Experience Wildlife Adventures with Nagarhole Holiday Packages
Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a national park
situated in Mysore district and Kodagu district in the southern state of Karnataka. It
sprawls over an area of 643 square kilometers, situated to the north-west of Bandipur
National Park. The Kabini reservoir separates the two parks. The park has rich forest
cover, hills, small streams, waterfalls and valleys. The park has a healthy tiger-
predator ratio, with many tigers, elephants and Indian bisons. In short, Nagarhole is a
paradise for nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts. If you are looking for any
such destination, then choose any of the Nagarhole holiday packages available on
EaseMyTrip.in and get ready for your adventure trip. On your Nagarhole tour, you can
enjoy wide range of activities. So, be ready for a Nagarhole vacation that will add to
your lifetime memory.
Things to Do in Nagarhole
This national park has a rich wildlife, which includes four-horned antelope, civet, sloth
bear, spotted deer, flying fox, elephant, tiger, gaur (Indian bison), panther, Sambhar,
bonnet macaque, black-naped hare, wild boar and pangolin that makes it an ideal
destination for the wildlife lovers. Cobras, kraits, vipers, pythons, and various species of
lizards can also be spotted in the forests.
With elephant safari, you can experience variants of wildlife and get a chance to spot
exotic animals and different kinds of birds. The safaris commence from the range office
inside the park. The forest department also organizes for elephant rides that last for
about 30 minutes.
The forest department in Nagarhole offers minibus safari in the national reserve.
Jeep safaris inside the park are also allowed, only if you have brought your own jeep.
Otherwise, you need to seek the permission from the forest department. You must take
a guide along with you for a jeep safari. The park and safari timings are 6 to 8 in the
morning and 3 to 5.30 in the evening.
This park has a sizeable population of birds. It houses over 250 species of birds
making it a sought-after destination for the birdwatchers. Bird watchers can spot
some rare species of birds in the park. Some of the most seen bird species are the
common babbler, bulbul, bee-eater, crested serpent, peacock, hornbill, woodpecker,
eagle, great Indian reed and the southern tree pie. In short, this park is a heaven for
environmentalists and wildlife lovers.
Another exciting fun-filled activity to enjoy in the park is 'boating'. You can take a
relaxing boat ride through the Kabini River's backwater to see crocodiles, birds and
various other animals. You can also opt for an overnight stay in the river lodge for a
complete experience of the natural habitat.
Best Time to Visit Nagarhole
The weather of Nagarhole National Park is moderate throughout the year. Summers are
somewhat warm with an average temperature of 33 degree C. The summer season is
of two months (March to April). It experience extreme heat and thus, the park remains
closed in the hot season. The winter season commences from November and lasts
till January and the minimum temperature can drop to a low of 14 degree C. The
winters are very comfortable and pleasant. The monsoon season begins from June
and continues till September and should be avoid because of the humidity and heavy
downpour. The ideal time to explore this park is between the months of November and
February. During the months of January and February, the weather is chilly and it is
advised to take warm clothing with you. So, plan your Nagarhole trip during the suitable
How to Reach Nagarhole
Booked your Nagarhole holiday packages and worried about how to reach there?
Then read on to know the means of transportation to reach here.
The closest domestic airport to the park is Mysore Airport (96 KM), while the Bangalore
Airport is the nearest international airport (236 KM - around 5 hrs from the park).
Regular flights from all parts of India connect to Bangalore and it is connected to major
international cities as well. You can hire private taxis or cars to reach the national park
The major railhead close to Nagarhole is Mysore (80 KM). Mysore is well-connected to
Bangalore by state run buses and to the rest of the cities of the state.
The nearest town to the park is Kutta - 7 KM away. Other major towns that are
accessible by road are Mysore (80 KM), Madikeri (93 KM) and Bangalore (236 KM).
State run buses offer good connectivity from rest of the parts of Karnataka. Choose any
of the Nagarhole travel mode and enjoy a wonderful holiday.