Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a charming 247 square mile long reserve located in Kodagu and Mysore district of Karnataka. Decorated with rich forest cover in the west of Kabini river, Nagarhole National Park is counted as one of the well-known national parks of India.

Nagarhole National Park

Summer (March-May) of Nagahrol does not exceed 33 degrees Celsius. However, there is brief information for winter from November to January, but the temperature has dropped to 14 degree Celsius. Monsoons are just irregular, but generally rain from June to September.By receiving an annual rainfall of 1,440 mm, the area of Nagharol brings a spectacular atmosphere around the area with the availability of great water resources like Laxmantirtha river, Sarti hole, Nagar Hole, Ballehalla, Kabini river, four perennial streams, 47 seasonal streams, four. Small perennial lakes, 41 artificial tanks, several swamps, Taraka dam and Cabini reservoirs.

Nagarhole Wildlife Karnataka

The main vegetation in Flora Nagherol National Park is the southern tropical, moist, mixed deciduous type, which is intimate with a significant eastern part in the dry deciduous type. Domiciliary dominance of the upper tree canvas is accompanied by Tectonagrandis, Dellbergealitifolia, Patrocarcomasarpium, Legestromia lancolata, Anoisalatifolia, Adina cordifolia, Bombaxmalbearicum, Schleichertzuga, Ficus SP. And the other.In the lower canopy are Kydiacalycina, Emblicaofficinalis, Gmelinaarborea etc. Several bushes connected to Solanum, Desodium and Helicaterres sp. Etc. are found abundant, but weaker bushs such as utaturium and lantana are now dominant.

Nagarhole Sanctuary

History of Nagarhole 

Nagharol is derived from two Kannada names, the city means “snake” and holes meaning currents. In fact, the name attacks the real meaning for this national park, where some serpin streams through the center through thriving tropical forests in the east. Nagarhole National Parkkan was born on an area spread over 258 sq km, when it was a prey reserved for the Maharaja of Mysore.At that time it included some areas of the forests like Arkeri, Hatgat and Nalkeriin Kodagu. Subsequently, in the year 1974, some other reserve forests around Mysore district were added to bring the area as a Nagharol game reserve and then in the year 1988, the area was expanded to 643.39 sq. Km in the expanded National Park. Updated.

In the year 1999, the park was declared a tiger reserve to give an example of rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. Park has a healthy tiger-hunter ratios with many tigers, Indian Bison and elephants.

Nagarole Karnataka

Wildlife at Nagarhole

Nagahrol is used to bring wild life to wildlife lovers with important predators and non-vegetarians, where they can see tremendous counts of tigers, leopards, wild dogs (drum or quintalpins), sloth bears and hina (hianyahyana).Even dirty areas have to adhere to many herbs such as deer, sambhar, barking deer, four horned antelope (tetrasar succadricornis), gaur (bosauraurus), wild boar (sushi) and elephants along with many herbs. is done. Nagharol National Park Gaur (Jungle Bison) provides the opportunity to see the southern population.Apart from this, this park in Karnataka is a great place to see the elephants in magnificent forests and bamboo rocks, where they enjoy the most. Their total population in southern India is now approximately 6500, almost all of them live in areas where Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are located in the shadow of Western Ghats.

nagarhole Tiger reserve

Other Mammals Miskeni include Bonnet McCue (Makakardiata), jungle cat, slender Loris (Loris Tadigrads), Common Langur (Presbaits towering), civet cat (Vivrrikulandika, leopard cat (Felisbengalensis) and Paradaksurushermfrododits), Mongojh (Herpestesfusks and Herpestesvitikolis) . , Mango otter (lutralutra), huge flying squirrels (Petrostistopterista), giant squirrels (Rutufandica), porcupine, jackal, mouse-deer (tragulusmimina), green and pangolin (manisrassacardata).More than 250 species of nagharol can be traced, where the vast variety of woodland birds can be clearly found. In addition, along with the large wings of water wings in the Cabini River, along with other categories of Nagharol birds, blue bearded bees roam for scarlet minivates and Malabar whistles and more common spaces, herbs and ducks.

Elephant at Nagarhole Safari

The most commonly found reptiles Marsh the crocodile, monitor lizard, rock python and many other species can be displayed in the area. Aquatic and terrestrial tortoises, frogs, feet and tree frogs and innumerable insects, including some colorful butterflies, decorate this beautiful southern wood of India.


The vegetation is mainly alongside the North Western Ghats, salt deciduous forests (teak and rosewood is the major in the southern part.) The presence of Central Deccan Plateau, dry deciduous forests with Pala indigo and barbed wounds eastward, topography for groundwater and Do more excited foliages.Some additional sub-montane valleys, swamp forests, with several species of Eugenia genus.

The main trees found here are commercially important rosewood, teak, sandalwood and silver oak. The species of dry deciduous forest species include crocodile bark, legertromia lancolata (crepe-martental), gravytilifia, Indian Kino Tree, Roswood and Axlwood. Other tree species that appear in the forests are legestromia microcarpa (crepe murtle), shlaserretrijuga, step, cotton trees and some species of ficus.

Along with this, some other species can be germinated in Nagharolo, in which invasive species like Kidiyalikina, Indian Hansberi and Beechwood, horsemans such as horseshoe, tike clover, helicterace species and lantana and bones are abundant.There may also be some specific tree species in the forests of the Reserve area, such as golden shower trees, forest flame and more forest for bamboo.

Places to visit in Nagarhole National Park

Kutta– Nagarhole is not passing the distance from National Park, this place has been named after the name of Goddess Kali’s son Kutta. It is believed that Goddess Kali came to this place and the lower caste lived here with Kuruba. It is here that he had a son named Katta. On this occasion a major festival was celebrated to honor the Goddess.

Irppu Falls– Another crowd puller near Nagarhole National Park, this place is very beautiful. Since water falls to Brahmagiri, a fall is formed in this place, which is called Irappu Falls.

Ishwara Temple– This Nagarhole has an important pilgrimage center and tourist center, where legends discover that a Shivling Lord Rama himself had placed it. The temple is inclined by devotees in the morning and is closed during noon.

Safaries at Nagarhole

Nagarhole is where the safari experience can be felt with great surprise. With the presence of abundance of wildlife, this place brings tremendous crowd of wildlife lovers to see elephants, sambhar, surrounded deer, gaur, wild boar, dull bears, wild dogs etc.Which is quite assured. And if one is definitely very fortunate, then it can also be an attractive encounter with the tiger or the Panther. Tourists are actually allowed to shoot; Yes they are not with the gun, with their camera and video and indeed bring a rewarding experience.

During boat safari, you can see many large and small herbs like Asian elephants. Apart from this, you can also get an opportunity to spot poachers like leopards and tigers.

While enjoying boat safari, you will go to the upstream on the river Kabini from the resort and will reach the area which splits Bandipur and Nagahrol National Park. Apart from seeing many animals on the banks of the river, you can also see the marsh crocodile and many other water birds.

Coracle is a traditional circular boat which is designed to ride on Indian rivers. You can ride on the coast and near the shoreline, you can gradually take down the Kabini river. During this adventure, you will have an incredible experience connecting the river indirectly. With many slow walks, you will know about many interesting facts about the river.

Nagarhole National Park is well connected to the surrounding areas of Karnataka. Motor vehicles are connected to Highway Park from Madikere (90 km) and Mysore (9 6 km). Journeys of both places will be spread from time to time for 2 hours. Similarly, the nearest well connected railway junction is Mysore, while the nearest international airport is Bangalore (220 km). Beneficial, various airlines also connect Bangalore to the rest of the country.

The best time to see animals is during the summer of April and May, when the dust of the water is dry and the animals come out and go to the lake. However, the weather is more pleasant from November to February.