Nagarhole National Park, Kabini
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Nagarhole National Park

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About Nagarhole National Park

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Winter: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Nagarhole National Park is spread between Kodagu District and Mysore District, and is separated from Bandipur National Park by Kabini. Comprising forest cover, small streams, valleys and waterfalls, the national park is home to tigers, Indian bison, elephants, snakes, four-horned antelopes, sloth bears, porcupine, jackals, mouse-deer and many other fauna. Within its 643 sq.km of area, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, hyenas, spotted deer, sambars, barking deer, gaurs and wild boars find abode.

Rosewood, teak, sandalwood and silver oak form the flora of the national park. A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Nagarhole National Park is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. Sub mountain hill valley swamp forest, dry tropical forest towards the east and mixed deciduous forest in the southern parts form the vegetation of the national park.  

The park is also home to more than 250 species of some of the rarest birds in India like Malabar trogans, Malabar pied hornbills and the crested hawk eagles. Vine snakes, common wolf snakes, rat snakes, bamboo pit vipers, Russell's vipers and common kraits also reside in the park. In the park, tourists can also view Indian rock pythons, Indian monitor lizards, common toads, oriental white-backed vultures, greater spotted eagles, Nilgiri wood-pigeons and striped-necked mongooses.
 

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 7
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 2
  • Average 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

12 traveller reviews for Nagarhole National Park

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Raghav Sharma

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  • Raghav Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  24 readers

"Beautiful park in south India" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Really enjoyed the safaris at Nagarhole. We did both jeep and boat safari and we were lucky to see a tiger and a sloth bear. Plenty of bird life to check out.
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Sajith Kumar

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  • Sajith Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  687 readers

"Nature is amazing"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Went to forest in the morning in a transport organised by Karnataka forest department. Nature was beautiful to be looked at in early morning and gives your mind so relaxing effect by listening to birds. Could see various animals like dear, tiger, elephant.
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Aritro Dasgupta

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  • Aritro Dasgupta
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 27 Reviews
  •  156 helpful votes
  •  26554 readers

"Abundant Elephants & some big cats too"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2015
The number of elephants found abundant in this park is awe inspiring. They move about freely and in such numbers as if they were spotted deer or some other such small animal. Even leopard sighting is fairly common while tiger sighting depends a bit more on luck.
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  • 4 votes

Syed Azeez

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  • Syed Azeez
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2495 readers

"Spotted Tiger and Leopard"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2015
Excellent Tiger Reserve with both Jeep and Boat safari options. We sighted both leopard and tiger in our 3 safari visits to the park. Highly recommend this park to fellow visitors. According to me best place to Stay is Waterwoods Kabini.
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Badam Vinay

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  • Badam Vinay
  • Critic
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 26 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5874 readers

"Not many wild animals sighted"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2014
May its my bad luck haven't seen wildcats, but national park and climate are awesome, should try the vehicle safari as well as river safari, carry water along.
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Venu Ananda

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  • Venu Ananda
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 16 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  1964 readers

"Amazing fun in the safari"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
We went on a morning safari to the Nagarahole National Park. The safari was for nearly an hour & it was an amazing time watching wildlife up-close. We saw Deers, fox, birds, wild hogs. Unfortunately, the big boys stayed away. Much to our disappointment, the only big boy we saw was a tame elephant.
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  • 4 votes

Rakesh Sharan

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  • Rakesh Sharan
  • Highlander
  • 5 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
  •  10385 readers

"Picterseque jungle with lots of deers, peacocks,tigers,elephants"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
Excellent option for any adventure seeker. Lots of scope to click wonderful pics with your cameras. A good guide is required for guiding one to correct locations (hideouts) for elephants and tigers.
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  • 5 votes

Veena

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  • Veena
  • Avid tripper
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1551 readers

"It is a dry forest"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted May 14, 2014
We have seen hundreds of elephants near the riverside relaxing on their own. We also saw bison crossing the road and even got to witness varieties of birds, including the Karnataka state bird. But this is not a green forest, bit of a dry place.
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  • 6 votes

Ismat

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  • Ismat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 17 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  87 helpful votes
  •  20215 readers

"Safari is little costly, but totally worth it"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2014
Jeep and Boat Safaris. Both excellent.. The tour is always very well conducted by knowledgeable and interactive forest officers.. A little steeply priced, but worth the cost.
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  • 4 votes

Prakruthi P

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  • Prakruthi P
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1840 readers

"Memorable"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2013
The ride was safe and exciting. It was well driven and enjoyable. We did get to watch a cheetah though from a bit far.
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