Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
The Nagarhole National Park shares its huge boundary with the famous
Bandipur National Park in Karanataka including the Mudumalai Sanctuary
in Tamil Nadu and the Wayanad Reserve in Kerala; making it one of
the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. The gushing Kabini river
creates a natural barrier between the two wildlife sanctuaries - Bandipur
and Nagarhole - in Karnataka. Home to the jungle king, the Tiger and
around 250 exclusive bird species, the Nagarhole National Park in
Kerala covers about 643 kms of area.
The Nagarhole national park is the sole habitat of several endangered
wildlife species. The root word of Nagarhole is the word `Naga', a
Kannada word, which means `snake' and `Hole' that means `streams'.
The term indicates towards the natural streams criss crossing the
rich tropical forests of Nagarhole similar to a snake. The other three
important rivers that drain the Nagarhole National Park include Lakshmana,
Teentha and Nagarhole.
The Nagarhole National Park bordering the state of Kerala was designated
as a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1974, it was merged with the Mysore
forests within the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary. The deep valleys
and the picturesque landscapes make it a picture perfect tourist destination.
The most distinguishing feature of this National Park is the numerous
open grassy swamps called 'hadlus' in the local language. The dry
as well as the moist deciduous forests mainly having teak and eucalyptus
trees cover the whole of the wildlife sanctuary.
The wildlife species commonly seen in the national park include: tiger,
leopard, elephant, sambhar, chital, panther, sloth bear, gaur and
other mammals like giant squirrel, slender loris, langurs, wild boar,
muntjac, the tiny mouse deer, pangolin and macaques. The easily visible
birds out of the 250 bird species include the Indian Pitta, Green
Imperial Pigeon, the Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar Trogan and the
great black woodpecker. The jungle cat, leopard cat and rusty spotted
cat are also the other wildlife species found within the national
The tourists can also enjoy the jeep safari or wildlife safari in
the vans operated by the forest department within the Nagarhole National
Park. The veteran guides have to accompany the visitors compulsorily
while their park tour. One can also have a close view of the wildlife
from the observation towers in the park. The best time to visit the
national park is from October to April.
How To Reach Nagarhole National Park
By Air: The nearest airports from the national park are Mysore and
Bangalore. The tourists can board a flight to their desired destination
from these airports.
By Road: Nagarhole National Park is well connected with the major
towns like Madikeri (93 km), Mysore (96 km) and Bangalore (236 km)
by road. The tourists can board a flight or a train from any of these
towns and cities.
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