Nagarhole National Park

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Nagarhole National Park – A showcase of wildlife

Kabini Sambar

Kabini Sambar- Nagarhole National Park

Visiting a wildlife sanctuary or a national park elates you mentally and hence, one should go out to such places to experience the serenity and placidity of living in the wild. Nagarhole derived its name from Naga—meaning snake in Kannada and Hole—meaning stream. The Nagarhole National Park was exclusively a hunting reserve for the rulers of Mysore. The park spreads along Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka. Nagarhole National Park was upgraded to a National Park in 1988 and it was declared a tiger reserve in 1999.

Visiting Nagarhole will give you a chance to experience the unique flora and fauna of South India. The park protects the wildlife of Karnataka. You can find tigers, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, spotted deers, elephants, barking deers, four-horned antelopes, jackals, grey mongooses, Asian elephants, Indian pangolins, Indian porcupine, Indian giant flying squirrel etc.

Elephants at Nagarhole National Park

Elephants at Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park has more than 270 different species of birds including the ones that have been termed as “critically endangered species”. The reptiles that are commonly found in Nagarhole National Park are muggers, common vine snakes, common wolf snakes, rat snakes, bamboo pit vipers, Indian rock pythons, Indian monitor lizards etc.


Nagarhole National Park has excellent Safari rides which gives you the chance to come into proximity with the wild animals in their natural habitat. A opposed to a zoo, where you see wild animals in their cage, witnessing them in their natural habitat is a unique experience all together. It is common to sight tigers, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, spotted deer, elephants, barking deer, four-horned antelopes, jackals, and grey mongooses.

Activities in Nagarhole National Park

Elephant Camp Visit-Balle Elephant Camp, Dubare Elephant Camp

Bird watching (7 am. to 10 am)- Nagarahole, Inside the property

Trekking (5 hrs, 8 hrs)- Thadiyandamol, Brahmagiri Hills

Jungle safari- Nagarahole Wild Life sanctuary, Tholpetty Wild Life sanctuary, Kabini

Tribal Folklore- Kabini

Paid Forest Camp- Abailu anti-poaching camp

Farm Visit- 35 acres plantation, Tata tea estate

Culture Tour- Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement, by Lakuppe and Buddhist golden temple.

Other exciting places to visit in and around Nagarhole National Park

Cobra Creek Ranch: Cobra Creek Ranch is located at the northern fringe of the Nagarhole National Park. The Cobra Creek Ranch rewards visitors with a variety of activities. Horseback riding, rope activities, hiking, Jungle safari, fishing are among some of the many terrific things to do during your stay with us.

Location Veerenahosahalli, Next to Nagarahole wild Life sanctuary, Mysore
Distance from Bangalore 194 KMS
Travel Time 4Hrs
Facilities 2 Bed room rustic House with Attached bathroom
Tents, 24hrs hot water facility, ample parking,
Activities Campfire, music, Horse Trekking, Tholpetty Jungle safari, trekking, Nagarahole Jungle safari, Rope activities, White water rafting, Still water rafting, Joy Fishing.
Sightseeing Irrupu falls, Kuruva island, Thirunelveli temple, Kabini elephant camp, Dubare Elephant Camp, Bylakuppe Golden Temple, Harangi Dam, Cauvery Nishargadhama.

Horse Riding: one of the main attractions at the Cobra Creek Ranch is horseback riding and our guided trail is a must do! Enjoy the sights and sounds of wildlife along the country side on our winding trails while being securely led by a seasoned guide. Our gentle horses and experienced guides are suited for riders of all ages.

How to reach Nagarhole?

Nagarhole is 220km away from Bangalore—a major Indian city connected well by air both domestically and internationally. The nearest railway station from Nagarhole is at Mysore, which is 80km away. We will provide you with the means to travel to Nagarhole both from Bangalore and Mysore. A road trip is the best way to reach Nagarhole and hence, it makes a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Best time to visit Nagarhole

Nagarhole can be visited throughout the year. It gets hot in summer which can be irritable for visitors at times. On the other hand, winter is very moderate and hence, visiting Nagarhole National Park during winter is generally comfortable.