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Things To Know About Nagarhole National Park

Author: Steve Mark
by Steve Mark
Posted: May 22, 2020

History of Nagarhole:

The birth of Nagarahole National Park can be traced to the notification of 285 Sq. km. Game Reserve way back in 1955, which included the reserve forests of Arkeri, Hatgat and Nalkeri in Kodagu. Subsequently, in 1974, reserved forests from the adjoining Mysore district were added to the Nagarahole Game Reserve, which was upgraded to the status of a National Park covering 643 sq. km.

Geography of Nagarhole:Nagarhole - is situated near Bangalore. Nagarahole is named after Nagarahole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the districts of Mysore and Kodagu (Coorg) in the state of Karnataka.

By Air: The nearest airports are in Bangalore By Rail: The nearest station is in the city of Mysore.By Road: The park is well connected by roads and distances with various cities can be calculated as follows: Madikeri (138 km), Mysore (50 km) and Bangalore (220 km)

Safari gates near Nagarhole:It has two major areas (gates) where the forest department conducts Safaris and also where majority resorts are situated. One is near the Antharasanthe in Mysore District (Red Earth is very close to this gate) and other is near Kutta (or Hunsur) in Coorg district. Both the gates are separated by approximately 50kms (approx one hour drive).

It starts near Hunsur by the entrance gate to Nagarhole (northern part while Kabini is in the southern part) and that location is called Veeranahosahalli, Karnataka and can be searched by that name on Google Maps (or geeky guys like us can use this Lat/Lng info which is [12.170584, 76.197681]) and is approx 20 kms from Hunsur Town.

It also picks up people from the Nagarhole Office Reception area which is inside the forest and approx 15kms from the Kutta side of the Nagarhole. which suits travelers staying at the Kutta/Coorg Side.

Learn more about Nagarhole Safari?

What Google-like search engines can offer: all the above information.

What Google-like search engines can't offer? Check below:

Sightings of Nagarhole:What only WildTrails provides:Want to know how many times a tiger is seen in the last 12 months?

Resorts of Nagarhole:

In Nagarhole and in general all over Karnataka Jeep Safari is usually offered by Jungle Lodges & Resorts (& the Department of Forest) and a room booked there automatically ensures a safari ride. There are other luxury resorts like the Serai, the WindFlower, Orange County etc that offer Nagarhole national park stay, where your Safari is also automatically ensured but seats are limited and are based on first come first serve. You need to book the slot with the front desk as soon as you check-in. And of course there are many others which are set inside the forest but don’t offer Safari and you need to go to the Forest Department and buy the tickets there for a Bus Safari.

Packages For Nagarhole:

Lot of travel agencies offline and online offer Nagarhole national park packages.

But do they offer packages based on the best Tiger sighting seasons and times? Definitely not.

WildTrails offers packages based on when, where and how frequently Tigers are seen in Nagarhole. So you and your family can plan to Nagarhole, and WildTrails will plan in Nagarhole.

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