Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is a wildlife reserve and is also known as Rajiv Gandhi national park which is an important tiger reserve in Karnataka. The name of the Nagarhole is derived from two Kannada name Nagar means "snake" and hole meaning streams. The name accurately captures the essence of this national park which is home to dense tropical woods that stretch eastward through its core and a few meandering streams. The sanctuary, which is home to the world's largest herd of Asiatic elephants as well as countless kinds of birds, flora, and wildlife including large carnivores, reptiles, gaurs, deer, bears, and lesser animals is a significant hub for conservation under Project Tiger and Project Elephant. Ranking after the Corbett and Kaziranga tiger reserves respectively, it is one of the nation's high density tiger populations. This area is home to a variety of trees, including teak, sandalwood, and rosewood. The dry deciduous forest is home to a variety of tree species, including axle wood, Indian Kino Tree, Lagerstroemia lanceolata, and crocodile bark. For those who enjoy watching birds, it also presents an opportunity because to its incredible variety.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Nagarhole National Park is from October to February.

Opening & closing time:

It’s open every day from Morning: 6:45 am – 8:45 am
Evening: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Entry Fee:

For Indians: Rs 150 per person
For foreigners: Rs 1500 per person

How to reach Nagarhole National Park:

By Air : The nearest airport is Mysore and the nearest international airport is Bangalore.

By Train :The nearest railway station is the Mysore Junction.

By Road :Many buses are available from major cities in Karnataka.


1. When is the ideal time to go to the Nagarhole National Park?

The months of October through February are the ideal times to visit Nagarhole National Park.

2. What kinds of wildlife might I expect to see in the park?

Numerous bird species as well as tigers, leopards, elephants, gaurs, and different primates can be spotted.

3. Is a safari reservation required in advance?

Yes, securing a safari permit in advance is strongly advised.

4. Is it allowed to enter the park in my own car?

In general, private cars are not permitted inside the park's main areas for safari tours to see animals, visitors must use specially designed safari vehicles.