Welcome to Nagarhole National Park - India
Nagarhole is considered to be one of India's best National Parks. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it spreads across the districts of Kodagu and Mysore in south Karnataka and derives its name from the river Nagarahole that winds through the forests. It was recognized in 1955 as a Sanctuary and a National Park in 1975, when its area was increased to include a greater expanse of forest reserve. The terrain gently undulates with lush greenery with swamps and streams abounding. The forests are generally thick moist deciduous jungle and with its well-endowed topography, the Park makes an ideal habitat for wildlife.
Like other Parks, the original forests of Nagarhole used to once be an exclusive hunting preserve of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore. Today, it is home to the Elephant, Tiger, Four-horned Antelope, Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Civet, Spotted Deer, Wild Dog, Flying Fox, Panther, Gaur, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Bonnet Macaque, Pangolin and over 250 species of birds.