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Location - Mysore district,
Area Covered - 640 sq-km(approx)
Prime Attractions - Elephant, Bengal Tiger, leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur
Ideal Time to Visit - October and April.
Entry Fee - Rs 50 for Indians and Rs 150 for foreigners
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About Nagarhole National Park In India
Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka is a renowned wildlife sanctuary in the
southern Indian state of Karnataka.
Formed as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955, the park got the status of
a national park twenty years later. This protected area has been providing
natural habitat to a wide variety of animal and bird species. The park is
situated on the northern side of the river Kabini and near the Bandipur
National Park and is easily accessible from all parts of South India.
Climate of Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka
The park can be visited any time of the year but the most suitable time to Visit to Nagarhole National Park, is between the months of October and April. For wildlife viewing, however, it is best to visit in the hot summers(February-May), which offer a glimpse of some rare wildlife species near the lake.
monsoons from the month June-September are best avoided as the region
receives heavy rain fall.
Wildlife Species Of Nagarhole Nation Park in Karnataka
» Flora - The moist and deciduous forest of the park
constitutes several tree species including teak, eucalyptus, rose wood,
sandal and oak trees that provides food and shelter to a large number of
birds and animals.
» Fauna - The park houses a number of animal species including tiger, leopard, panther, sloth bear, elephant, sambhar, spotted deer, wild dog, chital, langur, wild boar and several others.
» Avi-fauna - The park provides habitat to about 250 bird species and the major ones are bee-eater, dove, bulbul, hornbill, peacock, woodpecker, parakeet and a variety of eagle.
» Reptile - Besides, you can also spot some reptiles
such as lizards, cobras, crocodiles, kraits, pythons and vipers. .
Accommodation in the Park
Visit to Nagarhole National Park, the park offers good accommodation facilities in several forest rest houses, private lodges and cottages at very nominal prices.
All lodges offer comfortable staying options with all kinds of modern facilities with safaris and sightseeing options as well.
The nearby Kabini River Lodge also offers
good accommodation facilities.
Other Attractions & Activities
Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka -
It offers ample scopes for wildlife through jeep safari and elephant safari. These two safaris take you into the deep of Jungle where one can see numerous wildlife in their natural habitat. For a 30-minute elephant ride, the park charges a fee of Rs 50. The Forest Department runs 45-min mini-bus safaris into the park mornings and evenings.
» By Air - The nearest airport is at Mysore, which is at a distance of 96km from the park and is connected to Mumbai. The other major one is at Bangalore which is linked to most part of the country by the flights of Indian Airlines and other private airlines.
» By Rail - The nearest railhead is at Mysore(96km) which is connected to Bangalore.
» By Road - Good motorable roads connect Nagarhole to the nearby places. There are regular bus services to Nagarhole from Hunsur, Madikere and Mysore.