Ooty Coorg Packages. Nagarhole park is located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka. This is the 37th Tiger project of India in 1999.Since, It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
The park covers 643 km2 (248 sq mi) located to the north-west of Bandipur park. The Kabini reservoir separates the two parks. Elevations of the park range from 687 to 960 m (2,254 to 3,150 ft).
The park derives its name from naga, meaning snake and hole but pertaining to streams. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of the Wodeyar dynasty, the previous rulers of the dominion of Mysore. It was found out in 1955 as a wildlife sanctuary and later its area increased to 643.39 km (399.78 mi). Therefore, It was upgraded into a park in 1988.
Climate and ecology
Lakshman tirtha river, Sarati Hole, Nagar Hole, Balle Halla,are the main water sources, 47 seasonal streams,but four small perennial lakes, 41 artificial tanks, several swamps, Taraka Dam and the Kabini reservoir.
The main trees found here are the commercially important rosewood, teak, sandalwood and Grevillela parallela. Since, These forests have some conspicuous tree species like golden shower tree, flame of the forest and clumping bamboo.
The park protects the wildlife of Karnataka. The important predators and carnivores in Nagarhole park are the Bengal tiger , Indian leopard, Ussuri dhole (Cuon alpinus alpinus), Melursus ursinus and therefore the Hyaena hyaena (Hyaena hyaena). Nagarhole park provides a chance to ascertain a number of the southern population of gaur (jungle bison). Also, this park in Karnataka may be a good place to ascertain elephants within the luxuriant forests and bamboo thickets which they most enjoy.
Their total population in southern India is now about 6500, nearly all living within the area where Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala adjoin within the shadow of the Western Ghats. Other mammals includes the grey langur (Presbytes entellus), bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata), Felis chaus , Loris gracilis (Loris tadigradus), Felis bengalensis (Felis bengalensis), civet (Viverricula indica and Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Besides the big sort of woodland birds, there are large congregations of waterfowl within the Kabini river.