Nagarhole National Park, Mysore, Karnataka

Nagarhole National Park Attractions

The Park is one of the best know wildlife reserves in Karnataka and summons tourists from all over the country to have an adventurous time with nature and wildlife. Set up in 1955, the park is enriched with green forest cover, small streams, spectacular valleys and waterfalls.

How to Reach Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is situated in Karnataka, adjacent the Kabini reservoir and covers an area of around 643.39 sq. km. The Park mostly consists of deciduous forest and grassy swamps. A number of flora and fauna makes it a rich tropical national park of Karnataka.

By Air

The nearest airport to Nagarhole national park is in Mysore around a distance of 98 km. Mysore connects flights to Bengaluru.

Bangalore also known as Bengaluru is the closest international airport from the park at a distance of 268 km. Flights to major Indian and International cities operate from Bengaluru.

Taxis can be hired to reach Nagarhole National Park from Mysore and Bengaluru.

By Train

The nearest railway station is again in Mysore at a distance of 87 km. Trains from major cities in the country are linked with Mysore. Buses and taxis are available from Mysore to reach the Nagarhole National Park.

By Road

Nagarhole National Park is well linked to various cities and towns of Karnataka by road. Private and state transport buses operate daily from Bengaluru and Mysore to reach HD Kote bus station which is approximately 30 km from the park; from here taxis can be hired.

Taxi fare from Bangalore to Nagarhole National Park is around approximately 4500 to 5000 rupees and from Mysore to Nagarhole National Park its 1500 to 2000 rupees approximately.

Activities in Nagarhole National Park

Diverse environment of the park is noticeable from the park's flora and fauna. Animals like the four-horned antelope, civet, sloth bear, spotted deer, flying fox, elephant, tiger, panther, leopard, gaur, sambhar, black-naped hare, wild boar, bonnet macaque, pangolin, etc freely dwell in this park.

Crawlers like cobras, mugger crocodiles, kraits, vipers, pythons and various species of lizards can be found here too. One can also spot rare species of birds like little cormorant, scarlet minivet, malabar whistling thrush, blue-bearded bee-eater, etc. This park is a great place for animal lovers and bird watchers.

Nagarhole Safaris

The Jungle Safari is a must. Accompanied by a guide, visitors are likely to spot many birds, reptiles and animals. There is a fair chance of spotting large animal like the tiger, leopard, gaur and elephants. The boat ride and safari on the Kabini Lake is another way to explore and enjoy over a hundred species of birds near the beauty of the lake waters.

The Boat Safari can be done in a Coracle (a round native boat) too. Short excursions and trek around the forest can be arranged too with prior permission.

Tourist Places near Nagarhole National Park

Kutta (7 km)

It is a small town situated near the Nagarhole national park. The town is recognized for its coffee estates and plantations of betel, nuts, paddy, bananas and spices. The town is enclosed by mountains, waterfalls and rivers which makes it very beautiful.

Irpu Falls (20 km)

Located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, the falls are also known as Irupu Falls or Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. Originating from the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary, the waterfall drops from a height of 60m and merges with the Lakshamana Tirtha River. This waterfall can be preferably seen during the months of monsoon, when its power is at full and it offers a spectacular sight.

Rameshwara Temple

The temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple remains packed with devotees during the Maha Shivaratri celebrations. It is considered to be a very sacred place and is believed that after offering prayers to Lord Shiva all sins can be cleansed.

Location of Nagarhole National Park, Mysore, Karnataka

Nagarhole National Park - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressNagarhole National Park, Kodagu, Karnataka
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Indians : 300 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigners : 1100 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- 4:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Phone No (Official) +91- 9953356850
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Camera Fee : 50 Rs.
Nearest railway stationMysore jn train station Junction

Last Updated on : May 21, 2015