To the west of the Kabini River lies the Nagarhole National Park (pronounced as nag-ar-hole-eh), a wildlife sanctuary that spans down to 643 sq km. This lush green forested area is a home to elephants, gaurs, tigers, leopards, muntjacs (barking deer), common langurs, wild dogs, and bonnet macaques.
The admission to park can be restricted during the period between July and October as heavy rains convert the forests into a giant slush-pit. It entry to the park costs Rs. 50 to an Indian and Rs. 150 to a foreigner. The main entrance to the park is situated 93km southwest of Mysore. The vehicle deployed by the nearby resort for its customers is the way to get admission to the park. Also there is a bus tour organized by the forest department. The bus ride costs Rs. 100 per person and is available on 6-8am & 3-5.30pm. Summer season, April through May, is the best time to explore wildlife while winter period (November to February) appears kinder. If you are planning to spend night in Nagarhole, the options are limited. Jungle Inn, situated about 35km from the park on the Hunsur-Nagarhole Rd, can be an OK option for camping, offering you hospitable atmosphere, simple & clean rooms, evening campfires and good organic food. It will cost you Rs.1800 (US$60). You have to pay additional price for safaris.
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|