Best Karnataka Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover Some of the best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in Karnataka
The state of Karnataka in South India has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 38720 km2 which constitutes 20.19% of the total geographical area of the state. These forests support 25% of the elephant population and 20% of the tiger population of India.

Bird Sanctuaries in Karnataka

Painted stork
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Mandya
  • Known as: Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka
  • Species: Painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag etc.
  • Location: Mysore
  • Known as: Parrot Park
  • Species: Scarlet macaw, Great Military Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Blue-and-gold macaw, Green-winged macaw, Ruby macaw, Harlequin macaw etc.
painted stork
Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Mandya
  • Species:pelicans, painted stork, little cormorant, black ibis, grey heron, black-crowned night heron and Indian pond heron

National Parks in Karnataka

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala.
  • Famous for: Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard.
Mysore Zoo
  • Location: Mysore
  • Famous for: Antelopes, Chimpanzee, Giraffes, Gorillas, Bears, Birds, Cheetah, Jaguar, Tiger, Lion etc.
Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Location: Coorg
  • Famous for: Elephants

Safari in Karnataka

Bannerghatta National Park
  • Location: Banglore
  • Famous for: Elephants, python, hippopotamus, peacock, cobras, spotted deer, fox, leopards etc
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Dandeli
  • Famous for: panthers, tigers, gaurs, wild dogs, elephants, civet cats, bison, jackals, langurs etc.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala
  • Famous for: elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard.
Nagarhole National Park
  • Location: Coorg
  • Famous for: Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Ussuri dhole, sloth bear and the striped hyena
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Chikkamagaluru
  • Famous for: elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, sloth bear etc.
spotted deer
Bandipur National Park
  • Location: Gundlupet
  • Famous for: harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species.

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