Pakhal Lake
View of Pakhal Lake
View of Pakhal Lake
Location of Pakhal Lake in India
Location of Pakhal Lake in India
Pakhal Lake
LocationWarangal, Telangana
Coordinates17°57′10″N 80°00′05″E / 17.95278°N 80.00139°E / 17.95278; 80.00139
TypeReservoir
Basin countries India

Pakhal Lake[1] is a man-made lake in the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary in the Warangal district of Telangana, a state in Southern India.[2][3]

History

Pakhal Lake is an artificial lake situated in the Pakhal sanctuary close to Warangal City in Telangana. Believed to have been constructed in 1213 A.D by order of the Kakatiya King Ganapathidev, the lake encompasses an area of 30 sq km. Set around the lake is the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 900 sq km.

Tourism

Pakhal Lake, situated amidst forested undulating hills and dales, is a popular tourist retreat. Set around the shores of this lake is the Pakhal Wild Life Sanctuary with an area of 839 km2. It is a dense forest shelter with a variety of flora and fauna.

Fauna

Many wild animals have found refuge around the lake, such as leopards, panthers, wild boars, hyenas, sloths and others. Cobras, pythons, crocodiles and many species of migratory birds can also be seen here.[4]

Location

Pakhal Lake is situated about 50  km east of Warangal. It is well connected by road, tourists can get there via state-run buses or by private vehicles.

References

  1. ^ "Pakhal Lake Warangal Tourism: Telangana". Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Warangal's Pakhal lake to be developed for eco-tourism". archive.telanganatoday.com. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ India, The Hans (20 January 2018). "Pakhal lake to be role model for Mission Kakatiya". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Pakhal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary, Warangal (Timings, Accommodation, Images, Location & Distance) - Warangal Tourism 2021". warangaltourism.in. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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