Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is among the must visit sightseeing places in Chikmagalur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is known for being a habitat for diverse flora and fauna. It boasts of a landscape that is filled with lush green forests with the river Bhadra flowing in between. Some of the animals which you can spot here include tigers, leopards, Malabar giant squirrel etc along with a number of rare and exotic butterflies.
Tourists can indulge in a number of exciting activities when they are visiting Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the activities offered here are jeep safari, water sports in River Bhadra, trekking, island camping, rock climbing and bird watching.
• Location: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, (attn Rivertern Lodge), Chickmagaluru, Karnataka
• Best Time to visit: October to March is the best time to visit Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
• Entry fee: Entry is free
• Timings: It is open from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and the from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is at an approximate distance of 80 kilometres from Chikmagalur Bus Stand