Captivating Karnataka stretches from the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungle of the plains. Known for its wildlife parks Karnataka is a treat for the nature lover.
Beautiful Sanctuaries and Parks in Karnataka.
Here are our top picks from the state parks location at Karnataka.
Bandipur National Park:
Earlier in the 20th century this park was Maharaja Voodiyar’s hunting land. Combined with Nagarhole National Park, with its huge elephant and Bison populations, it forms the present Bandipur National Park. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, an extensive tract of protected forest in India. At present it is also the best managed tiger reserve of India.
Drained by rivers Kabini, Nugu and Moyar, the flora of the Park is made up of
• Deciduous forests,
• Evergreen forest and
• Grassy woodlands.
Almost 2 and half hours off Mysore, Bandipur National Park is the home of Asiatic elephant and a rich collection of rosewood and teak wood.
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary:
Set amidst the mountain valleys, the Cauvery River passes through this beautiful wildlife sanctuary. Situated in Mysore and covered by riverine and dry deciduous forests, it is the home to a wide variety of wild life species with natural habitats in these regions.
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Bannerghata National Park:
When it comes to parks in Karnataka Located along the southern outskirts of Bangalore, it is spread over a whopping 25,000 acres of land and is well known for rich flora and fauna. It is one of the ten reserve forests of Anekal Range and is abundant with medicinal trees such as:
• Tamarind, and
• Chujjullu trees.
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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary:
Located about 485 kilometers from Bangalore this sanctuary is truly set in a calm and peaceful ambiance. Also called the second largest wildlife sanctuary of the state, it is characterized with steep slopes, deep valleys and rich hilly terrains, due to a mixture of moist deciduous and semi evergreen forests. This beautiful sanctuary is a paradise for city dwellers looking to let their hair down.