Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a national park situated in Mysore district and Kodagu district in the southern state of Karnataka. It sprawls over an area of 643 square kilometers, situated to the north-west of Bandipur National Park. The Kabini reservoir separates the two parks. The park has rich forest cover, hills, small streams, waterfalls and valleys. The park has a healthy tiger- predator ratio, with many tigers, elephants and Indian bisons. In short, Nagarhole is a paradise for nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts. If you are looking for any such destination, then choose any of the Nagarhole holiday packages available on EaseMyTrip.in and get ready for your adventure trip. On your Nagarhole tour, you can enjoy wide range of activities. So, be ready for a Nagarhole vacation that will add to your lifetime memory.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
This national park has a rich wildlife, which includes four-horned antelope, civet, sloth bear, spotted deer, flying fox, elephant, tiger, gaur (Indian bison), panther, Sambhar, bonnet macaque, black-naped hare, wild boar and pangolin that makes it an ideal destination for the wildlife lovers. Cobras, kraits, vipers, pythons, and various species of lizards can also be spotted in the forests.
With elephant safari, you can experience variants of wildlife and get a chance to spot exotic animals and different kinds of birds. The safaris commence from the range office inside the park. The forest department also organizes for elephant rides that last for about 30 minutes.
The forest department in Nagarhole offers minibus safari in the national reserve. Jeep safaris inside the park are also allowed, only if you have brought your own jeep. Otherwise, you need to seek the permission from the forest department. You must take a guide along with you for a jeep safari. The park and safari timings are 6 to 8 in the morning and 3 to 5.30 in the evening.
This park has a sizeable population of birds. It houses over 250 species of birds making it a sought-after destination for the birdwatchers. Bird watchers can spot some rare species of birds in the park. Some of the most seen bird species are the common babbler, bulbul, bee-eater, crested serpent, peacock, hornbill, woodpecker, eagle, great Indian reed and the southern tree pie. In short, this park is a heaven for environmentalists and wildlife lovers.
Another exciting fun-filled activity to enjoy in the park is 'boating'. You can take a relaxing boat ride through the Kabini River's backwater to see crocodiles, birds and various other animals. You can also opt for an overnight stay in the river lodge for a complete experience of the natural habitat.