About Pakhal Lake

The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful and attracting tourist spot located in Warangal District, Telangana. This Sanctuary is located around the shores of Lake Pakhal, it was established in 1213AD by the Kakatiya dynasty. In the 13th century Pakhal lake was claimed and named after the man who discovered it.
The vast grounds of this seductive sanctuary are covered by an area of 860 square kilometers. It has a beautiful landscape with a fascinating range of low hills where wild animals have the opportunity to nest in the plateau with a safe atmosphere. The environment of the sanctuary and Lake Pakhal offers the untouched beauty of nature. It offers a wide variety of flora and fauna gives a beautiful background. This biological diversity is a important feature that has earned a name for this sanctuary attracting many local and international tourists.

Pakhal Lake History

From the history of Warangal or Orugallu, in the thirteenth century AD, the region was governed by the great kakatiya’s. It is confirmed that the lake was built around 1213 A.D, by the Kakatiyan rule, named Ganapathideva (He is the father of Queen Kakatiya Rani Rudrama Devi). It has been spread over an area of 30 km2, Lake Pakhal offers a magnificent site and has the best view of the lake in Warangal District tourism. One of the best spot of Parkal lake is the shores of this lake. We can find Pakhal WildLife Sanctuary with a rounded area of 839 km2, which is the best area of vision ever known. Not only Pakhal, Ganapathi Deva has also built lakes such as Lake Ramappa (located in Palampet), Lake Luknavaram and so on.

Weather conditions

The Pakhal lake enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. The minimum and maximum temperature varies from 15 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Most inhabitants can be seen in their natural habitat during the winter months. Average precipitation is 1225 mm.

Best time to visit Pakhal Lake

The months between November and June are suitable to visit this sanctuary. Although the temperature begins to rise from the month of April to 45 degrees in June, the climate remains fresh and pleasant due to the lake and mountains all around.

Wildlife at the Pakhal Wildlife sanctuary


Teak, Bamboo trees, dried and deciduous plants are scattered throughout the region, interspersed with spots of evergreen trees and shrubs. Some of the valuable species found here are: Bridelia retusa, Bombax ceiba, Adina cordifolia. Among the evergreen vegetation, the species include Aegle marmelos, Mallotus philippensis.
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Wildlife or Fauna

The forest is the dwelling place for animals such as the bear, sambhar, Chital, antelope with four horns, Nilgai, Blackbuck, Mountain Gazelle, jackal, wild boar, porcupine , panther, hyena, wild dog, Languor. If you’re lucky, you can spot a tiger or a leopard or a herd of spotted deer left in the wild. The presence of Pakhal Lake attracts a number of migratory birds during the winter.Reptiles – cobra, Python, crocodiles, monitor lizard and common krait are usually reptiles.

Distance from neighboring and main cities

Hyderabad – 200 kilometers
secunderabad- 214 kilometers
Warangal – 55 kilometers
Delhi- 1435 kilometers
Chennai – 618 miles
Vijayawada – 220 kilometers
Vishakhapatnam – 460 kilometers
Pune – 733 kilometers
Mumbai – 887 kilometers
Bangalore – 738 kilometers
Kolkata – 1282 kilometers
The nearest airport – Hyderabad International Airport about 240 km away is the nearest airport.
The closest railway station – the Warangal railway junction, at a distance of about 60 kilometers, is the nearest station to reach this location. Visitors can take the Narsampet Warangal division 50 kilometers from Warangal.
Road Accessibility – It is well connected to important cities such as Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and via public or private buses. Leased cars and Jeeps are the best ways to reach the sanctuary by road.

Accommodation facilities Pakhal Lake

The PWD Rest House in Sulurpet is the best place for accommodation where you can indulge in various activities such as nature walk, Jeep Safari and bird watching. A number of tour packages are available to explore the jungle. The Haritha Hotel in Warangal City manages the tourist flow to the heritage city of Warangal and other nearby tourist attractions.
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Pakhal Lake Admission fees

The entrance is free. For any help, you can contact: Divisional Forest Officer, (Wildlife management, Subedari, Warangal)