Nagarhole National Park is sprawling across Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka. This naturally rich forest is adorned with numerous small streams, beautiful hills, splendid valleys, and cascading waterfalls. The park impresses all visitors with its 47 streams, 41 artificial tanks and four lakes. Nagarhole national park is known for housing the highest population of herbivores in Asia.
Travellers taking safari at this natural wonder can spot numerous animals, including tiger, leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, the hyena, spotted deer, etc. Also, enjoy sighting reptiles like marsh crocodile, monitor lizard and rock python. Bird watchers can enjoy a great bird watching experience here as the park is home to over 270 species of birds. Here you can spot 'critically endangered' Oriental white-backed vulture, 'vulnerable' lesser adjutant and the Nilgiri wood-pigeon which are some rare bird species.
The Park is a living dream of every nature lover seeking some moments of peace amidst some unseen facades of nature. Visit here to explore the bounty of nature sprinkled here. It has been blanketed by North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests. Some of the commonly found trees here include crocodile bark, Lagerstroemia lanceolata, Indian kino tree, Grewia tilaefolia, rosewood and axlewood.
Do note that Nagarhole National Park is dotted with the Jenu Kurubas, a tribe in Karnataka state. People of this tribe are known for practicing their cultures and traditions by heart.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is from October to May
Safari Timing: Morning 6.30 a.m to 8.30 a.m and Evening 3.30 p.m to 5.30 p.m
Air: Mysore Airport is the closest to reach Nagarhole National Park by air.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station.