Nagarahole National Park
Located in the Kodagu and Mysore districts is a fresh, green world rich in forests, little streams, undulating valleys and fascinating waterfalls. The Nagahole National Park. A perfect get-away for nature-lovers. Deriving its name from Kannada,’Naga’ meaning snake and ‘hole’ Referring to streams, Nagarahole is truly a delightful spot, bubbling with the activity of some of the most magnificent animals and trees. Rosewood, teak, Sandal, silver oak the deep, fresh aroma of these trees mingling with the sounds of the wildlife –ah! A perfect holiday treat. No wonder this was also an exclusive hunting preserve of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore.
Renamed as the “Rajiv Gandhi National Park”, Nagarhole National Park, 643.30 sq. km, is part of the 5500 sq km Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the districts of Kodagu & Mysore. This is easily the best habitat for the Asian Elephant. Tigers & leopards roam in this forest. Over 250 species of birds have been identified in this park which lies at the foothills of the towering Western Ghats Mountain Range.
Department vehicles are available for wildlife viewing. The park generally has a moderate climate with three seasons : Summer Monsoon and Winter. However, monsoons are often severe and the ideal time to visit the park between September and May.