known as the Biligirirangana range of hills, this sanctuary enjoys a
enviable location between the Cauvery and Tungabhadra rivers in
Karnataka. Its importance also lies in it being a major link between
the eastern and the western Ghats. The sanctuary itself is a heaven
for the lovers of wildlife. From ferocious to timid animals, from
small to big birds - all have made this sanctuary their home.
Tourists coming to this sanctuary can view the scenic beauty around,
enjoy the wildlife and also indulge in various sorts of adventure
activities.Wildlife Attractions in the Park
The flora of the park consists basically of
deciduous forests and sholas.
The variety of animals present in the park
is a delight for the visiting tourists. The most popular animals
of the park include Gaurs, chitals, sambhars, bears, elephants,
panthers and tigers.
Bird population of the park is also quiet
interesting and attractive, with around 200 species inhabiting
the park. Racket- tailed Drongo and the Crested Eagle are hugely
popular among the sighted birds.
How To Reach
Since the sanctuary lies in a hilly
area, trekking forms a major attraction. Trek routes lead
tourists to interiors of the park.
Walking around the park, tourists can
a large variety of flora and fauna.
- Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari offer quick coverage of a
vast area of this sanctuary and enables you to see more animals
and birds within a short span of time.
- Elephant Safari
Elephant Safari, though not
really a quick way to explore the sanctuary, is hugely exciting
option. From the back of the elephant, a wildlife trip becomes
more adventurous and enjoyable.
- Other Adventure Activities
activities like boating, rafting, angling, outdoor camping can
also be enjoyed in this sanctuary.
Bangalore International Airport
The nearest railway station is at Mysore
The sanctuary is reachable by roads from
both Mysore and Banglore.