Wild life tour
2 - 3 Hours
Hop on the adventure safari that will take you through the Nagarhole National Park's dense forest. Spot Bengal tiger, Chital, Parking Deer, and much more in Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a wildlife reserve in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the park is backed by the Brahamagiri Mountains and filled with sandalwood and teak trees. The Kabini River winds through jungle landscapes, home to tigers, Asian elephants, and a variety of birds. Nearby, the Irupu Falls cascade down tree-lined rocks.
The park is located to the northwest 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. The park has 47 streams, 41 artificial tanks, four lakes with water throughout the year, 4 perennial streams, a reservoir, and a dam. There are several swamps in this region. This diverse landscape promotes the population of various species of animals and birds in this region.
The park is located in a place where the Deccan plateau joins with the Western Ghats. The park’s altitude ranges from 680m to 1,454m.
North – This region is bordered by the Kabini river. This is the main water source of the park and many mammals can be spotted near the banks. The region receives heavy rainfall and is covered with forest. Moist deciduous forests are common here. Large herbivores are spotted easily.
South East – This part of the park is a dry and excellent spot for finding predators and also for birdwatching.
Center – This region is famous for the Kabini backwaters. It is the best spot for finding elephants and other wildlife. Gaur and deers are common here.
West – This region is covered with mountains, streams, waterfalls, and valleys. Bamboos and sandalwoods are common in this region. Tree-dwelling animals can be easily spotted here.
Flora of Nagarhole National Park
- The Northern part of Western Ghats forms a predominant region in the park. This region is filled with moist deciduous forests. Rosewood and teakwood are found very common in the southern part of the park. In the central part of the park, dry deciduous forests are found. Pala indigo is very common here. In the swamp regions, Eugenia trees are very common.
- Other main trees found in this park are silver oak, sandalwood, teak, crocodile bark, Indian kino tree, axle wood, Kadam, cotton tree, ficus, beechwood, Indian gooseberry, and others. Top conspicuous tree species are clumping bamboo, the flame of the forest, and the golden shower tree.
Fauna of Nagarhole National Park
- The top animals to spot here are Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, unsure dhole, antelope, barking deer, sambar deer, and elephant. You can find many jungle bison here. In places where bamboo trees are found, elephants are very common. Other common animals to spot are jungle cat, leopard cat, gray langur, civet, mongoose, bonnet macaque, Indian giant flying squirrel, hare, pangolin, and others.
- Nagarhole national park is famous for birdwatching too. More than 250 species of birds are found here. The birds are commonly found near the KabiniRiver. The top birds to spot are blue bearded bee-eater, Malabar whistling thrush, common osprey, duck, and herons.
- The park is an important bird-watching spot during the summer season. The artificial lakes and rivers dry into puddles, which attract many birds. The top birds to spot are the white-backed vulture, greater spotted eagle, Nilgiri wood pigeon, red-headed vulture, blue winged parakeet, oriental white ibis, Malabar grey hornbill, and others. In the dry region of the park, the top birds to spot are painted bush quail, ashy prinia, Indian robin, yellow-legged green pigeon, Indian peafowl, and others.
- Top reptiles found in the park are muggers, common vine snake, bamboo pit viper, Indian rock python, Indian monitor lizard, common wolf snake, and others. There are 96 species of dung beetles and more than 60 species of ants in the park. The most interesting ant species in the park is the jumping ant, which can jump up to one meter high.
- Arrive at the Nagarhole National Park and meet your driver-cum-guide as you begin your safari.
- Witness Bengal Tiger, striped hyenas, sambar deer, and much more distinct animals
- Capture the long-lasting memories but make sure to not harm the decorum of the place.
- Activity Timings: Morning - 06:00 AM - 10:00 AM & Afternoon - 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Jeep safari only
- Tips and gratitudes
Know Before you go
- Children below 5 years can go for Nagarhole Safari without any charges, and those between 6 to 12 years can book the child package(half charge).
- Parking fees are not included in the given price.
- Do not feed animals.
- Avoid close encounters with the animals.
- Please DO NOT litter.
Things to Carry
- Mosquito & insect repellent
- After the booking is complete, you will receive an email and SMS consisting of booking details. The details can also be viewed in active bookings page of your account. Just login to your account in our website and access 'active bookings' page in the dashboard.
- Show the e-voucher or confirmation E-mail at the reception counter; Trees have feelings too, please don’t print this voucher!
- ‘No Refunds’ will be provided under any circumstances. No modifications and reschedules will be entertained. In case of a cancellation, 100% of the total amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, the operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, if you are not compatible with the dates you will get a full refund.
- The applicable refund amount would reflect in the same account that was used to make the payment at the time of the booking. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days. Refunds will not be processed in cash.