Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandya

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The Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka, India. The Cauvery River passes through its midst. It was established on 14 January 1987 under Section 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1973 with the objective of providing protection, conservation and development of Wildlife and its environment. The sanctuary spans an area of. On its east, it adjoins Dharmapuri forest division of Tamil Nadu state.The forest types in the sanctuary are of dry deciduous forest, southern tropical dry thorn and riverine forests; Terminalia arjuna and jambul are the two major species of trees.Among the many faunal species found in the sanctuary, malabar giant squirrel (Ratufa indica maxima), grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) are under the highly endangered category. The sanctuary is also home to many reptile species, 280 bird species which include 19 new species and 25 bird species of Malayan Tropical Dry Zone.GeographyThe sanctuary, established on 14 January 1987 under Section 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1973, is spread over an area of It lies in an elevation range of 125- with its northern and southern boundary delimited by the Cauvery River on the Eastern Ghats, which drains from west to east. Its eastern and northeastern borders are bounded by the Tamil Nadu state. The river forms the interstate boundary between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states over a river reach of with dense forests on both banks. The sanctuary is named after the Cauvery River which flows through it over a total length of. Important places along the river stretch flowing through the sanctuary covering its forested central and eastern parts are the Hogenakal Falls, Mekedatu, and Sangam
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  • I drove from Bangalore via Hosur and Dhenkonkottai. The drive is great and weather is cool. Its very likely to find elephants inside. The hairpin bend between Panchapally dam to Bettamugilalam is mind...  more »
  • There are so many sanctuaries in India and this is one of them .. Though this is not much to be talked bout .. Can be missed  more »
  • Having been to other wildlife sanctuaries in southern India, like B.R.Hills, Cauvery sanctuary near Malemadeshwara hills looked pale. Perhaps due to scorching summer sun, but not many protected animal...  more »
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  • A nice get away from your weekend life. A roadtrip with your friends will definitely fill you with energy and enthusiasm. Parking is not decent at the entrance point. U have to coperate with the security available there.nominal entry charges. Also during flood time, entry is not allowed.
  • One of the best trip with family and drive through the forest. Close s at 6 so reach before on check post office. Watch out for elephants. It's around little more than 100 kms from Bengaluru.
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  • It is just a checkpost. You can enter your name at the checkpost and start your journey. The road leads to Bheemeshwari adventure camp and then to a small village called Muttatti. Only people who want go to one of these places take this road. There are other better places if your aim is just to feel the forest. The road passes through the jungle. Nice greenery and river sound. You can spot monkeys, some deers, wild boars n pigs. Well, don’t stop anywhere in the middle of jungle and go near the river. You might not come back , there are crocodiles!! 🐊
  • Tucked away amidst mountains, valleys, a mighty river, jungle sounds, and lush greenery, the sanctuary is an idyllic getaway where anglers and nature enthusiasts can get a whiff of raw adventure and a view of the majestic Cauvery as it bounces over jagged rocks. Here, you can trek to the top of the hill to get a panoramic view of the Cauvery flowing through the picturesque valley below. You could also visit the ruins of the magnificent sculpted Shiva temple, a place of worship for the local Soliga tribes, raft down the rapids of the Cauvery, or even indulge in a game of fishing.
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