Nagarahole National Park – Wildlife Safari
Situated between the Mysuru plateau in Karnataka and the Nilgiri Mountains of Tamil Nadu, Nagarahole is a 640 sq. km. the sanctuary that is home to an abundant variety of wildlife. Rajiv Gandhi National Park is an important Tiger Reserve in Karnataka and is a major hub of conservation under Project Tiger and Project Elephant, the sanctuary is host to the largest herd of Asiatic elephants in the world and innumerable species of birds, flora, and fauna including large predators, reptiles, gaurs, deer, bears, and smaller animals.
Wildlife: Being an important Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, Nagarahole is a must-visit national park for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers as the forest safari offers a very high probability of being able to spot Bengal Tigers and Asiatic Elephants in their natural habitat. Nagarahole National Park is also home to a large number of Wild Dogs, Leopards, and Bears. Commonly spotted herbivore animals are Wild Gaurs, Wild Boar, Sambar Deer, Antelope, Spotted Deers as well as several species of birds. Nagarahole National Park also has a rich collection of Teak Trees and Rosewood.
Nagarahole Forest Safari: Wildlife Safari is conducted by the Forest Department twice daily, from 6 AM to 8 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM from 2 different locations – Nanchhi Gate (Kutta) and Veeranahosalli Gate. Slots are often limited and advance booking is recommended. For more information on Nagarahole Forest Safari visit the official page at Junglelodges.com for tariff and contact information.
Best Season To Visit
ovember To February are cooler months and hence ideal weather to visit the water holes in the dry summer season, so chances of sightings increase.
INR 50 per person for Indians, INR 1500 per person for foreign tourists
Places To Stay
The best place for accommodation is the Jungle Lodges & Resorts Kabini River Lodge
How To Reach
Mysore Domestic Airport ( MYQ ) is the nearest airport ( 94 Km )
Mysore Railway Station is the nearest railway station ( 89 Km )
One can drive from Bengaluru to Nagarhole National Park ( 220 Km )
Tourism/Wildlife Forest Department Offices:
Conservator Of Forest and Field Director
Project Tiger, Rajiv Gandhi NP/Nagarhole Tiger Reserve
Forest Campus, Hunsur
Omkareshwara Temple ( 94 Km ), Devaragundi Falls ( 130 Km ), Raja’s Tomb ( 108 Km ) are some of the attractions that can be visited along with Nagarhole National Park.