Nagarhole National Park

The Emerald Green Backwaters

Wildlife Nature Natiional Park Flora And Fauna

Nagarhole National Park or Rajiv Gandhi national park is located in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is a part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve and is now under the consideration for recognition as a heritage site. The park is filled with waterfalls, hills, valleys, streams and forests. The park is famous for its rich population of animals and birds.

  • Do not enter the National Park without taking prior permission.
  • Do not litter the National Park or the Jungles.
  • Photography is restricted and prior consent to be taken in National Park.
  • Don’t use fire inside the National Park.
  • Private Vehicles are not allowed inside the National Park.

Bus Service is available between Kabini or Nagarhole to Coorg or Mysore.

  • Nearest Major Railway Station: Mysore Railway Station (70 k.m)
  • Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport (140 k.m)

  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Unique Jungle Ambience
  • Jeep Safari
  • National Park Safari
  • Rare Flora and Fauna

What is the best time to visit Nagarhole National Park?

Beypore is best to visit during the season from September to May.

Is public transportation available to Nagarhole National park?

Yes, there are public transport buses that connect Nagarhole to Coorg.

Does Nagarhole have accommodation facilities?

Yes, there are luxurious accommodation facilities available in Coorg/Kabini near Nagarhole.

  • Languages Spoken: Kannada, English
  • Safari Timings
    • Jeep Safari : from 5:30 am to 10:00 am and, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Coracle Ride : from 9 am to 11 am and, from 5 pm to 6 pm
    • Bus Safari : 6 am to 9 am and, from 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Local Guides and Story Tellers are available on request at standard prices.

Detail Description

Nagarhole is named after Nagarhole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally constituted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. k.m and subsequently enlarged to include the adjoining areas of Mysore district and now extends over an area of 643.39 sq. k.m which was given the status of a National Park in 1983.


Location Map


Nagarhole National Park is a must visit place in your trip up the hills of the Western Ghats towards Coorg or Kabini. The park is located to the north west of Karnataka’s Nagarhole national park. The two parks are separated by the Kabini reservoir. The park gets its name from the streams. Naga means snake and hole means streams. Many wriggling streams are found in this park and, thus the name. This diverse landscape promotes the population of various species of animals and birds in this region. Nagarhole National Park has the highest density of herbivores in Asia. This park is best for spotting elephants, guar, tiger and bear. Inside Nagarhole national park, a forest guesthouse is located where tourists can stay.


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