Timings : 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee : Children: INR 20
Adults: INR 50
Still Camera: INR 30
Video Camera: INR 150
Foreign Nationals: INR 100
Pilikula Nisargadhama is a famous Infotainment Park in Mangalore created amidst nature to provide a rejuvenating experience. In Tulu, the name Pilikula means 'a pool of Tigers'. The region was the natural habitat of Tigers back in time who would often visit the lake to drink water. Pilikula attracts not just nature lovers but also botanists, zoologists and students who wish to study the vast variety of plants and animals found here. Tourists can explore the landscape, the dense rainforest and the ponds in the region. Other than the serene natural landscape, Pilikula Nisargadhama is also famous for a number of recreational and infotainment activities. They also have a zoo, botanical garden, a science centre and an artisan village.
The guides explain all the aspects of Pilikula Nisargadhama in detail for an enriching experience. If one is visiting between October and February, they can even spot a few migratory birds. This is one attraction that will take one into the past and to the future through the ambience created inside. This is also where one can find the perfect harmony between humans and nature.
The Biological Park at Pilikula Nisargadhama majorly focuses on the wildlife found in the Western Ghats of India. The park is designed and maintained to resemble the natural habitat of the animals and is spread across an area of 80 hectares. It also has a fully equipped Veterinary Hospital with labs and observation cages. The area is well maintained and has proper facilities for the wildlife.
Entry Fees: Children (3 to 10 years): INR 20
Adults: INR 60
Additional charges are applicable for still and video cameras.
The Regional Science Centre is a perfect place to enrich one's knowledge of science with the help of interactive exhibits and fascinating games and learning activities. The centre has a 3D theatre and Taramandal which is an artificially created starlit sky.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed on Monday.
Entry Fees: Children (between 3 and 12 years old): INR 5
Adults: INR 20
Additional charges are applicable for taking a still or video camera
3D Theatre: INR 10 per person for adults and INR 5 per head for children and students.
Taramandal: INR 5.
Manasa Amusement and Water Park at Pilikula Nisargadhama is a fabulous park to beat the scorching summer heat with fun and frolic. It is an apt attraction for family and corporate outings. There are slides and pools for every age group. The park functions in a way that it promotes eco-friendly entertainment and rejuvenation. The water is filtered at regular intervals to keep the condition healthy for the visitors.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
The Botanical Museum was created to save the endangered species of plants found only in the Western Ghats of India along with maintaining and protecting the ecology of the region. The museum has 235 different species of endangered plants while several other species of plants are also grown and maintained at the museum. They also have a plant nursery, a greenhouse, orchidariums and vanilla plantations. They are actively involved in encouraging children and locals to protect the ecology and to help increase earning opportunities for small-scale local farmers by providing them with enough guidance that helps them maintain flowering plants, medicinal and decorative plants. They also provide demonstrations on vermin and organic waster compost.
Entry Fees: Free for all the visitors
The heritage village at Pilikula Nisargadhama is a complex recreated over 35 areas of land to give the guests a feel of the authentic rural lifestyle of the Agrarian Community. The village has exhibits of Nagabana, Guthu House, Buffalo Racetrack, Coconut Gardens, tools, and traditional artefacts that represent the community.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00
Entry Fees: Children (under 3 years):
Children (above 3 years): INR 20
Adults: INR 50
Foreigners: INR 100
Additional costs are applicable for Still and Video Cameras.
The Pilikula Lake is a perfect attraction for boating with well-maintained facilities and the presence of 9 ponds and one extensive lake. One can choose between a Pedal and a Family Boat and explore the vast expanse of the lake amidst lush green surrounding under the clear blue skies, listen to the enchanting sounds of the birds and sail calmly along with the ducks and geese in the lake.
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