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Bhadra - Agumbe


Having a wide range of flora & fauna, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, declared as Tiger Reserve in 1998, is surrounded by scenic hills and steep slopes. It is a biodiversity hotspot, boasting more than 120 plant species, various species of mammals & reptiles, and more than 300 species of birds including both endemic and migratory.



Called ‘The Cherrapunji of the South’ after Cherrapunji in Northeast India, Agumbe is a small village which lies in a hilly, wet region of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The king cobra, an endangered species, is the station's flagship species. Agumbe provides an environment for large and small mammals such as the endangered lion-tailed macaque, and is a popular destination for bird watchers and photographers.



Location: Chikkamagaluru & Shimoga, Karnataka, India


Area: 492

Type of Forest : Moist Deciduous Forests


Min = 10 °C

Max = 35 °C

When To Go: April to February

Nearest City: Hassan

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead : Kadur, Hassan


Location: Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Area: 3

Vegetation: Southern Tropical Evergreen Forest


Min = 3.2 °C

Max = 37 °C

When To Go: October to March

Nearest City: Udupi

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead : Udupi

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