Nagarhole is part of the vast Nilgiri Biosphere which stretches across the 3 southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and is the premier region for wildlife in the south of India.
The flora and fauna population has improved with a highlight to the tigers, leopards and wild dogs which were endangered earlier. The avian life is also rich and one needs to have an avid birdwatcher with you to really experience the multitude of birds flying in this National Park.
Kabini has become a highlight in Indian wildlife tourism map because you can have sightings in the very natural setting which is a distinction from other Indian parks which are more touristy.
Resorts here offers superb jeep safaris and has knowledgeable naturalists who are well versed in where to find all kinds of animals large and small around the Park. They also have their own boat which makes afternoon trips on Kabini Lake where you would be very unlucky not to see large numbers of elephants.
Leopards and sloth bears are sighted quite frequently in the area around Kabini and tigers are also seen here by the lucky few! In between safaris the facilities at resorts are superb - relax by the pool or in your hammock, star gaze at night or take a walk in the nearby forest.
Safari Timings: Morning : 6.30 a.m to 8.30 a.m, Evening : 3.30 p.m to 5.30 p.m for one hour Ride.
The above timings are subject to change anytime based on the weather, heavy rains, vehicles booked on that particular day / date etc.
Though Nagarhole has a tropical climate around the year it is best to follow the below chart which will help in planning trip to this wonderful National Park.
Best Time to Visit
Summer (March - May) : More chances to witness the wild animals as the animals of the sanctuary comes out for their food and water as the waterholes will be dry. The temperature during this period does not exceed 33 degrees Celsius.
Monsoon (June - September) : golden city. Monsoon hit heavily this period and rainfall of about 1,500 mm between these months. Since the forest gets muddy and immerse all kind of activities like Trekking, safaris and wildlife excursions should be avoided.
Winter (November - January) : Best time to enjoy the nature abundance and wild heritage. The chilling weather and the greenish throughout is a perfect time to delight.
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