Harangi situated in Hudgur Village, the dam is 6 kms away from the town of Kushalnagar. The Harangi River begins from Pushpagiri hills in the western ghats of the Kodagu district. Every year the southwest winds bring a lot of rains which keep the water of the river flowing. The total length of the Harangi River measured from its originating point to where it meets Kaveri is 50 km. At Dubare, the dam becomes a picnic spot for visitors. The forest of dubare lies here making the landscape very inviting and beautiful. The best time to come here is during the months of August and September. It is an unusual place for picnic, tranquil and calm with availability of guest houses which can be booked on for.
How to reach: Bangalore - Mysore - Kushalnagar - Harangi
Exact Location: Harangi Reservoir is located near Hudgur village, Somwarpet taluk in Kodagu district.
Nearest Town: Kushalnagar (8.2 km), Madikeri (32.7 km), Mysore (96.2 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 233 km
Best Time to Visit: August to September.
Nagarhole National Park: This national park is a bio-sphere reserve. Its nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, and is surrounded by shallow valleys and gentle slopes on all sides. Nagarhole is blessed with some of the rare species of Indian Wildlife . It hosts a diverse variety of trees and shrubs, and animal life. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded.
Cauvery Nishadhama: This is a beautiful 64-acre island created by River Cauvery. It is located 28 km from Madikeri, 2 km from Kushalanagar, and 11 km from Dubare camp. The surrounding area consists of dense foliage of bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The major attractions of Nishadhama are elephant rides and boating.
Elephant Camp: Dubare Elephant Camp is a project undertaken by forest department and jungle lodges and resorts. The camp is located at the edge of Dubare forest, and houses an incredible number of trained elephants.
Harangi Dam Site: The dam is located 36 km from Madikeri. The beautiful reservoir is a perfect spot for arranging picnics. The dam has been built across Cauvery River.
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