Nagarhole brims with streams and waterfalls along with dense forests and valleys as a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Along with several swamps, the park also has the park has four lakes and perennial streams where water remains throughout the year, 41 artificial tanks, 47 streams a Dam and a reservoir.
It is outlined by Kabini river in the North, the western part of the park has Bamboo and sandalwood forests where tree dwellers are easily spotted and are dotted with pretty waterfalls, small streams and mountains.
From Rosewood and teakwood to Eugenia tree, from sandalwood, teak, crocodile bark to Indian gooseberry, cotton tree, ficus, beechwood etc; the park has the abundance of fauna and flora which are best spotted in the winter season.
The park is also famous for sloth bear, Bengal tiger, leopard, jungle cat, grey langur, leopard cat etc. If you plan to visit the park during summers, birdwatching can be a better sport as over 250 species of birds can be seen here.
Height: The altitude ranges from 680m to 1,454m.
Location: Madikeri Road, Hunsur, Karnataka 571201
Best Time to visit: From October to May, it is always better to avoid the monsoon season as the park is full of leech and surface becomes slippery and mushy during rains.
Entry fee: INR 150 to 500
Timings: Jeep safari : 5:30 AM to10:00 AM, and from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bus safari: 6 AM to 9 AM, and from 3 PM to 5 PM
Coracle: 9 AM to 11 AM, and from 5 PM to 6 PM
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 90 KM.
Where to Stay: Best places to stay in Nagarhole