Hyderabad Nizam who had declared it as a wildlife sanctuary as early as the beginning of the 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.
How to Reach:
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (146 km far from Medak) is the nearest airport, The distance to reach Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary from Medak to Wildlife Sanctuary is 13.8 Kms, Buses/Taxi are available from Medak to destination.
Medak does not have a railway station. Akkannapet(19.1 Km) & Kamareddy (60 km) is the nearest railheads to Medak having the number of trains to major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Nanded, Vizag, and Hyderabad, etc. Taxi/cabs and buses are also available from the railway station to reach Medak. The distance to reach Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary from Medak to Wildlife Sanctuary is 13.8 Kms, Buses/Taxi are available from Medak to destination.
There are frequent buses to Medak run by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) connecting to Hyderabad, Warangal, Siddipet, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, and Sangareddy. Buses can be availed from all important towns and cities up to Medak. The distance to reach Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary from Medak to Wildlife Sanctuary is 13.8 Kms, Buses/Taxi are available from Medak to destination.