District : Chickmagalur State : Karnataka

BHADRA WILDLIFE SANTUARY

The district with dense tropical evergreen forests interspersed with lush grassy slopes is endowed with a rich and varied fauna, abundantly seen at the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, 38 kms north - west of  Chickmagalur town.  The sanctuary surrounded by hills has the tributaries  of the Bhadra river flowing through it.  The western border of the sanctuary abuts the back waters of the Bhadra Reservoir which has a catchment area of  1,968 kms. surrounded by scenic hills and steep slopes.  A diverse and exciting range in wild life is found here - bison, elephants, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, wild beer, porcupine, birds like the peacock, parrot, partridge, pigeon, etc. and reptiles such as cobra, python etc.  All these wild beasts can be viewed while driving along the 150 km long roads maintained inside the sanctuary.

Lakkavalli Reservoir

Where to stay :    Bhadra Abhayaranya Tent, Muthodi.