This wildlife sanctuary is located in the Northern part of Coorg district. Situated near Mandalpatty, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Western Ghats. Over here there is an abundance of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, making it one of the pristine places to visit in Coorg.
The sanctuary reaches a maximum elevation of 1700 metres above sea level. The highest peak here is the Pushpagiri Peak. In this region lies another favourite trekking spot and peak. Called the Kumaraparvatha, hundreds of trekkers negotiate the difficulties of this mountain and make their way to the top.
You don’t need to be intimidated by wild animals. They are used to human beings trekking through their natural habitat. You have to ensure that you stay in a group. Apart from elephants, there are plenty of leopards, wild cats, pigs, spotted deer, barking deer, sambhar, and jackals here. You might see them on the way. It is an exciting experience walking in the heart of the jungle. At no point of time will you feel like an uninvited visitor in a jungle.
The best time to visit the wildlife sanctuary would be between November and March. You cannot camp in the sanctuary as it is dangerous. You can only visit this place during broad daylight. There is no provision to enter the sanctuary alone. There are jungle lodges within the sanctuary. You can at best have a one-day trek here.