winding ghat road and its spellbinding view ascends to an altitude
of 826 m. Here lies Agumbe, situated around 32 km from
Thirthahalli in Shimoga district. The site is noted for its
Viewed from a platform the many hues of twilight and the setting
sun are at their best during the months of November, December and
Gaur. Part of the lushly-forested Deccan Plateau, Bandipur, in
Karnataka, offers a rich and varied wildlife habitat. It is a part
of a larger national park, which also includes the neighbouring
wildlife sanctuaries, of Mudumalaiin Tamil Nadu and Wynad in
Kerala. This sanctuary is one of the 15 sanctuaries selected
across India for Project Tiger, a scheme launched in 1973, by the
World Wildlife Fund for Nature, to save the tiger and its habitat.
in 1971, the Bannerghatta National Park lies 22 kms. from
Bangalore. Teeming with exotic
species of wildlife, the park
boasts of an astonishing variety of trees like sandal, jalari,
chujjullu, neem, tamarind, zizyphus amongst others. The 104 sq
km-park includes ten reserve forests of Anekal Range of the
Bangalore Forest Division. It is surrounded by scenic hills, with
many ancient temples perched on them.
is derived from the combination of two Kannada words-'nagar'
meaning snake and 'hole' meaning streams and true to its name a
number of streams snake through its rich tropical forests.
is situated in the picturesque districts of Kodagu and Mysore in
southern Karnataka. The Nagarahole National Park was first set up
in 1955. In 1975 its area was increased to include a greater
expanse of forest reserve.
you take a holiday to Ranganthittu, you're treated to some
glorious sights. Yes, the Sanctuary here is a paradise for
wildlife enthusiasts. Just glance around and you'll find a host of
Crocodiles basking under the sun, otters running free, flocks of
birds gathered on tiny islands, all these make Ranganthittu a
visual delight. And the excitement continues. Wherever you turn,
you'll find exotic birds.
beautiful, quiet waterfall is 25 km from Dharmapuri and 80 km from
Bangalore towards Salem. Here the Cauvery River enters the plains
and the river dashing against the rocks is a great sight.
Hogenakkal is a riverside spa where, according to its devotees,
good health can be had for the asking. The sound of the Cauvery,
roaring between rocky banks, is a constant presence in most places
Hogenakkal. The river, here flows through a wooded valley,
splitting and merging and splitting again around rocks, and little
islands with towering trees, and boulder-strewn out crops, which
are covered only when the river is in spate with the rains of the
monsoon. People cross the current-rippled waters in circular
basket boats covered in buffalo hide or plastic.
(60 kms from Honnavar), a hamlet of Kargal village is famous for
its magnificent waterfalls. It is Indias tallest water fall.
Sharavati river flowing over a rocky bed takes a spectacular leap
from a height of 292 meters and divides into 4 smaller ones known
as the Raja, Rani Rocket and Roarer presenting a glorious view.