Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary
Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuaryis the other name for Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.This Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats, spread in a sprawling 492 kms is the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located 275 kms from Bangalore and is the 25th in the Project Tiger. The sanctuary contains Kallahathigiri which is supposed to be the highest point of the hill. The hills of Kemmanagundi and Baba Budan are inside this sanctuary.
There are more than 120 species of trees found here. The flora, fauna and wildlife of this place is diverse and abundant. More than 250 species of birds are found here which a delight is for the bird lovers. Reptiles also are a part of this place and one might come across snakes, lizards and crocodiles while in a safari drive here. The main wildlife attraction here is tigers and elephants. Adventurers can live in the River Tern Lodge which also arranges for the safaris inside the forest.
How to Reach:Bangalore - Hassan -Chikmagalur-Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary
Exact Location: It is located about 38 Kms North-West of Chikmagalur.
Nearest Town: Chikmagalur (38 km).
Distance from Bangalore: 287 km
Best Time to Visit: November to March.
Mullayanagiri: It is also the highest peak between Nilgiris and Himalayas. It is part of the Baba Budan hill ranges that stand straight in a linear line in this area. Adventure lovers call it the paradise for trekking lovers in Chikmagalur.
Kemmangundi: Situated at a height of 1434 meter above sea level, Kemmagundi islocated in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru. If you are passionate about nature and its beauties, this is the place to visit. Lush-green vegetation, mountain streams, waterfalls, mountains, beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens, valleys all add to the beauty of enchantress that is Kemmagundi. The place also offers many peaks to climb and adventurous trekking routes to explore.
Galikere: Galikeremeans windy pond. About 1 km from Bababudangiri, this serene lake is set in the midst of high altitude mountains and is bounded by verdant trees. Watching the sunset from this place is a mind-boggling experience.