"Nagarahole is named after Nagarahole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally constituted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. Kms and subsequently enlarged to include the adjoining areas of Mysore district and now extends over an area of 643.39 sq. kms which was given the status of a National Park in 1983.
The birth of Nagarahole National Park can be traced to the notification of 285 Sq. km. Game Reserve way back in 1955, which included the reserve forests of Arkeri, Hatgat and Nalkeri in Kodagu. Subsequently, in 1974, reserved forests from the adjoining Mysore district were added to the Nagarahole Game Reserve, which was upgraded to the status of a National Park covering 643 sq. km" Read more about Nagarhole National Park Kabini
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
By Air: The nearest airports are in Bangalore By Rail: The nearest station is in the city of Mysore.By Road: The park is well connected by roads and distances with various cities can be calculated as follows: Madikeri (138 km), Mysore (77 km) and Bangalore (227 km)
From Mysore, either get a Taxi/Cab or get onto any Bus that goes to Manatvadi (Kerala) (Either Karnataka State Transport or Kerala State Transport (and supposed be every ½ hr) and get down at Karapura and call your respective Resort and they will come and pick you up.
To go to Damankatte gate (Antharsanthe) forest department safari point [12.014335, 76.257783] just head towards as if you are going towards Kabini River Lodges but before you there, you will hit the forest gate where there are boards to take left for JLR Kabini, Serai Kabini, etc and this safari point is jsut less than a km backwards and on the left (& right after a restaurant called Tasty). It is approx 12 kms from Kabini JLR and closer to Mysore.