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Nagarhole National Park : SOUTHERN INDIA

Also known as Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park gets its name from the Nagara Hole (Snake River in Kannada) which runs eastwards through its centre. Nagarahole river flows through the park before it joins the Kabini river that also acts as a boundary between Nagarahole and Bandipur. The park covers an area of about 575 km. he Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala adjoins to the Southeast.

These forests are dominated by teak and rosewood. The eastern limits of the park consist of regenerating dry deciduous forests. The west region of the park contains tropical moist and semi-evergreen forests. Interspersed with these forests are swampy fallows called hadlus, which are dominated by grasses and are favoured grazing areas of many wild herbivores.

One of the most famous species of mammals found in this park is the Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus).

Location
Foothills of the Western Ghats spreading down the Brahmagiri hills and south towards Kerala state
Nearest Rail Head
Mysore railway station
Nearest Airport
Mysore - Bangalore-
Area
Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi),
Vegetation
The scrub jungles consist of stunted trees, bushes and open grassy patches.
Established
1999
Major Wildlife Attractions
Asian elephant, gaur, sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four horned antelope, wild pig, black naped hare and the Indian porcupine, tigers
Best Time to visit
January till December