this park was an exclusive hunting preserve
of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore. The terrain of this park is
gently undulating with lush green vegetation, swamps and
numerous water resources, and provides an ideal habitat for a
wide variety of wildlife.
Wildlife Attractions in the Nagarhole
The four-horned antelope, sloth bear, jungle cat, civet,
spotted deer, elephant, wild dog, flying fox, tiger, panther,
gaur (Indian bison), sambhar, wild boar, black-naped hare,
bonnet macaque, and pangolin are the major wildlife
attractions in the Nagarhole National Park. Cobras,
crocodiles, kraits, pythons, vipers and several species of
lizards are also found here. About 250 species of birds like
the common babbler, bee-eater, bulbul, dove, crested serpent,
hornbill, Malabar pied, alexandrine, peacock, woodpecker,
warbler, great Indian reed, eagle, crested hawk, golden-back
parakeet, and the southern tree pie are also found in the
Jungle Safari in Nagarhole National Park
You can visit the Nagarhole National Park by having a jeep
safari. Jeeps and guides are available to take you around the
Nagarhole National Park.
Best Time to Visit Nagarhole National Park
The best time to visit the Nagarhole National Park is in the
dry season, when wild animals can be spotted in large numbers
near sources of water.
Other Attractions in Nagarhole National Park
The Brahmagiri Mountains is a perfect place for those who wish
to go for trekking. Prior permission is required from the
authorities before going on a trekking trail.
How to reach Nagarhole National Park
The nearest airport is located at Bangalore, about 220 kms.
Mysore, about 80 kms away is the nearest railway station.