Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.
Housing some very rare species of wilds still to be explored.
Main attractions of the forest are sloth bear, bush grail,
deer, elephant, sambar, tiger, gaur, panther and partridge.
The jungles of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary offers wildlife
jeep safari, bird watching, crocodile sighting trips fishing,
coracle boat rides and trekking in its great wilds.
Take a boat cruise across the river Kali, the amazing
sites of crocodiles relaxing under the sun and drove of
exquisite water birds flapping their wings in the tranquil
waters of the river will leave you absolutely mesmerized.
Best Season: November to March.
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the districts of
Mysore, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary nestles amidst the
mountain valleys where tranquil river menders its way
through the lush green jungles. The reserve makes a perfect
getaway to the panoramic splendor of the wild. Its main
wildlife attractions are - tiger, leopard, elephant, wild
boar, barking deer, four-horned antelope, crocodiles,
turtles, python, cobra, green-billed malkoha, white-browed
bulbul and the pigmy woodpecker. The sanctuary is also
famed for the endangered mahseer fish.
A wildlife enthusiast has much options here, one can trek
to the top of the hill to get a spectacular view of the
Cauvery flowing through the picturesque valley below or
raft down the rapids of the Cauvery or can indulge in
game fishing. There are also attractions of the majestic
carved Shiva temple near by. Best Season: November to
Bandipur WildLife Sanctuary
Bandipur Wild life Sacntuary
offers a rich and varied wildlife habitat. It is a part
of a larger national park, which also includes the neighboring
wildlife sanctuaries, of Mudumalaiin Tamil Nadu and Wynad
in Kerala. This sanctuary comes under Project Tiger, a
scheme launched in 1973, by the World Wildlife Fund for
Nature, to save the tiger and its habitat. Since then
it is successfully handling the hurdles coming all its
way in preserving and recreating the endangered species.
Bannerghatta Wildlife Sanctuary
Bannerghatta National Park
extends over the vast green patch of Karnataka and lies
at a distance of 22 km. from Bangalore. The Park was established
in 1971 housing exotic species of wildlife. The park also
treasures startling variety of flora and fauna like sandal
trees, jalari, chujjullu, neem, tamarind and zizyphus.
Extending over 104 sq km, the park includes ten reserve
forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division.
Besides its wildlife attractions the park also embellished
with ample scenic splendor, panoramic hilly terrain along
with many ancient temples perched on them.
Nagarahole National Park is
situated in the scenic town of Kodagu and Mysore in southern
Karnataka. In 1975 the Park area was increased to include
a greater expanse of forest reserve. Nagarahole got the
name from Kannada word-'nagar' meaning snake and 'hole'
meaning streams, that very well goes with its name as
the wild has ample amount of streams and snakes due to
its rich tropical forests. Main wildlife attractions are
four horned antelope, panther, warblers, panther, and
giant flying squirrel. Other attractions of the town reserve
are the honey - gatherers, the hill tribes and the bird
trappers inhabiting the park and can be often seen indulging
in their activities.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
is just an ideal spot for the bird lovers. On a tour to
Ranganthittu one's eyes get a ravishing treat of wildlife
and some most rare bird species. Just glance around and
you'll find a host of surprises. Crocodiles basking under
the sun, otters running free, flocks of birds gathered
on tiny islands, all these make Ranganthittu a visual
delight. The thrill keeps going on as one keeps on encountering
the rare exotic birds.
The main charm of the sanctuary is its guest birds, that
come all the way from Siberia, Australia and even North
America. One have fare chances to meet these birds while
on a cruise where the folk of bird is always ready to
greet its visitors. It could be the open-bill stork, the
white ibis, partridge or even the cormorant trying to
say hello. Best time to visit the sanctuary is June -October.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is
located at Chikmagalur in Shimoga Districts. The sanctuary
is also known as Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary housing some
of the great wildlife reserve like the most endangered
species- the tiger. The sight of ferocious tiger, the
Indian bison, the strange sounds of the striped hyena
and the rare flying lizard slides amidst the tall lush
trees will leave its visitors absolutely awe- inspiring.
The sanctuary also has the attraction of its aerial population.
More than 250 variety of bird life is spotted on the Western
Ghats. Best Season to visit the wildlife is during October