Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 50,
Children: INR 25

Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole Overview

Too bored of all the places around? Plan a refreshing trip to the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary with Nagarhole National Park to its North-West. The sanctuary covers an area of 181 square km. The sanctuary has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. It is a beautiful site to enjoy the natural beauty and take a relaxing walk away from all the hustle.

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to many animals including macaques, gaurs, elephants, tigers, leopard, cats, wild pigs, Nilgiri langurs and sloth bears. It is a famous attraction visited by tourists almost throughout the year. It is also famous among the trekkers. It is said by the locals residing there that seven sages meditated on the top of the hill.

The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom. Some interesting birds one can spot in the place include black bulbul, Malabar trogon, and emerald dove. Cobra, python and king cobra are some reptiles which can be easily spotted.

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Things to do and places to visit

While on the trek, the visitors will come across some beautiful places surrounding the Brahmagiri range which include-

1. Thirunnelai Temple which is said to be built by Lord Brahma himself and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple comprises of 30 granite pillars which are given a traditional style of architecture.

2. Pakshipathalam is a cave which was said to be used by Gurus and saints in the historical times. It has an altitude of 1740 m and lies on the Kerala side of the Brahmagiri range.

3. Iruppu Falls which originate from the Lakshmana Tirtha River in Karnataka. Legends say that when Lord Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita and got thirsty, Lord Lakshmana shot an arrow at a spot on the Brahmagiri Hill from where the Lakshmana Tirtha River began to flow.

Best Time To Visit Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

It is an absolute pleasure visiting the beach and swimming and sunbathing in water between September and March after the monsoon season gets over.

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