Nearby Tourist Places to visit
River Tern Nestling in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary:
Occupying 495 km². of wildlife sanctuary and Project tiger reserve, this region is an important watershed of the Tungabhadra river. The huge reservoir here is the main water supply to several districts in the rain shadow regions of south KarnatakaWildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund-USA. The forests here are rich in Bamboo and birds species unique to both the Malabar and Sahyadri.
Kudremukh National Park:
The Kudremukh National Park (latitudinal range 13°01’00” to 13°29’17” N, longitudinal range 75°00’55’ to 75°25’00” E) is the largest declared Wildlife Protected Area (600 km²) of a tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is one of the twenty-five hot spots identified for bio-diversity conservation in the world. Kudremukh National Park comes under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority-I, under the format developed jointly by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund-USA.
Muthodi wildlife sanctuary:
It is about 38 Km from Chikmagalur. The Government of Mysore declared the area as the Jagara Valley Game Reserve in 1951. In 1974, after a census of the animal species in the adjoining areas, the sanctuary was reconstituted as the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and later changed to Muthodi Sanctuary. Situated in the Western Ghats it is spread over a sprawling area of 492 sq. kilometers of dense forest. The Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as the 25th save Tiger project in 1998. The hills of Kemmanagundi and Baba Budan are on the outer side to the east. There are more than 120 species of trees found.
The flora, fauna and wildlife of this place is diverse and abundant. Reptiles also are a part of this place and one might come across snakes, lizards and crocodiles while on a safari drive here. The main wildlife attractions are tigers and elephants. Adventurers can stay at the River Tern Lodge which arranges safaris inside the forest for a fee. The lush green vegetation, the giant bamboo, and lofty hill ranges are beautiful and spectacular. The wildlife sanctuary is named after the Bhadra River, which flows through the lush evergreen forests. The Sanctuary consists of mostly moist and dry deciduous forests.