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Wildlife Sanctuaries to Visit in Karnataka


Karnataka has 5 national parks and 21 bird sanctuaries. The most known one is Bandipur National park, Nagarhole national park.

These sanctuaries play an important role in society.

The term “Wildlife” not only specified to wild animals but also takes into consideration of all undomesticated lifeforms including birds, insects, plants and even microscopic organisms. For conserve a healthy environmental balance on this earth, animals, plants and marine species are as important as humans.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole wildlife sanctuaries it is one of the perfect place for nature lovers which is 95 km distance from Mysore. It is spread between Mysore and Kodagu districts. Nagarhole which means in Kannada Snake River. The forest is overlooked by teak and rosewood. The national park aims to bring the wildest effect on wildlife lovers and they surely love flourishing carnivorous and predators. The people who visit here also can spot wild dogs, hyena, wild bears, leopards and tigers in huge number here. Over 250 species of birds can also be located in the locality of this park. Best time to visit this National Park from October to May. It will be closed during the rainy season.

Bandipur National Park

The National Park is located in Chamrajnagar district of Karnataka state and it is surrounded by Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala wildlife sanctuaries. Even Nagarhole to the northwest. The Kabini river divides separates the Bandipur and Nagarhole tiger reserve. Bandipur became one of the first Tiger reserves and that is when Mysore Maharaja set up this park in 1931 in India.

The park consists about seventy tigers and over thousands of Asian elephants as well as leopards, wild dogs, wild ox, and sloth bears. The wildlife park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and the utmost tourist destination on the way to the city Ooty from Mysore.

Bannerghatta National Park

This wildlife sanctuary located at a distance of 22 km south of Bangalore. It is one the major travel destination in Bangalore. The main attraction of the national park is lion and tiger safari. It is also recognized by the Forest Department of India as The Tiger Reserve. The other attraction in the national park is crocodile and butterfly farm which is newly added. In addition to that, a separate portion is kept for the rescued wild animals mainly from the circus. A trip to Bannerghatta national park would be an unforgettable experience of nature and wildlife. The most visiting bird sanctuaries near Bangalore can also be considered if you are trying for a trip to Bangalore.

Anshi National Park

The National park is a habitat of big Indian predators such as Bengal tigers, black panther, and leopard. The Anshi wildlife sanctuary is an evergreen tropical rain-forest situated in the North Kannada district in Karnataka. It is considered as a most endangered wildlife park. The Anshi and the adjoining Dandeli wildlife sanctuary together make up the Dandeli Wildlife Division of Forest Department of Karnataka.

Kudremukh National Park

The Kudremukh national park is located at a distance of 95 km south-west of Chickmagalur town. It is situated in the western ghats in the district of Dakshina Kannada. The park named after the peak which is shaped like a horse face.

These are the 5 National Park in Karnataka. Do let us know in comments which one is your favorite?