Major Attractions :
Elephant, King Cobra, Krait, Python, Monitor
Lizard ,Toads, Tigers.
Area Coveredrea :
Ideal Time to Visit the Park :
October and April.
Nearest Attractions :
Madikere, Bandipur National Park, Madhumalli.
Some Major Accesses :
Things to Know
Where is the Nagarhole National Park
Sharing its boundaries with Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park
is situated 90km away from Mysore in Karnataka. Interestingly, these two
sanctuaries for a part of Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad
Reserve in Kerala. Nagarhole is a tiger's home and some of the rare wild
species of India. This national park of India gets irrigated by the waters
of Kabini river, which has a dam on it that separates Nagarhole from other
sanctuaries in the surrounding area.
Dates in Nagarhole's History
Nagarhole was enunciated in 1955 as a game sanctuary. Realizing its
importance in wildlife conservation, the area of the park was extended by
combining Mysore forests with Nagarhole National Park. It was 1974, that
this area took a shape of full fledged National Park. Apart from Kabini
River, which drains most of the area here, there are other three rivers in
the region including: Lakshmana, Teentha and Nagarhole. There are seasonal
streams as well which merge into the four rivers here.
Climate at Nagarhole National Park
Summers here, are hot and dry with mercury level rising maximum to 33
degree centigrade. Summer months are best to spot tigers. It is the time
when animals gather around lake and enable an exciting wild life viewing.
The winters are cooler here but short spanned. From November to January are
the winter seasons with temperature dipping to a minimum of 14 degree
centigrade. This time is exceeding pleasant and best for those who do not
wish to sweat much. From June to September are the rains which makes roads
washed out and area swampy. We recommend not to visit this park during these
The Ecological System in the
Nagarhole National Park
The Flora in the Nagarhole National Park
The park has mostly deciduous terrain with a small area under dry tropical
forests towards the east. Tectona Grandis and Dalbergia Latifolia trees are
found in abundance in southern parts of the park. The eastern parts along
Bandipur area and Sub mountain valley houses a large number of Wrightia
Tinctoria and Acacia as part of dry forests here.
The Fauna in the Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park has sprightly wild life. Among the animals found
here, most of the them are residents of Nilgiri Hills. Apart from Tigers,
Niligiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, bisons,
elphants, wild boar
and porcupines are the
major attractions of this park. Presence of grassy swamps is ideal for
inhibiting snakes as well.
The Avifauna in the Nagarhole National Park
There are a few canopy tress in the park that are as high as thirty meters
and are hom eto some of the rarest species of birds in India like Malabar
Trogan, Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Crested Hawk eagle. In all there are
250 variety of birds that are found here. Visit this park to explore the
vivacious bird life.
The Safaris in the Nagarhole National
For wild life explorers, there are innumerable options to move around the
park. Jeeps can be rented to take a drive through the park. To have a more
intricate view of the park, you can opt to go for an elephant ride. Hiking
trails here can be very exciting but this excitement is restricted to a
small area as you may become prey of a tiger with bright eyes, waiting for
you behind the bushes. If you ask, the best way then jeeps are the obvious
Nagarhole Wildlife Travel Circuit
Bangalore - Mysore - Ranganathittu - Nagarhole - Bandipur - Mudumalai -
Ooty - Cochin - Periyar - Varkala - Trivandrum
How to Reach Nagarhole National Park
Nearest airport is located at Mysore, 80km away.
Railhead closest to Nagarhole is Mysore which is
80 km away. Nanjangud is another railhead with a fewer trains to Nagarhole
which is 55 km away.
Buses connect Nagarhole to Bangalore (a ride of
about 6 hours) and to a network of smaller towns across Karnataka, Tamilnadu