Friday, March 6, 2009
Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Karnataka
Bhadra Tiger Reserve, 24th addition to the Indian Tiger Project of 1998-99 is 30 km from Shimoga, in the Shimoga-Chikmagalur district and spread over 492.46 sq km.
Although not very large in area, the Bhadra valley has tigers and elephants, wild boar, gaur, chital, shambar. sloth bear, cheetah and various species of reptiles and birds in its tropical rain forest.
Accomodation in Bhadra Tiger Reserve:
Forest Rest House, PWD Bungalow and Circuit house are available for staying here.
How to reach Bhadra tiger reserve:
Bhadra is accessible all the year round, but the touring season is November to March. The nearest rail station is at Tarikere (20 km). The distance of Bhadra valley from Bangalore 255 km, Mangalore 218 km, Chikmagalur 38 km, Kemmanagundi 60 km. Enthusiasts may also see the Kalahasti Waterfalls, 10 km from Tarikere.
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