Nagarhole is southern storehouse of rich flora and fauna and is host to Nagarhole national park, celebrated as one of the best wildlife parks as well as the Bandipur bird sanctuary.
Nagarhole dominated by its splendid display of nature's offerings can provide you a complete tourist experience coming full circle with a number of temples and other elements of culture . When you are not busy spotting Asiatic elephants, Indian Bisons or a beautiful birds around the place, you can witness your breath being taken away by the waterfalls in the area. Nagarhole means 'snake river' and derives its name from the unforgiving wild nature of the river that flows through the forests.
Authentic local cuisine made from the Coorgi crops has a completely different flavour which would not have been encountered by most tourists before and is a must try. One might also find the many delicacies of the state's cuisine such as Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore pak, Obbattu, Dharwad Peda, Chiroti etc .
Other than multiple range hotels and resorts, jungle resorts and camps are also available for the visitors here, to enable them to experience the flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
Within the national park, owing to the muddy land, normal vehicles cannot be used. Only licensed forest vehicles are allowed inside the park. Also, all traffic is closed during the mating season i.e, the monsoon.