Named after Goddess Mookambika the presiding deity of the famous Mookambika Temple at Kollur, in Udupi district, Coastal Karnataka, which is located at the heart of the Sanctuary. Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary spans over 370.37 sq km and is thick with evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests of the Western Ghats, and small patches of teak plantations. The Wildlife Sanctuary forms a vital connecting link between Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary located on the southern side and Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary located on the northern side.
Major Attractions inside Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kollur Mookambika Temple
- Kodachadri Hills
- River Chakra and River Souparnika
- Evergreen forests
- Waterfalls such as Koosalli waterfalls, Belkal Theertha waterfalls
- Wild Animals such as tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears, wild boars, jackals, and deers
- Birds such as Myna, Drongo, Brahminy Kites, lapwings, Hornbill, Bulbul, Egrets, Kingfishers, Golden Oriole, Magpie Robin, Purple Sunbirds, flycatchers, etc.
- Reptiles such as Python, King Cobras, and others
Best Season To Visit
September - April
The sanctuary is home to Tigers, Wild Dogs, Sloth Bears, Wild Boards, Jackals, and Deer and also to Birds such as Myna, Drongo, Hornbill, Bulbul, Kingfishers, Purple Sunbirds etc.
Places To Stay
Options are available to stay in Kollur
How To Reach
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport ( 138 Kms )
The nearest railway station is Molakalmuru Railway Station ( 42 Kms ).
One can drive from Bangalore to Mookambika Sanctuary which is about 430 Kms.
Kodachadri ( 60 Kms ), Kunchikal Falls ( 51 Kms ), Hidlumane Waterfalls ( 58 Kms ) are some of the places to visit along with Mookambika Sanctuary.