Nagarhole National Park , also known as Rajiv Gandhi
National Park, is a national park located in Kodagu
district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South
This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger tiger
reserve in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of
6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi), including all of Nagarhole
National Park, is under consideration by
the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as
a World Heritage Site.
The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and
waterfalls. The park has a healthy tiger-predator ratio, with
many tigers, Indian bison and elephants.
Nagarahole is named after Cobra River
Situated in the state of Karnataka
Sanctuary n the year 1955 to National
Park in 1983.
The park ranges the foothills of the Western Ghats spreading
down the Brahmagiri hills and south towards Kerala state. It
lies between the latitudes 12°15'37.69"E and longitudes
76°17'34.4"N. The park covers 643 km2 (248 sq mi) located to
the north-west of Bandipur National Park. The Kabini
reservoir separates the two parks. Elevations of the park
range from 687–960 m (2,254–3,150 ft). It is 50 km (31 mi)
from the major city of Mysore
Together with the adjoining Bandipur National
Park (870 km2 (340 sq mi)), Mudumalai National
Park (320 km2 (120 sq mi)) and Wayanad Wildlife
Sanctuary (344 km2 (133 sq mi)), it forms the largest protected
area in Southern India, totaling 2,183 km2(843 sq mi).
TIME TO VISIT
Nagarhole National Park is open for public
entry all the way through the year. But
the best time to visit the Nagarhole
National Park is from April to May, when
the waterholes are dry and the animals
come out to visit the lake. Nevertheless,
the weather conditions are more pleasing
from November to February.
HOW TO REACH..??
By Air: The nearest airport for Nagarhole National
Park is Mysore. Mysore Airport is 95 km from the
park. Mysore in turn is connected by Bangalore
by means of regular flights. Bangalore is
an International Airport and hence easily
accessible by all national and
international flights. Bangalore is around 140 km
From Bangalore Airport the time by road to
Nagarhole National Park is 5 hours.
By Train: The nearest railway station
for Nagarhole National Park is again Mysore. As I
said, Mysore is around 95 km from the park. Mysore
is connected to Bangalore which in turn is connected
to all the major cities in India.
By Road: Nagarhole National Park is connected to
all the cities via Mysore and Coorg.
The Karnataka State Transport buses connects
Nagarhole National Park with all other cities in the
state. Additionally many private buses also ply
regularly from Bangalore, Mysore, Madikeri to
Nagarhole National Park.
Mammals: Elephant, Jackal, Tiger, Panther,
Mongoose, Civet cat, Hyena, and Sloth Bear.
Reptiles: King Cobra, Krait, Python, Viper,
Tortoise, Monitor Lizard ,Toads etc.
The main trees found are Rosewood, Teak,
Sandalwood and Silver oak
Rajeev Gandhi National Park the Nagarhole
Wildlife offers a sanctuary to a large variety of
birds. In fact that there are about 250 species of
birds that stay at this national park.
Some of the commonly viewed birds at the
Nagarhole National Park are - the blue-bearded
bee-eater, Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling
thrush, crested serpent-eagle, crested hawkeagle, Malabar pied-hornbill, Common Hawk
Cuckoo, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Indian Roller,
Indian reed, Woodpeckers, Warblers, Grey jungle
fowl, water fowl, scarlet minivet, ospreys, ducks,
herons, red vented bulbul, ring dove, common
babbler, scinaitar babbler, loriekeet, red
whiskered bulbul, biyth's myna and other birds.
Reptiles commonly found here are mugger (Crocodylus
palustris), common vine snake (Ahaetulla nasutus),
common wolf snake (Lycodon aulicus), rat snake
(Ptyas mucosus), bamboo pit viper (Trimeresurus
gramineus), Russell's viper (Daboia russellii),
common krait (Bangarus caeruleus), Indian rock
python (Python molurus), Indian monitor lizard
(Varanus bengalensis) and the common toad (Bufo
Kabini River Lodge has a colonial style
architecture equipped to accommodate 50
persons at a time. Fourteen spacious,
colonial style double rooms with modern
amenities, six twin-bedded cottages in
sylvan surroundings and five tented
cottages with attached modern bath
ensure that your stay here is in
comfort.(But there is no A/c, or T.V. in any
of the accommodation).
Apart from the luxurious living areas, the
Viceroy's building houses our well-equipped
bar. There is also a large, charming room
exclusively for seminars, meetings with
multimedia projector and other conferencing
facilities. Our communal dining area called the
Ghol Ghar (circular, open-to-sides gazebo)
overlooks River Kabini and is the perfect place
for guests to share their experiences of the
day with each other
The Resort takes special care to cater to the
varied tastes of an international clientele. The
buffet meals include Indian and Continental
Food is an integral part of every holiday. At
Kabini River Lodge, we pamper your taste buds
with delicious and piping hot buffet of Indian,
Chinese or Continental cuisine. Fresh Tandoori
preparations are offered daily.
Perhaps nowhere else in India can one see so
much wildlife. Sighting of elephants, sambhar,
spotted deer, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, wild
dogs, etc., are almost assured, while if one is
lucky, a tiger or a panther too, could be sighted.
Our clients are permitted to shoot, not with
guns but with camera and video. The sighting of
wildlife in their eco-system creates awareness
and respect among the humans towards other
Orange County - Kabini is located near
Bheeramballi Village at a distance of
245 kms from Bangalore by road via
Orange County's 'Spirit of the Land'
philosophy finds its most intimate
expression at Kabini where the casual
visitor is drawn into the very bosom of
the Nilgiri biosphere.
At Orange County, Kabini, we help you get closer to the
spirit of the land by offering a platter full of activities that
let you choose your activity.
If you wish to get up close and personal with the Asiatic
Elephant, we could arrange an introduction, and if man
and mammal are so inclined, a ride along the river bank.
Or if you'd rather test the waters yourself, we suggest an
enlightening coracle ride down the Kabini river.
And for bird lovers and enthusiasts, we offer a guided
birding trip for a worm's eye view of the avian world.
And for culture vultures, there's no better way of
assimilating with the natives than by accompanying us
on a tribal village visit, to experience first hand the
hospitality of the Kurubas.
For those who've come with their kids, we have a
Children's Activity Centre with enough games and a
daily movie to keep them occupied while you enjoy your
Orange County, Kabini comes with all the
facilities you'd expect in a world class luxury
resort ... and then some more.
A scenic Reading Lounge, a traditional
Ayurvedic Spa and the timeless Infinity Pool
are designed to relax and rejuvenate your
body, mind and soul.
Our fine dining restaurant 'Honey Comb', named
after the honey gathering Jenu (Honey)
Kuruba tribe, lays out a platter of the cream of
international and regional cuisine
We also boast an Ayurvedic Spa, the
Vaidyasala, where age old healing secrets are
put to work in ironing out the kinks in your
Karnataka has evolved into a health
destination. Numerous speciality services,
different streams of heath care, state-ofthe-art equipment, hospitals of global
repute and the undeniable cost-advantage
have amped up Bangalore's health tourism
prospects. Right from allopathy to alternate
healing like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani,
Naturopathy, spas and other
unconventional forms of therapy are
offered in the city. Add a salubrious climate
that's conducive to healing and
recuperation to this, and you have a
thorough rejuvenation experience called
Ayurveda is regarded as the life science itself
and has found an exponent in Karnataka.
Along with a good number of respected
practitioners choosing Bangalore to set up
their facility, Karnataka also boasts some of
the most renowned premium ayurvedic
retreats. Add both national and international
spa brands to this, and you have what makes
Karnataka a rather unique ayurveda
Some of the best practices while on a
1. Carry your cameras.
2. Refrain from talking or making noise on spotting
3. Do not wear strong colognes or perfumes
4. Carry warm clothing during the evening safaris
5. During monsoon, carry rain gear and water proof
bags for cameras
6. Please carry insect repellents
Mumbai to Mysore (By bus)
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
Rs. 5760 (4 person)
Entry fee for Indian adults, 200 rupees,children
150 rupees. Entry fee for foreigners 1,000 rupees.
One hour minibus safari, run by the forest
department, 100 rupees. Handicam, 1,000
rupees. Large video camera, 1,000 rupees.
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Safaris take place in the early morning from 6
a.m to 9 a.m., and again in the afternoon
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m