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Best Time: Oct-May Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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"Of national parks and bird sanctuaries"

Nagarhole Tourism

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 with 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 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.

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Go Wild around Nagarhole

Nagarhole in the gorgeous locales of Coorg houses about 250 species of bird and other wildlife creatures in its heart nest. One's spirit of adventure awakens in this natural adobe of heaven. Nagarhole, also known by the name of Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is the place to be. Savour the taste of wildlife and adventure around Nagarhole with the Brahmagiri Mountains, which welcomes its tourists with open arms in the heart of nature; go for trekking amidst the dense jungles to witness the wild side of the sanctuary; go on a safari and silently experience the sounds of brutes or just indulge yourself in divinity of the aura around. There is so much to substantiate in Nagarhole. It really doesn't matter if you have that wild enthusiast inside you, nature has its way around to showcase you what Nagarhole has to offer.

Restaurants and Local Food in Nagarhole

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 .
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive at the pre-booked homestay or a guesthouse in Nagarhole National Park, before 6 in the evening. Rest for the night, enjoy a campfire and start early the next morning.
Day 2- Start early, go for a safari around the sanctuary. The safari timings by authorities of Rajiv Gandhi National Park are usually 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Evening Safari 3:00 to 7:00 PM) at the rate of INR 300 for one person. Hover around the park and experience the wild side of this natural heritage. Later you can head off to Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery, located at an hour distance from Nagarhole to observe the tribal history nicely carved in the rocks and in form of clay art.
Day 3- Start early. Embark yourself on a trekking trail in the Brahmagiri Mountains located near Nagarhole. Head to places around the Nagarhole locales like Irrpu falls, Ishwara Temple, Kutta, and nearby reserves.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Close to Mysore which connects well by roads and railways. Woodland heritage. Good food. Excellent view of nature. Amazing sightings. Safari rides. Wildlife Trekking.

What's Not So Great?

During monsoons, Safari and trekking aren't available. Tribal relocations are frequent.

For Whom?

Nagarhole is perfect for Wildlife enthusiasts. It can be visited by people in search of having a soulful experience away from the hustle and bustle of metro life. Ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, photo fanatics, and wanderers.

How To Reach Nagarhole

The nearest railway station is Mysore Junction 89 km away and is linked with major cities in India. Bangalore Airport approximately 220 km away is the closest airbase which connects Nagarhole with domestic and international flights from around the world. Nagarhole is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.

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