Nagarahole, named after Nagarahol or the ‘Cobra river’ in Kannada (the local language), stands on the banks of a winding river that flows eastwards through its centre. This sightseeing location is located in the districts of Kodagu and Mysore and was originally constituted into an abundant sanctuary in 1955. It covers a sprawling area of 258 sq. kms and the adjoining areas of this reserve were subsequently enlarged to incorporate the nearby areas of the adjoining areas of Mysore district. Now, Nagarahole extends across an area of 643.39 sq. kms; thus setting the grounds for the region to be bestowed with the distinction of a National Park, in 1983.
This erstwhile game sanctuary of Nagarahole includes the forested areas of Hatgat, Arkeri and Nalkeri and is a much visited destination in Kodagu. The lush environs of the region are visited for their exotic species of flora and fauna, flush aquatic and avian species and hundreds of mammals. A must visit for one and all.
|Good For||Nature Lovers Photo Fanatics Wanderers Adventure Seekers |
|Entry Fee||Rs.50 per person for Indians Rs.150 per person for Foreigners Rs.50 per person for Camera |
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM4:00 PM - 6:30 PM |
|Visit Duration||3 to 4 hours |