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Karnataka -- Karnataka Wildlife
The sparkling blue waters of Cauvery
wind through rocks and ravines and fall off the Deccan Plateau to form the twin
falls of Barachukki and Gaganachukki. About 35 kms downstream is yet another set
of falls called Mekedatu. Lying between these breathtaking cascades is Bhimeshwari.
A perfect picnic spot. Where nature has created a natural habitat for the Mahseer
fish and a variety of exciting animals.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary
When 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 surprises. Crocodiles basking under the sun, others
running free, flocks of birds gathered on tiny islands. Ranganthittu is indeed
a visual delight. And the excitement continues. Wherever you turn, you'll find
exotic birds. Birds that come all the way from Siberia, Australia and even North
America. So when you're on the cane boats just be ready for a 'fluttering' surprise.
It may be the open-bill stork, the white ibis, egret, heron, patridge or even
the cormorant trying to say hello! Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Mysterious. Magical. And mind blowing. The secrets of the jungle unwind as you
go deep into the seemingly silent forest. Birds whistle their favourite songs.
Monkeys chatter incessantly. Elephants trumpet in delight
to discover their magnificent land. Biligiri Rangana Hills
At a height of 5,091 ft., this resort is a must for wildlife lovers. Dancing trees,
whistling winds and swirling streams form a back drop to some very rare animals
- gaur, chital, sambar, bears, elephants, panthers, tigers. And if you're looking
for a place that is calm and peaceful, the Biligirirangaswamy Temples is the right
place. The serene surroundings, the soft reverberations of the bells and the songs
of the birds in the background at this complex are sure to rejuvenate your souls.
You may also find the Soligas, native tribes of thisrange, singing a sprightly
folk song or dancing to a brisk tune. While on your visit, make sure you don't
miss the Ratha festival, held during 'Vaishaka' in the month of April.
Far from the din of the city, lies a calm, peaceful land all
by itself. Nestling some very rare animals and birds. The Bandipur National Park
is one of the most fascinating wild - life centre. Established in 1931 by the
Mysore Maharajhas, this park is nestled in the foothills of the Nilgiris. As you
penetrate deep into the forests through the well laid - out roads, you can almost
hear the mute conversations between the animals and the trees. They say that the
flora and fauna here exist in perfect harmony. And it is because of this that
the spot here was chosen as a centre for the Project Tiger. And since then the
tiger population has almost doubled! Nagarhole National Park
Located in the Kodagu and Mysore districts is a fresh, green world rich in forests,
little streams, undulating valleys and fascinating waterfalls. The Nagarhole National
Park. A perfect get-away for nature-lovers. Deriving its name from Kannada, 'Naga'
meaning snake and 'hole' referring to streams, Nagarhole is truly a delightful
spot, bubbling with the activity of some of the most magnificent animals and trees.