We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. -Margaret Mead
Facts and Figures
Area - 664 sq km
Languages - Kannada, Hindi, English
Main Attractions - Gaur, Chital
Best Time to Visit - September to May
About Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park has got its name from the grouping of two Kannada words--'Nagar,' which stands for snake, and 'Hole,' which means streams. If one makes a visit to this forest, he may get the justification of the name since quite a few serpentine streams crisscross through this rich tropical forest.
This National Park is considered as one of the best wildlife parks in India. Once the hunting ground for the erstwhile Maharajas of Mysore, this national park still hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern periphery is the Bandipur national park. A dam on the Kabini River and its pictorial reservoir demarcates the two national parks.
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Nagarhole National Park: Biosphere
Today Nagarhole National Park is consisted of Arikeri, Hatgat and Nalkeri reserve forests, along with adjacent Mysore reserve forests. The topography comprises of a number of permanent and seasonal streams and tanks. The rich tropical forests, flourishing green swamps and numerous water resources make Nagarhole National Park a perfect home for wildlife.
The Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary houses animals like 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. Cobras, crocodiles, kraits, pythons, vipers, and several species of lizards are also found here.
Among the 250 bird species found in this jungle, the prominent ones are 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.
Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary: Links to outside world The nearby towns with all communication (post, telegraph, phone and fax) and medical (hospitals, chemists) amenities are Kutta (7 km) and Mysore (96 km).
Nagarhole National Park: Nearby Places
Madikere, a place which is 93 km from Nagarhole National Park, is famous for its coffee and orange plantations.
Madhumallii (also Mudumalai), Wynad and Bandipur National Park are situated near this forest.
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka offers many to explore for those who seek some adventures in their tour.
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