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Karnataka Wildlife Tour
Karnataka in the southern part of India with all its richness in culture and traditional splendour is also one of the fastest developing states in terms of industries and facilities. Karnataka is also known as the Capital of Incense Sticks, Arecanut, Silk, Coffee and Sandal Wood. All this is apart from the fact that it has been the Cultural Center for hundreds of years and its proof stands spread across the state attracting millions of tourists from all the corners of the world to Karnataka.
Wildlife in Karnataka :
Karnataka has rich flora and fauna, which are her priceless possessions. The State owns some of the largest jungle tracts south of the Vindhyas. Karnataka has a wide variety of vegetation and animals as one can find majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains. Some of the jungles are reserves preserved by former rulers and local people.
Bandipur Wildlife Santuary :
Section of the lushly green Deccan Plateau, Bandipur, in Karnataka, offers a rich and diverse 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 Karnataka. 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. Bandipur, lying in the shadow of the Western Ghats, is one of the finest habitats of the Asian elephant.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary :
At Ranganthittu you will enjoy your holiday with some glorious sights. The sanctuary is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is home to a wide variety of animals like Crocodiles, otters and flocks of birds. Exotic birds that come all the way from Siberia, Australia, and even North America can be found here. You may see rare species of birds like the white ibis, egret, heron, patridge or even the cormorant.
Nagarahole Wildlife Sanctuary :
Nagarahole is situated in the picturesque districts of Kodagu and Mysore in southern Karnataka. The forest is home to animals like the four-horned antelope, sloth bear, jungle cat, civet, spotted deer, elephant, wild dog, flying fox, tiger, panther, gaur (Indian bison), sambhar, wild boar, black-naped hare, bonnet macaque, and pangolin amidst lush green vegetation, swamps and numerous water resources.
Bannerghatta Wildlife Sanctuary :
Bannerghatta National Park lying 22 km from Bangalore is 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. A trip to Bannerghata National Park promises to be a memorable experience, for nature, history, botany and wildlife buffs.
Bhimeshwari Sanctuary :
The Bhimeshwari lies between the twin falls of Barachukki and Gaganachukki and the Mekedatu fall. A perfect picnic spot, where nature is at its best. It is the natural habitat for the Mahseer fish and is also known Asian Elephant at Bandipur National Parkas fishing destination. A variety of exciting animals that can be found here are herds of elephants, Deers, wild Boars, Monkeys, Jackals, Crocodiles, Otters and even Leopards. And a number of species of birds like Heron, Ibis, Cormorant and Kingfisher are found here.
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