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Best National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

India, a beautiful country which is diverse in culture, traditions, customs and heritage and which is filled with rich bio diversity has lots of things to offer to its people and to its culture. The southern part of the country which is surrounded by Arabean Sea and Bay of Bengal is listed among the most beautiful parts of the country. Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh forms South Indian region. Among all there is a state of Karnataka, beautiful and ravishing holds a significant part in South India tours.

Best National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

Best National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

Not only rich in heritage sites but also rich in wildlife, Karnataka fascinates travellers from all over the world. The state is compact with more than 20 wildlife sanctuaries which houses with some of the rare and common species of wildlife. Today in this post we have brought to you list of best wildlife destinations in Karnataka visiting which will be a lifetime experience for you all.

  1. Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park
  2. Bhadra Tiger Reserve
  3. Anshi National Park
  4. Bannerghatta National Park
  5. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Kudremukh National Park
  7. Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Nagarhole National Park

1. Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park

Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park

Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park

If you wish to spot tigers, this national park is the perfect place for you. Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park is an important part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Main features –

1. Spread in 800 sq. and is comprises with over 100 fauna species.

2. There are about 350 species of birds which make this place a perfect for bird watching.

3. Tigers, Elephant, Butterflies, Nugu River are the major attractions of this park.

2. Bhadra Tiger Reserve

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

All adventure lovers; Bhadra Tiger Reserve is a place for you all where you can spend the best time of your South India Tourism. This tiger reserve wrapped around with the huge mountain of Hebbegiri, Babaudangiri, Mullaianagiri and Gangegiri. Bhadra Tiger Reserve is the best place for all action lovers.

Main Features –

1. The national park is compact various animals such as Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer and many more.

2. One can find n numbers of medicinal plant in here with more than 120 other species of flora.

3. Jeep Safari in national park will enhance you wildlife tour in India.

3. Anshi National Park

Anshi National Park

Anshi National Park

Located in the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, Anshi National Park is a beautiful place which is spread in the area of 340 sq km. One of the unique part of Anshi National Park is that it shares its border with Goa and if filled with rich flora and fauna.

Main Features –

1. The place is a home to animal species such as Bonnet Macaque, Deer, Indian Bison, Malabar Vivet, Tigers and Sloth Bear, just to name a few.

2. National Park is compact with more than 200 species of birds.

3. Travellers love strolling through lush grasslands which offers spectacular viewing point.

4. Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park

This national park is known for its beautiful sceneries, rich bio-diversities and plush wildlife. All these things make the place a perfect tourist destination in Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 22 km from Bengaluru, the place is quite famous among the nature lovers.

Main Features –

1. The park is serving as a home to 30 lions and numerous of sloth bears.

2. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy zoo, a butterfly park and zoological reserve in the national park.

3. Bengal Tigers, White Tigers, Panther, Bison, Spotted Deer and numerous of birds and butterfly species enhancing the beauty of the park.

5. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Boasted with splendid wildlife and rich flora and fauna, the beautiful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is listed among the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Main Features –

1. Animal species such as barking, moue deer, spotted deer, sloth deer, tiger, gaur, giant flying squirrel are the major animals of the place.

2. There are several species of colorful birds that offers travellers a perfect chance for bird watching.

3. Major attractions of the place includes wildlife safaris in jeep, nature walk, crocodile sightseeing, boat rides and trekking.

6. Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh National Park

Known for its impeccable beauty Kudremukh National Park and its beauty is a point of attractions for many wildlife lovers throughout the world. The tall cliffs, abysmal valleys and the chain of lofty mountains are the major attractions of Kudremukh National Park.

Main Features –

1. Animal species such as gaurs, barking deer, langurs, wild boars and mongoose are the main attractions.

2. The national park is filled with more than 194 species of avifauna.

3. Best visited in October and May, the national park is filled with resplendent landscape with tea and coffee plantation.

7. Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

Home to the animals like slender loris and lion tailed macaque Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka is a wildlife destination that one can visit during the wildlife tourism. The wildlife sanctuary is located at Kollur in the Udupi district of Karnataka.

Main Features –

1. The place is featuring as a habitat of Sambar, Chital, Gaur, Barking Deer, Leopard and many other animals.

2. One can enjoy watching endangered species of Cane turtle and climber in here.

3. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as camping and trekking.

8. Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park

Located 80 km away from Mysore, Nagarhole National Park is a beautiful place to spot various kinds of nature wonders. The park was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Park in 2014 after the former prime Minister of India, Shree Rajiv Gandhi. The national park is a house of various flora and fauna species.

Main Features –

1. You can spot animals such as Tiger, Dhone, Chital, Mouse Deer, mouse deer, four horned antelope, wild bear and many more.

2. The old hunter gatherer tribe of Jenu Kurubas still lives in the forest.

3. Stay in Kabini River Lodge will surely enhances your experience of wildlife tour packages.

With so many options of wildlife destinations available in Karnataka it is hard to decide to where to explore and move. Hope the above given names will surely come handy for you to decide to where to stroll. Along with the above given wildlife destinations, here are some more names that you would like to consider –

1. Ranganathuttu Bird Sanctuary

2. Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Nisargadhama

4. Dubare Elephant Camp

5. Kabini National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary

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