Nagarhole National Park
From Bangalore, it is about 230 KMs. It is close to Madikeri (Coorg) and approach is through Mysore. From Mysore, it is about 90 KMs.
Nagarhole gets its name from the snake like river that flows across this dense forest. The Nagarhole means the "Serpent River". It is a tributary to Kabini.
This tiger reserve is also officially known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
There are other options available to stay at Nagarhole. This includes resorts at the entrance of the park (Veerahosanahalli). But only the forest guset house is located deep inside the park and though facilities are quite basic in nature, it gives a good feeling to be in midst of nature and wildlife.
This is a good thing about Nagarhole, the main forest reserve office and the forest guest house (where the safaris start from) is located deep inside the park. It means that visitors can pass through quite a bit of the park area on their own, and are staying deep inside the dense forest, if get a reservation for forest guest house.
|grazing in peace|
|Dhole (Wild Dog) pack|
|road between the giant tree|
|Deer Herd near forest guest house|