Mysore District Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
The National Park of Nagarhole is located in the beautiful districts of Mysore and Kodagu of the state of Karnataka in the Southern India. The word Nagarhole is actually made up of two words namely Hole and Nagar which means streams and snake respectively. So, you can find different varieties of snakes in the tropical forests of this region. The key features of Nagarhole National Park are swamps, lush green vegetation, rich fauna resources and a number of water bodies. This is why; this place is an ideal shelter to the various species of wildlife. The park is a complete visual treat for the wildlife lovers.
The different types of animals residing in this park include panther, elephant, tiger, four horned antelope, jungle cat, wild dog, civet, sloth bear, Pangolin, black napped rabbit, sambhar, gaur, flying fox, bonnet masque and spotted deer. Some of the reptile attractions of the park are crocodiles, cobras, vipers, different types of lizards, kraits and pythons. The tourists also enjoy the chirruping of the 250 species of birds found in the Nagarhole National Park. One can find Bulbul, bee-eater, peacock,dove, southern tree pie, crested hawk, peacock, Malabar pied, great Indian reed, Alexandrine, common babbler, Hornbill, warbler, crested serpent and eagle here.
The tourists can also take pleasure in the jeep safari. Guides and jeeps are available in this park to add fun to your trip to the Nagarhole Park. People who love trekking will also like to visit this park because it offers a perfect trekking spot in the form of the Brahmagiri Hills.
The dry season in India is the perfect time to plan a trip to the park because animals can be seen very easily during this season. The next door airport to the park is the Bengaluru Airport which is placed at a distance of 220 kilometers.