Best Karnataka Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks by categories in Karnataka
The state of Karnataka in South India has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 38720 km2 which constitutes 20.19% of the total geographical area of the state. These forests support 25% of the elephant population and 20% of the tiger population of India.

Bird Sanctuaries in Karnataka

Painted stork
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Mandya
  • Known as: Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka
  • Species: Painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, spot-billed pelican and heron breed
Macaw
Shukavana
  • Location: Mysore
  • Known as: Parrot Park
  • Species: Scarlet macaw, Great Military Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Blue-and-gold macaw, Green-winged macaw, Ruby macaw, Harlequin macaw, Blue-throated macaw, Verde macaw, Catalina macaw
painted stork
Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Mandya
  • Species:pelicans, painted stork, little cormorant, black ibis, grey heron, black-crowned night heron and Indian pond heron

National Parks in Karnataka

elephant
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala.
  • Famous for: Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard.
Mysore Zoo
  • Location: Mysore
  • Famous for: Antelopes, Chimpanzee, Giraffes, Gorillas, Bears, Birds, Cheetah, Jaguar, Tiger, Lion and small cats like Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Elephants, Hippopotamus
Elephant
Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Location: Coorg
  • Famous for: Elephants

Safari in Karnataka

Tiger
Bannerghatta National Park
  • Location: Banglore
  • Famous for: Elephants, python, hippopotamus, peacock, cobras, spotted deer, fox, leopards etc
spotted deer
Bandipur National Park
  • Location: Gundlupet
  • Famous for: harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species.
Tiger
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Dandeli
  • Famous for: panthers, tigers, gaurs, wild dogs, elephants, civet cats, bison, jackals, langurs, mouse deer, sloth bear and giant flying squirrels etc.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala
  • Famous for: elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard.
elephant
Nagarhole National Park
  • Location: Coorg
  • Famous for: Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Ussuri dhole, sloth bear and the striped hyena
tiger
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Chikkamagaluru
  • Famous for: elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, mongoose, porcupine, jackal

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