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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikamagalur

(3.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area and a Project Tiger tiger reserve located 38km. northwest of Chikkamagaluru town in Karnataka state, India. Bhadra sanctuary has a wide range of flora and fauna and is a popular place for day outings. The 1875m above MSL Hebbe Giri is the highest peak in the sanctuary.GeographyBhadra sanctuary consists of two adjacent sections. The main western Lakkavalli-Muthodi section lies from 13˚22’ to 13˚47’ N latitude, 75˚29’ to 75˚45’ E longitude and the smaller eastern Bababudangiri section from 13˚30’ to 13˚33’ N latitude and 75˚44’ to 75˚47’ E longitude.Elevation varies from 615m to 1875m above MSL, the highest point being Kallathigiri on the eastern boundary. The sanctuary is surrounded by the scenic hills and steep slopes of the Mullayanagiri, Hebbegiri, Gangegiri and Bababudangiri hills. 1930m Mullayanagiri peak in the Baba Budan Giri Range near the southeast edge of the sanctuary is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.The 551ft high Hebbe Falls are in the eastern part of the sanctuary. The Manikyadhara Falls is located on the nearby sacred Baba Budan Giri HIll, The tributaries of the Bhadra river flow west through the sanctuary. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the Bhadra Reservoir and is part of its catchment area of 1968km2.
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  • You will need to be here atleast by 5:30 / 6 AM for you to get spot in the Jeep that travels first. There are two Jeeps that runs for safari and take an hour for them to come back to the base. The For...  more »
  • Was riding through the Bhadra Sanctuary. The roads are in poor condition. Good for off road biking lovers. The skyline views are awesome. The mountain ranges are too beautiful. Must visit place for wi...  more »
  • Not a gr8 place to be in .. too much waiting ... just 2 jeeps. Long waiting. If you really care reach by 2ish for 4.30 trip Stream near by was a respite.. Forest officials if you are listening..buckle...  more »
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  • Lovely place. Amazing for animal tracking however as you know it also depends on your luck. Nice road travel to this place and amazing numerous home stays on the way. An overnight stay in the forest guest house tents is a must. A British era well maintained bungalow in the middle of the forest is a good place to visit.
  • Bhadra wild sanctuary is located about 32 Kms from Chikmaglur. The drive from the town to the reserve through the mountain is good. As per the forest department, apart from many other animals and birds, this forest region Jas about 40 tigers. We had been there and enjoyed the safari thoroughly, though we didn't get to see any tiger. The drive through the green forest is worth enjoying. The jungle safari timings are between 6 and 9 am in the morning and 3.30 to 6 pm in the evening. The forest department charges 400 per person and the safari is in the department's Jeep. We can drive up to the entrance of the reserve in private vehicles, but the safari is strictly in the forest department's Jeep. It's a one hour safari. If you expect to watch tigers, chances are you may feel let down, but the drive from town to the reserve and the safari drive is worth enjoying the ride.
  • One should be lucky enough to site a Tiger here. My journey ended sighting few common animals. The experience was good. Hence the rating.
  • Visit to sanctuary arranged by Resort people. Could see wild animals like bisons and deers. But not lucky to to see a tiger :-(
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