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Nagarhole

 
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    Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary where an animal lover can feel right at home.Nagarahole spread in a sprawling 284 kms, it is better known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. This sanctuary has had the history of being a favourite hunting spot for the kings of Mysore.

    Nagarhole river curls up in the forest, gushing and rushing across the stony backgrounds and providing a lush green cover to the entire forest. Look forward to catching glimpses of tigers, elephants, peacocks, boars, bisons, etc. One can spot more than 300 bird species, a delight for nature/bird lovers, from white-cheeked barbet, nilgiri fly catcher, blue face malkhoa, oriental scoops owl and even short eared owl.

    Nagarhole is also one of the largest habitats for the pious Asiatic Elephants. The Brahmagiri mountains are popular amongst trekkers and is perfect destination for trekking in nagarhole . But to climb those hills one needs permission from the forest authorities. The best time to visit this place is in the summer season.

    [If in Bangalore, head here for a relaxing team outing experience]

    Major Attractions

    Wildlife: The Nagarhole National Park shelters a large number of rare and endangered animals. It has a higher population of tigers and one can spot huge elephant herds wandering here.

    Safari: The jeep safari takes you around in a predefined forest route. You can spot, observe and discover wildlife in their best natural habitat.

    [Check out the major stays in Nagarhole]

    How to Reach: Bangalore - Mysore - Hunsur - Nagarhole National Park

    Nagarhole is well connected by road with Bangalore and Mysore. The nearest airport is in Bangalore, and the closet railway station is in Mysore. There are also some trains from Nanjangud to Nagarhole.

    Buses ply regularly between Bangalore and Nagarhole, and also between Mysore and Nagarhole. Taxi services are also available from Bangalore to Nagarhole

    Exact Location: Nagarhole National Park is situated 94+ km away from Mysore in Karnataka.

    Nearest Town: Kutta

    Distance from Bangalore: 222Km

    Best Time to Visit: November to February

    Other Information

    Bandipur National Park: Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Bandipur National Park is known for its tiger population. The park shelters some of the most rare and endangered species of Indian Wildlife. Its reported that there is a high population of elephants and tigers in the sanctuary.

    Madhumalai Widlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located adjacent to Bandipur National Park, and is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats. Its located at an elevation of 1000 m, and is spread in an area of 321 sq. km. One can spot deer, tiger, wild boar, sloth bear, and more. Also, the sanctuary hosts raptors.