Nagarhole park is located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka, India. Since it is one among India’s premier Tiger Reserves along side the adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
It is declared as the 37th Tiger project. Therefore it is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km, including all of Nagarhole park but is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
The park ranges the foothills of the Western Ghats spreading down the Brahmagiri hills and south towards Kerala state. It lies between the latitudes 12°15’37.69″N and longitudes 76°17’34.4″E. In the north-west of Bandipur park, the park covers 643 km. Kabini reservoir divided the two parks. The park has the elevations ranging from 687 to 960 m. It is 50 km from the most city of Mysore and 220 km from the Karnataka capital of Bengaluru. Together with the adjoining Bandipur park 870 km, Mudumalai park 320 km and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary 344 km, it forms the foremost important protected area in Southern India, totalling 2,183 km.
The park has got its name from naga which means snake and hole, pertaining to streams. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of the Wodeyar dynasty but the previous rulers of the dominion of Mysore.
The town is that the second largest within the Nilgiri Hills after Ooty, the district headquarters. Coonoor has Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Others. 0.05% of the respondents follow no religion or didn’t state their religion.Since the Coonoor town is widely divided into two geographies, they are Lower Coonoor and Upper Coonoor. Lower Coonoor hosts the most bus terminal because the railroad station as also the bustling market complex. Locations like UPASI, Bedford, and Sim’s Park belongs to upper coonoor.