Nagarahole National Park
$1 per person
Spread over 643 square kms spanning Kodagu and Mysuru districts, Nagarahole National Park is an important national park and tiger reserve in Karnataka. Nagarahole also derives its name from ‘Naga’ meaning ‘snake’ and ‘hole’ referring to ‘streams’. Nagarahole is situated between Mysore and Coorg, and the forest extends towards Kabini and Bandipur.
Wildlife: Nagarahole is a must-visit national park for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers as the forest safari offers a very high probability of being able to spot bengal tigers and asiatic elephants in their natural habitat. Nagarahole National Park is also home to a large number of Wild Dogs, Leopards and Bears. Commonly spotted herbivores animals are Wild Gaurs, Wild Boar, Sambar Deer, Antelope, Spotted Deers as well as several species of birds. Nagarahole National Park also has rich collection of Teak Trees and Rosewood
Nagarahole Forest Safari: Forest Safari is conducted by the Forest Department twice daily, at 6 AM to 8 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM. Slots are often limited and advance booking is recommended. Visit this page for tariff and contact information.
Best time to visit Nagarhole National Park: Post monsoon season-October to February is the best time to visit Nagarahole.
How to reach Nagarhole:
By Road: Nagarahole National Park is 220 kms from Bengaluru. From Mysuru, taxis can be hired to reach Nagarahole.
By Air: The Nearest Airport is Mysuru.
By Train: Mysuru city is the nearest airport and railway station (90 kms from Nagarahole). Given the early morning safari timings and limited slots, it is recommended to spend a night near Nagarahole instead of a day trip.
Where to stay in and around Nagarhole: Jungle Lodges and Resorts run a well-equipped and very popular resort in Kabini. Evolve Back Resorts and several other privately operated luxury resorts in the region can be booked online. Your host will arrange for forest safaris.
When to go: November to February is ideal weather, though animals flock to the watering holes in the dry summer season, so chances of sightings increase significantly.
Tourism/Wildlife/Forest Department Offices:
KSTDC Hotel Mayura Valley View
Near Raja’s Seat, Stuart Hill,