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Explore the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Coorg
Located amidst beautiful mountains in Karnataka, Coorg is a hill station surrounded by misty landscapes. It serves as an ideal location for nature lovers. This extremely popular coffee producing destination, is also fondly referred to as “The Scotland of India.”
Other than its tranquil waterways, breathtaking scenery and notable locales, this quaint little town also boasts large expanses of unspoiled forests – home to exotic and rare wildlife. Coorg offers tourists an exclusive opportunity to explore nature and all that it holds. If you are planning to visit this beautiful destination, there are a few places to visit in Coorg that you absolutely must not skip, such as:
1. Brahmagiri Hills/Sanctuary:
The Brahmagiri sanctuary is located about 60 kilometres from Coorg. The area is covered in lush greenery and shola forest patches. It is home to wild animals like leopards, macaques, elephants, sloth bears and tigers. You are also allowed to camp in this region and spend some time amidst nature.
2. Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary:
This sanctuary is named after Talakaveri, the origin of the Cauvery River, which is situated on the eastern edge of this location. Strewn over 105 kilometres, this place has a distinct landscape, which makes it an instant hit amongst people who enjoy trekking. Apart from nurturing wildlife in this area, the river that gushes down this region also spurs growth of exotic flowers and plants that stun visitors with its grandeur.
3. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary:
Situated on the Western Ghats, this wildlife sanctuary has both dense and semi-evergreen forest areas. Due to the blooming flora and fauna in this region, it has been declared a World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to stay here, but you can plan a short visit and enjoy the mesmerising beauty on display.
4. Nagarhole National Park:
Also referred to as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, this place is known for its diverse range of flora and fauna as well as some stunning waterfalls, hills, valleys and streams that will take your breath away. If you are planning to go sightseeing in Coorg, make sure you visit this park as it will surely serve as the highlight of your trip. If you really want to soak in all that this park has to offer, book a safari ride that gives you an insight into this magnificent landmark.
This spectacular destination offers ample nature time. However, to better enjoy your trip and make the most of your vacation, it is important to book your stay in a comfortable Coorg resort.
The Club Mahindra Madikeri Resort in Coorg is one of the best resorts in Karnataka. It offers 220 apartments along with stunning views and all the amenities needed to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. But to be sure, you can check out the Club Mahindra reviews before making your reservations.
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